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Thu Apr 22 2010

FYI: Call for Chapter Proposals: Search Engines

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        1.    Christophe Jouis, Call for Chapter Proposals: Search Engines

Message 1: Call for Chapter Proposals: Search Engines
Date: 20-Apr-2010
From: Christophe Jouis <christophe.jouislip6.fr>
Subject: Call for Chapter Proposals: Search Engines
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2nd Call For Chapter Proposals

Proposal Submission Deadline: May 2, 2010

Next Generation Search Engines: Advanced Models for Information Retrieval

A book edited by Dr. Christophe Jouis (1, 3), Prof. Ismaïl Biskri (2),
Prof. Jean-Gabriel Ganascia (1) and CNRS Research director Magali Roux (1, 4)

(1) Universite Paris – Sorbonne Nouvelle, France

(2) Universite du Quebec a Trois Rivieres, Quebec, Canada

(3) LIP6 (Laboratoire d’Informatique de Paris 6), UPMC & CNRS, France

(4) INIST (Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique-CNRS, France)

To be published by IGI Global:


Scientific and economic organizations are confronted with handling an
abundance of strategic information in their domain activities. One main
challenge is to be able to find the right information quickly. In order to
do so, organizations must master information access: getting relevant query
results that are organized, sorted, and actionable.

Recent technological progress in computer science, Web technologies, and
the constantly evolving information available on the Internet has
drastically changed the landscape of search and access to information.
Current search engines employ advanced techniques involving machine
learning, social networks and semantic analysis.

Objectives of the Book

The main goal of this book is to transfer the new research results from the
fields of advanced computer sciences and information science in order to
master the access to information. The readers will be able to have a
better idea of the results in applied research. The achievement of
relevant, organized, sorted and workable answers – to name but a few – from
a search is become a daily need for the enterprises and organizations, and,
to a greater extent, for anyone. It does not consist of accessing to
structural information like in standard databases only; neither it does
consist of searching information strictly by the mean of a combination of
key words. It goes far beyond that. The information sought must be able to
be identified by the topics covered by it, that is to say its textual,
audio, video or graphical content. This is not a new issue. However,
recent technological advances have totally changed the used techniques.
The new Web technologies, the emergence of Intranet systems and the
abundance of information on the Internet have created the need for
efficient search and information access tools.

Target Audience

This book is intended for scientists and decision-makers who wish to gain
working knowledge about search in order to evaluate available solutions and
to dialogue with software and data providers. It also targets intranet or
Web server designers, developers and administrators who wish to understand
how to integrate search technology in their applications according to their
needs. This book is further designed for database, groupware applications
and document management systems (EDM) designers, developers and
administrators, as well as libraries or documentation centres directors who
seek a deeper understanding of the tools they use, and how to set up new
information systems. Lastly, this book aims all professionals in technology
or competitive intelligence and, more generally, the specialists of the
information market.

Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Semantic Web

More and more content producers, as a result of the W3C recommendations on
the semantic Web, index their databases with metadata or taxonomies
(ontologies), in order to allow the search engines to adapt to the semantic
analyzers. Currently many algorithms are being developed for semantic
information research systems that do not impose hit-or-miss keyword
searcher on the user.

• Generation of large-scale search engine index

• Video, audio and graphics indexing

• Query user interface: Controlled natural languages, natural language
query, multilingual search, etc.

• Index Data Structures: Suffix tree, tree, Inverted index, Ngram index,
Term document matrix, etc.

• Multi-sources and multi-formats indexation: Most recent search engines
can index many different information sources, such as:

- FTP servers,

- files systems,

- Web pages,

- DBMS such as Oracles, Sybase, DB2, SQL Server and others.

- Document-oriented databases such as Lotus Notes.

- Desktop applications files such as Microsoft Office suite (Word,
PowerPoint), RTF format.

- Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF)

- PostScript (PS)

- LaTex

- The UseNet archive (NNTP) and other deprecated bulletin board formats

- XML and derivatives like RSS

- SGML (this is more of a general protocol)

• Emergence of new axis in the Next Generation of Search Engines

- Real-time search,

- Local search,

- GPS sensitive search,

- Mobile search,

- Search in the Cloud,

- Search using Hadoop,

- Map reduce, etc.

· Life Sciences Applications: A special section will be dedicated to recent
developments for life sciences. As the volume of research digital data
increases exponentially, searching information and documents, as well as
links to data sources is becoming a main issue. Exemplary realizations that
made it possible to unlock technological and scientific bolts will be

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before May 2,
2010, a 2-3 pages chapter proposal clearly explaining the mission and
concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors of accepted proposals will
be notified by July 2, 2010 about the status of their proposals and sent
chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by November
30, 2010. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review
basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this


This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group
Inc.), publisher of the “Information Science Reference” (formerly Idea
Group Reference), “Medical Information Science Reference,” and “IGI
Publishing” imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher,
please visit www.igi-global.com. This publication is anticipated to be
released in 2011.

