10th International Workshop on

 Information Integration on the Web (IIWeb 2014)
co-located with  ICDE 2014

March 31, 2014, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Keynote Speaker:  Prof. AnHai Doan 

Chief Scientist Walmart Labs & Associate Professor, Dept of CS, University of Wisconsin Madison

Focus:   Big Data Integration

This workshop,10th in the IIWeb series, is focused on identifying challenges to be overcome for effectively extracting and integrating information in big data applications. Specifically, we will provide a forum to discuss research directions, share experience and insights from both academia and industry. The anticipated outcome of the workshop is an assessment of the state of the art of the data integration research in the big data era, as well as identification of critical next steps to pursue.

Topics of interest, include, but are not restricted to:
  • Systems dealing with large scale data processing, integration and management
  • Name disambiguation and entity linking
  • Managing and integrating social, web, enterprise, real-time and historical data
  • Integrating Cyber Physical Systems with Enterprise Data
  • Issues in  integrating  large data networks with Personal Data
  • Case Studies, successes, lessons learnt
  • Sharing of data – policy needs, security concerns, incentives
The workshop’s  intent is to provide a  common platform to understand the critical problems they pose, determine the value-add they can bring in various domains and to enable  cross-fertilization of ideas between the different scientific (database, machine learning, distributed computing, sensor management etc)  and functional (academia and business) groups.  We invite researchers working in any of the following areas to participate:
  • Information/Data Management &  Integration
  • Knowledge Discovery & Data Mining
  • Distributed Computing
  • Social Media Analytics
  • Real-time Analytics
  • Big Data, Cloud & Analytics
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Knowledge Representation, Ontologies  &  Metadata Management


Important Dates

Manuscripts due:  December 8, 2013

Notification of acceptance:  December 25, 2013

Final revised manuscript:  January 5, 2014

Workshop:   March 31, 2014

We welcome original, unpublished manuscripts of upto 6 pages (2 column format) inclusive of all references and figures.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  IEEE proceedings templates.

Submission Site: Papers are to be submitted online at https://cmt.research.microsoft.com/IIWeb2014/

We request interested authors to create a login on CMT as an expression of interest.

Proceedings:  IIWeb 2014 proceedings will be published as part of IEEE ICDE 2014 conference proceedings.

Workshop Organisation

Workshop Chairs

Ullas Nambiar,  EMC  India COE

Zaiqing Nie,  Microsoft Research Asia,  China  

Steering Committee

Alon Halevy, Google, USA

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

Subbarao Kambhampati, Arizona State University, USA

Program Committee

Avigdor Gal,  Technion, Haifa, Israel
Alfredo Cuzzocrea, ICAR-CNR & University of Calabira, Italy

Biplav Srivastava, IBM Research Lab - India,  New Delhi, India

Karthik Nagesh,  EMC Corporation, Bangalore, India 

Kemafor Ogan, NC State University, Raleigh, USA
Michael Carey, University of California, Irvine, USA
Mong Li Lee, National University of Singapore
Senjuti Basu Roy, University of Washington Tacoma, USA
Srikanta Bedathur, Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Delhi, India
Srinath Srinivasa, International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Bangalore, India

Past Workshops

IIWeb 2014 will follow the tradition established by the following nine workshops, each having a different focus theme each time and held at premier venues across related communities.

  1. IIWeb2012, held at  SIGMOD 2012.
  2. Co-chairs: Ullas Nambiar and Zaiqing Nie 
  3. IIWeb 2011, held at WWW 2011. 
  4. Co-chairs:  Ullas Nambiar and L Venkata Subramaniam
  5.  IIWeb 2009, held at IJCAI 2009.
  6. Co-chairs:  Biplav Srivastava, Ullas Nambiar and Craig Knoblock
  7. IIWeb 2007, held at AAAI 2007
  8. Co-chairs: Ullas Nambiar and Zaiqing Nie
  9.  IIWeb 2006, held at  WWW 2006.
  10. Co-chairs: Kevin Chang and Avigdor Gal 
  11. IIWeb 2004, held at VLDB 2004.   
  12. Co-chairs: Hasan Davulcu and Nick Kushmerick 
  13.  IIWeb 2003, held at IJCAI 2003.  
  14. Co-chairs: Craig Knoblock and Subbarao Kambhampati
  15. Intelligent Information Integration (III 99), held at IJCAI 1999 
  16. Co-chairs: D. Fensel, C.A. Knoblock, N. Kushmerick and M.C. Rousset 
  17. AI and Information Integration, held at AAAI 1998
  18. Co-chairs: Craig Knoblock and Alon Levy