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


The purpose of the 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, namely Internet Technology, Web Interfaces and Applications, Society, e-Communities, e-Business, Web Intelligence and Mobile Information Systems. 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 be discussed at 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 or scientific topics are also envisaged: companies interested in presenting their products or methodologies, or researchers interested in holding a tutorial, workshop or special session, are invited to contact the conference secretariat or visit the conference website.


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:



  • Application, Research Project and Internet Technology
  • New Trends in Internet Technology
  • Technical Infrastructures Suporting Web Applications
  • Web Programming
  • Web Security and Privacy, Cyber Criminality and Internet, Dark Web
  • Web Services and Web Engineering
  • Web Tools and Languages
  • Big Data and the Web
  • Digitalization/ Digitization
  • Internet of Things
  • Web of Things


  • App Development Methods
  • Mobile APIs and Services
  • Protocols, Standards, Interoperability and Mobility
  • Risk and Security with Mobility
  • Sensor Usage and Networks for Mobility
  • Social and Mobile Information Systems
  • Application of Mobile Information Systems
  • Context Awareness
  • Human Computer Interaction


  • Application, Research Project and Service Based IS
  • Web Service and Adaptability
  • B2B, B2C and C2C
  • Communities of Interest and Practice
  • EA, SOA, Cloud Methodologies for Services and Architecture
  • Information Systems and SaaS, IaaS, PaaS, Cloud Computing
  • Methodologies for Services and Architecture
  • New Advances in Service Based Technologies
  • Service Based IS Modeling and Methodology
  • Services Composition
  • Services with Methodological Approaches, Quality, Metrics, BAM
  • Society, eBusiness and eGovernment
  • Technical Infrastructure for Services
  • Architectural Patterns for Services
  • Web Based Integration Technologies, Web Services, REST and CRUD Services


  • Applications, Research Projects and Web Intelligence
  • Computational Intelligence on the Web
  • Context, Adaptability and Web Intelligence
  • Data Web Mining
  • Linked Data, Big Data and Applications in Companies
  • Web Information Filtering and Retrieval
  • Human Computation and Crowdsourcing
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Deep Learning
  • Web Robotics


  • Knowledge Representation and Reasoning on the Web
  • Knowledge Graphs and Deep Semantics
  • Trust, Privacy, and Security on the Semantic Web
  • Semantic Data on the Blockchain
  • Semantic Interoperability
  • Big Data and Data Mining Methods for the Semantic Web
  • New Trends in Ontology Management and the Semantic Web
  • Ontology Discovering, Modelling, Retrieving and the Semantic Web
  • Question Answering over Linked Data and Ontologies
  • Programming the Semantic Web
  • Social Aspects of the Semantic Web


  • Automation and Web Interface
  • Web Interface and Connected Applications
  • Web Interfaces and Applications
  • Design of Web Interface
  • Usability and Ergonomics
  • User Modeling, Web Interface Modelling
  • Web Interface and Adaptability According to Context And/Or Profile


  • Opinion Mining and Sentiment Analysis
  • Recommendation Systems
  • Social Media Analytics
  • Social Web Intelligence
  • User-Centric Systems
  • WEB 2.0 and Social Networks
  • Social Network Services
  • Social Computing
  • Security, Privacy and Identity on the Web


Luc MoreauKing's College London, United Kingdom
Stefan DeckerRWTH Aachen University, Germany
Frank van HarmelenThe Hybrid Intelligence Center & Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands


Authors can submit their work in the form of a complete paper or an abstract. Complete papers can be submitted as a Regular Paper, representing completed and validated research, or as a Position Paper, portraying a short report of work in progress or an arguable opinion about an issue discussing ideas, facts, situations, methods, procedures or results of scientific research focused on one of the conference topic areas.

Authors should submit a paper in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, addressing one or several of the conference areas or topics. Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable. To facilitate the double-blind paper evaluation method, authors are kindly requested to produce and provide the paper WITHOUT any reference to any of the authors, including the authors’ personal details, the acknowledgments section of the paper and any other reference that may disclose the authors’ identity.

When submitting a complete paper please note that only original papers should be submitted. Authors are advised to read INSTICC's ethical norms regarding plagiarism and self-plagiarism thoroughly before submitting and must make sure that their submissions do not substantially overlap work which has been published elsewhere or simultaneously submitted to a journal or another conference with proceedings. Papers that contain any form of plagiarism will be rejected without reviews.

