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WEBIST is sponsored by INSTICC – Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication

The purpose of the 7th 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 five main tracks, covering different aspects of Web Information Systems, including Internet Technology, Web Interfaces and Applications, Society, e-Business and e-Government, Web Intelligence and Web Security.

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.

Conference Areas

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:



  • › 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


  • › Client Side Security
  • › Server Side Security
  • › Privacy and Confidentiality
  • › Authentication and Authorization
  • › Cryptography
  • › Vulnerability Assessment
  • › Worms, Virus and other Malware
  • › Cross-Site Scripting
  • › Security for Mashups
  • › Web 2.0 and Social Networking Controls
  • › Security in the Cloud
  • › Internet Forensics
  • › Hardware vs. Software Protection
  • › Case-studies on Web Security
  • › Education and Certification on Web Security

Keynote Speakers

Ivan Ivanov, SUNY Empire State College, U.S.A.
Tony Shan, Keane Inc., U.S.A.
Donald Ferguson, CA Technologies, U.S.A.
Marten van Sinderen, University of Twente, The Netherlands
Barry Smyth, CLARITY Centre for Sensor Web Technologies / University College Dublin, Ireland
Eric van Heck, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands


All accepted papers (full, short and posters) will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on CD-ROM support.
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SciTePress Digital Library (http://www.scitepress.org/DigitalLibrary/).
A short list of presented papers will be selected so that revised and extended versions of these papers will be published by Springer-Verlag in a LNBIP Series book.
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index, INSPEC, DBLP and EI.


The conference will be held at the NH Hotel Leeuwenhorst, Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands.
The NH Hotel Leeuwenhorst is located in Noordwijkerhout, in the middle of the bulb area and near Noordwijk aan Zee and Katwijk. The North Sea coast is easy to reach and cities as Amsterdam, Leiden and Den Haag (The Hague) can be reached in about 30 minutes by car.

Conference Chair

Joaquim Filipe, Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal / INSTICC, Portugal

Program Chair

José Cordeiro, Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal / INSTICC, Portugal

