Web Intelligence (WI) aims to achieve a multi-disciplinary balance between research advances in the fields of collective intelligence, data science, human-centric computing, knowledge management, and network science. It is committed to addressing research that deepens the understanding of computational, logical, cognitive, physical as well as business and social foundations of the future Web, and enables the development and application of intelligent technologies. WI'18 features high-quality, original research papers and real-world applications in all theoretical and technological areas that make up the field of WI.
WI'18 welcomes research, application as well as Industry/Demo-Track paper submissions. Tutorial, Workshop and Special-Session proposals and papers are also welcome.

MAIN TOPIC AREAS

  • - Collective Intelligence.
  • - Data Science
  • - Human-Centric Computing.
  • - Knowledge Management.
  • - Network Science.

IMPORTANT DATES

Submission of main conference: July 01, 2018.
Notification of conference paper acceptance: August 26, 2018.(New Date)
Main Conference: December 4-6, 2018.

PAPER SUBMISSION AND PUBLICATION

WI'18 solicits original work submitted as a regular paper (limited to 8 pages) in IEEE conference proceedings format . Each paper will be peer-reviewed by at least three PC members on the basis of technical quality, relevance, originality, significance and clarity. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings by the IEEE Computer Society Press and indexed by EI. Selected WI'18 papers will be further invited for expansion and publication in Web Intelligence journal and other international journals.

AWARDS

Best Paper Award

Best Paper awards will be conferred at the conference on the authors of (1) the best research paper, (2) the best student paper. Application-oriented submissions will be considered for the best application paper award.


Best Student Paper Award (US$500)

The Best Student Paper Award recognises authors of the best student papers accepted for publication in the proceedings of the 2018 International Conference on Web Intelligence. A paper is considered a student paper if the first-named author is a student at the time of the paper submission. Student authors enter the competition using the conference’s paper submission system when they upload their revised papers.
Papers will be shortlisted based on reviewer scores. The Selection Panel will make a decision on the Award based on the reviewers’ comments and scores and the Panel's own reading of the papers. The recipient of the Award will receive a certificate commemorating her (his) achievement. The prize and certificate will be presented at the conference banquet.


Student Travel Awards (Two available with US$500 each)

This award provides the opportunity for student authors to attend and give an oral presentation at the WI 2018 conference. All postgraduate students who have submitted or are intending to submit an abstract for WI 2018 are invited to apply - especially those in the final year of their higher degree program. Applicants must:

  • - Be a student at the time of application for the Award;
  • - Be an author listed in an accepted paper;
  • - Have registered as a participant in the conference

The recipients of the Award will be selected by a Selection Panel. Top priority will be given to students presenting papers at the conference, with second priority to students who are co-authors of papers to be presented at the conference. Only students traveling more than 100 miles to the conference are eligible for an award.


Criteria for Student Travel Awards:

This award provides the opportunity for student authors to attend and give an oral presentation at the WI 2018 conference. All postgraduate students who have submitted or are intending to submit an abstract for WI 2018 are invited to apply - especially those in the final year of their higher degree program.

1. Evidence of scholarship, as found in CV and letter of recommendation from advisor.

  • Ordinarily this means a tendency towards graduate students.
  • Students nearing completion of their program tend to have a stronger record of scholarship.
  • Student’s research should be relevant to the topic/themes of the conference.


2. Evidence of active participation in the conference.

  • Those students making a relevant presentation tend to have better chance.
  • for support than those who are simply (non-presenting) co-authors.
  • Non-speaking co-authors of papers being presented by another person would have preference over those who are simply attending as an observer.


3. Among those who excel on measures in #1 and #2 above, other factors may be considered:

  • Underrepresented groups (women and underrepresented minorities) may be given preference.


@The awards are proudly funded by the Technical Committee on Intelligent Informatics (TCII) of the IEEE Computer Society.

STEERING COMMITTEE CHAIRS

  • Ning Zhong, Maebashi Institute of Technology, Japan
  • Jiming Liu, Hong Kong Baptist University, HK SAR, China.

PC Chairs

  • Gabriella Pasi, the University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
  • Richard Weber, University of Chile, Chile
  • Xiaohui Tao, University of Southern Queensland, Australia.