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FIND08 -- 2nd Int. Workshop on Dynamic Taxonomies and Faceted Search

Torino, Italy, September 1-5, 2008 (in conjunction with DEXA 2008)

Current search paradigms for the web, direct access via search engines
and navigational access via static taxonomies,have recently been
strongly criticized. A third approach, dynamic taxonomies or faceted
search, focuses on user-centered conceptual exploration and is finally
gaining acceptance to the extent that it is now the de facto standard in
product selection for e-commerce.
Dynamic taxonomies work on multidimensional taxonomies (usually
organized by facets) and provide a single, coherent visual framework in
which users can focus on one or more concepts in the taxonomy, and
immediately see a conceptual summary of their focus, in the form of a
reduced taxonomy derived from the original one by pruning unrelated
concepts. Concepts in the reduced taxonomy can be used to set
additional, dependent foci and users iterate in a guided yet
unconstrained way until they reach a result set sufficiently small for
manual inspection.
The access paradigm supported is a conceptual exploration, far more
frequent in "search" tasks than the retrieval by exact specification
supported by search engines and database queries. The underlying model
is simple and easily understood by users, offers substantial benefits
over traditional approaches and has an extremely wide application range
and a potential for important extensions.
This 1-day workshop will discuss all aspects of dynamic taxonomies and
faceted search, from underlying technology to user interfaces and
commercial use, including demo systems and applications.

Topics of Interest:

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following areas:
·    Multidimensional/faceted taxonomy design
·    Automatic or semiautomatic multidimensional/faceted taxonomy
creation from meta-data, from structured and
    unstructured documents or by social tagging
·    Extensions of dynamic taxonomies
·    Efficient and scalable indexing and retrieval
·    User interface issues
·    Emerging applications
·    Evaluation approaches and metrics

Important Dates:

Submission of papers:         	30 March 2008 (was 15 March 2008)
Notification of acceptance:     27 April 2008 (was 20 April 2008)
Camera-ready copies:         	15 May 2008

Submission Details:

Authors are invited to submit research contributions, practical
experience reports and demos via the submission system at
Submissions must be in pdf and consist of no more than 5 pages in IEEE
double column A4 format

Accepted papers will be published by IEEE CS Press.


Giovanni Maria Sacco, Università di Torino, Italy

Program Committee:

·    Anastasia Analyti, University of Crete, Greece
·    Giuseppe Berio, Università di Torino, Italy
·    Barbara Demo, Università di Torino, Italy
·    Sébastien Ferré, Université de Rennes, France
·    Jonathan Koren, University of California at Santa Cruz, USA
·    Saverio Perugini, University of Dayton, USA
·    Yannis Tzitzikas, University of Crete, Greece
·    Moritz Stefaner, University of Applied Sciences Potsdam, Germany
·    Yi Zhang, University of California at Santa Cruz, USA

Please see the workshop web site ( for further
This workshop is organized by SIG-FIND, Special Interest and Research
Group on Dynamic Taxonomies and Faceted Search

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