This volume contains articles accepted for presentation during The Intelligent Information Processing and Web Mining Conference IIS:IIPWM'03 which was held in Zakopane, Poland, on June 2-5, 2003. This conference extends a series of 12 successful symposia on Intelligent Information Systems, organized by the Institute of Computer Science of Polish Academy of Sciences, devoted to new trends in (broadly understood) Artificial Intelligence. The idea of organizing such meetings dates back to 1992. Our main in tention guided the first, rather small-audience, workshop in the series was to resume the results gained in Polish scientific centers as well as contrast them with the research performed by Polish scientists working at the universities in Europe and USA and their foreign collaborators. This idea proved to be attractive enough that we decided to continue such meetings. As the years went by, the workshops has transformed into regular symposia devoted to such fields like Machine Learning, Knowledge Discovery, Natural Language Processing, Knowledge Based Systems and Reasoning, and Soft Computing (i. e. Fuzzy and Rough Sets, Bayesian Networks, Neural Networks and Evo lutionary Algorithms). At present, about 50 papers prepared by researches from Poland and other countries are usually presented. This year conference is an attempt to draw a much broader international audience on the one hand, and to devote much more attention to the newest developments in the area of Artificial Intelligence. Therefore special calls for contributions on artificial immune systems and search engines.