WIMS 2018 | Call for Papers

8th International Conference on Web Intelligence, Mining and Semantics
June 25 – 27 2018, Novi Sad, Serbia


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WIMS18 conference fees will be announced soon. They will be significantly less compared to the previous three editions of the WIMS conference.

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About WIMS’18 Conference

WIMS is a series of peer-reviewed International Computer Science conferences. It is a forum for researchers and practitioners to present their state-of-the-art results in building Intelligent Web, to examine performance characteristics of various approaches in Web-based intelligent information technology, and to cross-fertilize their ideas on the development of Web-based intelligent information management solutions across different domains.


The purpose of the WIMS series is:

  • To provide a forum for established researchers and practitioners to present their contributions to the state of the art research and development in Web technology and applications
  • To give doctoral students an opportunity to present their research to a friendly and knowledgeable audience and receive valuable feedback
  • To provide an informal social event where Web technology researchers and practitioners can meet

WIMS traditionally hosts a small number of short tutorials on the topics related to the scope of the conference series. The role of a WIMS tutorial is to be a theme-oriented comprehensive survey. WIMS also offers its infrastructure and facilities for the organizers of satellite workshops that complement the scope of the conference. The calls for WIMS’2018 Tutorials and Workshops are published separately.

Companies or individuals interested in presenting their industrial products or methodologies are invited to contact the conference chairs.

Best Papers

The best research paper as well as the best young research paper will be honored with a special prize. The best papers from the conference will be recommended for publication in special issues of internationally recognized journals.

The authors of the best papers presented at WIMS'2018 may be invited to submit extended versions (more than 30% of new content) for possible publication in International Journal on Artificial Intelligence Tools (IJAIT), Computer Science and Information Systems (ComSIS) and Fundamenta Informaticae (FI) journals.

International Journal on Artificial Intelligence Tools

World Scientific
2016/2017 Impact Factor : 0.778
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Computer Science and Information Systems

The international journal published by ComSIS Consortium
Two-year impact factor (2016): 0.837
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Fundamenta Informaticae

Annales Societatis Mathematicae Polonae Published under the Auspices of the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science, EATCS
Impact factor 2017: 0.687
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Conference Scope

WIMS solicits regular and work-in-progress research, discussion papers and industry experience report papers in related fields. Papers exploring new directions or areas are also welcome. In particular but not exclusively the submissions within the following major areas are relevant:

Scalable Web and Data Architectures and Infrastructures

  • Crawling, Caching and Querying Linked (Semantic) Data
  • Dataset Dynamics and Synchronization
  • Big Data Computing
  • User Interfaces and Visualization for the Web of (Linked Semantic) Data at Scale
  • Indexing and Information Extraction from the (Semantic) Deep Web
  • 3D Media and Content
  • Sensing Web and the Web of Things
  • Web-Based Health- and Bio- Information Systems
  • Web Security, Integrity, Privacy, and Trust
  • Nature-Inspired Models and Approaches in Web and Data Processing Infrastructures

Web Intelligence (WI)

  • Semantic Agent Systems for WI
  • Advanced Interaction and Communication Paradigms with WI
  • Natural Language / Ontology-/Taxonomy-based / Hybrid Interfaces
  • Intelligence for Visualizing (Linked Semantic) Web Data at scale
  • Intelligence for Big Data Analytics
  • Ubiquitous Intelligence and the Internet of Things
  • WI in Social Media
  • WI in Human Computation and Social Games
  • Opinion Mining / Sentiment Analysis on the Social Web
  • Social Monetization and Computational Advertising
  • Visualizing Social Network Data
  • WI for Services, Grids, and Middleware
  • Nature-Inspired Models and Approaches for WI

Web Mining, Information and Knowledge Extraction

  • Text, Data Stream, Web and Multimedia Content Mining
  • Contextualization and Clustering in Web Mining and Information Extraction
  • Knowledge Extraction and Ontology Learning from the Web
  • Linked Data Mining
  • Information Extraction and Knowledge Discovery from Big Data
  • Mining and Information Extraction from the Deep Web
  • Semantic Deep Web Data Fusion

