Cognitive Computing track

We invite research contributions to the “Cognitive Computing” Track of the 27th edition of The Web Conference (WWW 2018), to be held April 23-27, 2018 in Lyon, France (

Cognitive Computing has received increasing attention from academia and industries as it brings cognitive science and computing together for the development of new computational platforms, infrastructures, systems and algorithms. Artificial intelligence and computational intelligence are key elements to succeed in cognitive computing.

The Cognitive Computing track was successfully organized at WWW2017. This year, WWW2018 continues this track with a focus on all applications. Particularly, applications in healthcare, environment, education, sustainability, smart cities and food science are among the important global challenges in 21st Century.

We welcome submissions from academia as well as industry and government sectors. All contributions should focus on the use of cognitive computing. Results obtained by simulations must be validated by experiments or analytical results. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings. All submissions will undergo rigorous peer review by the Cognitive Computing Track program committee.

Topics include (but are not limited to) the following research topics and technologies:

  • Cognitive Computing and WWW topics
    • Cognitive Innovations in WWW
    • Cognitive Computing based on Deep Learning and Reinforcement Algorithms
    • Cognitive computing approaches to crafting, evaluating and intervening for immersive, networked, user experiences
    • Cognitive Computing for Smart Cities Research in the WWW
    • Cognitive Computing for Computational Social Science Theory and Applications
    • Cognitive Computing for Integrating Analytics with Online Texts, Courseware, and Learning Environments to Measure Student Progress and Interaction
    • Cognitive Computing for Data Analytics Platform for Detailed Reporting, Assessment, and Collaboration
    • Cognitive Computing for Visual Analytics to Identify Patterns and Processes for Mining Large Educational Datasets
    • New Business Models for Next Generation Cognitive WWW
    • Context awareness in Cognitive WWW
    • Cognitive Computing for advanced Locomotion and Navigation in WWW
    • Cognitive Computing for Collaboration and Cooperation in WWW
    • Cognitive Computing for Machine Learning Approaches for Advanced Decision Making
    • Cognitive Computing for Data-driven Learning and Assessment
  • Cognitive Computing Technologies
    • Semantics Web and Cognitive Computing
    • Artificial Intelligence/Computational Intelligence in Cognitive Computing
    • Emerging Platforms, Infrastructures, Systems and Algorithms in Cognitive Computing
    • Cognitive computing services in WWW through sophisticated Reasoning/Natural Language Processing/Speech Recognition/Human Computer -Interaction
    • Optimization Design in Cognitive Computing
  • Cognitive Computing / Industry Applications as applied in WWW
    • WWW Cognitive Computing on Healthcare
    • WWW Cognitive Computing in Climate Change
    • WWW Cognitive Computing in Education
    • WWW Cognitive Computing in Sustainability
    • WWW Cognitive Computing for Smart Cities Services in WWW
    • WWW Cognitive Computing in Food Science

Cognitive Computing Track Chairs:

  • Naif Radi Aljohani (King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia)
  • Amir Hussain (University of Stirling, United Kingdom)
  • Jiebo Luo (University of Rochester, USA)
  • Miltiadis D. Lytras (The American College of Greece, Greece)
  • Jacky Xi Zhang (Tianjin University, P. R. China)

Contact: cognitivechairs (at)


Full research papers submissions should not exceed eight pages, and Positioning, Research in Progress, or Industry Papers should not exceed five pages.

Submissions must be made using easychair

Important dates:

  • Cognitive Computing track abstracts submission deadline : 26 October 2017
  • Cognitive Computing track full papers submission deadline : 14 November 2017
  • Cognitive Computing track acceptance notification : 22 December 2017
  • Cognitive Computing track acceptance notification delayed to : 05 January 2018
  • Cognitive Computing track papers final version due : 14 February 2018

All submission deadlines are at 9:00pm HAST.

See copyright note on main CFP page

Program Committee:

  • Marie Helene Abel (Université de technologie de Compiègne, France)
  • Wadee Alhalabi (Effat University, Saudi Arabia)
  • Sachi Arafat (University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK)
  • Nicola Capuano (University of Salerno, Italy)
  • Ernesto Damiani (EBTIC/Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, UAE)
  • Ernesto Davadzo (University of Salerno, Italy)
  • Ramzi Haraty (Lebanese American University, Lebanon)
  • Peiquan Jin (University of Science and Technology, China)
  • Eugenijus Kurilovas (Vilnius University Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Lithuania, Lithuania)
  • Inma Rodríguez-Ardura (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain)
  • Akila Sarirete (Effat University, Saudi Arabia)
  • Chien-wen Shen (National Central University, Taiwan)
  • Miguel Ángel Sicilia (University of Alcala, Spain)
  • Marco Spruit (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)
  • Marco Temperini (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy)
  • Miguel Torres (Miguel Torres-Ruiz, Instituto Polit, Mexico)
  • Yves Wauletet (KU Leuven, Belgium)
  • Jim Wu (National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan)
  • Cornelio Yanez-Marquez (Instituto Polit, Mexico)
  • Leyla Zhuhadar (Western Kentucky University, USA)