Important Dates:

May 2, 2010: Proposal Submission Deadline (summary 200/300 words)

July 2, 2010: Notification of Acceptance

September 1, 2010: Full Chapter Submission

October 31, 2010: Review Result Returned

February 15, 2011: Final Chapter Submission

March 31, 2011: Final deadline

Editorial Advisory Board Members:

1. Berry, Michael W., Professor and Associate Department Head, of
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Tennessee, USA

2. Biskri, Ismaïl, Professor, Département d’informatique, Université du
Québec à Trois-Rivière, Québec, Canada

3. Boughanem, Mohand, Professor, Recherche et Filtrage d'Information, IRIT
(Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse), Université Paul
Sabatier, France

4. Bourdaillet, Julien, Researcher, RALI, Université de Montréal, Québec,

5. Bourdoncle, François, CEO, EXALEAD, France

6. Chailloux, Jérôme, Manager, ERCIM (European Research Consortium for
Informatics and Mathematics), France

7. Chaudiron, Stéphane, Professor, IDIST (Information, Documentation,
Information Scientifique et Technique), Universite Lille 3, France

8. Constant, Patrick, CEO, PERTIMM, France

9. Das, Abhishek, Seniors engineer, CUIL Inc., CA, USA

10. Desclés, Jean-Pierre, Professor, Langages, Logiques, Informatique,
Cognition (LaLIC), Université Paris-Sorbonne, France

11. Dulong, Tanneguy, Director of Operations, ARISEM (THALES), France

12. Emam, Ossama, Manager, Cairo HLT Group IBM, USA

13. Ferret, Olivier, Research scientist, LI2CM/CEA (Laboratoire
d’Ingénierie de la Connaissance Multimédia Multilingue/Commissariat à
l'Énergie Atomique), France

14. Fluhr, Christian, Scientific Director, Cedege/Hossur'Tech, France

15. Fouladi, Karan, Search engineer, LIP6/ UMPC-CNRS (Laboratoire
d’Informatique de Paris 6/ Université Pierre et Marie Curie and CNRS), France

16. Gallinari, Patrick, Professor, LIP6 (UMPC/CNRS), France

17. Ganascia, Jean-Gabriel, Professor, LIP6 (UMPC/CNRS), France

18. Gargouri, Faiez, professor, ISIM (Institut Supérieur d'Informatique et
de Multimédia de Sfax), Tunisia

19. Ghitalla, Frank, Assistant Professor, INIST (Institut de l'Information
Scientifique et Technique), France

20. Grau, Brigitte, Professor, LIMSI/CNRS (Laboratoire d'Informatique pour
la Mécanique et les Sciences de l'Ingénieur), France

21. Grefenstelle, Gregory, Scientific Director, EXALEAD, France

22. Habib, Bassel, Search engineer, LIP6 (UMPC-CNRS), France

23. Jaziri, Wassim, Senior Lecturer, ISIM, Sfax, Tunisia

24. Huot, Charles, Director of Operations and co-founder, TEMIS Group, France

25. Jain, Ankit, Seniors engineer, CUIL Inc., CA, USA

26. Jouis, Christophe, Senior Lecturer, Université Paris Sorbonne Nouvelle
and LIP6 (UMPC-CNRS), France

27. Lassale, Edmond, Search engineer, Orange Labs (France Telecom), France

28. Le Borgne, Hervé, Search engineer, LI2CM (CEA), France

29. Lucas, Philippe, Search engineer, TECHNOLOGIES group (Spirit software),

30. Meng, Fan, Department of Psychiatry/Center for Computational Medicine
and Biology, University of Michigan, USA

31. Meunier, Jean-Guy, Professor, LANCI (Laboratoire d’Analyse Cognitive de
l’Information), UQAM (Université du Québec à Montréal), Québec, Canada

32. Moulinier, Isabelle, lead research scientist, Thomson Reuters, USA

33. Mustafa El-Hadi, Widad, Professor, IDIST, Universite Lille3, France

34. Nie, Jian-Yun, Professor, DIRO, Université de Montréal, Montreal,
Quebec, Canada

35. Piwowarski, Benjamin, Research associate, Information Retrieval Group,
University of Glasgow, UK

36. Poupon, Anne, Research director-CNRS, Equipe Biologie et
Bioinformatique des Systèmes de Signalisation Physiologie du Comportement
et de la Reproduction, UMR CNRS 6175, INRA – Tours, France

37. Riad, Mokadem, Senior Lecturer, IRIT (Institut de Recherche en
Informatique de Toulouse), France

38. Rijke de, Maarten, Professor, Universiteit van Amsterdam, The Netherlands

39. Robertson, Stephen, Professor, Microsoft Research Laboratory in
Cambridge, UK

40. Rocca-Serra, Philippe, Coordinator, The European Bioinformatics
Institute, EMBL Outstation - Hinxton , Cambridge, UK

41. Roux, Magali, CNRS Research director, LIP6 (UMPC-CNRS) and INIST, France

42. Shafei, Bilal, Professor, ITS – BBE department, Columbia University,
USA and An-Najah National University, Palestine

43. Sansone, Susanna-Assunta, Coordinator, The European Bioinformatics
Institute, EMBL Outstation - Hinxton , Cambridge, UK

44. Savoy, Jacques, Professor, Institut d’Informatique, Université de
Neuchâtel, Switzerland

45. Smyth, Barry, Professor, UCD School of Computer Science & Informatics,
University College Dublin, Ireland

46. Stroppa, Nicolas, Research Scientist, Yahoo! Labs, Paris

47. Timimi, Ismaïl, Senior Lecturer, IDIST, Universite Lille 3, France

48. Vinot, Romain, Senior Research Scientist, Yahoo! Labs in Paris, France

49. Wassermann, Renata, Senior Lecturer, Computer Science Department,
University of São Paulo, Brasil

50. Zitouni, Imed, Researcher, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, NY, USA

Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically (Word document)
or by mail to:

Dr. Christophe Jouis



104 avenue du Président Kennedy

75016 Paris, France

Tel.: +33 1 44 27 88 60 • Fax: +33 1 44 27 70 00 • GSM: +33 6 21 22 96 74

E-mail: search-enginesacasa.lip6.fr

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