Table of Contents

Workshop Program
Collection fusion for distributed image retrieval
S. Berretti, A. Del Bimbo, and P. Pala. Universita di Firenze. Italy.
Recent results on fusion of effective retrieval strategies in the same information retrieval system
S.M. Beitzel, E.C. Jensen, A. Chowdhury, D. Grossman, N. Goharian, and O. Frieder. Illinois Institute of Technology. USA.
The MIND architecture for heterogeneous multimedia federated digital libraries
H. Nottelmann and N. Fuhr. University of Duisburg-Essen. Germany.
Apoidea: A decentralized peer-to-peer architecture for crawling the World Wide Web
A. Singh, M. Srivatsa, L. Liu, and T. Miller. Georgia Institute of Technology. USA.
Towards virtual knowledge communities in peer-to-peer networks
M. Gnasa, S. Alda, J. Grigull, and A.B. Cremers. University of Bonn. Germany.
The effect of database size distribution on resource selection algorithms
L. Si and J. Callan. Carnegie Mellon University. USA.
Decision-theoretic resource selection for different data types in MIND
H. Nottelmann and N. Fuhr. University of Duisburg-Essen. Germany.
Distributed Web search as a stochastic game
R. Khoussainov and N. Kushmerick. University College Dublin. Ireland.
Using query probing to identify query language features on the Web
A. Bergholz and B. Chidlovskii. Xerox Research Centre Europe. France.