CFP: IEEE/WIC/ACM Web Intelligence 2006

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2006 IEEE/WIC/ACM  International Conference on
Web Intelligence (WI'06)

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong, China,
18-22 December 2006.

Sponsored By
IEEE Computer Society
Web Intelligence Consortium (WIC)
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

Co-Organized With
Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU)

University/Corporate Sponsors
Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU)
Microsoft Corp.

(Papers Due: 5 July 2006)

Web Intelligence (WI) has been recognized as a new direction for
scientific research and development to explore the fundamental roles
as well as practical impacts of Artificial Intelligence (AI)
(e.g., knowledge representation, planning, knowledge discovery and
data mining, intelligent agents, and social network intelligence) and
advanced Information Technology (IT) (e.g., wireless networks,
ubiquitous devices, social networks, and data/knowledge grids) on
the next generation of Web-empowered products, systems, services, and
activities. It is one of the most important as well as promising IT
research fields in the era of Web and agent intelligence.

The 2006 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence
(WI'06) will be jointly held with the 2006 IEEE/WIC/ACM International
Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology (IAT'06) and the 6th IEEE
International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM'06) for providing
synergism among the three research areas.  It will provide
opportunities for technical collaboration beyond that of previous
conferences. The three conferences will have a joint opening, keynote,
reception, and banquet. Attendees only need to register for one
conference and can attend workshops, sessions and tutorials across the
three conferences.  We are also planning a joint panel and joint paper
sessions that discuss common problems in the three areas.

Topics of Interest

The topics and areas include, but not limited to:

* World Wide Wisdom Web (W4)
  - Meta-Knowledge Discovery and Representation
  - Problem Solver Markup Language (PSML)
  - Search of Best Means and Ends
  - Goal-Directed Services Support
  - Distributed Resources Optimization
  - Service Self-Aggregation
  - Web Inference Engine
  - Information and Knowledge Markets

* New Social Interaction Paradigms
  - Social and Psychological Contexts
  - Regularities and Laws of W4
  - Social Networks and Social Intelligence
  - Social Networks Mining
  - Web Site Clustering
  - Link Topology and Site Hierarchy
  - Theories of Small-World Web
  - Virtual and Web Communities
  - Web-Based Cooperative Work

* Knowledge Community Formation and Support
  - Ubiquitous Computing
  - Intelligent Wireless Web
  - Ubiquitous Learning Systems
  - Entertainment

* Knowledge Grids and Grid Intelligence
  - Semantic Grids
  - Knowledge Resources and Services Discovery
  - On-Demand Planning and Routing
  - Brokering and Scheduling
  - Middleware Architectures and Tools

* Web Mining and Farming
  - Text Mining
  - Data Stream Mining
  - Multimedia Data Mining
  - Web Content Mining
  - Web Log and Usage Mining
  - Learning User Profiles
  - Context Sensitive Web Mining
  - Web Information Clustering
  - Web Page Clustering and Mining
  - E-Mail Classification
  - Web Site Classification
  - Web Information Indexing
  - Data Warehousing
  - Web Farming and Warehousing

* Semantics and Ontology Engineering
  - Ontology-Based Information Extraction and Retrieval
  - Ontology-Based Web Mining
  - Web-Based Ontology Learning
  - Semantic Web

* Web Agents
  - Global Information Foraging
  - Distributed Problem Solving
  - Coordination
  - Resource Intermediary and Coordination Mechanisms
  - Self-Organization and Reproduction
  - Agent Networks and Topologies
  - Mobile Agents
  - Macroscopic Behavior Modeling
  - Trust Models for Web Agents

* Web Services
  - Service-Oriented Computing
  - Matchmaking
  - Web Service Reconfiguration
  - Web Service Workflow Composition
  - Middleware-Based Ubiquitous Services
  - Grid Services

