FOM: Final CFP: WI-2001 (Web Intelligence)

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 The First Asia-Pacific Conference on Web Intelligence 

                SPONSORED BY
                 ACM SIGART
        Maebashi Institute of Technology

      Maebashi TERRSA, Maebashi City, Japan    
              October 23-26, 2001 
    Home Page:
  Mirror Page:

     Paper Submission Deadline: March 20, 2001 

  Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence (JSAI)
           Maebashi Convention Bureau
            Maebashi City Government
           Gunma Prefecture Government
       The Japan Research Institute, Limited
  US AFOSR/AOARD and US Army Research Office in Far East

          WI-2001 will be jointly held with 
         The Second Asia-Pacific Conference on 
         Intelligent Agent Technology (IAT-2001)
  (One registration may attend both IAT-2001 and WI-2001) 

       WI-2001 and IAT-2001 Joint Keynote Speakers:
 Edward A. Feigenbaum (Turing Award Winner), Stanford University 
 Benjamin Wah (2001 IEEE CS President), U. Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

               WI-2001 Invited Speakers:
       James Hendler (DARPA/ISO, USA)
       W. Lewis Johnson (University of Southern California, USA)
       Riichiro Mizoguchi (Osaka University, Japan)
       Prabhakar Raghavan (Verity Inc., USA)
       Patrick S. P. Wang (Northeastern University, USA)

The 21st century is the age of Internet and World Wide Web. The Web
revolutionizes the way we gather, process, and use information. At the
same time, it also redefines the meanings and processes of business,
commerce, marketing, finance, publishing, education, research,
development, as well as other aspects of our daily life.  Although
individual Web-based information systems are constantly being
deployed, advanced issues and techniques for developing and for
benefiting from Web intelligence still remain to be systematically

Broadly speaking, Web Intelligence (WI) exploits AI and advanced
information technology on the Web and Internet.  It is the key and the
most urgent research field of IT for business intelligence.

The Asia-Pacific Conference on Web Intelligence (WI) is an
international forum for researchers and practitioners

(1) to present the state-of-the-art in the development of Web intelligence; 
(2) to examine performance characteristics of various approaches in 
    Web-based intelligent information technology;
(3) to cross-fertilize ideas on the development of 
    Web-based intelligent information systems among different domains. 

By idea-sharing and discussions on the underlying foundations and the
enabling technologies of Web intelligence, WI-2001 is expected to
stimulate the future development of new models, new methodologies, and
new tools for building a variety of embodiments of Web-based
intelligent information systems.

The Asia-Pacific Conference on Web Intelligence (WI) is
a high-quality, high-impact biennial conference series.
It will be jointly held with the Asia-Pacific Conference on 
Intelligent Agent Technology (IAT).

WI-2001 welcomes submissions of original papers. The technical issues to 
be addressed include, but not limited to:
* Web-Based Applications:
  - Business Intelligence
  - Computational Societies and Markets
  - Conversational Systems
  - Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
  - Direct Marketing
  - Electronic Commerce and Electronic Business
  - Electronic Library
  - Information Markets
  - Price Dynamics and Pricing Algorithms
  - Measuring and Analyzing Web Merchandising
  - Web-Based Decision Support Systems
  - Web-Based Distributed Information Systems
  - Web-Based EDI
  - Web-Based Learning Systems
  - Web Marketing
  - Web Publishing

* Web Human-Media Engineering:
  - Art of Web Page Design
  - Multimedia Information Representation
  - Multimedia Information Processing
  - Visualization of Web Information
  - Web-Based Human Computer Interface

* Web Information Management:
  - Data Quality Management
  - Information Transformation
  - Internet and Web-Based Data Management
  - Multi-Dimensional Web Databases and OLAP
  - Multimedia Information Management
  - New Data Models for the Web
  - Object Oriented Web Information Management
  - Personalized Information Management
  - Semi-Structured Data Management
  - Use and Management of Metadata 
  - Web Knowledge Management
  - Web Page Automatic Generation and Updating
  - Web Security, Integrity, Privacy and Trust

* Web Information Retrieval:
  - Approximate Retrieval
  - Conceptual Information Extraction
  - Image Retrieval
  - Multi-Linguistic Information Retrieval
  - Multimedia Retrieval
  - New Retrieval Models
  - Ontology-Based Information Retrieval
  - Automatic Web Content Cataloging and Indexing

* Web Agents:
  - Dynamics of Information Sources 
  - E-mail Filtering 
  - E-mail Semi-Automatic Reply
  - Global Information Collecting
  - Information Filtering 
  - Navigation Guides
  - Recommender Systems
  - Remembrance Agents
  - Reputation Mechanisms
  - Resource Intermediary and Coordination Mechanisms
  - Web-Based Cooperative Problem Solving