Program Committee

Silvia Abrahão, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Ron Addie, University of Southern Queensland, Australia
Margherita Antona, Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH), Greece
Valeria De Antonellis, University of Brescia, Italy
Liliana Ardissono, Universita' Di Torino, Italy
Ismailcem Budak Arpinar, University of Georgia, United States
Elarbi Badidi, United Arab Emirates University, United Arab Emirates
Matteo Baldoni, Universita' Degli Studi Di Torino, Italy
Panagiotis D. Bamidis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Denilson Barbosa, University of Alberta, Canada
Cristina Baroglio, Università Degli Studi Di Torino, Italy
Orlando Belo, University of Minho, Portugal
Maria Bielikova, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovak Republic
Yevgen Borodin, Stony Brook University, United States
François Bry, Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich, Germany
Sonja Buchegger, KTH, Sweden
Maria Claudia Buzzi, CNR, Italy
Elena Calude, Massey University, Institute of Informafion and Mathematical Sciences, New Zealand
John Carroll, The Pennsylvania State University, United States
Nunzio Casalino, Università degli Studi Guglielmo Marconi, Italy
Michel Chaudron, Leiden University, Netherlands
Shiping Chen, CSIRO ICT Centre Australia, Australia
Weiqin Chen, University of Bergen, Norway
Evangelos Christou, University of the Aegean, Greece
Chin-Wan Chung, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Korea, Republic of
Christophe Claramunt, Naval Academy Research Institute, France
Martine De Cock, Ghent University, Belgium
Marco Comuzzi, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Daniel Cunliffe, University of Glamorgan, United Kingdom
Steven Demurjian, University of Connecticut, United States
Juergen Dix, Clausthal University of Technology, Germany
Peter Dolog, Aalborg University, Denmark
Josep Domingo-ferrer, Rovira I Virgili University of Tarragona, Spain
Vadim Ermolayev, Zaporozhye National University, Ukraine
Josep-Lluis Ferrer-Gomila, Balearic Islands University, Spain
Filomena Ferrucci, Università di Salerno, Italy
Marcus Fontoura, Yahoo! Inc, United States
Giovanni Fulantelli, Italian National Research Council, Italy
José Antonio Gil, Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain
Henrique Gil, Escola Superior de Educação de Castelo Branco & CAAP da Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, Portugal
Karl Goeschka, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
William Grosky, University of Michigan - Dearborn, United States
Francesco Guerra, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Simon Harper, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Ioannis Hatzilygeroudis, University of Patras, Greece
A. Henten, Aalborg University, Denmark
Nicola Henze, University of Hannover, Germany
Dominic Heutelbeck, FTK - Forschungsinstitut für Telekommunikation e.V., Germany
Brian Hudson, University of Dundee, United Kingdom
Emilio Insfran, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Kai Jakobs, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Ivan Jelinek, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
Vassilis Kapsalis, Industrial Systems Institute, Greece
George Karabatis, Umbc, United States
Sokratis Katsikas, University of Piraeus, Greece
Agnes Koschmider, KIT - U, 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
Weigang Li, University of Brasilia, Brazil
Kin Fun Li, University of Victoria, Canada
Hui Liu, Missouri State University, Usa, United States
Dongxi Liu, CSIRO, Australia
Ying Liu, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Cristiano Maciel, Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso, Brazil
Michael Mackay, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom
George Magoulas, Birkebeck College, University of London, United Kingdom
Zaki Malik, Wayne State University, United States
Michael Melliar-Smith, University of California, United States
Ingo Melzer, Daimler AG, Germany
Emilia Mendes, University of Auckland, Brazil
Panagiotis Metaxas, Wellesley College, United States
Louise Moser, University of California, Santa Barbara, United States
Eni Mustafaraj, Wellesley College, United States
Andreas Ninck, Berne University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
Bo Ning, Dalian Maritime University, China
Alex Norta, University of Helsinki, Finland
Andrea Omicini, Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna, Italy
Eric Pardede, La Trobe University, Australia
Kalpdrum Passi, Laurentian University, Canada
Viviana Patti, University of Torino, Italy
Günther Pernul, University of Regensburg, Germany
Luís Ferreira Pires, University of Twente, Netherlands
Pierluigi Plebani, Politecnico Di Milano, Italy
Ramalingam Ponnusamy, Vinayaga Missions University, India
Thomas E. Potok, Oak Ridge National Lab (ORNL), United States
Werner Retschitzegger, Johannes Kepler University, Austria
Maytham Safar, Kuwait University, Kuwait
Aziz Salah, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada
Anthony Savidis, Institute of Computer Science, FORTH, Greece
Monica Scannapieco, University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy
Claudio Schifanella, Università degli Studi di Torino, Italy
Jochen Seitz, Technische Universität Ilmenau, Germany
Marianna Sigala, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
Martin Sperka, Pan European University, Slovak Republic
Markus Strohmaier, Graz University of Technology, Austria
Eleni Stroulia, University of Alberta, Canada
Hussein Suleman, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Taro Tezuka, Ritsumeikan University, Japan
Bernhard Thalheim, Christian Albrechts University Kiel, Germany
Dirk Thissen, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Thanassis Tiropanis, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Riccardo Torlone, Università Roma Tre, Italy
Th. Tsiatsos, Department of Informatics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Michail Vaitis, University of the Aegean, Greece
Jari Veijalainen, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland
Maria Esther Vidal, Universidad Simon Bolivar, Venezuela
Petri Vuorimaa, Aalto University, Finland
Mohd Helmy Abd Wahab, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Malaysia
Chen Wang, CSIRO ICT Centre, Australia
Manuel Wimmer, Technische Universität Wien, Austria
Viacheslav Wolfengagen, Institute JurInfoR, Russian Federation
Bin Xu, Tsinghua University, China
Yeliz Yesilada, Middle East Technical University, Northern Cyprus Campus and University of Manchester, UK, United Kingdom
Amal Zouaq, Simon Fraser University, Canada