Lyon, France
23 - 27 April 2018

CFP
for
Web Content Analysis,
Semantics,

and Knowledge

We invite research contributions for the Web Content Analysis, Semantics, and Knowledge track at the 27th edition of The Web Conference (WWW 2018), to be held April 23-27, 2018 in Lyon, France (https://www2018.thewebconf.org).

The Web Content Analysis, Semantics, and Knowledge Track, welcomes submissions of original, high-quality papers related to the analysis of web data in all its forms, ranging from the content itself to the associated entities and related metadata. We also welcome the application of such analyses for knowledge generation and structuring, predictive analytics, topic discovery, pattern recognition, and other novel tasks. In previous years, ‘content analysis’ and ‘semantic and knowledge’ were in separate track. This year, we combined these tracks to emphasize the close relationship between these topics; the use of content to curate knowledge and the use of knowledge to guide content analysis and intelligent usage. Papers can focus on one or both topics.

Topics of interest include:

  • Content analysis, clustering, summarisation, and classification
  • Information extraction
  • Data discovery and consolidation
  • Multi-lingual and cross-lingual analysis and mining
  • Event extraction, modeling, and monitoring
  • Sentiment analysis and opinion mining
  • Analysis of online reviews
  • Analysis and measurements of Web evolution
  • Information visualization as applied to Web data
  • Content-based information diffusion
  • Predictive analytics over Web and social media
  • Detecting and tracking deceptions, fakes and disinformation
  • Content recommendation
  • Algorithms for large-scale content mining
  • Gender and algorithmic bias in content analysis
  • Bridging unstructured and structured data
  • Statistical, semantic, and hybrid models for content analysis
  • Semantic data extraction, linking, and integration
  • Knowledge representation, querying, and reasoning
  • Knowledge generation, ranking, validation, and representation
  • Scalable techniques for creating large, web-based, structured, reusable, knowledge graphs
  • Use of semantic annotations for improving search, browsing, personalization, and advertising.
  • Semantics to enable intelligent or human-like behavior and human actions
  • Semantic-driven web content curation
  • Tools, datasets, and benchmarks, made available to researchers and practitioners
  • Web content analysis for societal challenges (e.g., climate change, terrorism, aging, sustainability)
  • Novel applications

Track Chairs:

  • Amr Ahmed (Google, USA)
  • Harith Alani (Knowledge Media institute, The Open University, UK)

