Workshop on Information Retrieval in Peer-to-Peer Networks
collocated with the
Sheraton Crystal City Hotel, Arlington, VA 22202 USA
November 11, 2006
|General Information Activities and Goals Topics Committees Workshop Format Program|
Workshop report is now available here.
Presentation slides of the invited talk are now available.
Fausto Rabitti: The future of P2P audiovisual search (pdf)
All sessions will be held in the Crystal Room 3 (2nd floor) and lunch will be served in the Atrium/Foyer.
The future of P2P audiovisual search
Information Retrieval (IR) in distributed and decentralized environments has become an active field of research during the last years. Recently, Peer-to-Peer (P2P) networks have emerged as an attractive architectural paradigm for IR. This approach bears the potential to become an alternative to current search engines, both for technical and economic reasons. P2P networks are highly-distributed and self-organizing systems that support resource sharing. For this reasons, they are promising building blocks for next-generation search engines that will have to deal with huge amounts of heterogeneous (e.g. textual, multimedia, Audio/Video, etc.) and continuously changing data. Moreover, P2P search is appealing from an economic perspective since it requires minimal in-place infrastructure and maintenance, yet facilitating higher diversity in contents and search methods. However, P2P retrieval methods still pose a lot of research challenges. Search methods are typically limited to simple keyword queries and the use of advanced retrieval models is quite constrained. Also, there is an ongoing debate on the efficiency and scalability of such approaches, as well as effectiveness and applicability of traditional models in this new environment.
The workshop aims to bring together researchers from the domains of IR and databases working on peer-to-peer information systems and to foster closer collaboration that could have a large impact on future research directions in the area of distributed and P2P IR.This workshop continues the efforts from previous workshops.
We encourage submissions in the areas of distributed and P2P IR which specifically focus on problems dealing with distribution and decentralization of indexing and search tasks over large-scale networks. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
Jie Lu, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Raffaele Perego, ISTI-CNR, Pisa, Italy
Ivana Podnar, EPFL, Switzerland
Fabrizio Silvestri, ISTI-CNR, Pisa, Italy
- Karl Aberer, EPFL, Switzerland
- Ranieri Baraglia, ISTI - CNR, Pisa, Italy
- Wray Buntine, HIIT, Finland
- Mario Cannataro, University Magna Grecia of Catanzaro, Italy
- Abdur Chowdhury, AOL, USA
- Fabio Crestani, University of Strathclyde, Scotland, UK
- Nassib Nassar, Etymon Inc., USA
- Wolfgang Nejdl, L3S, Hannover, Germany
- Gregory Newby, Arctic Region Supercomputing Center, Alaska
- Salvatore Orlando, University of Venice, Italy
- Iadh Ounis, Glasgow University, UK
- Diego Puppin, ISTI-CNR, Pisa, Italy
- Fausto Rabitti, ISTI - CNR, Italy
- Martin Rajman, EPFL, Switzerland
- Luo Si, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
- Wolf Siberski, L3S, Hannover, Germany
- Umberto Straccia, ISTI - CNR, Pisa, Italy
- Christos Tryfonopoulos, Technical University of Crete, Greece
- Michalis Vazirgiannis, Athens Univ. of Economics & Business, Greece
- Gerhard Weikum, Max Planck Institut Informatik, Germany
- Pavel Zezula, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
- ChengXiang Zhai, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
- Nivio Ziviani, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
The workshop solicits scientific papers that address problems specific to IR in heterogeneous and distributed environments. Additionally, position papers outlining interesting new research domains and approaches are welcome. The selection of papers is based primarily on their potential to influence future research. Papers have to present original contributions not concurrently submitted elsewhere.
Full papers accepted for publication will be included in the proceedings published by ACM. Manuscripts should be formatted using the ACM camera-ready templates. Camera-ready instructions are available here.
Papers should not exceed 8 pages and have to be submitted electronically in printable PDF format (other formats will be rejected) via the online submission system.
At least one author of an accepted paper must register for the workshop. Registration must be done at the time when the author sends the camera-ready copy of the paper.
|Paper submission:||July 17, 2006 (extended)|
|Notification:||August 22, 2006|
|Camera-ready papers:||September 01, 2006 (firm deadline!)|
|Workshop date:||November 11, 2006|
Ivana Podnar, last update: 2006/11/06