EIGHTEENTH INTERNATIONAL JOINT CONFERENCE ON ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
August 9-10, 2003
The explosive growth and popularity of the world-wide web has resulted in a huge number of information sources on the Internet and the promise of unprecedented information-gathering capabilities to lay users. Unfortunately, the promise has not yet been transformed into reality. While there are sources relevant to virtually any user's query, the morass of sources presents a formidable hurdle to effectively accessing the information. One way of alleviating this problem is to develop web-based information integration systems or agents, which take a user's query or request (e.g., monitor a site), and access the relevant sources or services to efficiently support the request.
The purpose of this workshop is to bring together researchers that are working in a variety of areas that are all related to the larger problem of integrating information on the Web. This includes research in the areas of machine learning, data mining, automatic planning, constraint reasoning, databases, view integration, information extraction, semantic web, web services, and other related areas.
The proposed workshop will focus on the wide variety of research problems that relate to the problem of web-based information integration. These topics include, but are not limited to:
This is a 2-day workshop that will be held on August 9-10, 2003. The workshop will consist of a combination of paper presentations, posters, panels, invited talks and discussion sessions.
If you would like to participate in the workshop, please submit a paper (3-6 pages) or abstract (1 page) using the standard AAAI/IJCAI paper formatting. Please submit papers in PDF and send them directly to firstname.lastname@example.org. If your paper is larger than one megabyte, please place the file on an http site and send a pointer to the file.
Note: Participants are expected to register for the main IJCAI conference in addition to the workshop.
Important Dates and Deadlines
William Cohen, Carnegie Mellon University
Hasan Davulcu, Arizona State University
Anhai Doan, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Juliana Freire, Oregon Graduate Institute
C. Lee Giles, Pennsylvania State University
Joseph M. Hellerstein, University of California, Berkeley
Nick Kushmerick, University College Dublin
Andrew McCallum, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Giansalvatore Mecca, UniversitÓ della Basilicata
Renee Miller, University of Toronto
Ami Motro, George Mason University
Jeffrey Naughton, University of Wisconsin
Louiqa Raschid, University of Maryland
Marie-Christine Rousset, University of Paris-Sud
Sheila Tejada, University of New Orleans