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Call for Papers: IEEE/WIC/ACM WI-IAT 2020 (Computer Science, Web Technology)

Melbourne, Australia
Organization: IEEE/WIC/ACM
Event: Computer Science, Web Technology
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Event Date: 2020-12-14 to 2020-12-17 Abstract Due: 2020-07-01 Abstract Deadline has passed

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The 2020 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Joint Conference on
Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology (WI-IAT'20)
14-17 December 2020,
Melbourne, Australia
Homepage: http://wi2020.vcrab.com.au/

Web Intelligence (WI) = AI in the Connected World


The safety and well-being of all conference participants is our priority. After studying and evaluating the announcements, guidelines, and news released by relevant national departments, we have decided, along with guidance from the IEEE CS Leadership, that WI-IAT 2020 will continue as scheduled on 14-17 December, by being converted to a possible fully virtual conference focusing on the theme of "WI = AI in the Connected World", with a Special Track on e-Health and COVID-19. As we expect, WI-IAT 2021 will take place physically in Melbourne.

With Best Regards,
WI-IAT 2020 General Chairs
Yuefeng Li, Rainer Unland, Eugene Santos Jr.

JOURNAL OPPORTUNITIES (possible post conference publication)
- Web Intelligence Journal (https://www.iospress.nl/journal/web-intelligence-and-agent-systems/)
Publisher: IOS Press

- World Wide Web Journal (https://www.springer.com/journal/11280/updates/17869608)
Special Issue on "Web Intelligence = Artificial Intelligence in the Connected World"
Publisher: Springer Nature

- Information Fusion (https://www.sciencedirect.com/journal/information-fusion)
Publisher: Elsevier

- International Journal of Information Technology & Decision Making (https://www.worldscientific.com/worldscinet/ijitdm)
Publisher: World Scientific

- Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience (https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/15320634)
Publisher: Wiley

- Information Sciences (https://www.journals.elsevier.com/information-sciences)
Publisher: Elsevier

- IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems (https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/RecentIssue.jsp?punumber=91)
Publisher: IEEE Press

- Future Generation Computer Systems (https://www.sciencedirect.com/journal/future-generation-computer-systems)
Publisher: Elsevier

- Brain Informatics (https://braininformatics.springeropen.com/)
Publisher: Springer Nature

*** Call for papers ***
Full Papers Submission Deadline: July 1, 2020

Web has evolved as an omnipresent system which highly impacts science, education, industry and everyday life. Web is now a vast data production and consumption platform at which threads of data evolve from multiple devices, by different human interactions, over worldwide locations under divergent distributed settings. Such a dynamic complex system demands adaptive intelligent solutions, which will advance knowledge, human interactions and innovation. Web intelligence is now a cutting edge area which must address all open issues towards deepening the understanding of all Web’s entities, phenomena, and developments.

Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology (WI-IAT) aims to achieve a multi-disciplinary balance between research advances in theories and methods usually associated with collective intelligence, data science, human-centric computing, knowledge management, network science, autonomous agents and multi-agent systems. It is committed to addressing research that both deepen the understanding of computational, logical, cognitive, physical, and social foundations of the future Web, and enable the development and application of intelligent technologies. WI-IAT ’20 provides a premier forum and features high-quality, original research papers and real-world applications in all theoretical and technology areas that make up the field of Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology. WI-IAT ’20 welcomes research, application as well as Industry/Demo-Track paper submissions. Tutorial, Workshop and Special-Session proposals and papers are also welcome. WI-IAT ’20 in Melbourne is officially sponsored by IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Intelligent Informatics (TCII), Web Intelligence Consortium (WIC), ACM-SIGAI, Swinburne University of Technology, Deakin University, and technically sponsored by University of Melbourne.

WI-IAT ’20 will provide a broad forum that academia, professionals and industry people can exchange their ideas, findings and strategies in utilizing the power of human brains and man-made networks to create a better world. More specifically, the fields of how intelligence is impacting the Web of People, the Web of Data, the Web of Things, the Web of Trust, the Web of Agents, and emerging Web in health and smart living in the 5G Era.

The main theme for the WI-IAT '20 is "Web Intelligence = AI in the Connected World". It will also feature an industrial session, to embrace innovative concepts, architecture, evaluation and novel applications from industry.

Track 1: Web of People

* Crowdsourcing and Social Data Mining
* Human-Centric Computing
* Information Diffusion
* Knowledge Community Support
* Modelling Crowd-Sourcing
* Opinion Mining
* People Oriented Applications and Services
* Recommendation Engines
* Sentiment Analysis
* Situational Awareness Social Network Analysis
* Social Groups and Dynamics
* Social Media and Dynamics
* Social Networks Analytics
* User and Behavioural Modelling

Track 2: Web of Data

* Algorithms and Knowledge Management
* Autonomy-Oriented Computing (AOC)
* Big Data Analytics
* Big Data and Human Brain Complex Systems
* Cognitive Models
* Computational Models
* Data-Driven Services and Applications
* Data Integration and Data Provenance
* Data Science and Machine Learning
* Graph Isomorphism
* Graph Theory
* Information Search and Retrieval
* Knowledge Graph
* Knowledge Graph and Semantic Networks
* Linked Data Management and Analytics
* Self-Organizing Networks
* Semantic Networks
* Sensor Networks
* Web Science

Track 3: Web of Things

* Complex Networks
* Distributed Systems and Devices
* Dynamics of Networks
* Industrial Multi-Domain Web
* Intelligent Ubiquitous Web of Things
* IoT Data Analytics
* Location and Time Awareness
* Open Autonomous Systems
* Streaming Data Analysis
* Web Infrastructures and Devices Mobile Web
* Wisdom Web of Things (W2T)

