CFP: DART 2008 - 2nd International Workshop on Distributed Agent-based Retrieval Tools

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The 2nd International Workshop on Distributed Agent-Based Retrieval
will be held in Cagliari at the Cittadella dei Musei, on September 10,
DART 2008 is aimed at highlighting the cutting edge of search engines'
and applications, fostering information exchange between researchers
working on
various fields, such as distributed and pervasive systems, Semantic
Web and Web
services, mobile and personalized services and applications and
compare their
efforts against users' and industry's needs and expectations as well
as at increasing
mutual awareness and cooperation between ongoing projects on advanced
search systems
around the world.

 The workshop topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

    * Large Distributed Computing Systems
    * P2P for collaborative data intensive computation
    * Distributed Filesystems
    * (Semantic) Web Services and Applications
    * Privacy, Security & Accountability in P2P applications
    * Mobile and Ubiquitous Services and Applications
    * Location Based Services
    * Human Machine Interaction
    * Personalized Services
    * Multimedia Content Discovery and Distribution
    * Digital Rights Management
    * Intelligent Agents
    * Audio-visual indexing and retrieval
    * Multimedia content adaptation

Those wishing to  participate  to the workshop  are  requested to
submit an original research paper,  not  published  or  submitted
elsewhere. Papers will be peer reviewed by at least three  referees
from  the workshops   scientific   committee  based on  technical
relevance, quality, clarity of  presentation, objective  analysis
of the reported  experiences,  and novelty.  High-profile  survey
paperscould be also considered for publication.

The language of the workshop is English. At least  one author per
each accepted paper is expected to register and present the paper
at the workshop.

Submissions must be sent to

All accepted and registered papers of DART08 will be published in the
Journal: System and Information Sciences Notes (ISSN 1753-2310) /

Instruction for authors are available on the Journal's web
Page limit is 5 double-column formatted pages, up to two additional
is possible subject to over-length charge.

* Paper submission due: May 18, 2008
* Notification of acceptance: June 22, 2008
* Camera-ready version due: July 20, 2008
* Workshop: September 10, 2008

Ricardo Baeza-Yates, VP of Yahoo! Research Europe and Latin America
will give the opening keynote, speaking on Distributed Web Retrieval

Piek Vossen, founder and president of the Global WordNet Association
will give the afternoon keyonte, speaking on Conceptual
of various genres in written and spoken media, across languages:
the "KYOTO" Project

Alessandro Soro (CRS4, Italy)
Eloisa Vargiu (University of Cagliari, Italy)

Andrea Addis (University of Cagliari - Italy)
Giuliano Armano (University of Cagliari - Italy)
Giuseppe Attardi (University of Pisa - Italy)
Paolo Bellavista (University of Bologna - Italy)
Federico Bergenti (University of Parma - Italy)
Antonio Corradi (University of Bologna - Italy)
Domenico Dato (Tiscali - Italy)
Sylvain Giroux (University of Sherbrooke - Canada)
Enrico Lodolo (University of Bologna - Italy)
Michele Marchesi (University of Cagliari- Italy)
Claude Moulin (University of Technology of Compi=E8gne - France)
Vincenzo Pallotta (University of Fribourg - Switzerland)
Jean-Christophe Pazzaglia (SAP Research Labs - France)
Agostino Poggi (University of Parma- Italy)
Heiko    Schuldt (University of Basel - Switzerland)
Giovanni Semeraro (University of Bari - Italy)
Haibin Zhu (Nipissing University - Canada)

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