Following the ECIR 2008 conference example, I'm pleased to note that the organisers are making CIKM 2008 a green conference, through optimal usage of logistics and resources.
The conference has a very exciting scientific program, and an impressive social program, including a Halloween party.
We will be presenting two full papers in the Blog session on Wednesday 29th October 2008, 10:15-11:45am:. Both papers tackle search tasks investigated within the TREC Blog track:
- Key Blog Distillation: Ranking Aggregate. Craig Macdonald, Iadh Ounis (University of Glasgow, UK) - The paper addresses the blog distillation task, as task characterised as “Find me a blog with a principle, recurring interest in X.”
- An Effective Statistical Approach to Blog Post Opinion Retrieval. Ben He, Craig Macdonald, Jiyin He, Iadh Ounis (University of Glasgow, UK) - The paper tackles the opinion-finding task in the blogosphere, a task characterised by “What do people think about X?”
- Blog Site Search Using Resource Selection. Jangwon Seo, Bruce Croft (University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA)