7th ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence, Mining and Semantics

June 19-22, 2017, Amantea, Italy






[Aim and Scope | Conference Location | Submission Guidelines and Instructions | Paper Publication | Important Dates | Program Committee]


Best Papers of WIMS 2017 will be Invited for Extended Submissions to Top-Quality Journals


Special Issues Announced!



Invited Speakers

Maurizio Lenzerini, University “La Sapienza”, Italy

Oscar Pastor, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain



Andrea Calì, Birkbeck University of London, UK

Andrea Tagarelli, University of Calabria, Italy


Aim and Scope

WIMS is a series of peer-reviewed International Computer Science conferences. It is a forum for researchers and practitioners to present their state-of-the-art results in building Intelligent Web, to examine performance characteristics of various approaches in Web-based intelligent information technology, and to cross-fertilize their ideas on the development of Web-based intelligent information management solutions across different domains.


The purpose of the WIMS series is:


- To provide a forum for established researchers and practitioners to present their contributions to the state of the art research and development in Web technology and applications.

- To give doctoral students an opportunity to present their research to a friendly and knowledgeable audience and receive valuable feedback.

- To provide an informal social event where Web technology researchers and practitioners can meet.


WIMS traditionally hosts a small number of short tutorials on the topics related to the scope of the conference series. The role of a WIMS tutorial is to be a theme-oriented comprehensive survey. WIMS also offers its infrastructure and facilities for the organizers of satellite workshops that complement the scope of the conference. The calls for WIMS’17 Tutorials and Workshops are published separately.


WIMS solicits regular and work-in-progress research, discussion papers and industry experience report papers in related fields. Papers exploring new directions or areas are also welcome. In particular but not exclusively the submissions within the following major areas are relevant:


Scalable Web and Data Architectures and Infrastructures

-           Crawling, Caching and Querying Linked (Semantic) Data
-           Dataset Dynamics and Synchronization
-           Big Data Computing
-           User Interfaces and Visualization for the Web of (Linked Semantic) Data at Scale
-           Indexing and Information Extraction from the (Semantic) Deep Web
-           3D Media and Content
-           Sensing Web and the Web of Things
-           Web-Based Health- and Bio- Information Systems
-           Web Security, Integrity, Privacy, and Trust
-           Nature-Inspired Models and Approaches in Web and Data Processing Infrastructures

Web Intelligence (WI)

-           Semantic Agent Systems for WI
-           Advanced Interaction and Communication Paradigms with WI
-           Natural Language / Ontology-/Taxonomy-based / Hybrid Interfaces
-           Intelligence for Visualizing (Linked Semantic) Web Data at scale
-           Intelligence for Big Data Analytics
-           Ubiquitous Intelligence and the Internet of Things
-           WI in Social Media
-           WI in Human Computation and Social Games
-           Opinion Mining / Sentiment Analysis on the Social Web
-           Social Monetization and Computational Advertising
-           Visualizing Social Network Data
-           WI for Services, Grids, and Middleware
-           Nature-Inspired Models and Approaches for WI

Web Mining, Information and Knowledge Extraction

-           Text, Data Stream, Web and Multimedia Content Mining
-           Contextualization and Clustering in Web Mining and Information Extraction
-           Knowledge Extraction and Ontology Learning from the Web
-           Linked Data Mining
-           Information Extraction and Knowledge Discovery from Big Data
-           Mining and Information Extraction from the Deep Web
-           Semantic Deep Web Data Fusion

Web Semantics and Reasoning

-           Knowledge Representation for the Web
-           Ontology Specification: Expressivity Versus Usability
-           Ontologies and Linked Semantic Data
-           Development and Re-Use of Ontologies for the Web
-           Crowdsourcing for Ontology Engineering and Management on the Social Web
-           Lifecycle, Management, and Evolution of Web Ontologies
-           Ontology Merging and Alignment
-           Rule Markup Languages and Systems
-           Semantic Annotation
-           Reasoning: Scalability, Expressivity, Incompleteness, Vagueness, and/or Uncertainty

