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Recherche

Web Search Systems and Applications

We invite original research submissions addressing all the aspects of Web search, from complex efficient systems to novel applications. Relevant topics include, but are not limited to the ones listed below:

  • Adversarial search: spam and abuse issues, link farms, etc.
  • Evaluation methodologies and metrics including click analysis, online and offline approaches, implicit signals, etc.
  • Indexing Web content: text, metadata, semantic and social annotations, etc.
  • Interactive search: query suggestion/completion, search assistance applications
  • Mobile and local search
  • New search paradigms and applications: implicit search, zero query, task-based, real-time search, crowdsourcing in Web search, etc.
  • Personalized or context-aware search and ranking including privacy-aware search
  • Query analysis: segmentation, intent prediction, enrichment, rewriting, etc.
  • Query processing: caching and pruning strategies, efficiency issues
  • Relevance ranking: relevance feedback, learning to rank, rank aggregation, diversity, ranking fresh results, etc.
  • Search engine architecture and scalability: index compression, distribution, federation, fault tolerance, etc.
  • Search result presentation: snippet generation, direct answers, interactive results, SERP generation, etc.
  • Semantic search: entity retrieval, geo/temporal search, entity and knowledge graph for Web search and applications
  • Vertical and specialized search: enterprise, multimedia, social media, news, dynamic content, academic, e-commerce, etc.
  • Web IR: blog and microblog search, forum search, community-based QA, etc.
  • Web search models and ranking: probabilistic retrieval models, language models, learning to rank, combining searches, diversity and aggregated search, etc.
  • Web crawling: high performance crawling, refresh crawling, focused crawling, content monitoring, and other crawling strategies and applications

For questions related to this call, please email: websearch@www2016.ca

Area Chairs

  • Jimmy Huang, York University, Canada
  • Dan Pelleg, Yahoo Labs, Haifa


Program Committee

  • Benjamin Adams, The University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • Omar Alonso, Microsoft
  • Roi Blanco, Yahoo Research
  • Edward Bortnikov, Yahoo Labs
  • B. Barla Cambazoglu, Yahoo Labs
  • Kevin Chang, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Yi Chang, Yahoo Labs, USA
  • Xueqi Cheng, Institute of Computing Technology, CAS, P. R. China
  • Maarten de Rijke, University of Amsterdam
  • Sergej Dechand, University of Bonn
  • Arjen Devries
  • Marcus Fontoura, Microsoft Corporation
  • Nadav Golbandi, Yahoo Labs
  • Luis Gravano, Columbia University
  • Maxim Gurevich, RelateIQ
  • Gleb Gusev
  • Ido Guy, Yahoo Labs
  • Yunlong He, Yahoo Labs
  • Xu Hongbo, Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Qinmin Hu, East China Normal University
  • Xuanjing Huang, Fudan University
  • Amruta Joshi, UCLA
  • Jaap Kamps, University of Amsterdam
  • Nick Koudas, University of Toronto
  • Oren Kurland, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology
  • Rui Li, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Lei Liu, HP Labs
  • Tie-Yan Liu, Microsoft Research
  • Yang Liu, Shandong University
  • Dimitrios Lymberopoulos, Microsoft
  • Ilya Markov, University of Amsterdam
  • Grant McKenzie, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Jun Miao, York University
  • Peter Mika, Yahoo Research
  • Marc Najork
  • Wolfgang Nejdl, L3S and University of Hannover
  • Nir Ofek, Ben Gurion University
  • Michael Paul, Johns Hopkins University
  • Gennady Pekhimenko, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Fiana Raiber, Technion
  • Hadas Raviv, Technion institute of Technology, Haifa
  • Uri Schonfeld, Yahoo
  • Pravin Shankar, Facebook
  • Michal Shmueli-Scheuer, IBM
  • Ves Stoyanov
  • Aixin Sun, Nanyang Technological University
  • Neel Sundaresan, eBay
  • Idan Szpektor, Yahoo Research
  • Yuri Ustinovskiy
  • Max Vladymyrov, Yahoo Labs
  • Aleksandr Vorobev
  • Wouter Weerkamp, 904Labs
  • Ran Wolff, Yahoo Labs
  • Makoto Yamada, Yahoo Labs
  • Hengshuai Yao, University of Alberta
  • Elad Yom-Tov, Microsoft Research
  • Min Zhang, Tsinghua University
  • Jiashu Zhao, York University
  • Mianwei Zhou, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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