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SEARCHIN: Searching in a networked world

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 42467

  • Start date

    1 December 2006

  • End date

    30 November 2010

Funded under:

FP6-MOBILITY

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS

Cyprus

Objective

Recent developments in Grids, the Web, and Global Computing are turning the Internet into a network-centric computing infrastructure, whose scope, scale, and user-base grow at an impressive pace. As this infrastructure moves into the mainstream of scientific and technological activity, it becomes the prevalent medium for scientific work, for multi-disciplinary scientific collaboration, and for decision support in an ever-increasing number of sectors of science, engineering, and society. In that context, searching appears as an indispensable but still missing tool for locating useful replies to information inquiries regarding the capabilities and services of this infrastructure.

The successful paradigm of searching for textual information on the Web cannot be applied directly to support searching within the meta-information bases of emerging network-centric infrastructures. Therefore, the searching problem needs to be addressed in the context of the networked-world, and search needs to become an integral part of future infrastructures. Through the proposed TOK-DEV project, the host organization seeks to expand and combine its competences in parallel and distributed computing to other areas of Computer Science (meta-data, information retrieval, semantics) required for achieving the groundbreaking scientific and technological advances necessary to bring the simplicity and effectiveness of Web search right at the core of future global, network-centric computing systems.

The project will support the integration of 3 incoming experienced researchers in the host organization, along with the transfer of knowledge from 3 incoming senior researchers, and the exposure of local researchers to research activities of partner organizations during 4 outgoing visits. This project will create a unique and sustainable team able to achieve scientific contributions that will realize the vision of effective and user-friendly search tools for network-centric-infrastructures.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS

Address

Kallipoleos Avenue 75
20537 Nicosia

Cyprus

Participants (2)

NATIONAL AND KAPODISTRIAN UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS

Greece

UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER

United Kingdom

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 42467

  • Start date

    1 December 2006

  • End date

    30 November 2010

Funded under:

FP6-MOBILITY

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS

Cyprus