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WEBIST is sponsored by INSTICC – Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication


The purpose of the 8th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies (WEBIST) is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested in the technological advances and business applications of web-based information systems. The conference has five main tracks, covering different aspects of Web Information Systems, including Internet Technology, Web Interfaces and Applications, Society, e-Business and e-Government, Web Intelligence and Mobile Information Systems.

WEBIST focuses on real world applications; therefore authors should highlight the benefits of Web Information Systems and Technologies for industry and services, in addition to academic applications. Ideas on how to solve business problems, using web based information systems and technologies, will arise from the conference. Papers describing advanced prototypes, systems, tools and techniques and general survey papers indicating future directions are also encouraged. Both technological and social-oriented papers are accepted. All papers must describe original work, not previously published or submitted to another conference. Accepted papers, presented at the conference by one of the authors, will be published in the Proceedings of WEBIST. Acceptance will be based on quality, relevance and originality. Both full research reports and work-in-progress reports are welcome. There will be both oral and poster sessions.

Special sessions, dedicated to case-studies and commercial presentations, as well as tutorials dedicated to technical/scientific topics are also envisaged: companies interested in presenting their products/methodologies or researchers interested in holding a tutorial, workshop or special session are invited to contact the conference secretariat or visit the conference website.


Each of these topic areas is expanded below but the sub-topics list is not exhaustive. Papers may address one or more of the listed sub-topics, although authors should not feel limited by them. Unlisted but related sub-topics are also acceptable, provided they fit in one of the following main topic areas:



  • Web Services and Web Engineering
  • Web Programming
  • XML and Data Management
  • Web Security and Privacy
  • Authentication and Access Control
  • System Integration
  • Databases and Datawarehouses
  • Distributed and Parallel Applications
  • Protocols and Standards


  • Searching and Browsing
  • Web Geographical Information Systems
  • Ontology and the Semantic Web
  • Metadata and Metamodeling
  • User Modeling
  • Personalized Web Sites and Services
  • Multimedia and User Interfaces
  • Accessibility issues and Technology
  • Usability and Ergonomics
  • Portal Strategies


  • e-Business and e-Commerce
  • Knowledge Management
  • Web 2.0 and Social Networking Controls
  • Social Networks and Organizational Culture
  • Communities of Practice
  • Communities of Interest
  • Social and Legal Issues
  • e-Government
  • B2B, B2C and C2C
  • e-Payment


  • Web Information Filtering and Retrieval
  • Data Mining
  • Learning User Profiles
  • Web Site Classification
  • Meta-Knowledge Discovery and Representation
  • Computational Intelligence on the Web
  • Web Site Navigation Support Systems
  • User-Centric Systems
  • Privacy and Confidentiality


  • Mobile Navigation and Assistance
  • Context Aware Media Tagging
  • Context Awareness
  • Context Detection
  • Indoor Navigation and Assistance
  • Mobile Social Network Interaction
  • Mobile Social Network Streaming
  • Social Network Awareness
  • Mobile Media Sharing Systems
  • Mobile Instant Messaging


David De RoureUniversity of Oxford, United Kingdom
Jeff Z. PanUniversity of Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Arlindo DiasIBM Portugal, Portugal


Authors should submit an original paper in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, using the on-line submission procedure. The initial submission must have between 3 to 13 pages otherwise it will be rejected without review. Please check the paper formats page so you may be aware of the accepted paper page limits.
The guidelines for paper formatting provided at the conference web ought to be used for all submitted papers. The preferred submission format is the same as the camera-ready format. Please check and carefully follow the instructions and templates provided. Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable.

Papers that are out of the conference scope or contain any form of plagiarism will be rejected without reviews. Please read INSTICC's ethical norms regarding plagiarism and self-plagiarism.

Remarks about the on-line submission procedure:
1. A "double-blind" paper evaluation method will be used. To facilitate that, the authors are kindly requested to produce and provide the paper, WITHOUT any reference to any of the authors. This means that is necessary to remove the authors personal details, the acknowledgements section and any reference that may disclose the authors identity.
LaTeX/PS/PDF/DOC/DOCX/RTF format are accepted.
2. The web submission procedure automatically sends an acknowledgement, by e-mail, to the contact author.

Paper submission types:
Regular Paper Submission
A regular paper presents a work where the research is completed or almost finished. It does not necessary means that the acceptance is as a full paper. It may be accepted as a "full paper" (30 min. oral presentation) , a "short paper" (20 min. oral presentation) or a "poster".

