5th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies(WEBIST) (WEBIST)

Venue: Lisboa

Location: Lisboa, Portugal

Event Date/Time: Mar 23, 2009 End Date/Time: Mar 26, 2009
Paper Submission Date: Oct 29, 2008
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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. 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


WEBIST 2009 will have several invited keynote speakers, who are internationally recognized experts in their areas. Their names are not yet confirmed.


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:
Full Paper Submission
A full 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.


Full Paper Submission: October 29, 2008
Authors Notification: January 14, 2009
Final Paper Submission and Registration:January 27, 2009


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.


Lisbon is the capital of Portugal and lies on the north bank of the Tagus Estuary, on the European Atlantic coast. It is the westernmost city in continental Europe. Greater Lisbon has an area of approximately 1,000 km2. The city lies more or less in the centre of the country, approximately 300 km from the Algarve in the south and 400 km from the northern border with Spain. Lisbon offers a wide variety of options to the visitor, including beaches, countryside, mountains and areas of historical interest only a few kilometres away from the city centre.Approximately 600,000 people live in Lisbon. However, if one includes the various satellite towns, the population of Greater Lisbon rises to approximately 1.9 million people. Due to the influence of the Atlantic Ocean, Lisbon has a pleasant climate throughout the year. The agreeable temperatures in the summer months are an open invitation for a walk by the river, or to spend an afternoon in one of the many street cafés to be found all over the city. Although the temperatures may fall somewhat in the autumn and winter months, sunshine is almost always a constant feature.


WEBIST Secretariat
Address: Av. D.Manuel I, 27-A 2º esq.
2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 185
Fax: +44 203 014 8817
e- mail: secretariat@webist.org
Web: http://www.webist.org