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  --- Nov. 10, 2006

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ACM WIDM 2006

CALL FOR PAPERS

SUBMISSION DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACT AND FULL PAPER: EXTENDED TO JULY 17th, 2006

8th ACM International Workshop on Web Information and Data Management (WIDM 2006)

November 10, 2006
Arlington, Virginia, USA

In conjunction with the 15th CIKM 2006
Sponsored by ACM SIGIR and SIGWEB

NEW: Keynote Speach by Sihem Amer-Yahia, Yahoo! Research, USA

NEW: List of accepted papers

NEW: Preliminary Program

SCOPE

ACM WIDM 2006 is the eighth in a series of workshops on Web Information and Data Management to be held in conjunction with the 15th International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM 2006). The objective of the workshop is to bring together researchers, industrial practitioners, and developers to study how the Web information can be extracted, stored, analyzed, and processed to provide useful knowledge to the end users for various advanced database and Web applications.

TOPICS OF INTEREST
  • Web Mining: Web Usage Mining, Web Classification, Web Clustering, Resource Discovery, Web Personalization, Web Data Extraction, Web Structure Mining.
  • Web and XML Data Management: Web Data Models and Meta-data, XML Query Languages, XML Data Storage Systems, XML Indexing, XML Warehousing, XML Data Integration.
  • Semantic Web: Web Annotations, Ontologies, Semantic Web Services.
  • Web Commerce: Web Services, Intelligent Agents on the Web, Web Site Modeling and Design, Advanced XML Tools, Mobile Commerce.
  • Advanced Web Applications: Digital Libraries, Web Portals, Web Visualization Tools, Web Information Filtering.
  • Web Exploration: Web Crawling, Intelligent Web Search Engines.
  • Performance of Web Applications: Web Caching, Web Monitoring.
PAPER SUBMISSION

Please submit your papers at https://msrcmt.research.microsoft.com/WIDM2006/.

Manuscripts should be submitted electronically as PDF files and be formatted using the ACM camera-ready templates available at http://www.acm.org/sigs/pubs/proceed/template.html. Papers cannot exceed 8 pages in length. A website with camera-ready instructions is available at http://www.sheridanprinting.com/typedept/cikm.htm

All accepted papers will appear in the Proceedings published by the ACM Press. The best workshop papers will be invited to be revised and submitted to a special journal issue. For 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005 editions of WIDM, Data & Knowledge Engineering was the journal selected for publication of this special issue. We intend to use this prestigious journal again for the WIDM 2006 special issue. Starting from this year, a one-day workshop schedule will let accommodate regular papers along with a few short papers (whenever applicable).

IMPORTANT DATES
  • Submission of abstract and full paper: July 17th, 2006 11:59:59PM PST    
  • Notification of acceptance: August 21, 2006
  • Camera-ready copy due: August 31, 2006
PROGRAM CO-CHAIRS
PROGRAM COMMITTEE (Confirmed List)

Bernd Amann                      Universite Pierre et Marie Curie        France
Denilson Barbosa                 University of Calgary                   Canada
Daniele Braga                    Politecnico di Milano                   Italy
Vanessa Braganholo               Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro  Brazil
Cindy Chen                       University of Massachussetts, Lowel     USA
Sophie Cluet                     INRIA-Rocquencourt                      France
Mariano Consens                  University of Toronto                   Canada
Alin Deutsch                     University of California San Diego      USA
Enrico Franconi                  Free University of Bolzano              Italy
Ariel Fuxman                     University of Toronto                   Canada
Floris Geerts                    University of Edinburgh                 UK
Giorgio Ghelli                   Universita di Pisa                      Italy
Anastasios Kementsietsidis       University of Edinburgh                 UK
Christoph Koch                   Saarland University                     Germany
Georgia Koutrika                 University of Athens                    Greece
Alexandros Labrinidis            University of Pittsburgh                USA
Dongwon Lee                      Penn State University                   USA
Daniel Lieuwen                   Bell Laboratories                       USA
Sebastian Maneth                 National ICT                            Australia
Amelie Marian                    Rutgers University                      USA
Maarten Marx                     University of Amsterdam                 The Netherlands
Elio Masciari                    Icar-CNR                                Italy
Laurent Mignet                   IBM New Delhi                           India
Dan Olteanu                      Saarland University                     Germany
Dimitris Plexousakis             University of Crete                     Greece
Neoklis Polyzotis                University of California, Santa Cruz    USA
Rachel Pottinger                 University of British Columbia          Canada
Ganesh Ramesh                    Microsoft                               USA
Jerome Simeon                    IBM Watson                              USA
Radu Sion                        State University of NY, StonyBrook      USA
Val Tannen                       University of Pennsylvania              USA
Zografoula Vagena                IBM Almaden Research Center             USA
Maurice Van Keulen               University of Twente                    The Netherlands
Michalis Vazirgiannis            Athens U. of Economics and Business     Greece
Yannis Velegrakis                AT&T Labs Research                      USA
Pierangelo Veltri                University of Catanzaro                 Italy
Anne-Marie Vercoustre            INRIA-Rocquencourt                      France
Ming Xiong                       Bell Laboratories                       USA