WI/IAT'10 Second Workshop on Soft approaches to information access on the web

2010 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conferences on
Web Intelligence (WI-10) and Intelligent Agent Technology (IAT-10).

York University, Toronto Canada, August 31 - September 3, 2010
URL: http://www.yorku.ca/wiiat10/

Guy De Tré, Ghent University, Belgium, Guy.DeTre@UGent.be
Enrique Herrera-Viedma, Granada University, Spain, viedma@decsai.ugr.es
Jose Angel Olivas, University of Castilla La Mancha, Spain, JoseAngel.Olivas@uclm.es
Slawomir Zadrozny, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland, zadrozny@ibspan.waw.pl

endorsed by the EUSFLAT Working Group on Soft Computing in Database Management and Information Retrieval (http://www.eusflat.org/research/scdbmir.htm)

The Web has become the largest available repository of multimedia information. The huge growth and the fast rate of change of the Web make it really hard to retrieve information relevant to specific users' needs. Web data are typically unlabelled, distributed, heterogeneous and time varying. Hence, many interesting research topics have emerged recently to improve the information access on the Web, e.g., identifying and removing malicious content and linking, identifying content of good quality, exploiting user feedback, and improving the query language.
Subjectivity, vagueness, and imprecision are typical properties of any information access activity on the Web. The fuzzy logic and soft computing based tools are very appropriate to deal with imprecision, vagueness, partial truth, and approximation. With such tools it is possible to define flexible approaches to improve personalized information access processes on the Web. The use of both fuzzy and soft computing tools can contribute satisfactorily to solve the various problems that have recently been identified in Web access.
The objective of the workshop is to provide an opportunity to exchange ideas on the application of fuzzy logic and soft computing in the design of flexible approaches to information access on the Web. The workshop aims at providing a forum for the discussion of recent advances in this research field and to offer an opportunity for researchers and practitioners to identify new promising research directions.

The organizers welcome contributions that report on the application of fuzzy and soft computing tools within the fields of (but not limited to)
• Information retrieval systems
• Information filtering systems
• Recommendation systems
• Web intelligent agent systems
• Digital libraries
• Web quality evaluation
• Hypermedia information systems
• Internet meta-searcher systems
• E-commerce applications
• Text categorization on the Web
• Database systems
• Intelligent database interfaces
• Web related technologies in data representation and querying

The authors of selected papers will be invited to submit their extended versions to be published in a post-workshop special issue of an ISI-listed journal.

Important Dates:
• Due date for full workshop papers submission: April 23, 2010.
• Notification of paper acceptance to authors: June 7, 2010.
• Submission of the camera-ready versions of accepted papers: June 21, 2010.
• Workshop day: August 31, 2010.

Please note the following:
• Accepted papers are to be 4 pages in length (IEEE-CS format). A maximum of one additional page can be included, but is subject to a surcharge on the conference registration fee.
• The workshops will be part of the events of the WI-IAT 2010 conference. There is no separate workshop registration fee. The conference registration fee includes attendance to any and all workshops.
• Workshop paper presentations are to be 20 minutes, plus 5 minutes for questions.

More information can be found at the workshop's web page: