The IJCAI 2009 Workshop on

Information Integration on the Web

At the Pasadena Conference Center in Pasadena, California, July 11-17, 2009



Focus: Data Issues in Services and Service Integration

Workshop Schedule
[8:45 - 9:00]   Welcome
[9:00 - 10:00]  Invited talk: “Matching and clustering product descriptions using learned similarity metrics”,
                          by Prof. William Cohen, CMU.
[10:00 - 10:30] --------- Coffee Break ----------
[10:30 - 12:00] Session #1 (Long Papers)

·         Discovering and Learning Semantic Models of Online Sources for Information Integration;
Jos´e Luis Ambite, Bora Gazen, Craig A. Knoblock, Kristina Lerman
and Thomas Russ;

·         Towards Scalable Information Integration with Instance Coreferences;
Abir Qasem, Dimitre A. Dimitrov and Jeff Heflin;

·         Unstructured information integration through data-driven similarity discovery;
Rema Ananthanarayanan, Sreeram Balakrishnan, Berthold Reinwald
and Yuen Yee;

[12:00 - 01:30] -----  Lunch (on your own) ------

[01:30 - 02:30] Session #2 (Short Papers and Tool Demos)

·         A Flexible Machine Learning Framework with User Interaction for Ontology Matching;
Hoai-Viet To, Ryutaro Ichise, and Hoai-Bac Le;

·         Flexible query formulation for federated search;
Matthew Michelson, Sofus A. Macskassy, and Steven N. Minton;

·         On Developing Service-Oriented Web Applications;
Sabah S. Al-Fedaghi;

·         Composition of Services that Share an Infinite-State Blackboard;
Fabio Patrizi and Giuseppe De Giacomo

[02:30 - 03:30] Tool demonstrations relevant to IIWeb topics

·         Geospatial reasoning & Information Integration, by Shubham Gupta and Craig Knoblock

·         ISENS, a distributed, end-to-end, ontology- based information integration system, by Abir Qasem, Roopa Pundaleeka, Dimitre A. Dimitrov and Jeff Heflin

·         IBM Content Harvester, by Biplav Srivastava, Yuan-Chi Chang, Swaroop Chalasani, Sridhar Maradugu

·         Airline NewsPortal prototype, by Matt Michelson

·         Harvesting Maps on the Web, by Aman Goel, Mathew Michelson and Craig Knoblock

          (Overlapping with coffee break)

[03:00 - 03:30] --------- Coffee Break ----------

[03:30 - 05:00] Session #3 (Long Papers)

·         Combining Multiple Query Interface Matchers Using Dempster-Shafer Theory of Evidence;
Jun Hong, Zhongtian He and David A. Bell

·         Cross document person name disambiguation using entity profiles;
Harish Srinivasan, John Chen and Rohini Srihari;

·         Challenges in Moving from Documents to Information Web for Services;
Rakesh Mohan, Biplav Srivastava, Pietro Mazzoleni, Richard Goodwin;

[05:00 - 05:30] Panel – “Future Directions and Challenges for Information Integration”: Steve Minton, Kristina
                        Lerman and Philipp Sorg

[05:30 - 05:45] Closing Remarks and Wrap-up