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


The purpose of the 10th 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-Communities, e-Business, 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:



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


  • Searching and Browsing
  • User Modeling
  • Portal Strategies
  • Accessibility issues and Technology
  • Personalized Web Sites and Services
  • Multimedia and User Interfaces
  • Usability and Ergonomics
  • Metadata and Metamodeling
  • Web Geographical Information Systems
  • Ontology and the Semantic Web
  • Big Data for Internet-based services
  • RESTful Web Services


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


  • Data Mining
  • Learning User Profiles
  • Web Information Filtering and Retrieval
  • Meta-Knowledge Discovery and Representation
  • Privacy and Confidentiality
  • Computational Intelligence on the Web
  • User-Centric Systems
  • Text Mining
  • Collective Intelligence
  • Recommendation Systems
  • Web of Things
  • Opinion Mining and Sentiment Analysis


  • Mobile Navigation and Assistance
  • Context Awareness
  • Context Detection
  • Mobile Social Network Interaction
  • Social Network Awareness
  • Mobile Media Sharing Systems
  • Context Aware Media Tagging
  • Mobile Learning
  • Mobile Commerce
  • Mobile Cloud
  • Mobile APIs and Services


Steven Willmott3scale, Spain
Fabien GandonINRIA, France
Andreas PfeifferRWTH Aachen University, Germany
Zakaria MaamarZayed University, United Arab Emirates


Authors should submit a paper in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, addressing one or several of the conference areas or topics. Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable. To facilitate the double-blind paper evaluation method, authors are kindly requested to produce and provide the paper WITHOUT any reference to any of the authors, including the authors’ personal details, the acknowledgments section of the paper and any other reference that may disclose the authors’ identity.

Only original papers should be submitted. Authors are advised to read INSTICC's ethical norms regarding plagiarism and self-plagiarism thoroughly before submitting and must make sure that their submissions do not substantially overlap work which has been published elsewhere or simultaneously submitted to a journal or another conference with proceedings. Papers that contain any form of plagiarism will be rejected without reviews.

Authors can submit their work in the form of a Regular Paper, representing completed and validated research, or as a Position Paper, portraying a short report of work in progress or an arguable opinion about an issue discussing ideas, facts, situations, methods, procedures or results of scientific research focused on one of the conference topic areas. All papers must be submitted through the online submission platform PRIMORIS and should follow the instructions and templates that can be found under Guidelines and Templates. After the paper submission has been successfully completed, authors will receive an automatic confirmation e-mail.


All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on digital support.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/) and every paper on our digital library is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library.
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 (CPCI/ISI), DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index), Scopus, Semantic Scholar and Google Scholar.


WEBIST Secretariat
Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
             2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 184
Fax: +44 203 014 8813
e-mail: webist.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.webist.org/


