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


The purpose of the 12th 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:



  • Distributed and Parallel Applications
  • Protocols and Standards
  • System Integration
  • Web Programming
  • Web Security and Privacy
  • Web Services and Web Engineering
  • XML and Data Management
  • Big Data Technologies and Applications
  • Searching and Browsing
  • Metrics and Performance
  • Web Tools and Languages
  • New Trends in Internet Technology
  • Application, Research Project and Internet Technology


  • B2B, B2C and C2C
  • Business Knowledge Management
  • Ethical and Legal Issues
  • Social Media Analytics
  • Social Networks and Organizational Culture
  • Web 2.0 and Social Networking Controls
  • Human Factors and Social Issues
  • Web-Based Business Processes
  • Communities of Interest and Practice
  • Society, eBusiness and eGovernment
  • EA,SOA, Services in TOGAF, Interoperability
  • Services with Methodological Approaches, Quality, Metrics, BAM
  • Change Management, Performance Improvement, Architecture Migration to SOA via Cloud Computing
  • Risk Management and Service Based IS
  • Web Based Integration Technologies, Web Services, REST and CRUD Services
  • Information Systems and SaaS, IaaS, PaaS, Cloud Computing
  • Adaptability and Dynamic Reconfiguration including Web Based Technologies
  • New Advances in Service Based Technologies
  • Application, Research Project and Service Based IS


  • Multimedia and User Interfaces
  • Personalized Web Sites and Services
  • Design of Web Interface
  • Web Interface and Adaptability According to Context And/Or Profile
  • Web Interface and Risk Management
  • Web Interface and Formal Languages
  • Usability and Ergonomics
  • User Modeling, Web Interface Modelling
  • Web Interface Requirements and Projects
  • Web Interface and Indicators, KPI
  • Web Interface, Web Intelligence, Big Data
  • New Trends in Web Interfaces
  • Web Interfaces and Applications


  • Collective Intelligence
  • Computational Intelligence on the Web
  • Ontology Discovering, Modelling, Retrieving and the Semantic Web
  • New Trends in Ontology Management and the Semantic Web
  • Context, Adaptability and Web Intelligence
  • Social Web Intelligence
  • Semantic Web and BPM
  • Data Web Mining
  • Linked Data, Big Data
  • Cloud with Web Intelligence and Big Data
  • Opinion Mining and Sentiment Analysis
  • Privacy, Confidentiality and Trust for Web Intelligence
  • Recommendation Systems
  • User-Centric Systems
  • Web Information Filtering and Retrieval
  • Web Intelligence and Agent Based Systems
  • New Trends in Web Intelligence
  • Applications, Research Projects and Web Intelligence


  • App Development Methods
  • Context Awareness
  • Mobile APIs and Services
  • Mobile Commerce
  • Mobile Learning
  • Mobile Navigation and Assistance
  • Mobile Social Network Interaction
  • Interoperability
  • Mobile Web
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Social and Mobile Information Systems
  • New Trends in Mobile Information Systems
  • Application of Mobile Information Systems


Frank LeymannUniversity of Stuttgart, Germany
Jérôme EuzenatINRIA and Univ. Grenoble Alpes, France
Mohammed AtiquzzamanUniversity of Oklahoma, United States
Leon RothkrantzDelft University of Technology, Netherlands


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 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 .


WEBIST Secretariat
Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
             2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 185
Fax: +351 265 520 186
e-mail: webist.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.webist.org/


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


Tim A. MajchrzakUniversity of Agder, Norway
Paolo TraversoCenter for Information Technology - IRST (FBK-ICT), Italy


