The emergence of World-Wide Web was the most important breakthrough of the
last decades in the area of computing. The size and heterogeneity of web
content and structure presents an unprecedented challenge to existing
technologies of data processing. The central problem is to keep as much
information as possible from the original content, while maintaining
tractability even for large sizes of data. Specialised research and
industrial communities typically perceive the web space from different
angles, and their mutual awareness is often limited. The common underlying
characteristics of original web data however call for interdisciplinary
The workshop aims at bringing together researchers from various communities
interested in web space *representation* for the purpose of non-trivial
*analysis* of web data, in particular (but non-exclusively) in the context
- Web Document Classification
- Web Information Extraction
- Web Information Filtering
- Web Information Clustering
- (Advanced) Web Information Retrieval
- (Semi-Automated) Semantic Web Annotation
- (Various forms of) Web Mining.
The workshop will feature an invited lecture, presentations of contributed
papers and a wrap-up discussion.
Preference will be given to paper submissions describing research that
addresses at least one of the following aspects:
- multiple types or representations of web data, such as text, HTML
formatting, images and/or link topologies
- multiple tasks (such as those from the above list)
- both 'representation' and 'analysis' issues.
- Václav Snášel, VŠB-Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic
- Vojtěch Svátek, University of Economics, Prague, Czech Republic
- Robert Baumgartner, Technical University of Wien, Austria
- Bettina Berendt, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany
- Paul Buitelaar, DFKI Saarbrucken, Germany
- Radek Burget, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
- Philipp Cimiano, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
- Hamish Cunningham, University of Sheffield, UK
- Vangelis Karkaletsis, NCSR Demokritos, Athens, Greece
- Craig Knoblock, University of Southern California, USA
- Michal Kratky, VSB-Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic
- Nick Kushmerick, University College Dublin, Ireland
- Martin Labsky, University of Economics, Prague, Czech Republic
- Krista Lagus, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland
- Jan Paralic, Technical University of Kosice, Slovakia
- Jaroslav Pokorny, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
- Steffen Staab, University of Koblenz, Germany
- Athena Vakali, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
The authors can either submit a regular paper (up to 12 pages in LNCS
format) or a work-in-progress paper (up to 6 pages in LNCS format). Papers
must be written (and will be presented) in English. All accepted papers
will be collected in proceedings published by the VŠB-Technical University
of Ostrava. If the number of high-quality submissions is sufficient,
post-workshop journal publication will be considered.
Papers should be submitted via online interface, not later than June 20, 2005.
Deadline for paper submission: 20 June 2005
Notification of acceptance: 20 July 2005
Camera-ready versions of papers: 1 August 2005
Workshop start: 14 September 2005 (arrival of participants during the
Workshop end: 16 September 2005 (departure of participants after the
Venue and transport
The workshop will take place in the training centre of University of
Economics, Prague, situated in the midst of a forest on the southern edge
of the capital city of Prague. It can be reached by city bus. The
organisers also envisage to provide transport from/to the centre of Prague,
in particular for participants from outside the Czech Republic.
The registration fee *including* proceedings, meals and accomodation for
two nights is expected to be at most Euro 100. Detailed information will be
announced in due time.
The number of attendees will be limited to around 30. Preference will be
given to paper (co-)authors.
Local arrangement: Vojtech Svatek, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Workshop proceedings: Vaclav Snasel, email@example.com, Michal Kratky, firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration of participants: Yveta Geleticova, email@example.com.