Valérie MonfortLAMIH Valenciennes UMR CNRS 8201, France


Karl-Heinz KrempelsRWTH Aachen University, Germany


Mohd Helmy Abd Wahab, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Malaysia
Dana Al Qudah, University of Warwick, United Kingdom
Mugurel Andreica, Polytechnic University of Bucharest, Romania
Margherita Antona, Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH), Greece
Liliana Ardissono, Universita' Di Torino, Italy
Giuliano Armano, University of Cagliari, Italy
Ismailcem Arpinar, University of Georgia, United States
Elarbi Badidi, United Arab Emirates University, United Arab Emirates
Andrea Ballatore, University College Dublin, Ireland
David Bell, Brunel University, United Kingdom
Orlando Belo, University of Minho, Portugal
Werner Beuschel, Technische Hochschule Brandenburg/THB, Germany
Christoph Bussler, Google, Inc., United States
Maria Claudia Buzzi, CNR, Italy
Elena Calude, Massey University, Institute of Natural and Mathematical Sciences, New Zealand
Pasquina Campanella, University of Bari "Aldo Moro", Italy
Cinzia Cappiello, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Sven Casteleyn, Universitat Jaume I, Spain
Federica Cena, University of Torino, Italy
Weiqin Chen, University of Bergen, Norway
Dickson Chiu, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
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
Anna Corazza, University of Naples "Federico II", Italy
Daniel Cunliffe, University of South Wales, United Kingdom
Florian Daniel, University of Trento, Italy
Mats Daniels, Uppsala University, Sweden
Mark Davydov, Independent Consultant, United States
Guglielmo De Angelis, CNR - IASI, Italy
Valeria De Antonellis, University of Brescia, Italy
Toon De Pessemier, Ghent University - iMinds, Belgium
Steven Demurjian, University of Connecticut, United States
Enrico Denti, Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna, Italy
Stefan Dessloch, Kaiserslautern University of Technology, Germany
Davide Di Ruscio, University of L'Aquila, Italy
Oscar Díaz, University of Basque Country, Spain
Josep Domingo-Ferrer, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain
Karla Donato Fook, ITA - Aeronautics Institute of Technology, Brazil
Atilla Elci, Aksaray University, Turkey
Vadim Ermolayev, Zaporozhye National University, Ukraine
Larbi Esmahi, Athabasca University, Canada
Davide Eynard, University of Lugano, Switzerland
Alexander Felfernig, Technische Universität Graz, Austria
Anna Fensel, STI Innsbruck, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Miriam Fernandez, The Open University, United Kingdom
Joao Ferreira, ISEL, Portugal
Luis Ferreira Pires, University of Twente, Netherlands
Josep-Lluis Ferrer-Gomila, Balearic Islands University, Spain
Geoffrey Fox, Indiana University, United States
Pasi Fränti, University of Eastern Finland, Finland
Britta Fuchs, FH Aachen, Germany
Giovanni Fulantelli, Italian National Research Council, Italy
Ombretta Gaggi, Università di Padova, Italy
John Garofalakis, University of Patras, Greece
Panagiotis Germanakos, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Massimiliano Giacomin, Università degli Studi di Brescia, Italy
José Antonio Gil, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Nuno Gonçalves, Superior School of Technology, Polithecnical Institute of Setúbal, Portugal
Anna Goy, University of Torino, Italy
Thomas Greene, M.I.T., United States
Ratvinder Grewal, Laurentian University, Canada
Begoña Gros, University of Barcelona, Spain
William Grosky, University of Michigan - Dearborn, United States
Angela Guercio, Kent State University, United States
Francesco Guerra, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Miguel Guinalíu, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain
Aaron Gulliver, University of Victoria, Canada
Shanmugasundaram Hariharan, Saveetha Engineering College, India
Ioannis Hatzilygeroudis, University of Patras, Greece
Stylianos Hatzipanagos, King's College London, United Kingdom
A. Henten, Aalborg University, Denmark
Jose Herrero Agustin, University of Extremadura, Spain
Emilio Insfran, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Ivan Ivanov, SUNY Empire State College, United States
Kai Jakobs, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Dietmar Jannach, Technical University of Dortmund, Germany
Monique Janneck, Luebeck University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Ivan Jelinek, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
Yuh-Jzer Joung, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Carlos Juiz, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Spain
Katerina Kabassi, Tei of the Ionian Islands, Greece
Georgia Kapitsaki, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
George Karabatis, Umbc, United States
Ali El Kateeb, University of Michigan, United States
Sokratis Katsikas, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Natalya Keberle, Zaporozhye National University, Ukraine
