3 - 6 March, 2007
Barcelona, Spain
Call for Papers
WEBIST is organized by INSTICC - Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication.


The purpose of the 3rd 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 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 (http://www.webist.org).


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
    - Web Geographical Information Systems

    - 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


Azzelarabe Taleb-Bendiab, Liverpool John Moores University, UK
Schahram Dustdar, Information Systems Institute, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Ernesto Damiani, University of Milan, Italy


All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, in paper and in CD-ROM support. A book including a selection of the best conference papers will be edited and published by Springer.


The conference will be held in Barceló Hotel Sants. The Barceló Hotel Sants is a deluxe hotel located in the heart of Barcelona. It stays about 15 minutes from the airport, 4 minutes to Plaza de Catalunya and 500 meters to the Fira de Barcelona. Considering the hotel is exactly above the train station, it allows traveling to anyplace. Most important is the fact that all the noise from the train station is undetected because the hotel is soundproofed. The Barcelo Hotel Sants also offers on site dining and is convenient to many shopping and entertainment venues.


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: secretariat@webist.org
Web: http://www.webist.org


Joaquim Filipe, E.S.T. Setúbal, Portugal
Julià Minguillón, Open University of Catalonia, Spain


José Cordeiro, E.S.T. Setúbal, Portugal
Slimane Hammoudi, E.S.E.O., France


Jacky Akoka, CNAM & INT, France

Abdullah Alghamdi, KSU, Saudi Arabia

A. Y. Al-Zoubi, Princess Sumaya University for Technology, Jordan

Rachid Anane, Coventry University, United Kingdom

Margherita Antona, FORTH - ICS, Greece

Azita Bahrami, Armstrong Atlantic State University, United States of America

Matteo Baldoni, Universita' degli Studi di Torino, Italy
Ken Barker, University of Calgary, Canada

Cristina Baroglio, Università degli Studi di Torino, Italy

Sean Bechhofer, University of Manchester, United Kingdom

Andreas Becks, Fraunhofer-Institute for Applied Information Technology, Germany

David Bell, Brunel University, United Kingdom

Orlando Belo, University of Minho, Portugal

Bharat Bhargava, Purdue University, United States of America

Paolo Bouquet, University of Trento, Italy

Christos Bouras, University of Patras and RACTI, Greece

Amy Bruckman, Georgia Tech, United States of America

Jack Brzezinski, DePaul University, United States of America

Maria Claudia Buzzi, CNR - IIT, Italy

Elena Calude, Massey University, IIMS, New Zealand

Diego Calvanese, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy

John Carroll, The Pennsylvania State University, United States

Nunzio Casalino, University of L'Aquila, Italy

Maiga Chang, National Science and Technology Program for e-Learning, Taiwan

Weiqin Chen, University of Bergen, Norway

Adrian David Cheok, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Evangelos Christou, University of the Aegean, Greece

Jae Chung, Airvana, Inc., United States of America

Christophe Claramunt, Naval Academy Research Institute, France

Isabelle Comyn-Wattiau, CNAM & ESSEC, France

Michel Crampes, Ecole des Mines d'Ales, France

Alexandra Cristea, University of Warwick, United Kingdom

Daniel Cunliffe, University of Glamorgan, United Kingdom

John Philip Cuthell, MirandaNet Academy; Bath Spa University; University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom

Alfredo Cuzzocrea, University of Calabria, Italy

Georgios Dafoulas, Middlesex University, United Kingdom

Vasilios Darlagiannis, EPFL, Switzerland

Alessandro D'Atri, CeRSI - Luiss Guido Carli University, 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

Asuman Dogac, Middle East Technical University, Turkey

Josep Domingo-Ferrer, Rovira i Virgili University of Tarragona, Spain

Chyi-Ren Dow, Feng Chia University, Taiwan

Schahram Dustdar, Vienna University of Technology, Austria

Barry Eaglestone, The University of Sheffield, United Kingdom

Ali El Kateeb, University of Michigan, United States of America

A. El Saddik, University of Ottawa, Canada

Atilla Elci, Eastern Mediterranean Univ., North Cyprus, Turkey

Luis Ferreira Pires, University of Twente, The Netherlands

Josep-Lluis Ferrer-Gomila, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Spain

Filomena Ferrucci, University of Salerno, Italy
Stefan Fischer, University of Luebeck, Germany

Akira Fukuda, Kyushu University, Japan

Giovanni Fulantelli, Italian National Research Council - Institute for Educational Technology, Italy

Erich Gams, Salzburg Research, Austria

Daniel Garcia, Universidad de Oviedo, Spain

Franca Garzotto, HOC-Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Dragan Gasevic, Simon Fraser University, Canada

José A. Gil Salinas, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain

Karl Goeschka, Vienna University of Technology, Austria

Nicolás González-Deleito, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

Anna Grabowska, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland

Begoña Gros, University of Barcelona, Spain

Vic Grout, University of Wales, NEWI, United Kingdom

Francesco Guerra, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy

Aaron Gulliver, University of Victoria, Canada

Pål Halvorsen, Univ. Oslo, Norway

Ioannis Hatzilygeroudis, University of Patras, Greece

Stylianos Hatzipanagos, King's College London, United Kingdom

Dominik Heckmann, DFKI GmbH, Germany

Nicola Henze, University of Hannover, Germany

Dominic Heutelbeck, FernUniversität in Hagen, Germany

David Hicks, Aalborg University Esbjerg, Denmark

Pascal Hitzler, AIFB, University of Karlsruhe, Germany

Kathleen Hornsby, University of Maine, United States of America

Wen Shyong Hsieh, Stu Te University, National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan

Brian Hudson, Umeå University, Sweden

Tanko Ishaya, The University of Hull, 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, London Metropolitan University, United Kingdom

