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Call for Papers
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International Workshop on Multilingual Web Access (MWA 2015), May 19, 2015
http://www.multilingualwebaccess.org/
held In conjunction with the 24th International World Wide Web
Conference, Florence, Italy.

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Motivation and Goals
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Over the past 25 years, the World Wide Web (WWW) has developed into a
truly transnational information medium for users from across the
globe. As of July 2013, Asia accounts for the largest share of online
users in the world at 48.4%, followed by 21.8% from the Americas, and
19% from Europe. With this global development, the diversity of user
languages on the Web has increased dramatically, leading to new
challenges and opportunities for information access providers and
consumers.

The MWA workshop will bring together researchers working on
Cross-/Multilingual Search & Discovery, the Multilingual Social Web,
as well as the Multilingual Semantic Web, in order to promote the
exchange of complementary ideas and applicable/transferrable
techniques between these areas. The goal of the workshop is to advance
the current state of the art in Multilingual Web Access techniques,
and, most importantly, to increase the adoption of multilingual
techniques, methods, and tools in real-world Web applications.

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Themes of interest
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Themes of interest include, but are not limited to, the following areas:

- Multilingual Web search & discovery
- Multilingual Web user needs & behavior
- Multilingual recommender systems
- Multilingual news systems
- Cross-/multilingual information retrieval
- Interactive MWA systems & interfaces
- Personalized multilingual search systems
- Multilingual social network analysis
- Methods & tools for information & community linking
- Multilingual semantic knowledge extraction, representation, and annotation
- Multilingual ontology mapping & data linking
- Sharing multilingual language resources as open web data
- Integration of language technology with multilingual Web content,
e.g. automated translation, automated text annotation for topic
detection, named entity recognition and disambiguation
- Evaluation: methods, collections, and metrics for MWA
- Language resources for MWA
- Cultural aspects of MWA
- Risk-aware MWA
- Privacy and Data Protection of multilingual Web content and data
across jurisdictions

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Submissions
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We solicit submissions of long (up to 6 pages) and short papers (up to
3 pages) from diverse backgrounds, with the aim of promoting the
exchange of ideas between researchers working in the above-mentioned
areas. For full details on the submission format and procedure, please
refer to the Submission Instructions page at
http://www.multilingualwebaccess.org/submission.html. Papers will be
selected based on originality, quality, and ability to promote
discussion.

*** Accepted papers will be included in the WWW conference companion
volume that is published together with the main proceedings by ACM.
***

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Important dates
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Feb 11, 2015: Submission Deadline
Feb 27, 2015: Notification to Authors
Mar 8, 2015: Camera-ready Due
May 19, 2015: Workshop

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Organizing Committee
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Ben Steichen (University of British Columbia, Canada) - [log in to unmask]
Nicola Ferro (University of Padua, Italy) - [log in to unmask]
Dave Lewis (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland) - [log in to unmask]
Ed H. Chi (Google, USA) - [log in to unmask]

For further questions please contact a member of the organizing committee.

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