IEEE Intelligent Systems Special Issue


Mining the Web for Actionable Knowledge


Submissions due Dec 1. 2003


Recently, there is much work on data mining on the Web to discover novel and useful knowledge about the Web and its users. Much of this knowledge can be consumed directly by computers rather than humans. Such actionable knowledge can be applied back to the Web for measurable performance improvement. For example, knowledge about user behavior and usage patterns can be used to build adaptive user interfaces and high-performance network systems. Web site structure provides important content and linkage information that can be used for Web searches. Web pages can be wrapped for building more convenient Web services. This special issue of IEEE Intelligent Systems will feature articles that address the problem of actionable data mining on the Web. We are particularly interested in papers that offer measurable gains in terms of well-defined performance criteria through Web data mining.


For this special issue, we invite original, high-quality submissions that address all aspects of Web mining for actionable knowledge. Submissions must address the issues of what knowledge is discovered and how such knowledge is applied to improve the performance of Web based systems.  Topics of interest include but are not limited to


* Web information extraction and wrapping

* Web resource discovery and topic distillation

* Web search

* Web services

* Web mining for searching, querying, and crawling

* Web content personalization

* Adaptive Web sites

* Adaptive Web caching and prefetching


Special Issue Guest Editors


* Craig Knoblock, University of Southern California, Information Sciences Institute

* Xindong Wu, University of Vermont

* Qiang Yang, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology


Important Dates


1 Aug. 2003: Submissions due

5 Sept. 2003: Notification of acceptance

7 Nov. 2003: Final version submitted

9 Jan. 2004: Issue ships


Submission Guidelines


Submissions should be 3,000 to 7,500 words (counting a standard figure or table as 250 words) and should follow the magazine¡¯s style and presentation guidelines (see References should be limited to 10 citations.


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