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WIandC 2011 : 3rd International Workshop on Web Intelligence and Communities


When Aug 22, 2011 - Aug 22, 2011
Where Lyon, France
Submission Deadline Mar 21, 2011
Notification Due Jun 1, 2011
Final Version Due Jun 10, 2011
Categories    web intelligence   social networks

Call For Papers


3rd International Workshop on WEB INTELLIGENCE & COMMUNITIES (WI&C'11)
(ex WIVE Workshop)

to be held at the 2011 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conferences on WEB INTELLIGENCE and INTELLIGENT AGENT TECHNOLOGY (WI-IAT'11)
Lyon, France, August, 2011

*Important Dates:*

Paper submission deadline: March 21th, 2011
Acceptance notification : June 1st, 2011
Camera ready paper : June 10th, 2011
Workshop : August 22th, 2011


Internet is a medium allowing services and information exchange in an open and decentralized environment, notably with numerous applications for virtual enterprises. It concerns enterprise information systems, local, regional and governmental organizations but it also involves more and more common users in the so-called web 2.0. The main stake is to use Internet as a technological support to communication, information exchange, service composition personalisation and access by all and anywhere. In this perspective, some work has been done these last years to combine classical techniques of information management with artificial intelligence technologies thus creating a new research domain called Web Intelligence.

Web Intelligence is a multidisciplinary area dealing with exploiting data and services over the Web, to create new data and services using Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques. The link to Networking and Virtual Communities (VCs) is obvious: the web is a set of nodes, providing and consuming data and services; the permanent or temporary ties and exchanges in-between these nodes build the so-called virtual communities; and the ICT and AI techniques contribute to the process and automate (or partly automate) communication and cooperation processes.

The workshop will provide presentation and discussion opportunities for researchers working on web intelligence applied to collaborative networks, such as virtual communities. The possibilities and consequences of the web usage for collaborative networks are tremendous and new tools are required to satisfy users and service providers. Thus, Web Intelligence brings new research problems related to information and service access, quality of service, personalization, privacy preserving, trust as well as other issues.

The workshop Web Intelligence and Communities expects contributions on topics such as:

* Multi-agent models and tools for Virtual Communities (VC)
* Services and Grid Services for VC, Service oriented architectures
* Web information mining, filtering and retrieval within/for VC
* Web-based applications and plate-forms for VC
* Intelligent web interaction, querying, diffusion
* Semantics and ontology engineering for VC
* Self-* models and techniques for VC
* Social networks modelling, virtual communities, social intelligence
* Context-based approach, profile management, personalization and recommendations for/through VC
* Privacy preserving, security, trust-based computing & reputation systems
* Applications: E-* (market, procurement, technologies, health, government, etc.) and VC
* VC and content and knowledge repositories, behaviour modelling and exchange
* Web intelligence, mobility and VC, Ambient Intelligence, Pervasive computing
* Performances evaluation, experiments, user feed-back
* Surveys on WI and VC

The WI&C workshop continues the previous series of the WIVE workshop held in 2009 and 2010 at Thessalonika and Saint-Etienne, with a more general scope on the impact of Web Intelligence for communities.


The Web Intelligence and Communities workshop welcomes the submission of theoretical, experimental, methodological as well as application papers. Papers may report on completed work, descriptions of work in progress or discussion papers.

Submitted papers should be 16 pages maximum in length, including figures and references. The paper must be formatted according to the double column style guidelines for A4 papers available here:

All papers should be prepared in pdf format and submitted on the web site for workshop submissions


* Pierre Maret, Université Jean Monnet, Saint-Étienne, France
* Laurent Vercouter, École des Mines de Saint-Étienne, France
* Christo El Morr, American University of Kowait

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