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


The purpose of the 14th 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, namely 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 be discussed at 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 or scientific topics are also envisaged: companies interested in presenting their products or 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:



  • Application, Research Project and Internet Technology
  • Technical Infrastructures Suporting Web Applications
  • Web Programming
  • Web Security and Privacy, Cyber Criminality and Internet, Dark Web
  • Web Services and Web Engineering
  • Web Tools and Languages
  • Big Data and the Web
  • Digitalization/ Digitization
  • European Directives and Internet
  • Media and Internet
  • Metrics and Performance
  • New Trends in Internet Technology
  • Risk Management and Internet
  • Searching and Browsing


  • App Development Methods
  • Mobile Web
  • New Trends in Mobile Information Systems
  • Platforms and Infrastructures to Support Mobile IS
  • Protocols, Standards, Interoperability and Mobility
  • Risk and Security with Mobility
  • Sensor Usage and Networks for Mobility
  • Smart City and Mobility
  • Social and Mobile Information Systems
  • Application of Mobile Information Systems
  • Context Awareness
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Interoperability
  • Mobile and NLP Navigation and Assistance
  • Mobile APIs and Services
  • Mobile Commerce
  • Mobile Social Network Interaction


  • Application, Research Project and Service Based IS
  • Pay as You Go, Pay per Use
  • Service Based IS and Change Management
  • Service Based IS Modeling and Methodology
  • Services and Mobility
  • Services and Repositories, Services Providers and Contractual Points of View for Services
  • Services Composition
  • Services Repositories
  • Services with Methodological Approaches, Quality, Metrics, BAM
  • Society, eBusiness and eGovernment
  • Technical Infrastructure for Services
  • Architectural Patterns for Services
  • Web Based Integration Technologies, Web Services, REST and CRUD Services
  • Web Service and Adaptability
  • Web Service Orchestration
  • Web Service Selection
  • B2B, B2C and C2C
  • Change Management, Performance Improvement, Architecture Migration to SOA via Cloud Computing
  • Communities of Interest and Practice
  • EA, SOA, Cloud Methodologies for Services and Architecture
  • Information Systems and SaaS, IaaS, PaaS, Cloud Computing
  • Methodologies for Services and Architecture
  • New Advances in Service Based Technologies


  • Applications, Research Projects and Web Intelligence
  • Ontology Discovering, Modelling, Retrieving and the Semantic Web
  • Opinion Mining and Sentiment Analysis
  • Privacy, Confidentiality and Trust for Web Intelligence
  • Recommendation Systems
  • Services, Human Factors and Social Issues
  • Social Media Analytics
  • Social Network in Companies
  • Social Networks and Organizational Culture
  • Social Web Intelligence
  • User-Centric Systems
  • Collective Intelligence
  • WEB 2.0 and Social Networks
  • Web Information Filtering and Retrieval
  • Computational Intelligence on the Web
  • Context, Adaptability and Web Intelligence
  • Data Web Mining
  • Intelligent Systems, Rules Based Applications in IS
  • Linked Data, Big Data and Applications in Companies
  • New Trends in Ontology Management and the Semantic Web
  • New Trends in Web Intelligence


  • Automation and Web Interface
  • Web Interface and Connected Applications
  • Web Interface and Mobility
  • Web Interfaces and Applications
  • Design of Web Interface
  • Design of Web Interface Languages and Prototocols for Web Interface Development
  • Media and Web Interface
  • Robots and Web Interfaces
  • Sensory Substitution and the Human Machine Interface via Web
  • Usability and Ergonomics
  • User Modeling, Web Interface Modelling
  • Web Interface and Adaptability According to Context And/Or Profile


Antonia BertolinoItalian National Research Council - CNR, Italy
Davide RossiUniversity of Bologna, Italy
Oscar PastorUniversidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain


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 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 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.
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.
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI/ISI), DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index), Scopus, Google Scholar, Semantic Scholar, and Microsoft Academic.


Conference Date: 18 - 20 September, 2018

Paper Submission: May 24, 2018 (expired)
Authors Notification:
July 3, 2018 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
July 17, 2018 (expired)

Paper Submission: June 20, 2018 (expired)
Authors Notification:
July 18, 2018 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
July 31, 2018 (expired)

Workshop Proposal: May 31, 2018 (expired)

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: June 8, 2018 (expired)

Special Session APMDWE
Paper Submission: July 19, 2018 (expired)
Authors Notification: July 23, 2018 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: July 31, 2018 (expired)

Special Session ITSCO
Paper Submission: July 15, 2018 (expired)
Authors Notification: July 23, 2018 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: July 31, 2018 (expired)

Tutorial Proposal: August 6, 2018 (expired)

Demo Proposal: August 6, 2018 (expired)

Panel Proposal: August 6, 2018 (expired)

European Project Spaces
Paper Submission: July 23, 2018 (expired)
Authors Notification: July 31, 2018 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: December 12, 2018 (expired)


WEBIST Secretariat
Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
             2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 184
Fax: +351 265 520 186
e-mail: webist.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.webist.org/


Seville is the capital and largest city of the autonomous community of Andalusia and the province of Seville making it the fourth-largest city in Spain. Its Old Town, with an area of 4 square kilometers, contains three UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Alcázar palace complex, the Cathedral and the General Archive of the Indies.
The conference will be held at the Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Informática (ETSII), which is is situated in the Reina Mercedes Campus of University of Seville.


