Jovan Pehcevski
B.E. Comp. Sci. (Hons), Ph.D. Comp. Sci.
Photograph by: Abhijit Chattaraj
RMIT University School of Computer Science and Information Technology
Building 14, Level 9, Room 4 (14.09.04), City Campus
Swanston Street, Melbourne 3001, Australia.
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Tel: +61 3 992 52758
Fax: +61 3 966 21617
E-mail: jovanp@cs.rmit.edu.au

INRIA Rocquencourt AxIS Project Research Team
Domaine de Voluceau
B.P. 105, 78153 Le Chesnay, France.
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Tel: +33 1 39635645
Fax: +33 1 39635892
E-mail: jovan.pehcevski@inria.fr

European University Faculty of Informatics
Kliment Ohridski Blvd 68
1000 Skopje, Republic of Macedonia.
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Tel: +389 2 320 2062
Fax: +389 2 3202 030
E-mail: jovan.pehcevski@eurm.edu.mk

Resume

My professional and academic experience, including my qualifications and achievements, are summarized in my CV (resume):

Research

I'm a PhD graduate at the School of Computer Science and Information Technology at RMIT University. The title of my PhD thesis is "Evaluation of Effective XML Information Retrieval". I was supervised by Dr. James Thom and Dr. Saied Tahaghoghi, and my external consultant (formerly my second supervisor) was Dr. Anne-Marie Vercoustre. I am currently focusing on research and development of effective database and information retrieval techniques in the field of XML entity ranking.

Update: I don't have an office on the RMIT campus anymore. I currently work as an Associate Professor at European University, Faculty of Informatics in Skopje, Republic of Macedonia. Between December 2006 - December 2007 I worked as a post-doctoral researcher at INRIA Rocquencourt in France. The best way to contact me is via my European University email (shown above).

List of Research Publications (PDF, 110 KB)

Book

J. Pehcevski. "XML Information Retrieval: Approaches, Relevance and Evaluation", VDM Verlag Dr. Müller, 2010. Amazon link

PhD thesis

J. Pehcevski, "Evaluation of Effective XML Information Retrieval", RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia, 2006. Front (PDF) Thesis (PDF)

Journal papers

  1. J. Pehcevski, J. A. Thom, A-M. Vercoustre, and V. Naumovski, "Entity ranking in Wikipedia: Utilising categories, links and topic difficulty prediction". Information Retrieval, 13(5):568-600, 2010. Springer link
  2. B. Fetaji, M. Fetaji, B. Cico and J. Pehcevski, "Software Engineering JAVA Educational Software by Combining Integrated Development Environment (IDE) and Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)". Albanian Journal of Natural and Technical Sciences, 2010.
  3. J. Pehcevski, J. A. Thom, and A-M. Vercoustre, "Hybrid XML Retrieval: Combining Information Retrieval and a Native XML Database". Information Retrieval, 8(4):571-600, December 2005. Springer link

Invited papers

These entries are published in the Encyclopedia of Database Systems by Springer. The Encyclopedia, under the editorial guidance of Ling Liu and M. Tamer Özsu, is a multiple volume, comprehensive, and authoritative reference on databases, data management, and database systems. Since it is available in both print and online formats, researchers, students, and practitioners will benefit from advanced search functionality and convenient interlinking possibilities with related online content. The Encyclopedia’s online version is accessible on the SpringerLink platform. Click here for more information about the Encyclopedia of Database Systems.

  1. J. Pehcevski and B. Piwowarski. "Evaluation Metrics for Semi-Structured Text Retrieval", Encyclopedia of Database Systems, Editors-in-chief: Liu, Ling; Özsu, M. Tamer, Springer (print and online), 2009. Full paper
  2. J. Pehcevski and B. Piwowarski. "Specificity", Encyclopedia of Database Systems, Editors-in-chief: Liu, Ling; Özsu, M. Tamer, Springer (print and online), 2009. Full paper
  3. J. Pehcevski and B. Larsen. "Relevance", Encyclopedia of Database Systems, Editors-in-chief: Liu, Ling; Özsu, M. Tamer, Springer (print and online), 2009. Full paper

