The 20th IEEE/WIC/ACM WI-IAT 2021

The 20th IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology

WI = Artificial Intelligence in the Connected World



December 14-17, 2021, Melbourne, Australia

A Hybrid Conference with both Online and Offline Modes



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Openning ceremony
Link 1 (08:45-09:00 Melbourne Daylight Time, GMT+11): YouTube
Link 2 (05:45-06:00 BJ/HK/SG/TW Time, GMT+8): Tencent

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WI 20Y Turing Award Laureate Keynote: How to Augment Learning with Reasoning, by Leslie Valiant (Boston time: 5pm, 14 Dec)
Link 1 (09:00-09:50 Melbourne Daylight Time, GMT+11): YouTube
Link 2 (06:00-06:50 BJ/HK/SG/TW Time, GMT+8): Tencent


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Invited Keynote: Trusted data sharing – incentivizing collaboration and rights to be forgotten in machine learning, by Bryan Low (Singapore time: 10am, 15 Dec)
Link 1 (13:00-13:50 Melbourne Daylight Time, GMT+11): YouTube
Link 2 (10:00-10:50 BJ/HK/SG/TW Time, GMT+8): Tencent


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Invited Keynote: Online social networks bot detection services and technologies: How can social bots be detected in today’s online mistrusted platforms? By Athena Vakali (Thessaloniki time: 7am, 15 Dec)
Link 1 (16:00-16:50 Melbourne Daylight Time, GMT+11): YouTube
Link 2 (13:00-13:50 BJ/HK/SG/TW Time, GMT+8): Tencent


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WI 20Y Turing Award Laureate Keynote: Why is it so hard to make self-driving cars? (Trustworthy autonomous systems), by Joseph Sifakis (Paris time: 7am, 15 Dec)
Link 1 (17:00-17:50 Melbourne Daylight Time, GMT+11): YouTube
Link 2 (14:00-14:50 BJ/HK/SG/TW Time, GMT+8): Tencent


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WIC WI 20Y Awards
Link 1 (17:50-18:05 Melbourne Daylight Time, GMT+11): YouTube
Link 2 (14:50-15:05 BJ/HK/SG/TW Time, GMT+8): Tencent


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WI 20Y Most Influential Paper Award & Invited Talk
Link 1 (18:05-18:20 Melbourne Daylight Time, GMT+11): YouTube
Link 2 (15:05-15:20 BJ/HK/SG/TW Time, GMT+8): Tencent


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WI 20Y Anniversary Remarks
Link 1 (18:20-18:30 Melbourne Daylight Time, GMT+11): YouTube
Link 2 (15:20-15:30 BJ/HK/SG/TW Time, GMT+8): Tencent


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WI 20Y Keynote: Can We Replace Programming Languages by Natural Instruction? By Tom Mitchell (Pittsburgh time: 5pm, 15 Dec)
Link 1 (09:00-09:50 Melbourne Daylight Time, GMT+11): YouTube
Link 2 (06:00-06:50 BJ/HK/SG/TW Time, GMT+8): Tencent


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Invited Keynote: Unleash the Power of Label Space: Label Enhancement for Label Distribution Learning, by Xin Geng (Beijing time: 10am)
Link 1 (13:00-13:50 Melbourne Daylight Time, GMT+11): YouTube
Link 2 (10:00-10:50 BJ/HK/SG/TW Time, GMT+8): Tencent


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WI 20Y Keynote: Modular design patterns for systems that learn and reason, by Frank von Harmelen (Amsterdam 7am, 17 Dec)
Link 1 (17:10-18:00 Melbourne Daylight Time, GMT+11): YouTube
Link 2 (14:10-15:00 BJ/HK/SG/TW Time, GMT+8): Tencent


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Closing Ceremoney: Best Paper Awards Ceremoney and WI-IAT 2022 Announcement
Link 1 (18:00-18:30 Melbourne Daylight Time, GMT+11): YouTube
Link 2 (15:00-15:30 BJ/HK/SG/TW Time, GMT+8): Tencent


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About the Conference

The 2021 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Joint Conference on Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology (WI-IAT'21) provides a premier international forum to bring together researchers and practitioners from diverse fields for presentation of original research results, as well as exchange and dissemination of innovative and practical development experiences on Web intelligence and intelligent agent technology research and applications.

