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


The purpose of the 5th 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. Web Intelligence
    - XML and data management
    - Web Security and Privacy
    - Intrusion Detection and Response
    - Authentication and Access Control
    - 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
    - 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
    - Web Content Mining
    - e-Mail Classification
    - Web Site Classification
    - Learning User Profiles
    - Web-Based Direct Marketing and CRM
    - Web Farming and Warehousing
    - Web Information Filtering and Retrieval
    - Web Site Navigation Support Systems
    - Grid Intelligence
    - Meta-Knowledge Discovery and Representation


WEBIST 2009 will have several invited keynote speakers, who are internationally recognized experts in their areas.

Peter A. Bruck, World Summit Award, Austria
Dieter Fensel, University Innsbruck, Austria
Ethan Munson, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, U.S.A.


Authors should submit an original paper in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, using the on-line submission procedure. Please check the paper formats so you may be aware of the accepted paper page limits.
The guidelines for paper formatting provided at the conference web site must be strictly used for all submitted papers. The submission format is the same as the camera-ready format. Please check and carefully follow the instructions and templates provided.
Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable.
Papers that are out of the conference scope or contain any form of plagiarism will be rejected without reviews.

Remarks about the on-line submission procedure:
1. A "double-blind" paper evaluation method will be used. To facilitate that, the authors are kindly requested to produce and provide the paper, WITHOUT any reference to any of the authors. This means that is necessary to remove the authors personal details, the acknowledgements section and any reference that may disclose the authors identity.
LaTeX/PS/PDF/DOC/DOCX/RTF format are accepted.
2. The web submission procedure automatically sends an acknowledgement, by e-mail, to the contact author.

Paper submission types
Regular Paper Submission
A regular paper presents a work where the research is completed or almost finished. It does not necessary means that the acceptance is as a full paper. It may be accepted as a “full paper” (30 min. oral presentation) , a “short paper” (20 min. oral presentation) or a “poster”.

Position Paper Submission
A position paper presents an arguable opinion about an issue. The goal of a position paper is to convince the audience that your opinion is valid and worth listening to, without the need to present completed research work and/or validated results. It is, nevertheless, important to support your argument with evidence to ensure the validity of your claims. A position paper may be a short report and discussion of ideas, facts, situations, methods, procedures or results of scientific research (bibliographic, experimental, theoretical, or other) focused on one of the conference topic areas. The acceptance of a position paper is restricted to the categories of "short paper" or "poster", i.e. a position paper is not a candidate to acceptance as "full paper".

After the reviewing process is completed, the contact author (the author who submits the paper) of each paper will be notified of the result, by e-mail. The authors are required to follow the reviews in order to improve their paper before the camera-ready submission.

All accepted papers will be published in the proceedings, under an ISBN reference, in paper and in CD-ROM support.


Regular Paper Submission: November 14, 2008 (Deadline Expired)
Authors Notification: January 12, 2009 (Deadline Expired)
Final Paper Submission and Registration: February 6, 2009 (Deadline Expired)

Posision Paper Submission: January 6, 2009 (Deadline Expired)
Authors Notification (Positition Papers): January 26, 2009 (Deadline Expired)
Final Paper Submission and Registration (Position Papers): February 6, 2009 (Deadline Expired)


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.


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WEBIST Secretariat
Address: Av. D.Manuel I, 27-A 2º esq.
                 2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 184
Fax: +44 203 014 8817
e- mail: secretariat@webist.org
Web: http://www.webist.org


Joaquim Filipe, Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal / INSTICC, Portugal


José Cordeiro, Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal / INSTICC, Portugal


