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CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
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IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence (WI'09)
IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology (IAT'09)

September 15-18, 2009
University of Milano - Bicocca, Milano, Italy
(Building U6, Bicocca University Campus, Piazzale dell'Ateneo Nuovo 1) 
http://www.unimib.it/go/Home/English (map of Bicocca Campus)

Official websites:
http://www.wi-iat09.disco.unimib.it/WI09
http://www.wi-iat09.disco.unimib.it/IAT09

Sponsored and Organized by
IEEE Computer Society
Web Intelligence Consortium (WIC)
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
University of Milano - Bicocca
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)

University/Corporate Sponsors:
University of Milano - Bicocca
Yahoo! Research 
Comune di Milano
DocFlow Italia S.p.A.
Banca Popolare di Sondrio


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

    6 WI'09/IAT'09 Invited Speeches by 
      Stefano Ceri 
      Marco Dorigo  
      Katia P. Sycara     
      Bhavani Thuraisingham 
      Ronald R. Yager 
      Chengqi Zhang 
    1 WIC Feature Talk by 
      Yulin Qin 
    2 Tutorials 
   18 WI-IAT Workshops (Including a Doctoral Workshop)
    Presentations of Accepted Research Track Papers.

The research track papers were selected from 587 submissions received
from over 50 countries and regions, out of which 98 were accepted as
regular papers and 122 papers were accepted as short papers.

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


REGISTRATRION
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On-line registration at
www.wiiat2009registration.promoest.com

Regular registration covers all the events of WI-IAT'09 during the
four conference days including keynotes, tutorials, accepted paper
presentations, and workshops, as well as includes proceedings, 
coffee breaks and two lunches, conference reception and banquet.

As usual, WI'09 and IAT'09 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, and tutorials across the
two conferences.


INVITED TALKS
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WI'09/IAT'09 Joint Invited Talks include:

Search Computing
by Stefano Ceri 
(Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
      
Swarm-bots and Swarmanoid: Two experiments in embodied swarm intelligence
by Marco Dorigo 
(University Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium)

Agent Based Aiding of Human Teams 
by Katia P. Sycara 
(School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University, USA)

Data Mining for Malicious Code Detection and Security Applications
by Bhavani Thuraisingham 
(Cyber Security Research Center, Eric Jonsson School of Engineering 
 and Computer Science, The University of Texas at Dallas, USA)

Intelligent Social Network Modeling
by Ronald R. Yager (Iona College, USA)

Developing Actionable Trading Strategies for Trading Agents 
by Chengqi Zhang 
(Centre for Quantum Computation & Intelligent Systems,
 University of Technology, Sydney, Australia)

WIC FEATURE TALK
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Various Levels from Brain Informatics to Web Intelligence
by Yulin Qin 
(The International WIC Institute, Beijing University of Technology, China and 
 Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, USA)


TUTORIALS
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T1: The Web of Data for E-Commerce in Brief: A Hands-on Introduction 
    to the Good Relations Ontology, RDFa, and Yahoo! SearchMonkey
    by Martin Hepp, Michael Hausenblas

T2: Query Log Analysis for Enhancing Web Search 
    by Salvatore Orlando, Fabrizio Silvestri


WORKSHOPS
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(DOCW'09) 
The Second WI/IAT Doctoral Workshop 
Andrzej Skowron, The University of Warsaw, Poland
Marcin Szczuka, The University of Warsaw, Poland
Xiaohui Tao, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

(IWI'09)
International Workshop on Intelligent Web Interaction 2009 
Seiji Yamada, National Institute of Informatics , Japan
Tsuyoshi Murata, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

(WPRRS'09)
Workshop on Web Personalization, Reputation and Recommender Systems 
Yue Xu, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Audun Josang, University of Oslo, Norway
Yuefeng Li, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

(WIRSS'09) 
International Workshop on Web Information Retrieval Support Systems  
Orland Hoeber, Memorial University, Canada
Yiyu Yao, University of Regina, Canada

(SAIAW'09)
Soft Approaches to Information Access on the Web 
Guy De Tre, Ghent University, Belgium
Enrique Herrera-Viedma, Granada University, Spain
Jose Angel Olivas, University of Castilla La Mancha, Spain
Slawomir Zadrozny, Systems Research Institute, Poland

