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


The purpose of the 9th 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.


Avaliable soon.


Harald SchöningIndependent Researcher, Germany
Brian Donnellaninnovation value institute, Maynooth University, Ireland


Authors should submit an original paper in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, using the on-line submission procedure. The initial submission must have between 3 to 13 pages otherwise it will be rejected without review. Please check the paper formats page so you may be aware of the accepted paper page limits.
The guidelines for paper formatting provided at the conference web ought to be used for all submitted papers. The preferred submission format is the same as the camera-ready format. Please check and carefully follow the instructions and templates provided. Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable.

Papers that are out of the conference scope or contain any form of plagiarism will be rejected without reviews. Please read INSTICC's ethical norms regarding plagiarism and self-plagiarism.

Remarks about the on-line submission procedure:
1. A "double-blind" paper evaluation method will be used. To facilitate that, the authors are kindly requested to produce and provide the paper, WITHOUT any reference to any of the authors. This means that is necessary to remove the authors personal details, the acknowledgements section and any reference that may disclose the authors identity.
LaTeX/PS/PDF/DOC/DOCX/RTF format are accepted.
2. The web submission procedure automatically sends an acknowledgement, by e-mail, to the contact author.

Paper submission types:
Regular Paper Submission
A regular paper presents a work where the research is completed or almost finished. It does not necessary means that the acceptance is as a full paper. It may be accepted as a "full paper" (30 min. oral presentation) , a "short paper" (20 min. oral presentation) or a "poster".

Position Paper Submission
A position paper presents an arguable opinion about an issue. The goal of a position paper is to convince the audience that your opinion is valid and worth listening to, without the need to present completed research work and/or validated results. It is, nevertheless, important to support your argument with evidence to ensure the validity of your claims. A position paper may be a short report and discussion of ideas, facts, situations, methods, procedures or results of scientific research (bibliographic, experimental, theoretical, or other) focused on one of the conference topic areas. The acceptance of a position paper is restricted to the categories of "short paper" or "poster", i.e. a position paper is not a candidate to acceptance as "full paper".

After the reviewing process is completed, the contact author (the author who submits the paper) of each paper will be notified of the result, by e-mail. The authors are required to follow the reviews in order to improve their paper before the camera-ready submission.

All accepted papers will be published in the proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on CD-ROM support.


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 ( 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-Verlag in a LNBIP Series book.
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by .


WEBIST Secretariat
Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
             2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 184
Fax: +44 203 014 8813


Karl-Heinz KrempelsComputer Science, Informatik 5, Databases and Information Systems, RWTH Aachen University, Germany


