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


The purpose of the 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 tracks, covering different aspects of Web Information Systems, namely Internet Technology, Web Intelligence and Semantic Web, Social Network Analytics, HCI in Mobile Systems and Web Interfaces.

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.


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
  • Big Data and the Web
  • Digitalization/ Digitization
  • Internet of Things
  • 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
  • Application, Research Project and Service Based IS
  • Methodologies for Services and Architecture
  • Technical Infrastructure 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
  • Deep Learning
  • Linked Data, Big Data and Applications in Companies
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Web Information Filtering and Retrieval
  • Big Data and Data Mining Methods for the Semantic Web
  • Knowledge Graphs and Deep Semantics
  • Knowledge Representation and Reasoning on the Web
  • New Trends in Ontology Management and the Semantic Web
  • Ontology Discovering, Modelling, Retrieving and the Semantic Web
  • Semantic Interoperability


  • Opinion Mining and Sentiment Analysis
  • Recommendation Systems
  • Social Media Analytics
  • Decision Making
  • Collaborative Filtering
  • Social Information Systems


  • Design of Web Interface
  • Web Interfaces and Applications
  • UX and User-Centric Systems
  • Interaction Design, User and Web Interface Modelling
  • Ambient Intelligence and Ubiquitous Computing
  • Human Factors
  • Human Computer Interaction


WEBIST 2023 will have several invited keynote speakers, who are internationally recognized experts in their areas. Their names are not yet confirmed.


Authors can submit their work in the form of a complete paper or an abstract, but please note that accepted abstracts are presented but not published in the proceedings of the conference. Complete papers can be submitted as 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.

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.

When submitting a complete paper please note that 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.

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 complete 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).
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by SCOPUS, Google Scholar, DBLP, Semantic Scholar, EI and Web of Science / Conference Proceedings Citation Index.


Conference Date: 15 - 17 November, 2023

Paper Submission: June 2, 2023
Authors Notification:
July 31, 2023
Camera Ready and Registration:
September 8, 2023

Paper Submission: July 17, 2023
Authors Notification:
September 14, 2023
Camera Ready and Registration:
September 28, 2023

Workshop Proposal: June 26, 2023

Doctoral Consortium
Paper Submission: September 15, 2023
Authors Notification: September 29, 2023
Camera Ready and Registration: October 9, 2023

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: June 26, 2023

Tutorial Proposal: October 4, 2023

Demo Proposal: October 4, 2023

Panel Proposal: October 4, 2023

Abstract Submission: September 15, 2023
Authors Notification: September 29, 2023
Camera Ready and Registration: October 9, 2023


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


Our event will take place at the Mercure Roma West Hotel Hotel, strategically located in the city of Rome due to the proximity with the city center and the International Airport Fiumicino.