Refereed Conference/Workshop papers

  1. J. Armenska, A. Tomovski, K. Zdravkova and J. Pehcevski. "Information Retrieval using a Macedonian Test Collection for Question Answering", ICT Innovations 2010. To appear in Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer Verlag, 2010. Preprint
  2. A-M. Vercoustre, J. Pehcevski, and V. Naumovski. "Topic Difficulty Prediction in Entity Ranking", In S. Geva, J. Kamps, and A. Trotman (eds), Advances in Focused Retrieval: 7th International Workshop of the Initiative for the Evaluation of XML Retrieval (INEX 2008). Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol 5631, Springer-Verlag, 2009. Preprint
  3. I. Janevski, K. Takasmanov, and J. Pehcevski. "NABU: A Macedonian web search portal", In Innovations in Information Technology, 2008 (IIT 2008). Al Ain, United Arab Emirates, 2008. Preprint
  4. J. Kamps, J. Pehcevski, G. Kazai, M. Lalmas, and S. Robertson. "INEX 2007 Evaluation Measures", In N. Fuhr, M. Lalmas, A. Trotman, and J. Kamps (eds), Focused access to XML documents: 6th International Workshop of the Initiative for the Evaluation of XML Retrieval (INEX 2007). Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol 4682, Springer-Verlag, 2008. Preprint
  5. A-M. Vercoustre, J. Pehcevski, and J. A. Thom. "Using Wikipedia Categories and Links in Entity Ranking", In N. Fuhr, M. Lalmas, A. Trotman, and J. Kamps (eds), Focused access to XML documents: 6th International Workshop of the Initiative for the Evaluation of XML Retrieval (INEX 2007). Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol 4682, Springer-Verlag, 2008. Preprint
  6. J. Pehcevski, A-M. Vercoustre, and J. A. Thom. "Exploiting Locality of Wikipedia Links in Entity ranking", In I. Ounis and I. Ruthven (eds), 30th European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR 2008). Glasgow, Scotland, March 30 - April 3, 2008 Full paper
  7. A-M. Vercoustre, J. A. Thom, and J. Pehcevski. "Entity Ranking in Wikipedia", In R. L. Wainwright and H. M. Haddad (eds), ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC 2008). Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil, March 16 - 20, 2008. Full paper
  8. J. A. Thom, J. Pehcevski, and A-M. Vercoustre. "Use of Wikipedia Categories in Entity Ranking", In A. Spink, A. Turpin and M. Wu (eds), Twelfth Australasian Document Computing Symposium (ADCS 2007). Melbourne, Australia, December 10, 2007. Full paper
  9. J. Pehcevski and J. A. Thom. "Evaluating Focused Retrieval Tasks", In A. Trotman, S. Geva, and J. Kamps (eds), SIGIR 2007 Workshop on Focused Retrieval. Amsterdam, The Netherlands, July 27, 2007. Full paper
  10. J. Kamps, M. Lalmas, and J. Pehcevski. "Evaluating Relevant in Context: Document Retrieval with a Twist", In ACM SIGIR 2007 Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval. Amsterdam, The Netherlands, July 23 - 27, 2007. Poster
  11. M. Lalmas, G. Kazai, J. Kamps, J. Pehcevski, B. Piwowarski, and S. Robertson. "INEX 2006 Evaluation Measures", In N. Fuhr, M. Lalmas, and A. Trotman (eds), Comparative Evaluation of XML Information Retrieval Systems: Fifth Workshop of the INitiative for the Evaluation of XML Retrieval (INEX 2006). Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol 4518, Springer-Verlag, 2007. Preprint
  12. D.N.F. Awang Iskandar, J. Pehcevski, J. A. Thom, and S. M. M. Tahaghoghi. "Social Media Retrieval using Image Features and Structured Text", In N. Fuhr, M. Lalmas, and A. Trotman (eds), Comparative Evaluation of XML Information Retrieval Systems: Fifth Workshop of the INitiative for the Evaluation of XML Retrieval (INEX 2006). Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol 4518, Springer-Verlag, 2007. Preprint
  13. J. Pehcevski. "Relevance in XML Retrieval: The User Perspective", In A. Trotman and S. Geva (eds), SIGIR 2006 Workshop on XML Element Retrieval Methodology. Seattle, Washington, USA, August 10, 2006. Full paper
  14. J. Pehcevski and J. A. Thom. "HiXEval: Highlighting XML Retrieval Evaluation", In N. Fuhr, M. Lalmas, S. Malik, and G. Kazai (eds), Advances in XML Information Retrieval and Evaluation: Fourth Workshop of the INitiative for the Evaluation of XML Retrieval (INEX 2005), Dagstuhl 28-30 November 2005. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol 3977, Springer-Verlag, January 2006. pp 43 -- 57. Preprint
  15. J. Pehcevski, J. A. Thom, and S. M. M. Tahaghoghi. "RMIT University at INEX 2005: Ad hoc Track", In N. Fuhr, M. Lalmas, S. Malik, and G. Kazai (eds), Advances in XML Information Retrieval and Evaluation: Fourth Workshop of the INitiative for the Evaluation of XML Retrieval (INEX 2005), Dagstuhl 28-30 November 2005. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol 3977, Springer-Verlag, January 2006. pp 306 -- 320. Preprint
  16. D.N.F. Awang Iskandar, J. Pehcevski, J. A. Thom, and S. M. M. Tahaghoghi. "Combining Image and Structured Text Retrieval", In N. Fuhr, M. Lalmas, S. Malik, and G. Kazai (eds), Advances in XML Information Retrieval and Evaluation: Fourth Workshop of the INitiative for the Evaluation of XML Retrieval (INEX 2005), Dagstuhl 28-30 November 2005. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol 3977, Springer-Verlag, January 2006. pp 525 -- 539. Preprint
  17. J. Pehcevski, J. A. Thom, S. M. M. Tahaghoghi, and A-M. Vercoustre, "Hybrid XML Retrieval Revisited", In N. Fuhr, M. Lalmas, S. Malik, and Zoltan Szlavik (eds), Advances in XML Information Retrieval: Third International Workshop of the Initiative for the Evaluation of XML Retrieval, INEX 2004, Dagstuhl Castle, Germany, December 6-8, 2004, Revised Selected Papers. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol 3493, Springer-Verlag, May 2005. pp 153 -- 167. Preprint
  18. J. Pehcevski, J. A. Thom, and A-M. Vercoustre, "Users and Assessors in the Context of INEX: Are Relevance Dimensions Relevant?" In A. Trotman, M. Lalmas, and N. Fuhr (eds), Proceedings of the INEX 2005 Workshop on Element Retrieval Methodology University of Glasgow, UK, 30 July 2005. University of Otago, New Zealand, 2005. pp 47 -- 62. Full paper
  19. J. Pehcevski, J. A. Thom, and A-M. Vercoustre, " Enhancing Content-And-Structure Information Retrieval using a Native XML Database", In V. Mihajlovic and D. Hiemstra (eds), Proceedings of The First Twente Data Management Workshop (TDM'04) on XML Databases and Information Retrieval, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands, June 2004. CTIT - University of Twente, The Netherlands, 2004. pp 24 -- 31. Full paper
  20. J. Pehcevski, J. A. Thom, and A-M. Vercoustre, "XML-Search Query Language: Needs and Requirements", In A. Treloar and A. Ellis (eds), Proceedings of AUSWeb 2003 conference, Gold Coast, Australia, July 2003. Southern Cross University, Australia, 2003. pp 487 -- 495. Conference paper

