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IEEE/WIC/ACM WI-IAT'06: Last Call for Workshop Proposals
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[Apologies if you receive this more than once] ============================================================== Call for Workshop Proposals 2006 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Joint Conference on Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology (WI-IAT'06) Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong, China, 18-22 December 2006 http://www.comp.hkbu.edu.hk/~wii06 ******************************************************************* Workshop Proposals Due: 10 April 2006 All papers accepted for workshops will be included in the Workshop Proceedings published by the IEEE Computer Society Press =================================================================== The Program Committees of the 2006 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Joint Conference on Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology (WI-IAT'06) invite proposals for Workshops. The Workshops will be held at the beginning of the Conference, December 18, 2006 at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The workshop organizers will be responsible for advertising the workshop, forming the program committees, reviewing and selecting the papers, and guaranteeing a high quality worthy of the prestige and range of the Conference. All papers accepted for workshops will be included in the Workshop Proceedings published by the IEEE Computer Society Press and will be available at the workshops. The workshop organizers will also have the discretion of editing selected papers (after their expansion and revision) into books or special journal issues. Workshops may be full-day or half-day. A full-day workshop should select 20-25 regular papers, while a half-day workshop should select 10-13 regular papers, from a large number of submissions. The workshop organizers should ensure the presence of authors of accepted papers at the workshops. I. Workshop Topics Each workshop subject will focus on new research challenges and initiatives in Web Intelligence (WI) and Intelligent Agent Technology (IAT). The workshops should provide an informal and vibrant forum for researchers and industry practitioners to share their research results and practical development experiences in these two fields. Suggested, but not limited to, workshop topics include: - Intelligent E-Technology (including E-Science, E-Business, E-Learning, E-Finance, E-Government, E-Community) - Intelligent Human-Web Interaction - Knowledge Grids and Grid Intelligence - Semantics and Ontology Engineering - Social Networks and Social Intelligence - Ubiquitous Computing - Web Agents - Web Information Filtering and Retrieval - Web Mining and Forming - Web Security, Integrity, Privacy and Trust - Web Services and Grid Services - Web Support Systems - World Wide Wisdom Web (W4) - Agent Systems Modeling and Methodology - Autonomous Knowledge and Information Agents - Autonomous Auctions and Negotiation - Autonomy-Oriented Computing (AOC) - Learning and Self-Adapting Agents - Distributed Intelligence II. Workshop Proposal Submission Workshop proposals should include the following elements: - Title of the workshop - Your name, affiliation, mailing address and e-mail address - A description of the topic of the workshop (not exceeding 200 words) - Type of the workshop (full-day or half-day) - A description of how the workshop will contribute to the field of Web Intelligence and/or Intelligent Agent Technology - A short description on how the workshop will be advertised so as to ensure a sufficiently wide range of authors and high quality papers After the acceptation of a workshop proposal the organizer(s) should: - Create a "Call for papers/participation" for the workshop - Create a Web page for the workshop, the link of which will be published on the Conference Web site - Create a Board of Reviewers (Program Committee) - Review and select papers - Schedule the workshop activities Those papers selected by a workshop organizer will also be reviewed by the Workshop Co-Chairs for final acceptance. All submitted papers will be reviewed on the basis of technical quality, relevance, significance, and clarity. We will provide an online paper submission and review system to support the workshops. III. Important Dates - April 10, 2006: Workshop proposal submission due (Please send proposals by e-mail to all three Workshop Co-Chairs) - April 20, 2006: Notification to workshop proposers - April 30, 2006: Each workshop organizer sends out Call for Workshops Papers - July 30, 2006: Due date for full workshop papers submission (at least two reviews for each paper) - September 5, 2006: Final acceptance by Workshop Co-Chairs - September 8, 2006: Notification of paper acceptance to authors - September 29, 2006: Camera-ready of accepted papers - December 18, 2006: Workshop day We look forward to your support in making 2006 IEEE/WIC/ACM WI-IAT workshops an exciting event. Workshop Co-Chairs: Cory J. Butz, University of Regina, Canada E-mail: butz <at> cs.uregina.ca Ngoc Thanh Nguyen, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland E-mail: thanh <at> pwr.wroc.pl Yasufumi Takama, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan E-mail: ytakama <at> cc.tmit.ac.jp Note: we will not have a separate workshop registration fee this year (i.e., only one conference registration covers everything). For your information, the WI-IAT'06 conference will be co-located with the IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM'06) for providing synergism among the three research areas. It will provide opportunities for technical collaboration beyond that of previous conferences. The three conferences will have the joint opening, keynote, reception, and banquet. Attendees only need to register one conference and can attend sessions across the three conferences. We are planning to have a joint panel and joint paper sessions that discuss common problems in the three areas.