Eighth International Workshop on


Information Integration on the Web (IIWeb2011)


in conjunction with WWW 2011


March 28, 2011, HICC, Hyderabad, India

Accepted Papers | Important Dates  |  Submission Guidelines  |  Workshop Committee   |  Program Committee | Past Workshops   |   Sister Workshop - AIIP2011 at IJCAI

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Invited Talks:

Crowdsourcing using Mechanical Turk: Quality Management and Scalability

by Prof. Panos Ipeirotis, George A. Kellner Faculty Fellow, Leonard M. Stern School of Business, New York University

Sensors, Networks and Internet of Things Research Challenges in Health Care

by Prof. Sounder Kumara, Allen E. Pearce/Allen M. Pearce Chaired professor, Penn State University, USA


Cyber-physical systems (CPS) are physical and engineered systems whose operations are monitored, coordinated, controlled and integrated by a computing and communication core. This intimate coupling between the cyber and physical will be manifested from the nano-world to large-scale wide-area systems. The internet transformed how humans interact and communicate with one another, revolutionized how and where information is accessed, and even changed how people buy and sell products. Similarly, CPS will transform how humans interact with and control the physical world around us. Examples of CPS include medical devices and systems, aerospace systems, transportation vehicles and intelligent highways, defense systems, robotic systems, process control, factory automation, building and environmental control and smart spaces. CPS interact with the physical world, and must operate dependably, safely, securely, and efficiently and in real-time.

This workshop, eighth in the IIWeb series, is focused on making the research in information integration on the web more relevant to the challenges in cyber physical systems that will be built to solve the critical problems that arise when we want to build a sustainable ecosystem for life on our planet. The workshop will continue its traditional themes of interest namely integration architectures, information extraction, web object extraction, record linkage, named entity extraction, source meta-data learning, query execution and optimization. However, we will give special emphasis to how this can be applied to integrating information arising from physical systems such as sensors deployed to measure flow of traffic, or measure water consumption etc.

Topics of interest, include, but are not restricted to:

         Knowledge representation in cyber physical systems

         Challenges in efficiently managing sensor data

         Challenges with managing and integrating real-time and historical data

         Novel data acquisition mechanisms such as crowd sourcing

         Mining spatio-temporal patterns and prediction of future trends

         Issues in scaling out integration solutions

         Case Studies, successes, lessons learnt

         Sharing of data policy needs, security concerns, incentives


Important Dates

Manuscripts due: February 15, 2011

Notification of acceptance:  February 27, 2011

Final revised manuscript:  March 12, 2011

Workshop:   March 28, 2011


Submission Guidelines


We welcome original, unpublished manuscripts of upto 6 pages (2 column format) inclusive of all references and figures. Vision papers and descriptions of work-in-progress are welcomed as short paper submissions (4 pages). Papers must be written in English, and formatted according to ACM SIG proceedings templates.


Submission Site: Papers are to be submitted online at https://cmt.research.microsoft.com/IIWeb2011/. We request interested authors to login and submit abstracts as an expression of interest before the actual deadline.


Proceedings: To be published electronically as an ACM ICPS volume (ISBN: 978-1-4503-0620-1) and will be available on ACM Digital Library. We will be following ACM Copyright and plagiarism policies.


Workshop Committee

Workshop Chairs

Ullas Nambiar, IBM Research - India

L Venkat Subramaniam, IBM Research India

Steering Committee

Subbarao Kambhampati , Arizona State University, USA

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

Biplav Srivastava, IBM Research India


Program Committee

Avigdor Gal, Technion, Haifa, Israel

Chenkai Li, University of Texas, Arlington, USA

Eran Toch, Tel Aviv University, Israel

Gautam Das, University of Texas, Arlington, USA

Indrajit Bhattacharya, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India

Martine De Cock, Ghent University, Belgium

Michael Sheng, University of Adelaide, Australia

N. L. Sarda, Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, India

Prasad Deshpande, IBM Research-India

S. K. Gupta, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India

Vanja Josifovski, Yahoo Research, USA

Yi Chen, Arizona State University, USA

Zaiqing Nie, Microsoft Research Asia, Beijing, China


Past Workshops

IIWeb 2011 will follow the tradition established by the following seven workshops, each having a different focus theme each time and held at premier venues across related communities.


1.      IIWeb 2009, held at IJCAI 2009.

Co-chairs: Biplav Srivastava, Ullas Nambiar and Craig Knoblock


2.      IIWeb 2007, held at AAAI 2007.

Co-chairs: Ullas Nambiar and Zaiqing Nie


3.      IIWeb 2006, held at WWW 2006.

Co-chairs: Kevin Chang and Avigdor Gal


4.      IIWeb 2004, held at VLDB 2004.

Co-chairs: Hasan Davulcu and Nick Kushmerick.


5.      IIWeb 2003, held at IJCAI 2003.

Co-chairs: Craig Knoblock and Subbarao Kambhampati,


6.      Intelligent Information Integration (III 99), held at IJCAI 1999

Co-chairs: D. Fensel, C.A. Knoblock, N. Kushmerick and M.C. Rousset


7.      AI and Information Integration, held at AAAI 1998

Co-chairs: Craig Knoblock and Alon Levy