Position Paper Submission
A position paper presents an arguable opinion about an issue. The goal of a position paper is to convince the audience that your opinion is valid and worth listening to, without the need to present completed research work and/or validated results. It is, nevertheless, important to support your argument with evidence to ensure the validity of your claims. A position paper may be a short report and discussion of ideas, facts, situations, methods, procedures or results of scientific research (bibliographic, experimental, theoretical, or other) focused on one of the conference topic areas. The acceptance of a position paper is restricted to the categories of "short paper" or "poster", i.e. a position paper is not a candidate to acceptance as "full paper".

After the reviewing process is completed, the contact author (the author who submits the paper) of each paper will be notified of the result, by e-mail. The authors are required to follow the reviews in order to improve their paper before the camera-ready submission.

All accepted papers will be published in the proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on CD-ROM support.


All accepted papers (full, short and posters) will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on CD-ROM support.
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library (http://www.scitepress.org/DigitalLibrary/).
SCITEPRESS is member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/).
A short list of presented papers will be selected so that revised and extended versions of these papers will be published by Springer-Verlag in a LNBIP Series book.
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (ISI), INSPEC, DBLP and EI (Elsevier Index).


WEBIST Secretariat
Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
             2910-595 Setúbal - Setúbal Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 184
Fax: +44 203 014 8817
e-mail: webist.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.webist.org/


