WI-2001 Deadline Extension

From: Ning Zhong (zhong@maebashi-it.ac.jp)
Date: Fri Mar 23 2001 - 14:11:53 MET

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    Dear Colleagues,

    We have received many requests for extending the WI-2001 submission
    deadline. After further consideration, we decide to extend the
    submission deadline to April 1, 2001.

    On-Line Submission is encouraged and preferred. Please use the
    Submission Form at the WI-2001 webpage:
    "http://kis.maebashi-it.ac.jp/wi01" to submit your paper.

    All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings by
    Springer-Verlag in the Lecture Notes in AI series (LNCS/LNAI). Authors
    of selected papers will be invited to have their papers included in a
    special issue of an international journal and in an edited hardcover
    book to be published by Springer-Verlag.

    Best Regards,

    Ning Zhong and Yiyu Yao
    Program Chairs, WI-2001

    !!! deadline extended to April 1, 2001 !!!
    [Apologies if you receive this more than once]

             FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS: WI-2001
     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: http://kis.maebashi-it.ac.jp/wi01
      Mirror Page: http://cs.uregina.ca/~wi01/

        !!! deadline extended to April 1, 2001 !!!

                 IN COOPERATION WITH
                ACM SIGCHI, ACM SIGWEB
      Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence (JSAI)
                   CORPORATE SPONSORS
               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:


    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@cs.uregina.ca
                    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:
    http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html#Proceedings. Please
    follow the instructions supplied by Springer-Verlag
    (http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html) 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@watson.ibm.com

    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.)
    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@maebashi-it.ac.jp

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