Workshop on Applications, Products and Services of Web-based Support Systems

October 13, 2003, Halifax, Canada

In conjunction with the 2003 IEEE/WIC International Conference on Web Intelligence


International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology


  • Guidlines for camera ready submission

  • List of accepted papers

  • Online proceedings

  • Final Program


    The Web provides a new medium for storing, presenting, gathering, sharing, processing and using information. The impacts of the Web can be felt in almost all aspects of life.  Web Intelligence is a sub-field of computer science that tries to meet the challenges and take advantages of the opportunities offered by the Web. The workshop aims to a particular field of Web Intelligence by providing a forum for the discussion and exchange of ideas and information by researchers, students, and professionals on the issues and challenges brought on by the Web technology for various support systems. One of our goals is to find out how applications and adaptations of existing methodologies on the Web platform benefit our decision-makings and various activities.


    Some suggested topics for the workshop include, but are not limited to:


    Important Dates:

    August 28, 2003           Deadline for submission of papers

    September 15, 2003     Notification of acceptance

                                        (New Early Registration deadline is on September 20)

    September 26, 2003     Final copy due

    October 13, 2003        Conference


    Submitted papers should be formatted in the style of IEEE-Computer Society Format:

    The page limit for the final version is 12 pages.  We only accept electronic submissions. Please send your manuscripts in PDF format to   the program chairs:   



    Program chairs:

    Dr. JingTao Yao                                               Dr. Pawan Lingras

    University of Regina                                          Saint Mary's University
    Canada                                                            Canada



    Program committee: (Partial and tentative)

    C. Butz (University of Regina, Canada)

    N. J. Cercone (Dalhousie University, Canada)

    H. J. Hamilton (University of Regina, Canada)

    J.C. Han (Calafornia State University, USA)

    T. Hu (Drexel University, USA)

    D. Jutla (Saint Mary's University, Canada)

    Kinshuk (Massey University, New Zealand)

    T.Y. Lin (San Jose State University, USA)

    C. N. Liu (Beijing University of Technology, China)

    J. M. Liu (Hong Kong Baptist University, China)

    Q. Liu (Nanchang University, China)

    P. Lingras (Saint Mary's University, Canada)

    G. Ruhe (University of Calgary, Canada)

    J. Stratton (Aliant Inc., Canada)

    S. Tsumoto (Shimane Medical University, Japan)

    V. Raghavan (University of Louisiana, USA)

    J. T. Yao (University of Regina, Canada)

    Y. Y. Yao (University of Regina, Canada)

    Y.-Q. Zhang (Georgia State University, USA)

    N. Zhong (Maebashi Institute of Technology, Japan)

    G. Y. Wang (Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China)



    The onsite proceedings of the workshop will be published by WI 2003. We may have a post-workshop special issue on a journal or an edited book for selected papers with revision and extension. 



    Workshop Registration:


    Before Sep 20, 2003

    After Sep 20, 2003

    IEEE (or IEEE CS) members










    Full-time Students






    (1)   A workshop registration includes a copy of the workshop proceedings.

    (2)   A discount of US$50(JPY6,000) will be provided for people who also register for the main conference. This discount does not apply to student registrations.

    (3)   Students must submit a verification letter of full-time status from the department head. Please fax the verification letter to +81-27-265-7366 (Ning Zhong).

    More information about workshop and conference registration can be found at: