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Call for Papers

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

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The purpose of the 11th 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.

CONFERENCE AREAS

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:

1. INTERNET TECHNOLOGY
2. WEB INTERFACES AND APPLICATIONS
3. SOCIETY, E-BUSINESS AND E-GOVERNMENT
4. WEB INTELLIGENCE
5. MOBILE INFORMATION SYSTEMS


AREA 1: INTERNET TECHNOLOGY


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

AREA 2: WEB INTERFACES AND APPLICATIONS


  • Accessibility Issues and Technology
  • Big Data for Internet-based Services
  • Metadata and Metamodeling
  • Multimedia and User Interfaces
  • Personalized Web Sites and Services
  • Portal Strategies
  • RESTful Web Services
  • Searching and Browsing
  • Usability and Ergonomics
  • User Modeling
  • Web Geographical Information Systems
  • Service Oriented Architecture and Methodology

AREA 3: SOCIETY, E-BUSINESS AND E-GOVERNMENT


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

AREA 4: WEB INTELLIGENCE


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

AREA 5: MOBILE INFORMATION SYSTEMS


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

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Victor ChangXi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China
Paolo TraversoCenter for Information Technology - IRST (FBK-ICT), Italy
Bernd AmannLIP6 - Pierre and Marie Curie University, France
Nishanth Ramakrishna SastryKing's College London, United Kingdom
Alberto BroggiVisLab - Universita' di Parma, Italy
Cornel KleinSiemens AG, Germany

PAPER SUBMISSION

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.

PUBLICATIONS

All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on CD-ROM 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 in a LNBIP Series book.
A short list of papers presented at the conference venue will be selected for publication of extended and revised versions in a special issue of Springer's Computing Journal.
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI/ISI), INSPEC, DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index) and Scopus.

SECRETARIAT

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/

CONFERENCE CO-CHAIRS

Valérie MonfortLAMIH Valenciennes UMR CNRS 8201, France
Karl-Heinz KrempelsRWTH Aachen University, Germany

PROGRAM CO-CHAIRS

Tim A. MajchrzakUniversity of Agder, Norway
Ziga TurkUniversity of Ljubljana, Slovenia / Reflection Group, Slovenia

PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Mohd Helmy Abd Wahab, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Malaysia
Silvia Abrahão, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
Isaac Agudo, University of Malaga, Spain
Dana Al Qudah, University of Warwick, United Kingdom
Mugurel Ionut Andreica, Polytechnic University of Bucharest, Romania
Margherita Antona, Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH), Greece
Valeria De Antonellis, University of Brescia, Italy
Ismailcem Budak Arpinar, University of Georgia, United States
Elarbi Badidi, United Arab Emirates University, United Arab Emirates
Andrea Ballatore, University College Dublin, Ireland
Werner Beuschel, Technische Hochschule Brandenburg, Germany
Eva Blomqvist, Linköping University, Sweden
James Blustein, Dalhousie University, Canada
Christoph Bussler, Oracle Corporation, 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
Joao Carlos Amaro Ferreira, ISEL, Portugal
Nunzio Casalino, LUISS Guido Carli, Italy
Sven Casteleyn, Universitat Jaume I, Spain
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
Alfredo Cuzzocrea, ICAR-CNR and University of Calabria, Italy
Antonina Dattolo, University of Udine, Italy
Guglielmo De Angelis, CNR - IASI, 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
Karla Donato Fook, IFMA - Maranhão Federal Institute for Education, Science and Technology, Brazil
Schahram Dustdar, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Atilla Elci, Aksaray University, Turkey
Larbi Esmahi, Athabasca University, Canada
Davide Eynard, University of Lugano, Switzerland
Anna Fensel, STI Innsbruck, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Miriam Fernandez, The Open University, United Kingdom
Luis Ferreira Pires, University of Twente, Netherlands
Josep-Lluis Ferrer-Gomila, Balearic Islands University, Spain
Filomena Ferrucci, Università di Salerno, Italy
Howard Foster, City University London, United Kingdom
Geoffrey Charles Fox, Indiana University, United States
Pasi Fränti, University of Eastern Finland, Finland
Britta Fuchs, FH Aachen, Germany
Ombretta Gaggi, Università di Padova, Italy
Panagiotis Germanakos, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Massimiliano Giacomin, Università degli Studi di Brescia, Italy
Henrique Gil, Escola Superior de Educação do Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco, Portugal
Nuno Pina Gonçalves, Superior School of Technology, Polithecnical Institute of Setúbal, Portugal
Anna Goy, University of Torino, Italy
Ratvinder Grewal, Laurentian University, Canada
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, Vel Tech Multi Tech, Avadi, Chennai, India
A. Henten, Aalborg University, Denmark
Jose Luis Herrero Agustin, University of Extremadura, Spain
Jane Hunter, University of Queensland, Australia
Emilio Insfran, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Ivan Ivanov, SUNY Empire State College, 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
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
Sokratis Katsikas, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Matthias Klusch, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) GmbH, Germany
Hiroshi Koide, Kyushu University, Japan
Fotis Kokkoras, TEI of Thessaly, Greece
Tsvi Kuflik, The University of Haifa, Israel
Weigang Li, University of Brasilia, Brazil
Dongxi Liu, CSIRO, Australia
Xumin Liu, Rochester Institute of Technology, United States
Leszek Maciaszek, Wroclaw University of Economics, Poland and Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
Michael Mackay, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom
Dwight Makaroff, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
Massimo Marchiori, University of Padua, Italy
Kazutaka Maruyama, Meisei University, Japan
Maristella Matera, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Dennis McLeod, University of Southern California, United States
Tarek Melliti, University of Evry, France
Ingo Melzer, Daimler AG, Germany
Emilia Mendes, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden
Abdelkrim Meziane, CERIST Alger, Algeria
Tommi Mikkonen, Institute of Software Systems, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
Tomasz Muldner, Acadia University, Canada
Stavros Nikolopoulos, University of Ioannina, Greece
Alex Norta, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
Vit Novacek, Digital Enterprise Research Institute, Nuig, Ireland
Paulo Novais, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Dusica Novakovic, London Metropolitan University, United Kingdom
Laura Papaleo, Université Paris Sud, France
Eric Pardede, La Trobe University, Australia
Kalpdrum Passi, Laurentian University, Canada
David Paul, The University of New England, Australia
Josef Pieprzyk, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Pierluigi Plebani, Politecnico Di Milano, Italy
Jim Prentzas, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
Birgit Pröll, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
Ana R. Cavalli, Institute TELECOM SudParis, France
Werner Retschitzegger, Johannes Kepler University, Austria
Thomas Risse, University Library Johann Christian Senckenberg, Germany
Thomas Ritz, FH Aachen, Germany
Davide Rossi, University of Bologna, Italy
Gustavo Rossi, Lifia, Argentina
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
Claudio Schifanella, Università degli Studi di Torino, Italy
Wieland Schwinger, Johannes Kepler University, Austria
Jochen Seitz, Technische Universität Ilmenau, Germany
Mohamed Sellami, RDI Group, LISITE LAB, ISEP Paris, France
José António Sena Pereira, Instituto Poliécnico de Setúbal - Escola Superior de Tecnologia de Setúbal, Portugal
Weiming Shen, NRC Canada, Canada
Marianna Sigala, School of Management, University of South Australia Business School, Australia
Richard Soley, Object Management Group, Inc., United States
Chris Staff, University of Malta, Malta
Anna Stavrianou, Laboratoire LIG Grenoble, France
Hussein Suleman, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Samir Tata, Institut Mines Télécom, France
Dirk Thissen, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Giovanni Toffetti, IBM Research Lab Haifa, Israel
Raquel Trillo-Lado, University of Zaragoza, Spain
Juergen Umbrich, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
Marten van Sinderen, University of Twente, Netherlands
Geert Vanderhulst, Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs, Belgium
Jari Veijalainen, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Petri Vuorimaa, Aalto University, Finland
Olga Vybornova, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Fan Wang, Microsoft, United States
Jason Whalley, Northumbria University, United Kingdom
Maarten Wijnants, Hasselt University, Belgium
Manuel Wimmer, Technische Universität Wien, Austria
Viacheslav Wolfengagen, Institute JurInfoR, Russian Federation
Guandong Xu, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Kostas Zafiropoulos, University of Macedonia, Greece
Amal Zouaq, University of Ottawa, Canada

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