Conference Program

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Thursday, January 29
12:00 - 14:30 Registration
14:30 - 15:00 Opening - Welcome
  • Gabriella Dodero (Prorector of the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano)
  • Gerda Winkler (Director of the Library of the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano)
  • Diego Calvanese (Program co-Chair and co-Organizer)
15:00 - 16:00 Invited Talk - Chair: Carlo Tasso
16:00 - 16:30 Coffee break
16:30 - 18:30 Session 1: Semantic modeling - Chair: Diego Calvanese

Friday, January 30
09:00 - 10:00 Special session: 10 years of IRCDL
  • Maristella Agosti (Università di Padova)
10:00 - 11:00 Session 2: Projects - Chair: Costantino Thanos
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 - 12:45 Session 3: Models and applications - Chair: Stefano Ferilli
12:45 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 15:15 Session 4: Content analysis - Chair: Floriana Esposito
15:15 - 15:40 Coffee break
15:40 - 16:30 Session 5: DL infrastructures - Chair: Nicola Ferro
16:30 - 16:40 Greetings and closing remarks

Invited Talk

Speaker: Antonio Gulli (Elsevier)

Title: Smart Data for the Publishing Industry

Abstract: Smart Data is a central element for the Publishing Industry. A review of the rich data published by Elsevier via 9 Research platforms will be presented. Particular emphasis will be devoted to our investments in Knowledge graphs, Information Extraction, and Entity annotation. After this initial introduction, we will focus our attention on three particular applications built on top of our rich data. Authors' disambiguation is an open research problem where the goal is to match different identities attributed to the same Author during his/her life. Article fingerprinting is a rich set of information extraction techniques used for classifying articles and for building analytical tools leveraged by research institutions. News Trend detection is another rich set of matching tools used for tracking how institutions and researchers are mentioned by public and social media.

Bio: Antonio Gulli has over 20 years of experience in Web Search, Machine Learning, and Big Data. He is currently working for Elsevier in Amsterdam as VP of Product Management. Previously, Antonio led the Bing Dev team working in London, Paris and Wroclaw shipping products for, Windows Search, XBOX, Facebook, Windows Mobile, and PageZero search results. Antonio served as CTO, Europe for (now part of IAC) back in 2008 where he created an European Development Centre as Director of Advanced Search Products, managing teams in U.S. and in Europe. He was CEO of Ideare, one of the earliest Search and pay per click advertising companies in Europe, which was co-founded by him and sold it to Tiscali. Back in 1996, Antonio co-developed Arianna the 1st Italian search engine, and he was the product owner of Web classification technologies for Fireball, the 1st German search engine. Antonio earned his C.S. Ph.D, his Eng. B.S., and his C.S. B.S. from University of Pisa, Italy. He has authored many referred publications, filed 20+ patents, and served as (Senior) PC member for many international conferences around web (such as WWW, WSDM, SIGIR, and ECIR).

The conference will be held in Room D1.02 at the first floor in the main building of the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Universitätsplatz 1 - piazza Università, 1.