The first international joint conference of Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology (WI-IAT'01) was held in Maebashi, Japan, 2001. Then, it followed by WI-IAT'03 in Halifax, Canada, WI-IAT'04 in Beijing, China, WI-IAT'05 in Compiegne, France, WI- IAT '06 in Hong Kong, WI-IAT'07 in Silicon Valley, USA, WI-IAT'08 in Sydney, Australia, WI-IAT'09 in Milano, Italy, WI-IAT'10 in Toronto, Canada, WI-IAT'11 in Lyon, France, WI-IAT'12 in Macau, China, WI-IAT'13 in Atlanta, USA, WI-IAT'14 in Warsaw, Poland, and WI-IAT'15 in Singapore. The goal of WI-IAT conferences is to provide a global forum for scientists, engineers and educators to present the latest WI-IAT technologies, discuss how to develop future intelligent systems for complex applications. After these years, in 2016, WI-IAT conferences have been merged as one brand (WI'16 in Omaha, USA, WI'17 in Leipzig, Germany, WI'18 in Santiago de Chile, and WI'19 in Thessaloniki, Greece) by redefining and vitalizing the WI aims and topics. In recognition of the strong connection of Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology, the classic brand of WI-IAT was resumed in 2020. After the great successful online WI-IAT'20 during the global pandemic, WI-IAT'21 will be held in Melbourne, Australia, celebrating its 20th anniversary.

Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology (WI-IAT) aims to achieve a multi-disciplinary balance between research advances in theories and methods usually associated with collective intelligence, data science, human-centric computing, knowledge management, network science, autonomous agents and multi-agent systems. It is committed to addressing research that both deepen the understanding of computational, logical, cognitive, physical, and social foundations of the future Web, and enable the development and application of intelligent technologies. WI-IAT'21 provides a premier forum and features high-quality, original research papers and real-world applications in all theoretical and technology areas that make up the field of Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology. WI-IAT'21 welcomes research, application as well as Industry/Demo-Track paper submissions. Tutorial, Workshop and Special-Session proposals and papers are also welcome. WI-IAT'21 in Melbourne is officially sponsored by IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Intelligent Informatics (TCII), Web Intelligence Consortium (WIC), ACM-SIGAI, Swinburne University of Technology, Deakin University, and technically sponsored by University of Melbourne.

WI-IAT'21 will provide a broad forum that academia, professionals and industry people can exchange their ideas, findings and strategies in utilizing the power of human brains and man-made networks to create a better world. More specifically, the fields of how intelligence is impacting the Web of People, the Web of Data, the Web of Things, the Web of Trust, the Web of Agents, and emerging Web in health and smart living in the 5G Era. Therefore, the theme of WI-IAT'21 will be “Web Intelligence = AI in the Connected World”.




Main Topics and Areas

The WI-IAT'21 solicits high-quality original research. Relevant topics include but are not limited to:


  • Track 1: Web of People

  • Track 2: Web of Data

  • Track 3: Web of Things

  • Track 4: Web of Trust

  • Track 5: Web of Agents

  • Special Track: Emerging Web in Health and Smart Living


  • Important Dates

  • June 1st, 2021: Workshop Proposal submission

  • June 15th, 2021: Acceptance of WS/SS Proposals

  • July 15th August 29th, 2021 (final extension) : Full Papers Submission

  • September 1st October 20th, 2021 (extended) : Paper Acceptance Notification

  • October 30th, 2021: Early Registration Deadlines

  • November 15th, 2021: Registration Deadlines

  • December 14-17th, 2021: Conference


  • Paper Submission and Publication

    Papers must be submitted electronically via CyberChair in standard ACM Conference Proceedings format (max 8 pages, templates at https://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template). Submitted papers will undergo a peer review process, coordinated by the International Program Committee. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings by ACM and submitted to EI. Selected WI-IAT'21 papers will be further invited for expansion and publication in Web Intelligence journal and other international journals.

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