Call for Papers
WEBIST is organized by INSTICC - Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication.


The purpose of the 1st 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.
Five simultaneous tracks will be held, covering different aspects of Web Information Systems, including Internet Computing, Web Interfaces and Applications, Web Security, Society and e-Business and e-Learning.

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 IST, will arise from the conference.
Papers describing advanced prototypes, systems, tools and techniques and general survey papers indicating future directions are also encouraged. Papers describing original work are invited in any of the areas listed below. 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/scientific topics are also envisaged: companies interested in presenting their products/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:
  1. Internet Computing
  2. Web Interfaces and Applications
  3. Web Security
  4. Society and e-business
  5. e-learning

  • IT Evaluation
  • Accessibility issues and Technology
  • Distributed and Parallel Applications
  • Intelligent Agents
  • Grid Computing
  • Web Services and Web Engineering
  • System Integration
  • Databases in web applications
  • Wireless Applications
  • Ubiquitous Computing
  • Protocols and Standards
  • XML and data management

  • Digital libraries
  • Multimedia and User interfaces
  • Hypertext
  • Usability
  • User Modeling
  • Web Personalization
  • Personalized Web Sites and Services
  • Portal strategies
  • Searching and Browsing
  • Semantic Web
  • Metadata
  • Web mining

  • Internet Payment Systems
  • Secure web services
  • Cryptography applications
  • Authentication and identity theft
  • Biometrics
  • Hacking
  • Computer and network forensics
  • Intrusion Detection and Response
  • Virtual private networks
  • Integrating security in protocols

  • e-Business and e-Commerce
  • Workflow Management Systems
  • Knowledge Management
  • Digital Economy
  • Internet & Customer Relationship Management
  • Technology Management
  • Social & Legal Issues
  • Communities of practice
  • Communities of interest
  • Tele-Work and Collaboration
  • e-Government

  • e-Learning standards and tools
  • Web-based Education
  • Web-based Teaching and Learning Technologies
  • Designing Learning Activities
  • Content-based and Context-based Learning
  • Learning Materials Development
  • Pedagogical Methodologies
  • Virtual Learning Communities
  • Case-studies and applications


Prof. Raghavan N. Srinivas, Sun Microsystems
Dr. Richard Soley, Object Management Group, Inc.
Prof. Henri Barki, HEC Montréal
Prof. M. Lynne Markus Bentley University
Dr. Thomas Greene, MIT
Prof. Daniel Schwabe, PUC-Rio


WEBIST Secretariat
Address: Av. D.Manuel I, 27 r/c esq.
              2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 185
Fax: +351 265 520 186


The conference will be held at Deauville Beach Resort, located on the beach at 67th and Collins Avenue. 20 minutes from Miami International Airport and 30 minutes from Ft. Lauderdale International Airport.
The hotel is surrounded by water, gifted with a skyline of the Atlantic Ocean to the east and charmed and intrigued by the thrill of Miami to the west. Nested in the Art Decor District and a neighbor to the Shops at Bal Harbour.


