10th ACM International Workshop on Web Information and Data Management (WIDM) 

October 30, 2008

Early registration deadline: August 22, 2008 (23:59 EDT(GMT-5))

Registration website: http://www.cikm2008.org/registration.php

WORKSHOP PROGRAM
8:45 - 9:00 Opening Remarks
9:00 - 10:30 Session 1: Data Mining and Clustering
Event Detection with Common User Interests
Meishan Hu, Aixin Sun and Ee-Peng Lim
Automatic Wrapper Induction from Hidden-Web Sources with Domain Knowledge
Pierre Senellart, Avin Mittal, Daniel Muschick, Remi Gilleron and Marc Tommasi
PIXSAR: Incremental Reclustering of Augmented XML Trees
Lila Shnaiderman, Oded Shmueli and Rajesh Bordawekar
A Study of the Relationship between Ad Hoc Retrieval and Expert Finding in Enterprise Environment
Jianhan Zhu        
The Effect of Title Term Suggestion on E-commerce Sites
Shen Huang, Xiaoyuan Wu and Alvaro Bolivar        
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:30 Session 2: System Issues
A Comparison of Techniques for Estimating IDF Values to generate Lexical Signatures for the Web
Martin Klein and Michael Nelson
High-Performance Priority Queues for Parallel Crawlers
Mauricio Marin, Rodrigo Paredes and Carolina Bonacic
Information Retrieval from Digital Libraries in SQL
Carlos Garcia-Alvarado and Carlos Ordonez
HiPPIS: An Online P2P System for Efficient Lookups on d-Dimensional Hierarchies
Katerina Doka, Dimitrios Tsoumakos and Nectarios Koziris
Approximating Query Completeness by Predicting the Number of Answers in DHT-based Web Applications
Marcel Karnstedt, Kai-Uwe Sattler, Michael Haß, Manfred Hauswirth, Brahmananda Sapkota and Roman Schmidt
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch  Break (on your own) 
14:00 - 15:30 Session 3: Web 2.0 and Social Networks
From Web 1.0 to Web 2.0 and back - How did your Grandma use to tag?
Sheila Kinsella, Adriana Budura, Gleb Skobeltsyn, Sebastian Michel, John Breslin and Karl Aberer     
Modeling the Mashup Space
Serge Abiteboul, Ohad Greenshpan and Tova Milo     
Nereau: Query Expansion Using Social Bookmark
Claudio Biancalana, Alessandro Micarelli and Claudio Squarcella
Web Content Summarization Using Social Bookmarks: A New Approach for Social Summarization
Jaehui Park, Tomohiro Fukuhara, Ikki Ohmukai, Hideaki Takeda and Sang-goo Lee    
Granular Modeling of Web Documents: Impact on Information Retrieval Systems
Elisabetta Fersini, Enza Messina and Francesco Archetti    
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 - 17:30  Session 4: Ranking and Similarity Search
Quantify Music Artist Similarity based on Style and Mood
Bo Shao and Tao Li     
Boosting the Ranking Function Learning Process using Clustering
Giorgos Giannopoulos, Theodore Dalamagas, Magdalini Eirinaki and Timos Sellis     
Personalized Ranking for Digital Libraries Based on Log Analysis
Yang Sun, Huajing Li, Isaac Councill, Jian Huang, Wang-Chien Lee and C. Lee Giles
Online Selection of Parameters in the Rocchio Algorithm for Identifying Interesting News Articles
Raymond Pon, Alfonso Cardenas and David Buttler    
Supporting the Automatic Construction of Entity Aware Search Engines
Lorenzo Blanco, Valter Crescenzi, Paolo Merialdo and Paolo Papotti    
17:30-17:45 Closing Remarks
SCOPE

ACM WIDM 2008 is the tenth in a series of workshops on Web Information and Data Management to be held in conjunction with the 17th International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM 2008). The objective of the workshop is to bring together researchers, industrial practitioners, and developers to study how the Web information can be extracted, stored, analyzed, and processed to provide useful knowledge to the end users for various advanced database and Web applications.

TOPICS OF INTEREST
PAPER SUBMISSION
Manuscripts should be formatted using the ACM camera-ready templates available at http://www.acm.org/sigs/pubs/proceed/template.html and submitted electronically as PDF files via the workshop submission website. Papers cannot exceed 8 pages in length.

All accepted papers will appear in the Proceedings published by the ACM Press. At least one author of each accepted paper must register and attend the workshop to present the paper.

IMPORTANT DATES
  • Papers due: July 20th, 2008
  • Notification of acceptance: August 10th, 2008
  • Camera-ready copy due: August 15th, 2008
  • Workshop: October 30th, 2008
PROGRAM CO-CHAIRS
  • Chee-Yong Chan, National University of Singapore (chancy [at] comp.nus.edu.sg)
  • Neoklis Polyzotis, University of California-Santa Cruz (alkis [at] cs.ucsc.edu)
PROGRAM COMMITTEE
Ashraf Aboulnaga                University of Waterloo                  Canada
Periklis Andritsos              University of Trento                    Italy
Michael Benedikt                Oxford University                       UK
Omar Benjellouin                Google Inc                              USA
Yi Chen                         Arizona State University               	USA
Zhiyuan Chen                    University of Maryland Baltimore County USA
Mariano Consens                 University of Toronto                   Canada
Theodore Dalamagas              Athena Institute                        Greece
Prasad Deshpande                IBM Research India                      India
Luna Dong                       AT&T Research                           USA
Irini Fundulaki                 ICS Forth                               Greece
Ariel Fuxman                    Microsoft Research                      USA
Minos Garofalakis               Yahoo! Research                         USA
Floris Geerts                   University of Edinburgh                 UK
Anastassios Gounaris            University of Manchester                UK
Ihab Ilyas                      University of Waterloo                  Canada
Min-Yen Kan                     National University of Singapore        Singapore
Anastasios Kementsietsidis      IBM Research                            USA
Georgia Koutrika                Stanford University                     USA
Mong-Li Lee                     National University of Signapore        Singapore
Hong-Va Leong                   Hong Kong Polytechnic University        Hong Kong
Chen Li                         University of California Irvine         USA
Feifei Li                       Florida State University                USA
Lipyeow Lim                     IBM Research                            USA
Qiong Luo                       Hong Kong Univ. of Science & Tech.      Hong Kong
Prasenjit Mitra                 Penn State University                   USA
Pierre Senellart                Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik      Germany
Raymond Wong                    University of New South Wales           Australia
Melanie Wu                      Indiana University                      USA
Ke Yi                           Hong Kong Univ. of Science & Tech.      Hong Kong
Cong Yu                         Yahoo! Research                         USA