If you get a buzz from reading Orion's posts at Search Engine Watch forums, or you enjoy listening to Orion (Dr. Garcia) speak then your going to love a new conference coming up. Orion's friends consisting of:
Carey Priebe, Chair (Johns Hopkins University, Center for Imaging Science/Applied Mathematics and Statistics) Damianos Karakos (Johns Hopkins University, Center for Language and Speech Processing) Mauro Maggioni (Yale University, Mathematics/Program in Applied Mathematics) David Marchette (Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren, VA)
Will be holding a Document Space Workshop at UCLA during January 23 - 27, 2006.
"This workshop on Document Space has the goal of bringing together researchers in Mathematics, Statistics, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Linguistics; the hope is that a unified theory describing "document space" will emerge that will become the vehicle for the development of algorithms for tackling efficiently (both in accuracy and computational complexity) the challenges mentioned above.
If you are unsure or if you have questions, please join the thread at