© 2009

Weaving Services and People on the World Wide Web

  • Irwin King
  • Ricardo Baeza-Yates

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Web Services

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Greg Buehrer, Jack W. Stokes, Kumar Chellapilla, John C. Platt
      Pages 3-26
    3. Haofen Wang, Thomas Penin, Linyun Fu, Qiaoling Liu, Guirong Xue, Yong Yu
      Pages 27-47
    4. Michael Mrissa, Stefan Dietze, Philippe Thiran, Chirine Ghedira, Djamal Benslimane, Zakaria Maamar
      Pages 49-66
    5. Jae Hwi Kim, Sang Ho Lee, Young Geun Han
      Pages 67-84
    6. Rittwik Jana, Daniel Appelquist
      Pages 85-97
    7. Quan Z. Sheng, Jian Yu, José M. del Álamo, Paolo Falcarin
      Pages 99-121
    8. Qiangze Feng, Hongwei Qi, Toshikazu Fukushima
      Pages 123-146
    9. Martin Kofahl, Erik Wilde
      Pages 147-168
    10. Andreas Henrich, Volker Lüdecke
      Pages 169-194
    11. Florian A. Twaroch, Christopher B. Jones, Alia I. Abdelmoty
      Pages 195-214
  3. Social Computing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 215-215
    2. Peter Dolog, Markus Krötzsch, Sebastian Schaffert, Denny Vrandečić
      Pages 217-227
    3. Ching-man Au Yeung, Nicholas Gibbins, Nigel Shadbolt
      Pages 255-274
    4. Fabian Abel, Nicola Henze, Daniel Krause, Matthias Kriesell
      Pages 275-300
    5. Krisztian Balog, Leif Azzopardi, Maarten de Rijke
      Pages 301-323
    6. Philip Boulain, Nigel Shadbolt, Nicholas Gibbins
      Pages 325-349
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 1-8

About this book


Ever since its inception, the Web has changed the landscape of human experiences on how we interact with one another and data through service infrastructures via various computing devices. This interweaving environment is now becoming ever more embedded into devices and systems that integrate seamlessly on how we live, both in our working or leisure time.

For this volume, King and Baeza-Yates selected some pioneering and cutting-edge research work that is pointing to the future of the Web. Based on the Workshop Track of the 17th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW2008) in Beijing, they selected the top contributions and asked the authors to resubmit their work with a minimum of one third of additional material from their original workshop manuscripts to be considered for this volume. After a second-round of reviews and selection, 16 contributions were finally accepted.

The work within this volume represents the tip of an iceberg of the many exciting advancements on the WWW. It covers topics like semantic web services, location-based and mobile applications, personalized and context-dependent user interfaces, social networks, and folksonomies. The presentations aim at researchers in academia and industry by showcasing latest research findings. Overall they deliver an excellent picture of the current state-of-the-art, and will also serve as the basis for ongoing research discussions and point to new directions.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Irwin King
  • Ricardo Baeza-Yates

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About the editors

Irwin King is Associate Professor at the Web Intelligence and Social Computing Lab of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, China. He serves as a member of the Engineering Panel with the Research Grants Council (RGC), Hong Kong SAR Government; and is also currently serving as a Vice-President and Governing Board Member of the Asian Pacific Neural Network Assembly (APNNA). In addition, he is also actively involved in the education of students outside the classroom. For example, he has led several ACM Programming Contest Teams to the ACM ICPC World Finals since 2000. His research interests include machine learning, web intelligence & social computing, and multimedia processing.

Ricardo Baeza-Yates is VP of Research for Europe and Latin America, leading the Yahoo! Research labs at Barcelona, Spain and Santiago, Chile, and also supervising the lab in Haifa, Israel. Until 2005 he was the director of the Center for Web Research at the Department of Computer Science of the Engineering School of the University of Chile, and ICREA Professor and founder of the Web Research Group at the Dept. of Information and Communication Technologies of Univ. Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain. He maintains ties with both mentioned universities as a part-time professor for the Ph.D. program. His research interests includes algorithms and data structures, information retrieval, web mining, text and multimedia databases, software and database visualization, and user interfaces.

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