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.

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.


Can be downloaded from here.

Highlights of the excursion and social program on the 15th of June

  • Visit to the Constantin Brancusi sculptural complex in downtown Targu Jiu, including: Endless Column, Kiss Gate, and Silence Table.
  • Visit to Tismana Monastry -- founded by St. Nicodim.
  • Meal at Forrest Cottage.


  • A novel Query Rewriting Mechanism for Semantically interlinking Clinical Research with Electronic Health Records, Efthymios Chondrogiannis, Vassiliki Andronikou, Konstantinos Mourtzoukos, Anastasios Tagaris, Theodora Varvarigou
  • Building and Managing Reputation in the Environment of Chinese E-commerce: A Case Study on Taobao, Huiying Duan, Feifei Liu
  • Unsupervised Generation of Data Mining Features from Linked Open Data, Heiko Paulheim, Johannes Fürnkranz
  • Representation Models for Text Classification: a comparative analysis over three Web document types, George Giannakopoulos, Petra Mavridi, Georgios Paliouras, George Papadakis, Konstantinos Tserpes
  • Automatic Reasoner Selection using Machine Learning, Jürgen Bock, Uta Lösch, Hai Wang
  • Predicate trees: a tool for descriptive subgraph extraction, Hrvoje Simic
  • Deriving a Statistical Syntactic Parsing from a Treebank, Mihaela Colhon, Radu Simionescu
  • Semantic annotation of image processing tools, Bacem Wali, Bernard Gibaud
  • Semantic Event Processing in ENVISION, Alejandro Llaves, Henry Michels, Patrick Maué, Marcell Roth
  • Information Diffusion in Web service Networks, Shahab Mokarizadeh, Peep Kungas, Mihhail Matskin
  • Semantics-Based News Recommendation, Michel Capelle, Marnix Moerland, Flavius Frasincar, Frederik Hogenboom
  • IRISPortal: A Semantic Portal for Industrial Risk Cases, Georgios Meditskos, Nick Bassiliades, Dimitris Vrakas, Ioannis Vlahavas
  • A Density-Based Approach for Mining Overlapping Communities from Social Network Interactions, Sajid Yousuf Bhat, Muhammad Abulaish
  • A literature-based method to automatically detect learning styles in learning management systems, Pham Quang Dung, Adina Magda Florea
  • Client- and Server-side Revisitation Prediction with SUPRA, George Papadakis, Ricardo Kawase, Eelco Herder
  • On generating large-scale ground truth datasets for the deduplication of bibliographic records, James A. Hammerton, Michael Granitzer, Dan Harvey, Maya Hristakeva, Kris Jack
  • Automatic Traceability Acquisition Framework, Nuno Bettencourt, Rafael Peixoto, Nuno Silva
  • A framework for biological event extraction from text, Maha Amami, Rim Faiz, Aymen Elkhlifi
  • Information Flow in a Distributed Agent-Based Online Auction System, Liviu Sandu, Raluca Sbora, Sorin Ilie, Costin Badica, Amelia Badica, Maria Ganzha, Marcin Paprzycki
  • Wrappers for Web Access Logs Feature Selection, Maria Muntean, Honoriu Valean
  • Influence Patterns in Topic Communities of Social Media, Magdalini Kardara, George Papadakis, Athanasios Papaoikonomou, Konstantinos Tserpes, Theodora Varvarigou
  • Sentiment Analysis: What is the End User’s Requirement?, Amitava Das, Sivaji Bandyopadhyay, Björn Gamb
  • User Profile Based Activities in Flexible Processes, Marco Fisichella, Ricardo Kawase, Juri Luca De Coi, Maristella Matera
  • A Comparison of Layout based Bibliographic Metadata Extraction Techniques, Michael Granitzer, Maya Hristakeva, Robert Knight, Kris Jack, Roman Kern
  • An Efficient Ensemble Classification Method based on Novel Classifier Selection Technique, Mohammad Ali Bagheri, Qigang Gao
  • PostRank: A New Algorithm for Incremental Finding of Persian Blog Representative Words, Mohsen Sayyadiharikandeh, Mohammad Ghodsi, Mohammad Naghibi
  • Designing Privacy-Aware Social Networks: A Multi-Agent Approach, Andrei Ciortea, Yann Krupa, Laurent Vercouter
  • Features Selection from High-Dimensional Web Data using Clustering Analysis, Héctor Menéndez, Gema Bello-Orgaz, David Camacho
  • Mining Feature-Opinion Pairs and Their Reliability Scores from Web Opinion Sources, Ahmad Kamal, Muhammad Abulaish, Tarique Anwar
  • Dynamic Prediction of Forthcoming Trends in Stock Prices from News Articles, Wei FAN, Toyohide WATANABE
  • Advanced Agent Discovery Services, Kalliopi Kravari, Nick Bassiliades
  • Evaluating PageRank Methods for Structural Sense Ranking in Labeled Tree Data, Andrea Tagarelli, Francesco Gullo
  • Genetically Optimizing Query Expansion for Retrieving Activities from the Web, Karapetsas Eleftherios, Yusuke Fukazawa, Jun Ota
  • Exploring Manuscripts: Sharing Ancient Wisdoms across the Semantic Web, Anna Jordanous, Mark Hedges, K. Faith Lawrence, Charlotte Tupman
  • Adaptable Swarm Intelligence Framework, Mihai Cuibus, Rodica Potolea
  • Technological foundations of the current Blogosphere, Vangelis Banos, Karen Stepanyan, Mike Joy, Alexandra I. Cristea, Yannis Manolopoulos
  • Information retrieval and deduplication for tourism recommender Sightsplanner, Ago Luberg, Michael Granitzer, Honghan Wu, Priit Järv, Tanel Tammet
  • Relevant Learning Objects Extraction Based on Semantic Annotation of Documents, Rim Faiz, Boutheina Smine, Jean-Pierre Desclés
  • A Swarm-inspired Data Center Consolidation Methodology, Cristina Bianca Pop, Ionut Anghel, Tudor Cioara, Ioan Salomie, Iulia Vartic
  • Intelligent Web Page Retrieval Using Wikipedia Knowledge, Falah H. Al-akashi, Diana Inkpen
  • BOnSAI: a Smart Building Ontology for Ambient Intelligence, Thanos G. Stavropoulos, Dimitris Vrakas, Danai Vlachava, Nick Bassiliades
  • Automatic Forum Analysis – A Thorough Method of Assessing the Importance of Posts, Discussion Threads and of Users’ Involvement –, Constantin Daniil, Mihai Dascalu, Stefan Trausan-Matu
  • Towards Law-Aware Semantic Cloud Policies with Exceptions for Data Integration and Protection, Yuh-Jong Hu, Win-Nan Wu, Di-Rong Cheng
  • Measuring node importance on Twitter microblogging, Leila Weitzel, Paulo Quaresma, José Palazzo M. de Oliveira
  • Distributed distance matrix generator based on agents, Dejan Mitrovic, Zoltan Geler, Mirjana Ivanovic


