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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 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
  • 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
  • Social Web Intelligence
  • Prediction of User Behavior Patterns
  • Decision Making
  • Collaborative Filtering
  • Document Clustering
  • Social Information Systems


  • Design of Web Interface
  • User Modeling, Web Interface Modelling
  • Web Interface and Adaptability According to Context And/Or Profile
  • Web Interfaces and Applications
  • UX and User-Centric Systems
  • Interaction Design
  • Augmented Reality
  • Mobile Systems Interoperability
  • Ubiquitous Computing
  • Ambient Intelligence
  • Human Factors
  • Application of Mobile Information Systems
  • Context Awareness
  • Human Computer Interaction


WEBIST 2022 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, The DBLP Computer Science Bibliography, Semantic Scholar, Microsoft Academic, Engineering Index (EI) and Web of Science / Conference Proceedings Citation Index.


Conference Date: 25 - 27 October, 2022

Paper Submission: May 19, 2022
Authors Notification:
July 15, 2022
Camera Ready and Registration:
July 29, 2022

Paper Submission: June 24, 2022
Authors Notification:
July 29, 2022
Camera Ready and Registration:
September 8, 2022

Workshop Proposal: May 27, 2022

Doctoral Consortium
Paper Submission: July 29, 2022
Authors Notification: September 14, 2022
Camera Ready and Registration: September 22, 2022

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: May 27, 2022
Paper Submission: July 29, 2022
Authors Notification: September 9, 2022
Camera Ready and Registration: September 19, 2022

Tutorial Proposal: September 14, 2022

Demo Proposal: September 14, 2022

Panel Proposal: September 14, 2022


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


Available soon.


Joaquim FilipePolytechnic Institute of Setubal / INSTICC, Portugal


Stefan DeckerRWTH Aachen, Germany
Francisco Domínguez MayoUniversity of Seville, Spain
Massimo MarchioriUniversity of Padua, Italy


Marco Aiello, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Paulo Alencar, University Waterloo, Canada
Jesús Arias Fisteus, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Elarbi Badidi, United Arab Emirates University, United Arab Emirates
Antonio Balderas, Universidad de Cádiz, Spain
Faiza Belala, LIRE Laboratory, Constantine2-University, Algeria
Devis Bianchini, University of Brescia, Italy
Philipp Brune, Neu-Ulm University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Adrian Cheok, Imagineering Institute, Malaysia
Dickson Chiu, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Christophe Cruz, University of Burgundy, France
Daniel Cunliffe, University of South Wales, United Kingdom
Clodoveu Davis Júnior, UFMG, Brazil
Guglielmo De Angelis, IASI-CNR, Italy
Martine De Cock, University of Washington Tacoma, United States
Toon De Pessemier, Ghent University - iMinds, Belgium
Enrico Denti, Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna, Italy
Luigi Di Caro, University of Turin, Italy
Karla Donato Fook, Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica-ITA/IEC, São José dos Campos, SP, Brazil, Brazil
Georg Dr. Schneider, Trier University of Applied Sciences, Germany
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
Josep-Lluis Ferrer-Gomila, Balearic Islands University, Spain
Xiang Fu, Hofstra University, United States
Ombretta Gaggi, Università di Padova, Italy
John Garofalakis, University of Patras, Greece
Ilche Georgievski, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Jose Gonzalez, University of Seville, Spain
Julián Grigera, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina
Shanmugasundaram Hariharan, Vardhaman College of Engineering, India
Ioannis Hatzilygeroudis, University of Patras, Greece
Jose Herrero Agustin, University of Extremadura, Spain
Hanno Hildmann, TNO, Netherlands
Andreas Hinderks, Universidad de Sevilla, Germany
Sergio Ilarri, University of Zaragoza, Spain
Monique Janneck, Luebeck University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Georgia Kapitsaki, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Sokratis Katsikas, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Ilan Kirsh, ObjectDB Software, United Kingdom
Andreas Klein, University of Seville, Spain
Matthias Klusch, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) GmbH, Germany
Hiroshi Koide, Kyushu University, Japan
Fotios Kokkoras, University of Thessaly, Greece
Stavros Koubias, ECE department, University of Patras, Greece
Andrea Mauri, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
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 AG, Germany
Marzal Miguel Ángel, Universidad Carlos III De Madrid, Spain
Alex Norta, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
Daniel OLeary, University of Southern California, United States
Kalpdrum Passi, Laurentian University, Canada
David Paul, The University of New England, Australia
Bhanu Prasad, Florida A&M University, United States
Jim Prentzas, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
Birgit Pröll, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
Gustavo Rossi, Lifia, Argentina
Davide Rossi, University of Bologna, Italy
Comai Sara, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Claudio Schifanella, Università degli Studi di Torino, Italy
Wieland Schwinger, Johannes Kepler University, Austria
Weiming Shen, NRC Canada, Canada
Marianna Sigala, School of Management, University of South Australia Business School, Australia
Eliza Stefanova, Sofia University, Bulgaria
Dirk Thissen, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Christos Troussas, University of West Attica, Greece
William Van Woensel, Dalhousie University, Canada
Costas Vassilakis, University of the Peloponnese, Greece
Jari Veijalainen, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Victoria Vysotska, Lviv Polytechnic National University, Ukraine
Jason Whalley, Northumbria University, United Kingdom

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