4 - 7 May, 2008
Funchal, Madeira - Portugal
Call for Papers
WEBIST is organized by INSTICC - Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication.


The purpose of the 4th 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 four main track, covering different aspects of Web Information Systems, including Internet Technology, Web Interfaces and Applications, Society, e-Communities, e-Business and, last but not least, e-Learning.
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 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 (http://www.webist.org).


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. e-Learning

    - XML and data management
    - Web Security and Privacy
    - Intrusion Detection and Response
    - Authentication and Access Control
    - Grid Computing
    - Web Services and Web Engineering
    - System Integration
    - Databases and Datawarehouses
    - Wireless Applications
    - Distributed and Parallel Applications
    - Protocols and Standards
    - Network systems, proxies and servers
    - Agents

    - Multimedia and User interfaces
    - Accessibility issues and Technology
    - User Modeling
    - Web Personalization
    - Usability and Ergonomics
    - Personalized Web Sites and Services
    - Portal strategies
    - Searching and Browsing
    - Ontology and the Semantic Web
    - Metadata and Metamodeling
    - Web mining
    - Digital Libraries
    - Web Geographical Information Systems

    - e-Business and e-Commerce
    - e-Payment
    - B2B, B2C and C2C
    - Knowledge Management
    - Social Networks and Organizational Culture
    - Social Information Systems
    - Communities of practice
    - Communities of interest
    - Social & Legal Issues
    - Tele-Work and Collaboration
    - e-Government

    - e-Learning standards and tools
    - Web-based Education
    - Web-based Teaching and Learning Technologies
    - Designing Learning Activities
    - Content-based and Context-based Learning
    - Learning Materials Development
    - Intelligent Tutoring Systems
    - Virtual Learning Communities
    - Case-studies and applications
    - Competition and Collaboration
    - Software tools for e-Learning


Tony Shan, Bank of America, U.S.A.
Leszek Maciaszek, Macquarie University, Australia
Claudia Medeiros, UNICAMP, Brazil
Marcin Paprzycki, Systems Research Institute Polish Academy of Science, Poland
Rainer Unland, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Klaus Pohl, University Duisburg-Essen, Germany


All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, in paper and in CD-ROM support. A book including a selection of the best conference papers will be edited and published by Springer-Verlag.
The proceedings will be indexed by ISI Proceedings, INSPEC and DBLP.
EI already agreed to index the proceedings of WEBIST 2006. Proceedings of WEBIST 2007 are under evaluation and the proceedings of WEBIST 2008 will be evaluated by EI after their publication.


The conference will be held in the Hotel Tivoli Ocean Park. The Tivoli Ocean Park is a truly stunning property located 5 minutes from Funchal city centre and 30 minutes from Madeira International Airport. This award-winning hotel overlooks the beachfront promenade and guests are guaranteed gorgeous views of the sea with direct access from the hotel to the sandy beach.


WEBIST Secretariat
Address: Av. D.Manuel I, 27-A 2║ esq.
                 2910-595 Set˙bal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 185
Fax: +44 203 014 8817
e- mail: secretariat@webist.org
Web: http://www.webist.org


Joaquim Filipe
, E.S.T. Set˙bal, Portugal


JosÚ Cordeiro
, E.S.T. Set˙bal, Portugal
Slimane Hammoudi, E.S.E.O., France


A. Y. Al-Zoubi, Princess Sumaya University for Technology, Jordan

Ajith Abraham, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

Jacky Akoka, CNAM & INT, France

Abdullah Alghamdi, KSU, Saudi Arabia

Rachid Anane, Coventry University, United Kingdom

Margherita Antona, FORTH - ICS, Greece

Grigoris Antoniou, FORTH-ICS, Greece

Elarbi Badidi, United Arab Emirates University, United Arab Emirates

Matteo Baldoni, Dip. Informatica, Universita' degli Studi di Torino, Italy

Denilson Barbosa, University of Calgary, Canada

Cristina Baroglio, UniversitÓ di Torino, Italy

Bernhard Bauer, University of Augsburg, Germany

David Bell, Brunel University, United Kingdom

Orlando Belo, University of Minho, Portugal

Bharat Bhargava, Purdue University, United States of America

Stefan B÷ttcher, University of Paderborn, Germany

Paolo Bouquet, University of Trento, Italy

Christos Bouras, University of Patras and RACTI, Greece

Stephane Bressan, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Amy Bruckman, Georgia Tech, United States of America

