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.

Keynote Speakers

“Closing” Some Doors for the Open Semantic Web

Jeff Z. Pan Jeff Z. Pan is a Senior Lecturer and the Deputy Director of Research of the Department of Computing Science at University of Aberdeen. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Manchester in 2004. His research focuses primarily on knowledge representation and the Semantic Web, in particular on scalable ontology reasoning, querying and reuse, and their applications (such as those using Linked Data). He has over 100 refereed publications on related topics. He is a key contributor to the W3C OWL2 standard and leads the work of the TrOWL Tractable OWL2 reasoning infrastructure ( He is on the Editorial Board on leading Semantic Web journals, such as the Journal of Web Semantics (JWS) and the International Journal on Semantic Web and Information Systems (IJSWIS). He was a Program Chair of the International Conference on Web Reasoning and Rule System (RR2007), of the Joint International Semantic Technology Conference (JIST2011), and of the Doctoral Consortiums in the 9th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC2010) and in the 8th Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC2011).

Crowdsourcing Semantic Data Management: Challenges and Opportunities

Elena Simperl Elena Simperl is assistant professor at the Institute of Applied Informatics and Formal Description Methods (AIFB) at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). She holds a PhD in Computer Science from the Free University of Berlin and a Diploma in Computer Science from the Technical University of Munich. and has held research and teaching positions at the Technical University of Munich (2002-2003), the Free University of Berlin (2003-2007), and the Semantic Technology Institute (STI) Innsbruck at the University of Innsbruck, Austria (2007-2009) before joining KIT in January 2010. Elena has been working as a Semantic Web researcher for almost a decade, being involved in over 15 European and national projects in the field, authoring over 75 publications, and serving as chair to several relevant scientific conferences. She is the coordinator of the EU FP7 research project INSEMTIVES, which studies the characteristics and realization of incentives-compatible semantic applications with the help of social computing techniques, user-centered design, mechanism design and game mechanics, as well as of the EU FP7 projects RENDER and PlanetData.


Roberta Cuel, Elena Simperl and Monika Kaczmarek
Making your Semantic Application addictive: incentivizing users!

Johann Stan and Pierre Maret
Semantic Metadata Management in Web 2.0

Vadim Ermolayev and Maxim Davidovsky
Agent-Based Ontology Alignment: Basics, Applications, Theoretical Foundations, and Demonstration

Dunja Mladenic, Marko Grobelnik and Delia Rusu
Text Stream Processing

Nick Bassiliades
Agents and Knowledge Interoperability in the Semantic Web Era