First International Workshop on

Semantic Web Mining and Reasoning (SWMR 2004)


In conjunction with the

2004 IEEE/WCI/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence

Sept. 20-24, 2004, Beijing, China


Workshop Objectives

The major goal of the workshop is to bring researchers, scientists and practitioners from both industry and academics, and representatives from different communities such as data mining, semantic web, ontology together to study, understand, and explore the data mining methods and techniques for the semantic web. In the workshop, we want to explore the use of XML, RDF, ontologies, text mining, information extraction and logics for the three web mining areas; and the support of web mining techniques for building and annotating the semantic web. These technological advances can ultimately lead to a new breed of Web-based data mining applications and web service.


We invite researchers and experts of semantic web, data mining, ontology to submit original research papers as well as reports on work in progress related to (Suggested topics include but are not restricted to):


Ontology-based learning/knowledge extraction from the web

Ontology-based Information Retrieval

Ontology-based Web Mining

Ontology construction/population from the web

Business Semantics and Ontologies

Ontology merge, Maintenance and mapping

Semantic Annotation of Web Services

Semantic Web Service Discovery

Information fusion/integration in the semantic web

Metadata-based Text Mining 

Text mining/Information extraction for ontology construction

Applications of Semantic Web Mining 

Machine Learning and Semantic Web

Data mining XML data

Information Extraction with data mining

Web Usage, Content, and Structure Mining for Discovering Semantics

Applications of Semantic Web Mining


Paper Submission and Review

Submitted papers must not substantially overlap with papers that have been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or a conference with proceedings. Papers submitted to the workshop will undergo a peer-review process. The draft version of the workshop proceedings will be distributed in the workshop and selected papers will be published as a book from Springer after the workshop.


Research papers should not exceed 5000 words (approximately 10 pages In IEEE 2-column format). Short papers (up to 6 pages) describing early research results are also welcome. Papers should be submitted in electronic form (Standard Postscript, PDF, doc) in IEEE 2-column format via E-mail to: or



Important Dates

Submissions: July 15, 2004

Acceptance: August 7, 2004

Final copy: August 15, 2004


Accepted Paper List



Workshop Schedule


Workshop Organization

PC Chairs

Xiaohua (Tony) Hu, Drexel University.

T.Y. Lin San Jose State University


PC committee


Aijun An (York University, Canada)

Nick Cercone (Dalhousie University, Canada)

Hinchun Chen (Arizona University, USA)

Arbee L.P. Chen (National Taiwan University, Taiwan)

I-Jen Chiang (Taipei Medical University, Taiwan)

Ada Fu (Chinese Univ. of HongKong)

R. Grossman (University of Illinois at Chicago, USA)

Hyoil Han (Drexel University)

Jianchao Han, (California State Univ.)

Larry Kerschberg (George Mason University, USA)

Vipul Kashyap, (National Library of Medicine, NIH , USA)

Xia Lin (Drexel University, USA)

Huan Liu (Arizona State University, USA)

Yuefeng Li (Queensland University of Technology. Australia)

Leo Obrst, (MITRE, USA)

Yi Pen (Georgia State Univ.)

Zhongzhi Shi, (Chinese Academy of Science, China)

Kathy Shelfer (Drexel University)

Il-Yeol Song, Drexel University

Min Song (Drexel University)

Vijay Raghavan (University of Louisiana, USA)

David Taniar (Monash University, Australia)

S. Tsumoto (Shimane Medical University, Japan)

B. Thurasingham (US National Science Foundation, USA)

Shin-Mu Vincent Tseng (National Cheng Kung UniversityTaiwan)
John Wang (
Montclair University)

Jeonghee Yi, (IBM Almaden Research Center, USA )

Clement Yu, (Univ. of Illinois at Chicago, USA)

R. Yager (Iona College, USA)
Jingtao Yao (
University of Regina, Canada)

Yanqing Zhang (Georgia State Univ.)