  • Visualization of the European environmental data, Miruna Badescu


  • Hybrid Method for Computing Word-Pair Similarity based on Web Content, Imen Akermi, Rim Faiz
  • A game-theoretic approach to cooperation in Multi-Agent Systems, Matei Popovici, Ciprian Dobre
  • Computationally Effective Algorithm for Information Extraction and Online Review Mining, Boris Kraychev, Ivan Koychev
  • Estimating Importance of Implicit Factors in E-commerce Recommender Systems, Ladislav Peška, Peter Vojtáš
  • A Multi-Agent Supervising System for Smart Environments, Irina Mocanu, Adina Magda Florea
  • A Collaborative Web-Based Help-System, Helmut Lang, Wolfgang Minker
  • Sentence-Level Sentiment Analysis in Czech, Kateřina Veselovská
  • Automated Internal Web Page Clustering for Improved Data Extraction, Cornelia Gyorödi, Robert Gyorödi, Mihai Cornea, George Pecherle
  • Semantically-Enhanced Authoring of Defeasible Logic Rule Bases in the Semantic Web, Efstratios Kontopoulos, Thetida Zetta, Nick Bassiliades
  • Everyday problems vs. UbiComp — a case study, Pawel Wozniak, Andrzej Romanowski
  • Ranking Domain Objects by Wisdom of Web Pages, Honghan Wu, Ago Luberg, Tanel Tammet
  • Classification of Users by Using Support Vector Machines, Marian Cristian Mihaescu
  • Classifying Arabic Web Pages Toolkit, Faten Al-Jaloud, Reem Bin Hezam, Mohamed Aoun-Allah
  • Document Classification with Supervised Latent Feature Selection, Ondrej Hava, Miroslav Skrbek, Pavel Kordík
  • User behavior in Online Social Networks and its Implications: A user study, Najeeb Elahi, Randi Karlsen
  • Using Bayesian Networks Theory for Aggregated Search to XML retrieval, Najeh Naffakhi, Rim Faiz
  • Evolution of Ontology Potential for Generation of Rules, Olegs Verhodubs, Janis Grundspenkis
  • FOREX Application for BlackBerry Device, Mancas Dan Viorel, Enescu Nicolae Iulian