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DBRank 2010 : The 4th International Workshop on Ranking in Databases


When Mar 1, 2010 - Mar 1, 2010
Where Long Beach, California, USA
Submission Deadline Nov 20, 2009
Categories    databases   information retrieval

Call For Papers

Call for Papers

The 4th International Workshop on Ranking in Databases
DBRank 2010
In Conjunction with ICDE 2010
March 1st, 2010, Long Beach, California, US

Paper Submission Deadline: November 20, 2009

Following the success of DBRank 2007, 2008, and 2010 this year DBRank
will again be held in conjunction with ICDE 2010.

The Fourth International Workshop on Ranking in Databases (DBRank
2010) focuses on the semantics, the modeling and the implementation of
ranking and ordering in database systems and applications. In recent
years, there has been a great deal of interest in developing effective
techniques for ad-hoc search and retrieval in relational XML
databases, text and multimedia databases, scientific information
systems, biological databases, and so on. In particular, a large
number of emerging applications require exploratory querying on such
general-purpose or domain-specific databases; examples include users
wishing to search bibliographic databases or catalogs of products such
as homes, cars, cameras, restaurants, photographs, etc. To address the
limitations of the traditional Boolean retrieval model in these
emerging ad-hoc search and retrieval applications, Top-k queries and
ranking query results are gaining increasing importance. In fact, in
many of these applications, ranking is an integral part of the
semantics, e.g., keyword search, similarity search in multimedia as
well as document databases. The increasing importance of ranking is
directly derived from the explosion in the volume of data handled by
current applications. The user would be overwhelmed by too many
unranked results. Furthermore, the sheer amount of data makes it
almost impossible to process queries in the traditional
compute-then-sort approach. Hence, ranking comes as a great tool for
soliciting user preferences and data exploration. Ranking imposes
several challenges for almost all data-centric systems.

Topics of interests include but are not limited to:

* Ranking relational data
* Rank-aware query processing and optimization
* New fundamental developments in top-k algorithms
* Cost-models for top-k algorithms and operators
* User preference specification and query languages
* Ranking in Web and XML databases
* Ranking in distributed and peer-to-peer databases
* Ranking as a data exploration tool
* Ranking queries in data streams and continuous monitoring systems
* Applications of ranking and top-k retrieval from databases
* Ranking multimedia data
* Domain-specific ranking
* Multidimensional data analysis using ranking tools
* Personalized ranking functions
* Learning user preferences and ranking functions
* Ranking and information extraction

Conference website
Important Dates (all deadlines are at 5:00pm, Pacific Standard Time)
Paper Submission: November 20, 2009
Author Notification: December 15, 2009
Camera-Ready Version: January 5, 2010
Program Co-Chairs
Panagiotis G. Ipeirotis, New York University
Am?lie Marian, Rutgers University
Guest speaker
Alon Halevy, Google Research
Program Committee
Walid Aref, Purdue University, USA
Nicolas Bruno, Microsoft Research, USA
Kaushik Chakrabarti, Microsoft Research, USA
Lei Chen, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
Jan Chomicki, University of Buffalo, USA
Gautam Das, University of Texas at Arlington, USA
Leonidas Fegaras, University of Texas at Arlington, USA
Marios Hadjieleftheriou, AT&T, USA
Vagelis Hristidis, Florida International University, USA
Ihab Ilyas, University of Waterloo, Canada
Alpa Jain, Yahoo! Labs, USA
Werner Kiessling, University of Augsburg, Germany
Arnd Christian K?nig, Microsoft Research, USA
Nick Koudas, University of Toronto, Canada
Chengkai Li, University of Texas at Arlington, USA
Heikki Mannila, HIIT, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland
Xiaofeng Meng, Renmin University of China, China
Themis Palpanas, University of Trento, Italy
Jian Pei, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Neoklis Polyzotis, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA
Kian-Lee Tan, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Yufei Tao, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Martin Theobald, Stanford University, USA
Xiaokui Xiao, Cornell University, USA
Jun Yang, Duke University, USA
Ke Yi, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
Man-Lung Yiu, Aalborg University, Denmark
Shuigeng Zhou, Fudan University, USA
Xiaofang Zhou, University of Queensland, Australia
Steering Committee
Gautan Das, University of Texas at Arlington
Vagelis Hristidis, Florida International University
Ihab F. Ilyas, University of Waterloo

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