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


The purpose of the 15th 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
  • New Trends in 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


  • App Development Methods
  • Mobile APIs and Services
  • Platforms and Infrastructures to Support Mobile IS
  • Protocols, Standards, Interoperability and Mobility
  • Risk and Security with Mobility
  • Sensor Usage and Networks for Mobility
  • Social and Mobile Information Systems
  • Application of Mobile Information Systems
  • Context Awareness
  • Human Computer Interaction


  • Application, Research Project and Service Based IS
  • Web Service and Adaptability
  • Web Service Selection
  • B2B, B2C and C2C
  • 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
  • Service Based IS Modeling and Methodology
  • Services and Repositories, Services Providers and Contractual Points of View for Services
  • Services Composition
  • 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


  • Applications, Research Projects and Web Intelligence
  • Computational Intelligence on the Web
  • Context, Adaptability and Web Intelligence
  • Data Web Mining
  • Linked Data, Big Data and Applications in Companies
  • New Trends in Ontology Management and the Semantic Web
  • New Trends in Web Intelligence
  • Ontology Discovering, Modelling, Retrieving and the Semantic Web
  • Opinion Mining and Sentiment Analysis
  • Recommendation Systems
  • Social Media Analytics
  • Social Web Intelligence
  • User-Centric Systems
  • WEB 2.0 and Social Networks
  • Web Information Filtering and Retrieval


  • Automation and Web Interface
  • Web Interface and Connected Applications
  • Web Interfaces and Applications
  • Design of Web Interface
  • Usability and Ergonomics
  • User Modeling, Web Interface Modelling
  • Web Interface and Adaptability According to Context And/Or Profile


Steffen StaabUniversity of Koblenz-Landau, Germany
Karl AbererEPFL, Switzerland
Claus PahlFree University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy


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 (consult SCITEPRESS Ethics of Publication)

It is planned to publish a short list of revised and extended versions of presented papers with Springer in a LNBIP Series book

The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by The DBLP Computer Science Bibliography, Web of Science / Conference Proceedings Citation Index, Engineering Index (EI), SCOPUS, Semantic Scholar, Google Scholar and Microsoft Academic.


Conference Date: 18 - 20 September, 2019

Paper Submission: May 20, 2019 (expired)
Authors Notification:
June 28, 2019 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
July 12, 2019 (expired)

Paper Submission: June 19, 2019 (expired)
Authors Notification:
July 18, 2019 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
July 31, 2019 (expired)

Workshop Proposal: May 3, 2019 (expired)

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: May 6, 2019 (expired)

Special Session APMDWE
Paper Submission: July 29, 2019 (expired)
Authors Notification: July 31, 2019 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: August 7, 2019 (expired)

Special Session 2ETI
Paper Submission: July 14, 2019 (expired)
Authors Notification: July 23, 2019 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: July 31, 2019 (expired)

Tutorial Proposal: August 6, 2019 (expired)

Demo Proposal: August 6, 2019 (expired)

Panel Proposal: August 6, 2019 (expired)

Abstract Submission: July 10, 2019 (expired)
Authors Notification: July 23, 2019 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: July 31, 2019 (expired)


WEBIST Secretariat
Address: Avenida de S. Francisco Xavier, Lote 7 Cv. C
             2900-616 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 184
Fax: +351 265 520 186
e-mail: webist.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.webist.org/


The conference will be held at the Vienna University of Technology - Freihaus Building, Vienna, Austria.

TU Wien (TUW) is located in the heart of Europe, in a cosmopolitan city of great cultural diversity. For more than 200 years, TU Wien has been a place of research, teaching and learning in the service of progress. TU Wien is among the most successful technical universities in Europe and is Austria’s largest scientific-technical research and educational institution.


Joaquim FilipePolytechnic Institute of Setubal / INSTICC, Portugal


Alessandro BozzonDelft University of Technology, Netherlands
Francisco Domínguez MayoUniversity of Seville, Spain