Ajith Abraham, Machine Intelligence research Labs (MIR Labs), United States
Isaac Agudo, University of Malaga, Spain
Abdullah Alghamdi, Ksu, Saudi Arabia
Rachid Anane, Coventry University, United Kingdom
Margherita Antona, Foundation For Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH), Greece
Matteo Baldoni, Universita' Degli Studi Di Torino, Italy
Ken Barker, University of Calgary, Canada
Cristina Baroglio, Università Degli Studi Di Torino, Italy
Bernhard Bauer, University of Augsburg, Germany
David Bell, Brunel University, United Kingdom
Orlando Belo, University of Minho, Portugal
Bharat Bhargava, Purdue Univ, United States
Minal Bhise, Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of ICT, Gandhinagar, India
Ch. Bouras, University of Patras and Racti, Greece
Stéphane Bressan, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Jack Brzezinski, Depaul University, United States
Tobias Buerger, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Maria Claudia Buzzi, CNR, Italy
Elena Calude, Massey University, Institute of Informafion and Mathematical Sciences, New Zealand
Nunzio Casalino, CeRSI - LUISS University, Italy
Maiga Chang, Athabasca University, Canada
Shiping Chen, CSIRO ICT Centre Australia, Australia
Ying Chen, IBM Almaden Research Lab, United States
Dickson Chiu, Dickson Computer Systems, China
Isabelle Comyn-wattiau, Cnam & Essec, France
Michel Crampes, Ecole Des Mines D'ales, France
Daniel Cunliffe, University of Glamorgan, United Kingdom
Alfredo Cuzzocrea, University of Calabria, Italy
Georgios Dafoulas, Middlesex University, United Kingdom
Danco Davcev, University Ss Cyril & Methodius, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of
Valeria De Antonellis, University of Brescia, Italy
Sergio de Cesare, Brunel University, United Kingdom
Steven Demurjian, University of Connecticut, United States
Y. Ding, Indiana University, United States
Chyi-Ren Dow, Feng Chia University, Taiwan
Schahram Dustdar, Technical University of Vienna, Austria
Barry Eaglestone, The University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
Atilla Elci, Eastern Mediterranean University, Turkey
Vadim Ermolayev, Zaporozhye National University, Ukraine
Luís Ferreira Pires, University of Twente, Netherlands
Josep-lluis Ferrer-gomila, Balearic Islands University, Spain
Filomena Ferrucci, Università Di Salerno, Italy
Stefan Fischer, University of Luebeck, Germany
Piero Fraternali, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Giovanni Fulantelli, Italian National Research Council, Italy
Martin Gaedke, Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany
Erich Gams, Polytechnical University Wels, Austria
Daniel Garcia, University of Oviedo, Spain
Dragan Gasevic, Athabasca University, Canada
Nicola Gessa, ENEA, Italy
José Antonio Gil, Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain
Karl Goeschka, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Stefanos Gritzalis, University of the Aegean, Greece
Vic Grout, Glyndwr University, North Wales, United Kingdom
Francesco Guerra, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Aaron Gulliver, University of Victoria, Canada
Abdelkader Hameurlain, IRIT, Paul Sabatier University, France
Ioannis Hatzilygeroudis, University of Patras, Greece
Stylianos Hatzipanagos, King's College London, United Kingdom
Dominic Heutelbeck, Fernuniversität In Hagen, Germany
David Hicks, Aalborg University Esbjerg, Denmark
Pascal Hitzler, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
Wen Shyong Hsieh, Shu Te University, National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan
Christian Huemer, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Alexander Ivannikov, State Research Institute For Information Technologies and Telecommunications, Russian Federation
Kai Jakobs, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Ivan Jelinek, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
Julius Jillbert, Universitas Hasanuddin (Hasanuddin University), Indonesia
Qun Jin, Waseda Univeristy, Japan
Carlos Juiz, Universitat De Les Illes Balears, Spain
Michail Kalogiannakis, University of Crete, Greece
Jaakko Kangasharju, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland
George Karabatis, Umbc, United States
Frank Kargl, Ulm University, Germany
Roland Kaschek, Massey University, New Zealand