Alexander StockerIndependent Researcher, Austria


Mohd Helmy A. Abd Wahab, FKEE, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia P.O. Box 101, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Malaysia
Silvia Abrahão, Dep. Sistemas Informáticos y Computación, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
Ron G. Addie, Department Of Mathematics And Computing, University of Southern Queensland, Australia
Michael Adeyeye, Department Of Information Technology, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town, South Africa
Abdullah Alghamdi, Independent Researcher, Saudi Arabia
Margherita Antona, Independent Researcher, Greece
Liliana Ardissono, Dipartimento di Informatica, Universita' Di Torino, Italy
Giuliano Armano, Dept. of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Cagliari, Italy
Ismailcem B. Arpinar, Computer Science, University of Georgia, United States
Elarbi Badidi, College of Information Technology, United Arab Emirates University, United Arab Emirates
Andrea Ballatore, Independent Researcher, Ireland
Panagiotis D. Bamidis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece & Leeds Institute of Medical Education, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
Cristina Baroglio, Dipartimento Di Informantica, Università Degli Studi Di Torino, Italy
Khalid Belhajjame, Computer Science, PSL, Paris-Dauphine University, LAMSADE, France
Orlando Belo, Department of Informatics, University of Minho, Portugal
Bettina Berendt, Independent Researcher, Belgium
Werner Beuschel, Technische Hochschule Brandenburg/THB, Germany
Maria Bielikova, Institute of Informatics and Software Engineering, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovak Republic
Holger Billhardt, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain
Paolo Bouquet, DISI, Universita' Di Trento, Italy
Christoph Bussler, Google, Inc., United States
Maria Claudia Buzzi, IIT - Institute For Informatics And Telematics, CNR, Italy
Elena Calude, Computer Science, Massey University, Institute of Natural and Mathematical Sciences, New Zealand
Pasquina Campanella, University of Bari "Aldo Moro", Italy
Iván Cantador, Ingenieria Informatica, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain
Cinzia Cappiello, Dipartimento di Elettronica e Informazione, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
José A. Castañeda García, Marketing and Market Research, Universidad de Granada, Spain
Sven Casteleyn, INIT, GEOTEC, Universitat Jaume I, Spain
Federica Cena, Department of Computer Science, University of Torino, Italy
Michel Chaudron, Computer Science and Engineering, Chalmers | Gotenborg University, Sweden
Shiping Chen, Data61, CSIRO, Australia
Dickson Chiu, Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Chin-Wan Chung, Independent Researcher, Korea, Republic of
Christophe Claramunt, Naval Academy Research Institute, France
Mihaela Cocea, School of Computing, University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Martine De Cock, Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, Ghent University, Belgium
Christine Collet, Grenoble Informatics laboratory (LIG), Grenoble Institute of Technology, France
Marco Comuzzi, City University London, United Kingdom
Isabelle Comyn-Wattiau, Cnam & Essec, France
Emmanuel Coquery, Informatique, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France
Anna Corazza, University of Naples "Federico II", Italy
Gianluca Correndo, Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Michel Crampes, , France
Daniel Cunliffe, Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Science, University of South Wales, United Kingdom
Florian Daniel, University of Trento, Italy
Antonina Dattolo, Dipartimento di Matematica e Informatica, University of Udine, Italy
Guglielmo De Angelis, CNR - IASI, Italy
Valeria De Antonellis, Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Informazione, University of Brescia, Italy
Sergio de Cesare, University of Westminster, United Kingdom
Steven Demurjian, Department Of Computer Science And Engineering, University of Connecticut, United States
Enrico Denti, Dipartimento di Informatica - Scienza e Ingegneria (DISI), Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna, Italy
Stefan Dessloch, Kaiserslautern University of Technology, Germany
Davide Di Ruscio, Computer Science Department, University of L'Aquila, Italy
Y. Ding, SLIS,, United States
Peter Dolog, Department of Computer Science, Aalborg University, Denmark
Josep Domingo-Ferrer, Department of Computer Engineering and Maths, Rovira i Virgili University, Spain
Carina Dorneles, Departamento de Informática e Estatística - INE/CTC, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil
Vadim Ermolayev, Information Technologies, Zaporozhye National University, Ukraine
Larbi Esmahi, School of Computing & Information Systems, Athabasca University, Canada
Davide Eynard, Faculty of Informatics - Institute of Computational Science, University of Lugano, Switzerland
Alexander Felfernig, Institute for Software Technology, Technische Universität Graz, Austria
Anna Fensel, STI Innsbruck, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Miriam Fernandez, Independent Researcher, United Kingdom
Alberto Fernández, University Rey Juan Carlos, Spain
Luís Ferreira Pires, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Twente, Netherlands
Josep-Lluis Ferrer-Gomila, Computer Science Department, Balearic Islands University, Spain
Filomena Ferrucci, Università di Salerno, Italy
Pasi Fränti, School of Computing, University of Eastern Finland, Finland
Britta Fuchs, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, FH Aachen, Germany
Giovanni Fulantelli, Independent Researcher, Italy
Tim Furche, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Martin Gaedke, Computer Science, Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany
Ombretta Gaggi, Dipartimento di Matematica, Università di Padova, Italy
