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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 BertolinoIsti, Italian National Research Council - CNR, Italy
Davide RossiDepartment of Computer Science end Engineering, University of Bologna, Italy
Oscar PastorDepartamento de Sistemas Informáticos Y Computación, Universidad 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 ( 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)


Paper Submission: July 5, 2018 (expired)
Authors Notification:
July 24, 2018 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
August 2, 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


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 Monfortcomputer science, LAMIH Valenciennes UMR CNRS 8201, France


Maria Jose EscalonaLanguages And Computer Sciences, University of Seville, Spain
Francisco José Domínguez MayoEscuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Informática, Departamento de Lenguajes y Sistemas Informáticos, University of Seville, Spain
Tim A. MajchrzakDept. of Information Systems, University of Agder, Norway


Mohd Helmy A. Abd Wahab, FKEE, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia P.O. Box 101, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Malaysia
El H. Abdelwahed, University Cadi Ayyad, Morocco
José Alfonso Aguilar, Tecnología Educativa I+D+i, Universidad Autonoma de Sinaloa, Mexico
Marco Aiello, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Diana Andone, Digital Education Department, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
Jesús Arias Fisteus, Department of Telematic Engineering, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Giuliano Armano, Dept. of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Cagliari, Italy
Noushin Ashrafi, management science and information systems, University of Massachusetts Boston, United States
Elarbi Badidi, College of Information Technology, United Arab Emirates University, United Arab Emirates
Vítor Basto-Fernandes, Information Science and Technology, 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, Dept. Computer Science and Information Technology, Universidad Simón Bolívar, Venezuela
Boyan Bontchev, Dep. of Software Technologies, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Bulgaria
Philipp Brune, Information Management, Neu-Ulm University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Christoph Bussler, Google, Inc., United States
Maria Claudia Buzzi, IIT - Institute For Informatics And Telematics, CNR, Italy
Pasquina Campanella, University of Bari "Aldo Moro", Italy
Nunzio Casalino, Public Sector & Healthcare Area - LUISS Business School, LUISS Guido Carli, Italy
Salem Chakhar, Operations & Systems Management, Portsmouth Business School, University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Ku-Ming Chao, Independent Researcher, United Kingdom
Shiping Chen, Data61, CSIRO, Australia
Dickson Chiu, Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Maria Chroni, Computer Science, University of Ioannina, Greece
Martine De Cock, Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, Ghent University, Belgium
Isabelle Comyn-Wattiau, Cnam & Essec, France
Christophe Cruz, Computer Science, University of Burgundy, France
Daniel Cunliffe, Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Science, University of South Wales, United Kingdom
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
Toon De Pessemier, Information Technology, Ghent University - Imec, Belgium
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
Luigi Di Caro, Dept. of Computer Science, University of Turin, Italy
Alexiei Dingli, Intelligent Computer Systems, University of Malta, Malta
Martin Drlik, Computer Science Department, Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra, Slovak Republic
Karim El Guemhioui, Computer Science and Engineering, Université du Québec en Outaouais, Canada
Atilla Elci, Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Aksaray University, Turkey
Larbi Esmahi, School of Computing & Information Systems, Athabasca University, Canada
Noura Faci, University Lyon Claude Bernard, France
Joao A. Ferreira, ADEETC, ISEL, Portugal
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
Karla D. Fook, IEC, Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica-ITA/IEC, São José dos Campos, SP, Brazil
Pasi Fränti, School of Computing, University of Eastern Finland, Finland
Xiang Fu, Department of Computer Science, Hofstra University, United States
Giovanni Fulantelli, Independent Researcher, Italy
Ombretta Gaggi, Dipartimento di Matematica, Università di Padova, Italy
Carolina Gallardo Pérez, Sistemas Informáticos, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Faiez Gargouri, ISIM Sfax, Tunisia
John Garofalakis, Computer Engineering & Informatics, University of Patras, Greece