Sokratis Katsikas, University of Piraeus, Greece
Hamamache Kheddouci, Claude Bernard University - Lyon, France
Ralf Klamma, Rwth Aachen University, Germany
Agnes Koschmider, Universität Karlsruhe (th), Germany
Tsvi Kuflik, University of Haifa, Israel
Daniel Lemire, UQAM - University of Quebec at Montreal, Canada
Tayeb Lemlouma, IRISA / Iut of Lannion (University of Rennes 1), France
Kin Fun Li, University of Victoria, Canada
Claudia Linnhoff-Popien, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich, Germany
Pascal Lorenz, University of Haute Alsace, France
Vicente Luque-Centeno, Carlos III University of Madrid, Spain
Cristiano Maciel, Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso, Brazil
Michael Mackay, Lancaster University, United Kingdom
Anna Maddalena, Università Di Genova, Italy
George Magoulas, Birkebeck College, University of London, United Kingdom
Ingo Melzer, Daimler AG, Germany
Elisabeth Metais, Cnam, Cedric Laboratory, France
Panagiotis Metaxas, Wellesley College, United States
Debajyoti Mukhopadhyay, Calcutta Business School, India
Ethan Munson, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, United States
Kia Ng, ICSRiM - University of Leeds, United Kingdom
David Nichols, University of Waikato, New Zealand
Andreas Ninck, Berne University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
Alex Norta, University of Helsinki, Finland
Dusica Novakovic, London Metropolitan University, United Kingdom
Vladimir Oleshchuk, University of Agder, Norway
Andrea Omicini, Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna, Italy
Kok-leong Ong, Deakin University, Australia
Jose A. Onieva, University of Malaga, Spain
Jun Pang, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Laura Papaleo, University of Genova, Italy
Eric Pardede, La Trobe University, Australia
Kalpdrum Passi, Laurentian University, Canada
Viviana Patti, University of Torino, Italy
Günther Pernul, University of Regensburg, Germany
Josef Pieprzyk, Macquarie University, Australia
Rajesh Pillania, Management Developement Institute(mdi), India
Bhanu Prasad, Florida A&M University, United States
Thomas Risse, L3S Research Center, Germany
Dumitru Roman, STI Innsbruck, Austria
Danguole Rutkauskiene, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
Sourav S Bhowmick, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Maytham Safar, Kuwait University, Kuwait
Abdolhossein Sarrafzadeh, Massey University, New Zealand
Alexander Schatten, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Jochen Seitz, Technische Universität Ilmenau, Germany
Tony Shan, IBM, United States
Jamshid Shanbehzadeh, Tarbiat Moallem University, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Quan Z. Sheng, The University of Adelaide, Australia
Charles A. Shoniregun, University of East London, United Kingdom
Keng Siau, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, United States
Miguel Angel Sicilia, University of Alcalá, Spain
Marianna Sigala, University of the Aegean, Greece
Pedro Soto-Acosta, University of Murcia, Spain
J. Michael Spector, University of Georgia, United States
Martin Sperka, Bratislava School of Law, Slovak Republic
Eleni Stroulia, University of Alberta, Canada
Hussein Suleman, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Junichi Suzuki, University of Massachusetts, Boston, United States
Ramayah T., Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Taro Tezuka, Ritsumeikan University, Japan
Dirk Thissen, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Bettina Törpel, Techical University of Denmark, Denmark
Arun Kumar Tripathi, Dresden University of Technology, Germany
Th. Tsiatsos, Department of Informatics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Klaus Turowski, University of Augsburg, Germany
Michail Vaitis, University of the Aegean, Greece
Christof van Nimwegen, Utrecht University, Belgium
Christelle Vangenot, Epfl, Switzerland
Athanasios Vasilakos, University of Western Macedonia, Greece
Juan D. Velasquez, University of Chile, Chile
Maria Esther Vidal, Universidad Simon Bolivar, Venezuela
Maurizio Vincini, Universita' Di Modena E Reggio Emilia, Italy
Viacheslav Wolfengagen, Institute JurInfoR, Russian Federation
Lu Yan, University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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