Call for Participation: WI-IAT'08, Sydney, Australia

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IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence (WI'08)
IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology (IAT'08)

December 9-12, 2008
Building 5, Haymarket Campus, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia (see the map)


Sponsored and Organized by
IEEE Computer Society
Web Intelligence Consortium (WIC)
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
University of Technology, Sydney 

================= HIGHLIGHTS =========================

    6 WI'08/IAT'08 Invited Speeches by 
      Professor Edmund H. Durfee
      Professor Toru Ishida
      Professor Tsau Young Lin
      Professor Nigel Shadbolt
      Professor Yanchun Zhang
      Dr. Michael Witbrock 
    1 WIC Feature Talk by 
      Professor Jiming Liu
    4 Tutorials 
   16 WI-IAT Workshops
      Including the first WI-IAT Doctoral Workshop
    Presentations of Accepted Research Track Papers.

The research track papers were selected from 651 submissions received
from over 52 countries and regions.

All main conference and workshop proceedings will be published in the
conference proceedings by the IEEE Computer Society Press, indexed by EI.


!!! Early-bird Registration by Nov 8, 2008 !!!

On-line registration (and more information) at

Regular registration covers all the events of WI-IAT'08 during the
four conference days including keynotes, tutorials, accepted paper
presentations, and workshops, as well as includes proceedings for one
of the conferences or its associated workshops.

As usual, WI'08 and IAT'08 will be co-located, providing
synergism among Web Intelligence and
Intelligent Agent Technology. The two 
conferences will have a joint opening, invited talks, reception, and
banquet. Attendees only need to register for one conference and can
attend workshops, sessions, invited talks, panels and tutorials across
the two conferences.


WI'08/IAT'08 Joint Invited Talks include:

Planning for Coordination and Coordination for Planning
Professor Edmund H. Durfee
EECS Department, University of Michigan, USA

The Language Grid:
Service-Oriented Collective Intelligence for Intercultural Collaboration
Professor Toru Ishida
Department of Social Informatics, Kyoto University, Japan

The Emergence of Web Science
Professor Nigel Shadbolt
School of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton, UK

Knowledge Based Search Engine: Granular Computing on the Web
Professor Tsau Young Lin
Department of Computer Science, San Jose State University, USA

Using Web Clustering for Web Community Mining and Analysis
Professor Yanchun Zhang
Centre for Applied Informatics Research, Victoria University, Australia

Thinking Big - AI at Web Scale
Dr. Michael Witbrock
Vice President for Research at Cycorp, Inc., CEO of Cycorp Europe


Professor Jiming Liu
Professor and Head of Computer Science Department, 
Hong Kong Baptist University


T1: Web Content Mining
    Vaclav Snasel
    Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic

T2: Matching Words and Pictures: Problems, and Applications in the Web
    Latifur Khan
    University of Texas at Dallas, USA

T3: Utilizing Federated Knowledge in Semantic Web Applications
    Jans Aasman
    Franz Inc. USA

T4: Modeling Agent Organizations
    Virginia Dignum and Frank Dignum
    Utrecht University, The Netherlands


W1: The 2nd Workshop on Collective Intelligence in Semantic Web and 
    Social Networks 
    (CISWSN 2008)

W2: International Workshop on Web Information Retrieval Support Systems 
    (WIRSS 2008)

W3: International Workshop on Web Personalization, Reputation and 
    Recommender Systems 
    (WPRRS 2008)

W4: International Workshop on Intelligent Web Interaction 
    (IWI 2008)

W5: Workshop on Intelligent e-Government 
    (IEG 2008)

W6: International Workshop on Fuzzy Logic On the Web 
    (FLOW 2008)

W7: Workshop on Natural Language Processing and Ontology Engineering 
    (NLPOE 2008)

W8: Workshop on Web Intelligence & Intelligent Agent Technology in eLearning 
    (TUMAS-A 2008)

W9: International Workshop on Computational Social Networks 
    (IWCSN 2008)

W10: Workshop on Optimization-based Data Mining and Web Intelligence 
    (ODM 2008)

W11: The Second International Workshop on Human Aspects in Ambient 
     Intelligence: Agent Technology, Human-Oriented Knowledge and Applications 
    (HAAI 2008)

W12: International Workshop on E-Commerce, Business, and Services 
    (ECBS 2008)

W13: Workshop on P2P Computing and Autonomous Agents 
    (P2P 2008)

W14: International Workshop on Agents and Data Mining Interaction 
    (ADMI 2008)

W15: Workshop on Logics for Intelligent Agents and Multi-Agent Systems 
    (WLIAMAS 2008)

W16: 2008 WI-IAT Doctoral Workshop


The WI'08 and IAT'08 joint conference offers an exciting social
programs, including the conference welcome reception on Dec. 10 and
the conference banquet on Dec. 11.

You can also enjoy the city of Sydney, including Darling Harbour and
Opera House.  You can get more information about the conference hotel
and local information from the conference homepage:


A/Prof Longbing Cao
Data Sciences & Knowledge Discovery Lab (the Smart Lab)
Research Centre for Quantum Computation and Intelligent Systems
University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Office: +61-2-9514 4477
Fax:    +61-2-9514 4517
The Smart Lab:

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