Panagiotis Germanakos, Computer Science Department, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Henrique Gil, Escola Superior de Educação do Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco, Portugal
Nuno P. Gonçalves, DSI, Superior School of Technology, Polithecnical Institute of Setúbal, Portugal
Jose Gonzalez, University of Seville, Spain
Annamaria Goy, Dipartimento Di Informatica, University of Torino, Italy
Carlos Granell, Universitat Jaume I, Spain
Ratvinder Grewal, Deparment Of Mathematics And Computer Science, Laurentian University, Canada
Daniela Grigori, Université Paris-Dauphine, France
Foteini Grivokostopoulou, COMPUTER ENGINEERING AND INFORMATICS, University of Patras, Greece
Naijie Gu, Computer Science and Engineering, University of Science and Technology of China, China
Angela Guercio, Computer Science, Kent State University, United States
Francesco Guerra, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Hakim Hacid, CTI, Zayed University, United Arab Emirates
Fayçal Hamdi, Computer Science, Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, France
Azza Harbaoui, 08 rue dubaï cité du port, RIADI laboratory, Tunisia
Shanmugasundaram Hariharan, Computer Science and Engineering, Vardhaman College of Engineering, India
Ioannis Hatzilygeroudis, Computer Engineering & Informatics, University of Patras, Greece
A. Henten, CMI / Electronic Systems, Aalborg University, Denmark
Jose L. Herrero Agustin, Sistemas informáticos y telemáticos, University of Extremadura, Spain
Hanno Hildmann, Intelligent Autonomous Systems, TNO, Netherlands
M. Francisca Hinarejos, Edifio Anselm Turmeda. Universitat de les Illes Balears Cra. Valldemossa, km 7'5., University of Balearic Islands, Spain
Yuh-Jong Hu, Computer Science, National Chengchi University (NCCU), Taiwan, Republic of China
Zhisheng Huang, Computer Science, VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands
Sergio Ilarri, Escuela de Ingeniería y Arquitectura, Edificio Ada Byron, Maria De Luna, 1, University of Zaragoza, Spain
Kai Jakobs, Computer Science; Informatik 4, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Anne James, Computing and the Digital Environment, Coventry University, United Kingdom
Monique Janneck, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Luebeck University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Zhuoren Jiang, School of Data and Computer Science , Sun Yat-sen University, China
Ejub Kajan, Faculty of Technical Sciences, State University of Novi Pazar, Serbia
Kennedy Kambona, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Andreas Kanavos, Department of Digital Media and Communication, Ionian University, Greece
Georgia Kapitsaki, Computer Science, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Vaggelis Kapoulas, Greek School Network Division (SCH), Computer Technology Institute and Press "Diophantus", Greece
George Karabatis, Information Systems, Umbc, United States
Anastasios Karakostas, Information Technologies Institute (ITI), Greece
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
Hiroshi Koide, Research Institute for Information Technology, Kyushu University, Japan
Efstratios Kontopoulos, Information Technologies Institute, Centre for Research & Technology Hellas, Greece
Karl-Heinz Krempels, Computer Science, Informatik 5, Databases and Information Systems, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Tsvi Kuflik, Information Systems, The University of Haifa, Israel
Axel Küpper, Independent Researcher, Germany
Xian Li, Independent Researcher, United States
Kin F. Li, Electrical And Computer Engineering, University of Victoria, Canada
Fu-Ren Lin, Institute of Service Science, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Dongxi Liu, Data61, CSIRO, Australia
Antonella Longo, Department of Engineering for Innovation, University of Salento, Lecce, Italy
Michael Mackay, School of Computing and Mathematics, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom
Dwight Makaroff, Computer Science, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
Massimo Marchiori, University of Padua, Italy
Andrea Marrella, Dipartimento di Ingegneria Informatica, Automatica e Gestionale "Antonio Ruberti" , Università degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza, Italy
Kazutaka Maruyama, School of Information Science, Meisei University, Japan
Wojciech Mazurczyk, Cybersecurity Division, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Inmaculada Medina-Bulo, Lenguajes y Sistemas Informáticos, Universidad de Cádiz, Spain
Fuensanta Medina-Dominguez, Computer Science, Carlos III Technical University of Madrid, Spain
Hakima Mellah, information systems and Multimedia systems, Research Center in Scientific and Technical Information, Algeria
