The 20th IEEE/WIC/ACM International Joint Conference on

 Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology (WI-IAT '21)

         14-17 December 2021, Melbourne, Australia


A hybrid conference with both online and offline modes

        Celebrating the 20th Aniversary of WI-IAT


       Web Intelligence = AI in the Connected World


Homepage: https://www.wi-iat.com/wi-iat2021/


Sponsored By:

Web Intelligence Consortium (WIC)

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

IEEE Computer Society


WI-IAT 20th Anniversary Events:

- WI-IAT Twenty-Year Most Influential Paper Award 2021

- Web Intelligence Journal Special Issue: 20 Years of WI-IAT Keynotes

- World Wide Web Journal Special Issue on Web Intelligence = AI in the Connected World

- Web Intelligence = AI in the Connected World (Springer Monograph)


Jorunal Opportunities:

Possible Post Conference Publication for the Extended High-Quality Conference Papers


- Web Intelligence Journal (IOS Press)

- World Wide Web Journal (Springer Nature)

- International Journal of Information Technology & Decision Making (World Scientific)

- Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience (Wiley)

- Information Sciences (Elsevier)

- Future Generation Computer Systems (Elsevier)

- IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems (IEEE Press)


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.

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”.


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,

as a hybrid conference with both online and offline modes.


WI-IAT '21 welcomes research, application as well as Industry/Demo track paper

submissions in these core thematic pillars under wider topics, which demand

WI innovative and disruptive solutions for any of the next indicative sub-topics.




Track 1: Web of People

* Crowdsourcing and Social Data Mining

* Human-Centric Computing

* Information Diffusion

* Knowledge Community Support

* Modelling Crowd-Sourcing

* Opinion Mining

* People Oriented Applications and Services

* Recommendation Engines

* Sentiment Analysis

* Situational Awareness Social Network Analysis

* Social Groups and Dynamics

* Social Media and Dynamics

* Social Networks Analytics

* User and Behavioural Modelling


Track 2: Web of Data

* Algorithms and Knowledge Management

* Autonomy-Oriented Computing (AOC)

* Big Data Analytics

* Big Data and Human Brain Complex Systems

* Cognitive Models

* Computational Models

* Data-Driven Services and Applications

* Data Integration and Data Provenance

* Data Science and Machine Learning

* Graph Isomorphism

* Graph Theory

* Information Search and Retrieval

* Knowledge Graph

* Knowledge Graph and Semantic Networks

* Linked Data Management and Analytics

* Self-Organizing Networks

* Semantic Networks

* Sensor Networks

* Web Science


Track 3: Web of Things

* Complex Networks

* Distributed Systems and Devices

* Dynamics of Networks

* Industrial Multi-Domain Web

* Intelligent Ubiquitous Web of Things

* IoT Data Analytics

* Location and Time Awareness

* Open Autonomous Systems

* Streaming Data Analysis

* Web Infrastructures and Devices Mobile Web

* Wisdom Web of Things (W2T)


Track 4: Web of Trust

* Blockchain analytics and technologies

* Fake content and fraud detection

* Hidden Web Analytics

* Monetization Services and Applications

* Trust Models for Agents

* Ubiquitous Computing

* Web Cryptography

* Monetization services and applications

* Web safety and openness


Track 5: Web of Agents

* Agent Networks

* Autonomy Remembrance Agents

* Autonomy-oriented Computing

* Behaviour Modelling

* Distributed Problem-Solving Global Brain

* Edge Computing

* Individual-based Modelling Knowledge

* Information Agents

* Local-Global Behavioural Interactions

* Mechanism Design

* Multi-Agent Systems

* Network Autonomy Remembrance Agents

* Self-adaptive Evolutionary Systems

* Self-organizing Systems

* Social Groups and Dynamics


Special Track: Emerging Web in Health and Smart Living

* Big Data in Medicine

* City Brain and Global Brain

* Digital Ecosystems

* Digital Epidemiology

* Health Data Exchange and Sharing

* Healthcare and Medical Applications and Services

* Omics Research and Trends

* Personalized Health Management and Analytics

* Smart City Applications and Services

* Time Awareness and Location Awareness Smart City

* Wellbeing and Healthcare in the 5G Era




Workshop Proposal submission:    June 1st, 2021     

Acceptance of WS/SS Proposals:   June 15, 2021       

Full Papers Submission:          July 15, 2021      

Paper Acceptance Notification:   September 1, 2021 

Main conference:                 December 14-17, 2021




Papers must be submitted electronically via CyberChair in standard ACM

Conference Proceedings format (max 8 pages, templates at


Submitted papers will undergo a peer-review process, coordinated

by the International Program Committee.


URL: https://wi-lab.com/cyberchair/2021/wi21/scripts/submit.php?subarea=WI


Organization Structure


General Chairs

* Jing He, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

* Rainer Unland, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

* Eugene Santos Jr., Dartmouth College, USA


Program Committee Chairs

* Xiaohui Tao, University of Southern Queensland, Australia

* Hemant Purohit, George Mason University, USA

* Willem-Jan van den Heuvel, JADS Research, Netherlands

* John Yearwood, Deakin University, Australia


20 Years Events Chairs

* Yuefeng Li, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

* Gabriella Pasi, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy


WIC Steering Committee Chairs

* Ning Zhong, Maebashi Institute of Technology, Japan

* Jiming Liu, Hong Kong Baptist University, HK, China


Local Organizing Chairs

* Chi Hung Chi, CSIRO, Australia

* Anwaar Ulhaq, Charles Sturt University, Australia

* Vicky Mak-Hau, Deakin University, Australia


Workshop/Special Session Chairs

* Jian Cao, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China

* Ke Deng, RMIT University, Australia

* Xiaoying Gao, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand


Tutorial Chair

* Xujuan Zhou, University of Southern Queensland, Australia


Demo Chair

* Juan D. Velasquez Silva, University of Chile, Chile


Industry Track Chairs

* Qing Liu, CSIRO, Australia

* Yimu Ji, Nanjing University of Posts and Communications, China


Publication Chairs

* Yang Liu, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong

* Guangyan Huang, Deakin University, Australia

* Rui Zhang, Tsinghua University, China


Publicity Chairs

* Karin Becker, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande Do Sul, Brasil

* Muhammad Abulaish, South Asian University, India

* Leonidas Anthopoulos, University of Thessaly, Greece

* Yuanfang Li, Monash University, Australia


CyberChair Master

* Hongzhi Kuai, Maebashi Institute of Technology, Japan