ADW 2009 Chairs’ Message
We are proud to present for the second time the proceedings of the Advances in Accessing Deep Web workshop. This issue is a collection of the papers presented during the workshop co-located with the Business Information Systems conference, held in Poznan, Poland on 27-29 of April 2009. We established the workshop last year because we identified the need for a publication and discussion forum for young researchers in the Deep Web field. Although mainstream papers in this area are often published on the top Web-related conferences (WWW, WISE, ICWE and others) we thought there is a need to bring together the researchers and stimulate collaboration, especially among young adepts in the field to discuss innovative solutions and ongoing work. A successful second edition of our workshop proves that this need has been fulfilled. The success would not be possible without work of our Program Committee which includes leading researchers in the field coming both from universities and industry. We would like to thank them for encouraging their peers and students to consider our workshop and helping us to organize and rise the scientific level of the workshop with their experience and knowledge. The Program Committee of the Workshop included 16 researchers from eight countries, specializing in different aspects of Deep Web issues. We are happy that we could work together with people that were the first to notice the Deep Web potential and are currently among the leading experts in accessing its resources.