Maria Claudia Buzzi, CNR - IIT, Italy

Elena Calude, Massey University, IIMS, New Zealand

Nunzio Casalino, LUISS Guido Carli University, Italy

Maiga Chang, Athabasca University, Canada

Evangelos Christou, University of the Aegean, Greece

Christophe Claramunt, Naval Academy Research Institute, France

Isabelle Comyn-Wattiau, CNAM & ESSEC, France

Michel Crampes, Ecole des Mines d'Ales, France

Alexandra Cristea, University of Warwick, United Kingdom

Daniel Cunliffe, University of Glamorgan, United Kingdom

Alfredo Cuzzocrea, University of Calabria, Italy

Vasilios Darlagiannis, EPFL, Switzerland

Alessandro D'Atri, CeRSI - Luiss Guido Carli University, Italy

Valeria de Antonellis, University of Brescia, Italy

Sergio de Cesare, Brunel University, United Kingdom

Steven Demurjian, The University of Connecticut, United States of America

Darina Dicheva, Winston-Salem State University, United States of America

Y. Ding, University of Innsbruck, Austria

Juergen Dix, Clausthal University of Technology, Germany

Josep Domingo-Ferrer, Rovira i Virgili University of Tarragona, Spain

Chyi-Ren Dow, Feng Chia University, Taiwan

Schahram Dustdar, Vienna University of Technology, Austria

Barry Eaglestone, The University of Sheffield, United Kingdom

Atilla Elci, Eastern Mediterranean Univ., North Cyprus, Turkey

Opher Etzion, IBM, Israel

Luis Ferreira Pires, University of Twente, Netherlands

Josep-Lluis Ferrer-Gomila, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Spain

Filomena Ferrucci, University of Salerno, Italy

Stefan Fischer, University of Luebeck, Germany

Akira Fukuda, Kyushu University, Japan

Giovanni Fulantelli, Italian National Research Council - Institute for Educational Technology, Italy

Martin Gaedke, University of Karlsruhe, Germany

Erich Gams, Salzburg Research, Austria

Daniel Garcia, Universidad de Oviedo, Spain

Franca Garzotto, HOC-Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Dragan Gasevic, Athabasca University, Canada

JosÚ A. Gil Salinas, Universidad PolitÚcnica de Valencia, Spain

Karl Goeschka, Vienna University of Technology, Austria

Anna Grabowska, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland

Bego˝a Gros, University of Barcelona, Spain

Vic Grout, Centre for Applied Internet Research (CAIR), University of Wales, NEWI, United Kingdom

Francesco Guerra, UniversitÓ di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy

Aaron Gulliver, University of Victoria, Canada

Pňl Halvorsen, Univ. Oslo, Norway

Ioannis Hatzilygeroudis, University of Patras, Greece

Stylianos Hatzipanagos, King's College, London, United Kingdom

Dominikus Heckmann, DFKI GmbH, Germany

Nicola Henze, Leibniz University Hannover, Germany

Dominic Heutelbeck, FernUniversitńt in Hagen, Germany

Pascal Hitzler, AIFB, University of Karlsruhe, Germany

Wen Shyong Hsieh, Stu Te University, National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan

Brian Hudson, Umeň University, Sweden

Tanko Ishaya, University of Hull, United Kingdom

Kai Jakobs, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

Anne James, Coventry University, United Kingdom

Ivan Jelinek, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic

Jingwen Jin, Intel Corporation/Communications Technology Lab, United States of America

Qun Jin, Waseda Univeristy, Japan

Carlos Juiz, University of Balearic Islands, Spain

Michail Kalogiannakis, University Paris 5 - Rene Descartes - Laboratory: Education et Apprentissages (E.D.A.), France

Jussi Kangasharju, University of Helsinki, Finland

Vassilis Kapsalis, Industrial Systems Institute, Greece

George Karabatis, University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), United States of America

Frank Kargl, Ulm University, Germany

Roland Kaschek, Massey University, New Zealand

Sokratis Katsikas, University of Piraeus, Greece

Hamamache Kheddouci, UniversitÚ Claude Bernard Lyon1, France

Ralf Klamma, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

Tsvi Kuflik, The University of Haifa, Israel

Axel KŘpper, Ludwig Maximilian University Munich, Germany

Daniel Lemire, UQAM, Canada

Tayeb Lemloma, IUT of Lannion, France

Kin Fun Li, University of Victoria, Canada

Weigang Li, University of Brasilia, Brazil

Leszek Lilien, Western Michigan University, United States of America

Claudia Linnhoff-Popien, Mobile and Distributed Systems Group, Institute for Informatics, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitńt Munich, Germany

