[Elsnet-list] Call for Participation: WSDM workshop on diversity 12th February 2012

Jun Wang junwang at cs.ucl.ac.uk
Mon Jan 16 14:39:09 CET 2012

Call for Participation:  the WSDM workshop on Diversity in Document
Retrieval (DDR 2012)

12th February 2012, Seattle WA, USA



DDR 2012 will be co-located with the 5th ACM International Conference
on Web Search and Data Mining (WSDM 2012) in Seattle, on 12th February 2012.


When an ambiguous query is received, a sensible approach is for the
information retrieval (IR) system to diversify the results retrieved
for this query, in the hope that at least one of the interpretations
of the query intent will satisfy the user. Diversity is an
increasingly important topic, of interest to both academic researchers
(such as participants in the TREC Web and Blog track diversity tasks),
as well as to search engines professionals. In this workshop, we
solicit submissions both on approaches and models for diversity, the
evaluation of diverse search results, and on applications and
presentation of diverse search results.


As diversity is, in general, am emerging topic, these is no consensus
on various aspects of the topic. The primary aim of this workshop is
to foster an interactive, in-depth environment with papers and
attendees representing and discussing one of four workshop themes:

Modelling Diversity - e.g. "What are the key components of
diversification models?"
Modelling Risk - e.g. "How can risk guide an effective diversification process?"
Evaluation - e.g. "How can a better evaluation experiment for
diversification be structured?"
Applications - e.g. "What are the key applications for diversity in
commercial search?"

Accepted Papers

Omar Alonso, Michael Gamon, Kevin Haas and Patrick Pantel. Diversity
and Relevance in Social Search

Sumit Bhatia, Prasenjit Mitra and Cliff Brunk. A Query Classification
Scheme For Diversification

Praveen Chandar and Ben Carterette. What Qualities Do Users Prefer in
Diversity Rankings?

Peter B. Golbus, Virgil Pavlu and Javed A. Aslam. What We Talk About
When We Talk About Diversity

Karthik Raman, Pannaga Shivaswamy and Thorsten Joachims. Learning to
Diversify from Implicit Feedback

Alan Said and Brijnesh-Johannes Jain. Increasing Diversity Through
Furthest Neighbor-Based Recommendation

Saúl Vargas, Pablo Castells and David Vallet. On the Suitability of
Intent Spaces for IR Diversification


  * Craig Macdonald, University of Glasgow, UK
  * Jun Wang, University College London, UK
  * Charles Clarke, University of Waterloo, Canada

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