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

9:00 Workshop introduction (R. Akerkar & L. Vercouter)
Keynote: "Distributed Wikis and Social Networks: a Good Fit",  Babak Esfandiari, Carleton University, Canada

Abstract: Social networks can play an important role in the process of decentralizing authority in distributed systems. We will focus on distributed wiki systems, and we show how, in the special case of a peer-to-peer wiki, there is a rational incentive for users to self-organize and form a meaningful social network. We discuss to that effect the basic metrics that can be derived from the topology of the social network to help assess the subjective quality of wiki entries. Demos and experimental results will illustrate and support our discussion. We finally speculate as to how these results may also translate to discussion forums or recommender systems.
10:00 "Enriching how-to guides by linking actionable phrases", Nikolaos Lagos, Alexandr Chernov, Matthias Gallé and Agnes Sandor
10:30  Coffee break
11:00 "Ontological Networks: Mapping Ontological Knowledge Bases into Graphs", Lucas Navarro, Estevam Hruschka Junior and Ana Paula Appel
11:30 "StarrySky: A Practical System to Track Millions of High-Precision Query Intents", Qi Ye, Feng Wang and Bo Li
12:00 "Detection of Multiple Identity Manipulation in Collaborative Projects", Zaher Yamak, Julien Saunier and Laurent Vercouter
12:30 Lunch break
14:00 Meeting for the building of a COST action on "Web Intelligence & Communities"

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’16 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 2016 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.