All papers must be submitted through the online submission platform PRIMORIS and should follow the instructions and templates that can be found under Guidelines and Templates. After the paper submission has been successfully completed, authors will receive an automatic confirmation e-mail.


All accepted complete papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on digital support.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/) and every paper on our digital library is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by SCOPUS, Google Scholar, The DBLP Computer Science Bibliography, Semantic Scholar, Microsoft Academic, Engineering Index (EI) and Conference Proceedings Citation Index.


Conference Date: 3 - 5 November, 2020

Paper Submission: June 22, 2020 (expired)
Authors Notification:
July 27, 2020 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
September 14, 2020 (expired)

Paper Submission: July 29, 2020 (expired)
Authors Notification:
September 14, 2020 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
September 28, 2020 (expired)

Workshop Proposal: June 29, 2020 (expired)

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: June 29, 2020 (expired)
Paper Submission: September 21, 2020 (expired)
Authors Notification: September 28, 2020 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: October 6, 2020 (expired)

Tutorial Proposal: September 22, 2020 (expired)

Demo Proposal: September 22, 2020 (expired)

Panel Proposal: September 22, 2020 (expired)

Authors Notification: September 23, 2020 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: October 2, 2020 (expired)


WEBIST Secretariat
Address: Avenida de S. Francisco Xavier, Lote 7 Cv. C
             2900-616 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 184
Fax: +351 265 520 186
e-mail: webist.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.webist.org


Available soon.


Joaquim FilipePolytechnic Institute of Setúbal / INSTICC, --- Select a Country ---


Massimo MarchioriUniversity of Padua, Italy
Francisco Domínguez MayoUniversity of Seville, Spain


