[Call for Paper]

The 2nd International Workshop on Trend and Future of Web Science
(TFWS 2012)


Date: September 11-14, 2012

Location: Besançon, France,

Conference Website:  http://cpscom.univ-fcomte.fr/


n  About TFWS

The 2nd International Workshop on the Trend and Future of Web Science will be held in conjunction with IEEE iThings, IEEE CPSCOM and ACM/IEEE GreenCom. Given the success of the first edition of this workshop, which was collocated with IEEE CPSCom2011(Dalian, China), we were encouraged to organize the second version of this series.


n  Aims and Scope

The workshop aims to discuss key issues and practices of Web Science. Web Science is concerned with the full scope of socio-technical relationships that are engaged in the World Wide Web, and is thus inherently interdisciplinary. We need to understand science of decentralized information systems and analyze its usefulness and benefit to people. In order to understand phenomena of Web evolution, interplay between aspects of computer science in different fields (e.g. computer and information science, sociology, law, communication, and psychology, etc.) is required. The workshop will provide a cross-disciplinary forum for researchers to share their research efforts and ideas between industry and academia. In particular, we will discuss what the future of the Web Science might be in the light of the recent wave of Semantic Web and Social Web technologies and services. In addition, we will organize invited talks that will discuss the interdisciplinary challenges of Social Semantic Web. We solicit the following types of submissions:


l  Highly-innovative research contributions; new perspectives on semantic and social data mining, empirical studies for emerging trends and technologies, etc.

l  Position papers discussing the future of the Web Science


By bringing together representatives of academia and industry, the workshop is also a means for identifying new research problems and disseminating results of the research and practice.


n  Topics of Interest

The aim of this workshop is to cover all aspects that relate to research and practical issues of Web Science. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

-       Semantic and Social Data

-       (Governmental) Linked Data

-       General ontology for (open) linked data

-       Creating and combining social and linked data

-       Scalable solutions for linking linked data

-       Linked data analysis

-       Entity disambiguation on large scale linked data

-       Enabling social trust using provenance

-       Visualizing semantic & linked data

-       The dark side of the Web (e.g. cybercrime, pornography, and terrorism)

-       Trust and privacy

-       Evolving technologies (e.g. search technologies)

-       Case studies of communities such as Twitter, Facebook as well as empirical findings in social semantic Web

-       Mining collective and semantic-based social network

-       Mining semantics of social relationships

-       Integrating computational network analysis and semantic web techniques

-       Data Science including modeling, resolving, and querying the Web of Data

-       Data Science on Technology/Competitive/Collective Intelligence

-       Trends and Technologies on Data Science


n  Target Audience

The TFWS Workshop invites researchers, engineers, service developers to present their research and works in the field of Web Science. Papers may deal with methods, models, case studies, practical experiences and technologies.


n  Submission Guidelines

-      Authors are invited to submit original papers that MUST NOT have been submitted to or published in any other workshop, conference, or journal.

-      Full Papers (up to 8 pages) and Short Papers (up to 4 pages) are solicited. The authors should submit their papers through https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=tfws2012.

-      All papers will be reviewed by the Program Committee for significance, originality, accuracy, and clarity.


n  Paper Publications

Each submission should be regarded as an undertaking that, if the paper is accepted, at least one of the authors must register to the main conference, not to this workshop, and attend to present the work in order for the paper to be included in the IEEE Digital Library. Accepted papers will be published in the proceedings of CPSCom 2012 by IEEE Computer Society (EI indexed). Selected best papers from IEEE CPSCom 2012 workshops will be recommended for publication in special issues of several SCI-indexed international journals (check the Special Issues webpage (http://cpscom.org/si.htm) for details).


n  Important Dates

Submission Date


Paper Submission Deadline(Extended)

July 30, 2012 August 31

Notification of paper acceptance

September 30, 2012 

Camera-ready of accepted papers

October 15, 2012




Organizing Committee:

Hanmin Jung

KISTI, Korea,   jhm@kisti.re.kr

Haklae Kim

Samsung Electronics, Co. Ltd,   haklae_kim@gmail.com

Sa-kwang Song

KISTI, Korea,   esmallj@kist.re.kr, imsmallj@gmail.com


Program Committee:

Brahmananda Sapkota

University of Twente, Netherlands

Chengzhi Zhang

Nanjing University of Science and Technology, China

In-Su Kang

Computer Science and Engineering, Kyungsung University, Korea

Kazunari Sugiyama

National University of Singapore, Singapore

Michaela Geierhos

Munich University, Germany

Qing Li

Southwestern University of Finance and Economics (SWUFE), China

Seung-Hoon Na

National University of Singapore, Singapore

Seungwoo Lee

Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information, Korea

Yeong Su Lee

Munich University, Germany

Zhangbing Zhou

Institut TELECOM & Management SudParis, France

Zhixiong Zhang

National Science Library, China

Zhu Lijun

ISTIC, China

Pyung Kim

Jeonju National University of Education, Korea

Ing-Xiang Chen

Ericsson Taiwan Ltd.

Dongwon Jeong

Kunsan National University, Korea

Hyunchul Jang

KIOM, Korea

Sung-Kwon Choi

ETRI, Korea

(to be added)