José CordeiroE.S.T. Setúbal, I.P.S, Portugal


Karl-Heinz KrempelsRWTH Aachen University, Germany


Abdolreza Abhari, Ryerson University, Canada
Silvia Abrahão, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
Ron Addie, University of Southern Queensland, Australia
Michael Adeyeye, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town, South Africa
Esma Aïmeur, University of Montreal, Canada
Abdullah Alghamdi, Ksu, Saudi Arabia
Margherita Antona, Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH), Greece
Giuliano Armano, University of Cagliari, Italy
Ismailcem Budak Arpinar, University of Georgia, United States
Elarbi Badidi, United Arab Emirates University, United Arab Emirates
Panagiotis D. Bamidis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece & Leeds Institute of Medical Education, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
David Bell, Brunel University, United Kingdom
Orlando Belo, University of Minho, Portugal
Shlomo Berkovsky, NICTA, Australia
Werner Beuschel, Technische Hochschule Brandenburg, Germany
Maria Bielikova, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovak Republic
Carlos Flavián Blanco, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain
Eva Blomqvist, Linköping University, Sweden
Matthias Book, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Paolo Bouquet, Universita' Di Trento, Italy
Kiril Boyanov, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Germany
François Bry, Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich, Germany
Maria Claudia Buzzi, CNR, Italy
Elena Calude, Massey University, Institute of Natural and Mathematical Sciences, New Zealand
Iván Cantador, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain
Cinzia Cappiello, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
John Carroll, The Pennsylvania State University, United States
Sven Casteleyn, Universitat Jaume I, Spain
Federica Cena, University of Torino, Italy
Li Chen, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
Shiping Chen, CSIRO, Australia
Dan Chiorean, Babes-Bolyai University, Romania
Dickson Chiu, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Evangelos Christou, University of the Aegean, Greece
Chin-Wan Chung, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Korea, Republic of
Christophe Claramunt, Naval Academy Research Institute, France
Mihaela Cocea, University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Martine De Cock, Ghent University, Belgium
Christine Collet, Grenoble Institute of Technology, France
Marco Comuzzi, City University London, United Kingdom
Isabelle Comyn-Wattiau, Cnam & Essec, France
Emmanuel Coquery, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France
Anna Corazza, University of Naples "Federico II", Italy
Gianluca Correndo, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Michel Crampes, Ecole Des Mines D'ales, France
Daniel Cunliffe, University of South Wales, United Kingdom
Alfredo Cuzzocrea, ICAR-CNR and University of Calabria, Italy
Ernesto Damiani, EBTIC-KUSTAR, United Arab Emirates
Florian Daniel, University of Trento, Italy
Antonina Dattolo, University of Udine, Italy
Guglielmo De Angelis, CNR - IASI, Italy
Valeria De Antonellis, University of Brescia, Italy
Sergio de Cesare, University of Westminster, United Kingdom
Steven Demurjian, University of Connecticut, United States
Enrico Denti, Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna, Italy
Stefan Dessloch, Kaiserslautern University of Technology, Germany
Sergio Di Martino, Universita' di Napoli "Federico II", Italy
Davide Di Ruscio, University of L'Aquila, Italy
Oscar Díaz, University of Basque Country, Spain
Y. Ding, Indiana University, United States
Damiano Distante, Unitelma Sapienza University, Italy
Peter Dolog, Aalborg University, Denmark
Vadim Ermolayev, Zaporozhye National University, Ukraine
Davide Eynard, University of Lugano, Switzerland
Alexander Felfernig, Technische Universität Graz, Austria
Miriam Fernandez, The Open University, United Kingdom
Alberto Fernández, University Rey Juan Carlos, Spain
Luis Ferreira Pires, University of Twente, Netherlands
Josep-Lluis Ferrer-Gomila, Balearic Islands University, Spain
Filomena Ferrucci, Università di Salerno, Italy
Giovanni Fulantelli, Italian National Research Council, Italy
Tim Furche, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Martin Gaedke, Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany
Ombretta Gaggi, Università di Padova, Italy
José Alberto Castañeda García, Universidad de Granada, Spain
John Garofalakis, University of Patras, Greece
Irene Garrigos, University of Alicante, Spain
Nicola Gatti, Politecnico Di Milano, Italy
Frank Geraets, Deutsche Bahn AG, Germany
Panagiotis Germanakos, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Massimiliano Giacomin, Università degli Studi di Brescia, Italy
José Antonio Gil, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Henrique Gil, Escola Superior de Educação do Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco, Portugal
Karl Goeschka, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Anna Goy, University of Torino, Italy
Ratvinder Grewal, Laurentian University, Canada
Begoña Gros, University of Barcelona, Spain
William Grosky, University of Michigan - Dearborn, United States
Francesco Guerra, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Miguel Guinalíu, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain
Aaron Gulliver, University of Victoria, Canada
Mohand-Said Hacid, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France
Shanmugasundaram Hariharan, Saveetha Engineering College, India
Hamid Harroud, Akhawayn University, Morocco
Ioannis Hatzilygeroudis, University of Patras, Greece
Stylianos Hatzipanagos, King's College London, United Kingdom
A. Henten, Aalborg University, Denmark
Emilio Insfran, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Larisa Ismailova, National Research Nuclear University “MEPhI”, Russian Federation
Arun Iyengar, IBM Research, United States
Kai Jakobs, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Monique Janneck, Luebeck University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Ivan Jelinek, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
Julia Johnson, Laurentian University, Canada
Ireneusz Jozwiak, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland
Carlos Juiz, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Spain
Katerina Kabassi, Tei of the Ionian Islands, Greece
Georgia Kapitsaki, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Vassilis Kapsalis, Technological Educational Institute of Patras, Greece
George Karabatis, Umbc, United States
Ali El Kateeb, University of Michigan, United States
Sokratis Katsikas, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Cameron Kiddle, University of Calgary, Canada
Matthias Klusch, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) GmbH, Germany
In-Young Ko, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea, Republic of
Waldemar W. Koczkodaj, Laurentian University, Canada
Hiroshi Koide, Kyushu University, Japan
