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WIRI2006 Workshop @ICDE2006: Call for Participation

From: George Pallis <gpallis@ccf.auth.gr>
Date: Fri, 10 Mar 2006 10:13:00 +0200
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 *** CALL FOR PARTICIPATION ***

                      WIRI 2006
        2nd International Workshop on Challenges
      in Web Information Retrieval and Integration 

            April 3rd, 2006, Atlanta, Georgia
    (in conjunction with ICDE 2006, Atlanta, Georgia)

            http://research.nii.ac.jp/WIRI/

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Program Overview

*** Invited Talk:
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Object-level Vertical Search
      Wei-Ying Ma 
      Senior Researcher/Research Manager, 
      Web Search and Mining Group Microsoft Research Asia, Beijing 

Current Web search engines can be considered page-level general search
systems with the main function of ranking web pages according to the
relevance of given queries. However, we see an opportunity of further
improving search technologies by developing specialty search engines
that go deeper into vertical domains to provide more precise answers
in search results. Vertical search will also be able to provide more
relevant and intelligent search results since the method can data-mine
associations and relations within data. In this talk, I will introduce
the current status of web search and discuss this new trend toward
building what I call "object-level vertical search engines." The
research problems we need to address include large- scale web
classification, structured data extraction, and information
aggregation and integration from a variety of sources, including data
feeds and crawl. I will introduce recent research progress at MSR Asia
and show how we are applying our developed technologies to build more
advanced vertical search engines for such areas as shopping, academic
search, and multimedia.

Complete Program:
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F: Full presentation (20 minutes) 
S: Short presentation (15 minutes)

*** Opening 08:40-09:00
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*** Session 1: Information Retrieval and Service Discovery 09:00-10:15
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(F) AHPA-Calculating Hub And Authority For Information Retrieval
        George Stephanides, Mirel Cosulschi, Mihai Gabroveanu, 
        and Nicolae Constantinescu 
        (University of Macedonia, Greece) 
        
(F) The Impact of Ranker Quality of Rank Aggregation Algorithms:
Information vs Robustness
        Sibel Adali, Brandeis Hill, and Malik Magdon-Ismail 
        (Rensselar Polytechnic Institute, USA)
        
(F) Semantic-enriched Service Discovery
        Devis Bianchini, Valeria De Antonellis, Michele Melchiori, 
        and Denise Salvi (Universit`a di Brescia, Italy) 
        
(S) Automatic Discovery and Composition of Services with IRIS
        Uwe Radetzki and Armin B. Cremers (University of Bonn, Germany) 
      
*** Session 2: Organization, Navigation, and Visualization 10:35-12:00
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(F) Novelty-based Incremental Document Clustering for On-line Documents
        Sophoin Khy, Yoshiharu Ishikawa, and Hiroyuki Kitagawa 
        (University of Tsukuba, Japan) 
        
(F) A Multiple-Perspective, Interactive Approach to Web Information
Extraction and Exploration
        Naureen Moon, Ya-Wen Hsu, and Rahul Singh 
        (San Francisco State University, USA)
        
(S) Web Interface Navigation Design: Which Navigation Style Do Users Prefer?
        Angela Burrell and Angela Sodan (University of Windsor, Canada) 
        
(S) Automatic Maintenance of Web Directories using Click-Trough
        Ariel Cid, Carlos Hurtado, and Marcelo Mendoza 
        (Universidad de Chile, Chile) 
        
(S) A New Approach for Reactive Web Usage Data Processing
        Murat Ali Bayir, Ismail Toroslu, and Ahmet Cosar 
        (Middle East Technical University, Turkey) 

*** Invited Talk 01:00-02:30:
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Object-level Vertical Search
      Wei-Ying Ma 
      Senior Researcher/Research Manager, 
      Web Search and Mining Group Microsoft Research Asia, Beijing

*** Session 3: Information Integration and Data Extraction 02:40-04:30
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(F) Using Element Clustering to Increase the Efficiency of XML Schema
Matching
        Marko Smiljanic, Maurice van Keulen, and Willem Jonker (University
of 
        Twente, The Netherlands)

(F) A Robust Approach to Schema Matching over Web Query Interfaces
        Jin Pei, Jun Hong, and David Bell (Queen&s University Belfast, UK) 
        
(F) Efficient Techniques for Effective Wrapper Induction
        Valter Crescenzi and Paolo Merialdo 
	(Universita& degli Studi Roma Tre, Italy) 
        
(F) Semi-Automated Extraction of Targeted Data from Web Pages
        Estievenart Fabrice, Meurisse Jean-Roch, Hainaut Jean-Luc, and
Thiran 
        Philippe (CETIC, Belgium) 
        
(S) Mining Executive Compensation Data from SEC Filings
        Chengmin Ding and Ping Chen (Comkraft Inc, USA) 
        
(S) Automatic Extraction of Publication Time from News Search Results
        Yiyao Lu, Weiyi Meng, Wanjing Zhang, King-Lup Liu, and Clement Yu 
        (Binghamton University, USA) 
      
*** Session 4: Distributed Content and Web Search 04:40-05:40
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(F) P2P Directories for Distributed Web Search: From Each According to His
Ability, 
to Each According to His Needs
        Matthias Bender, Sebastian Michel, and Gerhard Weikum 
        (Max-Planck-Institut fuer Informatik, Germany) 
        
(F) A Self-Organizing Search Engine for RSS Syndicated Web Contents
        Ying Zhou, Xin Chen, and Chen Wang (The University of Sydney,
Australia) 
        
(F) Replication based on Objects Load under a Content Distribution Network
        George Pallis, Konstantinos Stamos, Athena Vakali, Dimitrios
Katsaros, 
        and Antonis Sidiropoulos (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki,
Greece) 

*** Closing 05:40-06:00
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