Joaquim Filipe, E.S.T. Setúbal, Portugal


José Cordeiro, E.S.T. Setúbal, Portugal


Adel Abunawass, State University of West Georgia, U.S.A.
K. Al-Begain, University of Glamorgan, U.K.
Margherita Antona, Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas, Greece
Valeria De Antonellis, Università degli Studi di Brescia, Italy
Liliana Ardissono, Università degli Studi di Torino, Italy
Azita Bahrami, Armstrong Atlantic State University, U.S.A.
Cristina Baroglio, Universita' degli Studi di Torino, Italy
Zohra Bellahsene, LIRMM, France
Orlando Belo, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Bettina Berendt, Humboldt University Berlin, Germany
Sonia Bergamaschi, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy
Bharat K. Bhargava, Purdue University, U.S.A.
Christos Bouras, University of Patras, Greece
Amy Bruckman, Georgia Institute of Technology, U.S.A.
Sonja Buchegger, EPFL, Switzerland
Claudia Buzzi, IIT CNR, Italy
Kuo-Ming Chao, Coventry University, U.K.
Weiqin Chen, University of Bergen, Norway
Christophe Claramunt, Naval Academy, France
Mark Claypool, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, U.S.A.
Andrea Clematis, Institute for Applied Mathematics and Information Technologies, Italy
Nigel Collier, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Bin Cong, California State University-Fullerton, U.S.A.
Michel Crampes, Ecole des Mines d'Ales, France
Alexandra Cristea, Technical University Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Daniel Cunliffe, University of Glamorgan, U.K.
John P. Cuthell, Virtual Learning, U.K.
Tom Daniels, Iowa State University, U.S.A.
Alessandro D'Atri, Luiss "Guido Carli" University, Italy
Danco Davcev, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, Macedonia
Steven Demurjian, The University of Connecticut, U.S.A.
Vladan Devedzic, University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia
Darina Dicheva, Winston-Salem State University, U.S.A.
Ying Ding, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Josep Domingo-Ferrer, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain
Chyi Ren Dow, Feng Chia University, Taiwan
Schahram Dustdar, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Barry Eaglestone, University of Sheffield, U.K.
Max Egenhofer, University of Maine, U.S.A.
Filomena Ferrucci, University of Salerno, Italy
Joseph Fong, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Akira Fukuda, Kyushu University, Japan
Martin Gaedke, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
Nicola Gessa, University of Bologna, Italy
A. Grabowska, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland
Begoña Gros, University of Barcelona, Spain
Angela Guercio, Hiram College, U.S.A.
T.A. Gulliver, University of Victoria, Canada
Pål Halvorsen, University of Oslo, Norway
Abdelkader Hameurlain, IRIT - University Paul Sabatier, France
Nicola Henze, University of Hannover, Germany
Kathleen Hornsby, University of Maine, U.S.A.
W.-S. Hsieh, National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan
Brian Hudson, Sheffield Hallam University, U.K.
A. D. Ivannikov, State Research Institute on Telecommunications of Russia, Russia
Miguel Soriano Ibáñez, UPC, Spain
Tomoko Itao, NTT Network Innovation Laboratories, Japan
Kai Jakobs, Technical University of Aachen, Germany
Anne James, Coventry University, U.K.
Narayana Jayaram, University of North London, U.K.
Julius Jillbert, Hasanuddin University, Indonesia
Susan Jones, City University, U.K.
Joemon Jose, University of Glasgow, U.K.
Jussi Kangasharju, Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany
Roland Kaschek, Massey University, New zealand
Ali El Kateeb, University of Michigan-Dearborn, U.S.A.
Sokratis Katsikas, University of the Aegean, Greece
Piet Kommers, University of Twente, The Netherlands
Tsvi Kuflik, ITC, Italy
Andy Lapham, London College of Music & Media, U.K.
Tayeb Lemlouma, INRIA, France
P. Lorenz, University of Haute Alsace, France
Heiko Ludwig, IBM Yorktown Hights Research, U.S.A.
Anna Maddalena, University of Genova, Italy
Brent Martin, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Andreas Mauthe, Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany
Johannes Mayer, University of Ulm, Germany
Carmel McNaught, Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
Brahim Medjahed, University of Michigan, U.S.A.
Elisabeth Metais, CNAM CEDRIC Laboratory, France
Alessandro Micarelli, University of Rome 3, Italy
Kia C. Ng, University of Leeds, U.K.
David Nichols, University of Waikato, New Zealand
Christof van Nimwegen, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Andreas Ninck, University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
Vladimir Oleshch, Agder University College, Norway
Vasile Palade, Oxford University, U.K.
Jun PANG, INRIA-Futurs and LIX École Polytechnique, France
Chang-Shyh Peng, California Lutheran University, U.S.A.
Guenther Pernul, University of Regensburg, Germany
Josef Pieprzyk, Macquarie University, Australia
Luis Ferreira Pires, University of Twente, Netherlands
Bhanu Prasad, Florida A & M University, U.S.A.
Kimmo Raatikainen, University of Helsinki, Finland
Werner Retschitzegger, University of Linz, Austria
Norman Revell, Middlesex University, U.K.
M. Roccetti, University of Bologna, Italy
Danguole Rutkauskienë, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
Abdulmotaleb El Saddik, University of Ottawa, Canada
Maytham Safar, Kuwait University, Kuwait
Eduardo Sanchez, USC, Spain
K. Sarac, University of Texas at Dallas, U.S.A.
Abdolhossein Sarrafzadeh, Massey University, New Zealand
Anthony Savidis, ICS FORTH, Greece
Vittorio Scarano, University of Salerno, Italy
Alexander Schatten, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Alexander Schill, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
Heiko Schuldt, UMIT Innsbruck, Austria
Jochen Seitz, Technische Universität Ilmenau, Germany
Miguel-Angel Sicilia, University of Alcalá, Spain
Michael Spector, Florida State University, U.S.A.
Martin Sperka, Slovak University of Technology, Slovakia
Carlo Strapparava, ITC - IRST, Italy
Eleni Stroulia, University of Alberta, Canada
Aixin Sun, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Jun Suzuki, University of Massachusetts, Boston, U.S.A.
Makoto Takizawa, Tokyo Denki University, Japan
Arun Tripathi, Dresden University of Technology, Germany
Andre Trudel, Acadia University, Canada
Jari Veijalainen, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland
Maria Esther Vidal, Universidad Simon Bolivar, Venezuela
Maurizio Vincini, Universita' di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy
Michael Welzl, Leopold Franzens Universität, Austria
Viacheslav Wolfengagen, Institute for Contemporary Education "JurInfoR-MSU", Russia
Sung-Ming Yen, National Central University, Taiwan
Carlo Zaniolo, University of California, Los Angeles, U.S.A.
Jianying Zhou, I2R, Singapore
W. Zhuang, University of Waterloo, Canada
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