(VUSW'09) 
Managing Vagueness and Uncertainty in the Semantic Web 
Silvia Calegari, University degli Studi di Milano Bicocca, Italy
Davide Ciucci, University degli Studi di Milano Bicocca, Italy
Elie Sanchez, LIF, Faculte de Medecine (Universite Aix-Marseille), France
Umberto Straccia, ISTI-CNR, Italy

(SPeL'09) 
2nd International Workshop on Social and Personal Computing for 
Web-Supported Learning Communities  
Elvira Popescu, University of Craiova, Romania
Sabine Graf, Athabasca University, Canada

(NLPOE'09) 
Workshop on Natural Language Processing and Ontology Engineering 
Zhifang Sui, Peking University, China
Yao Liu, Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China, 

(ECBS'09) 
The 2nd International Workshop on Electronic Commerce, Business, and Services
Takayuki Ito, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan 
Minjie Zhang, Wollongong University, Australia
Tokuro Matsuo, Yamagata University, Japan
Quan Bai, CSIRO, Australia 

(HAI'09) 
Third International Workshop on Human Aspects in Ambient Intelligence: 
Agent Technology, Human-Oriented Knowledge, and Applications  
Juan Carlos Augusto, University of Ulster, Ireland
Tibor Bosse , Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Cristiano Castelfranchi, CNR Rome, Italy
Diane Cook, Washington State University, USA
Mark Neerincx, TNO Human Factors; Technical University Delft, The Netherlands
Fariba Sadri, Imperial College, United Kingdom
Jan Treur, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands

(EGOVEM'09) 
International Workshop on Intelligent E-government and Emergency Management 
Ning Wang, Dalian University Of Technology, China
Xin Ye, Dalian University Of Technology, China
Liming Zhu, National ICT Australia
Shaobo Ji, Dalian University Of Technology, China/Carleton University, Canada

(CIAO'09) 
Computational Intelligence Approach for Ontology-based knowledge Discovery 
Tzung-Pei Hong, National University of Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Chang-Shing Lee, National University of Tainan, Taiwan
Vincenzo Loia, University of Salerno, Italy

(WLIAMAS'09) 
The Second Workshop on Logics for Intelligent Agents and Multi-Agent Systems 
Guido Governatori, NICTA, Australia 
Chuchang Liu, DSTO, Australia 
Mehmet A. Orgun, Macquarie University, Australia 
Mark Reynolds, University of Western Australia, Australia  
Antonino Rotolo, University of Bologna, Italy
Abdul Sattar, Griffith University, Australia 
Leon van der Torre, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg

(IAPWNC'09) 
Intelligent Analysis and Processing of Web News Content 
Nello Cristianini, University of Bristol, UK
Marco Turchi, University of Bristol, UK

(DART'09) 
3rd International Workshop on Distributed Agent-Based Retrieval Tools 
Alessandro Soro, Research and Development in Sardinia, Italy
Eloisa Vargiu, University of Cagliari, Italy

(W2T'09) 
The 2009 Workshop Web2Touch - living experience through web 
Miriam Capretz, University Western Ontario, Canada 
Maria Beatriz Felgar Toledo, Unicamp, Brazil 
Mariagrazia Fugini, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Marcos da Silveira, CRP Henri Tudor, Luxembourg
Khalil Drira, LAAS-CNRS, France 
Olga Nabuco, CTI, Brazil

(Crowds&ped'09) 
International Workshop on Crowds and Pedestrian behavior 
Sara Manzoni, Complex Systems & Artificial Intelligence Research Center, 
              University of Milano Bicocca, Italy
Rosaldo Rossetti, Department of Informatics Engineering, 
                  University of Porto, Portugal

(WPT 2009) 
Workshop On Web Privacy and Trust 
Fahim Akhter, Zayed University, United Arab Emirates 
Shiguo Lian, France Telecom R&D Beijing Center, China


SOCIAL PROGRAM
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The WI'09 and IAT'09 joint conference offers an exciting social
programs, including the conference welcome reception on September 16th 
and the conference banquet on September 17th.

The conference banquet will be held in the Historic location of 
Castello Sforzesco, Cortile della Rocchetta, Piazza Castello Milano 
http://www.milanocastello.it/intro.html

WI'09/IAT'09 online accomodation information can be found at: 
www.wiiat2009.promoest.com 
The Conference Tour booking Website is at: 
www.wiiat2009tour.promoest.com

CONTACT INFORMATION
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If you have anything regarding the conference organization, 
please write to the conference address: 
wi-iat09@disco.unimib.it.