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


The purpose of the 2nd International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies (WEBIST-2006) 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 track, covering different aspects of Web Information Systems, including Internet Technology, Web Interfaces and Applications, Society, e-Communities, e-Business and, last but not least, 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 based information systems and technologies, will arise from 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/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 Technology
    2. Web Interfaces and Applications
    3. Society, e-Business and e-Government
    4. e-learning

    - XML and data management
    - Web Security and Privacy
    - Intrusion Detection and Response
    - Authentication and Access Control
    - Grid Computing
    - Web Services and Web Engineering
    - System Integration
    - Databases and Datawarehouses
    - Wireless Applications
    - Distributed and Parallel Applications
    - Protocols and Standards
    - Network systems, proxies and servers
    - Agents

    - Multimedia and User interfaces
    - Accessibility issues and Technology
    - User Modeling
    - Web Personalization
    - Usability and Ergonomics
    - Personalized Web Sites and Services
    - Portal strategies
    - Searching and Browsing
    - Ontology and the Semantic Web
    - Metadata and Metamodeling
    - Web mining
    - Digital Libraries

    - e-Business and e-Commerce
    - e-Payment
    - B2B, B2C and C2C
    - Knowledge Management
    - Social Networks and Organizational Culture
    - Social Information Systems
    - Communities of practice
    - Communities of interest
    - Social & Legal Issues
    - 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
    - Intelligent Tutoring Systems
    - Virtual Learning Communities
    - Case-studies and applications
    - Competition and Collaboration
    - Software tools for e-Learning


Mark M. Davydov, Bank of America, USA
Bebo White, Stanford University, USA
Carmel McNaught, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Piet Kommers, Twente University, The Netherlands
Hermann Maurer, Graz University of Technology, Austria


WEBIST Secretariat
Address: Av. D.Manuel I, 27-A 2º esq.
                 2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 185
Fax: +351 265 520 186
e- mail:


The conference will be held at the College of Business Administration of Setúbal.


