Appel: Book Search Engines

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Fri Mar 12 17:17:00 UTC 2010

Date: Wed, 10 Mar 2010 17:39:00 +0100
From: Jouis Christophe <Christophe.Jouis at>
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*Proposal Submission Deadline: **May 2, 2010*

*/Next Generation Search Engines: Advanced Models for Information

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,

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

- 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 presented.

  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 project.


  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
<>.  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,

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, Canada

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),

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,

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),

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

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

30. Meng, Fan, Director, Department of Psychiatry/Mental Health
Research Institute, 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, Search Engineer, Thomson Reuters, USA

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

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,

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

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

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,

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,

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

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

/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
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