[Elsnet-list] CFP: INFOSCALE 2008 The Third International ICST Conference on Scalable Information Systems

Roi Blanco rblanco at udc.es
Fri Apr 4 16:28:27 CEST 2008

Apologies for cross-postings

CFP: INFOSCALE 2008 (Extended deadline)
The Third International ICST Conference on Scalable Information Systems
June 4-6, 2008 - Vico Equense, Italy

Sponsored by SIGMM, SIGKDD, and SIGIR.


 * We are pleased to announce that a best paper award will be given,
  by courtesy of ICST.

 * Keynote talks by
  - Ricardo Baeza-Yates, Yahoo! Research labs
  - Antony Rowstron, Microsoft Research
  - Giorgio Ventre, University of Napoli Federico II

 * Satellite Workshops
  - ManyMORE Emerging MANY-core architectures in data Mining and
infOrmation REtrieval
  - 1P2P4mm  P2P Architectures for MultiMedia retrieval

Honorary Chair
Andrei Broder - Research Fellow and Vice President of Emerging Search
Technology for Yahoo!, USA

General Chairs:
Ronny Lempel - Yahoo! Research
Raffaele Perego - ISTI CNR, Italy
Fabrizio Silvestri - ISTI CNR, Italy

Program Committee Chairs:
Ricardo Baeza-Yates - Yahoo! Research Barcelona, Spain and Yahoo!
Research Latin, America at Santiago, Chile
Abdur Chowdhury - Summize, Inc., USA
Cheng-Zhong Xu - Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, USA

As data and knowledge volume keep increasing while global means for
information dissemination continue to diversify, new methods, modeling
paradigms, and structures are needed to support efficiently the
mounting scalability requirements.

In the last few years we have seen the proliferation of the use of
heterogeneous distributed systems, ranging from simple Networks of
Workstations, to highly complex Grid Computing environments. Such
computational paradigms have been preferred due to their reduced costs
and inherent scalability, but their efficient usage pose many
challenges in terms of information access, storage and retrieval as
well as in terms of algorithms for efficiently manage, transfer, and
analyze huge volume of data and knowledge.

Grid computing, P2P technology, data and knowledge bases, distributed
information retrieval technology, and networking technology should all
converge to address the scalability concern. Furthermore, with the
advent of emerging computing architectures - e.g. SMTs, GPUs,
Multicores, etc. - the importance of designing techniques explicitly
targeting these systems, is becoming more and more important.

The Third International Conference on Scalable Information Systems
will focus on a wide array of scalability issues and investigate new
approaches to tackle problems arising from the ever-growing size and
complexity of information of all kinds.

The conference invites original technical papers, short papers and posters
that were not previously published and are not currently under review for
publication elsewhere. Topics include, but are not limited to:

* Scalable Parallel and Distributed Information Retrieval
* Scalable Grid Information Systems
* Scalable Peer-to-Peer Systems
* Scalable Mobile Systems
* Scalable Web Services
* Scalable Sensor Networks and Systems
* Scalable Systems and Conceptual Modeling
* Scalable Multimedia Information Systems
* Scalability Issues on Emerging Computing Architectures (SMTs, GPUs,
* Scalable Data Mining
* Parallel and Distributed Computing Systems
* Middleware Technology for Scalable Computing
* Information Security
* Architectures for Scalability
* Networking for Scalable Information Systems
* Evaluation Metrics for Scalability
* Enterprise Information Systems and Applications
* Very Large Databases
* Compression Techniques for Scalability
* Optimizing Compiling Techniques for Scalable Parallel Systems

Extended Full Papers due: April 10, 2008
Notification of Acceptance: April 30, 2008
Camera-ready Manuscripts due: May 10, 2008
Conference Dates: June 4-6, 2008


speaker: Ricardo Baeza-Yates,
        VP of Research for Europe and Latin America,
        leading the Yahoo! Research labs at
        Barcelona, Spain and Santiago, Chile.
title  : Distributed Web Retrieval

speaker: Antony Rowstron,
        senior researcher at Microsoft Research, Cambridge, UK
        currently co-leads their systems and networking research group.
title  : Peer-to-peer meets wireless: Opportunities and challenges

speaker: Giorgio Ventre,
        Professor of Computer Networks,
        Department of Computer Engineering and Systems,
        University of Napoli Federico II.
title  : (to be announced)


ManyMORE - Emerging MANY-core architectures in data Mining and
infOrmation REtrieval
 The goal of this half-day workshop is to offer a venue for researchers
 to explore the challenge of developing data mining and information retrieval
 algorithms for emerging commodity parallel hardware.

1P2P4mm  P2P Architectures for MultiMedia retrieval
 The goal of the workshop is to provide input to a comprehensive gap analysis
 and recommendations for future action on the part of the public
funding agencies,
 most notably the European Commission.

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