The Asia Pacific Web (APWeb) and Web-Age Information Management (WAIM) Joint International Conference on Web and Big Data (APWeb-WAIM) is aiming at attracting professionals of different communities related to Web and Big Data who have common interests in interdisciplinary research to share and exchange ideas, experience and the underlying techniques and applications, including Web technologies, database systems, information management, software engineering and big data. Starting in 2017, the two conference committees have agreed to launch a joint conference. With the increased focus on Big Data, the new joint conference is expected to attract more professionals from different industrial and academic communities, not only from the Asia Pacific countries but also from other continents.

The 5th APWeb-WAIM joint international conference on Web and Big Data 2021 will take place in Guangzhou, China. Guangzhou, referred to as Sui, is also known as Huacheng and Yangcheng. It is the political, economic, technological, educational and cultural center of South China. It is also the largest coastal city in South China. It is the southern gate of China and a well-known overseas Chinese city with a long history of more than 2,200 years. History and culture. It is our sincere hope that you will make best of your time here to visit more places and enjoy more scenery and we believe you will harvest a lot.

Important Dates

Abstract submission: March 8, 2021
Full paper submission: March 15, 2021
Acceptance Notification: May 15, 2021
Camera Ready: May 30, 2021
Conference Date: August 23-25, 2021

Topics of Interest, but not limited to

Advanced database and Web applications
Big data analytics
Big data management
Block chain models and applications
Caching and replication
Cloud computing
Content management
Crowdsourcing
Data and information quality
Data management for mobile and pervasive computing
Data management on new hardware
Data mining
Data provenance and workflow
Data warehousing and OLAP
Deep Web
Digital libraries
Entity resolution and entity linking
Graph data management, RDF, social networks
Information extraction
Information integration and heterogeneous systems
Information retrieval
Knowledge extraction and management
Multimedia information systems
Machine Learning
Parallel and distributed data management
Query processing and optimization
Recommender systems
Security, privacy, and trust
Semantic Web and ontology
Sensor networks
Service-oriented computing
Social media
Spatial and temporal databases
Storage and access methods
Streams, complex event processing
Text database, keyword search
Uncertain data
Web advertising and community analysis
Web information quality and fusion
Web search and meta-search
Web service management
XML and semi-structured data
Authors should submit papers reporting original work that are currently not under review or published elsewhere. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, which will be published as a volume of Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)series. 

Paper Submission

All papers should be submitted through the Conference Management Tool at: https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/APWEBWAIM2021 

Submissions must be written in English and not exceed 15 pages in LNCS format, including references. All submissions must be in PDF format. Authors should avoid the use of non-English fonts to avoid problems with printing and viewing the submissions.

Submitted papers will undergo a double-blind reviewing process. The PC members and referees who review the paper will not know the identity of the authors. To ensure anonymity of authorship, authors must prepare their manuscript as follows:

Authors' names and affiliations must not appear on the title page or elsewhere in the paper.
Funding sources must not be acknowledged on the title page or elsewhere in the paper.
Research group members, or other colleagues or collaborators, must not be acknowledged anywhere in the paper.
The paper's file name must not identify the authors of the paper. It is strongly suggested that the submitted file be named with the assigned submission number. For example, if your assigned paper number is 382, then name your submission file 382.pdf.
Source file naming must also be done with care, to avoid identifying the authors' name in the paper's associated metadata. For example, if your name is Jane Smith and you submit a PDF file generated from a .dvi file called Jane-Smith.dvi, your authorship could be inferred by looking into the PDF file.
It is the responsibility of authors to do their very best to preserve anonymity. Papers that do not follow the above GUILDLINES, or otherwise potentially reveal the identity of the authors, are subject to desk rejection.

Recommendation to Journal

A number of selected papers accepted at APWeb-WAIM 2021 will be recommended to a set of SCI/EI indexed journals.