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[PVS] WI-IAT 2012: Call for Workshop Proposals




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         2012 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conferences on 

        Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology



	December 4-7, 2012, Macau SAR, China

	Conference Website:  http://www.fst.umac.mo/wic2012



                 CALL FOR WORKSHOP PROPOSALS 

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The WI-IAT 2012 joint conferences (WI-IAT'12) will co-locate with

AMT'12, BI'12, and ISMIS'12 as a Congress, a Special Event of the Alan

Turing Year (Centenary of Alan Turing's birth).  The Congress will

have a joint opening, keynotes, reception and banquet.



Sponsored By

IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Intelligent Informatics (TCII) 

Web Intelligence Consortium (WIC), and ACM-SIGART 



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# Workshops Chairs

# Prof. Yuefeng Li, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

#	  Email: y2.li@qut.edu.au

# Prof. Yanqing Zhang, Georgia State University, USA

#	  Email: hoeber@mun.ca

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# (Workshop Proposals Due: April 10, 2012) 

# (Workshop Papers Due: July 25, 2012) 

# (Workshops Date: December 4, 2012)

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# Accepted workshop papers will be published in the workshops proceedings 

# published by the IEEE Computer Society Press, which are indexed by EI. 

# High-quality workshops will be recommended to pursue special issues in 

# WI/IAT related journals.

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As the Web continues to grow and evolve, many new problems and

challenges are being introduced. The WI-IAT workshops aim to provide

researchers who share similar research interests to meet and address

new research challenges and initiatives that concern Web Intelligence

(WI) and Intelligent Agent Technology (IAT). The Workshops provide a

venue and forum for contributions in specialized sub-areas of Web

Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology, and allowing authors to

present new and emerging trends in methods and technologies to

dedicated audiences.



Following the great successes of WI-IAT'01 held in Maebashi City, Japan,

WI-IAT'03 held in Halifax, Canada, WI-IAT'04 held in Beijing, China,

WI-IAT'05 in Compiegne, France, WI-IAT'06 held in Hong Kong, WI-IAT'07

held in Silicon Valley USA, WI-IAT'08 held in Sydney, Australia,

WI-IAT'09 held in Milano, Italy, WI-IAT'10 Canada and WI-IAT'11

France.



WI-IAT'12 will provide a leading international forum for researchers

and practitioners to present the state-of-the-art WI-IAT technologies;

examine performance characteristics of various approaches in WI and

IAT; and cross-fertilize ideas on the development of WI and IAT.



By idea-sharing, brain-storming and discussions on the underlying foundations and the

enabling technologies of WI and IAT, 2012 WI-IAT Workshops will

capture current important developments of new models, new

methodologies and new tools for building a variety of embodiments of

WI or IAT systems.  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

that are indexed by EI, and will be available at the

workshops. Detailed information is available at the conference

homepage.



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Workshop Proposal Submission

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Workshop organizers should submit their proposals (PDF or Word files)

directly to both Workshop Chairs via e-mail.



Workshop proposals should include the following elements:



- Title of the workshop

- Names of workshop organizers, affiliation, mailing address and e-mail address

- A description of the topics of the workshop (not exceeding 200 words)

- Type of the workshop (full-day or half-day)

- A description of how the workshop will contribute to the field of

  Web Intelligence and/or Intelligent Agent Technology

- A short description on how the workshop will be advertised so as

  to ensure a sufficiently wide range of authors and high quality papers



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Workshop Organizers

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The workshop organizers will be responsible for advertising the

workshop, forming the program committees, reviewing and selecting the

papers, and guaranteeing a high quality worthy of the prestige and

range of the Conference.  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.



The workshop organizers will also have the discretion of editing

selected papers (after their expansion and revision) into books or

special journal issues.  Workshops may be full-day or half-day. A

full-day workshop should select 16-20 regular papers, while a half-day

workshop should select 8-10 regular papers, from a large number of

submissions.  The workshop organizers should ensure the presence of

authors of accepted papers at the workshops.



After the acceptation of a workshop proposal the organizer(s) should:



- Create a "Call for papers/participation" for the workshop

- Create a Web page for the workshop, the link of which will be published

  on the Conference Web site

- Create a Board of Reviewers (Program Committee)

- Review and select papers

- Schedule the workshop activities



Those papers selected by a workshop organizer will also be reviewed by

the Workshop Chairs for final acceptance.



All submitted papers will be reviewed on the basis of technical

quality, relevance, significance, and clarity.



The conference will provide an online paper submission and review

system to support the workshops.



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Topics of Interest

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Each workshop subject will focus on new research challenges and

initiatives in Web Intelligence (WI) and Intelligent Agent Technology

(IAT).  The workshops should provide an informal and vibrant forum for

researchers and industry practitioners to share their research results

and practical development experiences in these two fields.  Suggested,

but not limited to, workshop topics include:



- Intelligent e-Technology (including e-Science, e-Business, 

              e-Things and e-Activities, e-Learning, e-Finance, 

              e-Medicine, e-Government, e-Community)

- Intelligent Human-Web Interaction

- Knowledge Grids and Grid Intelligence

- Semantics and Ontology Engineering

- Sensing Web and Smart World

- Social Networks and Ubiquitous Intelligence

- Ubiquitous Computing

- Web Agents

- Web Information Filtering and Retrieval

- Web Mining and Farming

- Web Scale Commonsense Knowledge Processing

- Web Security, Integrity, Privacy and Trust

- Web Services and Grid Services

- Web Support Systems

- World Wide Wisdom Web (W4)

- Agent Systems Modeling and Methodology

- Autonomous Knowledge and Information Agents

- Autonomous Auctions and Negotiation

- Autonomy-Oriented Computing (AOC)

- Learning and Self-Adapting Agents

- Distributed Intelligence



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Important Dates

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Workshop proposal submission:                   April 10, 2012 

Electronic submission of workshop papers:       June 01, 2012 

Workshop paper submission:                      July 25, 2012

Notification of paper acceptance:               August 05, 2012 

Camera-ready copies of accepted papers:         August 31, 2012 

Workshops:                                      December 4, 2012

Conference:                                     December 5-7, 2012



*** Contact Information ***



Professor Yuefeng Li

School of Information Technology

Queensland University of Technology, Australia

Email: y2.li@qut.edu.au

Phone: 61-7-31385212



Professor Yanqing Zhang

Department of Computer Science

Georgia State University

Email: yzhang@cs.gsu.edu

Phone: 404-413-5733