[DL] Cfp: Multilingual Web Access Workshop @ WWW 2015

Ben Steichen steichen at cs.ubc.ca
Mon Dec 15 22:40:39 CET 2014

Call for Papers
International Workshop on Multilingual Web Access (MWA 2015), May 19, 2015
held In conjunction with the 24th International World Wide Web Conference,
Florence, Italy.

Motivation and Goals

Over the past 25 years, the World Wide Web (WWW) has developed into a truly
transnational information medium for users from across the globe. As of
July 2013, Asia accounts for the largest share of online users in the world
at 48.4%, followed by 21.8% from the Americas, and 19% from Europe. With
this global development, the diversity of user languages on the Web has
increased dramatically, leading to new challenges and opportunities for
information access providers and consumers.

The MWA workshop will bring together researchers working on
Cross-/Multilingual Search & Discovery, the Multilingual Social Web, as
well as the Multilingual Semantic Web, in order to promote the exchange of
complementary ideas and applicable/transferrable techniques between these
areas. The goal of the workshop is to advance the current state of the art
in Multilingual Web Access techniques, and, most importantly, to increase
the adoption of multilingual techniques, methods, and tools in real-world
Web applications.

Themes of interest

Themes of interest include, but are not limited to, the following areas:

- Multilingual Web search & discovery
- Multilingual Web user needs & behavior
- Multilingual recommender systems
- Multilingual news systems
- Multilingual social network analysis
- Cross-/multilingual information retrieval
- Interactive MWA systems & interfaces
- Personalized multilingual search systems
- Methods & tools for information & community linking
- Multilingual semantic knowledge extraction, representation, and annotation
- Multilingual ontology mapping & data linking
- Sharing multilingual language resources as open web data
- Integration of language technology with multilingual Web content, e.g.
automated translation, automated text annotation for topic detection, named
entity recognition and disambiguation
- Evaluation: methods, collections, and metrics for MWA
- Language resources for MWA
- Cultural aspects of MWA
- Risk-aware MWA
- Privacy and Data Protection of multilingual Web content and data across


We solicit submissions of long (up to 6 pages) and short papers (up to 3
pages) from diverse backgrounds, with the aim of promoting the exchange of
ideas between researchers working in the above-mentioned areas. For full
details on the submission format and procedure, please refer to the
Submission Instructions page at
http://www.multilingualwebaccess.org/submission.html. Papers will be
selected based on originality, quality, and ability to promote discussion.

*** Accepted papers will be included in the WWW conference companion volume
that is published together with the main proceedings by ACM. ***

Important dates

Feb 11, 2015: Submission Deadline
Feb 27, 2015: Notification to Authors
Mar 8, 2015: Camera-ready Due
May 19, 2015: Workshop

Organizing Committee

Ben Steichen (University of British Columbia, Canada) - ben.steichen at ubc.ca
Nicola Ferro (University of Padua, Italy) - ferro at dei.unipd.it
Dave Lewis (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland) - Dave.Lewis at scss.tcd.ie
Ed H. Chi (Google, USA) - chi at acm.org

For further questions please contact a member of the organizing committee.

Dr. Ben Steichen
University of British Columbia
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