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Category:   E-CFP
Subject:   Using Search Engine Technology for Information Management (USETIM 2009)
Email:   ggrefens_(on)_exalead.com
Date received:   15 Apr 2009
Deadline:   10 May 2009

Using Search Engine Technology for Information Management (USETIM 2009) Aug 24, 2009 - Aug 24, 2009, Lyon, France Call For Papers Submission Deadline: May 10, 2009 Notification Due: May 29, 2009 Final Version Due: Jun 20, 2009 submission link: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=usetim2009 call links http://www.wikicfp.com/cfp/servlet/event.showcfp?eventid=5101, http://www.vldb2009.org/ Theme For information management, databases offer precise, controlled access to data. But, they do not offer the easy-to-use search capabilities that most knowledge workers manipulate daily on sites such as Google. Access to information contained in databases is more difficult, and more restricted. One solution to this information bottleneck is to let search engines support the brunt of the work, by offloading information from the database into alternative infrastructures, such as that provided by search engine technology. Many business applications such as search, report generation and data analysis might be performed more efficiently on the replicated data without involving the native database technology, e.g. transactions. These offloaded databases, retaining some of their structure, can be recombined, mashed up, creating one-off, possibly disposable, databases, while the primary data is safe in the original database. This workshop will examine the limits and potentialities of use information retrieval and search engine technology for information management (IM) applications. Topics to be explored: - search engine as a database - business intelligence applications without OLAP - optimization of relational database search - affordances of search engine technology for database offloading - mashups for user applications - content aggregation systems - limits of database offloading - database connectors - access-optimized databases - disposable databases - optimizing access, flexibility, and scalability This workshop explores the application of information retrieval and search engine technologies and paradigms in the context of traditional information management systems and applications. Traditional systems often use relational databases management systems which offer many advantages for information management: providing a normative modeling of data, ensuring transaction security, access control, protecting data through versioning and rollbacks, formal specification of interprocess communication. But with this data-centered security comes implementation and exploitation costs that reduce flexibility, reduce response time, and limit access in information management systems. Many of the uses of databases might be offloaded by replicating the data in easier-to-access and scalable technologies such as search engine technologies. For rapid prototyping, mature search engine technology might be a low-cost solution for aggregating, repurposing and mashing up data in novel ways. There has been a growing tendency of including more and more semantics in information retrieval systems (information extraction); and using databases to stored unstructured (documents) and semi structured (XML) data. The focus of this workshop will be examine the opposite problem, exploring the opportunities of moving from structured databases to information retrieval systems which nonetheless recognize and maintain native semantic structure of the data. As information retrieval and information management communities grow closer together, this workshop will provide a meeting point for discussing technology overlap. Program Committee Chairs Gregory Grefenstette --- Exalead, France Wolfgang Nejdl --- University of Hannover, Germany David Simmen --- IBM Almaden, USA Paper formatting guidelines: http://vldb2009.org/?q=node/5 Papers submissions (4-8 pages) : http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=usetim2009 Confirmed Program Committee Members Rakesh Agrawal --- Microsoft, USA Holger Bast --- Max-Planck Institute, Germany Lukas Biewald --- Dolores Labs, USA Stefano Ceri --- Politecnico de Milano, Italy Eben Haber --- IBM, USA Donald Kossmann --- ETHZ, Switzerland Pankaj Mehra --- HP, Russia Johannes Meinecke --- SAP, Germany Guillaume Pierre --- Vrije Universiteit, Netherlands Swami Sivasubramanian -- Amazon, USA Qi Su --- Aster Data Systems, USA Øystein Torbjørnsen --- FAST, Norway Ingmar Weber --- EPFL, Switzerand _______________________________________________ Elsnet-list mailing list Elsnet-list_(at)_mailman.let.uu.nl http://mailman.elsnet.org/mailman/listinfo/elsnet-list

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