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 occurring in smart environments, cities, communities, or urban and rural areas, where human tasks are more and more performed via the Internet and the Web. Both Web practitioners and ordinary users are exploiting in rapidly-varying ways the richness of Web platforms to support a multitude of activities, from daily operations to strategic decision making. Based on these considerations, the W2T track considers knowledge sharing based on software engineering, on artificial intelligence, and on knowledge engineering (e.g. ontologies, taxonomies, etc.). The focus of the track is on information creation, maintenance, disambiguation, interlinking, veracity and security. Reasoning and deep learning techniques are considered, since these lead to better decisions or awareness of reality and its events. W2T deepens the concept of working together by exploring decision assistance, collective intelligence, smart environments, intentions-based analysis, and other collaborative web-based ways of problem solving. In the urban scenario, for example, Internet of Things (IoT) systems capture massive data collections describing the overall urban environment as well citizen exploitation and perception of available services. In health care systems, electronic health records allow storing a variety of information about patients as adopted treatments and monitored physiological conditions, while the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) ensures the availability and processing of healthcare data through smart medical devices and the web. Moreover, in most domains, cooperation plays a crucial role in generating data, specifying knowledge, driving a user and context aware analysis process, and finally demanding an easily accessible and understandable knowledge at the end of the process.
W2T aims at exploring the state-of-the-art on these topics and users’ practical experiences, as well as trends and research, paving the way for cutting-edge collaborative approaches to knowledge engineering and sharing.
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), Future Generation Computer Systems (2015 and 2016), and Springer Nature Computer Science (2019).
W2T concerns improvements to cooperative work obtained through enhanced organization and management of knowledge. Examples are models and tools to represent dynamic changes in shared information, context-aware Web applications, new domains of application of semantic techniques, such as Industry 4.0, Big Data, social networks, 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 and companies, eLearning, and digital cultural heritage. Contributions addressing one or more of the following topics are expected: