As the Web has become a major source of information, techniques and methodologies to extract quality information is of paramount importance for many Web applications and users. Data mining and knowledge discovery play key roles in many of today’s prominent Web applications such as e-commerce and computer security.

Following the success of MAW-08 in Okinawa Japan, MAW-09 in Bradford UK, MAW-10 in Perth Australia, and MAW-11 in Singapore, the Fifth MAW aims to bring together scientists, engineers, and practitioners to discuss, exchange ideas, and present their research on mining the Web.

Topics of interest that MAW-12 covers include general mining techniques and methodologies, as well as their application to the Web (but are not limited to):

  • Text, Data, and Media Mining
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Information Retrieval and Knowledge Discovery
  • Ubiquitous and Portable Web Mining
  • Social Networks and On-Line Communities
  • Information Categorisation, Clustering, and Fusion
  • Web Search, Ranking and Optimisation
  • Collaborative Filtering, Personalisation and Recommender Systems
  • Semantic Web and Ontology
  • Cyber Security, Privacy, and Trust
  • e-Technology, e-Government, and e-Learning
  • Wikis and Blogs Mining
  • Web and Business Intelligence
  • Web Evolution and Analytics

Accepted papers will be published by the IEEE Conference Publishing Services (CPS) and archived in the Digital Library.

Extended version of selected papers will be considered for publication in several journals.