Track 4: Web of Trust

* Blockchain analytics and technologies
* Fake content and fraud detection
* Hidden Web Analytics
* Monetization Services and Applications
* Trust Models for Agents
* Ubiquitous Computing
* Web Cryptography
* Monetization services and applications
* Web safety and openness

Track 5: Web of Agents

* Agent Networks
* Autonomy Remembrance Agents
* Autonomy-oriented Computing
* Behaviour Modelling
* Distributed Problem-Solving Global Brain
* Edge Computing
* Individual-based Modelling Knowledge
* Information Agents
* Local-Global Behavioural Interactions
* Mechanism Design
* Multi-Agent Systems
* Network Autonomy Remembrance Agents
* Self-adaptive Evolutionary Systems
* Self-organizing Systems
* Social Groups and Dynamics

Special Track: Emerging Web in Health and Smart Living

* Big Data in Medicine
* City Brain and Global Brain
* Digital Ecosystems
* Digital Epidemiology
* Health Data Exchange and Sharing
* Healthcare and Medical Applications and Services
* Omics Research and Trends
* Personalized Health Management and Analytics
* Smart City Applications and Services
* Time Awareness and Location Awareness Smart City
* Wellbeing and Healthcare in the 5G Era

Papers must be submitted electronically in standard IEEE Conference Proceedings format (max 8 pages, templates at https://www.ieee.org/conferences/publishing/templates.html).
Submitted papers will undergo a peer-review process, coordinated by the International Program Committee.

Paper submission will be done through CyberChair system:

*** Call for Workshops/Special Session Proposals ***
Submission Deadline: July 1, 2020

The organizing committee invites proposals for workshops/special sessions to be held in conjunction with the conference. The goals of the workshops/special sessions are to explore emerging research topics and to provide a forum for authors to present early research results on these topics. We would like to have a number of workshops/special sessions, with a high quality program dominated by contributed papers. We expect that workshops/special sessions will run a rigorous review process, to make sure programs will be of high-quality. Organizers may structure workshops/special sessions as they see fit, possibly including invited talks, panel discussions, presentations of work in progress, peer-reviewed papers, demonstrations, or some combination.


- The 13th International Workshop on Natural Language Processing and Ontology Engineering
Organizers: Yao Liu, Institute of Scientific and Technical Information, China
Meng Wang, Jiangnan University, China
Yi Huang, Institute of Scientific and Technical Information, China

- The 5th International Workshop on Application of Big Data for Computational Social Science
Organizers: Fujio Toriumi, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Akira Ishii, Tottori University, Japan
Hiroki Takikawa, Tohoku University, Japan
Mitsuo Yoshida, Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan
Isamu Okada, Soka University, Japan

- The 7th International Workshop on Complex Methods for Data and Web Mining
Organizers: Yong Shi, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Lingfeng Niu, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

- Social Media Analytics for Health intelligence: How Artificial Intelligence Transforms Healthcare
Organizers: Carmela Comito, CNR-ICAR, Italy
Agostino Forestiero, CNR-ICAR, Italy
Clara Pizzuti, CNR-ICAR, Italy

- The International Workshop on Data Analytics on Social Media
Organizers: Yue Xu, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Xiaoying Gao, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Yuefeng Li, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

We are looking forward to your submissions!

The Program Chairs are soliciting contributed technical papers
for presentation at the conference and publication in the
Conference Proceedings by IEEE. Submissions are encouraged before the next deadlines:

Jul 1st, 2020: Workshop/Special Session Proposals Submission
Jul 15th, 2020: Acceptance of Workshop/Special Session Proposals
Jul 1st, 2020: Full Papers Submission
Aug 20th, 2020: Notification of Paper Acceptance/Rejection
Sep 7th, 2020: Camera-ready Submission
Dec 14th, 2020: Workshop/Special Session
Dec 15th-17th, 2020: Main Conference

General Chairs
* Yuefeng Li, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
* Rainer Unland, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
* Eugene Santos Jr., Dartmouth College, USA

Program Committee Chairs
* Jing He, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
* Hemant Purohit, George Mason University, USA
* Willem-Jan van den Heuvel, The Netherlands
* John Yearwood, Deakin University, Australia

Local Organizing Chairs
* Chi Hung Chi, CSIRO, Australia
* Anwaar Ulhaq, Charles Sturt University, Australia
* Vicky Mak-Hau, Deakin University, Australia

Workshop/Special Session Chairs
* Jian Cao, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China
* Ke Deng, RMIT University, Australia
* Xiaoying Gao, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Tutorial Chair
* Rui Zhang, University of Melbourne, Australia

Demo Chair
* Juan D. Velasquez Silva, University of Chile, Chile

Industry Track Chairs
* Qing Liu, CSIRO, Australia
* Yimu Ji, Nanjing University of Posts and Communications, China

Publication Chairs
* Guangyan Huang, Deakin University, Australia
* Yanfeng Shu, CSIRO, Australia
* Ruchuan Wang, Nanjing University of Posts and Communications, China

Publicity Chairs
* Karin Becker, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande Do Sul, Brasil
* Yang Liu, Hong Kong Baptist University, HK, China
* Muhammad Abulaish, South Asian University, India
* Leonidas Anthopoulos, University of Thessaly, Greece
* Yuanfang Li, Monash University, Australia

* Mengjiao Guo, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

* Hongzhi Kuai, Maebashi Institute of Technology, Japan

WIC Steering Committee Chairs
* Ning Zhong, Maebashi Institute of Technology, Japan
* Jiming Liu, Hong Kong Baptist University, HK, China

WIC Executive Secretary
* Xiaohui Tao, University of Southern Queensland, Australia

Contact Information
Academic Matters
Prof. Jing He, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

Local Arrangement



John Kai