Call for Papers: WI 2003

The 2003 IEEE/WIC International Conference on
Web Intelligence

October 13-16, 2003

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Official Sponsors

IEEE Computer Society
Web Intelligence Consortium (WIC)

Co-Organized and In Cooperation With

Beijing University of Technology
China Computer Federation (CCF)
Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU)

Corporate Sponsor

Beijing University of Technology
National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)

Web Intelligence (WI) is a new direction for scientific research and development that explores the fundamental roles as well as practical impacts of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and advanced Information Technology (IT) on the next generation of Web-empowered products, systems, services, and activities. It is the key and the most urgent research field of IT in the era of World Wide Web and agent intelligence. The 2003 IEEE/WIC International Conference on Web Intelligence (WI 2003) is a high-quality, high-impact conference, which is jointly held with the 2003 IEEE/WIC International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology (IAT 2003). TheIEEE/WIC 2003 joint conferences are sponsored and organized by IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Computational Intelligence (TCCI) and by Web Intelligence Consortium (WIC), an international organization dedicated to the promotion of world-wide scientific research and industrial development in the era of Web and agent intelligence.

Following the great success of WI 2001 held in Maebashi City, Japan in 2001 (, WI 2003 will provide a leading international forum for researchers and practitioners (1) to present the state-of-the-art WI technologies; (2) to examine performance characteristics of various approaches in Web-based intelligent information technology; and (3) to cross-fertilize ideas on the development of Web-based intelligent information systems among different domains.

By idea-sharing and discussions on the underlying foundations and the enabling technologies of Web intelligence, WI 2003 is expected to stimulate the future development of new models, new methodologies, and new tools for building a variety of embodiments of Web-based intelligent information systems.


The topics and areas to be addressed include, but not limited to:

Intelligent Web-Based Business and Grid Computing
  • Business Intelligence
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Direct Marketing
  • Electronic Commerce and Electronic Business
  • Measuring and Analyzing Web Merchandising
  • Price Dynamics and Pricing Algorithms
  • Web-Based EDI
  • Web Marketing
  • Web Publishing

Knowledge Networks and Management
Ubiquitous Computing and Social Intelligence

Intelligent Human-Web Interaction

  • Adaptive Web Interfaces
  • Multimedia Representation
  • Multimodal Data Processing
  • Science and Art of Web Design
Web Information Management
  • Data Models for the Web
  • Integrated Exploration and Exploitation
  • Internet and Web-Based Data Management
  • Multi-Dimensional Web Databases and OLAP
  • Multimedia Information Management
  • Object Oriented Web Information Management
  • Personalized Information Management
  • Semi-Structured Data Management
  • Use and Management of Metadata
  • Web-Based Distributed Information Systems
Web Information Retrieval
  • Automatic Cataloging and Indexing
  • Conceptual Information Extraction
  • Multi-Linguistic Information Retrieval
  • Multimedia Retrieval
  • Multimodal Information Retrieval
  • Ontology-Based Information Retrieval
Web Agents
  • Conversational Systems
  • E-mail Filtering and Automatic Handling
  • Global Information Foraging
  • Information Filtering
  • Navigation Guides
  • Recommender Systems
  • Remembrance Agents
  • Resource Intermediary and Coordination Mechanisms
  • Semantic Web Agents
Web Mining and Farming
  • Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery
  • Learning User Profiles
  • Multimedia Data Mining
  • Text Mining
  • Web-Based Ontology Engineering
  • Web-Based Reverse Engineering
  • Web Farming
  • Web-Log Mining
  • Web Warehousing
Emerging Web Technology
  • New Web Information Description and Query Languages
  • Web Intelligence Development Tools
  • Web Protocols
  • Wisdom Web

Paper Submission & Publication

High-quality papers in all WI related areas are solicited. Papers exploring new directions will receive a careful and supportive review. All submitted papers will be reviewed on the basis of technical quality, relevance, significance, and clarity. Note that WI 2003 will accept ONLY on-line submissions, containing PDF (PostScript or MS-Word) versions.

The conference proceedings will be published by IEEE Computer Society press.

For further inquiries and suggestions regarding WI 2003, please contact:

Dr. Jiming Liu (WI 2003)
Department of Computer Science
Hong Kong Baptist University
Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong
Phone: (852) 3411-7088;
Fax: (852) 3411-7892;

WI-2003 also welcomes Industry Track submissions, Workshop and Tutorial proposals.
A selected number of WI 2003 accepted papers will be expanded and revised for inclusion in Web Intelligence and Agent Systems: An International Journal by IOS Press and in Annual Review of Intelligent Informatics by World Scientific Publishing. The IEEE/WIC best paper awards will be conferred on the authors of the best papers at the conference.

Important Dates

Conference Organizers

WI 2003 Conference Organizing Committee

Conference Chair:
Ning Zhong, Maebashi Institute of Technology, Japan

Conference Co-Chairs:
Nick Cercone, University of Waterloo, Canada
Ruqian Lu, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Toyoaki Nishida, U. of Tokyo, Japan

Program Chair:
Jiming Liu, Hong Kong Baptist University, HK SAR

Program Co-chairs:
Boi Faltings, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland
Matthias Klusch, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, Germany
Chunnian Liu, Beijing Polytechnic U., China

Industry Track Chairs:
Jianchang Mao, IBM Almaden Research Center, USA
Yiming Ye, IBM T. J. Watson Res. Ctr., USA
Lizhu Zhou, Tsinghua University, China

Workshop Chairs:
Cory Butz, University of Regina, Canada
Zhongzhi Shi, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Yiyu Yao,University of Regina, Canada

Tutorial Chairs:
Jeffrey Bradshaw, UWF/Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, USA
Jinglong Wu, Kagawa University, Japan

Publicity and Web Chair:
Yiu-Ming Cheung, Hong Kong Baptist University, HK SAR

Xindong Wu, University of Vermont, USA

WIC Co-Chairs & Co-Directors:
Ning Zhong, Maebashi Institute of Technology, Japan
Jiming Liu, Hong Kong Baptist University, HK SAR

WIC Advisory Board:
Edward A. Feigenbaum, Stanford University, USA
Setsuo Ohsuga, Waseda University, Japan
Benjamin Wah, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA
Philip Yu, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA
L.A. Zadeh, University of California, Berkeley, USA

WIC Technical Committee & WI/IAT Steering Committee:
Nick Cercone, University of Waterloo, Canada
Dieter Fensel, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam,The Netherlands
Georg Gottlob, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Lakhmi Jain, University of South Australia, Australia
W. Lewis Johnson, University of Southern California, USA
Jianchang Mao, IBM Almaden Research Center, USA
Toyoaki Nishida, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Xindong Wu, University of Vermont, USA
Yiyu Yao,University of Regina, Canada