2nd Workshop on Information Credibility on the Web (WICOW 2008)
          in conjunction with 17th ACM CIKM 2008 

        October 30, 2008, Napa Valley, California


The aim of this workshop is to provide a forum for discussion about issues
related to information credibility and its evaluation.

As computers and computer networks become more sophisticated, a huge
amount of information, such as that found in Web documents, has been
accumulated and circulated. Such information gives people a framework 
for organizing their daily lives. A well-functioning society needs technology
 that can be used to manage this wealth of information and, in particular, 
investigate its credibility. This technology would be able to handle a wide 
range of tasks: extracting credible information related to a given topic,
organizing this information, detecting its provenance, clarifying
background, facts, and various related opinions and the distribution of
them, and so on. Especially, as the Web is becoming a major source of
information nowadays, it is necessary to provide efficient and reliable
methods for evaluation of Web content's trustworthiness. 


We invite submissions on any aspects of information credibility on the
Web. Topics include, but are not limited to: 

- Information credibility evaluation and its applications
- Content analysis for credibility evaluation
- Sentiment analysis of content
- Credibility of Web search results
- Search models and applications for trustworthy content
- Conflicting opinion detection and analysis
- Credibility evaluation of user-generated content (e.g., Wikipedia)
- Information credibility evaluation in social networks
- Analysis of information dissemination
- Estimation of author and publishing venue reputation
- Spatial and temporal aspects in information credibility
- Estimation of information age, provenance and validity
- Sociological and psychological aspects of information credibility
- Users study for information credibility
- Risk assessment of information credibility
- Multimedia content credibility
- Persuasive technologies
- Information credibility in online advertising and Internet monetization
- Object identification on the Web


- July 20, 2008 - Paper submission
- August 10, 2008 - Notification of acceptance
- August 15, 2008 - Camera-ready paper submission (hard deadline for publication in proceedings)
- October 30, 2008 - Workshop


Submissions should be sent in English in PDF format via the submission
website. Papers should adhere to ACM formatting guidelines and should
not exceed 8 pages. They must be original and have not been submitted
for publication elsewhere. We encourage also position papers outlining
interesting research directions.

The accepted papers are going to appear in CIKM Workshops Proceedings
published by ACM either as full (up to 8 pages) or short papers (up to
4 pages) depending on the review results.  At least one author of each
accepted submission should register by the end of the early
registration period in order for the paper to be included in the


General Chairs: 

- Katsumi Tanaka  Kyoto University, Japan
- Takashi Matsuyama  Kyoto University, Japan
- Ee-Peng Lim  Singapore Management University, Singapore

PC Chair: 

- Adam Jatowt  Kyoto University, Japan

Program Committee: 

- Witold Abramowicz  Poznan University of Economics, Poland
- Sourav S Bhowmick  Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
- Yunbo Cao Microsoft  Research Asia, China
- Jean-Yves Delort  University of Montpellier 2, France
- Pavel Dmitriev  Yahoo!, USA
- Rino Falcone  CNR, Italy
- Kentaro Inui  NAIST, Japan
- Daxin Jiang  Microsoft Research Asia, China
- Yoshikiyo Kato  NICT, Japan
- Yukiko Kawai  Kyoto Sangyo University, Japan
- Masaru Kitsuregawa  University of Tokyo, Japan
- Marek Kowalkiewicz  SAP Research, Australia
- Dariusz Krol Wroclaw  University of Technology, Poland
- Sadao Kurohashi  Kyoto University, Japan
- Ee-Peng Lim  Singapore Management University, Singapore
- Yutaka Matsuo  University of Tokyo, Japan
- Martin Memmel  DFKI, Germany
- Hisashi Miyamori  Kyoto Sangyo University, Japan
- Manabu Okumura  Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
- Kotagiri Ramamohanarao  University of Melbourne, Australia
- Kazutoshi Sumiya  University of Hyogo, Japan
- Hideaki Takeda  NII, Japan
- Katsumi Tanaka  Kyoto University, Japan
- Martin Wolpers  Fraunhofer FIT, Germany
- Masatoshi Yoshikawa  Kyoto University, Japan


Adam Jatowt
email: adam [at] dl [dot] kuis [dot] kyoto-u [dot] ac [dot] jp
phone/fax: +81-75-231-4282