Web2Touch (W2T), since its early days, is committed to bringing solutions for collaborative work using the Web. New advances in Web-based systems are the driver for changes in cooperative activities, risk facing, actions in cybersystems and in smart environments, where human activities are performed preferably via the internet and the Web. Web practitioners, users and applications exploit, in rapidly varying ways, the richness of the Web to support the user activities. Based on these considerations, the Web2Touch track tackles knowledge engineering based on software and artificial intelligence, and new methods for Knowledge Organization Systems (KOS) (e.g. ontologies, taxonomies, etc.), with a focus on information creation, maintenance, disambiguation and other techniques on the Web. Reasoning and deep learning techniques are also considered, since these lead to better decisions or awareness of events. W2T deepens the concept of working together by exploring themes including decision support assistance, collective intelligence, semantic search, smart environments, intentions-based analysis, and other collaborative-based ways for problem solving. W2T wants to explore the state-of-the-art on these topics, accommodating also users’ practical experiences as well as trends and research topics, paving the way for future collaborative approaches to knowledge engineering. In the previous editions of W2T, which started in 2007, best papers were published in International Journals, such as Journal of Web Portals (2011 and 2013), Concurrency and Computation and Collaborative Enterprise (2013), and Future Generation Computer Systems (2015 and 2016).
Web2Touch (W2T) concerns improvements obtained through enhanced organization and management of knowledge. Examples are models and tools to represent dynamic changes in shared information, smart (context-aware) Web applications, and new domains of application of semantic techniques, such as Industry 4.0 integrating social networks, big data, Internet of Things, enhanced connectivity, and mobile technologies. W2T is also about practical experiences in both well established and emerging interdisciplinary applications, including eHealth, smart cities, smart companies, entertainment, eLearning, education, and digital agriculture. Contributions addressing one or more of the following topics are expected: