One Week Countdown to submit for WIMS'11 Conference

Only one week remain! Please submit a paper/proposal/poster to the WIMS'11
conference by November 20. It is being held in Sogndal (Norway), in May

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*International Conference on Web Intelligence, Mining and Semantics
25 - 27 May 2011
Sogndal, Norway

*About WIMS'11:*
The International Conference on Web Intelligence, Mining and Semantics
(WIMS'11) will be organised under the auspices of Western Norway Research
This is the first in a new series of conferences concerned with intelligent
approaches to transform the World Wide Web into a global reasoning and
semantics-driven computing machine. Next conferences in this series, WIMS'12
and WIMS'13, will take place in Craiova (Romania) and Madrid (Spain)
The conference will provide an excellent international forum for sharing
knowledge and results in theory, methodology and applications of Web
intelligence, Web mining and Web semantics. The program will feature several
keynote and invited talks, from academia and the industry.

The *purpose of the WIMS'11* is:
- To provide a forum for established researchers and practitioners to
present past and current research contributing to the state of the art of
Web technology research and applications.
- To give doctoral students an opportunity to present their research to a
friendly and knowledgeable audience and receive valuable feedback.
- To provide an informal social event where Web technology researchers and
practitioners can meet.

*Conference Venue:*
The conference will be hosted by Vestlandsforsking (Western Norway Research
Institute), Sogndal.
This region, considered to be one of the most beautiful in Norway, has been
a destination for tourists, discoverers, and artists from around the world
for more than 150 years. Once again in 2009, the Norwegian fjords have been
rated as the World’s most celebrated and iconic travel destination by
National Geographic Traveller. The region’s scenery is powerful and varied,
ranging from flat fjord-side districts to steep mountainsides, beautiful
fjord arms, torrential waterfalls, blue glaciers and lush valleys.

*Call for Papers/Tutorials/Posters:*
Authors are invited to submit full papers, tutorial proposals, posters on
all related areas. Papers exploring new directions or areas will receive a
thorough and encouraging review. Areas of interest include, but not limited

*Topics & Scope:* Areas of interest include, but not limited to:
Semantics-driven information retrieval
Semantic agent systems
Semantic data search
Interaction paradigms for semantic search
Evaluation of semantic search
User interfaces
Web mining
Ubiquitous computing
Semantic deep Web and intelligent e-Technology
Representation techniques for Web-based knowledge
Quality of Life Technology for Web Document Access
Rule markup languages and systems
Semantic 3D media and content
Scalability vs. expressivity of reasoning on the Web

The detailed call for papers, tutorial/demo proposals, and posters can be
found at:

The best paper from all submissions will be determined by the PC and a Best
Paper Award will be presented at the conference.

*How to submit:*
The maximum length of

- research papers is at most 12 pages in ACM format
- tutorial/demonstration papers is 3 to 12 pages in ACM format
- poster is at most 2 pages in ACM format

Please note that the submission format is MS Word or PDF. The papers must be
written in English and formatted according to the ACM guidelines. Author
instructions and style files can be downloaded at

Authors of accepted papers are expected to attend the conference and present
their work.

Tutorial/demonstration proposals, poster papers and full research paper
submissions must be made electronically in MS Word or PDF format through the
EasyChair submission system at

Accepted papers/tutorials/posters will be published by ACM and disseminated
through the ACM Digital Library.
Selected extended papers will be invited to appear in a special issues of
reputed journals in the field and also in a book published by Elsevier.

*Confirmed Invited Speakers *[]:
Jim Hendler ( Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA)
Marko Grobelnik (J. Stefan Institute, Ljubljana , Slovenia)
Peter Mika (Yahoo!, Barcelona, Spain)
Sören Auer (University of Leipzig, Germany)

*Advisory Committee*:
Amit Sheth, Ohio Center of Excellence on Knowledge-enabled Computing, Ohio
Frank van Harmelen, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, NL
Grigoris Antoniou, FORTH-Institute of Computer Science, Greece
Guus Schreiber, Vrije University Amsterdam, NL
Harold Boley, Semantic Web Laboratory, Institute for Information Technology,
NRC, Fredericton, Canada
James Hendler, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY

*Program Chair*:
Rajendra Akerkar, Western Norway Research Institute, Norway

*Tutorial and Demo Co-chair*:
Robert Engels, ESIS, Norway

*Program Committee*:
Adrian Giurca, BTU Cottbus, Germany
Alexander Gelbukh, National Polytechnic Institute, Mexico
Alfio Massimiliano Gliozzo, Italian National Research Council, Italy
Alejandro Jaimes, Yahoo! Research Barcelona, Spain
Alessandro Provetti, University of Messina. Messina, Italy
Alex Conconi, TXT e-Solutions, Italy
Alexander Mädche, University of Mannheim, Germany
Alexandre Passant, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
Andre C P L F de Carvalho, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Andreas Blumauer, Semantic Web Company GmbH, Vienna, Austria
Anna Fensel, FTW and STI Innsbruck, Austria
Arjen P. de Vries, Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica, Amsterdam, NL; and, Delft
University of Technology, Delft, NL
Christoph Lange, Jacobs Univ. Bremen, Germany
Costin Badica, Universitatea din Craiova, Romania
Daniel Lemire, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada
David Camacho, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain
Debajyoti Mukhopadhyay, Calcutta Business School, India
Diana Santos,SINTEF, Oslo, Norway
Dietrich Rebholz-Schuhmann, European Bioinformatics Institute, Cambridge,
Dragan Gasevic, Canada Research Chair in Semantic Technologies, Athabasca
University, Canada
Eetu Mäkelä, Aalto University, Finland
Elena Zamsa, Information Society Development Institute, Republic of Moldova
Eriks Sneiders, Stockholm University, Sweden
Esma Aimeur, University of Montreal, Canada
Fabio Rinaldi, University of Zurich, Switzerland
François Bry, Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich, Germany
Giacomo Fiumara, University of Messina, Italy
Grzegorz J. Nalepa, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
Henry Hexmoor, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, USA
Ivan Jelinek, Czech Technical University, Prague
Jacques Calmet, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Jie Zhang, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
John R Elliott, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK
Jong C. Park, KAIST, Korea
Jung-jae Kim, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Kanagasabai Rajaraman, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore
Keith C.C. Chan, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Ken Currie, CAPDM Ltd., Edinburgh, UK
Kevyn Collins-Thompson, Microsoft Research,Redmond, USA
Marek Obitko, Czech Technical University & Rockwell Automation Research
Center, Prague
Markus Zanker, University Klagenfurt, Austria
Martine De Cock, Ghent University, Belgium
Michael Hausenblas, Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI), NUI
Galway, Ireland
Miguel-Angel Sicilia, University of Alcalá, Spain
Milan Milanovic, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Miltos Petridis, University of Greenwich, London, UK
Mohammad Essaaidi, University of Tétouan, Morocco
Nicola Fanizzi, University of Bari, Italy
Paola Di Maio, University of Strathclyde, UK
Patrick Albert, IBM, France
Pierre Maret, University of Lyon, France
Prasad Tadepalli , Oregon State University, Corvallis, USA
Priti Srinivas Sajja, Sardar Patel University, India
Reinhold Behringer, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK
Richi Nayak, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
Robert West, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Roberto García González, Universitat de Lleida, Spain
Rodrigo Capobianco Guido, Speechlab/IFSC/USP, Brazil
Sandra Lovrenčić, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Sang Yong Han, Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Korea
Seiji Yamada, National Institute of Informatics, Tokyo, Japan
Sławomir Zadrożny, Systems Research Institute, Polish Academy of Sciences,
Tassilo Pellegrini, Semantic Web Company GmbH, Vienna, Austria.
Tim Furche, Oxford University Computing Laboratories, UK
Tommaso Di Noia, Technical University of Bari, Italy
Tzung-Pei Hong, National University of Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Vasant Honavar, Iowa state university, USA
Vijay Raghavan, University of Louisiana, USA
Viorel Negru, West University of Timisoara, Romania
Yasufumi Takama, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan
Yiannis Kompatsiaris, Informatics and Telematics Institute, Greece
Yiyu Yao, University of Regina, Canada
Yorick Wilks, University of Sheffield, UK
Yuh-Jong Hu, National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan
Zhihua Cui, Taiyuan University of Science and Technology, Taiyuan, China
Zora Konjovic, University of Novi Sad, Serbia

*Important Dates*:
Electronic submission of full research papers/Tutorials/Posters (Extended
Deadline): November 20, 2010
Notification of paper acceptance: January 15, 2011
Registration opens: February 1, 2011
Camera-ready of accepted papers: February 15, 2011
Registration closes: May 10, 2011
Conference: May 25 - 27, 2011

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Phone: +47 916 85 607
Fax: +47 947 63 727
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