* Web Mining and Farming:
  - Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery
  - Hypertext Analysis and Transformation
  - Learning User Profiles
  - Multimedia Data Mining 
  - Regularities in Web Surfing and Internet Congestions
  - Text Mining
  - Web-Based Ontology Engineering
  - Web-Based Reverse Engineering
  - Web Farming
  - Web-Log Mining 
  - Web Warehousing

* Web Information System Environment and Foundations:
  - Competitive Dynamics of Web Sites
  - Emerging Web Technology
  - Network Community Formation and Support
  - New Web Information Description and Query Languages 
  - The Semantic Web
  - Theories of Small World Web
  - Web Information System Development Tools 
  - Web Protocols

High quality full-length papers in all WI related areas are solicited.
Papers exploring new directions are most welcome and will receive a
careful and supportive review.  All submitted papers will be reviewed
on the basis of technical quality, relevance, significance, and
clarity.  Electronic submission is encouraged and preferred.  Please
send LaTex (MS-Words, or PDF) and PostScript versions of your paper,
and an ASCII version of the cover page (in separate email), 
by March 20, 2001 to:

 	        wi01 at 

Or use the Submission Form at the WI-2001 webpage:
to submit your paper.

Four (4) hardcopies of the paper by regular mail are also requested 
if electronic submission is not possible.
Please send hardcopies of your paper by March 20, 2001 to:

                Prof. Yiyu Yao (WI-2001) 
                Department of Computer Science
                University of Regina
                Regina, Saskatchewan
                Canada S4S 0A2

                E-mail: yyao at
                Phone: (306) 585-5226
                Fax: (306) 585-4745 

The ASCII version of a cover page must include author(s) full address,
email, paper title and a 200 word abstract, and up to 5 keywords.

Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings by
Springer-Verlag in the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence series
(LNCS/LNAI).  A selected number of WI-2001 accepted papers will be
expanded and revised for inclusion in "Knowledge and Information
Systems: An International Journal" by Springer-Verlag, "International
Journal of Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence" by World
Scientific, and in an edited hardcover book to be published by

WI best paper award will be conferred on the author(s) of the best
papers at the conference.

All manuscripts (upto about 10 pages long) must be formatted using the
Springer LNAI's style files. The style files can be found at: Please
follow the instructions supplied by Springer-Verlag
( when preparing your
manuscript.  LaTeX2e, LaTeX, TeX, and Microsoft Word Macros for
preparing your manuscript are available.

WI-2001 also welcomes submissions of research projects, research prototypes, 
experimental systems, and commercial products for 
demonstrations at the conference. Each submission should include a 
title page containing a title, a 200-300 word abstract, a list of 
keywords, the names, mailing addresses, and Email addresses of the 
presenters, and a two-page description of the demo system. Submissions 
should reach the WI-2001 Demos Chair:

	Dr. Yiming Ye (WI-2001)
	IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
	30 Saw Mill River Road (Route 9A)
	Hawthorne, N.Y. 10532

	Tel: (914) 784-7460
	Email: yiming at

by July 2, 2001

Authors of accepted WI-2001 papers will be invited to 
demonstrate their systems at the conference. 

It is understood that once a submission is selected for demonstration 
at the conference, the presenter(s) of the demo will be responsible for 
bringing necessary software/hardware equipment.

     March 20, 2001   Paper submission deadline 
       May 28, 2001   Notification of paper acceptance mailed 
      June 20, 2001   Camera-ready copies of accepted papers due 
       July 2, 2001   Demo submission deadline 
     August 3, 2001   Notification of demo acceptance mailed 
October 23-26, 2001   Conference technical sessions


WI-2001 Conference Organizing Committee
General Chairs:
Jiming Liu, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
Setsuo Ohsuga, Waseda University, Japan

Program Chairs:
Ning Zhong, Maebashi Institute of Technology, Japan
Yiyu Yao, University of Regina, Canada

Demos and Exhibits Chair:
Yiming Ye, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA

Local Organizing Chair:
Nobuo Otani, Maebashi Institute of Technology, Japan

International Advisory Board:
Nick Cercone, University of Waterloo, Canada
Edward A. Feigenbaum, Stanford University, USA
T.Y. Lin, San Jose State University, USA
Jiming Liu, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
Setsuo Ohsuga, Waseda University, Japan
Ryuichi Oka, Real World Computing Partnership, Japan
Nobuo Otani, Maebashi Institute of Technology, Japan
Zbigniew W. Ras, University of North Carolina, USA
Andrzej Skowron, Warsaw University, Poland
Xindong Wu, Colorado School of Mines, USA
Yiyu Yao, University of Regina, Canada
Philip Yu, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA
Ning Zhong, Maebashi Institute of Technology, Japan

