[DL] WIMS 2015: Final Call for Papers (extended submission deadline)

Plantié Michel michel.plantie at mines-ales.fr
Wed Mar 18 10:29:56 CET 2015

**** Final Call for Papers ***
5th International Conference on Web Intelligence, Mining and Semantics

WIMS 2015

July 13-15, 2015, St. Raphael Resort, Limassol, Cyprus


*** Extended Submission Deadline: 7th April 2015 ***

_Conference Purpose and Scope
WIMS is a series of peer-reviewed International Computer Science
conferences. It is a forum for researchers and practitioners to present 
state-of-the-art results in building Intelligent Web, to examine performance
characteristics of various approaches in Web-based intelligent information
technology, and to cross-fertilize their ideas on the development of Web
-based intelligent information management solutions across different

The purpose of the WIMS series is to:

* Provide a forum for established researchers and practitioners to present
their contributions to the state of the art research and development in Web
technology and applications.

* Give doctoral students an opportunity to present their research to a 
and knowledgeable audience and receive valuable feedback.

* Provide an informal social event where Web technology researchers and
practitioners can meet.

WIMS traditionally hosts a small number of short tutorials on the topics
related to the scope of the conference series. The role of a WIMS 
tutorial is to
be a theme-oriented comprehensive survey. The call for WIMS 2015 tutorials
is published separately.

WIMS also offers its infrastructure and facilities for the organizers of 
workshops that complement the scope of the conference. The call for WIMS
2015 workshops is also published separately.

Companies or individuals interested in presenting their industrial 
products or
methodologies are invited to contact the conference chairs.

_Conference Scope
WIMS solicits regular and work-in-progress research, discussion papers and
industry experience report papers in related fields. Papers exploring new
directions or areas are also welcome. In particular but not exclusively the
submissions within the following areas are relevant:

** Scalable Web and Data Architectures and Infrastructures
* - Crawling, caching and querying Linked (Semantic) Data
- Dataset dynamics and synchronization
- Big Data computing
- User Interfaces and visualization for the Web of (Linked Semantic)
Data at scale
- Indexing and information extraction from the (Semantic) Deep Web
- 3D media and content
- Sensing Web and the Web of Things
- Web-based Health- and Bio- Information Systems
- Web security, integrity, privacy, and trust
- Nature-inspired models and approaches in Web and data processing

** Web Intelligence (WI)
* - Semantic Agent Systems for WI
- Advanced Interaction and Communication Paradigms with WI
- Natural Language / Ontology-/Taxonomy-based / Hybrid Interfaces
- Intelligence for Visualizing (Linked Semantic) Web Data at scale
- Intelligence for Big Data Analytics
- Ubiquitous Intelligence and the Internet of Things
- WI in Social Media
- WI in Human Computation and Social Games
- Opinion Mining / Sentiment Analysis on the Social Web
- Social Monetization and Computational Advertising
- Visualising social network data
- WI for services, grids, and middleware
- Nature-inspired Models and approaches for WI

** Web Mining, Information and Knowledge Extraction
* - Text, data stream, web and multimedia content mining
- Contextualization and clustering in web mining and information extraction
- Knowledge extraction and ontology learning from the Web
- Linked Data mining
- Information Extraction and Knowledge Discovery from Big Data
- Mining and Information Extraction from the Deep Web
- Semantic Deep Web data fusion

** Web Semantics and Reasoning
* - Knowledge Representation for the Web
- Ontology specification: expressivity versus usability
- Ontologies and Linked Semantic Data
- Development and re-use of ontologies for the Web
- Crowdsourcing for ontology engineering and management on the Social
- Lifecycle, management, and evolution of Web ontologies
- Ontology merging and alignment
- Rule markup languages and systems
- Semantic annotation
- Reasoning: scalability, expressivity, incompleteness, vagueness, and/or

** WIMS Applications
* - Web applications of semantic agent systems
- Semantics-driven information retrieval
- Semantic search
- Intelligent e-Technology and the Semantic Web
- Intelligence and semantics for business information management and
- Intelligence and semantic technologies in Digital Media
- Semantic technologies in e-Business, e-Commerce, e-Finance, e-Health,
e-Science, e-Government, e-Learning
- WI for multimedia, sensors, and situational awareness
- WI for software and systems engineering
- Quality of Life Technology for Web Access
- Nature-inspired models and approaches in WIMS applications

** Evaluation and Validation of WIMS Technologies and Applications
* - Evaluation and validation Methodologies
- Datasets and Benchmarks for cross-evaluations and competitions
- Evaluation and validation Infrastructures
- Evaluation and validation metrics (e.g. fitness, quality, completeness,
correctness, etc.)