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


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


Margherita Antona, Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH), Greece
Azita Bahrami, Armstrong Atlantic State University, United States of America
Cristina Baroglio, Università degli Studi di Torino, Italy
Orlando Belo, University of Minho, Portugal
Bharat Bhargava, Purdue University, United States
Christos Bouras, University of Patras and RACTI, Greece
Amy Bruckman, Georgia Tech, United States of America
Maria Claudia Buzzi, CNR - Italian National Research Counsil, Italy
Ku-Ming Chao, Coventry University, United Kingdom
Weiqin Chen, University of Bergen, Norway
Christophe Claramunt, Naval Academy Research Institute, France
Mark Claypool, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, United States of America
Bin Cong, California State University at Fullerton, United States
Michel Crampes, Ecole des Mines d'Ales, France
Alexandra Cristea, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Daniel Cunliffe, University of Glamorgan, United Kingdom
John Philip Cuthell, MirandaNet Academy; Bath Spa University College; University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Alfredo Cuzzocrea, University of Calabria, Italy
Alessandro D'Atri, CeRSI - Luiss Guido Carli, Italy
Valeria de Antonellis, University of Brescia , Italy
Sergio de Cesare, Brunel University, United Kingdom
Steven Demurjian, The University of Connecticut, United States of America
Darina Dicheva, Winston-Salem State University, United States
Y. Ding, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Josep Domingo-Ferrer, Rovira i Virgili University of Tarragona, Spain
Chyi-Ren Dow, Feng Chia University, Taiwan, Taiwan
Schahram Dustdar, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Barry Eaglestone, The University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
Max J. Egenhofer, University of Maine, United States
Ali El Kateeb, University of Michigan, United States of America
A. El Saddik, University of Ottawa, Canada
Luis Ferreira Pires, University of Twente, The Netherlands
Filomena Ferrucci, University of Salerno, Italy
Akira Fukuda, Kyushu University, Japan
Giovanni Fulantelli, Italian National Research Council - Institute for Educational Technology, Italy
Martin Gaedke, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
Nicola Gessa, University of Bologna, Italy
Anna Grabowska, Distance Education Centre at Gdansk University of Technology, Poland
Begoña Gros, University of Barcelona, Spain
Francesco Guerra, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy
Aaron Gulliver, University of Victoria, Canada
Pål Halvorsen, Univ. Oslo, Norway
Nicola Henze, University of Hannover, Germany
David Hicks, Aalborg University Esbjerg, Denmark
Kathleen Hornsby, University of Maine, United States of America
Wen Shyong Hsieh, Shu Te University, National Sun Yat-sen University , Taiwan
Brian Hudson, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
Alexander Ivannikov, State Research Institute for Information Technologies and Telecommunications, Russia
Kai Jakobs, Aachen University, Germany
Anne James, Coventry University, United Kingdom
Narayana Jayaram, Lonodn Metropolitan University, United Kingdom
Julius Jillbert, Universitas Hasanuddin (Hasanuddin University), Indonesia
Jussi Kangasharju, Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany
Roland Kaschek, Massey University, New Zealand
Sokratis Katsikas, University of the Aegean, Greece
Piet Kommers, University of Twente, The Netherlands
Mamadou Tadiou Kone, Université Laval, Canada
Tsvi Kuflik, The University of Haifa, Israel
Tayeb Lemlouma, LIA Laboratory and University of Avignon, France
Pascal Lorenz, University of Haute Alsace, France
Heiko Ludwig, IBM TJ Watson Research Center, United States of America
Anna Maddalena, DISI - University of Genoa, Italy
Andreas Mauthe, Lancaster University, United Kingdom
Johannes Mayer, University of Ulm, Germany
Carmel McNaught, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
Elisabeth Metais, CNAM, CEDRIC laboratory, France
Alessandro Micarelli, University of "Roma Tre", Italy
Kia Ng, ICSRiM - University of Leeds, United Kingdom
David Nichols, University of Waikato, New Zealand
Andreas Ninck, Berne University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
Vladimir Oleshchuk, Agder University College, Norway
Vasile Palade, Oxford University, United Kingdom
Jun Pang, INRIA Futurs, France
Chang-Shyh Peng, California Lutheran University, United States of America
Guenther Pernul, University of Regensburg, Germany
Bhanu Prasad, Florida A & M University, United States of America
Kimmo Raatikainen, University of Helsinki, Finland
Werner Retschitzegger, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
Norman Revell, Middelsex University, United Kingdom
Marco Roccetti, University of Bologna, Italy
Dumitru Roman, DERI Innsbruck / University of Innsbruck, Austria
Danguole Rutkauskiene, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
Maytham Safar, Kuwait University, Kuwait
Eduardo Sanchez, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Abdolhossein Sarrafzadeh, Massey University, New Zealand
Anthony Savidis, ICS-FORTH, Greece
Vittorio Scarano, Universita' di Salerno, Italy
Alexander Schatten, Vienna University of Technology: Institute for Software Technology and Interactive Systems, Austria
Alexander Schill, TU Dresden, Germany
Heiko Schuldt, UMIT, Austria and University of Basel, Switzerland
Jochen Seitz, Technische Universität Ilmenau, Germany
Tony Shan, Wachovia Bank, United States of America
Charles A. Shoniregun, University of East London, United Kingdom
Miguel-Angel Sicilia, University of Alcalá, Spain
Miguel Soriano, UPC, Spain
J. Michael Spector, FSU-LSI, United States of America
Martin Sperka, Slovak University of Technology, FIIT, Slovakia
Carlo Strapparava, ITC-IRST, Italy
Eleni Stroulia, University of Alberta, Canada
Aixin Sun, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Junichi Suzuki, University of Massachusetts, Boston, United States of America
Ramayah T., Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Arun-Kumar Tripathi, Dresden University of Technology, Germany
Andre Trudel, Acadia University, Canada
Christof van Nimwegen, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Athanasios Vasilakos, University of Thessaly, Greece
Jari Veijalainen, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland
Maria Esther Vidal, Universidad Simón Bolívar , Venezuela
Maurizio Vincini, Universita' di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy
Li Weigang, University of Brasilia, Brazil
Michael Welzl
, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Viacheslav Wolfengagen, Institute JurInfoR-MSU, Russia
Sung-Ming Yen, National Central University, Taiwan
Jianying Zhou, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore
Weihua Zhuang, University of Waterloo, Canada


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