WEBIST is organized by INSTICC - Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication.


The purpose of the 6th 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 Web Intelligence.
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 (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. Web Intelligence
  • XML and data management
  • Web Security and Privacy
  • Intrusion Detection and Response
  • Authentication and Access Control
  • 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
  • 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
  • Web Content Mining
  • e-Mail Classification
  • Web Site Classification
  • Learning User Profiles
  • Web-Based Direct Marketing and CRM
  • Web Farming and Warehousing
  • Web Information Filtering and Retrieval
  • Web Site Navigation Support Systems
  • Grid Intelligence
  • Meta-Knowledge Discovery and Representation


Žiga Turk, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia / Reflection Group, E.U.


All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on CD-ROM support.
A short list of presented papers will be selected so that revised and extended versions of these papers will be published by Springer-Verlag in a LNBIP Series book.
The proceedings will be indexed by Conference Proceedings Citation Index, INSPEC and DBLP.
EI already agreed to index the proceedings of WEBIST 2006, 2007 and 2008. Proceedings of WEBIST 2009 are under evaluation and the proceedings of WEBIST 2010 will be evaluated by EI after their publication.


Valencia was founded by the ancient Romans in 137 BC and has been pillaged, burned and besieged numerous times by various conquerors over the centuries since, but the vivacious Spanish city has sailed into the second millennium as Europe's quintessential sophisticated modern holiday city, a favoured location for the America's Cup yacht race. Situated on the Mediterranean coast about four hours south of Barcelona, Valencia is spread out around its busy port and backed by the hills which give way to the plains of Aragon.
Valencia oozes traditional character, particularly in its old town (El Carmen), and has retained its cultural heritage not only in the form of medieval architecture but also in its quirky, exuberant festivals (like the Battle of the Flowers, the fireworks of Fallas and one dedicated to tomato-hurling). The Valencians even have their own language. Amid the old, Valencia has very much that is new, including its major attraction, the ultra-modern City of Arts and Sciences, which draws around four million appreciative visitors each year.
Outdoors it is hard to beat the golden beaches which fan out from the port along the coast, and the sprawling city offers plenty of green parks for strolling, cycling or simply lolling on a bench to get your breath back after indulging in the vibrancy of the city. Football is also a local passion, Valencia's team being at the top of the game, and fans should not miss the atmosphere at one of the carnival-like matches.
When night falls, dine on paella, which originated here, and then hit the high spots, because Valencia is renowned for its lively collection of bars and clubs. It may sound clichéd, but Valencia does indeed fit the bill as the holiday city, which 'has it all'.


Joaquim Filipe, Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal / INSTICC, Portugal


José Cordeiro, Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal / INSTICC, Portugal


