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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 ( 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 DBLP, Web of Science / Conference Proceedings Citation Index, EI, SCOPUS, Microsoft Academic, Semantic Scholar and Google Scholar.


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)


Paper Submission: July 11, 2019 (expired)
Authors Notification:
July 31, 2019 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
August 7, 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


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 José Domínguez MayoEscuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Informática, Departamento de Lenguajes y Sistemas Informáticos, University of Seville, Spain


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
Mohd S. Abdullah, Advanced Informatics School, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia
José Alfonso Aguilar, Tecnología Educativa I+D+i, Universidad Autonoma de Sinaloa, Mexico
Marco Aiello, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Ana Margarida P. Almeida, Communication and Art/DigiMedia, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
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
Vítor Basto-Fernandes, Information Science and Technology, Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (Iscte-Iul), University Institute of Lisbon, Istar-Iul, Portugal
Faiza Belala, Ali Mendjeli, LIRE Laboratory, Constantine2-University, Algeria
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
Gabriela A. Bosetti, Software Development, VeryConnect, United Kingdom
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
Vanessa Camilleri, Artificial Intelligence, Faculty of ICT, University of Malta, Malta
Pasquina Campanella, University of Bari "Aldo Moro", Italy
Inaldo Capistrano Costa, Computer Engineering (IEC), ITA - Aeronautics Institute of Technology, Brazil
Nunzio Casalino, Via Cola di Rienzo 111, Guglielmo Marconi University and Luiss Business School, Italy
Sven Casteleyn, INIT, GEOTEC, Universitat Jaume I, Spain
Mario Cataldi, Université Paris 8, France
Salem Chakhar, Operations & Systems Management, Portsmouth Business School, University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Dickson Chiu, Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Marco Comuzzi, City University London, United Kingdom
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
Clodoveu A. Davis Júnior, Computer Science Department, UFMG, Brazil
Guglielmo De Angelis, CNR - IASI, Italy
Valeria De Antonellis, Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Informazione, University of Brescia, Italy
Berardina De Carolis, University of Bari, Italy
Sergio de Cesare, University of Westminster, United Kingdom
Martine De Cock, Institute of Technology, University of Washington Tacoma, United States
Toon De Pessemier, Information Technology, Ghent University - Imec, Belgium
David De Roure, University of Oxford, 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
Luigi Di Caro, Dept. of Computer Science, University of Turin, Italy
Francesco Di Cerbo, SAP, France
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
Liliana Enciso, Ciencias de la Computación y Electrónica, Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja, Ecuador
Larbi Esmahi, School of Computing & Information Systems, Athabasca University, Canada
Débora Nice Ferrari Barbosa, Feevale University, Brazil
Luís Ferreira Pires, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Twente, Netherlands
Josep-Lluis Ferrer-Gomila, Computer Science Department, Balearic Islands University, Spain
Alvaro Figueira, Computer Science, CRACS / INESCTEC & University of Porto, Portugal
Sergio Firmenich, Facultad de Informática, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina
Karla D. Fook, IEC, Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica-ITA/IEC, São José dos Campos, SP, Brazil
Geoffrey C. Fox, Indiana University, United States
Oscar Franco-Bedoya, Department of Informatic and Systems, Universidad de Caldas, Colombia
Pasi Fränti, School of Computing, University of Eastern Finland, Finland
Xiang Fu, Department of Computer Science, Hofstra University, United States
Ombretta Gaggi, Dipartimento di Matematica, Università di Padova, Italy
G. R. Gangadahran, National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, India
Julián A. García García, Department of Computer Languages and Systems. University of Seville. Spain., Web Engineering and Early Testing (IWT2, Ingeniería Web y Testing Temprano), Spain
Faiez Gargouri, ISIM Sfax, Tunisia
John Garofalakis, Computer Engineering & Informatics, University of Patras, Greece
Ilche Georgievski, IAAS Service Computing, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Henrique Gil, Escola Superior de Educação do Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco, Portugal
Vasileios Gkioulos, NTNU, Norway
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
Foteini Grivokostopoulou, COMPUTER ENGINEERING AND INFORMATICS, University of Patras, Greece
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
Matthias Hirth, TU Ilmenau, Germany
Geert-Jan Houben, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Yuh-Jong Hu, Computer Science, National Chengchi University (NCCU), Taiwan, Republic of China
