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 Papers/Posters

Research Papers

WIMS'12 is intended to foster the dissemination of state-of-the-art research in the area of Web intelligence, Web mining, Web semantics and the fundamental interaction between them.

Authors are invited to submit full papers on all related areas. Papers exploring new directions or areas will receive a thorough and encouraging review. Areas of interest include, but not limited to: Semantics-driven Information Retrieval

  • Expressive Document Models
  • Knowledge Extraction for Building Expressive Document Representation
  • Matching and Ranking based on Expressive Document Representation
  • Infrastructure for Semantics-driven Information Retrieval
Semantic Agent Systems
  • Web-based frameworks and environments for semantic agent systems
  • Ontology management for agent systems
  • Semantic agent systems for collaborations
  • Semantic agent systems for social networks, e-Government, e -Health, and enterprise information systems
Semantic Data Search
  • Crawling, Storage and Indexing of Semantic Data
  • Semantic Data Search and Ranking
  • Data Web Search: Search in Multi-Data-Source, Multi-Repository Scenarios
  • Dealing with Vague, Incomplete and Dirty Semantic Data
  • Infrastructure for Searching Semantic Data on the Web
Interaction Paradigms for Semantic Search
  • Natural Language Interfaces
  • Keyword-based Query Interfaces
  • Hybrid Query Interfaces
  • Visualization of Semantic Data
Evaluation of Semantic Search
  • Evaluation Methodologies for Semantic Search
  • Standard Datasets and Benchmarks for Semantic Search
  • Infrastructure for Semantic Search Evaluation
Linked Data Application Architectures
  • Crawling, caching and querying Linked Data
  • Dataset dynamics and synchronization
  • Linked Data mining
User Interfaces for the Web of Data
  • Approaches to visualizing and interacting with distributed Web data
  • Linked Data browsers and search engines
Web Mining
  • Text Mining
  • Data Stream Mining
  • Multimedia Data Mining
  • Web Content Mining
  • Web Log and Usage Mining
  • Context Sensitive Web Mining
  • Web Information Clustering
  • Web Page Clustering and Mining
Uncertainty Reasoning
  • Fuzzy Semantics
  • Ontology Learning and Reasoning
  • Paraconsistent Reasoning
  • Nature-inspired Models and Semantic Web
  • Statistical Reasoning
Ubiquitous Intelligence
  • Ubiquitous and Social Computing
  • Search in Social Media
  • Human Computation and Social Games
  • Opinion Mining and Sentiment Analysis
  • Social Monetization and Computational Advertising
  • Visualising social network data
Semantic Deep Web
  • Ontology plug-in search
  • Information extraction from the Deep Web
  • Semantic Deep Web annotation and indexing
  • Deep Web-based ontology
  • Semantic Deep Web crawlers
  • Semantic Deep Web data fusion
  • Semiautomatic ontology generation
  • Metrics for quality of ontology
  • Similarity measures for ontology alignment
Intelligent e-Technology and Semantic Web
  • Semantics for managing Business data
  • Intelligent Enterprise Portals
  • Semantics in Digital Libraries
  • Semantics driven tutoring systems
  • Semantic processing in e-Finance
  • Semantic processing in e-Health
  • Semantic processing in e-Science
  • Semantic processing in e-Government
  • e-Community Decentralized Community Communication Techniques
  • Web Security, Integrity, Privacy and Trust
Quality of Life Technology for Web Document Access
  • Web document access for the physically challenged
  • Web document access for the visually challenged
  • Web document access for the aurally challenged
Representation techniques for Web-based knowledge
Rule markup languages and systems
Semantic 3D media and content
Scalability vs. expressivity of reasoning on the Web


A venue for late-breaking results, ongoing research activities, and speculative or innovative work in progress. This track is intended to provide authors and participants with the ability to connect with each other and to engage in discussions about the work. Posters provide authors with a unique opportunity to draw attention to their work during the conference. Accepted contributions will be published in electronic form and are limited to 2 pages.


Accepted papers/tutorials/posters will be published by ACM and disseminated through the ACM Digital Library. Selected extended papers will be invited to appear in a special issues of reputed journals in the field and also in a book published by Elsevier.

How to submit

The maximum length of

  • research paper is at most 12 pages in ACM format
  • poster (short) paper is at most 5 pages in ACM format

Please note that the submission format is MS Word or PDF. The papers must be written in English and formatted according to the ACM guidelines. Author instructions and style files can be downloaded at

Authors of accepted papers are expected to attend the conference and present their work. Selected extended papers will be invited to appear in a special issues of reputed journals in the field.