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 Koczkodaj, Laurentian University, Canada
Hiroshi Koide, Kyushu University, Japan
Fotios Kokkoras, TEI of Thessaly, Greece
Agnes Koschmider, KIT - U, Germany
Tsvi Kuflik, The University of Haifa, Israel
Peep Kungas, University of Tartu, Estonia
Daniel Lemire, TELUQ, Canada
Stefania Leone, ETH Zürich, United States
Weigang Li, University of Brasilia, Brazil
Kin Li, University of Victoria, Canada
Xitong Li, MIT Sloan School of Management, United States
Dongxi Liu, CSIRO, Australia
Ying Liu, Cardiff University, United Kingdom
Xumin Liu, Rochester Institute of Technology, United States
Xiaozhong Liu, Indiana University, United States
Leszek Maciaszek, Wroclaw University of Economics, Poland and Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
Cristiano Maciel, Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso, Brazil
Michael Mackay, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom
Tim A. Majchrzak, University of Agder, Norway
Dwight Makaroff, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
Massimo Marchiori, University of Padua, Italy
Kazutaka Maruyama, Meisei University, Japan
Michael Melliar-Smith, University of California, United States
Tarek Melliti, University of Evry, France
Ingo Melzer, Daimler AG, Germany
Emilia Mendes, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden
Panagiotis Metaxas, Wellesley College, United States
Abdelkrim Meziane, CERIST Alger, Algeria
Tommi Mikkonen, Institute of Software Systems, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
Louise Moser, University of California, Santa Barbara, United States
Tomasz Muldner, Acadia University, Canada
Stavros Nikolopoulos, University of Ioannina, Greece
Vit Novacek, Digital Enterprise Research Institute, Nuig, Ireland
Jeff Pan, University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Laura Papaleo, Université Paris Sud, France
Kyparisia Papanikolaou, ASPETE, Greece
Marcin Paprzycki, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Eric Pardede, La Trobe University, Australia
Kalpdrum Passi, Laurentian University, Canada
Viviana Patti, University of Torino, Italy
David Paul, The University of New England, Australia
José Pereira, Instituto Poliécnico de Setúbal - Escola Superior de Tecnologia de Setúbal, Portugal
Alfonso Pierantonio, University of L'Aquila, Italy
Pierluigi Plebani, Politecnico Di Milano, Italy
Jim Prentzas, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
Birgit Pröll, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
Werner Retschitzegger, Johannes Kepler University, Austria
Thomas Risse, University Library Johann Christian Senckenberg, Germany
Thomas Ritz, FH Aachen, Germany
Gustavo Rossi, Lifia, Argentina
Davide Rossi, University of Bologna, Italy
Maytham Safar, Kuwait University, Kuwait
Aziz Salah, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada
Yacine Sam, University Tours, France
Comai Sara, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Anthony Savidis, Institute of Computer Science, FORTH, Greece
Bernhard Schandl, mySugr GmbH, Austria
Claudio Schifanella, Università degli Studi di Torino, Italy
Harald Schöning, Software AG, Germany
Jochen Seitz, Technische Universität Ilmenau, Germany
Marianna Sigala, School of Management, University of South Australia Business School, Australia
Richard Soley, Object Management Group, Inc., United States
Anna Stavrianou, Laboratoire LIG Grenoble, France
Nenad Stojanovic, FZI at the University of Karlsruhe, Germany
Hussein Suleman, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Christoph Terwelp, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Dirk Thissen, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Thanassis Tiropanis, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Giovanni Toffetti, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
Riccardo Torlone, Università Roma Tre, Italy
Guy Tremblay, Universite du Quebec a Montreal, Canada
Th. Tsiatsos, Department of Informatics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
George Tsihrintzis, University of Piraeus, Greece
Athina Vakali, Aristotle University, Greece
Marten van Sinderen, University of Twente, Netherlands
Geert Vanderhulst, Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs, Belgium
Jari Veijalainen, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Maria Vidal, Universidad Simon Bolivar, Venezuela
Maria Virvou, University of Piraeus, Greece
Petri Vuorimaa, Aalto University, Finland
Fan Wang, Microsoft, United States
Jason Whalley, Northumbria University, United Kingdom
Bebo White, Stanford University, United States
Maarten Wijnants, Hasselt University, Belgium
Manuel Wimmer, Technische Universität Wien, Austria
Marco Winckler, University Paul Sabatier (Toulouse 3), France
Viacheslav Wolfengagen, Institute JurInfoR-MGU, Russian Federation
Guandong Xu, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Bin Xu, Tsinghua University, China
Amal Zouaq, University of Ottawa, Canada

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