9th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies WEBIST

May 8 – 10, 2013

Aachen, Germany

Co-organized by: RWTH

Sponsored by: INSTICC

INSTICC is Member of: WfMC and OMG

Technically sponsored by: ERCIS

The conference will be sponsored by the Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, control and Communication (INSTICC), co-organized by the RWTH Aachen University and technically sponsored by the European Research Center for Information Systems (ERCIS). INSTICC is Member of the Workflow Management Coalition (WfMC) and Object Management Group (OMG).

The purpose of the 9th 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-Communities, e-Business, Web Intelligence and Mobile Information Systems.

We would like to highlight the presence of the following keynote speakers:

  • Emer Coleman, Government Digital Services, United Kingdom
  • Harald Schoning, Software AG, Germany
  • Brian Donnellan, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Ireland

WEBIST is interested in promoting high quality research as it can be confirmed by last year acceptance rates, where from 184 submissions, 14% were accepted as full papers. Additionally, 31% were presented as short papers and 17% as posters.

Submitted papers will be subject to a double-blind review process. 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. HQQL

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 LNBIP Series book

The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (ISI), INSPEC, DBLP and EI (Elsevier Index).

All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library (http://www.scitepress.org/DigitalLibrary/ ). SCITEPRESS is member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/ ).

Best paper awards will be distributed during the conference closing session. Please check the website for further information (http://www.webist.org/BestPaperAward.aspx ).

  • We also would like to highlight the possibility to submit to the following Special Session, whose deadline is scheduled for February 28, 2013:Special Session on Business Apps (BA)

Two tutorials will also be held at the conference:

  • Visualize What You Want – Even the Data of Your Facebook Friends


Jurgen Powik, Senior Director University Relations, Software AG, Germany

  • Cross-Platform App Development: Options and Strategies


  • Tim A. Majchrzak, European Research Center for Information Systems (ERCIS), University of Munster, Germany
  • Henning Heitkotter, European Research Center for Information Systems (ERCIS), University of Munster, Germany

Workshops, Special sessions, Tutorials as well as Demonstrations dedicated to other technical/scientific topics are also envisaged: companies interested in presenting their products/methodologies or researchers interested in holding a tutorial are invited to contact the conference secretariat. Workshop chairs and Special Session chairs will benefit from logistics support and other types of support, including secretariat and financial support, to facilitate the development of a valid idea.

WEBIST 2013 is co-located with CSEDU 2013 (5th International Conference on Computer Supported Education – http://www.csedu.org/ ), CLOSER 2013 (3rd International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science – http://closer.scitevents.org/ ) and SMARTGREENS 2013 (2nd International Conference on Smart Grids and Green IT Systems – http://www.smartgreens.org). Registration to WEBIST will enable free attendance to any sessions of CSEDU, CLOSER and SMARTGREENS 2013 as a non-speaker.

Please check further details at the WEBIST conference website (http://www.webist.org/ )


Regular Paper Submission: November 14, 2012

Authors Notification (regular papers): January 16, 2013

Final Regular Paper Submission and Registration: February 6, 2013


Area 1: Internet Technology

  • XML and data management
  • System Integration
  • Web Services and Web Engineering
  • Distributed and Parallel Applications
  • Protocols and Standards
  • Authentication and Access Control
  • Web Security and Privacy
  • Databases and Datawarehouses
  • Web Programming

Area 2: Web Interfaces and Applications

  • Searching and Browsing
  • User Modeling
  • Portal strategies
  • Accessibility issues and Technology
  • Personalized Web Sites and Services
  • Multimedia and User interfaces
  • Usability and Ergonomics
  • Metadata and Metamodeling
  • Web Geographical Information Systems
  • Ontology and the Semantic Web

Area 3: Society, e-Business and e-Government

  • Knowledge Management
  • e-Business and e-Commerce
  • Communities of interest
  • e-Government
  • Communities of practice
  • Social Networks and Organizational Culture
  • B2B, B2C and C2C
  • e-Payment
  • Web 2.0 and Social Networking Controls
  • Social and Legal Issues

Area 4: Web Intelligence

  • Data Mining
  • Web Site Classification
  • Learning User Profiles
  • Web Information Filtering and Retrieval
  • Web Site Navigation Support Systems
  • Meta-Knowledge Discovery and Representation
  • Privacy and Confidentiality
  • Computational Intelligence on the Web
  • User-Centric Systems

Area 5: Mobile Information Systems

  • Mobile Navigation and Assistance
  • Context Awareness
  • Context Detection
  • Indoor Navigation and Assistance
  • Mobile Social Network Interaction
  • Mobile Social Network Streaming
  • Social Network Awareness
  • Mobile Media Sharing Systems
  • Mobile Instant Messaging
  • Context Aware Media Tagging


Karl-Heinz Krempels, RWTH Aachen University, Germany


Alexander Stocker, Joanneum Research, Austria


Available at  http://www.webist.org/ProgramCommittee.aspx


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