Mohd Helmy Abd Wahab, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Malaysia
El Abdelwahed, University Cadi Ayyad, Morocco
Mohd Abdullah, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia
Jose Aguilar, Universidad Autonoma de Sinaloa, Mexico
Marco Aiello, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Ana Margarida Almeida, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Diana Andone, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
Jesús Arias Fisteus, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Giuliano Armano, University of Cagliari, Italy
Débora Barbosa, Universidade Feevale, Brazil
Vítor Basto-Fernandes, Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (Iscte-Iul), University Institute of Lisbon, Istar-Iul, Portugal
Faiza Belala, LIRE Laboratory, Constantine2-University, Algeria
Werner Beuschel, Technische Hochschule Brandenburg/THB, Germany
Adelaide Bianchini, Universidad Simón Bolívar, Venezuela
Boyan Bontchev, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Bulgaria
Gabriela Bosetti, VeryConnect, United Kingdom
Philipp Brune, Neu-Ulm University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Christoph Bussler, Google, Inc., United States
Maria Claudia Buzzi, CNR, Italy
Vanessa Camilleri, University of Malta, Malta
Pasquina Campanella, University of Bari "Aldo Moro", Italy
Inaldo Capistrano Costa, ITA - Aeronautics Institute of Technology, Brazil
Nunzio Casalino, Guglielmo Marconi University and Luiss Business School, Italy
Sven Casteleyn, Universitat Jaume I, Spain
Mario Cataldi, Université Paris 8, France
Salem Chakhar, Portsmouth Business School, University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Dickson Chiu, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Marco Comuzzi, City University London, United Kingdom
Isabelle Comyn-Wattiau, Cnam & Essec, France
Christophe Cruz, University of Burgundy, France
Daniel Cunliffe, University of South Wales, United Kingdom
Antonina Dattolo, University of Udine, Italy
Clodoveu Davis Júnior, UFMG, Brazil
Guglielmo De Angelis, CNR - IASI, Italy
Valeria De Antonellis, University of Brescia, Italy
Berardina De Carolis, University of Bari, Italy
Sergio de Cesare, University of Westminster, United Kingdom
Martine De Cock, University of Washington Tacoma, United States
Toon De Pessemier, Ghent University - iMinds, Belgium
David De Roure, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Steven Demurjian, University of Connecticut, United States
Enrico Denti, Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna, Italy
Luigi Di Caro, University of Turin, Italy
Francesco Di Cerbo, SAP, France
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
Liliana Enciso, Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja, Ecuador
Larbi Esmahi, Athabasca University, Canada
Luis Ferreira Pires, University of Twente, Netherlands
Josep-Lluis Ferrer-Gomila, Balearic Islands University, Spain
Alvaro Figueira, CRACS / INESCTEC & University of Porto, Portugal
Sergio Firmenich, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina
Karla Fook, Aeronautics Institute of Technology (ITA), Brazil
Geoffrey Fox, Indiana University, United States
Oscar Franco-Bedoya, Universidad de Caldas, Colombia
Pasi Fränti, University of Eastern Finland, Finland
Xiang Fu, Hofstra University, United States
Ombretta Gaggi, Università di Padova, Italy
G. R. Gangadahran, National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, India
Julián García García, Web Engineering and Early Testing (IWT2, Ingeniería Web y Testing Temprano), Spain
Faiez Gargouri, ISIM Sfax, Tunisia
John Garofalakis, University of Patras, Greece
Ilche Georgievski, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Henrique Gil, Escola Superior de Educação do Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco, Portugal
Vasileios Gkioulos, NTNU, Norway
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
Foteini Grivokostopoulou, University of Patras, Greece
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, , Tunisia
Shanmugasundaram Hariharan, Shadan Women's College of Engineering and Technology, India
Ioannis Hatzilygeroudis, University of Patras, Greece
A. Henten, Aalborg University, Denmark
Jose Herrero Agustin, University of Extremadura, Spain
Hanno Hildmann, TNO, Netherlands
Matthias Hirth, TU Ilmenau, Germany
Geert-Jan Houben, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Yuh-Jong Hu, National Chengchi University (NCCU), Taiwan, Republic of China
Nuria Hurtado, University of Cadiz, Spain
Sergio Ilarri, University of Zaragoza, Spain
Kai Jakobs, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Monique Janneck, Luebeck University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Ivan Jelinek, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
Zhuoren Jiang, Sun Yat-sen University, China
Andres Jimenez Ramirez, University of Seville, Spain
Susan Jones, City University, United Kingdom
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
Anastasios Karakostas, Information Technologies Institute (ITI), Greece
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
Hiroshi Koide, Kyushu University, Japan
Fotios Kokkoras, University of Thessaly, Greece
Andreas Komninos, University of Patras, Greece
Karl-Heinz Krempels, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Kin Li, University of Victoria, Canada
Dongxi Liu, CSIRO, Australia
Michael Mackay, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom
Zaki Malik, Virginia Tech, United States
Massimo Marchiori, University of Padua, Italy
Kazutaka Maruyama, Meisei University, Japan
Andrea Mauri, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Miroslaw Mazurek, Rzeszów University of Technology, Poland
Luca Mazzola, HSLU - Lucerne University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
Inmaculada Medina-Bulo, Universidad de Cádiz, 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
Matthew Montebello, Univerity of Malta, Malta
Alex Norta, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
Declan O’Sullivan, University of Dublin Trinity College, Ireland
Miguel Angel Olivero, Web Engineering and Early Testing research group. University of Seville, Spain
Pankaj Pandey, Norwegian University of Science and Tehnology, Norway
Kyparisia Papanikolaou, School of Educational and Technological Education (ASPETE), Greece
Eric Pardede, La Trobe University, Australia
Kalpdrum Passi, Laurentian University, Canada
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
Laura Po, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Simona Popa, Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia, Spain
Bhanu Prasad, Florida A&M University, United States
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
Thomas Risse, University Library Johann Christian Senckenberg, Germany
Davide Rossi, University of Bologna, Italy
Roberto Saia, University of Cagliari, Italy
Yacine Sam, University Tours, France
Carlos Santos, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Comai Sara, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Claudio Schifanella, Università degli Studi di Torino, Italy
Eva-Maria Schön, HAW Hamburg, Germany
Wieland Schwinger, Johannes Kepler University, Austria
Filippo Sciarrone, Roma TRE University, Italy
Jochen Seitz, Technische Universität Ilmenau, Germany
Rami Sellami, CETIC, Belgium
Tacha Serif, Yeditepe University, Turkey
Pavel Shapkin, National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Moscow Engineering Physics Institute), Russian Federation
John Shepherd, University of New South Wales, Australia
Tzu-Fang Sheu, Providence University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Marianna Sigala, School of Management, University of South Australia Business School, Australia
Joaquim Sousa Pinto, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Eliza Stefanova, Sofia University, Bulgaria
Dragan Stojanovic, University of Nis, Serbia
Chang-ai Sun, University of Science and Technology Beijing, China
Dirk Thissen, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Jörg Thomaschewski, University of Applied Sciences Emden/Leer, Germany
Ramona Trestian, Middlesex University, United Kingdom
Raquel Trillo-Lado, University of Zaragoza, Spain
Th. Tsiatsos, Department of Informatics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 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
Maria Vidal, Universidad Simon Bolivar, Venezuela
Maurizio Vincini, DIEF - Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy
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
Manuel Wimmer, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
Marco Winckler, University Nice Sophia Antipolis, France
Yanfang Ye, West Virginia University, United States

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