CALL FOR WORKSHOP/SPECIAL-SESSION PROPOSALS - 18th IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence | Thessaloniki, Greece, 14th - 17th October 2019

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CALL FOR WORKSHOP/SPECIAL-SESSION PROPOSALS Web Intelligence 2019 18th IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence Thessaloniki, Greece, 14th - 17th October 2019
DEADLINE: March 5, 2019
You are invited to submit a workshop/special-session proposal as part of th e WI '19 conference
ABOUT WI '19 WORKSHOPS ---------------------------------------- The 18th Web Intelligence conference (WI '19) will be held in Thessaloniki (Greece) during 14th to 17th of October 2019. Its organizing committee invi tes proposals for workshops/special sessions to be held in conjunction with the conference. The goals of the workshops are to explore emerging researc h topics and to provide a forum for authors to present early research resul ts on these topics. We would like to have a number of workshops, with a hig h-quality program dominated by contributed papers. We expect that workshops will run a rigorous review process, to make sure programs will be of high- quality. Organizers may structure workshops/tutorials as they see fit, poss ibly including invited talks, panel discussions, presentations of work in p rogress, peer-reviewed papers, demonstrations, or some combination.
WI '19 WORKSHOP CO-CHAIRS --------------------------------------------- Dimitrios Katsaros, ECE, University of Thessaly, Greece ( snipped-for-privacy@e-ce.uth.g r) Rahul Pandey, IST, George Mason University, USA (
TOPICS OF INTEREST ------------------------------- - the topic falls in the general scope of Web Intelligence 2019 - As the theme for this year's conference is "Web Intelligence - AI in the connected world", workshops/special-sessions under this theme is encouraged - there is a clear focus on a specific technology, problem or application - there should be a greater impact on the society
In particular, we encourage the submission of workshop/special-session prop osals on:
- Fairness in Web - Deep Learning/ML in the Web - Web for Social Good - Web for Smart cities - Web in/for IoT - Misinformation handling in the Web - Recommendation Systems for the Web - Big Data on the Web - User behavior modeling in the Web - NLP in the Web - Mobile data mining in the Web - Social intelligence - Web/text mining
IMPORTANT DATES ----------------------------- Workshop/Special-Session Proposal Submission Deadline - 5th March 2019 Workshop/Special-Session Proposal Notification of Acceptance - 25th March 2 019 All Workshops/Special-Sessions Day - 4th October 2019
SUBMISSION INSTRUCTION ---------------------------------------- The workshop proposal, in PDF, should provide the following information, in the following format:
HEADING: - Title of the workshop/special-session and acronym - Proposed duration (half-day or full-day) - Workshop (co-)chair(s) name, affiliation. mailing address, and e-mail add ress - Short CV of (co-)chair(s) including past experience in organizing worksho ps and/or related events INTRODUCTION: - Abstract: One paragraph describing the workshop/special-session purpose ( max. 200 words) - Scope and topics of the workshop RATIONALE: - Motivation and rationale - Why the workshop is related to WI 2019; - Why the topic is timely and important; - Why the workshop may attract a significant number of submissions of g ood quality; - Why the workshop may attract a large number of attendees, in addition to the authors; - Why the workshop differs from others; - Related workshops and conferences of similar topics; WORKSHOP DETAILS: - Tentative committee lists (organizers, program committee, etc.) - Expected number of participants and the expected number of submissions - A short list of potential authors that are expected to submit papers to t he workshop - A draft call for papers (max 1 page) - A description of the publicity and promotion plan - Workshop tentative internal and external schedule (expect adjustments by the workshops chairs to align all workshop schedules) - Submission deadline; - Review deadline; - Acceptance deadline; - Camera ready; - Program ready; - Workshop format planned (keynote, expected number of presented papers, in vited talks, panels, demonstrations, etc.)
Please send a whole copy of your proposal in PDF format to workshop co-chai rs with subject "Submission of WI 2019 workshop proposal: XXX", where XXX s hould be replaced by the acronym of your workshop
REVIEW PROCESS ------------------------- The decision about acceptance or rejection of workshop proposals will be ma de by the Workshop co-Chairs in consultation with the General and Program C ommittee Chairs, taking into account several factors including overall qual ity, the topic fit with respect to The Web Intelligence Conference 2019, th e coverage of the topic in other tracks of the conference, the estimated nu mber of attendees for the workshop, etc.
ORGANIZATION DUTIES ---------------------------------- - Announce the calls for papers - Create and maintain the workshop/special-session website - Publicize workshop/special-session in the relevant communities - Create the Program Committee - Conduct the review process - Schedule the workshop/special-session program
REGISTRATION ---------------------- Workshop/special session paper registration fees are the same as regular co nference fees. All registered participants are entitled to attend all keyno tes, sessions, workshops, panels, tutorials and social events.
PUBLICATION --------------------- Full day workshops should have 10-14 regular papers (max 8 pages), while ha lf-day should have 5-7 regular papers. On the other hand, special-session s hould have 4-6 regular papers. The papers must be submitted electronically via Cyberchair in standard ACM Conference Proceedings format (max 8 pages). The workshop's organizers will have the responsibility to ensure the prese nce of authors of the accepted papers at the workshops.
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