The following special sessions were accepted.

Key Dates

   Deadline of paper submission to the session: May 10, 2012.

   Notification of acceptance for authors: June 8, 2012.

Note: Even though the paper has been selected in your session, the length less than 4 pages for a paper would automatically rejected as a conference publication.

Instructions for organizers and authors

Submission should be sent to the organizer of each session.
Each paper in your session must be 5-6 pages length and be formatted by CPS style It would be submitted for indexng to EI, Inspec, DBLP, and several other citation index.

Session organizer must register and attend the conference. Otherwise, all papers in your session would be cancelled and removed from the proceedings.

The instruction to organize the special session is as follows.

  • Special session organizer(s) needs to gather and organize a session with 5 or 6 papers. Each sesson needs to have review by the session organizer(s) or at least two session committee.
  • Length of each paper should be 4-6 pages. Please see the instruction of regular paper. http://www.
  • The schedule is flexible. Session organizer(s) needs to make a schedule in which every authors submit papers to publishers by camera-ready paper due.
  • When the organizer(s) sends accepted papers (5 to 6 papers) in your session, please indicate one outstanding paper of your session.

  • Knowledge Creation and Information Technology

    • organized by
      Hidehiko Hayashi (Naruto University of Education)<hhayashi (at)> and
      Akinori Minazuki (Kushiro Public University of Economics)<minazuki (at)>

    In recent years on the emerging knowledge-based view, there has been progress in developing smart and high-end information technologies based on intelligence infrastructure. It has been used widely in various areas like education, medical information and intelligence system in the knowledge-based society. There are a few key elements of IT systems for knowledge creation in the knowledge-based society. Their systems used active technologies have been discussed. In this special session, we focus on knowledge creation and information technology. Knowledge creation is an important concept which engendering the future of knowledge-based society. We are expecting the latest IT and knowledge creation could be extensive discussed. Field of research in this session include intelligent system, high-presence system, advanced medical information system and so on.

    Keywords: Intelligent System, High-presence System, Advanced Medical Information System, Management System, Monitoring System, Image Technology, Image Quality Assessment, Decision-making, HEMS, Visualization

    Tourism Information and Its Application

    • organized by
      Kazutaka Shimada (Kyushu Institute of Technology)<shimada (at)>

    Tourism for many cities is one of the most important key industries. The activation of tourism leads to the activation of the industries and communities. The World Wide Web contains much information for the tourism. Analyzing and utilizing the information are significant tasks in tourism informatics. This special session aims to provide an opportunity for researchers to discuss their ideas and efforts in tourism informatics. Authors are invited to submit their original and unpublished work in the areas including (but not limited to) the followings:

    Tourism Informatics, Tourism information extraction, Opinion analysis, Demand analysis, Behavior analysis, Blog and microblog mining, Recommendation, Information access, Construction of information resources for tourists.

    Library Science

    • organized by
      Emi Ishita (Kyushu University)<ishita.emi.982(at)>

    With the dramatic developments in information and communication technology, our society has gone through tremendous changes in terms of how we store, manage and access information and knowledge. These developments have brought substantive benefits for society, but they have also led to new challenges such as difficultly obtaining precise information and the risk of information overload. Many current social problems involve information, including mismanagement of official records (e.g., pension plans, diplomatic documents), misleading food safety information, and falsification of court documents. This has led to a renewed focus on managing information and knowledge properly and securing our access to information. In this special session, we will focus on the contributions of library science to e-services and knowledge management.

    Knowledge discovery, Knowledge services, Knowledge management, Text mining, Information access, Library services, E-learning, Information retrieval systems, User behavior modeling, Security, privacy and trust, Applications of social media, Scholarly communication, Digital preservation, Archives, Data curation

    Web Social Intelligence and Agent System

    • organized by
      Tsunenori Mine(Kyushu University) <mine (at)>

    The rapid increase of Web information technologies has attracted recently and become a central role of driving force of information society, with providing a lot of useful services. One of services attracting many people in daily life is social networking services, such as Facebook, Mixi, Google+ and so forth. Agent technologies would collaborate closely with such services and be a power source for yielding new intelligent services. This special session is intended to bring together researchers, graduate students and industry people in the area of Web intelligence and Agent technologies, and give an opportunity for them to share and collaborate on the ideas related to the topics touched on in this area.

    Keywords:Intelligent Agent,Multi-Agent Systems,Web Intelligence,Semantic Web Web Services,Web-based Social Network,Cloud Computing,Personalization,Context-aware Systems,Knowledge Processing and Management

    Data and Knowledge Mining for Ever-Changing World

    • organized by
      Makoto Haraguchi (Hokkaido University) <mh (at)>

    New services across the borders are really needed in our ever-changing world, as you find their importance in the CFP of this conference. Such a new service would be invented based on an adequate understanding of what happens in the ever-changing world observable as single or several data resources. A good understanding is always given in the form of good representation explaining what happens or what changes in the data resources. From this viewpoint, in this special session, we would like to discuss how we get better representation that can explain the phenomena in the ever-changing world. Advanced data compression for massive data, data mining and knowledge discovery for single or several data resources can be promising methodologies and are therefore welcome.

    Topics include (but not limited to):

    Knowledge and data representation for discovery, Data mining for various kinds of data including temporal and/or spatial ones, Knowledge discovery, Change discovery, Data compression