Massimo MarchioriUniversity of Padua, Italy


Francisco García PeñalvoSalamanca University, Spain


Paulo Alencar, University Waterloo, Canada
Alsayed Algergawy, University of Jena, Germany
Muhammad Ahtisham Aslam, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia
Elarbi Badidi, United Arab Emirates University, United Arab Emirates
Demis Ballis, University of Udine, Italy
Faiza Belala, LIRE Laboratory, Constantine2-University, Algeria
Fernando Bobillo, University of Zaragoza, Spain
Philipp Brune, Neu-Ulm University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Pasquina Campanella, University of Bari "Aldo Moro", Italy
Maria L. Campos, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Maiga Chang, Athabasca University, Canada
Sanjay Chaudhary, Independent Researcher, India
Chih-ming Chen, National Chengchi University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Dickson Chiu, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Soon A. Chun, City University of New York, United States
Pedro J. Clemente, University of Extremadura, Spain
Çetin Cömert, Karadeniz Technical University, Turkey
Christophe Cruz, University of Burgundy, France
Daniel Cunliffe, University of South Wales, United Kingdom
Kevin Curran, University of Ulster, United Kingdom
Guglielmo De Angelis, IASI-CNR, Italy
Toon De Pessemier, Ghent University - Imec, Belgium
Stefan Decker, DBIS, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Enrico Denti, Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna, Italy
Damiano Distante, University or Rome Unitelma Sapienza, Italy
Martin Drlik, Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra, Slovak Republic
Karim El Guemhioui, Université du Québec en Outaouais, Canada
Larbi Esmahi, Athabasca University, Canada
Przemyslaw Falkowski-Gilski, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland
Luís Ferreira Pires, University of Twente, Netherlands
Karla D. Fook, Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica-ITA/IEC, São José dos Campos, SP, Brazil
Pasi Fränti, University of Eastern Finland, Finland
Piero Fraternali, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Xiang Fu, Hofstra University, United States
Ombretta Gaggi, Università di Padova, Italy
Francisco García-Sánchez, University of Murcia, Spain
Massimiliano Garda, Università degli Studi di Brescia, Italy
John Garofalakis, University of Patras, Greece
Ilche Georgievski, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Juan Miguel Gomez-Berbis, Charles III University of Madrid, Spain
Jose Gonzalez, University of Seville, Spain
Francesco Guerra, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Shanmugasundaram Hariharan, Vardhaman College of Engineering, India
Hamid Harroud, Independent Researcher, Morocco
Ioannis Hatzilygeroudis, University of Patras, Greece
Jose L. Herrero Agustin, University of Extremadura, Spain
Andreas Hinderks, Universidad de Sevilla, Germany
Ronghuai Huang, Beijing Normal University, China
Sergio Ilarri, University of Zaragoza, Spain
Edmond Jajaga, UBT- Higher Education Institution, Albania
Monique Janneck, Luebeck University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Karel Jezek, University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic
Mohsen Kahani, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Georgia Kapitsaki, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Sokratis K. Katsikas, Department of Information Security and Communication Technology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Gjøvik, Norway
Ilan Kirsh, ObjectDB Software, United Kingdom
Andreas M. Klein, University of Seville, Spain, Spain
Matthias Klusch, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) GmbH, Germany
Hiroshi Koide, Kyushu University, Japan
Fotios A. Kokkoras, University of Thessaly, Greece
Stavros A. Koubias, ECE Department, University of Patras, Greece
Rongheng Lin, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China
Martin Llamas-Nistal, University of Vigo, Spain
Diego López-de-Ipiña, Universidad de Deusto, Spain
Francisco J. Lopez-Pellicer, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain
Mimoun Malki, Graduate School of Computer Science, Algeria
Miroslaw Mazurek, Rzeszów University of Technology, Poland
Inmaculada Medina-Bulo, Universidad de Cádiz, Spain
Michele Melchiori, University of Brescia, Italy
Santiago Meliá, Universidad de Alicante, Spain
Ingo Melzer, Daimler Truck North America, United States
Fabrizio Messina, University of Catania, Italy
Marina Mongiello, Politecnico di Bari, Italy
Martin Musicante, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
Akiyo Nadamoto, Konan University, Japan
Alex Norta, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
Daniel OLeary, University of Southern California, United States
George Pallis, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Kalpdrum Passi, Laurentian University, Canada
David Paul, The University of New England, Australia
Laura Po, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Bhanu Prasad, Florida A&M University, United States
Jim Prentzas, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
Birgit Pröll, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
Ulf-Dietrich Reips, University of Konstanz, Germany
Thomas Risse, University Library Johann Christian Senckenberg, Germany
Federica Rollo, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Davide Rossi, University of Bologna, Italy
Lloyd Rutledge, Open University of the Netherlands, Netherlands
Victor Saquicela, University of Cuenca, Ecuador
Comai Sara, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Claudio Schifanella, Università degli Studi di Torino, Italy
Georg J. Schneider, Trier University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Wieland Schwinger, Johannes Kepler University, Austria
Sabrina Senatore, University of Salerno, Italy
Weiming Shen, NRC Canada, Canada
Marianna Sigala, School of Management, University of South Australia Business School, Australia
Selver Softic, CAMPUS 02 University of Applied Sciences, Austria
Eliza Stefanova, Sofia University, Bulgaria
Christos Troussas, University of West Attica, Greece
Ananthanarayana V.S, National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal, India
William Van Woensel, Dalhousie University, Canada
Costas Vassilakis, University of the Peloponnese, Greece
Jari Veijalainen, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Maurizio Vincini, DIEF - Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy
Victoria Vysotska, Lviv Polytechnic National University, Ukraine
Tony Wasserman, Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley, United States
Michael Weiss, Carleton University, Canada
Jason Whalley, Northumbria University, United Kingdom

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