WWWJ special issue

As announced initially, the best papers are invited to submit an extended version of their work to a special issue of WWW Journal published by Springer: https://link.springer.com/journal/11280


We would like to clarify the following requirements to get your paper submitted to the special issue.

  1. Your journal paper should be over 60% extension.
  2. You should refer to your conference paper published in the WISE proceedings.
  3. You should explain extension in the introduction, i.e., the extra contribution compared to your WISE 2018 paper.
  4. You may modify the title of your paper if you wish.
  5. According to Springer procedure, your extended paper will be submitted to similarity checking.

Submission Deadline:

We would appreciate if you submit your papers before March 15, 2019. Please confirm that you intend to submit your extended paper to the WWW Journal.

Instructions to authors


Submission link

(Please make sure you chose WISE 2018 at the selection menu when you start the submission process)

Review Process

Being shortlisted doesn’t mean automatically that the paper will get accepted. All submitted papers will be reviewed carefully by 3 external reviewers at least. Any paper that doesn’t meet the WWWJ requirements and standards will be rejected.

Selected papers

Being the top scored papers, the following papers have been selected for inclusion in the special issue:

Authors, Title


Ying He, Zhixu Li, Guanfeng Liu, Fangfei Cao, Zhigang Chen, Ke Wang and Jie Ma. Bootstrapped Multi-Level Distant Supervision for Relation Extraction


Ildar Nurgaliev, Muhammad Muzammal and Qiang Qu. Enabling Blockchain for Efficient Spatio-temporal Query Processing


Jeffery Ansah, Wei Kang, Lin Liu, Jixue Liu and Jiuyong Li. SensorTree: Bursty Propagation Trees as Sensors for Protest Event Detection


Xin Wu, Yi Cai, Qing Li, Jingyun Xu and Ho-Fung Leung. Combining Contextual Information by Self-attention Mechanism in Convolutional Neural Networks for Text Classification


Jinyuan He, Jia Rong, Le Sun, Hua Wang and Yanchun Zhang. D-ECG: A Dynamic Framework for Cardiac Arrhythmia Detection from IoT-based ECGs


Maoxiang Hao, Zhixu Li, Yan Zhao and Kai Zheng. Mining High-Quality Fine-Grained Type Information from Chinese Online Encyclopedias


Yiming Zhou, Yuehui Han, An Liu, Zhixu Li, Hongzhi Yin and Lei Zhao. Extracting Representative User Subset of Social Networks towards User Characteristics and Topological Features


Peiyao Li, Weiliang Zhao and Jian Yang. CoRank: A Coupled Dual Networks Approach to Trust Evaluation on Twitter


Fuyong Zhang, Yi Wang and Hua Wang. Gradient Correlation: Are Ensemble Classifiers More Robust Against Evasion Attacks in Practical Settings?

Early Bird registrations

Until September 30th, 2018