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Date: Sun, 25 Feb 2007 17:26:28 +0100
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FIND07 -- International Workshop on Dynamic Taxonomies and Faceted Search

Regensburg, Germany, September 3-7, 2007
in conjunction with DEXA 2007

Workshop Site:

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, was proposed
exactly 20 years ago 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.

Following the spirit of the workshop on faceted search at SIGIR 2006,
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 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
· Extensions of dynamic taxonomies
· Efficient and scalable indexing and retrieval
· User interface issues
· Emerging applications
· Evaluation approaches and metrics

Submission of papers: 11 March 2007  EXTENDED
Notification of acceptance: 16 April 2007
Camera-ready copies: 15 May 2007

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, Universita' di Torino, Italy

Program Committee:
· Holger Bast, Max-Plank Institut fur Informatik, Germany
· Giuseppe Berio, Universita' di Torino, Italy
· Eero Hyvonen, Helsinki University of Technology (TKK), Finland
· Panagiotis Ipeirotis, New York University, USA
· Stefano Levialdi, Universita' di Roma “La Sapienza”, Italy
· Saverio Perugini, University of Dayton, USA
· Jan Pieper, IBM Almaden Research Center, USA
· Yannis Tzitzikas, University of Crete, Greece
· Ingmar Weber, Max-Plank Institut fur Informatik, Germany
· Yi Zhang, University of California at Santa Cruz, USA

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