Model Driven Software Engineering in Practice now published by Springer Nature

Starting June 2022, our book “Model Driven Software Engineering in Practice” (co-authored with Jordi Cabot and Manuel Wimmer) is now also available via Springer . This means the price is actually lower, and if you are affiliated with an academic institution, you may even have free access to the book through your institutional access. Check it here.

Together with the book, we provided free bonus material including: over 500 slides on MDE ready to use for classes; and all the book examples in the book’s github repository.

As of today, there are 130 institutions already using the book . Make sure you join the list if you are not there yet.

The new book cover. Not particularly appealing, but aligned with the Springer style.

Web Information Retrieval – the book

We are finally ready to announce our new book:

Web Information Retrieval

Publisher: Springer Verlag
Series: Data-Centric Systems and Applications
Authors: Stefano Ceri, Alessandro Bozzon, Marco Brambilla, Emanuele Della Valle, Piero Fraternali, Silvia Quarteroni.
282 pages, 120 illustrations.


The book will be launched at VLDB in August 2013, but you are able to preorder it on the Springer Web site or on Amazon.

The book is intended as an introduction to information retrieval and its application to the Web context. It takes the readers from the foundations of modern information retrieval to the most advanced challenges of Web Information Retrieval (IR). To this end, their book is divided into 3 parts.

  • The first part addresses the principles of IR and provides a systematic and compact description of basic information retrieval techniques (including binary, vector space and probabilistic models as well as natural language search processing) before focusing on its application to the Web.
  • The second part addresses the foundational aspects of Web IR by discussing the general architecture of search engines (with a focus on the crawling and indexing processes), describing link analysis methods (specifically Page Rank and HITS), addressing recommendation and diversification, and finally presenting advertising in search (the main source of revenues for search engines).
  • The third and final part describes advanced aspects of Web search, each chapter providing a self-contained, up-to-date survey on current Web research directions. Topics in this part include meta-search and multi-domain search, semantic search, search in the context of multimedia data, and crowd search.

If you are interested in buying it, I have 20% discount coupons valid until July 20th. Please drop me an email at or tweet your request to @marcobrambi.

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New Book on Search Computing

The new Springer LNCS book (volume 5950)

Search Computing – Challenges and Directions

edited by Stefano Ceri and Marco Brambilla is in print.

A preview of the book (with interactive table of contents) is now available. Publication of paper version of the book is scheduled for March 2010.