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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PAPERS: 18th International Database Engineering & Applications Symposium, 7-9 July 2014, Porto, PORTUGAL

IDEAS 2014 (Web and Text Intelligence Track)

(Web and Text Intelligence Track):

Web and text intelligence are related areas that have been used to improve human computer 
interaction in general and in particular to explore and analyze information available on the 
Internet. Both areas benefit from knowledge, concepts and techniques from artificial intelligence, 
statistics, linguistic, graph theory, among other fields. Web and Text Mining are hot application 
areas for AI and source for inspiration for new AI methods and algorithms. The growing of social 
networks and Web site interactivity demands more powerful representation for Web and its dynamics, 
such as Graphs and Complex Networks. Complex Network formalisms are being applied not only for the 
Web but to approach many other complex phenomena studied in AI. Known developments are self 
adaptive web sites, usage monitoring, web site personalization, social network analyses, community 
detection, automatic Web site organization, information retrieval, information extraction, large 
document collection mining and exploration, visualization, usability, among others.
This special track will include relevant and novel work on methods and theories (and their 
applications) that help us understand the Web and how to build automatic tools for better 
exploiting its complex world, including potentially useful techniques for exploring textual 
sources and other kinds of contents.

Topics of Interest:
-   Web and text mining
-   Visual Web mining
-   Link mining
-   Web usability
-   Web automation and adaptation
-   Web content mining
-   Multimedia Web mining
-   Recommender systems for the Web
-   Focused crawling
-   Community detection
-   Social network mining and analysis
-   Graph mining
-   Complex networks
-   Information Retrieval
-   Information Extraction
-   Ontologies in Text Mining
-   Document and Text Classification
-   Visual Text Mining
Important Dates:
-   March 24, 2014: Papers submission deadline
-   May 19, 2014: Notification of acceptance
-   June 9, 2014: Camera-ready deadline
The conference proceedings will be published by ACM; the ISBN assigned by ACM to IDEAS14 is: 
-   Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto, ISEP
-   Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Coimbra, ISEC
-   Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
General Chair:
-   Jorge Bernardino, CISUC-ISEC, Coimbra, Portugal
Program Co-Chairs
-   Ana Almeida, ISEP, Porto, Portugal
-   Bipin C. Desai, Concordia University, Canada
Publicity Chair
-   Elsa Ferreira Gomes, ISEP, Porto, Portugal
Track Organizing Committee:
-   Alpio Jorge, U. Porto, Portugal
-   Alneu de Andrade Lopes, ICMC-USP, Brazil
-   Ricardo Prudncio, UPFE, Brazil
-   Nuno Escudeiro, ISEP-IPP, Portugal
-   Ricardo Campos, I.P. Tomar, INESC TEC, Portugal
-   Dimiter Dimitrov, Bulgaria
-   Giorgos Papadourakis, Greece
-   Helmut Dispert, Germany
-   Tatjana Welzer, Slovenia
-   Cesar Ferri, Spain,
-   Pavel Vorobkalov, Russian Federation