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International Conference on
Web Intelligence (WI-08)


December 9-12, 2008, Sydney, Australia


Sponsored By
IEEE Computer Society
Web Intelligence Consortium (WIC)
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

(Papers Due: *** 20 July 2008 ***
Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings
by the IEEE Computer Society Press, which are indexed by EI.

WI 2008 provides a leading international forum of scientific research and development to explore the fundamental roles as well as practical impacts of Artificial Intelligence (e.g., knowledge representation, planning, knowledge discovery and data mining, intelligent agents, and social network intelligence) and advanced Information Technology (e.g., wireless networks, ubiquitous devices, social networks, and data/knowledge grids) on the next generation of Web-empowered products, systems, services, and activities.

WI 2008 will be jointly held with the 2008 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology (IAT-08). The two conferences will have a joint opening, keynote, reception, and banquet. Attendees only need to register for one conference and can attend workshops, sessions, tutorials, panels, exhibits and demonstrations across the two conferences. We are also planning a joint panel, joint paper sessions, and doctor symposium that discuss common problems in the two areas.

Topics of Interest

We invite submissions in all WI related areas. Papers exploring new directions or areas will receive a careful and supportive review. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

* WI Foundations
- Brain Informatics for WI
- Human-Level WI
- New Cognitively Inspired Models for WI
- Granular Computing (GrC) for WI
- Autonomy-Oriented Computing (AOC) for WI
- Neuroeconomics for WI

* World Wide Wisdom Web (W4)
- Meta-Knowledge Discovery and Representation
- Problem Solver Markup Language (PSML)
- Search of Best Means and Ends
- Web Based Question-Answering Systems
- Goal-Directed Services Support
- Distributed Resources Optimization
- Service Self-Aggregation
- Web Reasoning/Inference Engine
- Information and Knowledge Markets
- New Social Interaction Paradigms
- Social and Psychological Contexts
- Regularities and Laws of W4

* Social Networks and Social Intelligence
- Social Network Mining
- Web Site Clustering
- Web 2.0
- Link Topology and Site Hierarchy
- Theories of Small-World Web
- Virtual and Web Communities
- Web-Based Cooperative Work
- Knowledge Community Formation and Support
- Ubiquitous Computing
- Intelligent Wireless Web
- Ubiquitous Learning Systems
- Entertainment

* Knowledge Grids and Grid Intelligence
- Semantic Grids
- Knowledge Resources and Services Discovery
- On-Demand Planning and Routing
- Brokering and Scheduling
- Middleware Architectures and Tools

* Web Mining and Farming
- Text Mining
- Data Stream Mining
- Multimedia Data Mining
- Web Content Mining
- Web Log, Click-stream and Usage Mining
- Learning User Profiles
- Context Sensitive Web Mining
- Web Information Clustering
- Web Page Clustering and Mining
- E-Mail Classification
- Web Site Classification
- Web Information Indexing
- Data Warehousing
- Web Farming and Warehousing

* Semantics and Ontology Engineering
- Ontology-Based Information Extraction and Retrieval
- Ontology-Based Web Mining
- Web-Based Ontology Learning
- Semantic Web

* Web Agents
- Global Information Foraging
- Distributed Problem Solving
- Coordination
- Resource Intermediary and Coordination Mechanisms
- Self-Organization and Reproduction
- Agent Networks and Topologies
- Mobile Agents
- Macroscopic Behavior Modeling
- Trust Models for Web Agents

* Web Services
- Service-Oriented Computing
- Matchmaking
- Web Service Reconfiguration
- Web Service Workflow Composition
- Middleware-Based Ubiquitous Services
- Grid Services

* Web Information Filtering and Retrieval
- Automatic Cataloging and Indexing
- Clustering-Based Recommender Systems
- Collaborative Filtering and Recommendation
- Hybrid Recommendation
- Information Retrieval Criteria and Evaluations
- Information Supply
- Web Information Categorization and Ranking
- Proxy and Cache Techniques
- Web Prediction and Prefetching
- Distributed Web Search
- Specifications for Web Information Extraction Process
- Web Crawling Systems
- Search Engines and Meta-search Engines