John Garofalakis, Computer Engineering & Informatics, University of Patras, Greece
Irene Garrigos, University of Alicante, Spain
Franca Garzotto, Electronics And Information, Politecnico Di Milano, Italy
Dimitrios Georgakopoulos, Swinburne University, Australia
Panagiotis Germanakos, Computer Science Department, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Massimiliano Giacomin, Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Informazione, Università degli Studi di Brescia, Italy
Henrique Gil, Escola Superior de Educação do Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco, Portugal
José Antonio Gil Salinas, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia Dpto. DISCA (Edif 1G) Cno. De Vera S/N, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Karl Goeschka, Institute of Information Systems, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Annamaria Goy, Dipartimento Di Informatica, University of Torino, Italy
Ratvinder Grewal, Deparment Of Mathematics And Computer Science, Laurentian University, Canada
Begoña Gros, University of Barcelona, Spain
William Grosky, Computer And Information Science, University of Michigan - Dearborn, United States
Anatoliy Gruzd, School of Information Management, Dalhousie University, Canada
Francesco Guerra, Dipartimento di Ingegneria Enzo Ferrari, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Miguel Guinalíu, Dirección de Marketing e Investigación de Mercados, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain
Aaron Gulliver, Department Of Electrical And Computer Engineering, University of Victoria, Canada
Shanmugasundaram Hariharan, Computer Science and Engineering, Vardhaman College of Engineering, India
Hamid Harroud, Independent Researcher, Morocco
Ioannis Hatzilygeroudis, Computer Engineering & Informatics, University of Patras, Greece
Stylianos Hatzipanagos, Centre for Technology Enhanced Learning, King's College London, United Kingdom
A. Henten, CMI / Electronic Systems, Aalborg University, Denmark
Nicola Henze, Independent Researcher, Germany
Dominic Heutelbeck, FTK - Forschungsinstitut für Telekommunikation e.V., Germany
Emilio Insfran, Departamento de Sistemas Informaticos y Computacion (DSIC), Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Larisa Ismailova, cybernetics, National Research Nuclear University “MEPhI”, Russian Federation
Arun Iyengar, Independent Researcher, United States
Kai Jakobs, Computer Science; Informatik 4, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Monique Janneck, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Luebeck University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Ivan Jelinek, Department of Computer Science, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
Yuh-Jzer Joung, Independent Researcher, Taiwan, Republic of China
Carlos Juiz, Departament De Ciències Matemàtiques I Informàtica, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Spain
Katerina Kabassi, Department Of Protection and Conservation of Cultural Heritage, Tei of the Ionian Islands, Greece
George Karabatis, Information Systems, Umbc, United States
Sokratis Katsikas, Dept. of Information Security and Communication Technology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Matthias Klusch, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) GmbH, Germany
In-Young Ko, School of Computing, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea, Republic of
Waldemar W. Koczkodaj, Computer Science, Laurentian University, Canada
Hiroshi Koide, Research Institute for Information Technology, Kyushu University, Japan
Agnes Koschmider, Institute AIFB, KIT - U, Germany
Tsvi Kuflik, Information Systems, The University of Haifa, Israel
Peep Kungas, Institute of Computer Science, University of Tartu, Estonia
Greg Leighton, , Canada
Daniel Lemire, LICEF Research Center,, Canada
Stefania Leone, Independent Researcher, United States
Frank Leymann, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Xitong Li, , United States
Kin F. Li, Electrical And Computer Engineering, University of Victoria, Canada
Weigang Li, Computer Science, University of Brasilia, Brazil
Lin Lin, Lehigh University, United States
Dongxi Liu, Data61, CSIRO, Australia
Ying Liu, Cardiff University, United Kingdom
Pascal Lorenz, University of Haute Alsace, France
Cristiano Maciel, Instituto de Computação, Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso, Brazil
Michael Mackay, School of Computing and Mathematics, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom
George Magoulas, Computer Science And Information Systems, Birkebeck College, University of London, United Kingdom
Zaki Malik, Computer Science, Wayne State University, United States
Massimo Marchiori, University of Padua, Italy
Kazutaka Maruyama, School of Information Science, Meisei University, Japan
Maristella Matera, Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Michael Melliar-Smith, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California, United States
Ingo Melzer, ITC/NO, Daimler Truck North America, United States
Emilia Mendes, Computer Science, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden
Panagiotis Metaxas, Computer Science, Wellesley College, United States
Tommi Mikkonen, Institute of Software Systems, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
Louise Moser, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara, United States
Debajyoti Mukhopadhyay, Department of Information Technology, Maharashtra Institute of Technology, India
Marti Navarro Llacer, Universidad Polite´cnica de Valencia, Spain
Wolfgang Nejdl, L3S and University of Hannover, Germany
Stavros Nikolopoulos, Department of Computer Science and EngineeringUniversity of Ioannina, University of Ioannina, Greece
Bo Ning, College of Information and Science, Dalian Maritime University, China
Alex Norta, Department of Informatics, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
