学会員メーリングリストアーカイブ (2009年)

[dbjapan] WICOW2009 Deadline Approaching: The 3rd Workshop on Information Credibility on the Web at WWW2009, Madrid, Spain


                                     ****CALL FOR PAPERS****

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

         in conjunction with the 18th World Wide Web Conference 2009

                                  April 20, 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 helps many people to organize 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 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 issue of Web information reliability 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
 Information quality evaluation and visualization
 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 10, 2009 - Paper submission deadline
 February 26, 2009 - Notification of acceptance
 March 6, 2009 - Camera ready deadline
 April 20, 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. 
 Submissions are going to be reviewed by at least three different reviewers. 
 Accepted papers will appear in ACM Digital Library and on WWW2009 Proceedings
 CD.


 * ORGANIZATION *

Workshop Chairs:

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

PC Chair:

 Adam Jatowt (Kyoto University, Japan)

 Program Committee:

 Witold Abramowicz (Poznan University of Economics, Poland)
 Sourav S Bhowmick (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
 Yunbo Cao (Microsoft Research Asia, China)
 James Caverlee (Texas A&M University, USA)
 David Danielson (Stanford University, USA)
 Jean-Yves Delort (Macquarie University, Australia)
 Ke Deng (University of Queensland, Australia)
 Pavel Dmitriev (Yahoo!, USA)
 Rino Falcone (CNR, Italy)
 Marta Indulska (University of Queensland, Australia)
 Kentaro Inui (NAIST, Japan)
 Daxin Jiang (Microsoft Research Asia, China)
 Yoshikiyo Kato (NICT, Japan)
 Yutaka Kidawara (NICT, Japan)
 Nick Koudas (University of Toronto, Canada)
 Marek Kowalkiewicz (SAP Research, Australia)
 Sadao Kurohashi (Kyoto University, Japan)
 Chen Li (UC Irvine, USA)
 Ee-Peng Lim (Singapore Management University, Singapore)
 Li Ma (IBM Research, China)
 Yutaka Matsuo (University of Tokyo, Japan)
 Martin Memmel (DFKI, Germany)
 Miriam Metzger (UCSB, USA)
 Sudha Ram (University of Arizona, USA)
 Shazia Sadiq (University of Queensland, Australia)
 Kazutoshi Sumiya (University of Hyogo, Japan)
 Wei Wang (University of New South Wales, Australia)
 Martin Wolpers (Fraunhofer FIT, Germany)
 Xiaochun Yang (Northeastern University, China)
 Masatoshi Yoshikawa (Kyoto University, Japan)


 * CONTACT *

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