European Web Mining Forum (EWMF 2005)

Held as part of ECML/PKDD 2005
October 3rd, 2005
Porto, Portugal


The schedule of EWMF 2005 can be found here.


The European Web Mining Forum 2005 is sponsored by the EU Network of Excellence Pascal.


The world-wide web is a rich source of information about human behaviour. It contains traces of information search, reactions to events, user feedback on items of interest. This shows up in the rise of related research areas like communities of practice, knowledge management, web communities, and peer to peer. In particular the notion of collaborative work and thus the need of its systematic analysis becomes more and more important. To develop effective web applications, it is essential to analyse patterns hidden in the usage of web resources, their contents and their interconnections. User preferences and expectations together with usage patterns form the basis for personalized and user-friendly services. Machine Learning methods have been used extensively to find patterns in usage of the network by exploiting both contents and link structures.

Recently, much research is directed at the analysis of collaboration networks or discovering social networks from web usage. Successful workshops on Link Analysis held at international conferences for the last few years (KDD-2003, IJCAI-2003, KDD 2004, AAAI-2005) show the growing interest and research potential of the addressed and related problems. The workshop continues a series of workshops on Semantic Web Mining which have been held at the ECML/PKDD data mining conferences in 2000-2003 and on Ontologies in P2P communities at ESWC 2005.

The workshop will consist of one or two invited talks, presentation of refereed papers, and discussions. Attendance will be not limited to the paper authors.

Topics of Interest

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • analysis of weblogs
  • semantic association identification by link analysis
  • discovering social structures and communities
  • predicting trends and buying behaviour
  • using prior knowledge and the semantic web for user modelling
  • using content of the web for modelling
  • applications in e-commerce, education
  • combining the web with data from other sources
  • methods for protecting privacy
  • deriving profiles from usage
  • discovering misuse and fraud
  • student profiles in e-learning
  • personalized delivery of news and journals


We invite two types of submissions for this workshop:
  • Technical papers (maximum 12 pages)
  • Short position papers (maximum 6 pages)
Submitted papers will be peer-reviewed and selected on the basis of these reviews. Accepted papers will be presented at the workshop. All submissions should be made electronically if possible, by email attachment and preferably in Postscript or PDF format.

All submissions must be sent to . Although not required for the initial submission, we recommend to follow the format guidelines of ECML/PKDD (Springer LNCS -- LaTeX Style File), as this will be the required format for accepted papers.

The workshop proceedings will be distributed during the workshop. We plan to issue a post workshop publication of selected papers by Springer Lecture Notes.

Important Dates

Paper submission:
July 25, 2005
Notication of acceptance:
August 15, 2005
Camera-ready paper submission:
September 5, 2005
Workshop date:
October 3rd, 2005

Organizing Committee

  • Bettina Berendt, Institute of Information Systems of Humboldt University Berlin, Germany
  • Andreas Hotho, Group of Knowledge and Data Engineering, University of Kassel, Germany
  • Dunja Mladenic, J. Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Giovanni Semeraro, Department of Informatics, University of Bari, Italy
  • Myra Spiliopoulou, Institute of Technical and Business Information Systems, Otto-von-Guericke-Universitaet Magdeburg, Germany
  • Gerd Stumme, Group of Knowledge and Data Engineering, University of Kassel, Germany
  • Maarten van Someren, Informatics Institute, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

Program Committee

  • Sarabjot Anand, UK
  • Mathias Bauer, Germany
  • Stephan Bloehdorn, Germany
  • Janez Brank, Slovenia
  • Marko Grobelnik, Slovenia
  • Haym Hirsh, USA
  • Ernestina Menasalvas, Spain
  • Bamshad Mobasher, USA
  • Ion Muslea, USA
  • Michael J. Pazzani, USA
  • Lars Schmidt-Thieme, Germany
  • Steffen Staab, Germany