_Submission Guidelines

_Four types of submissions are solicited for the main conference:
i. Regular research papers
ii. Short research papers
iii. Case Studies and Applications papers
iv. Posters

The papers in all the categories should describe original results that 
have not
been accepted or submitted for publication elsewhere. All submissions 
will be
evaluated by at least three members of the international program committee.

_Regular Research Papers
The papers in this category are the reports on accomplished research work or
in-depth discussions and analysis of a certain problem. The first type of
papers can present a novel method, technique or analysis with appropriate
empirical or other type of evaluation as a proof of validity. The main
evaluation criteria for this category are originality, technical 
soundness, and
the soundness of evaluation. For the second type within the genre we expect
receiving reasonable overviews placing a problem onto the state-of-the-art
landscape and analyzing how far current solutions fall short. We also expect
in-depth discussions and analysis of a certain problem, with clear 
and argumentation in terms of qualitative or quantitative representation of
the main characteristics of the problem.

Page limit: 12 ACM pages

_Short Research Papers
The papers in this category are the short reports of the preliminary 
results or
describing the work in progress. The main evaluation criteria for this 
are originality, technical correctness, and possible value of the planned
results in a short to mid-term perspective.

Short papers can be also presented in a form of a poster.

Page limit: 6 ACM pages

_Case Studies and Applications Papers
The papers in this category describe case studies of deployed applications,
lessons learnt, and examples of measurable benefits. This category also
includes papers that reports innovative applications of WIMS in areas of
industry and government, as well as industrial experience and
demonstrations of innovative systems.

Page limit: 12 ACM pages


WIMS poster track is a venue for late-breaking results, ongoing research
activities, and speculative or innovative work in progress. This track is
intended to provide authors and participants with the ability to connect 
each other and to engage in discussions about the work. Posters provide
authors with a unique opportunity to draw attention to their work during the

Page limit: 4 ACM pages

Submissions should be made electronically in PDF or DOC/DOCX (MS/Open
Word) format via the electronic submission system of the WIMS2015
Conference Management system at:



Accepted papers/tutorials/posters will be published by ACM and
disseminated through the ACM Digital Library through the International
Conference Proceedings Series (ICPS).

_Important Dates_

07.04.2015 Submission of papers/posters (extended deadline)

27.04.2015 Notification of acceptance for papers/posters

11.05.2015 Camera ready versions of the accepted papers, posters,
tutorial papers

30.05.2015 Author registration deadline

13-15.07.2015 Conference

All the above deadlines are 23:59 Hawaii Time.

_WIMS Conferences Chair
Rajendra Akerkar, Western Norway Research Institute, Norway

_General Chair
Marios D. Dikaiakos, University of Cyprus, Cyprus

_Program Committee Co-Chairs
Achilleas P. Achilleos, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Tope Omitola, University of Southampton, United Kingdom

_Advisory Committee
Grigoris Antoniou, University of Huddersfield, UK
Harold Boley, Faculty of Computer Science,
University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, Canada
James Hendler, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA
Guus Schreiber, VU University, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Amit Sheth, Ohio Center of Excellence on Knowledge-enabled Computing, 
Ohio, USA

_Industrial Track Chair
John Davies, BT Research & Innovation, UK

_Publicity Chair
Christos Mettouris, University of Cyprus, Cyprus

_Local Organization Chair
George A. Papadopoulos, University of Cyprus, Cyprus

_Web Chair
Kyriakos Georgiadis, EasyConferences LTD, Cyprus

The proceedings of the previous WIMS conferences are available at:
- WIMS2011: https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1988688
- WIMS?2012: https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2254129
- WIMS?2013: https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2479787
- WIMS?2014: https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2611040

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