Web Intelligence

An International Journal

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22, 4 issues

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22:2 online 23 April 2024

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22:3 scheduled for July 2024

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From volume 4, 2016

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Aims & Scope

Web Intelligence (WI) is now a cutting-edge area which addresses open issues towards deepening the understanding of all Web’s entities, phenomena, and developments in utilizing the power of human brains and man-made networks to create a better world.  More specifically, the fields of how artificial intelligence is impacting the Web of People,   the Web of Data, the Web of Things, the Web of Trust, the Web of Agents, the Web in industry, society, health and smart living, and the Web of Everything. Therefore, “Web Intelligence = AI in the Connected World”.


  • Cognitive Modeling and Computing
  • Conversational Search and Dialog Systems
  • Crowdsourcing and Social Computing
  • Human Centric Computing and Services
  • Human Creativity and Decision-making Support
  • Human-level Collective Intelligence
  • Human-machine Co-intelligence in the Connected World
  • Information Diffusion Modeling and Analysis
  • Opinion Mining and Sentiment Analysis
  • Recommendation Systems
  • Situation and Personality Awareness
  • Social Media and Social Networks
  • User and Behavioural Modelling
  • Wisdom Services


  • Artificial Intelligence Generated Content (AIGC)
  • Big Data Analytics and Deep Learning
  • Big Data and Human Brain Complex Systems
  • Cognitive Models and Computational Models
  • Data Driven Services and Applications
  • Data Integration and Data Provenance
  • Data-Knowledge-Wisdom Hierarchy
  • Data Science and Machine Learning
  • Few-shot Learning and Transfer Learning
  • Graph Isomorphism and Graph Theory
  • Information Search and Retrieval
  • Knowledge Graph and Semantic Networks
  • Linked Data Management and Analytics
  • Multimodal Data Fusion 
  • Pre-trained Language Models and Applications
  • Representation Learning


  • Distributed Systems and Devices
  • Dynamics of Networks
  • Industrial Multi-domain Web
  • Intelligent Ubiquitous Web of Things
  • IoT Data Analytics
  • Location and Time Awareness
  • Open Autonomous Systems
  • Sensor Networks 
  • Streaming Data Analysis
  • Web Infrastructures and Devices Mobile Web
  • Wisdom Web of Things


  • Blockchain Analytics and Technologies
  • De-Platforming and No-platforming 
  • Decentralization of Internet
  • Fake Content and Fraud Detection
  • Hidden Web Analytics
  • Monetization Services and Applications
  • Trust Models for Agents
  • Ubiquitous Computing
  • Web Cryptography
  • Web Safety and Openness
  • Web-scale Security, Integrity, Privacy and Trust


  • Agent Networks and Multi-Agent Systems
  • Autonomy Remembrance Agents
  • Autonomy-oriented Computing
  • Behaviour Modelling and Individual-based Modelling
  • Chatbot and Personal Assistants
  • Computational Social Science
  • Deep Reinforcement Learning
  • Distributed Problem-Solving and Reasoning 
  • Edge Computing and Cloud Computing
  • Local-global Behavioural Interactions
  • Mechanism Design
  • Network Autonomy Remembrance Agents
  • Self-adaptive and Self-organizing Evolutionary Systems
  • Social-cyber-physical Systems
  • Symbols-Meaning-Value Space

Web in Industry, Society, Health and Smart Living, and the Web of Everything

  • AIGC in Industry, Finance, Culture, Tourism, Education and Healthcare
  • Data Brain, City Brain and Global Brain
  • Data-driven Service Industry 
  • Data-driven Innovative Service-oriented Society
  • Digital Ecosystems and Digital Epidemiology
  • Digital Transformation and Digital Twin
  • Generative AI and the Web of Everything
  • Human-machine Symbiosis in a Connected World
  • Web3, Metaverse and Smart Living
  • Wellbeing and Healthcare in the 5G Era
  • Fairness, Accountability and Transparency
  • Explainability and Interpretability

Editorial Board


Xiaohui Tao
School of Mathematics, Physics and Computing
University of Southern Queensland
Email: xiaohui.tao@ieee.org

Managing Editor

Hongzhi Kuai
Faculty of Engineering
Maebashi Institute of Technology
Email: hongzhi.kuai@gmail.com

Assisting Managing Editor

Thanveer Shaik
School of Mathematics, Physics and Computing
University of Southern Queensland
Email: thanveer.shaik@ieee.org

Founding Editors-in-Chief

Prof. Dr. Jiming Liu
Hong Kong Baptist University
Hong Kong

Prof. Dr. Ning Zhong
Maebashi Institute of Technology

Advisory Board

Ning Zhong (Co-chair)
Maebashi Institute of Technology

Jiming Liu (Co-chair)
Hong Kong Baptist University
Hong Kong

Francis Heylighen
Free University of Brussels

Yuefeng Li
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Queensland University of Technology

Vijay Raghavan
University of Louisiana

Amit Sheth
Artificial Intelligence Institute
University of South Carolina

Athena Vakali
Department of Informatics
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Yiyu Yao
University of Regina

Editorial Board

Rajendra Akerkar
Western Norway Research Institute

Hong Chang
Chinese Academy of Sciences

Yu-Wang Chen
The University of Manchester

William K. Cheung
Department of Computer Science, Hong Kong Baptist University
Hong Kong

Joseph Davis
University of Sydney

Xiaoying Gao
Victoria University of Wellington
New Zealand

Yang Gao
Beijing Institute of Technology

Ali Ghorbani
University of New Brunswick

Martin Giese
University of Oslo

Zhisheng Huang
Department of Computer Science, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Xiaolong Jin
Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Matthias Klusch

Hoong Chuin Lau
Singapore Management University

Raymond Yiu Keung Lau
City University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Carson K Leung
University of Manitoba

Lin Li
Wuhan University of Technology

Shou-De Lin
National Taiwan University

Yu-Ru Lin
University of Pittsburgh

Pierre Maret
University Jean Monnet Saint Etienne

Guy Melancon
Université de Bordeaux

Marina Mongiello
Politecnico di Bari

Ngoc Thanh Nguyen
Wroclaw University of Technology

Gabriella Pasi
University of Milano-Bicocca

Heiko Paulheim
University of Mannheim

Hemant Purohit
George Mason University

Yuhui Shi
Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

Miguel-Angel Sicilia
University of Alcala

Atsuhiro Takasu
National Institute of Informatics

Ah-Hwee Tan
Nanyang Technological University

Pang-Ning Tan
Michigan State University

Laurent Vercouter
Institut National de Sciences Appliquées de Rouen

Sheng-Tang Wu
Asia University

Xiao-Feng Xie
Carnegie Mellon University

Yue Xu
Queensland University of Technology

Bo Yang
Jilin University

Wenping Zhang
Renmin University of China, Beijing

Yanqing Zhang
Georgia State University

Xujuan Zhou
University of Southern Queensland

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  • Technical quality of work
  • Comprehensibility and presentation of the paper
  • Overall impression

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  • Minor revisions required
  • Major revisions required
  • Revise and resubmit
  • Reject

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Formerly Web Intelligence and Agent Systems (ISSN print 1570-1263, ISSN online 1875-9289)

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