[Computational-biology] CFP: WImBI 2007

Jia Hu via comp-bio%40net.bio.net (by wiiat from kis-lab.com)
Fri May 11 23:43:27 EST 2007

                     International Workshop on 
       New Computing Paradigms for Web Intelligence meets Brain Informatics 
                             (WImBI 2007)

          for IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conferences on WI/IAT
                2-5 November 2007, Silicon Valley, USA

This workshop is based on a new perspective of Web Intelligence (WI) research in terms of Brain Informatics (BI), which is a new interdisciplinary field to study human information processing mechanism systematically from both macro and micro points of view by cooperatively using experimental cognitive neuroscience and WI centric advanced information technology. 

We argue that new instrumentation (fMRI etc.) and advanced information technology are causing an impending revolution in Web intelligence and Brain Sciences (BS). This revolution is bi-directional: new understanding and discovery of human intelligence models in BS will yield a new generation of WI research and development; and WI based portal techniques will provide a new powerful platform for BS.

The synergy between WI with BI will yield profound advances in the analysing and understanding of the mechanism of data, knowledge, intelligence and wisdom, as well as their relationship, organization and creation process. It means that fundamental and implementation of Web intelligence will be studied as a central topic and in a unique way. It will fundamentally change the nature of information technology in general and artificial intelligence in particular, towards human-level Web intelligence.

The main themes, to be addressed include, but not limited to:

1.	Intelligent and knowldge-based technologies in Web Intelligence (WI)
•	Web Data Mining and Reasoning
•	Ontology Engineering and Sematic Web
•	Social Networks Mining
•	Web Information Gathering
•	Adaptive Web and Information Foraging 
•	Web Agent Technology
•	Granular Computing (GrC) for WI
•	Autonomy-Oriented Computing (AOC) for WI
•	Web Support Systems
•	Intelligent E-Technology
•	Active Media Technology
2.	Studies on human intelligence as explored in neuroscience, cognitive psychology, and brain science instrumentation. 
•	Biologically Motivated Intelligent Algorithms and Systems
•	Brain Informatics for WI
•	Computational Modeling of Cognitive Processing
•	Databasing the Brain and Brain Information Base Construction
•	Developing Brain Informatics Data Grid and Research Support Portals        
•	Human Level WI
•	Knowledge Representation and Discovery in Neuroimaging
•	Multimodal Information Fusion for Brain Image Interpretation
•	New Cognitive Models for WI
•	New Computational Models for WI
•	Statistical Analysis and Pattern Recognition in  Neuroimaging
3.	WIC (Web Intelligence Consortium) research centres reports.  


Papers will be published by IEEE-CS Press. The length of accepted papers should NOT exceed 4 pages (IEEE-CS format, extra payment is only available for one more extra page). Also a selected number of accepted papers will be expanded and revised for inclusion in several special issues. 




June 20, 2007:			Full workshop papers submission
August 2, 2007: 		Notification of paper acceptance
August 17, 2007: 		Camera-ready of accepted papers
November 2-5, 2007: 		Workshops


Dieter Fensel, University of Innsbruck, Austria (dieter.fensel from deri.org)
Yuefeng Li, Queensland University of Technology, Australia (y2.li from qut.edu.au)
Yulin Qin, Carnegie Mellon University, USA (yulinq from yahoo.com)

Program Committee:

Jiyuan An, Deakin University, Australia, jiyuan from deakin.edu.au, 
Hui Wang, Ulster Univeristy, UK,  h.wang from ulster.ac.uk, 
Jigui Sun, Jilin University, China, jgsun from jlu.edu.cn
Yue Xu, Queensland University of Technology, Australia,  yue.xu from qut.edu.au, 
Raymond Lau, City University, Hong Kong, raylau from cityu.edu.hk, 
Longbing Cao, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia, lbcao from it.uts.edu.au, 
Yiyu Yao, University of Regina, Canada, yyao from cs.uregina.ca, 
Pawan Lingras,  SMU, Canada,  < pawan from cs.smu.ca>, 
Chunping Li, Tsinghua University, China, cli from tsinghua.edu.cn, 
Guoyin Wang, Chongqing Univeristy of Technology, China, wanggy from cqupt.edu.cn, 
Shichao Zhang, UTS, Australia, zhangsc from it.uts.edu.au, 
Frank van Harmelen, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Frank.van.Harmelen from cs.vu.nl 
Hamish Cunningham, University of Sheffield, hamish from dcs.shef.ac.uk
Lael Schooler, Max Planck Institute Berlin, schooler from mpib-berlin.mpg.de  
Michael Witbrock, CYC, witbrock.cyc.com from gmail.com
Stijn Heymans, University of Innsbruck, Austria, stijn.heymans from deri.org 
Peter Brezany, University of Vienna, Austria brezany from par.univie.ac.at 
Joongmin Choi, Hanyang University, Korea, jmchoi from cse.hanyang.ac.kr 
Yanqing Zhang, Georgia State University, USA, yzhang from cs.gsu.edu 
Shusaku Tsumoto, Shimane University, Japan, tsumoto from computer.org 
Mariofanna Milanova, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, USA, mgmilanova from ualr.edu  
Duoqian Miao, Tongji University, China, ldgyq2003 from yahoo.com.cn 
Wenyu Qu, Dalian Maritime University, China, eunice_01 from 163.com 
Gisela Susanne Bahr, Florida Institute of Technology, USA, gbahr from fit.edu

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