9th International Conference on Intelligent Systems Design and Applications
November 30 - December 2, 2009, PISA, ITALY
Today, the explosion of multimedia content and available services prompts the need for more effective Web systems, that allow users to retrieve the right information and/or service at the right time in the right way. Personalized retrieval is a promising research direction devoted to enhance information retrieval and service customization by exploiting explicit user requests combined with implicit user preferences. User preferences are complex, heterogeneous, changing, and even contradictory. Moreover, information retrieval process is characterized by vagueness of queries and approximation in the comparison between the query content and the information in the database. Computational Intelligence (CI) provides valid tools to cope with the complexity in the mechanisms underlying Web content and service delivery personalization. Indeed, CI encloses different computing paradigms that work synergistically to exploit the tolerance for imprecision, uncertainty, approximate reasoning, and partial truth in order to provide flexible information processing capabilities and low-cost solutions. Due to these characteristics, CI techniques are suitable to deal with the imprecision and vagueness inherent a personalized information retrieval system. Recently, many researchers have addressed their interest towards the benefits of CI for personalization in Web information retrieval systems. This represents a promising direction to improve the effectiveness of such systems and to make them adaptive and more flexible.
We invite prospective authors to submit papers that propose the use of CI techniques to advance the technology in the field of Web personalization, with special focus on information retrieval and service delivery. Original contributions are solicited in the following topics (but are not limited to):
Submitted papers should follow the IEEE paper format (template). All papers must be submitted electronically in PDF format only using EasyChair associated site of ISDA'09 Conference. All instructions for submission can be found in the Conference Web site.
All accepted papers are included in the proceedings of ISDA'09 that will be also included in the IEEEXplore
Extended versions of selected papers will be considered for publication in the following list of Journals: