WIMS 2020: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Web Intelligence, Mining and Semantics
On behalf of the conference chairs, we welcome you to the 10th International Conference on Web Intelligence, Mining and Semantics (WIMS'20) hosted by LIUPPA Lab of the University de Pau & Pays de l'Adour, Biarritz-France. The 1st WIMS conference was organized in Sogndal Norway. Since then, it has always been published by ACM. After 10 years of continuous presence, this conference has become the premier forum for the dissemination of leading-edge research in Web Intelligence and Mining. The WIMS conference series continues this tradition of bringing students, researchers and practitioners together to exchange and share their contributions. Previous events took place in Seoul, Korea (2019), Novi Sad, Serbia (2018), Amantea, Italy (2017), Nimes, France (2016), Limassol, Cyprus (2015), Thessaloniki, Greece (2014), Madrid, Spain (2013), Craiova, Romania (2012), and Sogndal, Norway (2011). The 10th WIMS involved lots of people such as, for example, 102 PC members, all of whom have been selected for their strong expertise and special interest in their respective research areas.
The following areas were included in the Call for Papers: Web Intelligence, Web Mining, Information and Knowledge Extraction, Web Semantics and Reasoning, Applications, and Evaluation and Validation Methodologies. In the 10th WIMS conference, we are really gratified by the international diversity of this conference: authors of submitted work hail from no less than 40 countries (see Figure 2). All the 52 submitted papers went through a peer-review process by at least three independent academic reviewers. Where needed, more reviewers were consulted to resolve potential conflicts. The conference program committee had a very challenging task of choosing between high quality submissions. Out of all submissions, 22 regular papers and 1 short paper were selected for presentation in the conference program and inclusion in the main conference proceedings. In addition, WIMS'20 accommodated the Special Track on Social and Big Data in 5G era. In particular, 5 regular papers were selected for inclusion in this track.