Vit Novacek, Independent Researcher, Ireland
Paulo Novais, Departamento de Informática, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Dusica Novakovic, Computing, London Metropolitan University, United Kingdom
Andrea Omicini, DISI, Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna, Italy
Anne-Marie Oostveen, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Jacco van Ossenbruggen, Independent Researcher, Netherlands
Jun Pang, Department of Computer Science, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Laura Papaleo, Laboratoire de Recherche en Informatique, Université Paris Sud, France
Kyparisia Papanikolaou, Dpt. of Education, School of Educational and Technological Education (ASPETE), Greece
Eric Pardede, Department Of Computer Science And Computer Engineering, La Trobe University, Australia
Kalpdrum Passi, Mathematics And Computer Science, Laurentian University, Canada
Viviana Patti, Dipartimento Di Informatica, University of Torino, Italy
Cesare Pautasso, Faculty of Informatics, University of Lugano, Switzerland
Josef Pieprzyk, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Alfonso Pierantonio, Dipartimento di Informatica, University of L'Aquila, Italy
Pierluigi Plebani, Dip. Elettronica Ed Informazione, Politecnico Di Milano, Italy
Thomas E. Potok, Oak Ridge National Lab (ORNL), United States
Jim Prentzas, Department of Education Sciences in Early Childhood, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
Birgit Pröll, FAW - Institute for Application Oriented Knowledge Processing, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
Werner Retschitzegger, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
Werner Retschitzegger, Dept. Of Cooperative Information Systems, Johannes Kepler University, Austria
Thomas Risse, Electronic Services, University Library Johann Christian Senckenberg, Germany
Thomas Ritz, Independent Researcher, Germany
Florian Rosenberg, Independent Researcher, United States
Gustavo Rossi, Facultad De Informatica. Universidad Nacional De La Plata, Lifia, Argentina
Maytham Safar, Computer Engineering, Kuwait University, Kuwait
Aziz Salah, Département D'informatique, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada
Yacine Sam, University Tours, France
Eduardo Sanchez, Electronics And Computer Science, University of Santiago De Compostela, Spain
Comai Sara, Dipartimento di Elettronica Informazione e Bioingegneria, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Anthony Savidis, Human Computer Interaction Laboratory, Institute of Computer Science (FORTH) & University of Crete, Greece
Vittorio Scarano, Dipartimento di Informatica, Universita' degli Studi di Salerno, Italy
Bernhard Schandl, mySugr GmbH, Austria
Alexander Schatten, Independent Researcher, Austria
Claudio Schifanella, Informatica, Università degli Studi di Torino, Italy
Hamida Seba, Informatique, University Lyon 1, France
Jochen Seitz, Institute Of Information Technology, Communication Networks Research Lab, Technische Universität Ilmenau, Germany
Weiming Shen, NRC Canada, Canada
Marianna Sigala, School of Management, University of South Australia Business School, Australia
Eva Söderström, School Of Humanities And Informatics, University of Skövde,, Sweden
J. Michael Spector, Learning Technologies, University of North Texas, United States
Anna Stavrianou, Independent Researcher, France
Giorgos Stoilos, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Hussein Suleman, Department Of Computer Science, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Yehia Taher, Information Systems and Management, Tilburg University, Netherlands
Jiao Tao, Independent Researcher, United States
Christoph Terwelp, Informatik 4, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Dirk Thissen, Computer Science, Informatik 4, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Thanassis Tiropanis, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Giovanni Toffetti, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
Riccardo Torlone, Dipartimento di Informatica e Automazione, Università Roma Tre, Italy
Raquel Trillo-Lado, Computer Science And Systems Engineering, University of Zaragoza, Spain
Th. Tsiatsos, Informatics, Department of Informatics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
George Tsihrintzis, Dept. Of Informatics, University of Piraeus, Greece
Giovanni Tummarello, Independent Researcher, Italy
Michail Vaitis, Geography, University of the Aegean, Greece
Jari Veijalainen, Faculty of Information Technology, Univ. of Jyvaskyla, Finland
María-Esther Vidal, University Simón Bolí­var, Venezuela
Maria Virvou, Department Of Informatics, University of Piraeus, Greece
Petri Vuorimaa, Computer Science, Aalto University, Finland
Chen Wang, Independent Researcher, Australia
Fan Wang, Microsoft, United States
Luyi Wang, West Virginia University, United States
Michael Weiss, Technology Innovation Management, Carleton University, Canada
Jason Whalley, Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University, United Kingdom
Manuel Wimmer, Institute of Business Informatics - Software Engineering, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
Viacheslav Wolfengagen, ACS & IT, Institute JurInfoR-MGU, Russian Federation
Martin Wolpers, Fraunofer Institute for Applied Information Technology, Germany
Guandong Xu, Faculty of Engineering & IT, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Jinhui Yao, University of Sydney, Australia
Yeliz Yesilada, Computer Engineering, Middle East Technical University Northern Cyprus Campus, Turkey
Kostas Zafiropoulos, Department of International and European Studies, University of Macedonia, Greece
Daniel D. Zeng, Chinese Academy of Sciences & U. of Arizona, United States
Yuting Zhao, Department of Computing Science, University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Christian Zirpins, Research,, Germany
Amal Zouaq, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Ottawa, Canada