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AISB event Bulletin Item

CF Participation - Intelligent Information Access

Intelligent Information Access
Cagliari, December 9-11, 2008

In memory of Fiorella de Rosis

Intelligent Information Access tries to overcome limitations of current search devices:
- by providing personalized information items and products/services recommendations.
They usually take advantage of input coming directly or indirectly from users and,
based on their needs, preferences and usage patterns, make easier the information
search and decision processes
- by leveraging the search process from a lexical to a semantic level
Information Filtering systems, specifically recommender systems, have been revolutionizing
the way information seekers find what they want, because they effectively prune large
information spaces and help users in selecting items that best meet their needs and tastes.
Recommender systems strongly rely on the use of various machine learning tools and algorithms
for learning how to rank items or predict the user evaluation on items.
Information Retrieval systems, on the other hand, are also trying to address similar filtering
and ranking problems for information items, such as links, pages, and documents. But they
generally focus on the development of global retrieval techniques, often neglecting the
individual needs and preferences of users.
This workshop has a mixed emphasis researchers from leading companies will offer their
vision of the future, while researchers from academia will focus on challenges and opportunities
that lie ahead.

Maurizio Agelli, CRS4, Italy
Giuliano Armano, DIEE, University of Cagliari, Italy
Giovanni Semeraro, DIB, University of Bari, Italy

9-11 Workshop

Sardegna Ricerche, Scientific and Technological Park, Building 2 - Auditorium
Loc. Piscinamanna,09010 PULA (CA), Italy

Tuesday December 9
h.12.00-13:00 Registration
h.13.00-14.30 Lunch
h.14.30-16.00 Invited Speaker
Giambattista Amati (Fondaz. Ugo Bordoni)
Contextual retrieval: the topical opinion retrieval case study
h.16.00-16.30 Coffee break
h.16.30-18.30 Invited Speaker
Alessandro Chessa (Univ. of Cagliari)
Complex Networks Analysis: a new intelligent way to extract information from highly interacting systems

Wednesday December 10
h.9.00-10.30 Invited Speaker
Andreas Hotho (Univ. of Kassel)
Data Mining in Tagging Systems
h.10.30-11.00 Coffee break
h. 11.00-13.00 Invited Speaker
Claudio Carpineto (Fondaz. Ugo Bordoni)
Web Clustering Engines: Issues, Systems, Problems, and New Directions
h.13.00-14.30 Lunch
h.14.30-16.00 Invited Speaker
Francesco Ricci (Free Univ. of Bozen-Bolzano)
Recommender Systems
h.16.00-16.30 Coffee break
h.16.30-18.00 Invited Speaker
Carlo Strapparava (Fondaz. Bruno Kessler)
Detection and generation of emotions in texts

Thursday December 11
h.9.00-10.30 Invited Speaker
Vittoria Colizza (ISI)
Epidemic spreading in complex environments
h.10.30-11.00 Coffee break
h. 11.00-13.00 Invited Speaker (to be announced)
h.13.00-14.30 Lunch
h.14.30-16.00 Invited Speaker
Bettina Berendt (KU Leuven)
Users - enablers or hindrances of Intelligent Information Access?
h.16.00-16.30 Coffee break
Maria Teresa Pazienza (Univ. of Roma Tor Vergata)
Ontological knowledge and linguistic information

Partiticipation is free of charge!