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FLOW 2008
First International Workshop on Fuzzy Logic On the Web
Dates Dec 9, 2008 (iCal) - Dec 9, 2008
Homepage: www.cwi.ugent.be/flow2008
Location: Sydney, Australia
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Important dates
Submissions: Jul 30, 2008
Notification: Sep 3, 2008
Table of Contents

A lot of research on how to make the Web Intelligent is centered around the question of how to introduce a form of automated reasoning in Web-related activities.� For example, an intelligent search would amount to posing queries that use deduction to obtain results instead of queries that return results based on the keywords of the query.� An important subgoal of establishing this kind of automated reasoning is to make knowledge on the Web understandable by machines.

As witnessed by approaches like the Semantic Web the traditional choice of establishing machine-understandability was obtained by formalizing knowledge using two-valued logics like Description Logics or Logic Programming. However, fuzzy logic is inherently better suited for expressing knowledge on the Web, i.e., knowledge that is uncertain, imprecise, and potentially inconsistent.� Nonetheless, the take-up of fuzzy logic for making the Web more intelligent is a slow one, and a major issue is the lack of cross-fertilization between the world of fuzzy logic researchers and the world of Web researchers. Hence, the workhop's main goal will be to bring these two worlds closer together, and thus stimulate cross-over research between two different areas that are trying to make the Web more intelligent.

The workshop will be an important part of events of the IEEE/WIC/ACM �International Conferences on Web Intelligence and �Intelligent Agent Technology which has been ranked at top 15 from 620 Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning �conferences in the following popular rankings: �http://www.cs-conference-ranking.org/home.html


Applications of fuzzy logic to Web areas such as

  • Ontology languages
  • Intelligent Search
  • Knowledge management and reasoning
  • Ontology mapping, merging, and alignment
  • Web Service Description, Discovery, Composition
  • Information extraction / Multimedia retrieval
  • Collaborating agents
  • Social Network Analysis
  • Web-based recommender systems
  • Question answering systems
  • Geographic Information Retrieval
  • ...

Sumbission Details

All submitted papers will be reviewed on the basis of technical quality, relevance, significance, and clarity. All workshops are required to use the WI-IAT 2008 Cyberchair system for on-line paper submission and review process (link will be added soon).

The length of accepted papers should NOT exceed 4 pages (IEEE-CS format, extra payment is only available for one more extra page). Accepted workshop papers will be published in the Proceedings of WI-IAT08 Workshops by IEEE-CS Press.

Important Dates

  • Deadline for Submissions: July 30, 2008
  • Notification of acceptance: September 3, 2008
  • Camera-ready versions: September 30, 2008
  • Workshop: December 9, 2008
  • WI-IAT 2008 Conference: December 9 - 12, 2008

Program Committee


  • Stijn Heymans
    • Knowledge Based Systems Group, Institute of Information Systems, Technische Universitaet Wien
    • Computational Web Intelligence, Dept. of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, Ghent University
  • Martine De Cock
    • Computational Web Intelligence, Dept. of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, Ghent University
  • Dirk Vermeir
    • Theoretical Computer Science Lab, Dept. of Computer Science, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
  • Elie Sanchez
    • Laboratoire d'Informatique Fondamentale, Biomathematiques et Informatique Medicale, Faculte de Medecine (Universite Aix-Marseille II)
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