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CFP: 4th Workshop on the Future of Web Search: Semantic Search

From: Peter Mika <pmika@yahoo-inc.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2009 13:05:02 +0100
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Call for Presentations and Participation

Fourth Workshop on the Future of Web Search: Semantic Search

Ibiza, April 17-18, 2009


This workshop is a follow-up of the highly successful workshops that 
took place before in Barcelona, Bertinoro and Andorra. This year the 
workshop will be held at the Congress Palace of Ibiza, at Santa Eularia 
des Riu, 20 Kms from Ibiza's international airport.

The workshop will bring together several well-known researchers in the 
field to discuss interesting problems at the frontier of current web 
(re)search. The workshop represents a unique opportunity for Ph.D. 
students to be exposed to the current trends in the area of web search.

This year the workshop will focus on semantic search. Semantic search is 
the collective name of methods that look at information available on the 
Web or within organizations beyond the level of individual words or 
phrases. An understanding of content at the semantic level promises to 
facilitate the tasks of existing information retrieval engines but it 
also makes it possible to aggregate, compare and reason with content as 
structured data. In turn this opens up the possibility to provide 
entirely new services such as analyzing facts and opinions across 
collections, making personalized recommendations by matchings interests 
with content, finding experts or predicting events. The methods of 
semantic search are diverse and cover a range of disciplines including 
Information Retrieval, Natural Language Processing, the Semantic Web, 
Databases, Information Extraction, Information Visualization and many 

If you want to participate please send email to glon@yahoo-inc.com until 
March 29, with a short statement of what is your relation with Web 
Search and why you want to talk or attend. If you want to give a talk 
send also a title and abstract for a 25 minutes presentation.

The registration fee for the workshop will be announced later, but would 
include two lunches and one dinner. As usual the registration will be 
just to cover the direct costs of the workshop and there will be special 
hotel prices at a walking distance.

For more information you may consult the workshop Web site (in 


Organizers: Dr. Ricardo Baeza-Yates & Dr. Peter Mika, Yahoo! Research

Co-located event:

VoCampIbiza 2009, http://vocamp.org/wiki/VoCampIbiza2009
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