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Special Session on
Information Filtering and Retrieval: Novel Distributed Systems and Applications
 - DART 2012

4 - 7 October, 2012 - Barcelona, Spain

Within the International Joint Conference on Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management - IC3K 2012


Cristian Lai
Brief Bio
Cristian Lai is a researcher with extensive experience in knowledge management and a member of CRS4's ISOC (Information SOCiety) group since 2000, and one of the project managers of the Smart Environments and Technologies team. She is expert in artificial intelligence (AI), information retrieval, ontology engineering, and Open Data. Skillful in Sensor Networks and IoT. Proficient in research on a new framework to combine Sensor Networks and mobile robots’ components in a semantic cooperative group of devices for Smart Environments. She is a member of DART International Workshop steering committee on information filtering and retrieval in collaboration with the University of Cagliari and the University of Bari. Reviewer in several major Computer Science conferences and journal scientific committees. Initiator and developer of several software prototypes. Proficiency in Open Data and its application in the public sector as well as in the private one. Co-founder of Datinanta, a non-profit association promoting crowdsourced open data in Sardinia.
Giovanni Semeraro
University of Bari Aldo Moro
Brief Bio
Giovanni Semeraro, has a M.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Bari Aldo Moro, Italy, where he is an Associate Professor of Computer Science and teaches “Intelligent information access”, “Natural language processing”, and “Programming languages”. He is responsible for the Master of Science in Computer Science and leads the Semantic Web Access and Personalization (SWAP) research group “Antonio Bello” at the Department of Computer Science of the University of Bari Aldo Moro, Italy. His research interests include AI; recommender systems; language games; intelligent information mining, retrieval, and filtering; semantic and social computing; machine learning; natural language processing; the Semantic Web; personalization.
Alessandro Giuliani
University of Cagliari


Nowadays users are more and more interested in information rather than in mere raw data. The huge amount of accessible data sources is growing rapidly. This calls for novel systems providing effective means of searching and retrieving information with the fundamental goal of making it exploitable by humans and machines.
DART focuses on researching and studying new challenges in distributed information filtering and retrieval. In particular, DART aims to investigate novel systems and tools to distributed scenarios and environments. DART will contribute to discuss and compare suitable novel solutions based on intelligent techniques and applied in real-world applications.
Information Retrieval attempts to address similar filtering and ranking problems for pieces of information such as links, pages, and documents. Information Retrieval systems generally focus on the development of global retrieval techniques, often neglecting individual user needs and preferences.
Information Filtering has drastically changed the way information seekers find what they are searching for. In fact, they effectively prune large information spaces and help users in selecting items that best meet their needs, interests, preferences, and tastes. These systems rely strongly on the use of various machine learning tools and algorithms for learning how to rank items and predict user evaluation.

Topics of Interest
Topics of interest will include (but not are limited to):

  • Web Information Filtering and Retrieval
  • Web Personalization and Recommendation
  • Web Advertising
  • Web Agents
  • Web of Data
  • Semantic Web
  • Linked Data
  • Semantics and Ontology Engineering
  • Search for Social Networks and Social Media
  • Natural Language and Information Retrieval in the Social Web
  • Real-time Search
  • Text categorization


Marie-Hélène Abel, Technology University of Compiègne, France
Andrea Addis, University of Cagliari, Italy
Giuliano Armano, University of Cagliari, Italy
Pierpaolo Basile, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Italy
Roberto Basili, University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Italy
Federico Bergenti, University of Parma, Italy
Annalina Caputo, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Italy
Camelia Chira, Babes-Bolyai University, Romania
Antonio Corradi, University of Bologna, Italy
José Cunha, , Portugal
Marco de Gemmis, Universitità Degli Studi Di Bari Aldo Moro, Italy
Emanuele Di Buccio, University of Padua, Italy
Nima Hatami, University of California, San Diego, United States
Fumio Hattori, Ritsumeikan University, Japan
Leo Iaquinta, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Pasquale Lops, Universita' Degli Studi Di Bari Aldo Moro, Italy
Jose Antonio Iglesias Martinez, , Spain
Massimo Melucci, University of Padua, Italy
Maurizio Montagnuolo, , Italy
Claude Moulin, JRU CNRS Heudiasyc, University of Compiègne, France
Vincenzo Pallotta, HEIG-VD (Swiss Applied Science University, Vaud), Switzerland
Marcin Paprzycki, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Gabriella Pasi, Università Degli Studi Di Milano Bicocca, Italy
Raffaele Perego, , Italy
Agostino Poggi, University of Parma, Italy
Sebastian Rodriguez, , Argentina
Paolo Rosso, Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain
Fabrizio Silvestri, , Italy
Alessandro Soro, , Italy
Eloisa Vargiu, EURECAT, Spain
Haibin Zhu, Nipissing University, Canada

Paper Submission
DART 2012 is aimed at putting together practitioners and researchers working on pervasive and intelligent access to distributed information, multimedia, and web services.

Authors should submit an original paper in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, using the on-line submission procedure. The submission must have up to 13 pages otherwise it will be rejected without review. Please check the paper formats page so you may be aware of the accepted paper page limits. The guidelines for paper formatting provided at the conference web ought to be used for all submitted papers. The preferred submission format is the same as the camera-ready format. Please check and carefully follow the instructions and templates provided. Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable.

After the reviewing process is completed, the contact author (the author who submits the paper) of each paper will be notified of the result, by e-mail. The authors are required to follow the reviews in order to improve their paper before the camera-ready submission.
The workshop proceedings will be published in a workshop proceedings book and on CD-ROM support, under an ISBN reference. Also, all papers presented at the workshop venue would be available at the SciTePress Digital Library. SciTePress is member of CrossRef.
The corresponding-authors will be notified at all time, for the submission, notification, and confirmation on the attendance.
Submitting a paper to the workshop means that, if the paper is accepted, at least one author should attend the conference to present the paper and should then register to the conference with a workshop fee.
Registration Information
At least one author of an accepted paper must register for the workshop, and the registration fees received by July 24, 2012, in order to have the paper published in the workshop proceedings book.


IC3K Workshops - DART 2012
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