[Elsnet-list] Call for Participation: SIGIR 2010 Workshop on Large-Scale Distributed Systems for Information Retrieval

Roi Blanco rblanco at udc.es
Fri Jul 16 18:00:43 CEST 2010


Call for participation: The 8th International Workshop on Large-Scale
Distributed Systems for Information Retrieval (LSDS-IR’10)

 **** CALL FOR PARTICIPATION ****

 Apologies for cross-postings

 LSDS-IR'10: The 8th International Workshop on
 Large-Scale Distributed Systems for Information Retrieval
 http://www.lsdsir.org
 Co-located with ACM SIGIR 2010 (http://www.sigir2010.org)

 Friday, July 23, 2010, 9:05am - 4:50pm
 University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
Ricardo Baeza-Yates is VP of Yahoo! Research for Europe and Latin
America, leading the labs at Barcelona, Spain and Santiago, Chile.
Previously full professor at Univ. of Chile and ICREA research
professor at UPF in Barcelona. Co-author of Modern Information
Retrieval (Addison-Wesley, 1999) among other books and publications.
Member of the ACM, AMS, IEEE (Senior), SIAM and SCCC, as well as the
Chilean Academy of Sciences. Awards from American Organization States,
Institute of Engineers of Chile, and COMPAQ. His research interests
includes algorithms and data structures, information retrieval, web
mining, text and multimedia databases, software and database
visualization, and user interfaces.

Dr. Abdur Chowdhury serves as Twitter’s Chief Scientist. Prior to
that, Dr. Chowdhury co-founded Summize, a real-time search engine sold
to Twitter in 2008. Dr. Chowdhury has held positions at AOL as their
Chief Architect for Search, Georgetown’s Computer Science Department
and University of Maryland’s Institute for Systems Research. His
research interest lays in Information Retrieval focusing on making
information accessible.

WORKSHOP PROGRAM
The LSDS-IR'10 program will contain two keynote talks, five regular
paper presentations, and one position paper presentation. Everyone
with an interest in the areas of information retrieval, distributed
computing, and web search are invited to the workshop.

9:05-9:15
Welcome

9:15-10:15
Invited talk: Ricardo Baeza-Yates (Yahoo!)

10:15-10:45
Coffee break

10:45-11:10
Almer Tigelaar and Djoerd Hiemstra
Query-Based Sampling using Snippets

11:10-11:35
Aleksandar Stupar, Sebastian Michel and Ralf Schenkel
RankReduce – Processing K-Nearest Neighbor Queries on Top of MapReduce

11:35-12:00
Anagha Kulkarni and Jamie Callan
Topic-based Index Partitions for Efficient and Effective Selective
Search

12:00-14:15
Lunch break

14:15-15:15
Invited talk: Abdur Chowdury (Twitter)

15:15-15:40
Gianmarco De Francisci Morales, Claudio Lucchese and Ranieri Baraglia
Scaling Out All Pairs Similarity Search with MapReduce

15:40-16:10
Coffee break

16:10-16:35
Nicola Tonellotto, Craig Macdonald and Iadh Ounis
Efficient Dynamic Pruning with Proximity Support

16:35-16:50
Fidel Cacheda, Victor Carneiro, Diego Fernández and Vreixo Formoso
Performance Evaluation of Large-Scale Information Retrieval Systems
Scaling Down

LOGISTICS
Travel and registration information is available on the SIGIR'10 web  site:
http://www.sigir2010.org/doku.php?id=venue:info
http://www.sigir2010.org/doku.php?id=admin:registration.

Please contact the workshop organizers should you have any questions.
We are looking forward to seeing you in Geneva!



WORKSHOP CHAIRS
Roi Blanco, Yahoo! Research, Barcelona, Spain
B. Barla Cambazoglu, Yahoo! Research, Barcelona, Spain
Claudio Lucchese, ISTI-CNR, Pisa, Italy

STEERING COMMITTEE
Flavio Junqueira, Yahoo! Research, Barcelona, Spain
Fabrizio Silvestri, ISTI-CNR, Pisa, Italy

PROGRAM COMMITTEE
Karl Aberer, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Ismail Altingovde, Bilkent University, Turkey
Ricardo Baeza-Yates, Yahoo! Research, Spain
Ranieri Baraglia, ISTI-CNR, Italy
Fabrizio Falchi, ISTI-CNR, Italy
Ophir Frieder, Georgetown University, USA
Sebastian Michel, Saarland University, Germany
Kjetil Norvag, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Salvatore Orlando, University of Venice, Italy
Josiane Parreira, Digital Enterprise Research Institute, Ireland
Raffaele Perego, ISTI-CNR, Italy
Vassilis Plachouras, Athens University of Economics, Greece
Gleb Skobeltsyn, Google, Switzerland
Torsten Suel, Polytechnic University, USA
Christos Tryfonopoulos, University of Peloponnese, Greece
Wai Gen Yee, Illinois Institue of Technology, Chicago USA
Ivana Zarko, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Pavel Zezula, Masaryk University of Brno, Czech Republic
Justin Zobel, NICTA, Australia


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