Call for Workshop and Special Session Proposals

The 2021 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Joint Conference on Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology (WI-IAT '21) will be held in Melbourne, Australia during 14th to 17th of December. Its organizing committee invites proposals for workshops/special sessions to be held in conjunction with the conference. The goals of the workshops/special sessions are to explore emerging research topics and to provide a forum for authors to present early research results on these topics. We would like to have a number of workshops/special sessions, with a high quality program dominated by contributed papers. We expect that workshops/special sessions will run a rigorous review process, to make sure programs will be of high-quality. Organizers may structure workshops/special sessions as they see fit, possibly including invited talks, panel discussions, presentations of work in progress, peer-reviewed papers, demonstrations, or some combination.

Topic of Interest

  • The topic falls in the general scope of WI-IAT 2021
  • Workshops/special-sessions under this theme “Web Intelligence = AI in the Connected World” are encouraged
  • There is a clear focus on a specific technology, problem or application
  • There should be a greater impact to the society
  • In particular, we encourage the submission of workshop/special-session proposals on:

  • Fairness in Web
  • Deep Learning/ML in the Web
  • Web for Social Good
  • Web for Smart cities
  • Web in/for IoT
  • Misinformation handling in the Web
  • Recommendation Systems for the Web
  • Big Data on the Web
  • User behaviour modelling in the Web
  • NLP in the Web
  • Mobile data mining in the Web
  • Social intelligence
  • Web/text mining
  • Important Dates

  • June 1st, 2021: Workshop/Special-Session Proposal Submission Deadline
  • June 15th, 2021: Workshop/Special-Session Proposal Notification of Acceptance
  • December 14, 2021: All Workshops/Special-Sessions Day
  • Submission Instruction

    The workshop/special session proposal, in PDF, should provide the following information, following the format specified in this TEMPLATE. Please send a whole copy of your proposal in PDF format to the workshop/special session co-chairs with subject “Submission of WI-IAT 2021 workshop/special session proposal: XXX”, where XXX should be replaced by the acronym of your workshop/special session.

    Submission Instruction

    The decision about acceptance or rejection of workshop/special session proposals will be made by the Workshop/special session co-Chairs in consultation with the General and Program Committee Chairs, taking into account several factors including overall quality, the topic fit with respect to WI-IAT 2021, the coverage of the topic in other tracks of the conference, the estimated number of attendees for the workshop/special session, etc.

    Organisation Duties

  • Announce the calls for papers
  • Create and maintain the workshop/special-session website
  • Publicize workshop/special-session in the relevant communities
  • Create the Program Committee
  • Conduct the review process
  • Schedule the workshop/special-session program
  • Registration

    Workshop/special session paper registration fees are the same as regular conference fees. All registered participants are entitled to attend all keynotes, sessions, workshops/special sessions, panels, tutorials and social events.


    Full day workshops should have 10-14 regular papers (max 8 pages), while half day should have 5-7 regular papers. On the other hand, special-session should have 4-6 regular papers. The papers must be submitted electronically via Cyberchair in standard ACM Conference Proceedings format (max 8 pages, Article Templates at The organizers of the workshops/special sessions will have the responsibility to ensure the presence of authors of the accepted papers at the workshops/special sessions.