NWSearch 2015

First International Workshop on Novel Web Search Interfaces and Systems
Co-located with CIKM 2015
Melbourne, Australia
October 23, 2015

Keynote Speakers

  Marti Hearst, UC Berkeley

  Bio: Marti Hearst is a Professor at UC Berkeley in the School of Information and EECS. She received her PhD in CS from UC Berkeley in 1994 and was a member of the research staff at Xerox PARC form 1994-1997. Her research is in computational linguistics, search user interfaces, information visualization, and improving learning at scale. Her NLP work includes automatic acquisition of hypernym relations ("Hearst Patterns"), TextTiling discourse segmentation, abbreviation recognition, and multiword semantic relations. She wrote the book "Search User Interfaces" (Cambridge) in 2009, co-founded the ACM Conference on Learning at Scale in 2014, and was named an ACM Fellow in 2013. She has received four student-initiated Excellence in Teaching Awards, including in 2014 and 2015.

  Mark Sanderson, RMIT University 

  Bio: Professor Mark Sanderson works at the School of Computer Science and Information Technology at RMIT University where he is deputy head. He is a researcher in information retrieval (IR) (e.g. web search engines). He is particularly interested in evaluation of search engines, but also works in geographic search, cross language IR (CLIR), summarisation, image retrieval by captions, word sense ambiguity. Professor Sanderson is Associate Editor of ACM Transactions on the Web and IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering. He is co-editor of Foundations and Trends in Information Retrieval. He was the PC Chair of ACM SIGIR 2009 & 2012.


9:10am-9:20am Workshop opening
9:20am-10:30am Keynote talk by Prof. Marti Hearst: Still haven't found what I'm looking for: suggestions for next generation search user interfaces
10:30am-10:50am Break
10:50am-12:00pm Semantic Search
12:00pm-1:45pm Lunch break
1:45pm-2:55pm Keynote talk by Prof. Mark Sanderson: Hands and eyes free search
2:55pm-3:20pm Break
3:20pm-4:30pm Novel interfaces and queries
4:30pm-4:45pm Closing remarks

Semantic Search

  • RDF keyword search based on keywords-to-SPARQL translation. Katerina Gkirtzou, George Papastefanatos and Theodore Dalamagas
  • Combining text and formula queries in math information retrieval. Martin Líška, Petr Sojka and Michal Růžička

Novel interfaces and queries

  • Towards a spoken conversational search system. Johanne R Trippas, Damiano Spina, Mark Sanderson and Lawrence Cavedon
  • Using encyclopedic knowledge to understand queries. Kejun Zhao, Xiaofeng Meng, Zhongyuan Wang and Hehan Li