Contact: www2018-content-analysis (at) googlegroups.com

Program Committee

  • Muhammad Intizar Ali (Insight Centre for Data Analytics, NUI Galway, Ireland)
  • Faisal Alkhateeb (Yarmouk University, Jordan)
  • Avishek Anand (Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany)
  • Pramod Anantharam (Bosch Research and Technology Center, USA)
  • Lora Aroyo (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
  • Sören Auer (University of Hannover, Germany)
  • Payam Barnaghi (University of Surrey, UK)
  • Roberto Bayardo (Google, USA)
  • Srikanta Bedathur (IBM Research, India)
  • Zohra Bellahsene (University of Montpellier, France)
  • Chris Biemann (University of Hamburg, Germany)
  • Christian Bizer (University of Mannheim, Germany)
  • Kalina Bontcheva (University of Sheffield, United Kingdom)
  • Uldis Bojars (University of Latvia, Latvia)
  • John Breslin (Insight Centre for Data Analytics, NUI Galway, Ireland)
  • Paul Buitelaar (Insight Centre for Data Analytics, NUI Galway, Ireland)
  • Pete Burnap (Cardiff University, United Kingdom)
  • Gregoire Burel (The Open University, United Kingdom)
  • Pierre-Antoine Champin (Université de Lyon, France)
  • Kevin Chang (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)
  • Thierry Charnois (LIPN CNRS, Université Paris 13, France)
  • Wanxiang Che (Harbin Institute of Technology, China)
  • Keke Chen (Wright State University, USA)
  • Zhiyuan Chen (Google, USA)
  • Simona Colucci (Politecnico di Bari, Italy)
  • Oscar Corcho (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain)
  • Philippe Cudré-Mauroux (University of Fribourg, Switzerland)
  • Peng Cui (Tsinghua University, China)
  • Mathieu D’Aquin (National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland)
  • Victor de Boer (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands)
  • Enrico Daga (The Open University, UK)
  • Thierry Declerck (DFKI GmbH, Germany)
  • Hongbo Deng (Google, USA)
  • Stefan Dietze (L3S Research Center, Germany)
  • Alex Dimakis (UT Austin, USA)
  • Carlotta Domeniconi (George Mason University, USA)
  • Derek Doran (Wright State University, USA)
  • Mauro Dragoni (Fondazione Bruno Kessler – FBK, Italy)
  • Eduard Dragut (Temple University, USA)
  • Vadim Ermolayev (Zaporizhzhya National Univ., Ukraine)
  • Jérôme Euzenat (INRIA & Univ. Grenoble Alpes, France)
  • Anna Fensel (Semantic Technology Institute (STI) Innsbruck, University of Innsbruck, Austria)
  • Alberto Fernandez (CETINIA. University Rey Juan Carlos, Spain)
  • Miriam Fernandez (Knowledge Media Institute, The Open University, UK)
  • Sébastien Ferré (Université de Rennes 1, France)
  • Tim Finin (University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA)
  • Lorenz Fischer (Sentient Machines, United Kingdom)
  • Benjamin C. M. Fung (McGill University, Canada)
  • Fabien Gandon (Inria, France)
  • Anna Lisa Gentile (IBM Research Almaden, USA)
  • C. Lee Giles (Pennsylvania State University, USA)
  • Jose Manuel Gomez-Perez (Expert System, Spain)
  • Paul Groth (Elsevier Labs, Netherlands)
  • Tudor Groza (The Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Australia)
  • Quanquan Gu (University of Virginia, USA)
  • Kalpa Gunaratna (Samsung Research America, USA)
  • Olaf Görlitz (Chefkoch GmbH, Germany)
  • Peter Haase (metaphacts, Germany)
  • Armin Haller (Australian National University, Australia)
  • Sanda Harabagiu (University of Texas at Dallas, USA)
  • Andreas Harth (AIFB, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)
  • Olaf Hartig (Linköping University, Sweden)
  • Conor Hayes (Insight Centre for Data Analytics, NUI Galway, Ireland)
  • Jingrui He (Arizona State University, USA)
  • Yulan He (Aston University, United Kingdom)
  • Tom Heath (Open Data Institute, United Kingdom)
  • Aidan Hogan (DCC, Universidad de Chile, Chile)
  • Geert-Jan Houben (TU Delft, Netherlands)
  • Dirk Hovy (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)
  • Wei Hu (Nanjing University, China)
  • Xia Ben Hu (Texas A&M University, USA)
  • Yingjie Hu (University of Tennessee Knoxville, USA)
  • Ioana Hulpus (University of Mannheim, Germany)
  • Seung-Won Hwang (Yonsei University, South Korea)
  • Robert Jäschke (L3S Research Center, Germany)
  • Lalana Kagal (MIT, USA)
  • Pavan Kapanipathi (IBM Research, USA)
  • Tomi Kauppinen (Department of Computer Science, Aalto University School of Science, Finland)
  • Takahiro Kawamura (Japan Science and Technology Agency, Japan)
  • Hong-Gee Kim (Seoul National University, South Korea)
  • Younghoon Kim (Hanyang University, South Korea)
  • Farshad Kooti (Facebook, USA)
