Description of the Workshop

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 with ontologies 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:


Applications of fuzzy logic to Web areas such as


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:

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 August 7, 2008 (extended deadline)
Notification of acceptance: September 3, 2008
Camera-ready versions: September 30, 2008
Workshop: December 9, 2008
WI-IAT 2008 Conference: December 9 - 12, 2008

Organizing Committee

Stijn Heymans
Knowledge Based Systems Group
Institute of Information Systems
Technische Universitaet Wien
Favoritenstrasse 9-11
A-1040 Vienna, Austria

Martine De Cock
Computational Web Intelligence
Dept. of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science
Ghent University
Krijgslaan 281 (S9)
9000 Gent, Belgium

Dirk Vermeir
Theoretical Computer Science Lab
Dept. of Computer Science
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussel, Belgium

Elie Sanchez
Laboratoire d'Informatique Fondamentale
Biomathematiques et Informatique Medicale
Faculte de Medecine (Universite Aix-Marseille II)
27 Bd Jean Moulin,
13385 Marseille Cedex5, France

Program Committee

Paulo Cesar G. da Costa, George Mason University, USA
Ernesto Damiani, Universita degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Jos de Bruijn, Free University of Bolzano, Italy
Pieter De Leenheer, Free University of Brussels, Belgium
Cristina Feier, TU Vienna, Austria
Martin Hepp, Bundeswehr University Munich, Germany
Mustafa Jarrar, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Janusz Kacprzyk, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Anne Laurent, LIRMM, France
Jie Lu, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Thomas Lukasiewicz, Oxford University / TU Vienna, U.K. / Austria
Trevor Martin, University of Bristol, UK
Jose Angel Olivas Varela, Universidad Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Gabriella Pasi, University of Milano, Italy
Axel Polleres, DERI Galway, Ireland
Giorgos Stamou, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Umberto Straccia, IST-C.N.R, Italy
Ankur Teredesai, University of Washington, USA
Peter Vojtas, Charles University Prague, Czech Republic


At least one author of an accepted paper has to be registered for the paper to be included in the proceedings:

Accepted Papers