WEB AS A STREAM: special session at FQAS 2009

New (20-aug-2007): Accepted papers; see below!

FQAS 2009, International Conference on Flexible Query Answering Systems
Co-located with LID 2009, International Workshop on Logic in Databases
Roskilde, Denmark, October 26-28 & 29-30, 2009.

Organized by
Maria Grineva, Russian Academy of Sciences, upa@grinev.net
Henning Christiansen, Roskilde University, henning@ruc.dk

Call for papers

Today we can see how new stream-like nature of Web is becoming more and more prevalent. Current Web is no longer a Web of interconnected pages. With the advent of blogs, feeds, and microblogs, and the rise of services like Twitter, FriendFeed, Facebook, information is increasingly being distributed and presented in real-time streams instead of dedicated Web pages. Streams bring not just periodic news but people's constant communication, status updates, instantly shared thoughts, photos, and videos. A stream is a rapidly changing sequence of information around a topic, and in this way, streams are making the Web more real-time.

Streams tend even to replace search engines as a the starting point of Web browsing – now a Web session often consists in reading Twitter and Google Reader streams and following links found in these streams instead of starting with a Web search.

This session provides a unique forum in the context of the International Conference for Flexible Query Answering Systems 2009 for describing applications and scenarios that would meet the challenges and opportunities of the Web of streams, as well as novel technologies and methodologies for building and managing these applications. We welcome contributions relating, but are not restricted to the following topics:

Accepted papers and program

Gulay Unel, Dumitru Roman: Stream Reasoning: A Survey and Further Research Directions

Erik Wilde, Alexandros Marinos: Feed Querying as a Proxy for Querying the Web

The presentations of these papers as well as a short introduction to the field will take place some time during FQAS, October 26-28, 2009. Exact time will appear in the FQAS program in due time.

Important dates

Paper submission: July 12, 2009
Notification of acceptance: July 24, 2009
Final paper due: August 14th, 2009

Information for authors

Authors are invited to submit original previously unpublished research papers written in English, of up to 12 pages, strictly following the LNCS/LNAI format guidelines. Authors can download the Latex (recommended) or Word templates available at Springer's web site.
Submissions should be sent as pdf files by email directly to both organizers.
Accepted papers will be published in the FQAS proceedings which is a volume in the LNCS series; all submitted papers will be reviewed by 2–3 experts in the field.

Participation and registration

Participants must register via the FQAS website according to the conditions and fees given there.

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