The Asia Pacific Web (APWeb) and Web-Age Information Management (WAIM) Joint International Conference on Web and Big Data (APWeb-WAIM) hosted by APWeb-WAIM Steering Committee was held online via Tencent Meeting organized by Tianjin University from Sep. 18 to Sep. 20, 2020. Prof. Zhou Xiaofang from the University of Queensland, Australia and Prof. Feng Zhiyong from Tianjin University’s College of Intelligence and Computing acted as the General Co-Chairs of the conference. More than 150 experts, scholars and researchers from China, the United States, Japan, South Korea, Australia and other countries and regions attended the conference to discuss the latest research progress, industry application and future development of the World Wide Web and Big Data.
Prof. Li Keqiu, honorary chair of the conference and Dean of Tianjin University’s College of Intelligence and Computing, delivered a speech at the opening ceremony. He warmly welcomed the experts and representatives attending the conference and briefly introduced Tianjin University. Professor Zhang Yanchun, Chairman of the APWeb-WAIM Steering Committee and Professor of Victoria University in Australia, made opening remarks. He hoped that all experts and scholars would work together to promote the in-depth development of research and application of big data and network information management. He believed that this conference would become a grand gathering for experts and scholars to enhance understanding, strengthen cooperation and stimulate innovation. Professor Wang Xin from Tianjin University’s College of Intelligence and Computing, Program Committee Co-Chair of the conference, gave a general introduction to the paper submission as well as the paper acceptance of this year's conference.
A total of 4 keynote talks were arranged at the conference. Professor James Hendler from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in US, Professor Lin Xuemin from the University of New South Wales in Australia, Professor Masaru Kitsuregawa from the University of Tokyo in Japan and Professor Zhou Xiaofang of the University of Queensland in Australia were invited to make keynote talks on the latest research progress in knowledge data representation and sharing, efficient computation of network structural stability, design and implementation of new database engine, entity linking and data privacy protection for spatiotemporal data.
Two tutorial reports and three workshops were also arranged during the conference.
Dr. Md. Saiful Islam from Griffith University in Australia and Professor Zhang Yanfeng from Northeastern University in China were invited to give tutorial reports, covering the latest research progress in neighborhood query processing and surrounding objects retrieval in spatial databases, distributed graph processing systems, etc. Three workshops respectively discussed over Knowledge Graph Management and Applications (KGMA 2020), Semi-structured Big Data Management and Applications (SemiBDMA 2020), and Deep Learning in Large-scale Unstructured Data Analytics (DeepLUDA 2020). The participants and workshop paper presenters held in-depth discussions on these hot topics.
The APWeb-WAIM 2020 conference collected 259 papers in total, among which 97 papers (including 68 full papers, 29 short papers, full paper acceptance rate reaches 26.25%) and 8 demonstration papers were accepted after carefully reviewed by experts. 15 research sessions and 1 demo session presented their reports in the conference, covering topics such as knowledge graphs, graph data and social network, data mining, machine learning, recommendation systems, text analysis, etc. One best paper, one best student paper and one best demonstration paper were awarded after evaluation by the Organizing Committee.
The Asia Pacific Web (APWeb) and Web-Age Information Management (WAIM) Joint International Conference on Web and Big Data (APWeb-WAIM) both are CCF Class C Recommendation Conference in China Computer Federation and have good reputation among international peers in database-related fields. Starting in 2017, the two conference committees have agreed to launch a joint conference. With the increased focus on Big Data, the new joint conference is expected to attract more professionals from different industrial and academic communities, not only from the Asia Pacific countries but also from other continents. The first APWeb-WAIM was held in Beijing in 2017, the second APWeb-WAIM in Macao, China, in 2018, and the third APWeb-WAIM in Chengdu in 2019.
APWeb-WAIM 2020 Conference Link: http://www.tjudb.cn/apwebwaim2020/
APWeb-WAIM 2020 Conference Proceedings: https://link.springer.com/conference/apwebwaim
By the College of Intelligence and Computing