[DL] WISE'2002 Workshop on Mining for Enhanced Web Search (MEWS 2002)

Ji-Rong Wen jrwen at microsoft.com
Mon Jul 1 09:24:07 CEST 2002

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                         Call for Papers

First International Workshop on Mining for Enhanced Web Search

                  Held in conjunction with WISE 2002

                        Singapore Dec. 12th, 2002 


With the explosive growth of the World Wide Web, we are currently
drowning in "data oceans" and facing serious "data overload". Current
Web searching engines, mainly based on traditional IR technologies, are
insufficient to truly meet users' information needs. We foresee that the
biggest challenge in the next several decades is how to effectively and
efficiently dig out a machine-understandable information and knowledge
layer from unorganized Web data. As a result, there has been a rapid
growth in the area of  Web Mining, which focuses on automatically
discovering information and knowledge through the analysis of Web
contents, Web structure and Web usages (logs). Since the Web is huge,
heterogeneous and dynamic, automated Web information and knowledge
discovery calls for novel technologies and tools, which may take
advantage of the state-of-the-art technologies from various areas,
including machine learning, data mining, information retrieval, database
and nature language processing. The mined information and kn owledge
will greatly improve the effectiveness of current web searching and
enable much more sophisticated web information retrieval technologies in
the future.


This workshop aims to provide a forum for sharing valuable experience
among researchers from different communities. We invite original
contributions related to using Web mining to enhance Web searching.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: 

* Web mining & Semantic Web
* Mining to construct Web database
* Mining to construct Web knowledge base
* Web structure/link analysis & Web searching
* Semi-structured data/XML mining & Web searching
* Text mining & Web searching
* Log mining & Web searching
* Personalized Web searching
* Social network mining on the Web
* Schema and content discovery of dynamic website/service
* Web information extraction
* Web mining & multimedia retrieval


Paper must be written in English and is no more than 5,000 words. Send a
copy of your paper (in Postscript, or 
PDF format) to either of the program chairs based on the "important
dates". At this stage of paper submission, we will not impose any
specific paper format/style. Final papers will be limited to 10 US
letter pages and will need to conform to IEEE Press templates.


Program chairs
* Ji-Rong Wen (jrwen at microsoft.com), Microsoft Research Asia
* Huan Liu (hliu at asu.edu), Arizona State University, USA

Publicity coordinator
* Qing Li (City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong) 

Program committee
* Stephane Bressan (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
* William Campbell (Motorola, USA)
* David Cheung (University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
* Hasan Davulcu (SUNY at Stony Brook, USA)
* Xiaoyong Du (Renmin University, China) 
* Ling Feng (Tilburg University, Netherlands)
* Joydeep Ghosh (University of Texas at Austin, USA)
* Bing Liu (National University of Singapore, Singapore) 
* Wenyin Liu (City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong) 
* Wee Keong Ng (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore) 
* Jian-Yun Nie (University of Montreal, Canada) 
* Sugata Sanyal (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, India)
* Jaideep Srivastava (University of Minnesota, USA)
* Ah-Hwee Tan (Laboratories for Information Technology, Singapore)
* Takashi Washio (Osaka University, Japan)
* Graham Williams (CSIRO, Australia)
* Xiaowei Xu (Siemens, Germany)
* Jeffrey Yu (Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)


Electronic paper submission: August 1, 2002
Notification of acceptance: September 15, 2002
Final camera ready manuscript: October 15, 2002


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