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Mario Cannataro <[log in to unmask]>
Mon, 18 Feb 2002 19:59:47 +0100
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                      *     CALL FOR PAPERS     *

                             WORKSHOP ON
                               (DoCS '02)
                       28/5/2002 - Malaga (Spain)     


                        In conjunction with the 
    2nd International Conference on Adaptive Hypermedia and Adaptive
                           Web Based Systems
                         29/5/2002 - 31/5/2002
                             Malaga, Spain


The main goal of the workshop is to bring together researchers working
on Data Compression, Adaptive Hypermedia Systems and Web Systems, to
explore novel uses and applications of lossy and lossless compression
algorithms, as well as summarization systems, in (Web) Adaptive
Hypermedia Systems.

Nowadays, given the explosion of on-line information sources and the
existence of massive information universes, some forms of (semi-)
automatic lossless/lossy compression and synthesis of data are becoming

The main objective of compression/synthesis is the production of a
concise, condensed representation of the key information content of an
information source, for a particular user and task. It is considered a
crucial aspect to “scale” the complexity and size of web contents with
respect to many different aspects, such as (i) used technology (kind of
terminal, network bandwidth etc.), (ii) contextual conditions (time,
place, battery conditions etc.), (iii) user wishes and expectations. 

In modern applications, for such tasks, different approaches are
considered. First, classical and more recent lossless/lossy data
compression methods are applied. Furthermore, it is also becoming
imperative to investigate new idea which consider the user’s perception
band (i.e. how much information the user considers interesting and/or
useful at a certain time) and the necessity of very high compression
ratios. In such cases, lossy data synthesis methods are needed, which
remove details and provide suitable aggregations, e.g. by restructuring
some schemata.


- Models for multi-format hypermedia documents

- Algorithms for the adaptive compression/synthesis of hypermedia

- Lossless and lossy compression/synthesis algorithms (for specific
types of data such as images, videos, audio, and for semi-structured

- Schema extraction and restructuring of semi- structured data (e.g.

- Browsing and searching of compressed/synthesized data

- Applications of compression/synthesis for Adaptive Hypermedia Systems

- Applications of compression/synthesis for Mobile Computing

- Applications of compression/synthesis for Knowledge Discovery and Data

- Multilingual synthesis and use of linguistic representations, thesauri
and ontology

- Natural language generation for synthesis, production of abstracts and
extracts, in Adaptive Hypermedia 

Workshop Proceedings

The Proceedings of the workshop will be published after the workshop
(thus allowing the authors to review their papers on the basis of
discussions at the workshop) as a book. At the workshop a CD-ROM will be
distributed to the

Mario Cannataro (ISI-CNR, Italy)
Email: [log in to unmask], [log in to unmask] 

Andrea Pugliese (University of Calabria, Italy)
Voice: +39-0984-494618
Fax: +39-0984-839054
Email: [log in to unmask] 


Mario Cannataro (ISI-CNR, Italy)
Sara Comai (Polytechnic of Milano, Italy)
Raffaele Giancarlo (Univ. of Palermo, Italy)
Sergio Greco (Univ. of Calabria, Italy)
Geert-Jan Houben (Eindhoven Univ. of Technology, Nederland)
Mark Levene (Birkbeck College, Univ. of London, UK)
Giansalvatore Mecca (Univ. of Basilicata, Italy)
Stefano Paraboschi (Polytechnic of Milano, Italy)
Alexandra Poulovassilis (Birkbeck College, Univ. of London, UK)
Domenico Saccà (Univ. of Calabria, Italy)
Neel Sundaresan (NehaNet Corporation)


The New Science of Discovery and the Algorithmics of Surprise 
Alberto Apostolico (Purdue Univ., USA – Univ. of Padova, Italy)

Current progresses in ICT are forcing a completely new scenario and a
wild paradigm shift. The new scenario is that data and information
accumulate at a pace no longer fit for direct human inspection. The
paradigm shift is that, in contrast to tradition, the bottleneck in
communication is no longer represented by the channel or medium but
rather by the limited perceptual bandwidth of the final user. At some
core level in this transition, novel techniques supporting the automated
discovery of patterns and their associations or ``rules'' in disparate
contexts and media are being developed. This talk examines some of the
apparent paradoxes that undermine such developments, and takes glimpses
of a territory of challenges that seems largely unexplored.

April 1, 2002, Paper due. 
April 29, 2002, Notification of acceptance. 
May 10, 2002, Camera-ready paper due. 
May 28, 2002, Workshop. 


Papers should be original and contain contributions of theoretical or
experimental nature. Moreover, papers concerning tools and architectures
for industrial applications will also be considered. 

Interested authors should send a 10-page paper including keywords, to
the Workshop chairs:

Mario Cannataro : [log in to unmask] , [log in to unmask]
Andrea Pugliese : [log in to unmask]  

Electronic submission (PostScript or PDF) is strongly encouraged.


Mario Cannataro
Senior Researcher
ISI-CNR, Via P.Bucci 41/c, 87030 Rende, Italy
Tel:  +39 0984 831729, Fax: +39 0984 839054
Email: [log in to unmask]
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