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Call for Participation - Intelligent Information Access (Cagliari, December 9-11, 2008)

From: Eloisa Vargiu <vargiu@diee.unica.it>
Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2008 18:07:52 +0100
Message-ID: <491DB068.9080906@diee.unica.it>
To: www-rdf-logic@w3.org
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Intelligent Information Access
(http://iasc2.diee.unica.it/iia2008/)
Cagliari, December 9-11, 2008

In memory of Fiorella de Rosis
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Intelligent Information Access tries to overcome limitations of current 
search devices:
- by providing personalized information items and products/services 
recommendations.
They usually take advantage of input coming directly or indirectly from 
users and,
based on their needs, preferences and usage patterns, make easier the 
information
search and decision processes
- by leveraging the search process from a lexical to a semantic level
Information Filtering systems, specifically recommender systems, have 
been revolutionizing
the way information seekers find what they want, because they 
effectively prune large
information spaces and help users in selecting items that best meet 
their needs and tastes.
Recommender systems strongly rely on the use of various machine learning 
tools and algorithms
for learning how to rank items or predict the user evaluation on items.
Information Retrieval systems, on the other hand, are also trying to 
address similar filtering
and ranking problems for information items, such as links, pages, and 
documents. But they
generally focus on the development of global retrieval techniques, often 
neglecting the
individual needs and preferences of users.
This workshop has a mixed emphasis– researchers from leading companies 
will offer their
vision of the future, while researchers from academia will focus on 
challenges and opportunities
that lie ahead.

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SCIENTIFIC ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
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Maurizio Agelli, CRS4, Italy
Giuliano Armano, DIEE, University of Cagliari, Italy
Giovanni Semeraro, DIB, University of Bari, Italy

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IMPORTANT DATES
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9-11 Worokshop

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LOCATION
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Sardegna Ricerche, Scientific and Technological Park, Building 2 - 
Auditorium
Loc. Piscinamanna,09010 PULA (CA), Italy

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PROGRAM
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Tuesday December 9
h.12.00-13:00 Registration
h.13.00-14.30 Lunch
h.14.30-16.00 Invited Speaker
Giambattista Amati (Fondaz. Ugo Bordoni)
“Contextual retrieval: the topical opinion retrieval case study”
h.16.00-16.30 Coffee break
h.16.30-18.30 Invited Speaker
Alessandro Chessa (Univ. of Cagliari)
“Complex Networks Analysis: a new ‘intelligent’ way to extract 
information from highly interacting systems”

Wednesday December 10
h.9.00-10.30 Invited Speaker
Andreas Hotho (Univ. of Kassel)
“Data Mining in Tagging Systems”
h.10.30-11.00 Coffee break
h. 11.00-13.00 Invited Speaker
Claudio Carpineto (Fondaz. Ugo Bordoni)
“Web Clustering Engines: Issues, Systems, Problems, and New Directions”
h.13.00-14.30 Lunch
h.14.30-16.00 Invited Speaker
Francesco Ricci (Free Univ. of Bozen-Bolzano)
“Recommender Systems”
h.16.00-16.30 Coffee break
h.16.30-18.00 Invited Speaker
Carlo Strapparava (Fondaz. Bruno Kessler)
“Detection and generation of emotions in texts”

Thursday December 11
h.9.00-10.30 Invited Speaker
Vittoria Colizza (ISI)
“Epidemic spreading in complex environments”
h.10.30-11.00 Coffee break
h. 11.00-13.00 Invited Speaker (to be announced)
h.13.00-14.30 Lunch
h.14.30-16.00 Invited Speaker
Bettina Berendt (KU Leuven)
“Users - enablers or hindrances of Intelligent Information Access?”
h.16.00-16.30 Coffee break
h.16.30-18.00
Maria Teresa Pazienza (Univ. of Roma “Tor Vergata”)
“Ontological knowledge and linguistic information”

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REGISTRATION
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Partiticipation is free of charge!
Registration: http://iasc2.diee.unica.it/iia2008/index.php/registration/




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