Proceedings will be part of the International Conference Proceedings Series
Contact info:

Software Engineering Department
University of Craiova
Bvd.Decebal 107, 200440, Craiova, Romania
Tel/Fax: +40251438198


The 2nd International Conference on Web Intelligence, Mining and Semantics (WIMS'12) is organised under the auspices of University of Craiova. The site for the previous edition, WIMS'11, can be found here.

This is the second in a new series of conferences concerned with intelligent approaches to transform the World Wide Web into a global reasoning and semantics-driven computing machine. Then next conference in this series, WIMS'13 will take place in Madrid (Spain).

Supported by

Dolj County Council Dolj County Council

Scientific Patronage of


Excursion details

Details on the excursion available here.

List of accepted papers

You can view the list of accepted papers here.

Extended deadlines for industrial track

05.03.2012: Check the the industrial track section for details.


01.03.2012: WIMS'12 is looking for support for the multiplication of conference materials and for promoting and advertising the conference with the purpose of a better visibility.

Added accommodation information

23.02.2012: Check the venue & accommodation section for details.

Added tutorials

20.02.2012: Check the keynotes & tutorials section for details.

Updated registration details

15.02.2012: Check the registration section for details.

Added keynote speaker Elena Simperl

15.02.2012: Announced keynote session Crowdsourcing Semantic Data Management: Challenges and Opportunities by Elena Simperl.

Added programme committee for the iCompute workshop

07.01.2012: The programme committee for the iCompute workshop can be found here.

Call for Workshop Papers

03.01.2012: Details about the workshop papers can be found on here.

Added keynote speaker Jeff Z. Pan

03.01.2012: Announced keynote session “«Closing» Some Doors for the Open Semantic Web” by Jeff Z. Pan.

Industrial track PC members announced

20.01.2012: Announced the list of members of the PC for the Industrial track.

Deadlines extended

11.12.2011: Deadlines for paper submissions extended.

WIMS'12 site updated

26.09.2011: Added call for the Industrial Track; updated PC member list.

WIMS'12 site updated

05.08.2011: The list of PC and AC members has been updated.

WIMS'12 site launched

20.06.2011: The WIMS'12 site has been launched. This site will be constantly updated with news and information about the WIMS'12 conference.

Call for Industrial Track Papers

Web intelligence, Web mining, Web semantics have been and are of major interest for the research communities worldwide. Many papers and publications in these areas address various issues and open new directions for research and prototyping.

With this view we are calling for software applications and prototypes able to demonstrate the various practical applications of many theoretical research results. The Industrial Track will be looking for early market positioning and validation of new ideas and early stage prototypes and demos. We would like to learn from authors why their idea is better than others and to see a demonstration of an early prototype that can support the novelty and potential of the new idea.

The goals of the Industrial Track are: first giving the opportunity for authors/inventors to present their idea in a friendly environment made of academic peers and some business professionals and secondly, to create a round-table where to discuss the challenges and issues with promoting an academic idea into the industry for prototyping and commercialisation within EU and global context.

Submissions requirements

We are looking for submissions of maximum 3 pages, PDF format, describing the proposed software applications and prototypes. We recommend the following structure as guidelines for the submission: describing the perceived value of the proposed application, why is it better than others already existing, demonstration of the application and results/performance measurements.

The Industrial Track welcomes applications that are in various stages of development ranging from early stage/patented only, in process of piloting and already deployed with a small number of users.


Accepted industrial track papers (max. 3 pages) will be included in the WIMS'12 proceedings published by ACM and disseminated through the ACM Digital Library. Authors of accepted works are expected to attend the conference and present their work.

Important Dates

Submission of application & prototype papers: March 2, 2012March 19, 2012
Acceptance for application & prototype presentation: March 16, 2012March 23, 2012
Camera-ready application & prototype papers: March 30, 2012
Autor registration: April 2, 2012

Submission details

Papers submissions for the industrial track must be made electronically in MS Word or PDF format through the EasyChair submission system at

Industrial Track Chairs

Manfred Meyer, University of Applied Sciences Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Laurentiu Vasiliu, DERI Galway, Ireland

Industrial Track Panel Members

To be announced

Industrial Track Program Committee

Sinuhe Arroyo, CEO and Founder, playence GmbH, Austria
Ansgar Bernardi, Knowledge Management Group, DFKI GmbH, Germany
Ulrich Buhrmann, Vice President, Capgemini, Germany
Christoph Bussler, XTime, Inc., USA
Jens Dietrich, School of Engineering & Advanced Technology, Massey University, New Zealand
Mircea Grosu, CS Romania, Romania
Gerd Kamp, dpa-infocom GmbH, Germany
Hong-Gee Kim, Seoul National University, Korea
Ivo H. Leunig, CEO amenotec evolution GmbH, Germany
Alexander Linden, Founder HumanGrid GmbH, Germany
Ute Mader, Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR), Germany
Dan Mancas, University of Craiova, CEO NetDania, Romania
Cornel Nitu, CTO Eau de Web, Romania
Peter Noerr, Chief Scientist, MuseGlobal, Inc., USA
Liam O'Moran, Founder Data Fonics, Ireland
Christoph Schmidt, moresophy GmbH, Germany
Tomas Vitvar, Czech Technical University, Faculty of Information Technologies, Czech Republic
Hans Friedrich Witschel, School of Business, University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland, Switzerland