CFP Special Session on Web Mining, Internet Computing 2001


Anthony Scime (ascime@brockport.edu)
Sun, 21 Jan 2001 14:26:07 -0500


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C A L L F O R P A P E R S

Special Session on Web Mining
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International Conference on Internet Computing 2001 (IC'2001) June 25 - 28,
2001 Monte Carlo Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

The 2001 International Conference in Internet Computing (IC'2001) will be
held in Las Vegas, Nevada, June 25-28, 2001. This conference will be held
simultaneously with a number of other international conferences
(PDPTA'2001, CISST'2001, IC-AI'2001, ...) - for a complete list, refer to:
http://www.ashland.edu/~iajwa/conferences/pdpta (this site is under
construction - a link to IC'2001 will soon be added to this site.)

THE CONFERENCE:
A number of factors have recently contributed to bring the use of the
internet as a general programming environment closer to maturity. The
internet is already more widely deployed than any other computing system in
history and continues to grow rapidly. New technologies, including much
higher speed wide area network interconnects and improved software support
for distribution, promise to make the internet much more useful for general
purpose distributed computing in the future. This conference seeks to
explore both the underlying technologies required to enable advanced
internet computing and the characteristics of evolving applications that
make use of this technology. It is anticipated that Internet Computing
2001 (IC'2001) will be a major forum for scientists, engineers, and
practitioners throughout the world to present their latest research
results, theories, developments and applications.

THE WEB MINING SESSION:
Web mining refers to the discovery and analysis of data, documents, and
multimedia from the World Wide Web. This includes the content, hyperlink
structure, and access statistics. However, the explosion of information
available on the Web has increased the need for tools and technologies for
efficient document and multimedia concept storage, extraction, and
management.
The Web provides multi-dimensionality to information availability.
 However, search engines work in a linear manner. A search engine is
basically an index, a collection of keywords and locations of documents
represented by these keywords can be found on the Web. The search engines
in the future will add multi-dimensionality similar to the
multi-dimensionality of Web documents.
Among the reasons why web searches do not work well are: (1) the users are
not good at expressing their information need; (2) interfaces are not good
at representing the need; (3) the indexes and spiders are poor at
translating the document concepts into representational keywords; (4) there
is not full exploitation of the data available about the documents on the
Web.
The Web itself and the search engine indices contain information about the
documents. Documents have different types of relationships among
themselves. Hyperlinks add depth to documents, providing the
multi-dimensionality, which characterizes the Web. Documents have an
address, a URL, which represents a logical location on a server, which may
provide information about the relationship of this document to other on the
server. Also, there is a relationship to other documents on the Web
unknown to the document, the search engine index may discover such
relationships.
Web mining is interdisciplinary in nature, spanning across such fields as
information retrieval, natural language processing, information extraction,
machine learning, database, data mining, data warehousing, knowledge
management, user interface design, and visualization.

You are invited to submit a draft paper of about 4 to 5 pages. All
accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings.
SCOPE: Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
* Concept/Content Storage and Mining
* Data and Web Warehousing
* Web/Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery
* Design and Maintenance of Metadata Repositories
* Design of Data and Web Warehouses
* Document Clustering and Visualization
* Information Extraction From Unstructured or Semi-Structured Data
* Internet and Web Data/Document Management
* Knowledge Management
* Metadata Use and Management
* Multidimensional Data Models
* Multidimensional Query Languages and Query Optimization
* Ontologies
* Organizational Learning
* Personalized Content Filtering
* Search Engine Query Processing and Optimization
* Web Information Modeling
* Web Patterns and Pattern Mining
* Web Structure Analysis
* XML

SUBMISSION OF PAPERS:
Prospective authors are invited to submit three copies of their draft paper
(about 4 to 5 pages) to Anthony Scime (address is given below) by the due
date. E-mail (with MS Word 97 attachment) and Fax submissions are also
acceptable. The length of the Camera-Ready papers (if accepted) will be
limited to 7 pages. Papers must not have been previously published or
currently submitted for publication elsewhere.
The first page of the draft paper should include:
Title of the paper, name, affiliation, postal address, E-mail address,
telephone number, and Fax number for each author. The first page should
also include the name of the author who will be presenting the paper (if
accepted) and a maximum of 5 keywords.

