3rd International Workshop on
WEB INTELLIGENCE & COMMUNITIES (WI&C'11)
to be held at the 2011 International Conferences on WEB INTELLIGENCE and INTELLIGENT AGENT TECHNOLOGY (WI-IAT 2011)
Lyon, France, August 2011
Paper submission deadline: April 4th, 2011
Acceptance notification : June 1st, 2011
Camera ready paper : June 10th, 2011
Workshop : August 22th, 2011
Link to the previous editions:
We are honoured to have a invited talk from Henry Story to the WI&C workshop.
Bio: Henry Story
After Studying Philosophy then computing in London, Henry Story worked in California at AltaVista from 1996 to 2001, on the BabelFish machine translation engine. He then worked at Sun Microsystems as a semantic web evangelist and social web architect. He is now Chairing the W3C WebID Incubator Group and is committer at Apache where he contributes to Clerezza a Semantic Web CMS. His home page is http://bblfish.net/
Title: The Social Web
On current Social Networks every user has a limited view of his social graph. The provider on the other hand has a complete view of the network, access to all data, and often keeps ownership of it too. Placing one's information on another computer, on one's own server even, would solve the problem, but then one would need to be able to create a global social network that would span all networks, a network of social networks -- welcome to the Social Web.
Henry Story will show how this is being built using Linked Data, and describe WebId, the global distributed authentication technology that is needed if the Social Web is also going to be secure without being centralised.
WORKSHOP PROGRAM Monday 22th August
9:00 Workshop opening
Session: Interaction within communities
10:45 - 11:15 Coffee break
- 9:05 - Ioan Alfred Letia and Octavian Pop, "Simplifying Ontologies for Smoother Interaction in Heterogeneous Environments"
- 9:30 - Eric Gouarderes and Guy Gouarderes, "Enhancing group cohesion in Virtual Communities of Practice"
- 9:55 - Reda Yaich, Gauthier Picard, and Philippe Jaillon, "Social-Compliance in Trust Management within Virtual Communities: Toward a combination of individual and collective requirements"
- 10:20 - Naeem Janjua and Farookh Hussain, "A Framework for Argumentative Reasoning in Web-based DSS"
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
- 11:15 - Henry Story, "The Social Web"
Session: Content analysis
- 14:00 - Endang Djuana, Yue Xu, Yuefeng Li, and Audun Jøsang, "Ontology Learning from User Tagging for Recommendation Making"
- 14:25 - Lautaro Cuadra, Sebastián A. Ríos, and Gaston L'Huillier, "Enhancing Community Discovery and Characterization in VCoP using Topic Models"
- 14:50 - Kai-Hsiang Yang and Yi-Hsuan Wu, "Author Name Disambiguation in Citations"
- 15:15 - Sebastián A. Ríos, Felipe Aguilera, Francisco Bustos, Tope Omitola, and Nigel Shadbolt, "Leveraging Social Network Analysis with Topic Models and the Semantic Web"
SCOPE OF THE WORKSHOP
Internet is a medium allowing services and information exchange in an open and decentralized environment, notably with numerous applications for virtual enterprises. It concerns enterprise information systems, local, regional and governmental organizations but it also involves more and more common users in the so-called web 2.0. The main stake is to use Internet as a technological support to communication, information exchange, service composition personalisation and access by all and anywhere. In this perspective, some work has been done these last years to combine classical techniques of information management with artificial intelligence technologies thus creating a new research domain called Web Intelligence.
Web Intelligence is a multidisciplinary area dealing with exploiting data and services over the Web, to create new data and services using Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques. The link to Networking and Virtual Communities (VCs) is obvious: the web is a set of nodes, providing and consuming data and services; the permanent or temporary ties and exchanges in-between these nodes build the so-called virtual communities; and the ICT and AI techniques contribute to the process and automate (or partly automate) communication and cooperation processes.
The workshop will provide presentation and discussion opportunities for researchers working on web intelligence applied to collaborative networks, such as virtual communities. The possibilities and consequences of the web usage for collaborative networks are tremendous and new tools are required to satisfy users and service providers. Thus, Web Intelligence brings new research problems related to information and service access, quality of service, personalization, privacy preserving, trust as well as other issues.
The workshop Web Intelligence and Communities expects contributions on topics such as:
- Multi-agent models and tools for Virtual Communities (VC)
- Services and Grid Services for VC, Service oriented architectures
- Web information mining, filtering and retrieval within/for VC
- Web-based applications and plate-forms for VC
- Intelligent web interaction, querying, diffusion
- Semantics and ontology engineering for VC
- Self-* models and techniques for VC
- Social networks modelling, virtual communities, social intelligence
- Context-based approach, profile management, personalization and recommendations for/through VC
- Privacy preserving, security, trust-based computing & reputation systems
- Applications: E-* (market, procurement, technologies, health, government, etc.) and VC
- VC and content and knowledge repositories, behaviour modelling and exchange
- Web intelligence, mobility and VC, Ambient Intelligence, Pervasive computing
- Performances evaluation, experiments, user feed-back
- Surveys on WI and VC
The WIC workshop continues the previous series of the WIVE workshop held in 2009 and 2010 at Thessalonika and Saint-Etienne, with a more general scope on the impact of Web Intelligence for communities.
- Pierre Maret, Université Jean Monnet, Saint-Étienne, France
- Laurent Vercouter, École des Mines de Saint-Étienne, France
- Christo El Morr, American University of Kowait
- Akerkar Rajendra, Vestlandsforsking Sogndal, Norway
- Altmann Jörn, Seoul National University, South Korea
- Bugeaud Florie, University of Technology of Troyes, France
- Calmet Jacques, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
- De Coi Juri Luca, University of Saint Etienne, France
- Dey Anind, Carnegie Mellon Institute, USA
- Favre Cécile, ERIC, University of Lyon 2, France
- Gilani Wasif, SAP Research, United Kingdom
- Halpin Harry, W3C, Scotland
- Heckmann Dominikus, Saarland University, Germany
- Hu Bo, SAP Research, United Kingdom
- Ihara Masayuki, NTT Research Lab, Japan
- Kawash Jalal, University of Calgary, Canada
- Kristoffersen Steinar, Østfold University College, Norway
- Lopez Guillaume, University of Tokyo, Japan
- Occello Michel, University Pierre Mendes France, France
- Ribière Myriam, Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs France
- Soulier Eddie, University of Technology of Troyes, France
- Stahl Christoph, DFKI Saarbrücken, Germany
- Stan Johann, Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs France
- Story Henry, W3C
- Tarkkanen Kimmo, University of Turku, Finland
- Teigland Robin, Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden
- Tellioglu Hilda, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
- van Beijnum Bert-Jan, University of Twente, Netherlands
- Werthner Hannes, Vienna University of Technology, Austria