ADCS 2007 Final Program

All ADCS activities except the dinner will take place in the Rainforest Room, Melbourne Zoo.

Monday 10 December

9:00am Registration and Put up Posters.

Note that there will not be an official conference bag. Please reuse one from a previous conference!

9:25am Welcome

9:30 Keynote I: Dr Tetsuya Sakai (Newswatch, Japan)

How to Evaluate Information Retrieval: Why is it Receiving Attention Now?
Chair: Alistair Moffat

10:30 to 11:15am Five Minute Poster Overviews

Chair: Andrew Turpin

Multimedia Web Searching on a Meta-Search Engine
Dian Tjondronegoro and Amanda Spink (QUT) Bernard Jansen (Penn State University, PA) Short paper

Querying Image Ontology
Dayang Awang Iskandar, James Thom and Saied Tahaghoghi (RMIT University) Short paper

Does Brandname Influence Perceived Search Result Quality? Yahoo! Google, and WebKumara
Peter Bailey (CSIRO, Canberra) Paul Thomas (The ANU) David Hawking (CSIRO, Canberra) Short paper

Efficient Neighbourhood Estimation for Recommenders with Large Datasets
Li-Tung Weng, Yue Xu, Yuefeng Li and Richi Nayak (QUT) Short paper

Document Composition and Content Selection Evaluation
Shijian Lu (CSIRO, North Ryde) Short paper

A Comparison of Evaluation Measures Given How Users Perform on Search Tasks
James A. Thom and Falk Scholer (RMIT University) Short paper

Integration of Information Filtering and Data Mining Process for Web Information Retrieval
Xujuan Zhou, Yuefeng Li, Peter Bruza and Yue Xu (QUT) Short paper

A Framework for Measuring the Impact of Web Spam
Timothy Jones (The ANU) David Hawking (CSIRO, Canberra) Ramesh Sankaranarayana (The ANU) Short paper

Predicting Query Performance for User-Based Search Tasks
Ying Zhao and Falk Scholer (RMIT University) Short paper

11:15 to 11:30 Morning Tea

11:30 to 12:30 Paper Session I

Chair: Ross Wilkinson

Score Standardization for Robust Comparison of Retrieval Systems
William Webber and Alistair Moffat (The University of Melbourne) Justin Zobel (NICTA, Victoria) Full paper

IR Evaluation Using Multiple Assessors Per Topic
Andrew Trotman and Dylan Jenkinson (University of Otago) Full paper

On the Distribution of User Persistence for Rank-Biased Precision
Laurence Park and Yuye Zhang (University of Melbourne and NICTA Victoria) Full paper

Hybrid bitvector index compression
Alistair Moffat and Shane Culpepper (The University of Melbourne) Full paper

12:30 to 13:15 Break - Enjoy the Zoo

13:15 to 14:30 Lunch Served and Poster Session

14:30 to 15:30 Paper Session II

Chair: Peter Bruza

Source Code Authorship Attribution with n-Grams
Steven Burrows and Saied Tahaghoghi (RMIT University) Full paper

Search and navigation in structured document retrieval: comparison of user behaviour in search on document passages and XML elements
Gabriella Kazai (Microsoft Research, Cambridge) Full paper

Can requests-for-action and commitments-to-act be reliably identified in Email messages
Andrew Lampert and Cecile Paris (CSIRO, North Ryde) Robert Dale (Macquarie University) Full paper

Use of Wikipedia Categories in Entity Ranking
James A. Thom (RMIT University) Jovan Pehcevski and Anne-Marie Vercoustre (INRIA, France) Full paper

15:30 to 15:55 Tea Break Incorporating Business Meeting

16:00 to 16:45 Paper Session III (Joint with ALTW)

Chair: Mark Dras

Exploring Abbreviation Expansion for Genomic Information Retrieval
Full paper Nicola Stokes, Yi Li, Lawrence Cavedon and Justin Zobel (NICTA Victoria)

A Bottom-Up Term Extraction Approach for Web-Based Translation in Chinese-English IR Systems
Chengye Lu, Yue Xu and Shlomo Geva (Queensland University of Technology) Full paper

Automatic Thread Classification for Linux User Forum Information Access
Timothy Baldwin, David Martinez and Richard B. Penman (University of Melbourne) Full paper

17:00 to 18:00 Keynote II (Joint with ALTW) Professor Justin Zobel

Measures of Measurements: Robust Evaluation of Search Systems

18:00 to 19:00 Canapes and Drinks (Incorporating Best Paper Awards)

In the Rainforest Room.

19:00 Conference Dinner (location Alasya, 555 Sydney Rd)

18:56 Train from Royal Park (Zoo) to Anstey Station for dinner; or
19:16 Train from Royal Park (Zoo) to Anstey Station for dinner
(Train tickets included in registration cost.)