EVALUATION PROCESS:
Papers will be evaluated for originality, significance, clarity, and
soundness. Each paper will be refereed by two researchers in the topical
area. The Camera-Ready papers will be reviewed by one person.

PUBLICATION:
The conference proceedings will be published by CSREA Press (ISBN) in
hardcopy. It will be a multivolume set. The proceedings will be available
at the conference. Some accepted papers will also be considered for
journal publication (soon after the conference). (In addition to the
hardcopy, it is also planned to publish the papers on a CD.)

ORGANIZERS/SPONSORS:
A number of university faculty members and their staff in cooperation with
the Monte Carlo Resort (Conference Division, Las Vegas) will be organizing
the conference. The conference will be co-sponsored by Computer Science
Research, Education, & Applications Press (CSREA: USA Federal EIN #
58-2171953) together with research centers, international associations,
international research groups, and developers of high-performance machines
and systems. The complete list of sponsors and co-sponsors will be
available at a later time.
(Previous conferences' sponsors included: CSREA, the National
Supercomputing Center for Energy and the Environment - DOE, The
International Association for Mathematics and Computers in Simulation, The
International Technology Institute (ITI), The Java High Performance
Computing research group, World Scientific and Engineering Society,
Sundance Digitial Signal Processing Inc., the Computer Vision Research and
Applications Tech., ...)

LOCATION OF CONFERENCE:
The conference will be held in the Monte Carlo Resort hotel, Las Vegas,
Nevada, USA. This is a mega hotel with excellent conference facilities and
over 3,000 rooms. The hotel is minutes from the Las Vegas airport with
free shuttles to and from the airport. This hotel has many vacation and
recreational attractions, including: waterfalls, casino, spa, pools &
kiddie pools, sunning decks, Easy River water ride, wave pool with
cascades, lighted tennis courts, health spa (with workout equipment,
whirlpool, sauna, ...), arcade virtual reality game rooms, nightly shows,
snack bars, a number of restaurants, shopping area, bars, ... Many of
these attractions are open 24 hours a day and most are suitable for
families and children. The negotiated hotel's room rate for conference
attendees is very reasonable (79USD + tax) per night (no extra charge for
double occupancy) for the duration of the conference.
The hotel is within walking distance from most other Las Vegas attractions
(major shopping areas, recreational destinations, fine dining and night
clubs, free street shows, ...).
For the benefit of our international colleagues: the state of Nevada
neighbors with the states of California, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, and Arizona.
 Las Vegas is only a few driving hours away from other major cities,
including:
Los Angeles, San Diego, Phoenix, Grand Canyon, ...

IMPORTANT DATES:
February 15, 2001 (Thursday): Draft papers (about 4 to 5 pages) due
April 2, 2001 (Monday): Notification of acceptance
May 1, 2001 (Tuesday): Camera-Ready papers & Pre-registration due
June 25 - 28, 2001: IC'2001 Conference

All accepted papers are expected to be presented at the conference.

OTHER INFORMATION:
It is planned to add other related conferences and workshops to be held
simultaneously (same location and dates) creating an international
multiconference. Each conference will have it's own proceedings and tec
hnical/research sessions.

SESSION CONTACT:
Anthony Scime
Computer Science Department
State University of New York College at Brockport
350 New Campus Drive
Brockport, NY 14420-2933
U.S.A.

Tel: (716) 395-2323
Fax: (716) 395-2304
E-mail: ascime@brockport.edu

Refer to http://www.ashland.edu/~iajwa/conferences/pdpta for up-to-date
conference information (currently under construction; will be available
soon.)

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