Ingo Melzer, ITC/NO, Daimler Truck North America, United States
Abdelkrim Meziane, division systèmes d'information et systèmes multimédia, CERIST Alger, Algeria
Marzal Miguel Ángel, Biblioteconomía Y Documentación, Universidad Carlos III De Madrid, Spain
Alex Norta, Department of Informatics, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
Dusica Novakovic, Computing, London Metropolitan University, United Kingdom
Declan O’Sullivan, University of Dublin Trinity College, Ireland
Jeff Z. Pan, Department of Computing Science, University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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
Giuseppe Patane, IMATI, CNR, Italy
David Paul, School of Science and Technology, The University of New England, Australia
José S. Pereira, Systems and Information Technology Department, Instituto Poliécnico de Setúbal - Escola Superior de Tecnologia de Setúbal, Portugal
Isidoros Perikos, Computer Engineering and Informatics, University of Patras, Greece
Pierluigi Plebani, Dip. Elettronica Ed Informazione, Politecnico Di Milano, Italy
Laura Po, Computer Engineering, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Simona Popa, Departamento de Administración y Dirección de Empresas, Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia, Spain
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
Claudia Raibulet, DISCo, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Sheila Reinehr, Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná (PUCPR), Brazil
Maria T. Restivo, Mechanical Engineering Department, FEUP, Portugal
Thomas Risse, Electronic Services, University Library Johann Christian Senckenberg, Germany
Gustavo Rossi, Facultad De Informatica. Universidad Nacional De La Plata, Lifia, Argentina
Yacine Sam, University Tours, France
Comai Sara, Dipartimento di Elettronica Informazione e Bioingegneria, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Claudio Schifanella, Informatica, Università degli Studi di Torino, Italy
Georg J. Schneider, Computer Science, Trier University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Wieland Schwinger, Dept. For Telecooperation, Johannes Kepler University, Austria
Filippo Sciarrone, Faculty of Economics, Universitas Mercatorum, Italy
Frederique Segond, Independent Researcher, France
Rami Sellami, Software Services Technologies, CETIC, Belgium
Mohamed Sellami, RDI Group, LISITE LAB, ISEP Paris, France
Tacha Serif, Computer Engineering, Yeditepe University, Turkey
Pavel Shapkin, Cybernetics, National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Moscow Engineering Physics Institute), Russian Federation
Weiming Shen, NRC Canada, Canada
John Shepherd, School Of Computer Science And Engineering, University of New South Wales, Australia
Tzu-Fang Sheu, Dept. of Computer Science and Communication Eng., Providence University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Xin Shuai, R&D, Thomson Reuters, United States
Marianna Sigala, School of Management, University of South Australia Business School, Australia
Eliza Stefanova, Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics, Sofia University, Bulgaria
Dragan Stojanovic, Computer Science and Engineering, University of Nis, Serbia
Dirk Thissen, Computer Science, Informatik 4, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Gisela Torres de Clunie, Universidad Tecnológica de Panamá, Panama
Raquel Trillo-Lado, Computer Science And Systems Engineering, University of Zaragoza, Spain
Th. Tsiatsos, Informatics, Department of Informatics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Nikos Tsirakis, University of Patras, Greece
Christopher Turner, Surrey Business School, University of Surrey, United Kingdom
William Van Woensel, Dalhousie University, Canada
Michael Vassilakopoulos, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Thessaly, Greece
Elena-Madalina Vatamanescu, Faculty of Management, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Romania
Jari Veijalainen, Faculty of Information Technology, Univ. of Jyvaskyla, Finland
Maurizio Vincini, DIEF - Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy
Phu N. Vo, Institute of Research and Development, Duy Tan University, Vietnam
Petri Vuorimaa, Computer Science, 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, Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University, United Kingdom
Maarten Wijnants, Expertise Centre for Digital Media, Hasselt University, Belgium
Manuel Wimmer, Institute of Business Informatics - Software Engineering, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
Marco Winckler, University Nice Sophia Antipolis, France
Yanfang Ye, Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, 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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