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The WI'09 / IAT'09 program will include tutorials providing in-depth background on subjects that are of broad interest to the Web Intelligence and/or the Intelligent Agents communities.

Proposals are solicited for either short (2 hours) or long (4 hours) tutorials on any aspect of Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology, including

  • Agent Systems Modeling and Methodology

  • Applications of Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology

  • Autonomous Auctions and Negotiation

  • Autonomous Knowledge and Information Agents

  • Autonomy-Oriented Computing (AOC)

  • Distributed Problem Solving

  • Intelligent e-Technology

  • Intelligent Human-Web Interaction

  • Knowledge Grids and Grid Intelligence

  • Semantics and Ontology Engineering

  • Social Networks and Social Intelligence

  • Web Agents

  • Web Information Retrieval and Filtering

  • Web Mining and Farming

  • Web Services

  • Web Support Systems

  • WI Foundations

  • World Wide Wisdom Web (W4)

For a more detailed list of potential topics see

Each tutorial should cover a single topic in detail. For example, tutorials may cover a WI/IAT topic in depth, introduce an emerging application for WI/IAT technologies, or update the WI/IAT communities on recent advances in related fields.

Proposals for tutorials, in .pdf format, should consist of an outline and background information on
the presenter(s). The tutorial outline should be limited to 2 pages and contain the following information:

  1. Title and abstract of the tutorial

  2. Proposed duration: 2 hours or 4 hours

  3. Description of intended audience: to whom is the tutorial going to be of interest

  4. Description of prerequisite knowledge: what background the attendees should already have

  5. Detailed outline

The background information on the presenter(s) should be limited to 2 pages and contain:

  1. Names, affiliations, homepages and contact details of all the presenters

  2. Short biographies, including main publications related to the topic of the proposed tutorial

  3. Information about previous tutorials given by the same presenters (title, conference, year, number of attendees, etc.)

Tutorial materials such as handouts and slides can be included with the proposal if already available from past editions of the same tutorial

Tutorial proposals should be sent to both tutorial chairs by e-mail. The submissions will undergo peer review, and tutorials to be presented will be selected by members of the Tutorials Program Committee.

Participation in all tutorials will be free to all registrants to the main conference, i.e., there is going to be no separate tutorial registration fee. As a consequence, there is going to be no honorarium or reimbursement of expenses paid to the tutorial speaker; tutorial presenters will obtain free registration to the conference, though.


Tutorial submissions:                                   April 30, 2009  EXTENDED
Acceptance/rejection notifications:               May 26, 2009  EXTENDED
Camera-ready copy of tutorial handouts:      July 31, 2009
WI-IAT’09 Tutorials:                                  September 15, 2009
WI-IAT’09 Conference:                              September 16-18, 2009


Mohand Boughanem,
Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France

Fabrizio Sebastiani,
National Council of Research, Pisa, Italy