Non-refereed Workshop papers

  1. L. Krstevski, I. Atanasova and J. Pehcevski. "A Framework for Effective and Adaptive E-Learning", In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference for Informatics and Information Technology (CIIT 2010). Bitola, Macedonia, February 24-27, 2010. Full paper
  2. S. Toleska, G. Josifovska, V. Drakulovski and J. Pehcevski. "Online Real-Estate Agency in Macedonia: Needs and Requirements", In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference for Informatics and Information Technology (CIIT 2010). Bitola, Macedonia, February 24-27, 2010. Full paper
  3. J. A. Thom and J. Pehcevski. "How well does Best in Context reflect Ad Hoc XML retrieval?", In INEX 2007 Workshop Pre-Proceedings. Dagstuhl, Germany, December 17 - 19, 2007. pp 124 -- 125. Full paper
  4. J. Pehcevski, J. A. Thom and A-M. Vercoustre, "RMIT INEX Experiments: XML Retrieval using Lucy/eXist", In INEX 2003 Workshop Proceedings. Dagstuhl, Germany, December 15 - 17, 2003. pp 134 -- 141. Full paper

Selected talks

Evaluating Focused Retrieval Tasks (SIGIR 2007 Workshop on Focused Retrieval, 27/07/2007)

Exploiting Locality of Wikipedia Links in Entity Ranking (ECIR 2008 presentation, 02/04/2008)

Teaching & Tutoring

(NOTE: the links below refer to courses I taught at RMIT, and their access is restricted to RMIT staff and students. See my online CV for a full referent list of courses held in my areas of interest.)

Semester 2, 2006

Previous semesters

Semester 1, 2006

Semester 1, 2005

Summer Semester, 2005

Semester 2, 2004

Semester 1, 2004

Summer Semester, 2004

Semester 2, 2003

Semester 1, 2003

Personal

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