WIMS Applications

-           Web Applications of  Semantic Agent Systems
-           Semantics-Driven Information Retrieval
-           Semantic Search
-           Intelligent E-Technology and the Semantic Web
-           Intelligence and Semantics for Business Information Management and Integration
-           Intelligence and Semantic Technologies in Digital Media
-           Semantic Technologies in E-Business, E-Commerce, E-Finance, E-Health, E-Science, E-Government, E-Learning
-           WI for Multimedia, Sensors, and Situational Awareness
-           WI for Software and Systems Engineering
-           Quality of Life Technology for Web Access
-           Nature-Inspired Models and Approaches in WIMS Applications

Evaluation and Validation of WIMS Technologies and Applications

-           Evaluation and Validation Methodologies
-           Datasets and Benchmarks for Cross-Evaluations and Competitions
-           Evaluation and Validation Infrastructures
-           Evaluation and Validation Metrics (e.g., Fitness, Quality, Completeness, Correctness, etc.)


Conference Location

Hotel Village La Principessa, Amantea, Italy


Submission Guidelines and Instructions

Five types of submissions are solicited for the main conference:

·       Regular Research Papers

·       Short Research Papers

·       Discussion, Survey, or Problem Analysis Papers

·       Posters


The papers in all the categories should describe original results that have not been accepted or submitted for publication elsewhere. All submissions will be evaluated by at least three members of the international program committee.


Regular Research Papers The papers in this category are the reports on the accomplished research work. They present a novel method, technique or analysis with appropriate empirical or other type of evaluation as a proof of validity. The main evaluation criteria for this category are originality, technical soundness, and the soundness of evaluation. Page Limit: 12 ACM pages.


Short Research Papers The papers in this category are the short reports of the preliminary results or describing the work in progress. The main evaluation criteria for this category are originality, technical correctness, and possible value of the planned results in a short to mid-term perspective. Short papers can be also presented in a form of a poster. Page Limit: 6 ACM pages.


Discussion, Survey, or Problem Analysis Papers The papers solicited in this category will not present any novel method, technique or approach to solving a problem, but help understand the problem itself. Within the genre, we expect receiving reasonable overviews placing a problem onto the state-of-the-art landscape and analyzing how far current solutions fall short. We also expect in-depth discussions and analysis of a certain problem, with clear definitions and argumentation in terms of qualitative or quantitative representation of the main characteristics of the problem. Page Limit: 12 ACM pages.


Posters WIMS poster track is a venue for late-breaking results, ongoing research activities, and speculative or innovative work in progress. This track is intended to provide authors and participants with the ability to connect with each other and to engage in discussions about the work. Posters provide authors with a unique opportunity to draw attention to their work during the conference. Page Limit: 4 ACM pages.


Submissions should be made electronically in PDF or DOC/DOCX (MS/Open Word) format via the electronic submission system of the WIMS’17 Conference Management system at: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=wims2017


Paper Publication

Accepted papers/tutorials/posters will be published by ACM and disseminated through the ACM Digital Library (DL) through the International Conference Proceedings Series (ICPS). A selection of the best WIMS'17 papers will be invited to be revised and extended for the post-conference publication in several special issues of top-quality journals. Special issues announced are on Semantic Web Journal, IOS Press and Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Computing, Springer.


Previous proceedings of WIMS editions are accessible on ACM DL as follows:

- WIMS’11: https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1988688
- WIMS’12: https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2254129
- WIMS’13: https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2479787
- WIMS’14: https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2611040
- WIMS’15: https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2797115
- WIMS’16: https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2912845


Important Dates

Paper submission: March 31, 2017
Submission of tutorial and workshop proposals: January 31, 2017
Notification of acceptance for tutorials and workshops: February 4, 2017
Notification of acceptance for papers/posters: May 15, 2017
Camera-ready versions of accepted papers, posters, tutorial papers: May 24, 2016
Author registration deadline: May 26, 2016
Conference: June 19-22, 2017