* Web Information Filtering and Retrieval
  - Automatic Cataloging and Indexing
  - Clustering-Based Recommender Systems
  - Collaborative Filtering and Recommendation
  - Hybrid Recommendation
  - Information Retrieval Criteria and Evaluations
  - Web Information Categorization and Ranking
  - Proxy and Cache Techniques
  - Web Prediction and Prefetching
  - Distributed Web Search
  - Specifications for Web Information Extraction Process
  - Web Crawling Systems
  - Search Engines and Meta-search Engines

* Intelligent Human-Web Interaction
  - Adaptive Web Interfaces
  - Context-Aware Computing
  - Learning User Profiles
  - Personalized Interfaces
  - Personalized Web Sites
  - Remembrance Agents
  - Multimedia Representation
  - Visualization of Information and Knowledge
  - Social and Psychological Issues

* Web Support Systems
  - Information Retrieval Support Systems
  - Web Site Navigation Support Systems
  - Recommender Support Systems
  - Web-Based Decision Support Systems
  - Soft Computing (including neural networks, fuzzy logic,
    evolutionary computation, rough sets, and granular computing)
    and Uncertainty Management for WI

* Intelligent e-Technology
  - Business Intelligence
  - Intelligent Enterprise Portals
  - Web-Based Direct Marketing and CRM
  - Web-Based EDI
  - e-Publishing
  - e-Business and e-Commerce
  - e-Finance
  - e-Community
  - Decentralized Community Communication Techniques
  - e-Learning
  - Digital Library
  - e-Science
  - e-Government
  - Web Security, Integrity, Privacy and Trust

On-Line Submissions and Publication

High-quality papers in all WI related areas are solicited. Papers
exploring new directions or areas will receive a careful and
supportive review.  All submitted papers will be reviewed on the
basis of technical quality, relevance, significance, and clarity.
Note that WI'06 will accept ONLY on-line submissions, containing
PDF versions.

Paper submissions should be limited to a maximum of 8 pages in the
IEEE 2-column format (see the IEEE Computer Society Press Proceedings
Author Guidelines at,
and will be reviewed by the Program Committee on the basis of
technical quality, relevance to data mining, originality,
significance, and clarity.  Please use the Submission Form on the WI'06
website to submit your paper.  Accepted papers will be published
in the conference proceedings by the IEEE Computer Society Press.

A selected number of WI'06 accepted papers will be expanded and
revised for inclusion in Web Intelligence and Agent Systems: An
International Journal ( and in
Annual Review of Intelligent Informatics

The best paper awards will be conferred at the conference on the
authors of (1) the best research paper and (2) the best application
paper.  Application-oriented submissions will be considered for the
best application paper award.

More detailed instructions and the On-Line Submission Form can be
found from the WI'06 homepage:


We solicit Industry/Demo-Track papers by the following methods.

(1) Industry papers of 4 pages can be submitted on the same schedule as
    the research track.
(2) Separate 2 page demo proposals can submitted at a later schedule.
(3) Full regular paper submissions can include a demo option.
    That is, a full paper submissions will be asked to
    specify if they would like to give a demonstration; choice of
    demonstrations (while utilizing information from the regular reviewing
    process) will be selected based on value as a demonstration.

For options (1) and (2), please find more detailed instructions
at the homepages:

We are planning to arrange the Demo session in the afternoon of Dec 19
(before and during the conference reception), jointly with the IAT'06 and
ICDM'06 Demo sessions.


