Call for Papers.
In the last few years there have been the explosion in the use
of heterogeneous distributed systems. Ranging from simple
Network of Workstations to the more modern and complex Grid
systems, the adoption of distributed systems instead of
massively parallel supercomputers has been preferred due to
their reduced cost of ownership. These kinds of systems pose
many challenges in terms of information access, storage and
retrieval. Usually, in fact, instead of having collections
stored at a single site they are collected, and sometimes
managed, at different sites (possibly owned by different
institutions). Particular interest has been expressed on
architectures and specifications for information retrieval in
the context of heterogeneous distributed computing systems.
This workshop will focus on new methods and algorithms to
efficiently and effectively access data distributed over large
heterogeneous distributed systems. The workshop particularly
encourages papers that address the creation and the search in
distributed, dynamic information systems as well as papers
presenting novel architectural solution for these systems.
However, more broadly, papers are solicited on any topic
related to information retrieval in distributed architectures,
including the topics listed below.
List of topics:
- Meta-IR: coping with heterogeneous distributed data
- Algorithms for distributed IR
- Grid IR
- Peer-to-Peer (P2P) IR
- Complex queries specification and resolution
- Collection selection
- Query routing (especially in Grid and P2P systems)
- Data fusion
- Query execution scheduling
- Index structures
- Specific architectures
- Fault tolerance
Authors should submit full papers using the same guidelines as
the main conference. Paper length must not exceed ten pages.
More information on the format could be found at
Submissions should be e-mailed to
All submissions will be referred by at least 3 members
of the PC.
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