Nuria Hurtado, Escuela Superior de Ingeniería Avda. Universidad de Cádiz, nº 10 Campus Universitario de Puerto Real, University of Cadiz, Spain
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
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
Zhuoren Jiang, School of Data and Computer Science , Sun Yat-sen University, China
Andres Jimenez Ramirez, Calle Alameda de Buenos Aires, nº 37, University of Seville, Spain
Susan Jones, Information Science, City University, United Kingdom
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
Anastasios Karakostas, Information Technologies Institute (ITI), Greece
Sokratis Katsikas, Dept. of Information Security and Communication Technology, 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, Research Institute for Information Technology, Kyushu University, Japan
Fotios A. Kokkoras, Digital Systems Department, University of Thessaly, Greece
Andreas Komninos, University of Patras, Greece
Karl-Heinz Krempels, Computer Science, Informatik 5, Databases and Information Systems, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Kin F. Li, Electrical And Computer Engineering, University of Victoria, Canada
Dongxi Liu, Data61, CSIRO, Australia
Michael Mackay, School of Computing and Mathematics, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom
Zaki Malik, Computer Science, Virginia Tech, United States
Massimo Marchiori, University of Padua, Italy
Kazutaka Maruyama, School of Information Science, Meisei University, Japan
Andrea Mauri, EECMS, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Miroslaw Mazurek, Department of Complex Systems, Rzeszów University of Technology, Poland
Luca Mazzola, School of Information Technology, HSLU - Lucerne University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
Inmaculada Medina-Bulo, Lenguajes y Sistemas Informáticos, Universidad de Cádiz, 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
Matthew Montebello, Artificial Intelligence, Univerity of Malta, Malta
Alex Norta, Department of Informatics, 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, 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
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
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
Bhanu Prasad, Computer and Information Sciences, Florida A&M University, 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
Claudia Raibulet, DISCo, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Sheila Reinehr, Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná (PUCPR), Brazil
Thomas Risse, Electronic Services, University Library Johann Christian Senckenberg, Germany
Davide Rossi, Department of Computer Science end Engineering, University of Bologna, Italy
Roberto Saia, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Cagliari, Italy
Yacine Sam, University Tours, France
Carlos Santos, Department of Communication and Arts, University of Aveiro, Portugal
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
Eva-Maria Schön, Economics, HAW Hamburg, Germany
Wieland Schwinger, Dept. For Telecooperation, Johannes Kepler University, Austria
Filippo Sciarrone, Faculty of Economics, Universitas Mercatorum, Italy
Jochen Seitz, Institute Of Information Technology, Communication Networks Research Lab, Technische Universität Ilmenau, Germany
Rami Sellami, Software Services Technologies, CETIC, Belgium
Tacha Serif, Computer Engineering, Yeditepe University, Turkey
Pavel Shapkin, Cybernetics, National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Moscow Engineering Physics Institute), Russian Federation
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
Marianna Sigala, School of Management, University of South Australia Business School, Australia
Joaquim Sousa Pinto, IEETA - Instituto de Engenharia Electrónica e Telemática de Aveiro, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Eliza Stefanova, Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics, Sofia University, Bulgaria
Dragan Stojanovic, Computer Science and Engineering, University of Nis, Serbia
Chang-Ai Sun, Department of Computer Science, University of Science and Technology Beijing, China
Dirk Thissen, Computer Science, Informatik 4, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Jörg Thomaschewski, Technik, E+I, University of Applied Sciences Emden/Leer, Germany
Ramona Trestian, Department of Design Engineering and Maths, Middlesex University, United Kingdom
Raquel Trillo-Lado, Computer Science And Systems Engineering, University of Zaragoza, Spain
Th. Tsiatsos, Informatics, Department of Informatics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Christopher Turner, Surrey Business School, University of Surrey, United Kingdom
William Van Woensel, Dalhousie University, Canada
Michael Vassilakopoulos, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Eng., 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
Maria E. Vidal, Computacion Y Tecnologia De La Informacion, Universidad Simon Bolivar, Venezuela
Maurizio Vincini, DIEF - Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy
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
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

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