As an important part of the conference, the workshop program will
focus on new research challenges and initiatives.  All papers accepted
for workshops will be included in the Workshop Proceedings published
by the IEEE Computer Society Press and will be available at the
workshops. Detailed information is available at the conference

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

I. Accepted as Fullday Workshops

1. International Workshop on Agent and Data Mining Interaction (ADMI)
2. International Workshop on Web Privacy Intelligence
3. International Workshop on Service Composition
4. The 3rd International Workshop on Web-based Support Systems (WSS'06)

II. Accepted as Halfday Workshops

5. International Workshop on Intelligent Agents in Wireless Sensor Networks
6. International Workshop on Adaptation and Personalization
   for e-Business Intelligence
7. International Workshop on Semantics in VO and WS
8. International Workshop on Communication between Human and Artificial
9. International Workshop on Intelligent Web Interaction (IWI-2006)
10. International Workshop on P2P Computing and Autonomous Agents
11. International Workshop on GrC and Brain Informatics (BI) for WI
12. International Workshop on Multi-Agent Systems in E-Business: Concepts,
    Technologies and Applications (MASeB'06)
13. International Workshop on Research of Agent-based Government Horizon
    Business Integration Management Systems
14. International Workshop on OWL-Based Approach for Semantic Interoperating
    and Accessing Heterogeneous XML Sources
15. International Workshop on Technologies and Applications of
    Knowledge Computing on the Web

For more information, please visit the conference website at


WI'06 also welcomes Tutorial proposals.  WI'06 will include tutorials
providing in-depth background on subjects that are of broad interest
to the Web intelligence community. Both short (2 hours) and long (half
day) tutorials will be considered.  The tutorials will be part of the
main conference technical program.  Detailed information is available
at the conference homepage.

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

Important Dates

Workshop proposal submission: April 10, 2006
Electronic submission of full papers: ** July 5, 2006 **
Tutorial proposal submission: July 15, 2006
Notification of paper acceptance: September 4, 2006
Camera-ready copies of accepted papers: September 29, 2006
Workshops: December 18, 2006
Conference: December 19-22, 2006

Conference Organization

Conference Chairs:
  * Jiming Liu, Hong Kong Baptist University, HK
  * Benjamin Wah, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

Organizing Chair:
  * Yiu-Ming Cheung, Hong Kong Baptist University, HK

Program Chair:
  * Toyoaki Nishida, Kyoto University, Japan

Program Co-chairs:
  * Zhongzhi Shi, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
  * Ubbo Visser, Science Universitat Bremen, Germany
  * Xindong Wu, University of Vermont, USA

Industry/Demo-Track Co-Chairs:
  * Wray Buntine, Helsinki Institute for Information Technology, Finland
  * Kazuhiro Kuwabara, ATR, Japan
  * Jianchang Mao, Yahoo! Inc., USA

Workshop Co-Chairs:
  * Cory J. Butz, University of Regina, Canada
  * Ngoc Thanh Nguyen, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland
  * Yasufumi Takama, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan

Tutorial Co-Chairs:
  * Yuefeng Li, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
  * Pawan Lingras, Saint Mary's University, Canada
  * Hideaki Takeda, National Institute of Informatics/University of Tokyo,

Publicity Chairs:
 * Marcin Szczuka, Warsaw University, Poland
 * Guoyin Wang, Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China
 * Hui Xiong, Rutgers University, USA

Sponsorship Chairs:
 * Man-chung Chan, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, HK
 * Einoshin Suzuki, Yokohama National University, Japan
 * Hongjin Yang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Program Vice Co-chairs:
 * Mario Cannataro, University "Magna Greia" of Catanzaro, Italy
 * Meng Chang Chen, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
 * Joost Kok, Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science, The Netherlands
 * Tsau Young Lin, San Jose State University, USA
 * Massimo Marchiori, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA and
                      University of Venice, Italy
 * Ralf Moeller, Hamburg University of Technology, Germany
 * Sankar Pal, Machine Intelligence Unit Indian Statistical Institute, India
 * Steve Willmott, Technical University of Catalonia, Spain
 * Chengqi Zhang, Faculty of Information Technology, Australia
 * Lina Zhou, University of Maryland, USA

*** Contact Information ***

Yiuming Cheung
Hong Kong Baptist University, HK
E-mail: ymc@Comp.HKBU.Edu.HK

Received on Thursday, 27 April 2006 07:20:36 UTC