1st International KEYSTONE Conference

IKC 2015

Coimbra Portugal, 8-9 September 2015

Research call


Since large-scale data sources are usually comprised of a very large schema and billions of instances, keyword search over such datasets can suffer from several challenges mainly related to scalability, interpretation of the keyword query intended meaning. Whereas state-of-the-art keyword search techniques work well for small or medium-sized databases in a particular domain, many of them fail to scale on heterogeneous databases that are composed of thousand

The discovery of suitable, i.e. semantically-related data sources, is another critical issue, hindered by the lack of sufficient information on available datasets and endpoints. Browsing and searching data on such a scale is not an easy task for users. Semantic search can support the process aiming at leveraging semantics to improve the accuracy and recall of search mechanisms.

The theme of the conference is about keyword search on massive data sets and all the topics that surround it. This list includes (but is not limited to) :

  • Highly scalable techniques for keyword search
  • Keyword search on large graphs
  • Keyword search semantics
  • Open Data Exploitation for information discovery at large
  • Interplay between Analytics and Search
  • Semantic similarity, management, disambiguation and indexing
  • Social Web and social media;
  • Keyword search over privacy preserving data
  • Modern interfaces for keyword search and result presentation on Big Data
  • Benchmarking for search on Big Data.
  • Knowledge / ontology exploitation for efficient and effective search

The authors of the best papers will be invited to extend their work for a special issue of the LNCS Transactions on Computational Collective Intelligence on "Keyword Search in Big Data"

Submission Guidelines

Authors can submit their work in the form of

  • Regular Paper, representing completed and validated research (long papers 12 pages max, short papers 8 pages max)
  • Case study reports: Reports on real world cases, using the STARR (Situation, Task, Approach, Results, Reflection) template (6 pages)
  • Discussion Papers: papers already published in other conferences

Authors should submit a paper in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling. Papers have to be formatted using the Lecture Notes in Computer Science style available at http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html. Only Regular Papers and Case study reports will be published in the proceedings.

The proceedings will be published by Springer (Lecture Notes in Computer Science num. 9398).
The publication of the paper in the proceedings is subject to the presentation in the conference by one of its authors. The proceedings will be published after the conference.

Submission website: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ikc2015

Important dates

Submission deadline: June 1 June 10 (deadline extended)
Notification to authors: June 26 July 6
Camera-ready papers: September, 20

Track chairs

Francesco Guerra, Università† di Modena e Reggio Emilia, IT
Alexandre Pinto, University of Coimbra, PT
Yannis Velegrakis, Univerità† di Trento, IT

Program Committee

Charlie Abela, University of Malta, Malta
Maria Bielikova, Slovak University of Technology, Slovakia
Omar Boucelma, Aix-Marseille University, France
Peter Butka, Technical University of Kosice, Slovakia
Andrea Calì,University of London, Birkbeck College, UK
Bogdan Cautis, University Paris-Sud, France
Elena Demidova, L3S, Germany
Dorian Gorgan, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Yaakov HaCohen-Kerner,Jerusalem College of Technology, Israel
Claudia Hauff, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Dragan Ivanovic, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
Innar Liiv, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
Mihai Lupu, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Ana Mestrovic, University of Rijeka, Croatia
Loizos Michael, Open University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Ngoc Thanh Nguyen, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland
Andreas Nurnberger, Otto-von-Guericke-Universitšt Magdeburg, Germany
Laura Po, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Florin Pop, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
Gianmaria Silvello, University of Padua, Italy
Julian Szimanski, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland
Martin Theobald, University of Ulm, Germany
Genoveva Vargas Solar, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique LIG, France
Jose Ramon Rios Viqueira, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Hubert Zarzycki, Wroclaw School of Applied Informatics "Horyzont", Poland
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