Second SeCo Book

Search Computing: Trends and Developments

Stefano Ceri, Marco Brambilla  (Eds.). Springer LNCS, Vol. 6585, March 2011.

The book "Search Computing - Trends and Developments" is published  by Springer Verlag in the LNCS State-of-the-art series (vol. 6585).

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The book reports the Proceedings of the workshop “New Trends in Search Computing”, held in Como and Milano from May 25 to May 31, 2010, as the follow-up of the workshop “Search Computing Challenges and Directions”, also published by Springer-Verlag in 2010 (LNCS 5950).

The workshop was divided in eight independent sessions, reflecting the many research directions of the project. It was held during five consecutive days, in Milano and Como, with about sixty participants equally divided between SeCo researchers and international experts.  Each workshop session had editors, chosen within the SeCo research team, and external experts, who provided their tangible contribution to the project with feedback, advice, and contributed chapters. Session editors have helped us in organizing the book’s design, by interacting with the session experts and by shaping up each session and the corresponding book part:

  •    Part 1: The Search Process
  •    Part 2: Interaction Design
  •    Part 3: Semantic Description
  •    Part 4: Rank-Join
  •    Part 5: Query Processing
  •    Part 6: Tools and Mashups
  •    Part 7: Bio-Seco
  •    Part 8: Towards a Sustainable Exploitation

Each part of the book reports the result of a workshop session; it includes one chapter describing the search computing approach to the problem, and one or more additional chapters reflecting the contribution and viewpoints of experts that participated in the workshop, broadening the spectrum of investigations which are currently ongoing in search computing. In some cases, the part is closed by a short chapter reporting different opinions that the workshop participants discussed at panels which closed the corresponding session.

The overview of the book, including the preface, the table of contents and the introductions to the parts is available for download:

Book overview (PDF File, 180 KB)