Trends in Web Intelligence

Issue 3, October, 2010


Introduction of This Issue


Trends in Web Intelligence is the official monthly newsletter of Web Intelligence Consortium (WIC). Its' aim is to promote scientific research in Web Intelligence (WI) related topics. The Contents in Issue 3 (November, 2010) include:

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Call for WIC research centers

In order to celeberate the 10 years anniversary of the field Web Intelligence, WIC is planning to renew and establish new research centers in the year 2010-2011.



Please contact Professor Ning Zhong and Dr. Yi Zeng for possible collaboration opportunities on establishing a new WIC research center.

Introduction of International WIC Institute (WICI)

The International WIC Institute (WICI) is the official research organization of Web Intelligence Consortium(WIC) in China. WIC is an international and non-profit academic organization which focus on the study of creating an Intelligent Web. The Institute is affiliated with Beijing University of Technology (BJUT).

The main research topics at International WIC Institute is the fundamentals and their implementations on "Web Intelligence(WI) meets Brain Informatics(BI)", which is a big challenge for scientists in the 21st century. It proposes that WI provides new, powerful technology support to BI, while BI focuses on principles, models and mechanism of Human Intelligence, all of which will lead to new methodologies, ideas for the development of WI Technology.

The International WIC Institute is an international, open educational research center. It is involved in several national and international projects related to Web Intelligence and Brain Informatics. It provides Master, Ph.D education on Artifitial Intelligence, and Postdoctoral Fellow position in Beijing University of Technology.

Introduction of the Large Knowledge Collider(LarKC) Project

The Large Knowledge Collider (LarKC) project is under the EU 7th Framework Program (FP 7) Large-Scale Integrating Project. It's aim is to develop the Large Knowledge Collider as a platform for effective Web-scale semantic data processing. Following is a paragraph from the LarKC project official website, introducing the approach and highlight of this project:

" It is designed to be a platform for massive distributed incomplete reasoning that will remove the scalability barriers of currently existing reasoning systems for the Semantic Web. This will be achieved by:

(From the LarKC project website) .

International WIC Institute (WICI) serves as an official partner of the LarKC project. It is involved in the research of 4 work packages, including : (WP1) Conceptual Framework and Evaluation, (WP2) Identifying and Selecting, (WP4) Reasoning and Deciding, (WP8) Training, dissemination, community building and cross-fertilisation.

More about the project could be found on the project website. WICI's LarKC project team can be reached from .

The 2011 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conferences on Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology

The 2011 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Joint Conference on Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology (WI-IAT 2011), August 22-27, 2011, Lyon, France. (For more information, please visit

The 2011 International Conference on Active Media Technology and Brain Informatics

The 2011 International Conferences on Active Media Technology (AMT 2011) and Brain Informatics(BI 2011), September 7-9, 2011, Lanzhou, China. (For more informatrion, please visit

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