Industrial and Practical Experience Track Program

Industrial and Practical Experience Chairs' Message

We received many excellent papers as submissions and it is unfortunate that our schedule constraints did not allow us to accept all of them. The number of submissions was forty one, from which we accepted eight. All submissions were submitted to three referees, all received at least two reviews and most received three. In addition to the eight talks corresponding to the accepted refereed papers, we have six invited speakers who will present what we anticipate will be excellent talks. Finally, we have assembled a panel of five distinguished members to discuss the ways in which search engines have and will affect the evolution of the web.

Industrial Track Chair: Kazuo Iwano (IBM Japan),
Deputy Chairs: Byron Dom (Yahoo! Inc.),
            Naohiko Uramoto (IBM Japan),

Wednesday, May 11

10:50 - 12:20
[IT01] Industrial and Practical Experience Track (Paper 1) (Room 304)
  • "A personalized search engine based on web-snippet hierarchical clustering"
    • P. Ferragina, Dipartimento di Informatica, Pisa
    • Antonio Gull, Dipartimento di Informatica, Pisa
  • "Ranking Definitions with Supervised Learning Methods"
    • Jun Xu, Nankai University
    • Yunbo Cao, Microsoft Research Asia
    • Hang Li, Microsoft Research Asia
    • Min Zhao, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • "Identifying link farm spam pages"
    • Baoning Wu, Lehigh University
    • Brian D. Davison, Lehigh University
  • "The Volume and Evolution of Web Page Templates"
    • David Gibson, IBM Almaden Research Center
    • Kunal Punera, University of Texas at Austin
    • Andrew Tomkins, IBM Almaden Research Center
14:40 - 16:10
[IT02] Industrial and Practical Experience Track (Invited 1) (Room 304)
16:30 - 18:00
[IT03] Industrial and Practical Experience Track (Invited 2) (Room 304)

Thursday, May 12

10:30 - 12:00
[IT04] Industrial and Practical Experience Track (Paper 2) (Room 304)
  • "The Infocious Web Search Engine: Improving Web Searching through Linguistic Analysis"
    • Alexandros Ntoulas, Infocious Inc.
    • Gerald Chao, Infocious Inc.
    • Junghoo Cho, University of California, Los Angeles
  • "How to make Web sites talk together - Web Service Gateway Solution"
    • Hoang Pham Huy, Hanoi University of Technology
    • Takahiro Kawamura, Toshiba R&D Center
    • Tetsuo Hasegawa, Toshiba R&D Center
  • "Diversified SCM Standard for the Japanese Retail Industry"
    • Koichi Hayashi, UL Systems, Inc.
    • Naoki Koguro, UL Systems, Inc.
    • Reki Murakami, UL Systems, Inc.
  • "Crawling a Country: Better Strategies than Breadth-First for Web Page Ordering"
    • Ricardo Baeza-Yates, Universidad de Chile
    • Carlos Castillo, Universidad de Chile
    • Mauricio Marin, Universidad de Magallanes
    • Andrea Rodriguez, Universidad de ConcepciÓn
14:40 - 17:00
[IT05] Industrial and Practical Experience Track Panel: (Room 304)
"How Search Engines Shape the Web"
Byron Dom, Yahoo!
Krishna Bharat, Google
Andrei Broder, IBM
Jan Pedersen, Yahoo!
Yoshinobu Tonomura, NTT
Marc Najork, Microsoft
The state of the web today has been and continues to be greatly influenced by the existence of web-search engines. This panel will discuss the ways in which search engines have affected the web in the past and ways in which they may affect it in the future. Both positive and negative effects will be discussed as will potential measures to combat the latter. Besides the obvious ways in which search engines help people find content, other effects to be discussed include: the whole phenomenon of web-page spam, based on both text and link (e.g. link farms), the business of “Search Engine Optimization” (optimizing pages to rank highly in web-search