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Last Call for Springer Book Chapter Proposals on Emergent Web Intelligence

Call for Book Chapters 

			Book Title: Emergent Web Intelligence

                        To be published by Springer Verlag

             in the series "Studies in Computational Intelligence"


The current Internet changes our daily life by redefining the
meanings and processes of business, commerce, marketing, finance,
publishing, education, research, etc. and by revolutionizing the way we
produce, store, process, retrieve and use information. Although
individual Web-based information systems are regularly being deployed,
new efficient techniques and approaches for developing and for
benefiting from collective Web intelligence are required more than ever
to help users avoid irrelevant web search results (pages, links, etc.),
fraud e-business transactions, non-personalized web information, even
wrong web decisions, etc.

The novel intelligent web theory exploits advanced information
technology and IA to explore the next generation of web-empowered
systems, services, and environments, and to design and provide hybrid
web systems that serve wired and wireless users more efficiently.

       In this book, we aim at gathering the latest advances of various
topics in web intelligence and reporting how organizations can gain
competitive advantages by applying the different emergent techniques in
the real-world scenarios. Papers and studies which couple the
intelligence techniques and theories with specific web technology
problems are cordially invited. Survey articles that emphasize the
research and application of web intelligence in a particular domain are
greatly welcome.

Volumes & Topics

This book will include several volumes related to the following topics (but are
not limited to):

    * Web Information Retrieval
    * Information Management and Data Representation
    * Web Mining
    * Web Farming
    * Web Security
    * Information Filtering and Access Control Models
    * Semantics and Ontologies
    * Web services and Semantic Web
    * Social Networks and Intelligence Design
    * Web-based Support Systems
    * Human-Web Interaction
    * E-Applications and Systems
    * Web Technologies and Protocols

    * Wisdom Web

    * Web Agents and Agent-based Systems
    * Agent self-organization, learning, and adaptation

    * Agent-based knowledge discovery

    * Agent-mediated markets

    * Knowledge Grid and Grid intelligence

    * Knowledge management, networks, and communities
    * Web 3.0

Submission Guidelines

 Authors are kindly invited to upload their submissions at:

Chapter proposals (title and abstract) are to be uploaded before March 25th
This will facilitate the planning of the review process.
All chapter proposals will be peer reviewed.
Full chapters will be expected by April 28th 2008.
All submitted chapters will be reviewed by at least three reviewers.

Careful preparation of the manuscripts will help keep production time
short and ensure satisfactory appearance of the finished book. Please
prepare the manuscript as follows:

    * Please centralize all tables and figures with appropriate legends.

    * Please carefully check for typos inside the figures/legends etc.

    * All equations must be numbered and please try to use standard fonts.

    * Produce a LaTeX version of your chapter using the template provided
      (see Author Guidelines at

Original artwork and a signed copyright release forms will be required
for all accepted chapters.

Important Dates

Deadline for full chapters: 					April  28, 2008
Notification of acceptance/rejection of chapters: 		June 30, 2008
Deadline for submission of final chapters: 			July 15, 2008
Publication of book "Emergent Web Intelligence":  		Second half of 2008

Volume Editors

- Richard CHBEIR (Main Contact)
  Laboratoire LE2I (UMR - CNRS)
  Bourgogne University, Aile de l'Ingnieur
  21078 Dijon CEDEX France
  Tel.: +333 80 39 36 55

- Aboul-Ella Hassanien
  Kuwait University
  College of Business Administration, Quantitative Methods and IS Department
  P.O. Box 5486 Safat, 13055 Kuwait
  Tel: +965-4839364

- Ajith Abraham
  Center for Quantifiable Quality of Service in Communication Systems
  Norwegian University of Science & Technology,
  Trondheim, Norway

- Youakim Badr
  INSA de Lyon, Batiment Blaise Pascal
  7 Avenue Jean Capelle
  69621 Villeurbanne Cedex, France
  Tel: +334 72 43 62 73

About the series "Studies in Computational Intelligence"

The series "Studies in Computational Intelligence" (SCI) publishes new
developments and advances in the various areas of computational
intelligence. The intent is to cover the theory, applications, and design
methods of computational intelligence, as embedded in the fields of engineering,
computer science, physics and life science, as well as the methodologies behind
them. The series contains monographs, lecture notes and edited volumes
in computational intelligence spanning the areas of neural networks,
connectionist systems, genetic algorithms, evolutionary computation,
artificial intelligence, cellular automata, self-organizing systems,
soft computing, fuzzy systems, and hybrid intelligent systems. Critical
to both contributors and readers are the short publication time and
world-wide distribution - this permits a rapid and broad dissemination
of research results. For more details, go through