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
- Spontaneous social networks
- e-Communities in ambient intelligence
- Transient e-Communities
- Personalisation, reputation and recommendations
- Privacy, security and trust aspects in e-Communities
- Applications of social networks in e-* (learning, health, government, games etc.)
- Performances evaluation, experiments, and user feed-back
- Process modelling for e-Communities

Workshop program

14:00-14:15 Introduction

14:15-15:00 Session 1 : Keynote address
Session chair: Rajendra Akerkar (Vestlandsforsking, Norway)

Peter Mika (Yahoo Research, London, UK)

Social Networks and the Semantic Web: a retrospective of the past 10 years.

15 :00 :16 :30 Session 2 : Research papers
Session chair : Pierre Maret (Université Jean Monnet, Saint Etienne, France)

15:00-15:30 A bidimensional user profile to discover unpopular Web sources
Romain Noël (INSA de Rouen, France), Nicolas Malandain (INSA de Rouen, France), Alexandre Pauchet (INSA de Rouen, France), Laurent Vercouter (INSA de Rouen, France), Bruno Grilheres (Airbus DS, France), Stephan Brunessaux (Airbus DS, France)

15:30-16:00 An evaluation of SimRank and Personalized PageRank to build a recommender system for the Web of Data
Phuong Nguyen (Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy), Paolo Tomeo (Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy),  Tommaso Di Noia (Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy), Eugenio Di Sciascio (Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy)

16:00-16:30 Exploriometer: leveraging personality traits for coverage and diversity aware recommendations
Evangelos Chatzicharalampous (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece), Christos Zigkolis (CERTH/ITI, Greece), Athena Vakali (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece)

16:30-17:00 Discussion and conclusions

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’15 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.

All submitted papers must:
For accepted papers, at least one author must attend the workshop to present the work. The WWW 2015 organizers will require at least one registration per paper published in the Companion volume. At the time of submission of the final camera-ready copy, authors will have to indicate the already registered person for that publication.