学会員メーリングリストアーカイブ (2009年)

[dbjapan] CfP: WWW2009 Workshop on Information Credibility on the Web (WICOW2009)


                              ****CALL FOR PAPERS****

 3rd Workshop on Information Credibility on the Web (WICOW 2009)

         in conjunction with 18th World Wide Web Conference 2009

                       April 20 or 21, 2009, Madrid, Spain
                  http://www.dl.kuis.kyoto-u.ac.jp/wicow3


 * WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION*

 As computers and computer networks become more common, a huge amount
 of information, such as that found in Web documents, has been
 accumulated and circulated. Such information gives many people a
 framework for organizing their private and professional lives.
 However, in general, the quality control of Web content is
 insufficient due to low publishing barriers. In result there is a lot
 of mistaken or unreliable information on the Web that can have
 detrimental effects on users. This situation calls for technology that
 would facilitate judging the trustworthiness of content and the
 quality and accuracy of the information that users encounter on the
 Web. Such technology should be able to handle a wide range of tasks:
 extracting credible information related to a given topic, organizing
 this information, detecting its provenance, clarifying background,
 facts, and other related opinions and the distribution of them, and so
 on. The problem of Web information reliability and Web data quality
 has become also apparent in the view of the recent emergence of many
 popular Web 2.0 applications, the growth of the so-called Deep Web and
 the ubiquity of Internet advertising.


 * TOPICS *

 The aim of this workshop is to provide a forum for discussion on
 issues related to information credibility criteria and the process of
 its evaluation. We invite submissions on any aspect of information
 credibility on the Web. Topics include, but are not limited to:

 Information credibility evaluation and its applications
 Web content analysis for credibility evaluation
 Author's intent detection
 Credibility of Web search results
 Search models and applications for trustworthy content on the Web
 Conflicting opinion detection
 Online media and news credibility
 Multimedia content credibility
 Credibility evaluation of user-generated content
 (e.g., Wikipedia, question answering sites)
 Information credibility evaluation in social networks and Web 2.0 applications
 Analysis of information dissemination on the Web
 (e.g., in blogosphere)
 Spatial and temporal aspects in information credibility on the Web
 Information credibility theory and fundamentals
 Estimation of information age, provenance and validity
 Estimation of author's and publisher's reputation
 Sociological and psychological aspects of information credibility estimation
 Users study for information credibility evaluation
 Persuasive technologies
 Information credibility in online advertising and Internet monetization
 Web spam detection
 Data consistency and provenance
 Processing uncertain data and information


 * KEYNOTE *

Title: User Generated Content: How Good it is?

Speaker: Ricardo Baeza-Yates (Yahoo! Research)

Abstract: See website.


 * IMPORTANT DATES *

 February 3, 2009 - Page submission deadline
 February 26, 2009 - Notification of acceptance
 March 6, 2009 - Camera ready deadline
 April 20 or 21, 2009 - Workshop


 * SUBMISSION *

 Submissions should be sent in English in PDF format. Papers should
 adhere to ACM formatting guidelines and be no longer than 8 pages.
 They must be original and have not been submitted for publication
 elsewhere. We encourage also submission of position papers outlining
 interesting research directions.


 * ORGANIZATION *

 Katsumi Tanaka (Kyoto University, Japan)
 Xiaofang Zhou (University of Queensland, Australia)
 Adam Jatowt (Kyoto University, Japan)

 Program Committee:

 See website.


 * CONTACT *

 Adam Jatowt
 email: adam [at] dl [dot] kuis [dot] kyoto-u [dot] ac [dot] jp
 phone/fax: +81-75-231-4282