WIC Newsletter Issue 1

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            +=====       Web Intelligence Newsletter       =====+
            +=====         Issue 1, September 2002         =====+
            +=====   http://wi-consortium.org/letter.html  =====+
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The Web Intelligence Newsletter is an official electronic publication of the
Web Intelligence Consortium (WIC). Permission to copy and/or re-distribute is
granted, and circulation is encouraged by recipients of the Newsletter,
provided that the entire document/file is kept intact.

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|                       Contents of This Issue                             |
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|  1. Welcome Message from the Web Intelligence Consortium Co-Directors    |
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|  2. CFP - Web Intelligence and Agent Systems: An International Journal   |
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|  3. CFP - The 2003 IEEE/WIC International Joint Conference on            |
|           Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology              |
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|  4. CFP - Annual Review of Intelligent Informatics                       |
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|  5. IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on                         |
|     Computational Intelligence                                           |
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|  6. WIC Structure and Contact Information                                |
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1. Welcome Message from the Web Intelligence Consortium Co-Directors
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Web Intelligence (WI) is a new direction for scientific research and
development that explores the fundamental roles as well as practical
impacts of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and advanced Information
Technology (IT) on the next generation of Web-empowered products,
systems, services, and activities. It is the key and the most urgent
research field of IT in the era of Web and agent intelligence.

At the 24th Annual International Computer Software and Applications
Conference (IEEE COMPSAC) in 2000, we and our colleagues first introduced
Web Intelligence (WI).  In 2001, the first Web Intelligence conference
(WI 2001, http://kis.maebashi-it.ac.jp/wi01/) was successfully held in
Maebashi, Japan.  We have received quick and vast responses, as well
as kind support, from research communities, industry, and reputable
scientific publishers.  To meet the strong demands for participation
and the growing interests in WI, the Web Intelligence Consortium (WIC)
was formed in Spring 2002.

The WIC (http://wi-consortium.org/) is an international non-profit
organization dedicated to promoting world-wide scientific research and
industrial development in the era of Web and agent intelligence.

The major activities of the WIC include:

   - Organizing Web and agent intelligence related conferences and showcases.
   - Publishing Web and agent intelligence related journal and special
     issues of journals, annual reviews, books, and newsletters.
   - Official releases of new industrial solutions, e.g., new tools, systems,
     and standards.
   - Supporting, prompting, and collaborating with WIC Research Centres and
     WI/IAT related companies, and organizational/individual members.

The WIC has a partner relationship with the IEEE Computer Society
Technical Committee on Computational Intelligence (TCCI)
(http://www.cs.uvm.edu/~xwu/tfvi/index.shtml).

We would like to invite everyone, who are interested in the WI related
research and development activities, to join the WIC.  There are
various types of the WIC membership from a Free membership to a Golden
membership.  For more information on how to become a WIC member, please
visit http://wi-consortium.org/member/index.html

We are very grateful to people who have joined or supported us, in
particular, the WIC Advisory Board members: Edward A. Feigenbaum,
Setsuo Ohsuga, Benjamin Wah, Philip Yu, and Lotfi A. Zadeh, all the WIC
Technical Committee Members, as well as the IEEE TCCI Chair: Xindong Wu.
We thank them for their strong support.

In the meanwhile, if you have any suggestions on any possible and
worthwhile activities for the WIC, please feel free to send us a
message.

We look forward to working with you.

Best regards,

Ning Zhong and Jiming Liu
The WIC Co-Directors and Co-Chairs


2. CFP - Web Intelligence and Agent Systems: An International Journal
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     WEB INTELLIGENCE AND AGENT SYSTEMS: An International Journal
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                        Publisher: IOS Press
                           ISSN 1570-1263

           Home Page: http://wi-consortium.org/journal.html

WEB INTELLIGENCE AND AGENT SYSTEMS: An International Journal (WIAS) is
the official journal of the Web Intelligence Consortium (WIC).  WIAS seeks
to collaborate with major societies and international conferences in the
fields.  Presently, it has established a tie with the IEEE/WIC International
Conference on Web Intelligence (WI) and the IEEE/WIC International
Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology (IAT).

WIAS is a peer-reviewed journal, which publishes 4 issues a year, in
both electronic and hard copies.

WIAS aims to achieve a disciplinary balance between Web technology and
intelligent agent technology.  It is committed to deepening the
understanding of computational, logical, cognitive, physical, and
social foundations as well as the enabling technologies for developing
and applying Web-based intelligence and autonomous agents systems.

The journal features high-quality, original research papers (including
state-of-the-art reviews), brief papers, and letters in all
theoretical and technology areas that make up the field of WIAS.
The papers should clearly focus on some of the following areas of
interest:

    o Agent infrastructure and architecture
    o Agent self-organization, learning, and adaptation
    o Agent-based knowledge discovery
    o Agent-mediated markets
    o Autonomy-oriented or autonomic computing
    o Cooperative problem solving
    o Distributed intelligence and emergent behavior
    o Emerging agent-based, Web-based systems and computing paradigms
    o Evaluation and standards for agent-based Web intelligence technologies
    o Grid computing technology
    o Information ecology
    o Knowledge management, networks, and communities
    o Mediators and middleware
    o Ontology engineering
    o Personalization techniques
    o Security issues in Web and agent systems
    o Semantic Web, Web services and interoperability
    o Ubiquitous computing and social intelligence
    o Web information filtering and retrieval
    o Web mining and farming
    o Wisdom Web

Authors are invited to submit complete and original papers, which have
not been published elsewhere and are not currently under consideration
for another journal or conference.

