Fully Decentralised Search Engines

When: Tue, July 21, 2:30pm – 4:00pm, 2015
Where: Seminar Room 11-12. WOU, Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, Penang, Malaysia
Admission: Free
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Big, centralised web search engines seem to be the perfect tools, to find any information at any location in the web within just a few moments. The first part of the talk intends to show, why Google and Co will not be the future of information management in the net.

The second, main part of the talk will deal with recently developed, new methods, which can later result in the construction of a fully decentralised search engine. It is intended to show that advances in decentralised systems (namely P2P-based systems) and self-organisation and structure building are the fundamentals to organise documents and implement fast, scalable but fully decentralised search algorithms.

Speaker Prof. Dr. Herwig Unger is a at the Fern Universität in Hagen and the head of the Chair of Communication Networks. His research interests are in self-organisation, adaptive and learning systems, Internet algorithms and simulation systems.