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WebCBR 2009 : WebCBR: Reasoning from Experiences on the Web


When Jul 21, 2009 - Jul 21, 2009
Where Seattle, Washington, USA
Submission Deadline Apr 17, 2009
Notification Due May 8, 2009
Final Version Due Jun 5, 2009
Categories    web

Call For Papers

Advances in web technology have led to vast amounts of user generated experiential web content in the form of blogs, emails, reviews and opinions. Proliferation of web content invariably also means significant increases in web usage. Typically many users will have similar searching and browsing needs and should ideally benefit from this commonality.

The WebCBR workshop will explore ways in which Case-Based Reasoning (CBR) can advance web technology in two ways. Firstly by enabling better analysis, retrieval and reuse of experiential knowledge residing on the web. Secondly by harnessing web usage experiences to improve browsing and searching.

We are keen to showcase research on novel indexing and reasoning schemes that go beyond link analysis and exploit folksonomies as well as ontologies, search and browsing that exploits novel evidence combination techniques from text, multimedia, user content and user interactions. This calls for hybrid approaches that draw from, and extend, research in related areas (e.g. Information Retrieval, Machine Learning, Computational Linguisitics, Information Extraction, Text Mining and adaptive user interfaces).


Topics will include, but not be limited to, the following:

* How to express experiences
* How to analyze and use people's web content
* How to develop and use folksonomies
* How to integrate ontologies and domain knowledge
* How to capture and exploit user interaction for web search and browsing
* How to express a user's needs for other people's experiences
* How to capture and exploit the experiential content in social software technologies

Format and Submission

Workshop papers should be submitted in Springer LNCS format, which is the format required for the final camera-ready copy, with a maximum of 10 pages for full papers and 5 pages for short (position) papers. Authors' instructions along with LaTeX and Word macro files are available on the web

Full papers in PDF format should be submitted using the ICCBR-09 EasyChair Conference Site and the WebCBR workshop 2 track submission facility.

Important Dates

* April 17th, 2009: Deadline for workshop paper submission
* May 8th, 2009: Notification of acceptance for workshop papers
* June 5th, 2009: Final camera ready copies
* July 21st, 2009:Workshop

Organising Committee

* Derek Bridge, University College Cork, Ireland
* Enric Plaza, IIIA-CSIC, Catalonia, Spain
* Nirmalie Wiratunga, Robert Gordon University, Scotland, UK

Program Committee

* Klaus-Dieter Althoff, University of Hildesheim, Germany
* Ralph Bergmann, University of Trier, Germany
* Sutanu Chakraborti, IIT Chennai, India
* Paulo Gomes, University of Coimbra, Portugal
* David Leake, Indiana University, USA
* Ashwin Ram, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
* Barry Smyth, University College Dublin, Ireland
* Brigitte Trousse, INRIA, France

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