Valérie MonfortLAMIH Valenciennes UMR CNRS 8201, France


Maria Jose EscalonaUniversity of Seville, Spain
Francisco Domínguez MayoUniversity of Seville, Spain
Tim A. MajchrzakUniversity of Agder, Norway


Mohd Helmy Abd Wahab, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Malaysia
El Abdelwahed, University Cadi Ayyad, Morocco
Jose Aguilar, Universidad Autonoma de Sinaloa, Mexico
Marco Aiello, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Diana Andone, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
Jesús Arias Fisteus, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Giuliano Armano, University of Cagliari, Italy
Noushin Ashrafi, University of Massachusetts Boston, United States
Elarbi Badidi, United Arab Emirates University, United Arab Emirates
Vítor Basto-Fernandes, Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (Iscte-Iul), University Institute of Lisbon, Istar-Iul, Portugal
Salima Benbernou, Université Paris Descartes, France
Werner Beuschel, Technische Hochschule Brandenburg/THB, Germany
Adelaide Bianchini, Universidad Simón Bolívar, Venezuela
Boyan Bontchev, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Bulgaria
Philipp Brune, Neu-Ulm University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Christoph Bussler, Google, Inc., United States
Maria Claudia Buzzi, CNR, Italy
Pasquina Campanella, University of Bari "Aldo Moro", Italy
Nunzio Casalino, LUISS Guido Carli, Italy
Salem Chakhar, Portsmouth Business School, University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Ku-ming Chao, Distributed Systems and Modelling Research Group, United Kingdom
Shiping Chen, CSIRO, Australia
Dickson Chiu, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Maria Chroni, University of Ioannina, Greece
Martine De Cock, Ghent University, Belgium
Isabelle Comyn-Wattiau, Cnam & Essec, France
Christophe Cruz, Laboratoire LIB - EA 7534, France
Daniel Cunliffe, University of South Wales, United Kingdom
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
Toon De Pessemier, Ghent University - iMinds, Belgium
Steven Demurjian, University of Connecticut, United States
Enrico Denti, Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna, Italy
Luigi Di Caro, University of Turin, Italy
Alexiei Dingli, University of Malta, Malta
Georg Dr. Schneider, Trier University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Martin Drlik, Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra, Slovak Republic
Karim El Guemhioui, Université du Québec en Outaouais, Canada
Atilla Elci, Aksaray University, Turkey
Larbi Esmahi, Athabasca University, Canada
Noura Faci, University Lyon Claude Bernard, France
Joao Ferreira, ISEL, Portugal
Luis Ferreira Pires, University of Twente, Netherlands
Josep-Lluis Ferrer-Gomila, Balearic Islands University, Spain
Karla Fook, Aeronautics Institute of Technology (ITA), Brazil
Pasi Fränti, University of Eastern Finland, Finland
Xiang Fu, Hofstra University, United States
Giovanni Fulantelli, Italian National Research Council, Italy
Ombretta Gaggi, Università di Padova, Italy
Carolina Gallardo Pérez, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Faiez Gargouri, ISIM Sfax, Tunisia
John Garofalakis, University of Patras, Greece
Panagiotis Germanakos, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Henrique Gil, Escola Superior de Educação do Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco, Portugal
Nuno Gonçalves, Superior School of Technology, Polithecnical Institute of Setúbal, Portugal
Jose Gonzalez, University of Seville, Spain
Annamaria Goy, University of Torino, Italy
Carlos Granell, Universitat Jaume I, Spain
Ratvinder Grewal, Laurentian University, Canada
Daniela Grigori, Université Paris-Dauphine, France
Foteini Grivokostopoulou, University of Patras, Greece
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
Hakim Hacid, Zayed University, United Arab Emirates
Fayçal Hamdi, Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, France
Azza Harbaoui, RIADI-ENSI, Tunisia
Shanmugasundaram Hariharan, Saveetha Engineering College, India
Ioannis Hatzilygeroudis, University of Patras, Greece
A. Henten, Aalborg University, Denmark
Jose Herrero Agustin, University of Extremadura, Spain
Hanno Hildmann, TNO, Netherlands
M. Francisca Hinarejos, University of Balearic Islands, Spain
Yuh-Jong Hu, National Chengchi University (NCCU), Taiwan, Republic of China
Zhisheng Huang, VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands
Sergio Ilarri, University of Zaragoza, Spain
Kai Jakobs, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Anne James, Coventry University, United Kingdom
Monique Janneck, Luebeck University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Zhuoren Jiang, Sun Yat-sen University, China
Ejub Kajan, State University of Novi Pazar, Serbia
Kennedy Kambona, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Andreas Kanavos, University of Patras, Greece
Georgia Kapitsaki, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Vaggelis Kapoulas, Computer Technology Institute and Press "Diophantus", Greece
George Karabatis, Umbc, United States
Anastasios Karakostas, Information Technologies Institute (ITI), Greece
