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Category:   E-CFP
Subject:   SIGIR 2008 Workshop on Aggregated Search - Call for Paper
Email:   mounia_(on)_dcs.qmul.ac.uk
Date received:   14 Apr 2008
Deadline:   16 May 2008
Start date:   24 Jul 2008

CALL FOR PAPERS SIGIR 2008 Workshop on Aggregated Search July 24, 2008 Singapore http://www.yr-bcn.es/sigir08/ OVERVIEW The search paradigm by which a user types in 3 or 4 words for a query, and receives a ranked list of results, becomes less effective when the information the user seeks is not contained in a single document, or even in a single category of resource. Furthermore, such an interface which requires a user to scan a ranked list, and click the result and then search the document for the information, is cumbersome if the user is using a mobile phone, or hand-held device. As this is an emerging area of interest, in a fast-growing and dynamic environment, there are a number of directions search technology might take. Aggregated search is the task of searching and assembling information from a variety of sources, placing it in a single interface. Examples of aggregated search include Alpha Yahoo and Universal Search by Google. A single query yields results from a variety of vertical searches, including image, video, community question answering sites, news articles, and sponsored results. The challenge is to decide what vertical properties to present results from, and how to organize the results for the user. Furthermore, although Alpha Yahoo and Universal Search are restricted to textual queries, it need not be the case as the uses for search expand into a wider range of devices. We encourage submission of papers and demos about result aggregation over a variety of information sources such as blogs, images, etc., the design of user interfaces for aggregated results and the evaluation of such systems. These papers and demos must be within the overall workshop theme of the aggregated search. The emphasis of the workshop is on future directions for aggregated search. IMPORTANT DATES 16 May: Paper submission deadline 6 June: Notification of acceptance 20 June: Camera-ready papers due ORGANIZERS Mounia Lalmas, Queen Mary University of London Vanessa Murdock, Yahoo! Research Barcelona For more information visit the website: http://www.yr-bcn.es/sigir08/

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