Honorary Chairs

Sergio Greco, University of Calabria, Italy

Domenico Saccà, University of Calabria, Italy

WIMS Conferences Chair

Rajendra Akerkar, Western Norway Research Institute, Norway

General Chair

Alfredo Cuzzocrea, University of Trieste & ICAR-CNR, Italy

Program  Chairs

Jannong Cao, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Mohand-Said Hacid, University of Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France

Publicity Chairs

Ladjel Bellatreche, ENSMA, France
Wookey Lee, Inha University, South Korea
Carson Leung, University of Manitoba, Canada

Local Organization Chairs

Cristian Molinaro, University of Calabria, Italy
Clara Pizzuti, ICAR-CNR, Italy
Irina Trubitsyna, University of Calabria, Italy

Industrial Track Chairs

Luciano Mallamaci, ICT-SUD, Italy
Enzo Mumolo, University of Trieste, Italy

Advisory Committee

Grigoris Antoniou, University of Huddersfield, UK
Harold Boley, University of New Brunswick, Canada
James Hendler, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, NY, USA
Guus Schreiber, VU University, The Netherlands
Amit Sheth, Ohio Center of Excellence on Knowledge-enabled Computing, OH, USA

Program Committee (to be completed)

Achilleas Achilleos, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Costin Badica, University of Craiova, Romania
Nick Bassiliades, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Patrice Bellot, LSIS, Aix-Marseille University‚ France
David Camacho, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain
Michael Cochez, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Paulo Cortez, University of Minho, Portugal
Stamatia Dasiopoulou, CERTH – ITI, Thessaloniki, Greece
Maxim Davidovsky Zaporozhye National University, Ukraine
Martine De Cock, Ghent University, Belgium
José Palazzo Moreira de Oliveira, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Portugal
Vadim Ermolayev, Zaporizhzhya National University, Ukraine
Nicola Fanizzi, University of Bari, Italy
Rim Faiz IHEC, University of Carthage, Tunisia
Anna Fensel, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Alexander Gelbukh, CIC-IPN, Mexico
Christos Georgiadis, University of Macedonia, Greece
Florin Gorunescu, University of Craiova, Romania
Anastasios Gounaris, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Paul Groth, VU University, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Sébastien Harispe, LGI2P - EMA, France
Tzung-Pei Hong, National Univesity of Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Yuh-Jong Hu, National Chengchi University, Taiwan
Wei Hu, Nanjing University, China
Ivan Jelinek, Czech Technical University, Czech Republic
Jelena Jovanovic, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Jason Jung, Chung-Ang University, South Korea
Rajaraman Kanagasabai, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore
Randi Karlsen, University of Tromsoe, Norway
Fotis Kokkoras, T.E.I. of Thessaly, Greece
Yiannis Kompatsiaris, CERTH – ITI, Thessaloniki, Greece
Efstratios Kontopoulos, CERTH – ITI, Thessaloniki, Greece
Christoph Lange, University of Bonn, Germany
Anne Laurent, LIRMM, Montpellier University, France
Eetu Mäkelä, Aalto University, Finland
Eric Medvet, University of Trieste, Italy
Manfred Meyer, Westfälische Hochschule Gelsenkirchen, Bocholt, Recklinghausen, Germany
Jacky Montmain, LGI2P - EMA, France
Grzegorz J. Nalepa, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
Jong C. Park, KAIST, South Korea
Tassilo Pellegrini, University of Applied Sciences St. Pölten, Austria
Michel Plantié‚ LGI2P - EMA, France
Elvira Popescu, University of Craiova, Romania
Sylvie Ranwez, LGI2P - EMA, France
Carlos Ruiz, iSOCO, Intelligent Software Component, Madrid, Spain
Monika Solanki, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
Kavitha Srinivas, IBM
Biplav Srivastava, IBM
Giorgos Stoilos, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
François Trousset, LGI2P - EMA, France
Athena Vakali, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Csaba Veres, Universitetet i Bergen, Norway
George Vouros, University of Piraeus, Greece
Paul Warren, KMI, Open University, United Kingdom
Toyohide Watanabe, Nagoya Industrial Science Research Institute, Japan
Cui Zhihua, Taiyuan University of Science and Technology, China



For more information and any inquire, please contact Alfredo Cuzzocrea