Fifth International Workshop on
Web Information and Data Management (WIDM'03)

November 7-8, 2003

In Conjunction with the
12th International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM 2003)

Hotel Inter-Continental, New Orleans, Lousiana, USA
Sponsored by the ACM SIGIR and ACM SIGMIS

WIDM'03 is the fifth in a series of workshops on Web Information and Data Management to be held in conjunction with the Twelfth International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM), ( ). The objectives of the workshop is to bring together researchers, industrial practitioners, and developers to study how the web information can be extracted, stored, analyzed and processed to provide useful knowledge to the end users for various advanced database and Web applications.


Web Mining: Web Usage Mining, Web Classification, Web Clustering, Resource Discovery, Web Personalization, Web Data Extraction, Web Structure Mining

Web Databases: Web Data Models and Meta-data, Web Query Languages, Web Data Storage Systems, Web Indexing, Web Warehousing, Web Data Integration

Semantic Web:   Web Annotation, Ontologies, Semantic Web Services

Web Commerce: Web Services, Intelligent Agents on the Web, Web Site Modeling and Design, Advanced XML Tools, Mobile Commerce

Advanced Web Applications : Digital Libraries, Web Portals, Intelligent Web Search Engines, Web Visualization Tools, Web Information Filtering

Performance of Web Applications : Web Caching, Web Monitoring

Electronic submission will be used.  The postscript or PDF version of the paper should be submitted to the WIDM'03 electronic review system no later than July 5, 2003 . The paper should be formatted in the camera ready format and should not be more than 8 pages.  The abstract of the papers should be submitted electronically by June 28, 2003 to the review system.  All accepted papers will appear in the Proceedings published by the ACM Press.  The best workshop papers will be invited to be revised and submitted to a special journal issue.

Submission of abstract:  June 28, 2003
Submission full paper:  July 5, 2003
Notification of acceptance: August 26, 2003
Camera-ready copy due date: September 22, 2003

Program Co-Chairs:

Roger Chiang, University of Cincinnati, USA

Alberto Laender, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil

Ee-Peng Lim, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Liu Zehua
Program Committee: (tentative)
David Embley, Brigham Young University, USA
James French, University of Virginia, USA
Manfred Hauswirth, EPFL-LSIR, Switzerland
Carlor Alberto Heuser, Federal Univ. of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
San-Yih Hwang, National Sun Yat-Sen University, Taiwan
Wolfgang Klas, Universitat Wien, Austria
Nick Kushmerick, University College Dublin, Ireland
Zoe Lacroix, Arizona State University, USA
Wai Lam, Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
Dongwon Lee, Pennsylvania State Uviversity, USA
Wang-Chien Lee, Pennsylvania State University, USA
Qing Li, City University of Hong Kong, China
Jianzhong Li, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
Giansalvatore Mecca, University of Basilicata, Italy
Paolo Merialdo, Universita’ Roma Tre, Italy
Shamkant Navathe, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Wee-Keong Ng, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Srikant Ramakrishnan, IBM, USA
Elke A. Rundensteiner, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA
Arnaud Sahuguet, Bell Laboratories, USA
Kyuseok Shim, Seoul National University, Korea
Keng Siau, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA
Altigran S. da Silva, Federal University of Amazonas, Brazil
Hyoil Han, Drexel University, USA
Jaideep Srivastava, University of Minnesota, USA
Vasilis Vassalos, New York University, USA
Chih-Ping Wei, National Sun Yat-Sen University, Taiwan
Kam-Fai Wong, Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
Kun-Lung Wu, IBM Research, USA
Clement Yu, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Yanchun Zhang, University of Southern Queensland, Australia
Aoying Zhou, Fudan University, China