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

June 19-22, 2017, Amantea, Italy







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


Final Program


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



Invited Speakers

Maurizio Lenzerini, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Semantic Technology for Open Data Publishing

Oscar Pastor, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
A WIMS Perspective for Understanding the Human Genome: The Role of Conceptual Modeling



Andrea Calì, Birkbeck University of London, UK
Querying and Searching the Deep Web

Andrea Tagarelli, University of Calabria, Italy
Exploring Lurking Behaviors in Online Social Networks


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: April 24, 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 24, 2017
Camera-ready versions of accepted papers, posters, tutorial papers: May 26, 2017
Author registration deadline: May 30, 2017
Conference: June 19-22, 2017



Authors of accepted papers must register on or before May 30, 2017, by filling one of the following registration forms: WIMS 2017 Registration Form by Credit Card or WIMS 2017 Registration Form by Bank Transfer and send it to info@hotellaprincipessa.it



The venue of WIMS 2017 Conference is the wonderful Amantea, on the Tyrrhenian Coast of Calabria, the most sunny region of the Italian Peninsula in the South Italy, usually called the “Toe of the Boot”.


In particular, the conference venue will be at Hotel Village “La Principessa”, not far from “Lamezia Terme” International Airport and “Lamezia Centrale” train station (see Trenitalia).


“Lamezia Terme” International Airport provides international flights to/from:

- Charleroi-Bruxelles (Ryanair);

- Cologne (Tuifly, Germanwings);

- Düsseldorf (Ryanair, Tuifly, Germanwings);

- Frankfurt (Ryanair);

- Hanover (Tuifly, Germanwings);

- London-Stansted (Ryanair);

- Munich (Tuifly);

- Stuttgart (Tuifly, Germanwings).


With regards to internal flights, the Lamezia Terme Airport is well-connected with:

- Rome Fiumicino (Alitalia, Ryanair);

- Milan Malpensa (Alitalia, Easyjet);

- Milan Linate (Alitalia);

- Bergamo/Milan Orio Al Serio (Ryanair).


For international travelers, the best hub to change the flight for Lamezia Terme is usually Rome Fiumicino.


“Lamezia Terme” International Airport is about 25 Km far away from the Hotel Village “La Principessa” conference venue (see the map below).



The “Lamezia Centrale” train station is well-connected to “Rome Termini” train station (several trains per day).


Travelling by car, the trip to the Hotel Village “La Principessa” can be planned using the Google maps service.



Hotel Village La Principessa will offer special rates for WIMS 2017 conference participants:


- Half-board: 70,00 € per person / per day;

- Full-board: 80,00 € per person / per day;

- Bed & Breakfast: 60,00 € per person / per day;

- Extra charge for single room: 15,00 € per person / per day;

- Extra meal (lunch or dinner) per person € 25,00;

- Transfer from /to the airport /railway-station: per person € 10,00.


For reservations, please send an e-mail reservation to info@hotellaprincipessa.it


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
Danilo Amendola, IRCCS “Bonino-Pulejo”, Italy

Industrial Track Chairs

Luciano Mallamaci, ICT-SUD, Italy
Enzo Mumolo, University of Trieste, Italy
Giorgio Mario Grasso, University of Messina, 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

Achilleas Achilleos, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Jesus Almendros Jimenez, Universidad de Almeria, Spain
Danilo Amendola, IRCCS “Bonino-Pulejo”, Italy
Pasquale Ardimento, University of Bari, Italy
Costin Badica, University of Craiova, Romania
Nick Bassiliades, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Patrice Bellot, LSIS, Aix-Marseille University‚ France
Mario Luca Bernardi, “Giustino Fortunato” University, Italy
David Camacho, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain
Marta Cimitile, “Unitelma” Sapienza University, Italy
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
Rim Faiz IHEC, University of Carthage, Tunisia
Anna Fensel, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Alexander Gelbukh, CIC-IPN, Mexico
Christos Georgiadis, University of Macedonia, Greece
Osvaldo Gervasi, University of Perugia, Italy
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
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
Yiannis Kompatsiaris, CERTH – ITI, Thessaloniki, Greece
Efstratios Kontopoulos, CERTH – ITI, Thessaloniki, Greece
Christoph Lange, University of Bonn, Germany
Anne Laurent, LIRMM, Montpellier University, France
Vincenzo Loia, University of Salerno, Italy
Eetu Mäkelä, Aalto University, Finland
Athanasios Mavropoulos, CERTH, Greece
Eric Medvet, University of Trieste, Italy
Manfred Meyer, Westfälische Hochschule Gelsenkirchen, Bocholt, Recklinghausen, Germany
Enzo Mumolo, University of Trieste, Italy
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
Giovanni Pilato, ICAR-CNR, Italy
Michel Plantié‚ LGI2P - EMA, France
Elvira Popescu, University of Craiova, Romania
Sylvie Ranwez, LGI2P - EMA, France
Giuseppe Rizzo, University of Bari, Italy
Giorgos Stoilos, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Athena Vakali, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Csaba Veres, Universitetet i Bergen, Norway
Paul Warren, KMI, Open University, United Kingdom



For more information and any inquire, please contact Alfredo Cuzzocrea