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                       ****CALL FOR PAPERS****

  The 4th Workshop on Information Credibility on the Web (WICOW 2010)

       in conjunction with the 19th World Wide Web Conference 2010

                        April 27 2010, Raleigh, NC, USA
                   http://www.dl.kuis.kyoto-u.ac.jp/wicow4/


 * WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION*

In general, the quality control of Web content is insufficient due to
low publishing barriers. In result there is a lot of mistaken or
unreliable information on the Web that can have detrimental effects on
users. This situation calls for technology that would facilitate
judging the trustworthiness of content and the quality and accuracy of
the information that users encounter on the Web. Such technology
should be able to handle a wide range of tasks: extracting credible
information related to a given topic, organizing this information,
detecting its provenance, clarifying background, facts, and other
related opinions and the distribution of them, and so on. The problem
of Web information reliability and Web data quality has become also
apparent in the view of the recent emergence of many popular Web 2.0
applications.


 * TOPICS *

 The aim of this workshop is to provide a forum for discussion on
 issues related to information credibility criteria and the process of
 its evaluation. We invite submissions on any aspect of information
 credibility on the Web. Topics include, but are not limited to:

- Information credibility evaluation and its applications
- Web content analysis for credibility evaluation
- Authorfs intent detection
- Content quality and credibility in Web archiving
- Credibility of Web search results
- Search models for trustworthy content on the Web
- Conflicting opinion detection
- News credibility
- Multimedia content credibility
- Credibility evaluation of user-generated content (ex. Wikipedia, Q&A)
- Information credibility evaluation in social networks
- Analysis of information dissemination on the Web
- Spatial and temporal aspects in information credibility on the Web
- Information credibility theory and fundamentals
- Estimation of information age, provenance and validity
- Estimation of authorfs and publisherfs reputation
- Sociological and psychological aspects of information credibility estimation
- Users study for information credibility evaluation
- Persuasive technologies
- Information credibility in online advertising
- Web spam detection
- Data consistency and provenance
- Processing uncertain data and information
- Modeling trust on the Web
- Credible interaction on the Web
- Credibility and trust in e-commerce


 * KEYNOTE *

 Speaker: Miriam Metzger (UCSB, USA)


 * IMPORTANT DATES *

 February 1, 2010 (extended from Jan 25) - Paper submission deadline
 February 17, 2010 - Notification of acceptance
 February 24, 2010 - Camera ready deadline
 April 27, 2010 - Workshop


 * SUBMISSION *

 Submissions should be sent in English in PDF format. Papers should
 adhere to ACM formatting guidelines and be no longer than 8 pages.
 They must be original and have not been submitted for publication
 elsewhere. We encourage also submission of position papers outlining
 interesting research directions.


 * ORGANIZATION *

 Katsumi Tanaka (Kyoto University, Japan)
 Xiaofang Zhou (University of Queensland, Australia)
 Min Zhang (Tsinghua University, China)
 Adam Jatowt (Kyoto University, Japan)

 Program Committee:

 see the website.


 * CONTACT *

 Adam Jatowt
 email: adam [at] dl [dot] kuis [dot] kyoto-u [dot] ac [dot] jp
 phone/fax: +81-75-231-4282
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