New CFP: 5th International Conference on Web Intelligence, Mining and Semantics (WIMS 2015)

*** New Call for Papers ***

5th International Conference on Web Intelligence, Mining and Semantics

WIMS 2015

July 13-15, 2015, St. Raphael Resort, Limassol, Cyprus 

*** New Submission Deadline: 16th May 2015 ***

(Due to continuous submissions and many requests for additional time
we have given a further extension to the submission deadline.

Furthermore, this updated call includes new information about financial
assistance to students, a special issue in a reputable journal with
the best papers accepted at the conference, and invited speakers.)

Conference Purpose and Scope

WIMS is a series of peer-reviewed International Computer Science
conferences. It is a forum for researchers and practitioners to present their
state-of-the-art results in building Intelligent Web, to examine performance
characteristics of various approaches in Web-based intelligent information
technology, and to cross-fertilize their ideas on the development of Web
-based intelligent information management solutions across different

The purpose of the WIMS series is to: 

* Provide a forum for established researchers and practitioners to present
their contributions to the state of the art research and development in Web
technology and applications.

* Give doctoral students an opportunity to present their research to a friendly
and knowledgeable audience and receive valuable feedback.

* Provide an informal social event where Web technology researchers and
practitioners can meet.

WIMS traditionally hosts a small number of short tutorials on the topics
related to the scope of the conference series. The role of a WIMS tutorial is to
be a theme-oriented comprehensive survey. The call for WIMS 2015 tutorials
is published separately.

WIMS also offers its infrastructure and facilities for the organizers of satellite
workshops that complement the scope of the conference. The call for WIMS
2015 workshops is also published separately.  

Companies or individuals interested in presenting their industrial products or
methodologies are invited to contact the conference chairs.

Keynote Speakers

* Dr. Diana Mayfield, University of Sheffield, UK
  "What you Tweet is What You Get: challenges and opportunities for social media
  analysis in industry".

* Professor Nikolay Mehandjiev, University of Manchester, UK
  "Understanding the Tribal Web".

Best Papers

Selection of the best papers from the conference will be recommended for
publication at the Elsevier Journal of Web Semantics,

Financial Assistance

WIMS 2015 is offering up to $4000 as financial assistance for students whose
papers are accepted at the conference. 

Conference Scope

WIMS solicits regular and work-in-progress research, discussion papers and
industry experience report papers in related fields. Papers exploring new
directions or areas are also welcome. In particular but not exclusively the
submissions within the following areas are relevant: 

* Scalable Web and Data Architectures and Infrastructures
   - Crawling, caching and querying Linked (Semantic) Data 
   - Dataset dynamics and synchronization
   - Big Data computing
   - User Interfaces and visualization for the Web of (Linked Semantic)
Data at scale
   - Indexing and information extraction from the (Semantic) Deep Web
   - 3D media and content
   - Sensing Web and the Web of Things
   - Web-based Health- and Bio- Information Systems 
    - Web security, integrity, privacy, and trust
    - Nature-inspired models and approaches in Web and data processing

* Web Intelligence (WI)
   - Semantic Agent Systems for WI
   - Advanced Interaction and Communication Paradigms with WI
   - Natural Language / Ontology-/Taxonomy-based / Hybrid Interfaces 
   - Intelligence for Visualizing (Linked Semantic) Web Data at scale
   - Intelligence for Big Data Analytics
   - Ubiquitous Intelligence and the Internet of Things
   - WI in Social Media
   - WI in Human Computation and Social Games
   - Opinion Mining / Sentiment Analysis on the Social Web
   - Social Monetization and Computational Advertising
   - Visualising social network data
   - WI for services, grids, and middleware
   - Nature-inspired Models and approaches for WI 

* Web Mining, Information and Knowledge Extraction
   - Text, data stream, web and multimedia content mining 
   - Contextualization and clustering in web mining and information extraction
   - Knowledge extraction and ontology learning from the Web
   - Linked Data mining
   - Information Extraction and Knowledge Discovery from Big Data
   - Mining and Information Extraction from the Deep Web
   - Semantic Deep Web data fusion

* Web Semantics and Reasoning
   - Knowledge Representation for the Web
   - Ontology specification: expressivity versus usability
   - Ontologies and Linked Semantic Data
   - Development and re-use of ontologies for the Web 
    - Crowdsourcing for ontology engineering and management on the Social
   - Lifecycle, management, and evolution of Web ontologies
   - Ontology merging and alignment 
   - Rule markup languages and systems
   - Semantic annotation
   - Reasoning: scalability, expressivity, incompleteness, vagueness, and/or

* WIMS Applications
   - Web applications of  semantic agent systems 
   - Semantics-driven information retrieval 
   - Semantic search 
   - Intelligent e-Technology and the Semantic Web 
   - Intelligence and semantics for business information management and
   - Intelligence and semantic technologies in Digital Media
   - Semantic technologies in e-Business, e-Commerce, e-Finance, e-Health,
 e-Science, e-Government, e-Learning
   - WI for multimedia, sensors, and situational awareness
   - WI for software and systems engineering
   - Quality of Life Technology for Web Access 
   - Nature-inspired models and approaches in WIMS applications

* Evaluation and Validation of WIMS Technologies and Applications
   - Evaluation and validation Methodologies 
   - Datasets and Benchmarks for cross-evaluations and competitions
   - Evaluation and validation Infrastructures 
   - Evaluation and validation metrics (e.g. fitness, quality, completeness,
 correctness, etc.)

Submission Guidelines

Four types of submissions are solicited for the main conference:
i.   Regular research papers
ii.  Short research papers
iii. Case Studies and Applications papers
iv.  Posters

The papers in all the categories should describe original results that have not
been accepted or submitted for publication elsewhere. All submissions will be
evaluated by at least three members of the international program committee.

Regular Research Papers

The papers in this category are the reports on accomplished research work or
in-depth discussions and analysis of a certain problem. The first type of
papers can present a novel method, technique or analysis with appropriate
empirical or other type of evaluation as a proof of validity. The main
evaluation criteria for this category are originality, technical soundness, and
the soundness of evaluation. For the second type within the genre we expect
receiving reasonable overviews placing a problem onto the state-of-the-art
landscape and analyzing how far current solutions fall short. We also expect
in-depth discussions and analysis of a certain problem, with clear definitions
and argumentation in terms of qualitative or quantitative representation of
the main characteristics of the problem.

Page limit: 12 ACM pages

Short Research Papers

The papers in this category are the short reports of the preliminary results or
describing the work in progress. The main evaluation criteria for this category
are originality, technical correctness, and possible value of the planned
results in a short to mid-term perspective. 

Short papers can be also presented in a form of a poster.

Page limit: 6 ACM pages

Case Studies and Applications Papers

The papers in this category describe case studies of deployed applications,
lessons learnt, and examples of measurable benefits. This category also
includes papers that reports innovative applications of WIMS in areas of
industry and government, as well as industrial experience and
demonstrations of innovative systems.

Page limit: 12 ACM pages


WIMS poster track is a venue for late-breaking results, ongoing research
activities, and speculative or innovative work in progress. This track is
intended to provide authors and participants with the ability to connect with
each other and to engage in discussions about the work. Posters provide
authors with a unique opportunity to draw attention to their work during the

Page limit: 4 ACM pages 

Submissions should be made electronically in PDF or DOC/DOCX (MS/Open
Word) format via the electronic submission system of the WIMS2015
Conference Management system at:


Accepted papers/tutorials/posters will be published by ACM and
disseminated through the ACM Digital Library through the International
Conference Proceedings Series (ICPS).

Important Dates

16.05.2015     Submission of papers/posters (new submission deadline)

06.06.2015     Notification of acceptance for papers/posters (new date)

13.06.2015     Camera ready versions of the accepted papers and posters (new date)

16.06.2015     Author registration deadline (new date)

13-15.07.2015     Conference

All the above deadlines are 23:59 Hawaii Time.

WIMS Conferences Chair

Rajendra Akerkar, Western Norway Research Institute, Norway

General Chair

Marios D. Dikaiakos, University of Cyprus, Cyprus

Program Committee Co-Chairs

Achilleas P. Achilleos, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Tope Omitola, University of Southampton, United Kingdom

Advisory Committee

Grigoris Antoniou, University of Huddersfield, UK
Harold Boley, Faculty of Computer Science,
University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, Canada
James Hendler, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA
Guus Schreiber, VU University, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Amit Sheth, Ohio Center of Excellence on Knowledge-enabled Computing, Ohio, USA

Industrial Track Chair

John Davies, BT Research & Innovation, UK

Publicity Chair

Christos Mettouris, University of Cyprus, Cyprus

Local Organization Chair

George A. Papadopoulos, University of Cyprus, Cyprus

Web Chair

Kyriakos Georgiadis, EasyConferences LTD, Cyprus

The proceedings of the previous WIMS conferences are available at:
- WIMS2011:
- WIMS?2012:
- WIMS?2013:
- WIMS?2014: 

Look for updates and more details at: 

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