Web Data Processing & Reasoning (WDPAR 2018)

Workshop @ KI 2018


International Workshop on
Web Data Processing & Reasoning (WDPAR 2018)
in conjunction with the 2018 KI Conference in Berlin, Germany
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The International Workshop on Web Data Processing & Reasoning (WDPAR 2018)

In conjunction with KI 2018

Aims of the Workshop

The workshop on Web Data Processing and Reasoning (WDPAR) aims to provide a forum for scientists, researchers and practitioners to discuss and exchange ideas, new techniques, approaches and applications related to the web, e.g. approaches for and applications utilizing web data (i.e., data collected from the web, available in the web or being about the web), execution environments in the web and advanced web applications. A special focus of the workshop is on intelligent web data processing via reasoning for data exchange, data integration and advanced applications.

Types of Papers

The workshop solicits high-quality papers of different categories:

  • Research Papers propose new approaches, theories or techniques related to Web Data Processing and Reasoning including new data structures, algorithms and whole systems. They should make substantial theoretical and empirical contributions to the research field.

  • Experiments and Analysis Papers focus on the experimental evaluation of existing approaches including data structures and algorithms and bring new insights through the analysis of these experiments. Results of Experiments and Analysis Papers can be, for example, showing benefits of well-known approaches in new settings and environments, opening new research problems by demonstrating unexpected behavior or phenomena, or comparing a set of traditional approaches in an experimental survey.

  • Application Papers report new applications and practical experiences on applications related to the web. Application Papers might describe how to apply Web technologies to specific application domains with web-scale data demands like social networks, web search, e-business, collaborative environments, e-learning, medical informatics, bioinformatics and geographic information system. We especially welcome Application Papers describing applications utilizing reasoning about web data in a new way.

  • Vision Papers identify emerging or future research issues and directions, and describe new research visions for web data processing and reasoning. The new visions will potentially have great impacts on society.

Topics of Interest

Topics relevant to this workshop include, but are NOT limited to:

  • Optimization of Web Data Processing
  • Applications of Web Data
  • Reasoning on Web Data
  • Advanced and New Forms of Web Applications
  • Web Streams

    • Continuous Queries and Reasoning
    • Stream Pipelines
    • Fault-Tolerant Stream Processing
    • Optimized Processing of a web-scale number of queries

  • Semantic Web

    • Applications
    • Semantic Big Data
    • Reasoning
    • Semantic Data and Query Processing

  • Linked Data

    • Integration of Heterogeneous Linked Data
    • Real-World Applications
    • Statistics and Visualizations
    • Quality
    • Ranking Techniques
    • Provenance
    • Mining and Consuming Linked Data

  • Distributed Processing of Data in the Web

    • Distributed Reasoning
    • Distributed Rule Processing
    • Distributed Query Processing
    • Fault-Tolerant Processing

  • Processing of and Reasoning about Web Services

    • Orchestration
    • New protocols for web services

  • Rule Processing of Web Data
  • Evaluation of different Learning Approaches in the context of Web Data and Web Applications: unsupervised learning, supervised or reinforced learning, transfer learning, zero-shot learning, adversarial networks, and deep probabilistic models
  • Knowledge Representation and Retrieval of Web Data
  • Web Data exploration and visualization
  • Web Data Mining
  • Learning for Web Database Tuning and Web Query Optimization
  • Case studies of AI-Accelerated Web Workloads
  • Web Protocols and Standards
  • AI-Enabled Web Data Integration Strategies
  • Web Security and Privacy
  • Web Trust
  • Natural Language Processing for Web Applications

    • Queries and Chatbot Interfaces
    • Result Summarization

  • Evaluating Quality of Approximate Results from AI-Enabled Web Queries

Important Dates

Time Schedule
Submission (extended): June 25, 2018
Notification: July 9, 2018
Workshop: September 25, 2018

Diversity Considerations of the Program Committee

We have currently recruited 11 PC members and chairs listed below who are experts in the topics of interest of our workshop. The current PC members and chairs are selected from 6 nations all over the world as shown also by the map below. While most PC members are from academia, we have 2 experts also from industry (18%). 1 of the PC members and chairs are women (9%).


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Program Committee Chairs

Program Committee

  • Mithun Balakrishna, Lymba Corporation, USA
  • Tanya Braun, University of Lübeck, Germany
  • Josue Balandrano Coronel, The University of Texas at Austin, USA
  • Marcel Gehrke, University of Lübeck, Germany
  • Hasan Ali Khattak, Comsats Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Hariharan Krishnaswamy, DELL Technologies, USA
  • Gianfranco E. Modoni, National Research Council of Italy - Bari, Italy
  • Özgür L. Özçep, University of Lübeck, Germany
  • Nuno Silva, Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto, Portugal

Evaluation of Papers

To verify the originality of submissions, we will use Plagiarism Detection Tools to check the content of the submitted manuscripts against previous publications.

Papers will be evaluated according to the following aspects:

  • Relevance to the Workshop
  • Novelty and practical impact
  • Technical soundness
  • Appropriateness and adequacy of:
    • Literature review
    • Background discussion
    • Analysis of issues
  • Presentation, including:
    • Overall organization and structure
    • Correctness of English language
    • Readability

Accepted Papers

The list of accepted papers is not yet available. Please check our Important Dates page.


The program is not yet available. Please check our Important Dates page.

Manuscript Preparation

Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research papers that are not being considered for publication in any other forum.

Accepted papers will be published online in the Open Journal of Web Technologies (OJWT). OJWT is an open access journal, and the proceedings will hence be highly visible to all interested readers.

Manuscripts should be submitted electronically as PDF files using this webpage and be formatted using the word or latex templates of the Open Journal of Web Technologies (OJWT). Research papers as well as experiments and analysis papers should have between 6 and 15 pages, application papers between 6 and 12 pages and vision papers between 4 and 12 pages.

It is expected that at least one author of an accepted paper registers to the workshop and presents the contributions. Additionally an open-access publication fee of 98 Euro (special rate) is to be paid for each accepted paper to the publisher of Open Journal of Web Technologies (OJWT).


The submission is currently closed. Please check our Important Dates page.

Contact Program Chairs

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