Hui Liu, Missouri State University, United States of America

Ying Liu, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China

Pascal Lorenz, University of Haute Alsace, France

Heiko Ludwig, IBM TJ Watson Research Center, United States of America

Vicente Luque-Centeno, Carlos III University of Madrid, Spain

Anna Maddalena, DISI - University of Genoa, Italy

George Magoulas, Birkbeck College, University of London, United Kingdom

Johannes Mayer, University of Augsburg, Germany

Ingo Melzer, Daimler AG, Germany

Elisabeth Metais, CNAM, CEDRIC laboratory, France

Panagiotis Metaxas, Wellesley College, United States of America

Alessandro Micarelli, Roma Tre University, Italy

Debajyoti Mukhopadhyay, Techno India (West Bengal University of Technology), India

Kia Ng, ICSRiM - University of Leeds, United Kingdom

David Nichols, University of Waikato, New Zealand

Andreas Ninck, Berne University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland

Dusica Novakovic, London Metropolitan University, United Kingdom

Vladimir Oleshchuk, University of Agder, Norway

Andrea Omicini, Alma Mater Studiorum - UniversitÓ di Bologna, Italy

Kok-Leong Ong, Deakin University, Australia

Jose A. Onieva, Universidad de Mßlaga, Spain

Vasile Palade, Oxford University, United Kingdom

Jun Pang, Oldenburg University, Germany

Kalpdrum Passi, Laurentian University, Canada

Viviana Patti, UniversitÓ degli Studi di Torino, Italy

Guenther Pernul, University of Regensburg, Germany

Rajesh Pillania, Institute for Emerging Markets, India

Carsten Pils, Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT), Ireland

Pierluigi Plebani, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Bhanu Prasad, Florida A & M University, United States

Joshua C C Pun, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Mimi Recker, Utah State University, United States of America

Frank Reichert, University of Agder, Norway

Werner Retschitzegger, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria

Yacine Rezgui, University of Salford, United Kingdom

Thomas Risse, L3S Research Center, Germany

Marco Roccetti, University of Bologna, Italy

Dumitru Roman, University of Innsbruck / DERI Innsbruck, Austria

Danguole Rutkauskiene, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania

Sourav S Bhowmick, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Maytham Safar, Kuwait University, Kuwait

Eduardo Sanchez, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Abdolhossein Sarrafzadeh, Massey University, New Zealand

Anthony Savidis, ICS-FORTH, Greece

Vittorio Scarano, Universita' di Salerno, Italy

Alexander Schatten, Vienna University of Technology: Institute for Software Technology and Interactive Systems, Austria

Alexander Schill, TU Dresden, Germany

Jochen Seitz, Technische Universitńt Ilmenau, Germany

Tony Shan, Bank of America, United States of America

Jamshid Shanbehzadeh, Tarbiat Moallem University, Iran, Islamic Republic of

Quan Z. Sheng, The University of Adelaide, Australia

Keng Siau, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, United States of America

Miguel-Angel Sicilia, University of Alcalß, Spain

Marianna Sigala, University of the Aegean, Greece

Eva S÷derstr÷m, University of Sk÷vde, Sweden

Pedro Soto-Acosta, University of Murcia, Spain

J. Michael Spector, Florida State University, Learning Systems Institute, United States of America

Martin Sperka, Slovak University of Technology, FIIT, Slovakia

Kathleen Stewart Hornsby, University of Iowa, United States of America

Frank Stowell, University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom

Carlo Strapparava, FBK-IRST, Italy

Eleni Stroulia, University of Alberta, Canada

Hussein Suleman, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Aixin Sun, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Junichi Suzuki, University of Massachusetts, Boston, United States of America

Ramayah T., Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia

Taro Tezuka, Kyoto University, Japan

Dirk Thissen, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

Ivan Tomek, Acadia University, Canada

Bettina T÷rpel, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

Arun Kumar Tripathi, Dresden University of Technology, Germany

Thrasyvoulos Tsiatsos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and Research Academic Computer Technology Institute, Greece

Klaus Turowski, University of Augsburg, Germany

Michail Vaitis, University of the Aegean, Greece

Christelle Vangenot, EPFL, Switzerland

Athanasios Vasilakos, University of Western Macedonia, Greece

Jari Veijalainen, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland

Juan D. Velasquez, University of Chile, Chile

Maria Esther Vidal, Universidad Simˇn BolÝvar, Venezuela

Maurizio Vincini, Universita' di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy

Viacheslav Wolfengagen, Institute JurInfoR-MSU, Russian Federation

Martin Wolpers, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

Huahui Wu, Google, United States of America

Lu Yan, University College London, United Kingdom

Sung-Ming Yen, National Central University, Taiwan

Janette Young, Northumbria University, UK, United Kingdom

Weihua Zhuang, University of Waterloo, Canada

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