Special Session on
Advances in Web Intelligence and Data Mining
The 5th Indian International Conference on Artificial Intelligence

December 14-16, 2011, Tumkur (near Bangalore), India

A Special Session on Advances in Web Intelligence and Data Mining will be held during the 5th Indian International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IICAI-11).

Over the last decade the Web has virtually become the main repository for data sharing and information gathering. The popularity of the Web can be attributed to various factors like cheap and easy accessibility, user-friendly interface and availability of hypermedia documents. The unabated growth of the Web has brought new challenges and has uncovered the need for intelligent methods to deal effectively with the problem of information overload. Web search engines are special purpose software that helps users locate information over the Web. However, for the Web to reach its full potential, we must improve its services, make it more comprehensible, and increase its usability.

Web Intelligence (WI), a combination of Web analytics, has been recognized as a new direction for scientific research and development that explores the fundamental roles as well as practical impacts of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and advanced Information Technology (IT) on the next generation of Web-empowered products, systems, services, and activities. Due to the fast growing interest and research results, WI is one of the most promising IT research field for the development of the Wisdom Web (including the Semantic Web).

The new Web-related research directions include intelligent methods usually associated with the fields of computational intelligence, soft computing, and data mining. Since the Web is a huge and dynamic collection of pages that includes countless hyperlinks and huge volumes of access and usage information, data mining provides a key technology for Web Intelligence and have been applied in many newly developed intelligent Web information systems.

The purpose of this special session is to attract researchers and professionals to share their knowledge, reports and advances in Web Intelligence and Data Mining. We invite submissions in all Web Intelligence and Data Mining related areas that include, but not limited to:

  • Semantic web
  • Semantic web services
  • World Wide Wisdom Web (W4)
  • Web information retrieval and filtering
  • Ontology engineering, learning and amalgamation
  • Ontology-based information retrieval and extraction
  • Web content mining (text mining, data mining, multimedia data mining, etc.)
  • Web usage mining
  • Web structure mining
  • Semantic web mining
  • Social networks analysis
  • Sentiment analysis and opinion mining
  • Recommender systems
  • Dealing with vague & incomplete semantic data
  • Soft computing and uncertainty reasoning for WI
  • Web security, integrity, privacy and trust
  • Web-based intelligence monitoring and analysis
  • Cyber-crime detection and analysis
  • Impact of short communications like Twitter


Paper Submission and Publication:
Authors are encouraged to submit the papers for this session as an email attachment to the corresponding Session Co-Chair given below. The papers should be in MSWORD, PDF, or PS format and should be formatted according to the Springer Lecture Notes instructions (click here for instructions/sample paper). The length of a paper should not exceed 20 pages. Shorter papers or papers on the work currently in progress are also welcome. The first page of the paper should contain the title, name(s) of the authors, affiliations, the postal and email addresses, and at least 3 keywords appropriate to the content of the paper. Further information regarding the paper submission can be obtained from the conference website too.

Each paper will be peer reviewed by at least two experts in the topical area. All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under the title of the session.


Submission of Draft Papers: May 22, 2011 (IST)
Notification of Paper Acceptance/ rejection: June 1, 2011
Submission of Camera-ready Copies and Pre-registration: July 1, 2011
Conference and Special Sessions: December 14-16, 2011

Session Co-Chairs:
Dr. Muhammad Abulaish (Corresponding Session Co-Chair)
Associate Professor
Center of Excellence in Information Assurance
King Saud University, Riyadh, KSA
On leave from JamiaMilliaIslamia (A Central University), New Delhi, India
E-mail: abulaish@ieee.org, abulaish@acm.org

Dr. Lipika Dey
Principal Scientist
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), New Delhi, India
E-mail: lipika.dey@tcs.com

Prof. Suash Deb
Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering
C. V. Raman College of Engineering, Bhubaneswar, Orissa, India
Email: suashdeb@gmail.com



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