Call for workshop proposals

The 2011 IEEE / WIC / ACM International Conferences on  Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology

22 – 27 August 2011, Campus Scientifique de la Doua, Lyon, France

The Program Committees of the 2011 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Joint Conference on Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology (WI-IAT’11) invite proposals for Workshops. The Workshops will be held within the Conference, August, 22, 2011 at Lyon, France.

The main goal of the WI-IAT’11 workshops is to stimulate and facilitate active exchange, interaction and comparison of approaches, methods and ideas related to specific topics, both theoretical and applied, in the general areas related to Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology. The workshops will provide an informal setting where participants will have the opportunity to discuss specific technical topics in an atmosphere that fosters the active exchange of ideas.

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 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 10-14 regular papers, while a half-day workshop should select 5-7 regular papers, from a large number of submissions. Submissions accepted as workshop papers will be allocated 4 pages in the proceedings. The workshop organizers should ensure the presence of authors of accepted papers at the workshops.  Optionally, the workshop may be started or concluded by a panel focusing on interesting aspects, controversial issues, or unsolved problems to stimulate lively, thoughtful, and thought-provoking debate; we expect the workshop organizers to actively engage the audience and help them gain a deeper understanding of the issues. The goal of a panel is to debate and thus panels should always reflect more than one point of view.

Workshop Proposal Submission

Workshop organizers should submit their proposals (PDF) directly to the three Workshop Chairs via e-mail (see their email addresses below).

Workshop proposals should include the following elements:

- Title of the workshop

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

- Short CV of organizers

- 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

- Information about previous offerings of the proposed workshop.

Topics of Interest

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, workshop topics include, but are not limited to:

- 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

- Intelligent Distributed Robots

- Distributed Intelligence

- 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 Data Management

- Web Scale Commonsense Knowledge Processing

- Web Security, Integrity, Privacy and Trust

- Web Services and Grid Services

- Web Support Systems

- World Wide Wisdom Web (W4)

- Convergence of email, instant messaging and social-network tools

- Agent Systems Modeling and Methodology

- Autonomous Knowledge and Information Agents

- Autonomous Auctions and Negotiation

- Autonomy-Oriented Computing (AOC)

- Learning and Self-Adapting Agents

Important Dates

Workshop proposal submission:  December 17, 2010

Notification to workshop proposers:  January 7, 2011

Workshop paper submissions: March 21, 2011

Notification of Workshop paper acceptance: June 1, 2011

Workshops and Industry day: August 22, 2011

Workshop Co-Chairs

Jomi F. Hübner (Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brasil,

Jean-Marc Petit (INSA, France,

Einoshin Suzuki (Kyushu University, Japan,