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Web Intelligence (WI) is a new research paradigm aimed at exploring the fundamental interactions between AI-engineering and Advanced Information Technology (AIT) on the next generation of Web systems, services, and etc. Here AI-engineering is a general term that refers to a new area, slightly beyond traditional AI: brain informatics, human level AI, intelligent agents, social network intelligence and classical areas, such as knowledge engineering, representation, planning, and discovery and data mining are examples. AIT includes wireless networks, ubiquitous devices, social networks, and data/knowledge grids, as well as cloud computing. WI research seeks to explore the most critical technology and engineering to bring in the next generation Web systems.

WI BEST PAPER AWARD to
Paolo Boldi, Francesco Bonchi, Carlos Castillo, and Sebastiano Vigna
From "Dango" to "Japanese Cakes": Query Reformulation Models and Patterns

WI BEST STUDENT PAPER AWARD to
Samuel Sarjant, Catherine Legg, Michael Robinson, and Olena Medelyan
All You Can "Eat" Ontology-Building: Feeding Wikipedia to Cyc

HIGHLIGHT:

 

        The conference will take place at the University of Milano Bicocca, Milano, the industrial and business capital of Italy. (http://www.unimib.it/go/Home/English-version)

        WI 2009 bwill be co-located with the 2009 IEEE/ACM/WIC International Conference on Inteligent Agent Tecnology (IAT2009).

        Each day, either in the morning (before parallel meeting sessions begin) or just after the lunch hour, there will be a keynote presentation (plenary session) to all the attendance. Some keynote presentations will be held jointly with the IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology (IAT 2009). A rough plan is to have 2-3 joint keynote speakers, plus 2-3 WI related invited speakers and 2-3 IAT related invited speakers, respectively. 

       WI 2009 also welcomes Tutorial proposals, and will include tutorials providing in-dept background on subjects that are of broad interest to Web intelligence communities. Both short (2 hours) and long (half day) tutorial will be considered. The tutorials will be part of the main conference technical program and open to all attendees. Therefore, there will not be a separate tutorials registration fee (i.e., only one conference registration covers everything).

        WI 2009 also welcomes Workshop proposals. As an important part of the conference, the workshop program will focus on new research challenges and initiatives.  All papers accepted for workshops will be included in the Workshop Proceedings published by the IEEE Computer Society Press and will be available at the workshops. Detailed information will be available at the conference homepage.

NOTE: as in previous editions of the IAT/WI conferences there will not be a separate workshop or tutorial registration fee. One conference registration will include all workshops and tutorials.

 

 

INVITATION LETTER FOR VISA
To receive an invitation letter for Visa purposes, please send an email to the address wi-iat09@disco.unimib.it with the subject VISA. Please specify your Name, Surname, Afiilliation, Full Adress, Paper id, Title and Authurs of the paper you will present at the WI / IAT 2009 conference.

WIRELESS CONNECTION

Access to the Internet from any public place in Italy is strictly regulated by the Italian Law. To speed up the generation aof a personal userid and password, we kindly ask every attendee to provide personal data and to send an image copy of her/his passport by following the instructions specified at this link: http://www.disco.unimib.it/WI-IAT09