Como Workshop in 2009

Search Computing Challenges and Directions
"Searching for the future"

Como (Italy), Società del Casinò di Como, June 17-19: A joint workshop that will bring together the participants to two IDEAS projects

  • SeCo, lead by Stefano Ceri at Politecnico di Milano
  • SMSCom, lead by Carlo Ghezzi at Politecnico di Milano


Pictures of the event

Workshop's results will be described in the book "Search Computing Challenges and Directions", S. Ceri and M. Brambilla Eds., Springer-Verlag LNCS. 


June 17

09:00 - 09:30 Registration
09:30 - 10:30 IntroductionIntroduction to the two ERC projects

- Stefano Ceri (Politecnico di Milano) -SECO: Search Computing (ppt file)

- Carlo Ghezzi (Politecnico di Milano)- SMSCom: Self-Managing Situated Computing d Computing
10:30 - 11:00 Coffe break
11:00 - 12:30 Joint ERC presentations

- Jeff Magee (Imperial College, UK) - Engineering Self-Managed Systems

- Ricardo Baeza-Yates (Yahoo! Research, Barcelona) - The Next Generation of Search
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 15:45 Rank Aggregation

- Ihab Ilyas (University of Waterloo):Supporting Ranking in (Uncertain) Database Systems

- Davide Martinenghi (Politecnico di Milano): Cost-Aware Top-K Join Algorithms

- Adnan Abid (Politecnico di Milano): Evolutionary Techniques for Join Strategies
15:45 - 16:15 Coffee Break
16:15 - 17:45 Service Registration and WebSite Wrapping

- Georg Gottlob (Oxford University) -Web Data Extraction: The Lixto Project and Future Plans

- Alessandro Campi (Politecnico di Milano) - Service Marts: a Service Framework for Search Computing

June 18

09:00 - 10:30 Joint ERC presentations

- Norman Paton (University of Manchester) - Dataspaces and Search Computing: New Paradigms or Step Changes

- Dick Taylor (UC Irvine, USA) - Runtime software adaptability 

Joint Session with SMScom (2 x 45min talks) 

Talks by and Dick Taylor 

(Dick: Architectural Styles and Runtime Software Adaptation)

10:30 - 11:00 Coffe break
11:00 - 12:45 Service composition

- Fabio Casati (University of Trento) -Universal Mashup Languages

- Daniele Braga (Politecnico di Milano) -Join methods and query planning for Search Computing (ppt file)

- Michael Grossniklaus (Politecnico di Milano) - A producer-consumer model of query execution

12:45 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 15:30 Search computing architectures

- Ioana Manolescu (INRIA, Paris) - Of Distributed Queries: Models and Systems

- Marco Brambilla (Politecnico di Milano) - Liquid queries

Evening Joint ERC recreational activities: a walk on the hills around Como/Brunate.

The idea is to reach Brunate by funicular, hike from Brunate to the top of Monte Boletto, which enjoys a great view of the lake.

We will have dinner at:


Mulattiera s. Maurizio 24, 22034 - Brunate (CO)

June 19

09:00 - 10:30 Business Plan and Technology Watch
- Tommaso Buganza (DIG, Politecnico di Milano) and Emanuele Della Valle (DEI, Politecnico di Milano) - Technology Watch for Search Computing
10:30 - 11:00 Coffe break
11:00 - 12:30 Priorities in SeCo Research 
Moderator: Piero Fraternali
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 15:00 Tutorial

- Florian Daniel (University of Trento) - Web Technologies
15:00 - 15:30 Coffee Break
15:30 - 17:00 Workplan
- Stefano Ceri (Politecnico di Milano) - Workplan, Workshop Conclusions and Wrap-up