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2008 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Joint Conference on Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology (WI-IAT’08)


The 2008 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Joint Conference on Web Intelligence (WI’08) and Intelligent Agent Technology (IAT’08) takes place on December 9-12, 2008, at the Sydney,Australia.The IEEE/WIC/ACM 2008 joint conferences are organized by University of Technology Sydney, Australia, and sponsored by IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Intelligent Informatics (TCII), Web Intelligence Consortium (WIC), and ACM-SIGART.

WI 2008 and IAT 2008 will include tutorials providing in-depth background on subjects that are of broad interest to both the Web intelligence community and the intelligent agent community. Both short (2 hours) and long (half day) tutorials will be considered. Tutorial topics will be determined later.

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

Tutorial Topics

The following is a non-exclusive list of preferred topic areas for tutorial proposals:

Web Intelligence

Intelligent/Semantic Web Services
Intelligent Wireless Web and Ubiquitous Computing
Rules and Inference Engines for the Web
Semantic Web Concepts and Techniques for Security and Trust
Service-Oriented Computing
Social Networks and Social Intelligence
e-learning and e-science
Web Intelligence and Education

Intelligent Agent Technology

Agent-Based Modeling and Simulation
Agent Technologies in e-Business Systems
Agent-Mediated Knowledge Management
Peer-to-Peer Models for Multi-Agent Systems
Agent-Based Grid Computing

Proposals related to these areas will receive special consideration.

Submission Details

Proposals for tutorials should consist of an outline and background information on the presenter(s). The tutorial outline should be limited to 2 pages and contain the following information:

  1. Title and abstract of the tutorial
  2. Proposed duration: 2 hours or half-day
  3. Intended audience: to whom is the tutorial of interest
  4. Prerequisite knowledge: what the attendees should already know
  5. Detailed outline

The background information on the presenter(s) should be limited to 1-2 pages and contain:

  1. Names, affiliations, homepages and contact details
  2. Short biographies
  3. Information about previous tutorials given by the same presenters (title, location, number of attendees, etc.)

Tutorial materials such as handouts and slides should be included if already available, but are not required for submission.

Please send your proposal to ajith.abraham@ieee.org.

Important Dates

Tutorial submissions: July 15, 2008
Acceptance notices: July 30, 2008
Camera-ready copy of tutorial handouts: November 10, 2008
WI-IAT’08 Conference December 9-12, 2008

Tutorial Chair

Ajith Abraham Norwegian University of science and Technology, Norway