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Here is a one-page printable PDF version of the CFP for this track.

The Web consists of billions of pages containing insights and information regarding all endeavors of humankind. This information is heterogeneous in language, style, focus, content, linking behavior, purpose, and format. Search engines are great tools to help users explore and access this complex and unstructured information on the Web, and they continue to improve their quality through substantive breakthroughs both within the keyword and link-based search paradigms and beyond them.

The Search track welcomes contributions related to any area of web search, including but not restricted to the following:

  • Search engine design and architecture
  • Basic search engine infrastructure: crawling, indexing, and query processing
  • Web specific technologies: the use of link analysis, click-through data, query logs, and other metadata
  • Search-based advertising and the economics of Web search
  • Data-specific web search: multimedia, blogs, news, e-commerce
  • Integration of structured and unstructured data, multifaceted search
  • Search as an enabler of higher-level applications - Implicit Search and Information Supply
  • Personalized search - location, context and activity-aware search
  • Social search and the use of "human computing" in web search
  • Query and search-user modeling
  • Search interfaces, natural language interfaces to search, summarization, post processing tools and feedback
  • Search-motivated characterizations of the web
  • Distributed and peer-to-peer search
  • Meta-search and rank aggregation
  • Enterprise and desktop search

The program committee will give preference to:

  • Papers describing applications of wide interest over theoretic papers appealing to specialists
  • Papers dealing with recent trends in search over contributions to well-explored and established techniques

Paper formatting requirements are provided on the submissions page.

Track Chair: Andrei Broder (Yahoo! Research, USA)

Deputy Chair: Ronny Lempel (IBM Haifa, Israel)

Program Committee:

  • Serge Abiteboul (INRIA, France)
  • Lada Adamic (University of Michigan, USA)
  • Judit Bar-Ilan (Bar Ilan University, Israel)
  • Ziv Bar-Yossef (Technion, Israel)
  • Andras A. Benczur (Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary)
  • Paolo Boldi (University of Milano, Italy)
  • Eric Brown (IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA)
  • Soumen Chakrabarti (IIT Bombay, India)
  • Junghoo Cho (UCLA, USA)
  • Abdur Chowdhury (AOL Research, USA)
  • Nick Craswell (Microsoft Research, Cambridge, UK)
  • Brian Davison (Lehigh University, USA)
  • Nadav Eiron (Google, USA)
  • Marcus Fontoura (Yahoo!, USA )
  • Juliana Freire (University of Utah, USA)
  • C. Lee Giles (Penn State University, USA)
  • Eric Glover (Ask, USA)
  • Antonio Gulli (Ask, USA)
  • David Hawking (CSIRO, Australia)
  • Monika Henzinger (Google, USA)
  • Jeanette Janssen (Dalhousie University, Canada)
  • Glen Jeh (Google, USA)
  • Vanja Josifovski (Yahoo!, USA)
  • Kevin Lang (Yahoo!, USA)
  • Hang Li (Microsoft Research Asia, China)
  • Ling Liu (Georgia Tech, USA)
  • Wei-Ying Ma (Microsoft Research Asia, China)
  • Yoelle Maarek (Google, Israel)
  • Kevin McCurley (Google, USA)
  • Frank McSherry (Microsoft, USA)
  • Massimo Melucci (University of Padova, Italy)
  • Alistair Moffat (University of Melbourne, Australia)
  • Gonzalo Navarro (University of Chile, Chile)
  • Christopher Olston (Yahoo!, USA)
  • Iadh Ounis (University of Glasgow, UK)
  • Davood Rafiei (University of Alberta, Canada)
  • Sriram Raghavan (IBM, USA)
  • Sridhar Rajagopalan (IBM, USA)
  • Edleno Silva de Moura (Universidade Federal do Amazonas, Brazil)
  • Fabrizio Silvestri (ISTI-CNR, Pisa, Italy)
  • D. Sivakumar (Google, USA)
  • Altigran Soares da Silva (University of Amazonas, Brazil)
  • Torsten Suel (Polytechnic University, USA)
  • Panayiotis Tsaparas (Microsoft, USA)
  • Sebastiano Vigna (University of Milano, Italy)
  • Gerhard Weikum (Max-Planck-Institut fur Informatik, Germany)
  • Hugo Zaragoza (Yahoo! Research, Barcelona, Spain)
  • Justin Zobel (RMIT, Australia)