* Intelligent Human-Web Interaction
- Adaptive Web Interfaces
- Context-Aware Computing
- Learning User Profiles
- Personalized Interfaces
- Personalized Web Sites
- Remembrance Agents
- Multimedia Representation
- Visualization of Information and Knowledge
- Social and Psychological Issues

* Web Support Systems
- Information Retrieval Support Systems
- Web Site Navigation Support Systems
- Recommender Support Systems
- Web-Based Decision Support Systems
- Soft Computing (including neural networks, fuzzy logic, evolutionary computation, rough sets, and granular computing) and Uncertainty Management for WI

* Intelligent e-Technology
- Business Intelligence
- Digital Library
- Decentralized Community Communication Techniques
- e-Community
- e-Business and e-Commerce
- e-Finance
- e-Government
- e-Learning
- e-Market
- e-Publishing
- e-Science
- e-Service
- Intelligent Enterprise Portals
- Web-Based Direct Marketing and CRM
- Web-Based EDI
- Web Security, Integrity, Privacy and Trust

On-Line Submissions and Publication

High-quality papers in all WI related areas are solicited. Paper submissions should be limited to a maximum of 7 pages in the IEEE 2-column format, the same as the camera-ready format (see the
Author Guidelines of last year at http://www.ieeeconfpublishing.org/cpir/AuthorKit.asp?Community=CPS&Facility=CPS_Nov&ERoom=WI+2007).
All submitted papers will be reviewed by the Program Committee on the basis of technical quality, relevance, significance, and clarity.

Note that WI’08 will accept ONLY on-line submissions, containing PDF versions. Please use the Submission Form on the WI’08 website to submit your paper. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings by the IEEE Computer Society Press that are indexed by EI.

Submissions accepted as regular papers will be allocated 7 pages in the proceedings and accorded oral presentation times in the main conference. Submissions accepted as short papers will be allocated 4 pages in the proceedings and will have a shorter presentation time at the conference than regular papers.

All co-authors will be notified at all time, for the submission, notification, and confirmation on the attendance. Submitting a paper to the conference and workshops means that, if the paper is accepted, at least one author should attend the conference to present the paper. The acceptance list and no-show list will be openly published on-line. For no-show authors, their affiliations will receive a notification.

A selected number of WI’08 accepted papers will be expanded and revised for inclusion in Web Intelligence and Agent Systems: An International Journal (http://wi-consortium.org/journal.html) and in Annual Review of Intelligent Informatics (http://www.wi-consortium.org/annual.html).

The best paper awards will be conferred at the conference on the authors of (1) the best research paper and (2) the best application paper. Application-oriented submissions will be considered for the best application paper award.

More detailed instructions and the On-Line Submission Form can be found from the WI’08 homepage: http://datamining.it.uts.edu.au/wi08/html/wi/.


As an important part of the conference, the workshop program will focus on new research challenges and initiatives. All papers accepted for workshops will be included in the Workshop Proceedings published
by the IEEE Computer Society Press that are indexed by EI, and will be available at the workshops. Detailed information is available at the conference homepage.

Accepted Workshops:

Workshop on Collective Intelligence in Semantic Web and Social Networks

Workshop on Web Information Retrieval Support Systems

Workshop on Web Personalization, Reputation and Recommender Systems

Workshop on Intelligent Web Interaction

Workshop on Intelligent e-government

Workshop on Web Intelligence meets Brain Informatics

Workshop on Fuzzy Logic On the Web

Workshop on Natural Language Processing and Ontology Engineering

Workshop on Web Intelligence & Intelligent Agent Technology in e-Learning

Workshop on Computational Social Networks

Workshop on Optimization-based Data Mining and Web Intelligence

Workshop on Human Aspects in Ambient Intelligence:
Agent Technology, Human-Oriented Knowledge and Applications

Workshop on e-Commerce, Business, and Services

Workshop on P2P Computing and Autonomous Agents

Workshop on Logics for Intelligent Agents and Multi-Agent Systems

Workshop on Data Mining in Bioinformatics

2008 WI-IAT Doctoral Workshop

Note: we will not have a separate workshop registration fee
(i.e., conference registration covers everything).