Sokratis Katsikas, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Matthias Klusch, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) GmbH, Germany
In-Young Ko, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea, Republic of
Hiroshi Koide, Kyushu University, Japan
Efstratios Kontopoulos, Centre for Research & Technology Hellas, Greece
Karl-Heinz Krempels, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Tsvi Kuflik, The University of Haifa, Israel
Axel Küpper, Deutsche Telekom Laboratories/TU Berlin, Germany
Xian Li, LinkedIn Corp, United States
Kin Li, University of Victoria, Canada
Fu-ren Lin, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Dongxi Liu, CSIRO, Australia
Antonella Longo, University of Salento, Lecce, Italy
Michael Mackay, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom
Dwight Makaroff, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
Massimo Marchiori, University of Padua, Italy
Andrea Marrella, Università degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza, Italy
Kazutaka Maruyama, Meisei University, Japan
Wojciech Mazurczyk, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Inmaculada Medina-Bulo, Universidad de Cádiz, Spain
Fuensanta Medina-Dominguez, Carlos III Technical University of Madrid, Spain
Hakima Mellah, Research Center in Scientific and Technical Information, Algeria
Ingo Melzer, Daimler AG, Germany
Abdelkrim Meziane, CERIST Alger, Algeria
Marzal Miguel Ángel, Universidad Carlos III De Madrid, Spain
Alex Norta, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
Dusica Novakovic, London Metropolitan University, United Kingdom
Declan O’Sullivan, University of Dublin Trinity College, Ireland
Jeff Pan, University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Kyparisia Papanikolaou, School of Educational and Technological Education (ASPETE), Greece
Eric Pardede, La Trobe University, Australia
Kalpdrum Passi, Laurentian University, Canada
Giuseppe Patane, CNR, Italy
David Paul, The University of New England, Australia
José Pereira, Instituto Poliécnico de Setúbal - Escola Superior de Tecnologia de Setúbal, Portugal
Isidoros Perikos, University of Patras, Greece
Pierluigi Plebani, Politecnico Di Milano, Italy
Laura Po, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Simona Popa, Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia, Spain
Jim Prentzas, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
Birgit Pröll, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
Claudia Raibulet, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Sheila Reinehr, Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná (PUCPR), Brazil
Maria Restivo, FEUP, Portugal
Thomas Risse, University Library Johann Christian Senckenberg, Germany
Gustavo Rossi, Lifia, Argentina
Yacine Sam, University Tours, France
Comai Sara, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Claudio Schifanella, Università degli Studi di Torino, Italy
Wieland Schwinger, Johannes Kepler University, Austria
Filippo Sciarrone, Roma TRE University, Italy
Frederique Segond, Viseo, France
Rami Sellami, CETIC, Belgium
Mohamed Sellami, RDI Group, LISITE LAB, ISEP Paris, France
Tacha Serif, Yeditepe University, Turkey
Pavel Shapkin, National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Moscow Engineering Physics Institute), Russian Federation
Weiming Shen, NRC Canada, Canada
John Shepherd, University of New South Wales, Australia
Tzu-Fang Sheu, Providence University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Xin Shuai, Thomson Reuters, United States
Marianna Sigala, School of Management, University of South Australia Business School, Australia
Eliza Stefanova, Sofia University, Bulgaria
Dragan Stojanovic, University of Nis, Serbia
Dirk Thissen, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Gisela Torres de Clunie, Universidad Tecnológica de Panamá, Panama
Raquel Trillo-Lado, University of Zaragoza, Spain
Th. Tsiatsos, Department of Informatics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Nikos Tsirakis, University of Patras, Greece
Christopher Turner, University of Surrey, United Kingdom
William Van Woensel, Dalhousie University, Canada
Michael Vassilakopoulos, University of Thessaly, Greece
Elena-Madalina Vatamanescu, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Romania
Jari Veijalainen, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Maurizio Vincini, DIEF - Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy
Phu Vo, Duy Tan University, Vietnam
Petri Vuorimaa, Aalto University, Finland
Fan Wang, Microsoft, United States
Xinheng Wang, University of West London, United Kingdom
Tony Wasserman, Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley, United States
Jason Whalley, Northumbria University, United Kingdom
Maarten Wijnants, Hasselt University, Belgium
Manuel Wimmer, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
Marco Winckler, University Nice Sophia Antipolis, France
Yanfang Ye, West Virginia University, United States
Fan Zhao, Florida Gulf Coast University, United States
Lina Zhou, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, United States

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