Rafael A. Calvo, University of Sydney, Australia
Mohd Helmy Abd Wahab, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Malaysia
Ajith Abraham, Machine Intelligence research Labs (MIR Labs), United States
Silvia Abrahão, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Isaac Agudo, University of Malaga, Spain
Fahim Akhter, Zayed University, United Arab Emirates
Jacky Akoka, CNAM & INT, France
Mohammad AL Asswad, Brunel Unisersity, United Kingdom
Mutaz Al-Debei, Brunel University - West London, United Kingdom
Abdullah Alghamdi, Ksu, Saudi Arabia
Margherita Antona, Foundation For Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH), Greece
Liliana Ardissono, Universita' Di Torino, Italy
Elarbi Badidi, United Arab Emirates University, United Arab Emirates
Azita Bahrami, Armstrong Atlantic State University, United States
Matteo Baldoni, Universita' Degli Studi Di Torino, Italy
Pooyan Balouchian,  , --- Select a Country ---
Reza Barkhi, Virginia Tech, United States
Cristina Baroglio, Università Degli Studi Di Torino, Italy
Christine Bauer, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
David Bell, Brunel University, United Kingdom
Orlando Belo, University of Minho, Portugal
Paul Beskow, Simula Research Laboratory, Norway
Ch. Bouras, University of Patras and Racti, Greece
Ismailcem Budak Arpinar, University of Georgia, United States
Tobias Buerger, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Maria Claudia Buzzi, CNR, Italy
Jordi Cabot, University of Toronto, Canada
Elena Calude, Massey University, Institute of Informafion and Mathematical Sciences, New Zealand
Duygu Celik, EMU, Turkey
Maiga Chang, Athabasca University, Canada
Shiping Chen, CSIRO ICT Centre Australia, Australia
Weiqin Chen, University of Bergen, Norway
Evangelos Christou, University of the Aegean, Greece
Isabelle Comyn-wattiau, Cnam & Essec, France
Alberto Corni, University Of Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy
Michel Crampes, Ecole Des Mines D'ales, France
Daniel Cunliffe, University of Glamorgan, United Kingdom
Stuart Cunningham, Glyndwr University, United Kingdom
John Philip Cuthell, Mirandanet, United Kingdom
Alfredo Cuzzocrea, University of Calabria, Italy
Alessandro D'atri, LUISS Guido Calrli University, Italy
Valeria De Antonellis, University of Brescia, Italy
Sergio de Cesare, Brunel University, United Kingdom
Steven Demurjian, University of Connecticut, United States
Sergio Di Martino, Università degli Studi di Napoli "Federico II", Italy
Y. Ding, Indiana University, United States
Elton Domnori, Universita' di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy
Schahram Dustdar, Technical University of Vienna, Austria
Barry Eaglestone, The University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
Max J. Egenhofer, University of Maine, United States
Phillip Ein-Dor, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Atilla Elci, Eastern Mediterranean University, Turkey
Vadim Ermolayev, Zaporozhye National University, Ukraine
Adrián Fernández, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Luís Ferreira Pires, University of Twente, Netherlands
Filomena Ferrucci, Università Di Salerno, Italy
Giovanni Fulantelli, Italian National Research Council, Italy
Martin Gaedke, Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany
Erich Gams, Polytechnical University Wels, Austria
Nicola Gessa, ENEA, Italy
José Antonio Gil, Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain
Karl Goeschka, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Cristina Gomez, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Eduardo Gonçalves da Silva, University of Twente, Netherlands
Carmine Gravino, University of Salerno, Italy
Stefanos Gritzalis, University of the Aegean, Greece
Vic Grout, Glyndwr University, North Wales, United Kingdom
Francesco Guerra, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Carlos Guerrero, Universitat De Les Illes Balears, Spain
Aaron Gulliver, University of Victoria, Canada
Mohand Saïd Hacid, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France
Pål Halvorsen, Univ. Oslo, Norway
Ioannis Hatzilygeroudis, University of Patras, Greece
Stylianos Hatzipanagos, King's College London, United Kingdom
Dominic Heutelbeck, Fernuniversität In Hagen, Germany
Pascal Hitzler, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, United States
Nigel Houlden, Glyndwr University, United Kingdom
Wen Shyong Hsieh, Shu Te University, National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan
Tanko Ishaya, The University of Hull, United Kingdom
Alexander Ivannikov, State Research Institute For Information Technologies and Telecommunications, Russian Federation
Kai Jakobs, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Monique Janneck, University of Hamburg, Germany
Ivan Jelinek, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
Qun Jin, Waseda Univeristy, Japan
Carlos Juiz, Universitat De Les Illes Balears, Spain
Michail Kalogiannakis, University of Crete, Greece
George Karabatis, Umbc, United States
Roland Kaschek, Massey University, New Zealand
Sokratis Katsikas, University of Piraeus, Greece
Mehdi Khouja, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Spain
Tsvi Kuflik, University of Haifa, Israel
Axel Küpper, Deutsche Telekom Laboratories/TU Berlin, Germany
Daniel Lemire, UQAM - University of Quebec at Montreal, Canada
Tayeb Lemlouma, IRISA / Iut of Lannion (University of Rennes 1), France
Isaac Lera, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Spain
Kin Fun Li, University of Victoria, Canada
Chia-Chen Lin, Providence University, Taiwan
Claudia Linnhoff-Popien, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich, Germany
Ying Liu, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Pascal Lorenz, University of Haute Alsace, France
Euripidis Loukis, University of the Aegean, Greece
Vicente Luque-Centeno, Carlos III University of Madrid, Spain
Wenjing Ma, Yahoo! Inc, United States
Cristiano Maciel, Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso, Brazil
Michael Mackay, Lancaster University, United Kingdom
George Magoulas, Birkebeck College, University of London, United Kingdom
Wim Martens, Technical University of Dortmund, Germany
Panagiotis Metaxas, Wellesley College, United States
Louise Moser, University of California, Santa Barbara, United States
Debajyoti Mukhopadhyay, Calcutta Business School, India
Fei Nan, Microsoft, United States
Dusica Novakovic, London Metropolitan University, United Kingdom
Mícheál Ó Foghlú, Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT), Ireland
Andrea Omicini, Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna, Italy
Jose A. Onieva, University of Malaga, Spain
Anne-Marie Oostveen, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Laura Papaleo, University of Genova, Italy
Eric Pardede, La Trobe University, Australia
Kalpdrum Passi, Laurentian University, Canada
Viviana Patti, University of Torino, Italy
Günther Pernul, University of Regensburg, Germany
Pierluigi Plebani, Politecnico Di Milano, Italy
T. Ramayah, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Werner Retschitzegger, Johannes Kepler University, Austria
Thomas Risse, L3S Research Center, Germany
Danguole Rutkauskiene, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
Varghese S. Jacob, University of Texas at Dallas, United States
Maytham Safar, Kuwait University, Kuwait
Federica Sarro, Università degli Studi di Salerno, Italy
Claudio Schifanella, Università degli Studi di Torino, Italy
Jochen Seitz, Technische Universität Ilmenau, Germany
Tony Shan, Keane Inc, United States
Quan Z. Sheng, The University of Adelaide, Australia
Timothy K. Shih, Asia University, Taiwan
Marianna Sigala, University of the Aegean, Greece
Eva Söderström, University of Skövde,, Sweden
Martin Sperka, Bratislava School of Law, Slovak Republic
Eleni Stroulia, University of Alberta, Canada
Fabian M. Suchanek, Microsoft Search Labs, United States
Hussein Suleman, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Junichi Suzuki, University of Massachusetts, Boston, United States
Dirk Thissen, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Thanassis Tiropanis, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Riccardo Torlone, Università Roma Tre, Italy
Th. Tsiatsos, Department of Informatics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Michail Vaitis, University of the Aegean, Greece
Christelle Vangenot, Epfl, Switzerland
Jari Veijalainen, Univ. of Jyvaskyla, Finland
Juan D. Velasquez, University of Chile, Chile
Maria Esther Vidal, Universidad Simon Bolivar, Venezuela
Petri Vuorimaa, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland
Manuel Wimmer, Technische Universität Wien, Austria
Viacheslav Wolfengagen, Institute JurInfoR, Russian Federation
Bing Wu, School of Computing, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland
Huahui Wu, Google, United States
Bin Xu, Tsinghua University, China
Jieh-Shan George Yeh, Providence University, Taiwan
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