WI’08 also welcomes Tutorial proposals. WI’08 will include tutorials providing in-depth background on subjects that are of broad interest to the Web intelligence community. Both short (2 hours) and long (half
day) tutorials will be considered. The tutorials will be part of the main conference technical program. Detailed information is available at the conference homepage.

Note: we will not have a separate tutorials registration fee
(i.e., only one conference registration covers everything).


We solicit Industry/Demo-Track papers by the following methods.

(1) Industry papers of 4 pages can be submitted on the same schedule as the research track.
(2) Separate 2 page demo proposals can submitted at a later schedule.
(3) Full regular paper submissions can include a demo option. That is, a full paper submissions will be asked to specify if they would like to give a demonstration; choice of demonstrations (while utilizing information from the regular reviewing process) will be selected based on value as a demonstration.

For options (1) and (2), please find more detailed instructions at the homepage: http://datamining.it.uts.edu.au/wi08/html/wi/

Important Dates

* Workshop proposal submission: April 10, 2008
* Electronic paper submission (7 pages): July 20, 2008
* Tutorial proposal submission: July 20, 2008
* Workshop paper submission: July 30, 2008
* Author notification: September 3, 2008
* Conference dates: December 9-12, 2008

Conference Organization

Conference General Chairs:
* Chengqi Zhang, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
* Nick Cercone, York University, Canada

Program Chair:
* Lakhmi Jain, University of South Australia, Australia

WI Program Co-Chairs:
* Pawan Lingras, Saint Mary’s University, Canada
* Matthias Klusch, German Research Center for AI, Germany
* Jie Lu, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

IAT Program Co-Chairs:
* Maria Gini, University of Minnesoda, USA
* Boi B. Faltings, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Swiss
* Takao Terano, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

Organizing Chair:
* Longbing Cao, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

Workshop Co-Chairs:
* Yuefeng Li, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
* Gabriella Pasi, University of Milano, Italy

Tutorial Chair:
* Ajith Abraham, Norwegian University of science and Technology, Norway

Industry/Demo-Track Chair:
* Ngoc Thanh Nguyen, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland

Publicity Co-Chairs:
* Ioannis E. Anagnostopoulos, University of the Aegean, Greece
* Jia Hu, International WIC Institute/BJUT, China
* Richi Nayak, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

* Ning Zhong, Maebashi Institute of Technology, Japan

* Maria Gini, University of Minnesota, USA

WIC Co-Chairs/Directors:
* Ning Zhong, Maebashi Institute of Technology, Japan
* Jiming Liu, University of Windsor, Canada

WIC Advisory Board:
* Edward A. Feigenbaum, Stanford University, USA
* Setsuo Ohsuga, University of Tokyo, Japan
* Benjamin Wah, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA
* Philip Yu, University of Illinois, Chicago, USA
* L.A. Zadeh, University of California, Berkeley, USA

WIC Tech. Committee & WI/IAT Steering Committee:
* Jeffrey Bradshaw, UWF/Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, USA
* Nick Cercone, York University, Canada
* Dieter Fensel, University of Innsbruck, Austria
* Georg Gottlob, Oxford University, UK
* Lakhmi Jain, University of South Australia, Australia
* Jianchang Mao, Yahoo! Inc., USA
* Pierre Morizet-Mahoudeaux, Compiegne University of Technology, France
* Hiroshi Motoda, Osaka University, Japan
* Toyoaki Nishida, Kyoto University, Japan
* Andrzej Skowron, Warsaw University, Poland
* Jinglong Wu, Kagawa University, Japan
* Xindong Wu, University of Vermont, USA
* Yiyu Yao, University of Regina, Canada

*** Contact Information ***
The WIC Office
Email: wi08@wi-consortium.org