Call for workshop Special-session proposals

The Program Committee of the 2018 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence (WI '18) invites proposals for workshops/special-sessions in all areas related to Web Intelligence, its foundations and applications. The workshops/special sessions will be held in Santiago, Chile on December 3rd, 2018.

The main objectives of the WI'18 workshops/special-sessions are to stimulate and facilitate active exchange, interaction and comparison of approaches, methods and related to diverse areas of Web Intelligence. Each workshop/special session subject will focus on new and emerging research challenges related to the themes of the conference. The workshops/special-sessions should provide an informal and vibrant forum for researchers and industry practitioners to share their research results and practical development experiences in the field. The aim of the workshops/special sessions should be to provide the participants with an opportunity to discuss specific technical topics in an atmosphere that fosters active exchange of ideas. Workshops/special sessions can typically focus on topics aligned to or specified in general call for contributions but may not be restricted to those. All areas focusing on theoretical and applied aspects of Web Intelligence are welcome.


  • Workshop/Special Session Proposal submission: April 22, 2018
  • Workshop/Special Session Proposal notification date: April 30, 2018
  • Workshop/Special Session Paper submission September 02, 2018 (New Date)


    Workshops may be full-day or half-day. A full-day workshop should select 10-14 regular papers, while a half-day workshop should select 5-7 regular papers, from a large number of submissions. Special sessions, on the other hand, should select 4-6 regular papers. Submissions accepted as workshop/special session papers will be allocated 4 pages in the IEEE WI 2018 workshop proceedings to be published by IEEE-CS Press.
    The workshop organizers should ensure the presence of authors of accepted papers at the workshops. Optionally, the workshop may be started or concluded by a panel focusing on interesting aspects, controversial issues, or unsolved problems to stimulate lively, thoughtful, and thought-provoking debate; we expect the workshop organizers to actively engage the audience and help them gain a deeper understanding of the issues. The goal of a panel is to debate and thus panels should always reflect more than one point of view.


    Workshop organizers should submit their proposals to one of workshop chairs. All workshop/special-session proposals should be submitted as a single PDF file and include the following information:

    • Title of the workshop/special-session
    • Names of workshop/special-session organizers, affiliation, mailing address and e-mail address
    • Short CV of organizers
    • A description of the topics of the workshop/special-session (not exceeding 200 words)
    • For the workshop: type of the workshop (full-day or half-day)
    • A description of how the workshop/special-session will contribute to the field of Web Intelligence
    • A short description on how the workshop/special-session will be advertised so as to ensure a sufficiently wide range of authors and high quality papers
    • Information about previous offerings of the proposed workshop/ special-session.
    • A list of potential Program Committee members and attendees/ submissions and/or a justification of the expected attendees and submissions.


    Organizers, whose proposals are accepted, will be responsible for advertising the workshop/special-session, forming the program committees, reviewing and selecting the papers, all along guaranteeing high quality worthy of the prestige and range of the Conference. The Conference will provide an online paper submission and review system to support the workshops. After the acceptance of a workshop proposal the organizer(s) should:

    • Create a "Call for papers/participation" for the workshop/special-session
    • Create a webpage for the workshop/special-session, the link of which will be published on the conference website
    • Create a Board of Reviewers (Program Committee)
    • Solicit, review and select papers
    • Schedule the workshop/special-session program

    The papers selected by workshop/special-session organizers may also be reviewed by the workshop/special-session chairs for final acceptance. All submitted papers will be reviewed on the basis of technical quality, relevance, significance, and clarity. The organizers will also have the discretion of editing selected papers (after their expansion and revision) into books or journal special issues.


    Workshop/special session paper registration fees are the same as regular conference fees. All registered participants are entitled to attend all keynotes, sessions, workshops, panels, tutorials and social events.


    • Zhisheng Huang, Free University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    • Yue Xu, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
    • Guilin Qi, Southeast University, China