Call for Participation (IEEE/WIC WI-IAT'03)

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Mon Aug 18 09:00:53 EST 2003


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CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
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IEEE/WIC International Conference on Web Intelligence (WI'03)
IEEE/WIC International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology (IAT'03)

October 13-16, 2003, Lord Nelson Hotel, Halifax, Canada

Sponsored and organized by The IEEE Computer Society and 
Web Intelligence Consortium (WIC)

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!!! Advance Registration by 13 September 2003 !!!
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 On-line registration (and other information) at
       http://www.comp.hkbu.edu.hk/WI03
       http://www.comp.hkbu.edu.hk/IAT03
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Following the great success of previous WI and IAT conferences, WI'03
and IAT'03 will provide a leading international forum for researchers
and practitioners (1) to present the state-of-the-art WI and agent
technologies, and (2) to cross-fertilize ideas on the development of 
Web-based intelligent information systems as well as new models, new
methodologies, and new tools for building a variety of embodiments of
agent-based systems.


INVITED TALKS
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WI'03 and IAT'03 feature 5 invited/keynote talks:

"Web Intelligence and Fuzzy Logic"
Professor Lotfi A. Zadeh
University of California, Berkeley
Director, Berkeley Initiative in Soft Computing (BISC)
http://www.cs.berkeley.edu/~zadeh/

"Mining and Monitoring Data Streams"
Dr. Philip S. Yu
Manager of the Software Tools and Techniques Group
IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
http://www.research.ibm.com/people/p/psyu/

"Reasoning about Cooperation"
Professor Michael Wooldridge
Department of Computer Science, University of Liverpool
http://www.csc.liv.ac.uk/~mjw/

"Web information Extraction with Lixto: Visual Logic and Expressive Power"
Professor Georg Gottlob
Head of Department of Computer Science
Vienna University of Technology
http://www.dbai.tuwien.ac.at/staff/gottlob/

"Grid Research in China and the Vega Grid Project at ICT"
Professor Zhiwei Xu
Deputy Director of the Institute of Computing Technology
Chinese Academy of Sciences
http://www.ict.ac.cn/page/xzw.htms


TUTORIALS AND WORKSHOPS (Oct. 13)
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The Tutorial and Workshop programs of WI'03 and IAT'03 include:

T1: "A Glimpse at the Future of Agent Technology"
    Jeffrey M. Bradshaw, Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, 
    Pensacola, FL USA

T2: "Adaptive Web-based Systems: Technologies and Examples"
    Peter Brusilovsky, University of Pittsburgh, USA

W1: Workshop on Knowledge Grid and Grid Intelligence
    http://www.comp.hkbu.edu.hk/~william/KGGI03/index.html

W2: Workshop on Applications, Products and Services of Web-based 
    Support Systems
    http://www2.cs.uregina.ca/~jtyao/Workshop_WI03/Workshop_WI03.html

W3: Workshop on Collaboration Agents: Autonomous Agents for
    Collaborative Environments
    http://www.cs.unb.ca/~ghorbani/ca/index.html          


MAIN CONFERENCE (Oct. 14-16)
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The main conference of WI'03 and IAT'03 contains 13 WI sessions
and 14 IAT sessions. All the papers were selected from the 592
submissions received from over 48 countries and regions.

WI'03 Technical Sessions:

Categorization and Ranking
Collaborative Filtering and Recommendation
Context-Aware Computing
E-Business and E-Technology
Intelligent Human-Web Interaction
Ontology Engineering
Web Agents
Web Information Extraction and Management
Web Information Search and Retrieval
Web Mining and Data Engineering
Web Prefetching
Web Services
Web Topology and Social Networks

IAT'03 Technical Sessions:

Agent Behaviors and Reinforcement Learning
Agent-Based Simulation
Autonomous Auctions
Autonomous Information Services
Autonomy-Oriented Computing (AOC)
Cooperative Problem Solving
Distributed Problem Solving
Embodied Agents and Applications
Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining Agents
Mobile Agents
Multi-Agent Modeling and Methodology
Pricing and Negotiation
Task-Oriented Agents
Ubiquitous and E-Technology Agents

(NOTE: WI'03 acceptance rates are: 16% for Regular Papers and 20%
for Short Papers. IAT'03 acceptance rates are: 23% and 20%,
respectively.)

SOCIAL PROGRAM
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The WI'03 and IAT'03 joint conference offers an exciting social
program; the Lobster Banquet will naturally become one of the
conference highlights.


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