4th International Workshop on

*WEB INTELLIGENCE & COMMUNITIES* (WI&C'12 <http://wic.litislab.fr/>)

to be held at the World Wide Web Conference (WWW 2012 <http://www2012.org/>)
Lyon, France, April 2012

*Important Dates:*

*Paper submission deadline: January 27th, 2012*
Acceptance notification : February 27th, 2012
Camera ready paper : March 23rd, 2012
Workshop : April 16th, 2012**
We are honored to have a invited talk from Ashwin
Ram<http://cognitivecomputing.wordpress.com/ashwinram/> (PARC
& Georgia Tech) to the WI&C'12 workshop.
*Title: Health & Wellness 2.0 with social networks for healthcare*
*Abstract coming soon...*
Web Intelligence consists of a multidisciplinary area dealing with
exploiting data and services over the Web, to create new data and services
using both Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and Artificial
Intelligence (AI) techniques. Communities appear as a first-class object in
the areas of web intelligence and agent technologies, as well as a crucial
crossroads of several sub-domains (i.e. user modelling, protocols, data
management, data mining, content modelling, etc.). These sub-domains impact
the nature of the communities and the applications which are related to
them. These applications are numerous, and the success of well-known Social
Network Sites for entertainment should not be allowed to over-shadow the
other application domains, for instance in education, health, design,
knowledge management, and so forth.
The workshop will provide presentation and discussion opportunities for
researchers working on web intelligence applied to collaborative networks,
such as virtual communities. The possibilities and consequences of the web
usage for collaborative networks are tremendous and new tools are required
to satisfy users and service providers.
The workshop Web Intelligence and Communities expects contributions on
topics such as:

   - Multi-agent models and tools for Virtual Communities (VC)
   - Services and Grid Services for VC, Service oriented architectures
   - Web information mining, filtering and retrieval within/for VC
   - Web-based applications and plate-forms for VC
   - Intelligent web interaction, querying, diffusion
   - Semantics and ontology engineering for VC
   - Self-* models and techniques for VC
   - Social networks modelling, virtual communities, social intelligence
   - Context-based approach, profile management, personalization and
   recommendations for/through VC
   - Privacy preserving, security, trust-based computing & reputation
   - Applications: E-* (market, procurement, technologies, health,
   government, etc.) and VC
   - VC and content and knowledge repositories, behaviour modelling and
   - Web intelligence, mobility and VC, Ambient Intelligence, Pervasive
   - Performances evaluation, experiments, user feed-back
   - Semantic Web technologies for Social Data integration and fusion
   - Human-based behaviour patterns and modelling
   - Surveys on WI and VC

The Web Intelligence and Communities workshop welcomes the submission of
theoretical, experimental, methodological as well as application papers.
Discussion papers and demonstration papers (for presentation during the
workshop) are also welcomes.
Submitted papers should be 10 pages maximum in length (4 pages for the
discussion and demonstration papers), including figures and references. The
paper must be formatted in pdf according to the style guidelines available
here:ACM SIG Proceedings
All submissions should be done online on the workshop submission web site:

   - Rajendra Akerkar, Western Norway Research Institute, Norway
   - Pierre Maret, Université Jean Monnet, Saint-Étienne, France
   - Laurent Vercouter, INSA de Rouen, France

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