All manuscripts for consideration must be submitted electronically
through an Electronic Submission Form, available from the Web
Intelligence Consortium (WIC) homepage at:
http://wi-consortium.org/journal.html


3. CFP - The 2003 IEEE/WIC International Joint Conference on
         Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology
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The 2003 IEEE/WIC International Conference on Web Intelligence (WI 2003)
and the 2003 IEEE/WIC International Conference on Intelligent Agent
Technology (IAT 2003) will be jointly held in Beijing, China, on
Oct. 13-17, 2003.  The joint conferences will be sponsored by the IEEE
Computer Society Technical Committee on Computational Intelligence (TCCI)
and by the Web Intelligence Consortium (WIC).

For more information, please visit the conference homepages at:
    http://www.comp.hkbu.edu.hk/WI03/
    http://www.comp.hkbu.edu.hk/IAT03/


4. CFP - Annual Review of Intelligent Informatics
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         Publisher: World Scientific Publishing
         Home Page: http://wi-consortium.org/annual.html

ANNUAL REVIEW OF INTELLIGENT INFORMATICS (ARII) is a landmark archival
publication series in the fields of computer science and engineering,
interdisciplinary computational sciences, and information technology.
It is an official publication of the Web Intelligence Consortium (WIC).

Each volume in this Annual Review series is composed of top-quality,
peer-reviewed chapters contributed by leading scholars and
practitioners to provide in-depth, comprehensive reviews as well as
perspectives on some of the most active areas in intelligent
informatics, which include:

          Active Media Interfaces and Systems
          Amorphous Computing
          Artificial Life
          Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems
          Autonomy-Oriented Computation
          Bio-Informatics
          Cognitive Systems
          Complex Adaptive Systems
          Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery
          Databases and Data Warehousing
          Electronic Commerce and Electronic Business
          Foundation of Intelligent Informatics
          Grid Technology
          Human-Computer Interaction
          Information Security, Integrity, Privacy and Trust
          Information Storage and Retrieval
          Information Ecology
          Knowledge Community
          Knowledge Management
          Learning Systems
          Market-Based Computing
          Natural Computing
          Natural Language Processing
          Ontology Engineering
          Self-Organizing Systems
          Social Intelligence
          Soft Computing
          Ubiquitous Computing
          Web Intelligence


5. IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Computational Intelligence
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   Home Page: http://www.cs.uvm.edu/~xwu/tfvi/index.shtml

The Technical Committee on Computational Intelligence (TCCI) of the
IEEE Computer Society deals with tools and systems using biologically
and linguistically motivated computational paradigms, such as
artificial neural networks, fuzzy logic, evolutionary optimization,
self-organization, rough sets, data mining, Web intelligence, intelligent
agent technology, parallel and distributed information processing, and
virtual reality. The TCCI sponsors the IEEE International Conference
on Tools with Artificial Intelligence (ICTAI), and co-sponsors the
IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM) with TC-PAMI,
the IEEE/WIC International Joint Conference on Web Intelligence
and Intelligent Agent Technology (WI/IAT) with the WIC.

If you are a member of the IEEE Computer Society, you may join the
TCCI without cost. Just fill out the form at http://computer.org/tcsignup/
(or at http://hopper.computer.org/correspo.nsf/signup?OpenForm
if the other website does not work).


6. WIC Structure and Contact Information
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WIC Co-Director and Co-Chairs:

	Ning Zhong, Maebashi Institute of Technology, Japan
	Jiming Liu, Hong Kong Baptist University, HK SAR

WIC Newsletter:

	Editor:        Yiyu Yao, University of Regina, Canada
	Assistant: Cory J. Butz, University of Regina, Canada

Advisory Board:

        Edward A. Feigenbaum, Stanford University, USA
               Setsuo Ohsuga, Waseda University, Japan
                Benjamin Wah, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
                   Philip Yu, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, USA
                  L.A. Zadeh, UC Berkeley, USA

Technical Committee:

                Nick Cercone, University of Waterloo, Canada
               Dieter Fensel, Free University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
               Georg Gottlob, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
                 Lakhmi Jain, University of South Australia, Australia
            W. Lewis Johnson, University of Southern California, USA
               Jianchang Mao, Verity Inc., USA
             Toyoaki Nishida, The University of Tokyo, Japan
                  Xindong Wu, University of Vermont, USA
                    Yiyu Yao, University of Regina, Canada

WIC Newsletter homepage:  http://wi-consortium.org/letter.html
 To become a WIC member:  http://wi-consortium.org/member/index.html

Contact Information:

Professor Ning Zhong (Co-Director and Co-Chair, WIC)
Department of Information Engineering
Maebashi Institute of Technology
460-1, Kamisadori-Cho, Maebashi-City 371-0816
Japan

Telephone & Fax: +81-27-265-7366
E-mail: zhong at maebashi-it.ac.jp
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