Program Committee: 
Sarabjot Singh Anand (MINEit Software Limited, USA)
Hendrik Blockeel (Katholieke U. Leuven, Belgium)
Peter Bollmann-Sdorra (Technischen U. Berlin, Germany)
Cory Butz (U. Ottawa, Canada)    
Keith Chan  (Hong Kong Polytechnic U.)
Hsinchun Chen (U. Arizona, USA)
Ming-Syan Chen (National Taiwan U.)
Jingde Cheng (Saitama U., Japan)
David Cheung (Hong Kong U.)
Robert Cooley (U. Minnesota, USA)
Stefan Decker (Stanford U., USA)
Liya Ding (National U. Singapore)
Dieter Fensel (Vrije U. Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Benjamin Grosof (MIT, USA)
Jiawei Han (Simon Fraser U., Canada)
James Hendler (DARPA/ISO, USA)
Bernardo A. Huberman (Xerox Palo Alto Research Center)
W. Lewis Johnson  (U. South California, USA)
Tomonari Kamba (NEC Human Media Research Labs., Japan)
Yasuhiko Kitamura (Osaka City U., Japan)
Ramamohanarao Kotagiri (U. Melbourne, Australia)
Bing Liu (National U. Singapore)
Chunnian Liu (Beijing Poly. U., China)
Jiming Liu (Hong Kong Baptist U.)
Brien R. Maguire (U. Regina, Canada)   
Akira Namatame (National Defense Academy, Japan)
Jian-Yun Nie (U. Montrial, Canada) 
H-O Nyongesa (Sheffield Hallam U., UK)
Yukio Ohsawa (U. Tsukuba, Japan)
Terry R. Payne (Carnegie Mellon U., USA)
Gregory Piatetsky-Shapiro (Kowlegde Stream, USA)
Mohamed Quafafou (U. Nantes, France)
Vijay V. Raghavan (U. Louisiana at Lafayette, USA)
Qiang Shen (U. Edinburgh, UK)
Timothy K. Shih (Tamkang U., Taiwan)
Myra Spiliopoulou (U. Magdeburg, Germany)
Jaideep Srivastava (U. Minnesota, USA)
Yasuyuki Sumi (ATR Lab. Japan)
Einoshin Suzuki (Yokohama National U., Japan)
Roman W. Swiniarski (San Diego State U., USA)
Atsuhiro Takasu (National Inst. Informatics, Japan)
Pierre Tchounikine (U. Maine, France) 
Hiroshi Tsukimoto (Toshiba Corp., Japan)
Shusaku Tsumoto (Shimane Medical U., Japan)
Gottfried Vossen (U. Munster, Germany)
Lipo Wang (Nanyang Tech. U., Singapore)
Takashi Washio (Osaka U., Japan)
Michael S.K. Wong (U. Regina, Canada)  
Graham Williams (CSIRO, Australia)  
Seiji Yamada (Tokyo Inst. Tech., Japan)
Yoneo Yano (Tokushima U., Japan)
Yiyu Yao (U. Regina, Canada)
Yiming Ye (IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, USA)
Tetuya Yoshida (Osaka U., Japan)
Ning Zhong (Maebashi Inst. Tech., Japan)
Lizhu Zhou (Tsinghua U., China)
Wojciech Ziarko (U. Regina, Canada)  

Local Organizing Committee:
Masahiko Satori (Maebashi Institute of Technology, Japan)
Tadaomi Miyazaki (Maebashi Institute of Technology, Japan)
Nobuo Otani (Maebashi Institute of Technology, Japan)
Sean M. Reedy (Maebashi Institute of Technology, Japan)
Ning Zhong (Maebashi Institute of Technology, Japan)
Yukio Kanazawa (Maebashi Convention Bureau, Japan)
Seiji Murai (Maebashi Convention Bureau, Japan)
Kanehisa Sekine (Maebashi Convention Bureau, Japan)
Midori Asaka (Information Technology Agency (IPA), Japan)
Yoshitsugu Kakemoto (Japan Research Institute, Limited, Japan)

The WI-2001 and IAT-2001 will take place in Maebashi. Maebashi, the
capital of Gumma Prefecture, is called the `City of water, greenery,
and poetry'.  Maebashi is an `International Convention City'
designated by the Ministry of Transportation.

Maebashi and the neighboring areas in Gunma is a land of greenery
blessed with the wonders of natural beauty and more than a hundred hot
springs offering relaxation and peace of mind.  WI-2001 and IAT-2001
will organize a tour during the conference to a resort hotel with hot
spring in Ikaho that is one of the most famous hot springs areas in

Maebashi is positioned nearly in the center of the Japan Archipelago.
Only a hundred kilometers from Japan's capital city of Tokyo and
reachable in an hour by bullet train or high-speed expressway, a
variety of favorable land conditions lead to flourishing economic
activity.  Maebashi City and the neighboring areas in Gunma are
expected to further develop into an IT conurbation with highly
advanced information technology.

Please send suggestions and inquiries regarding WI-2001 to:

Prof. Ning Zhong (WI-2001) 
Department of Information Engineering 
Maebashi Institute of Technology 
460-1, Kamisadori-Cho, Maebashi-City, 371-0816

TEL&FAX: +81-27-265-7366 
E-mail: zhong at

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