Call for Workshop Proposals

The First Doctoral Workshop
2008 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Joint Conference on
Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology


This one-day doctoral workshop will have a strong focus on Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology, and covers some recent and trendy topics and applications. During the Workshop, doctoral students will be invited to share their current thesis work-in-progress with their peers and with an international panel of academic staff.

The aims of the Doctoral Workshop include:

To provide an opportunity for research/graduate students to interact closely with established researchers in their fields,  receive feedback on their work and get advice on managing their careers.
To present the ongoing doctoral projects and discuss possibilities of development for new ones.
To provide a forum for interaction between students/young researchers from different countries and following different programmes. To stimulate interchange of ideas and knowledge between them in an attempt to broaden and enrich their pursuit for scientific excellence in the area of WI-IAT.
To discuss on challenging problems and larger projects in different countries, and potential commercial projects.

Much effort will be devoted to bringing together in one place both rookie and experienced researchers, and to stimulating a vivid discussion and exchange of ideas. Several established researchers in the areas of WI and IAT will be invited to participate and discuss with younger colleagues.

The workshop will consist of several presentations by contributing authors. The lenght and distribution of presentations will depend on number and topics of contributions. The organisers plan to provide sufficient amount of time for questions as well as formal and informal  discussion.

As the  Doctoral Workshop at the 2008 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Joint Conference on Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology (WI-IAT'08) is the first of its kind, both organisers and participants will be able to collect new experiences. We strongly believe that by providing this platform for exchange of knowledge between young researchers it will be possible to give them strong feeling that the participation in WI-IAT'08 has contributed to their personal development. It is also an opportunity for documenting the progress of one's work in a way that is widely recognised.

Proceedings and Post-workshop Publications

The Workshop proceedings volume  will be published by IEEE Computer Society Press, to be indexed by EI. All accepted contributions will be included in the volume.

Important Dates
Camera-ready of accepted papers:September 30, 2008
Workshop day:December 9, 2008



The Workshop will take place on Tuesday, December 9, 2008 in room CM05C.02.37, Building 5, UTS Haymarket Campus.

Time Id Author Title
9:00-9:30   Organisers Introduction(s)
9:30-10:00 SI204 Milly Kc, Markus Hagenbuchner, and Ah Chung Tsoi A Scalable Lightweight Distributed Crawler for crawling with limited resources
10:00-10:30 SI201 Olga C. Santos Recommending in inclusive lifelong learning scenarios: identifying and managing runtime situations

Coffee break

11:00-11:30 SI207 Sweah Liang Yong, Markus Hagenbuchner, and Ah Chung Tsoi Ranking Web Pages using Machine Learning Approaches
11:30-12:00 SI208 Gavin Shaw, Yue Xu, and Shlomo Geva Utilizing Non-Redundant Association Rules from Multi-Level Datasets
12:00-12:30 SI206 Matthias Quasthoff Enlightenment 2.0: Facilitating User Control in Distributed Collaborative Applications

Lunch break

14:00-14:30 SI205 Justus Bross Weblogs, a promising new form for
14:30-15:00 SI211 Zeeshan-ul-hassan Usmani and Daniel Kirk Extreme Conditions for Intelligent Agents
15:00-15:30 SI203 Ching Man Au Yeung, Nicholas Gibbins, and Nigel Shadbolt Collective User Behaviour and Tag Contextualisation in Folksonomies

Coffee break

16:00-16:30 SI202 Guoyin Wang, and Feng Hu Huge Data Mining Based on Rough Set Theory and Granular Computing
16:30-17:00 SI210 Chao Luo, Yanchang Zhao, Yuming Ou, Longbing Cao, and Chengqi Zhang Exception Mining on Multiple Time Series in Stock Market
17:00-17:30 SI209 Xujuan Zhou Two-Stage Model for Information Filtering
17:30-18:00 Ir290 Hayfa Zgaya, David Tang, Slim Hammadi, and Francis Bretaudeau Negotiation Protocol According To The Perturbation Impact In a Multi-Agent Supply Chain System For The Crisis Management


Each presentation is alloted 30 minutes, including the time for discussion (Q&A, remarks).

Honorary Chair
Prof. Andrzej Skowron Warsaw University, Poland
Program Committee
Longbing CaoUniversity of Technology Sydney, Australia
Barbara Dunin-KępliczWarsaw University, Poland
Vladimir GorodetskySt.Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation of RAS, Russia
Yuefeng LiQueensland University of Technology, Australia
Pawan LingrasSt. Mary's University, Canada
Jiming LiuHong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
Jie LuUniversity of Technology Sydney, Australia
Hung Son NguyenWarsaw University, Poland
Toyoaki Nishida Kyoto University, Japan
Gabriella PasiUniversity of Milano–Bicocca, Italy
Dominik ŚlęzakInobright Inc., Canada/Poland
Liz SonenbergUniversity of Melbourne, Australia
Guoyin WangChongqing University of Posts and Telecom, China
YiYu YaoUniversity of Regina, Canada
Ning  ZhongWI Consortium
Workshop Organisers
Marcin Szczuka Warsaw University, Poland
Ryszard Kowalczyk Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Hui Wang University of Ulster, UK
Xiaohui TaoQueensland University of Technology, Australia
Contact Information
With all the questions regarding local organisation, registration and the main WI-IAT'08 conference please refer to contacts at main WI-IAT 2008 Website(s).

With questions specific to Doctoral Workshop please contact:

Dr Marcin Szczuka
Institute of Mathematics, Warsaw University
Banacha 2, 02-097 Warsaw, Poland
fax: +48 22 5544300

We are looking forward to meeting you in Sydney

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