GSB'15: First International Workshop on Graph Search and Beyond

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Modern Web data is highly structured in terms of entities and relations from large knowledge resources, geo-temporal references and social network structure, resulting in a massive multidimensional graph. This graph essentially unifies both the searcher and the information resources that played a fundamentally different role in traditional IR, and ``Graph Search'' offers major new ways to access relevant information. Graph search affects both query formulation (complex queries about entities and relations building on the searcher's context) as well as result exploration and discovery (slicing and dicing the information using the graph structure) in a completely personalized way. This new graph based approach introduces great opportunities, but also great challenges, in terms of data quality and data integration, user interface design, and privacy.

We view the notion of ``graph search'' as searching information from your personal point of view (you are the query) over a highly structured and curated information space. This goes beyond the traditional two-term queries and ten blue links results that users are familiar with, requiring a highly interactive session covering both query formulation and result exploration. The workshop will attract a range of research working on this and related topics, and work together on one of the greatest challenges in the years to come.


June 8, 2015Deadline for Paper Submissions (extended)
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June 15, 2015Notification of Acceptance
 Details of accepted papers published online
June 22, 2015Deadline for Camera Ready Copies
August 13, 2015Workshop day during SIGIR 2015!


This workshop will be held as part of the 38th Annual ACM SIGIR Conference, Santiago, 2015. Information on Santiago de Chile can be found in the Wikipedia.