Web Semantics and Reasoning

  • Knowledge Representation for the Web
  • Ontology Specification: Expressivity Versus Usability
  • Ontologies and Linked Semantic Data
  • Development and Re-Use of Ontologies for the Web
  • Crowdsourcing for Ontology Engineering and Management on the Social Web
  • Lifecycle, Management, and Evolution of Web Ontologies
  • Ontology Merging and Alignment
  • Rule Markup Languages and Systems
  • Semantic Annotation
  • Reasoning: Scalability, Expressivity, Incompleteness, Vagueness, and/or Uncertainty

WIMS Applications

  • Web Applications of Semantic Agent Systems
  • Semantics-Driven Information Retrieval
  • Semantic Search
  • Intelligent E-Technology and the Semantic Web
  • Intelligence and Semantics for Business Information Management and Integration
  • Intelligence and Semantic Technologies in Digital Media
  • Semantic Technologies in E-Business, E-Commerce, E-Finance, E-Health, E-Science,
  • E-Government, E-Learning
  • WI for Multimedia, Sensors, and Situational Awareness
  • WI for Software and Systems Engineering
  • Quality of Life Technology for Web Access
  • Nature-Inspired Models and Approaches in WIMS Applications

Evaluation and Validation of WIMS Technologies and Applications

  • Evaluation and Validation Methodologies
  • Datasets and Benchmarks for Cross-Evaluations and Competitions
  • Evaluation and Validation Infrastructures
  • Evaluation and Validation Metrics (e.g., Fitness, Quality, Completeness, Correctness, etc.)

Submission Guidelines

Four types of submissions are solicited for the main conference:

  1. Regular research papers (12 ACM pages)
  2. Short research papers (6 ACM pages)
  3. Discussion, survey, or problem analysis papers (12 ACM pages)
  4. Posters (4 ACM pages)

More details on the nature of the different submission types can be found at the submission page.

The papers in all the categories should describe original results that have not been accepted or submitted for publication elsewhere. All submissions will be evaluated by at least three members of the international program committee.

Submissions should be made electronically in PDF or DOC/DOCX (MS/Open Word) format via the electronic submission system of the WIMS’2018 Conference Management system at WIMS’18 Easychair page.

The submissions should be typeset using the templates of the ACM International Conference Proceedings Series (ICPS). The templates could be retrieved from the ACM website.


Accepted papers/tutorials/posters will be published by ACM and disseminated through the ACM Digital Library through the International Conference Proceedings Series (ICPS). A selection of the best WIMS'2018 papers will be invited to be revised and extended for the post-conference publication in special issues of internationally recognized journals.


The proceedings of the previous WIMS conferences could be checked at:

Important Dates

January 8, 2018 February 21, 2018 Paper submissionClosed
March 10, 2018 April 17, 2018 Notification of acceptance for papers/posters
April 15, 2018
May 5, 2018
Camera-ready versions of accepted papers, posters, tutorial papers
April 15, 2018
May 5, 2018
Author registration and registration fee payment deadline
January 15, 2018
February 15, 2018
Submission of workshop proposals
June 25-27,


WIMS'2018 is organized under the auspices of the Department of Mathematics and Informatics, Faculty of Sciences, University of Novi Sad, Serbia.

Chairs and Committees

WIMS Conferences Chair

Rajendra Akerkar, Western Norway Research Institute, Norway

General Chair

Mirjana Ivanovic, University of Novi Sad, Serbia

General Co-Chair

Sang-Wook Kim, Hanyang University, Korea

Program Committee Co-Chairs

Yannis Manolopoulos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Riccardo Rosati, Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy

Advisory Committee

Grigoris Antoniou, University of Huddersfield, UK
Harold Boley, University of New brunswick, Canada
James Hendler, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, NY, USA
Guus Schreiber, VU University, The Netherlands
Takahira Yamaguchi, Keio University, Japan
Rajendra Akerkar, Western Norway Research Institute, Norway (WIMS Conferences Chair)

Workshop & Tutorial Chair

Costin Bădică, University of Craiova, Romania

Workshop & Tutorial Co-Chairs

Miloš Radovanović, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
Miloš Savić, University of Novi Sad, Serbia

Local Organising Committee

Miloš Savić, University of Novi Sad, Serbia (Chair)
Jovana Vidaković, University of Novi Sad, Serbia (Co-Chair)
Brankica Bratić, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
Saša Pešić, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
Ivan Pribela, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
Đurica Salamon, University of Novi Sad, Serbia


Department of Mathematics and Informatics
Faculty of Sciences, University of Novi Sad
Trg Dositeja Obradovića 3, 21000 Novi Sad