03 maggio 2012

DART 2012: 6th International Workshop on Information Filtering and Retrieval (Call for papers)

6th International Workshop on Information Filtering and Retrieval: novel distributed systems and applications.
Satellite Event of KDIR 2012


Short presentation
Nowadays users are more and more interested in information rather than in mere raw data.
The huge amount of accessible data sources is growing rapidly. This calls for novel systems providing effective means of searching and retrieving information with the fundamental goal of making it exploitable by humans and machines.
DART focuses on researching and studying new challenges in distributed information filtering and retrieval. In particular, DART aims to investigate novel systems and tools to distributed scenarios and environments. DART will contribute to discuss and compare suitable novel solutions based on intelligent techniques and applied in real-world applications.
Information Retrieval attempts to address similar filtering and ranking problems for pieces of information such as links, pages, and documents. Information Retrieval systems generally focus on the development of global retrieval techniques, often neglecting individual user needs and preferences.
Information Filtering has drastically changed the way information seekers find what they are searching for. In fact, they effectively prune large information spaces and help users in selecting items that best meet their needs, interests, preferences, and tastes.
These systems rely strongly on the use of various machine learning tools and algorithms for learning how to rank items and predict user evaluation.

Submissions
DART 2012 is aimed at putting together practitioners and researchers working on pervasive and intelligent access to distributed information, multimedia, and web services. Authors should submit an original paper in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, using the on-line submission procedure. The submission must have up to 13 pages otherwise it will be rejected without review. Please check the paper formats page so you may be aware of the accepted paper page limits.
The guidelines for paper formatting provided at the conference web ought to be used for all submitted papers. The preferred submission format is the same as the camera-ready format. Please check and carefully follow the instructions and templates provided. Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable.
Papers that are out of the workshop scope or contain any form of plagiarism will be rejected without reviews. Please read INSTICC's ethical norms regarding plagiarism and self-plagiarism.

Remarks about the on-line submission procedure:
1. A "double-blind" paper evaluation method will be used. To facilitate that, the authors are kindly requested to produce and provide the paper, WITHOUT any reference to any of the authors. This means that is necessary to remove the authors personal details, the acknowledgements section and any reference that may disclose the authors identity.
LaTeX/PS/PDF/DOC/DOCX/RTF format are accepted.
2. The web submission procedure automatically sends an acknowledgement, by e-mail, to the contact author. After the reviewing process is completed, the contact author (the author who submits the paper) of each paper will be notified of the result, by e-mail. The authors are required to follow the reviews in order to improve their paper before the camera-ready submission.

Publications
The workshop proceedings will be published in a workshop proceedings book and on CD-ROM support, under an ISBN reference. Also, all papers presented at the workshop venue would be available at the SciTePress Digital Library
The corresponding-authors will be notified at all time, for the submission, notification, and confirmation on the attendance. Submitting a paper to the workshop means that, if the paper is accepted, at least one author should attend the conference to present the paper and should then register to the conference with a workshop fee.

Topics of interest:
- Web Information Filtering and Retrieval
- Web Personalization and Recommendation
- Web Advertising
- Web Agents
- Web of Data
- Semantic Web
- Linked Data
- Semantics and Ontology Engineering
- Search for Social Networks and Social Media
- Natural Language and Information Retrieval in the Social Web
- Real-time Search
- Text categorization

Important dates
Paper Submission: June 21, 2012
Authors Notification: July 10, 2012
Final Paper Submission and Registration: July 24, 2012
Workshop days: October 5-6, 2012

Chairs
Cristian Lai
CRS4, Center of Advanced Studies, Research and Development in Sardinia. Pula, Cagliari - Italy - email: clai [at] crs4 [dot] it
Giovanni Semeraro
Dept. of Computer Science. University of Bari, Aldo Moro. Bari - Italy - email: semeraro [at] di [dot] uniba [dot] it
Alessandro Giuliani
DIEE, Dept. of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. University of Cagliari. Cagliari - Italy - email: alessandro [dot] giuliani [at] diee [dot] unica [dot] it



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