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1st International Workshop On Current Challenges In Web-Based Enterprise Applications For Legacy Information Systems Modernization - WEASLE 2021

26 - 28 October, 2021

In conjunction with the 17th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - WEBIST 2021


Philipp Brune
Information Management, Neu-Ulm University of Applied Sciences
Brief Bio
Philipp Brune is Professor for Business Information Systems Engineering at Neu-Ulm University of Applied Sciences (HNU) in Germany since 2008. Before joining HNU, he has worked for many years as application developer, team and project lead as well as senior consultant for enterprise applications in the finance and automotive industries. He is working with Linux, mainframes, and open source software since the beginning of his studies of Physics and Computer Science at the University of Karlsruhe (now Karlsruhe Institute of Technology - KIT). Holding a PhD in physics, his research interests today cover a wide range of topics, ranging from information security and business information systems engineering to mainframe computing, web and mobile development and software engineering education. He is also a lecturer for mainframe computing at Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt/Main and a board member of the non-profit Academic Mainframe Consortium. By co-authoring two Mainframe MOOCs (Massively Open Online Courses) on openHPI, he helped to bring enterprise computing knowledge to a wider audience. Since 2018, he co-founded the fintech startups QWICS and SQ Solutions in Frankfurt/Main


While still being a major challenge for most large organizations, the modernization of their legacy applications has attracted little attention in the academic research community in the last decade. Only recently, the topic started to get back in the focus in academic research and teaching. However, not only the mainframe platforms strongly evolved in recent years, but also huge progress has been made in industry in modernizing legacy systems using different approaches, mainly due to new and better tools and methodologies. Web technologies form the common basis for many of these approaches.
This workshop wants to bring together researchers and practitioners from academia and industry to discuss recent results on web-based legacy application modernization from technological and organizational perspectives.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • Legacy Application Modernization In Practice: Approaches, Experience Reports, Case Studies
  • Business Value, Risks and Perception of Mainframe-Based and Legacy Information Systems in Organizations and Management
  • Web-Service Technologies and Microservice Architectures on Mainframe Platforms
  • Web-Based User Interfaces
  • DevOps and Agile Development Approaches and Tools for Legacy Systems
  • New Approaches to OLTP (e.g. Blockchain Integration)
  • Potentials of Open-Source Software for Modernizing Legacy Systems
  • Cloud Integration
  • Skill Gap and Enterprise Computing/Mainframe Education


Paper Submission: July 30, 2021 (expired)
Authors Notification: September 8, 2021 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: September 17, 2021 (expired)


Available soon.


Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics listed above.
Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) are available at: Paper Templates
Please also check the Guidelines.
Papers must be submitted electronically via the web-based submission system using the appropriated button on this page.


After thorough reviewing by the workshop program committee, all accepted papers will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book - under an ISBN reference and on digital support.
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SciTePress Digital Library (
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef ( and every paper is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).


WEBIST Workshops - WEASLE 2021