Mohd Helmy Abd Wahab, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Malaysia
Jose Aguilar, Universidad Autonoma de Sinaloa, Mexico
Marco Aiello, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Esma Aïmeur, University of Montreal, Canada
Ana Margarida Almeida, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Jesús Arias Fisteus, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Elarbi Badidi, United Arab Emirates University, United Arab Emirates
Vítor Basto-Fernandes, Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (Iscte-Iul), University Institute of Lisbon, Istar-Iul, Portugal
Faiza Belala, LIRE Laboratory, Constantine2-University, Algeria
Werner Beuschel, Technische Hochschule Brandenburg/THB, Germany
Adelaide Bianchini, Universidad Simón Bolívar, Venezuela
Gabriela Bosetti, LIRIS, Université de Lyon, France
Philipp Brune, Neu-Ulm University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Vanessa Camilleri, University of Malta, Malta
Pasquina Campanella, University of Bari "Aldo Moro", Italy
Inaldo Capistrano Costa, ITA - Aeronautics Institute of Technology, Brazil
Sven Casteleyn, Universitat Jaume I, Spain
Shiping Chen, CSIRO, Australia
Dickson Chiu, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Matteo Cristani, University of Verona, Italy
Christophe Cruz, Laboratoire LIB - EA 7534, France
Daniel Cunliffe, University of South Wales, United Kingdom
Antonina Dattolo, University of Udine, Italy
Clodoveu Davis Júnior, UFMG, Brazil
Guglielmo De Angelis, IASI-CNR, Italy
Valeria De Antonellis, University of Brescia, Italy
Martine De Cock, University of Washington Tacoma, United States
Toon De Pessemier, Ghent University - iMinds, Belgium
Steven Demurjian, University of Connecticut, United States
Enrico Denti, Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna, Italy
Juri Di Rocco, University of L'Aquila, Italy
Georg Dr. Schneider, Trier University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Martin Drlik, Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra, Slovak Republic
Karim El Guemhioui, Université du Québec en Outaouais, Canada
Larbi Esmahi, Athabasca University, Canada
Luis Ferreira Pires, University of Twente, Netherlands
Josep-Lluis Ferrer-Gomila, Balearic Islands University, Spain
Álvaro Figueira, , Portugal
Sergio Firmenich, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina
Karla Fook, Aeronautics Institute of Technology (ITA), Brazil
Oscar Franco-Bedoya, Universidad de Caldas, Colombia
Pasi Fränti, University of Eastern Finland, Finland
Xiang Fu, Hofstra University, United States
Ombretta Gaggi, Università di Padova, Italy
Carolina Gallardo Pérez, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Julián García García, Web Engineering and Early Testing (IWT2, Ingeniería Web y Testing Temprano), Spain
John Garofalakis, University of Patras, Greece
Ilche Georgievski, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Vasileios Gkioulos, NTNU, Norway
Jose Gonzalez, University of Seville, Spain
Annamaria Goy, University of Torino, Italy
Carlos Granell, Universitat Jaume I, Spain
Ratvinder Grewal, Laurentian University, Canada
Julián Grigera, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina
Francesco Guerra, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Azza Harbaoui, RIADI-ENSI, Tunisia
Shanmugasundaram Hariharan, Saveetha Engineering College, India
Ioannis Hatzilygeroudis, University of Patras, Greece
A. Henten, Aalborg University, Denmark
Jose Herrero Agustin, University of Extremadura, Spain
Hanno Hildmann, TNO, Netherlands
Matthias Hirth, TU Ilmenau, Germany
Sergio Ilarri, University of Zaragoza, Spain
Monique Janneck, Luebeck University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Andres Jimenez Ramirez, University of Seville, Spain
Ejub Kajan, State University of Novi Pazar, Serbia
Andreas Kanavos, University of Patras, Greece
Georgia Kapitsaki, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Sokratis Katsikas, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Takahiro Kawamura, Japan Science and Technology Agency, Japan
Matthias Klusch, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) GmbH, Germany
Hiroshi Koide, Kyushu University, Japan
Fotios Kokkoras, University of Thessaly, Greece
Stavros Koubias, University of Patras, Greece
Tsvi Kuflik, The University of Haifa, Israel
Dongxi Liu, CSIRO, Australia
Michael Mackay, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom
Dwight Makaroff, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
Kazutaka Maruyama, Meisei University, Japan
Andrea Mauri, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Miroslaw Mazurek, Rzeszów University of Technology, Poland
Luca Mazzola, HSLU - Lucerne University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
Inmaculada Medina-Bulo, Universidad de Cádiz, Spain
Hakima Mellah, Research Center in Scientific and Technical Information, Algeria
Ingo Melzer, Daimler AG, Germany
Angel Meseguer-Martinez, UCLM University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Abdelkrim Meziane, CERIST Alger, Algeria
Marzal Miguel Ángel, Universidad Carlos III De Madrid, Spain
Alex Norta, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
Declan O’Sullivan, University of Dublin Trinity College, Ireland
Daniel OLeary, University of Southern California, United States
Miguel Angel Olivero, Web Engineering and Early Testing research group. University of Seville, Spain
Pankaj Pandey, Norwegian University of Science and Tehnology, Norway
Kalpdrum Passi, Laurentian University, Canada
David Paul, The University of New England, Australia
José Pereira, Instituto Poliécnico de Setúbal - Escola Superior de Tecnologia de Setúbal, Portugal
Laura Po, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Simona Popa, Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia, Spain
Bhanu Prasad, Florida A&M University, United States
Jim Prentzas, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
Birgit Pröll, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
Claudia Raibulet, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Thomas Risse, University Library Johann Christian Senckenberg, Germany
Gustavo Rossi, Lifia, Argentina
Leon Rothkrantz, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Roberto Saia, University of Cagliari, Italy
Carlos Santos, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Comai Sara, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Claudio Schifanella, Università degli Studi di Torino, Italy
Wieland Schwinger, Johannes Kepler University, Austria
Rami Sellami, CETIC, Belgium
Tacha Serif, Yeditepe University, Turkey
Pavel Shapkin, National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Moscow Engineering Physics Institute), Russian Federation
Marianna Sigala, School of Management, University of South Australia Business School, Australia
Eliza Stefanova, Sofia University, Bulgaria
Dominik Strzalka, Rzeszów University of Technology, Poland
Chang-ai Sun, University of Science and Technology Beijing, China
Dirk Thissen, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Raquel Trillo-Lado, University of Zaragoza, Spain
Christos Troussas, University of West Attica, Greece
William Van Woensel, Dalhousie University, Canada
Michael Vassilakopoulos, Data Structuring & Eng. Lab., Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Thessaly, Volos, Greece
Jari Veijalainen, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Tony Wasserman, Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley, United States
Maarten Wijnants, Hasselt University, Belgium
Manuel Wimmer, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
Fan Zhao, Florida Gulf Coast University, United States

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