CFP: Fourth Workshop on Information Credibility on the Web (WICOW 2010)

Fourth Workshop on Information Credibility on the Web (WICOW 2010)
In conjunction with the 19th World Wide Web Conference 2010
April 26-30 (one day) 2010, Raleigh, NC, USA


As computers and computer networks become more common, a huge amount of information such as that found in Web documents has been accumulated and circulated. Such information gives many people a framework for organizing their private and professional lives. However, in general, the quality control of Web content is insufficient due to low publishing barriers. In result there is a lot of mistaken or unreliable information on the Web that can have detrimental effects on users. This situation calls for technology that would facilitate judging the trustworthiness of content and the quality and accuracy of the information that users encounter on the Web. Such technology should 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 other related opinions and the distribution of them, and so on. The problem of Web information reliability and Web data quality has become also apparent in the view of the recent emergence of many popular Web 2.0 applications.


The aim of this workshop is to provide a forum for discussion on issues related to information credibility criteria and the process of its evaluation. We invite submissions on any aspect of information credibility on the Web. Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Information credibility evaluation and its applications
  • Web content analysis for credibility evaluation
  • Author's intent detection
  • Content quality and credibility in Web archiving
  • Credibility of Web search results
  • Search models for trustworthy content on the Web
  • Conflicting opinion detection
  • News credibility
  • Multimedia content credibility
  • Credibility evaluation of user-generated content (ex. Wikipedia, Q&A)
  • Information credibility evaluation in social networks
  • Analysis of information dissemination on the Web
  • Spatial and temporal aspects in information credibility on the Web
  • Information credibility theory and fundamentals
  • Estimation of information age, provenance and validity
  • Estimation of author's and publisher's reputation
  • Sociological and psychological aspects of information credibility estimation
  • Users study for information credibility evaluation
  • Persuasive technologies
  • Information credibility in online advertising
  • Web spam detection
  • Data consistency and provenance
  • Processing uncertain data and information
  • Modeling trust on the Web
  • Credible interaction on the Web
  • Credibility and trust in e-commerce


  • January 25, 2010 - Paper submission deadline
  • February 12, 2010 - Notification of acceptance
  • February 19, 2010 - Camera ready deadline
  • April 26-30 (one day), 2010 - Workshop

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