Ivan Jelinek, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic

Jingwen Jin, Intel Corporation/Communications Technology Lab, United States
Qun Jin, Waseda Univeristy, Japan

Carlos Juiz, University of Balearic Islands, Spain

Michail Kalogiannakis, University Paris 5 -  Rene Descartes, France

Jussi Kangasharju, Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany
Vassilis Kapsalis, Industrial Systems Institute, Greece

George Karabatis, University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), United States of America

Frank Kargl, Ulm University, Germany

Roland Kaschek, Massey University, New Zealand

Sokratis Katsikas, University of the Aegean, Greece

David Kennedy, The University of Hong Kong, China
Ralf Klamma, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

Mamadou Tadiou Kone, Université Laval, Canada

Tsvi Kuflik, The University of Haifa, Israel

Axel Küpper, Ludwig Maximilian University Munich, Germany

Daniel Lemire, UQAM, Canada

Tayeb Lemlouma, IUT of Lannion, France

Weigang Li, University of Brasilia, Brazil

Leszek Lilien, Western Michigan University, United States

Claudia Linnhoff-Popien, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich, Germany

Hui Liu, Missouri State University, United States of America

Pascal Lorenz, University of Haute Alsace, France

Heiko Ludwig, IBM TJ Watson Research Center, United States of America

Vicente Luque-Centeno, Carlos III University of Madrid, Spain

Anna Maddalena, DISI - University of Genoa, Italy

George Magoulas, Birkebeck College, University of London, United Kingdom

Johannes Mayer, Ulm University, Germany

Carmel McNaught, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China

Ingo Melzer, DaimlerChrysler AG, Germany

Elisabeth Metais, CNAM/CEDRIC, France

Alessandro Micarelli, University of "Roma Tre", Italy

Debajyoti Mukhopadhyay, Techno India (West Bengal University of Technology), India

Kia Ng, ICSRiM - University of Leeds, United Kingdom

David Nichols, University of Waikato, New Zealand

Andreas Ninck, Berne University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland

Dusica Novakovic, London Metropolitan University, United Kingdom

Vladimir Oleshchuk, Agder University College, Norway

Andrea Omicini, Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna, Italy

Kok-Leong Ong, Deakin University, Australia

Jose Onieva, Universidad de Málaga, Spain

Vasile Palade, Oxford University, United Kingdom

Jun Pang, Oldenburg University, Germany

Kalpdrum Passi, Laurentian University, Canada

Viviana Patti, University of Torino, Italy

Chang-Shyh Peng, California Lutheran University, United States of America

Guenther Pernul, University of Regensburg, Germany

Rajesh Pillania, Management Developement Institute, India

Carsten Pils, Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT), Ireland

Volkmar Pipek, University of Siegen, Germany

Pierluigi Plebani, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Bhanu Prasad, Florida A & M University, United States of America

Joshua Pun, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Mimi Recker, Utah State University, United States of America

Frank Reichert, Agder University College, Norway

Werner Retschitzegger, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria

Norman Revell, Middlesex University, United Kingdom

Yacine Rezgui, University of Salford, United Kingdom

Thomas Risse, Fraunhofer IPSI, Germany

Marco Roccetti, University of Bologna, Italy

Dumitru Roman, DERI Innsbruck / University of Innsbruck, Austria

Danguole Rutkauskiene, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
Wasim Sadiq, SAP Research, Australia

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, University of Basel, Switzerland

Magy Seif El-Nasr, Penn State University, College of Information Sciences and Technology, United States

Jochen Seitz, Technische Universität Ilmenau, Germany

Tony Shan, Wachovia Bank, United States of America

Jamshid Shanbehzadeh, Tarbiat Moalem University, Iran

Quan Z. Sheng, The University of Adelaide, Australia

Charles A. Shoniregun, University of East London, United Kingdom

Keng Siau, Universit y of Nebraska-Lincoln, United States of America

Miguel-Angel Sicilia, University of Alcalá, Spain

Marianna Sigala, University of the Aegean, Greece

Eva Söderström, University of Skövde, Sweden

Miguel Soriano, UPC, Spain

J. Michael Spector, FSU-LSI, United States of America

Martin Sperka, Slovak University of Technology, FIIT, Slovakia

Frank Stowell, University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom

Carlo Strapparava, ITC-IRST, Italy

Eleni Stroulia, University of Alberta, Canada

Hussein Suleman, Unviersity of Cape Town, South Africa

Aixin Sun, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Junichi Suzuki, University of Massachusetts, United States

Ramayah T., Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia

Taro Tezuka, Kyoto University, Japan

Dirk Thissen, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

Ivan Tomek, Acadia University, Canada

Bettina Törpel, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

Arun-Kumar Tripathi, Dresden University of Technology, Germany

Andre Trudel, Acadia University, Canada

Thrasyvoulos Tsiatsos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and Research Academic Computer Technology Institute, Greece

Klaus Turowski, University of Augsburg, Germany

Michail Vaitis, University of the Aegean, Greece

Christelle Vangenot, EPFL, Switzerland

Athanasios Vasilakos, University of Thessaly, Greece

Jari Veijalainen, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland

Juan D. Velasquez, University of Chile, Chile

Maria Esther Vidal, Universidad Simón Bolívar, Venezuela

Maurizio Vincini, Universita' di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy

Viacheslav Wolfengagen, Institute JurInfoR-MSU, Russia

Martin Wolpers, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

Huahui Wu, Google, United States of America

Lu Yan, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

Sung-Ming Yen, National Central University, Taiwan

Janette Young, Northumbria University, United Kingdom

Weihua Zhuang, University of Waterloo, Canada

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