  • Patty Kostkova (University College London, UK)
  • Adila A. Krisnadhi (Wright State University, USA & Universitas Indonesia, Indonesia)
  • Tobias Kuhn (VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands)
  • Wai Lam (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
  • Patrick Lambrix (Linköping University, Sweden)
  • Steffen Lamparter (Siemens AG, Corporate Technology, Germany)
  • Agnieszka Lawrynowicz (Poznan University of Technology, Poland)
  • Ben Leong (Educational Testing Service, USA)
  • Fangtao Li (Google, USA)
  • Juanzi Li (Tsinghua University, China)
  • Sujian Li (Peking University, China)
  • Chenghua Lin (University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom)
  • Shou-De Lin (National Taiwan University, Taiwan)
  • Vanessa Lopez (IBM Research, Ireland)
  • Thomas Lukasiewicz (University of Oxford, United Kingdom)
  • Alexander Löser (Beuth Hochschule für Technik Berlin, Germany)
  • Andrea Maurino (Università Degli Studi di Milano – Bicocca, Italy)
  • Alessandra Mileo (Dublin City University, INSIGHT Centre for Data Analytics, Ireland)
  • Dunja Mladenic (Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia)
  • Alessandro Moschitti (Qatar Computing Research Institute, Italy)
  • Ani Nenkova (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
  • Andriy Nikolov (metaphacts GmbH, Germany)
  • Alice Oh (KAIST, South Korea)
  • Constantin Orasan (University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom)
  • Francesco Osborne (The Open University, United Kingdom)
  • Jeff Z. Pan (University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom)
  • Sinno Jialin Pan (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
  • Weike Pan (Shenzhen University, China)
  • Jian Pei (Simon Fraser University, Canada)
  • Sujan Perera (IBM Research, San Jose, CA, USA)
  • Silvio Peroni (University of Bologna, Italy)
  • H. Sofia Pinto (Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal)
  • Vassilis Plachouras (Thomson Reuters, United Kingdom)
  • Maya Ramanath (IIT Delhi, India)
  • Alan Ritter (The Ohio State University, USA)
  • Achim Rettinger (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)
  • Harald Sack (FIZ Karlsruhe, Leibniz Institute for Information Infrastructure & KIT Karlsruhe, Germany)
  • Hassan Saif (The Open University, United Kingdom)
  • Yasushi Sakurai (Kumamoto University, Japan)
  • Scott Sanner (University of Toronto, Canada)
  • Ansgar Scherp (Kiel University and ZBW, Kiel, Germany)
  • Stefan Schlobach (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands)
  • Satoshi Sekine (New York University, USA and AIP, Japan)
  • Luciano Serafini (Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy)
  • Saeedeh Shekarpour (Knoesis Center, USA)
  • Kyuseok Shim (Seoul National University, South Korea)
  • Advaith Siddharthan (KMi, The Open University, United Kingdom)
  • Kevin Small (Amazon, USA)
  • Milan Stankovic (Sépage & STIH, Université Paris-Sorbonne, France, France)
  • Yizhou Sun (UCLA, USA)
  • York Sure-Vetter (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany)
  • Pedro Szekely (USC/Information Sciences Institute, USA)
  • Kartik Talamadupula (IBM Research, USA)
  • Annette Ten Teije (VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands)
  • Thanassis Tiropanis (University of Southampton, United Kingdom)
  • Raphaël Troncy (EURECOM, France)
  • Charalampos Tsourakakis (Harvard University, USA)
  • Alejandro A. Vaisman (Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires, Argentina)
  • Maria Esther Vidal (Universidad Simon Bolivar, Venezuela)
  • Fabio Vitali (University of Bologna, Italy)
  • Svitlana Volkova (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA)
  • V.G.Vinod Vydiswaran (University of Michigan, USA)
  • Simon Walk (Graz University of Technology, Austria)
  • Xiaojun Wan (Peking University, China)
  • Zhichun Wang (Beijing Normal University, China)
  • Ji-Rong Wen (Renmin University of China, China)
  • Hui Xiong (Rutgers University, USA)
  • Cong Yu (Google Research, USA)
  • Ziqi Zhang (Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom)
  • Chengqing Zong (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)

Important dates:

  • Research tracks abstracts submission deadline : 26 October 2017
  • Research tracks full papers submission deadline : 31 October 2017
  • Research tracks acceptance notification : 22 December 2017
  • Research tracks papers final version due : 14 February 2018

All submission deadlines are at 9:00pm HAST.

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