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Agenda Day 2

Beyond Search: Semantic Computing
and Internet Economics 2009 Workshop

Thursday, June 11, 2009



8:00 A.M.–

8:30 A.M.  



8:30 A.M.–
9:00 A.M.

Query Intent Detection in Sponsored Search
Ram Akella

University of California Santa Cruz, United States

9:00 A.M.–
9:30 A.M. 

What Makes them Click: Empirical Analysis of Consumer Demand for Search Advertising 
Przemek Jeziorski and Ilya Segal

Stanford University, United States

9:30 A.M.– 10:00 A.M. 

Scalable Annotation Search and Aggregation of Semi-structured Graph and Text Data Models
Ganesh Ramakrishnan, Soumen Chakrabarti, and S. Sudarshan
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India

10:00 A.M.– 10:30 A.M.

The Complex Dynamics of Sponsored Search Markets

Sander Bohte, Valentin Robu, and Han La Poutre

The Centre for Math and Computer Science, The Netherlands

10:30 A.M.– 11:00 A.M.



11:00 A.M.– 11:30 A.M.  


Modeling Trust Influence and Bias in Social Media
Anupam Joshi and Tim Finin
University of Maryland, Baltimore County, United States

11:30 A.M.– Noon



Search Query Disambiguation from Short Sessions using Markov Logic
Raymond J. Mooney and Lily Milhalkova
University of Texas at Austin, United States  

12:30 P.M. 


Goal-Driven Information Retrieval
Jun Wang and Tamas Jambor
University College London, United Kingdom  
12:30 P.M.–1:30 P.M.  Lunch

1:30 P.M.–

2:00 P.M. 

Web-Scale Semantic Social Mash-Ups with Provenance
Harry Halpin and Henry Thompson
University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

2:00 P.M.–

2:30 P.M. 

Search Logs as Information Footprints: Turning Search Logs into a Multi-Resolution Topic Map to Support Collaborative Surfing
ChengXiang Zhai, Xuanhui Wang, and Kevin Chang
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States

2:30 P.M.–

3:00 P.M.

Utilizing Query Semantics from Past Query Sequences to Support Exploratory Search

Mingfang Wu, Andrew Turpin, Simon Puglisi, Falk Scholer, and James Thom

RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia

3:00 P.M.–

3:30 P.M.  


3:30 P.M.–

4:00 P.M. 

Addressing and Identifying Privacy Leakage from Query Logs: An Accountability Approach
Oshani Seneviratne, Daniel Weitzner, and Lalana Kagal
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States 

4:00 P.M.–

4:30 P.M. 

Empirical Study of the Impact of Privacy Information in Search Results
Janice Tsai, Lorrie Cranor, and Alessandro Acquisiti
Carnegie Mellon University, United States 

4:30 P.M.–

5:00 P.M. 

Evolving Today's Web into the Knowledge Web

AC Surendran, Tarek Najm, and Phani Vaddadi


5:00 P.M.–

5:15 P.M. 

Wrap Up

Evelyne Viegas
Microsoft Research



Beyond Search 2009 Contents
Workshop Information
  • Dates: June 10–11, 2009
  • Location: Microsoft Research
    Building 99, Lecture Room 1919
    Redmond, Washington, United States
  • Contact: Evelyne Viegas at