4th International Workshop on
Web Intelligence & Communities
                                                               16th April 2012 at Lyon, France            collocated with the WWW 2012 conference

WI&C'12 Proceedings are now available in the ACM International Conference Proceedings Series:

ACM            CNRS            Region Rhone-Alpes

LITIS            ISCN            UJM

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline: January 27th, 2012

Acceptance notification: February 27thMarch 5th, 2012
Camera ready paper: March 23rd, 2012
Workshop: April 16th, 2012

Summary of submission procedure

Keynote Speaker

Aswhin Ram
Dr. Ashwin Ram (Innovation Fellow, PARC)

Bio: Dr. Ashwin Ram is Innovation Fellow & Area Manager of socio-cognitive computing at PARC, Director of the Cognitive Computing Lab and Associate Professor in the College of Computing at Georgia Tech, and co-founder of OpenStudy.com which is an online social learning network for students and faculty. He received his PhD from Yale University in 1989, his MS from University of Illinois in 1984, and his BTech from IIT Delhi in 1982. He has published 2 books and over 100 scientific articles in international forums. In addition to OpenStudy, he is a founder of Enkia Corporation (recently acquired by Sentiment360) which develops AI software for social media applications.

Title of the talk Healthcare 2.0 - Social Networks for Health & Wellness

The Internet has surpassed physicians as the leading source of health information. With the advent of the social web, Health 2.0 is emerging as a strong segment with 34% of consumers using social resources such as blogs and forums to locate health information. Yet information overload leads to "search engine fatigue" that discourages users.

We advocate a consumer-centric approach to healthcare information access that increases engagement and improves health literacy. Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques can be used to support human effort, creating a new generation of "intelligent web" technologies. These technologies can combine the benefits of the "information web" (timely, relevant health information) with those of the "social web" (human interaction, support, comfort). Our vision is to promote well-being and prevention before illness, support and information during illness, and comfort to family and friends in a natural, social, yet private manner.

Workshop Registration

Registration to the workshop should be done on the WWW 2012 conference web site.

Early-bird registration will be possible (only) for authors of workshop papers in March (after the acceptance notification), by using a specific registration form. This form will be available for a short period of time in March after acceptance notification.

Workshop Program

8:45 Workshop opening

9:00 Session 1 - Regulation of Virtual Communities 10:30-11:00: coffee break 11:00 Session 2 - Virtual Communities analysis 12:30-14:00: Lunch

14:00 Session 3 - Invited talk 15:30-16:00: Coffee break

16:00 Session 4 - User Profiles and decision making within communities Scope of the Workshop

Web Intelligence consists of a multidisciplinary area dealing with exploiting data and services over the Web, to create new data and services using both Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques. Communities appear as a first-class object in the areas of web intelligence and agent technologies, as well as a crucial crossroads of several sub-domains (i.e. user modelling, protocols, data management, data mining, content modelling, etc.). These sub-domains impact the nature of the communities and the applications which are related to them. These applications are numerous, and the success of well-known Social Network Sites for entertainment should not be allowed to over-shadow the other application domains, for instance in education, health, design, knowledge management, and so forth.

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.

The workshop Web Intelligence and Communities expects contributions on topics such as:
Link to the previous editions :

Submissions closed


Workshop chairs

Program Committee (in construction...)
  • Altmann Jorn, Seoul National University, South Korea
  • Amblard Frédéric, University of Toulouse I, France
  • Badica Costin, University of Craiova, Romania
  • Calmet Jacques, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
  • Camacho Fernández David, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain
  • Corcho Oscar, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
  • Currie Ken, CAPDM Ltd., Edinburgh, UK
  • De Coi Juri Luca, University of Saint Etienne, France
  • Delaforge Nicolas, INRIA Sophia Antipolis, France
  • Dey Anind, Carnegie Mellon Institute, USA
  • El Morr Christo, York University, Canada
  • Favre Cécile, ERIC, University of Lyon 2, France
  • Gilani Wasif, SAP Research, United Kingdom
  • Halpin Harry, W3C, Scotland
  • Heckmann Dominikus, Saarland University, Germany
  • Kawash Jalal, University of Calgary, Canada
  • Kristoffersen Steinar, Ostfold University College, Norway
  • Letia Ioan, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
  • Lingras Pawan, Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Canada
  • Lopez Guillaume, University of Tokyo, Japan
  • Molli Pascal, University of Nantes, France
  • Occello Michel, University Pierre Mendes France, France
  • Ramanath Maya, Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, India
  • Ribière Myriam, Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs France
  • Rios Sebastián, University of Chile, Chile
  • Sasikumar M, C-DAC, India
  • Soulier Eddie, University of Technology of Troyes, France
  • Stahl Christoph, DFKI Saarbrucken, 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
  • Ying Ding, Indiana University Bloomington, USA

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