Scope of the Workshop

Web Intelligence consists of a multidisciplinary area dealing with exploiting data and services over the Web, to create new data and services using both Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques. Communities appear as a first-class object in the areas of web intelligence and agent technologies, as well as a crucial crossroads of several sub-domains (i.e. user modelling, protocols, data management, data mining, content modelling, etc.). These sub-domains impact the nature of the communities and the applications which are related to them. These applications are numerous, and the success of well-known Social Network Sites for entertainment should not be allowed to over-shadow the other application domains, for instance in education, health, design, knowledge management, and so forth.

The workshop will provide presentation and discussion opportunities for researchers working on web intelligence applied to collaborative networks, such as virtual communities. The possibilities and consequences of the web usage for collaborative networks are tremendous and new tools are required to satisfy users and service providers.

The workshop Web Intelligence and Communities expects contributions on topics such as:

- User centric application based on social intelligence
- Linked data and big data for e-Communities
- Semantics and ontologies for e-Communities
- SOA, services and cloud for e-Communities
- Multi-agent models and tools for e-Communities
- Storage, querying, and diffusion
- Social, psychological and economical aspects of e-Communities
- Innovation and e-Communities
- Social networks enhancements
- Mobility and context-awareness
- e-Communities in ambient intelligence
- Transient e-Communities
- Personalisation, reputation and recommendations
- Privacy, security and trust aspects in e-Communities
- Applications: e-* (learning, health, government, games etc.)
- Performances evaluation, experiments, and user feed-back
- Process modelling for e-Communities

Workshop program

Keynote (at 16:00 KST)

Towards Web Intelligence through the Crowd-sourcing of Semantics.      (Video)

A key success factor for the Web as a whole was and is the participatory nature. In this talk we discuss strategies for engaging human-intelligence to make the Web more semantic.

Professor Sören Auer
Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn & Fraunhofer Institute for Intelligent Analysis and Information Systems (IAIS), Germany

The role of humans in crowd-sourced semantics
Dr. Elena Simperl
, University of Southampton Southampton, UK

DBpedia Mappings Crowd-sourcing  and
Crowdsourcing Linked Data - EXPERT VALIDATION
Dimitris Kontokostas
, University of Leipzig, Germany

Presented papers

    Population Dynamics in Open Source Communities: An Ecological Approach Applied to Github. Pablo Loyola and In-Young Ko.      (Slides)
    History-Guided Conversational Recommendation. Yasser Salem, Jun Hong and Weiru Liu.    (Slides)            
    Strengthening collaborative data analysis and decision making in web communities. Nikos Karacapilidis, Spyros Christodoulou, Manolis Tzagarakis and Georgia Tsiliki  (Slides)
    A Semantic Web of Know-How: Linked Data for Community-Centric Tasks. Paolo Pareti, Ewan Klein and Adam Barker.  (Slides)
    How limitations on the size of personal networks changes the structural properties of complex networks. Somayeh Koohborfardhaghighi and Jörn Altmann.   (Slides)

Submission procedure

Submissions should be made electronically in PDF or DOC/DOCX (MS/Open Word) format via the electronic submission system of the WI&C’14 Conference Management system at:

If you do not have an EasyChair account, then register and once you get the log-in information by mail, log into the system as an author. Enter all the required data about your submission and finally upload your contributed paper in either MS Word or PDF format.

For accepted papers, at least one author must attend the workshop to present the work.

Link to the previous editions