Agnes Koschmider, KIT - U, Germany
Tsvi Kuflik, The University of Haifa, Israel
Greg Leighton, Palomino System Innovations Inc., Canada
Daniel Lemire, TELUQ, Canada
Tayeb Lemlouma, IUT of Lannion (University of Rennes I) / IRISA, France
Stefania Leone, ETH Zürich, United States
K.J. Li, Pusan National University, Korea, Republic of
Jianxin Li, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Xitong Li, MIT Sloan School of Management, United States
Li Li, Avaya Labs Research, Avaya Inc, United States
Weigang Li, University of Brasilia, Brazil
Kin Fun Li, University of Victoria, Canada
Fu-ren Lin, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
Lin Lin, Lehigh University, United States
Claudia Linnhoff-Popien, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich, Germany
Ying Liu, Cardiff University, United Kingdom
Xumin Liu, Rochester Institute of Technology, United States
Hui Liu, Missouri State University, Usa, United States
Dongxi Liu, CSIRO, Australia
Pascal Lorenz, University of Haute Alsace, France
Cristiano Maciel, Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso, Brazil
Michael Mackay, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom
George Magoulas, Birkebeck College, University of London, United Kingdom
Kazutaka Maruyama, Meisei University, Japan
Maristella Matera, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Michael Melliar-Smith, University of California, United States
Ingo Melzer, Daimler AG, Germany
Emilia Mendes, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden
Panagiotis Metaxas, Wellesley College, United States
Tommi Mikkonen, Institute of Software Systems, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
Roberto Mirizzi, Politecnico di Bari, Italy
Louise Moser, University of California, Santa Barbara, United States
Debajyoti Mukhopadhyay, Maharashtra Institute of Technology, India
Marti Navarro Llacer, Universidad Polite´cnica de Valencia, Spain
Dirk Neumann, University of Freiburg, Germany
Bo Ning, Dalian Maritime University, China
Alex Norta, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
Vit Novacek, Digital Enterprise Research Institute, Nuig, Ireland
Paulo Novais, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Andrea Omicini, Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna, Italy
Anne-Marie Oostveen, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Jacco van Ossenbruggen, CWI Amsterdan, Netherlands
Vasile Palade, Oxford University, United Kingdom
Jun Pang, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Laura Papaleo, Université Paris Sud, France
Kyparisia Papanikolaou, ASPETE, Greece
Eric Pardede, La Trobe University, Australia
Josiane Xavier Parreira, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
Alexandre Passant, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
Kalpdrum Passi, Laurentian University, Canada
Viviana Patti, University of Torino, Italy
Cesare Pautasso, University of Lugano, Switzerland
Günther Pernul, University of Regensburg, Germany
Alfonso Pierantonio, University of L'Aquila, Italy
Pierluigi Plebani, Politecnico Di Milano, Italy
Ramalingam Ponnusamy, CVR College of Engineering-Hyderabad, India
Thomas E. Potok, Oak Ridge National Lab (ORNL), United States
Jim Prentzas, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
Birgit Pröll, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
Victor M. R. Penichet, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Azzurra Ragone, Exprivia SpA, Italy
Rajiv Ranjan, Newcastle University, United Kingdom
Werner Retschitzegger, Johannes Kepler University, Austria
Thomas Risse, University Library Johann Christian Senckenberg, Germany
Thomas Ritz, FH Aachen, Germany
Gustavo Rossi, Lifia, Argentina
Danguole Rutkauskiene, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
Maytham Safar, Kuwait University, Kuwait
Aziz Salah, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada
Yacine Sam, University Tours, France
Eduardo Sanchez, University of Santiago De Compostela, Spain
Manuel J. Sanchez-Franco, University of Seville, Spain
Comai Sara, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Anthony Savidis, Institute of Computer Science, FORTH, Greece
Bernhard Schandl, mySugr GmbH, Austria
Alexander Schatten, Sophisystems, Austria
Claudio Schifanella, Università degli Studi di Torino, Italy
Wieland Schwinger, Johannes Kepler University, Austria
Hamida Seba, University Lyon 1, France
Frederique Segond, Viseo, France
Jochen Seitz, Technische Universität Ilmenau, Germany
Murat Sensoy, Ozyegin University, Turkey
J. Servaes, University of Massachusetts, United States
Weiming Shen, NRC Canada, Canada
Quan Z. Sheng, The University of Adelaide, Australia
Michael Shepherd, Dalhousie University, Canada
Charles A. Shoniregun, Infonomics Society, United Kingdom
Miguel Angel Sicilia, University of Alcalá, Spain
Marianna Sigala, School of Management, University of South Australia Business School, Australia
Sofia Stamou, Patras University, Greece
Anna Stavrianou, Laboratoire LIG Grenoble, France
Giorgos Stoilos, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Markus Strohmaier, Graz University of Technology, Austria
Hussein Suleman, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Yehia Taher, Tilburg University, Netherlands
Taro Tezuka, University of Tsukuba, Japan
Dirk Thissen, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Thanassis Tiropanis, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Massimo Tisi, Ecole des Mines de Nantes, France
Giovanni Toffetti, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
Riccardo Torlone, Università Roma Tre, Italy
Raquel Trillo-Lado, University of Zaragoza, Spain
Th. Tsiatsos, Department of Informatics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
George Tsihrintzis, University of Piraeus, Greece
Giovanni Tummarello, DERI-FBK, Italy
Michail Vaitis, University of the Aegean, Greece
Athina Vakali, Aristotle University, Greece
Maria Esther Vidal, Universidad Simon Bolivar, Venezuela
Maria Virvou, University of Piraeus, Greece
Petri Vuorimaa, Aalto University, Finland
Chen Wang, CSIRO ICT Centre, Australia
Zhongjie Wang, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
Michael Weiss, Carleton University, Canada
Jason Whalley, Northumbria University, United Kingdom
Erik Wilde, EMC, United States
Manuel Wimmer, Technische Universität Wien, Austria
Marco Winckler, University Paul Sabatier (Toulouse 3), France
Viacheslav Wolfengagen, Institute JurInfoR-MGU, Russian Federation
Martin Wolpers, Fraunofer Institute for Applied Information Technology, Germany
Bin Xu, Tsinghua University, China
Guandong Xu, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Jinhui Yao, University of Sydney, Australia
Yeliz Yesilada, Middle East Technical University Northern Cyprus Campus, Turkey
Kostas Zafiropoulos, University of Macedonia, Greece
Daniel Dajun Zeng, Chinese Academy of Sciences & U. of Arizona, United States
Lina Zhou, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, United States
Amal Zouaq, University of Ottawa, Canada