Mohd Helmy Abd Wahab, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Malaysia
Margherita Antona, Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH), Greece
Giuliano Armano, University of Cagliari, Italy
Elarbi Badidi, United Arab Emirates University, United Arab Emirates
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
Nunzio Casalino, LUISS Guido Carli, Italy
Sven Casteleyn, Universitat Jaume I, Spain
Mario Cataldi, Université Paris 8, France
Shiping Chen, CSIRO, Australia
Dickson Chiu, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
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
Daniel Cunliffe, University of South Wales, United Kingdom
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
Luigi Di Caro, University of Turin, Italy
Davide Di Ruscio, University of L'Aquila, Italy
Karla Donato Fook, ITA - Aeronautics Institute of Technology, Brazil
Qian Dong, Sun Yet-Sen University, China
Brian Donnellan, Maynooth University, Ireland
Schahram Dustdar, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Atilla Elci, Aksaray University, Turkey
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
Dieter Fensel, University Innsbruck, Austria
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
Xiang Fu, Hofstra University, United States
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
Henrique Gil, Escola Superior de Educação do Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco, Portugal
José Antonio Gil Salinas, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Nuno Gonçalves, Superior School of Technology, Polithecnical Institute of Setúbal, Portugal
Annamaria Goy, University of Torino, Italy
Ratvinder Grewal, Laurentian University, Canada
Naijie Gu, University of Science and Technology of China, China
Angela Guercio, Kent State University, United States
Francesco Guerra, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Shanmugasundaram Hariharan, Saveetha Engineering College, India
Ioannis Hatzilygeroudis, University of Patras, Greece
A. Henten, Aalborg University, Denmark
Jose Herrero Agustin, University of Extremadura, Spain
Jane Hunter, University of Queensland, Australia
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, Republic of China
Georgia Kapitsaki, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
George Karabatis, Umbc, United States
Sokratis Katsikas, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Takahiro Kawamura, Japan Science and Technology Agency, Japan
Matthias Klusch, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) GmbH, Germany
Waldemar Koczkodaj, Laurentian University, Canada
Hiroshi Koide, Kyushu University, Japan
Fotios Kokkoras, University of Thessaly, Greece
Tsvi Kuflik, The University of Haifa, Israel
Weigang Li, University of Brasilia, Brazil
Kin Li, University of Victoria, Canada
Dongxi Liu, CSIRO, Australia
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
Zaki Malik, Wayne State University, United States
Massimo Marchiori, University of Padua, Italy
Andrea Marrella, Università degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza, Italy
Kazutaka Maruyama, Meisei University, Japan
Ingo Melzer, Daimler AG, Germany
Weiyi Meng, Binghamton University, United States
Abdelkrim Meziane, CERIST Alger, Algeria
Tommi Mikkonen, Institute of Software Systems, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
Alex Norta, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
Dusica Novakovic, London Metropolitan University, United Kingdom
Declan O’Sullivan, University of Dublin Trinity College, Ireland
Kyparisia Papanikolaou, School of Educational and Technological Education (ASPETE), Greece
Kalpdrum Passi, Laurentian University, Canada
David Paul, The University of New England, Australia
Cesare Pautasso, University of Lugano, Switzerland
Marco Pistore, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy
Pierluigi Plebani, Politecnico Di Milano, Italy
Simona Popa, Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia, Spain
Jim Prentzas, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
Birgit Pröll, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
Thomas Risse, University Library Johann Christian Senckenberg, Germany
Gustavo Rossi, Lifia, Argentina
Davide Rossi, University of Bologna, Italy
Yacine Sam, University Tours, France
Manuel Sanchez-Franco, University of Seville, Spain
Comai Sara, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
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
Weiming Shen, NRC Canada, Canada
Marianna Sigala, School of Management, University of South Australia Business School, Australia
Anna Stavrianou, Laboratoire LIG Grenoble, France
York Sure-Vetter, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
Dirk Thissen, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Raquel Trillo-Lado, University of Zaragoza, Spain
Th. Tsiatsos, Department of Informatics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Marten van Sinderen, University of Twente, Netherlands
Jari Veijalainen, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Maria Vidal, Universidad Simon Bolivar, Venezuela
Petri Vuorimaa, Aalto University, Finland
Olga Vybornova, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Jason Whalley, Northumbria University, United Kingdom
Maarten Wijnants, Hasselt University, Belgium
Manuel Wimmer, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
Amal Zouaq, University of Ottawa, Canada