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Deadline: 30/09/2010


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-Communities, e-Business, 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

WEBIST 2011 will have several invited keynote speakers, who are internationally recognized experts in their areas. Their names are not yet confirmed.

Paper Submission

Authors should submit an original paper in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, using the on-line submission procedure. The initial submission must have between 3 to 13 pages otherwise it will be rejected without review. Please check the paper formats page so you may be aware of the accepted paper page limits.
The guidelines for paper formatting provided at the conference web ought to be used for all submitted papers. The preferred 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. Please read INSTICC's ethical norms regarding plagiarism and self-plagiarism.

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".



All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on CD-ROM support.
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 indexed by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index, INSPEC and DBLP. Indexation by EI is awaiting confirmation.

Important Dates

› Conference date: 06-09 May, 2011

› Regular Paper Submission: September 30, 2010
› Authors Notification (regular papers): January 11, 2011
› Final Regular Paper Submission and Registration: January 31, 2011


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