WISM 2009

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WISM 2009
Web Information Systems Modeling
Dates 2009/06/08 (iCal) - 2009/06/08
Homepage: people.few.eur.nl/frasincar/workshops/wism2009
Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Important dates
Papers: 2009/02/15
Submissions: 2009/02/15
Notification: 2009/03/15
Camera ready due: 2009/04/01
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Important Dates

  • Paper submission 15 February 2009
  • Author notification 15 March 2009
  • Camera-ready paper submission 01 April 2009
  • Workshop date 08 June 2009

Theme of the Workshop

Modern Web Information Systems need to fulfill a large number of requirements. As a consequence the design of these systems is not a trivial process. In order to facilitate WIS specification, WIS design methodologies propose models that describe the specific aspects of these systems. Recent advances in networking technologies made possible the WIS access using different devices (e.g., PDA, Smart Phone, PC, Black Berry, etc.). In addition to the device heterogeneity there is also a heterogeneous audience (e.g., different backgrounds, different goals, etc.) that wants to access the same system. In order to improve the user experience, these systems often need to personalize the content and its presentation based on the current user needs (e.g., user's browsing platform or user preferences). Another aspect that can influence the behavior of a WIS is the context of use (e.g., the geographical position, the temporal information, the weather conditions, etc.). Systems that are able to exploit this kind of information will further improve the application usefulness for its users. Such information is possibly made available by Web services that need to be seamlessly integrated in WIS. As the Web data is very diverse, WIS are seeking efficient and flexible approaches to provide integrated views over heterogeneous data sources. These data sources are usually autonomous (maintained by different organizations), overlapping, frequently changing, and distributed, all these characteristics making the data integration on the Web a very challenging research topic. The increased use of rich-clients applications (e.g., AJAX, OpenLaszlo) poses new demands to WIS design. The design of these applications needs to go beyond the server roundtrip paradigm by considering the new functionality added to clients, an intelligent data-push communication with the server, interactive-rich graphical interfaces, etc. Semantic Web technologies (e.g., RDF(S), OWL, etc.) can help in the representation of the different WIS design models aiming for an improved interoperability. One example of such a model is the user profile which is often described using a CC/PP vocabulary. Semantic Web representation languages prove to be useful also for describing the semantics of data and the semantics of interfaces in order to facilitate the integration of heterogeneous databases and Web services, respectively. The inference mechanisms of the Semantic Web (captured in the semantics of the representation language or in rule-based languages like RuleML and SWRL) can be used for deriving new information or building intelligent services on the Web. Over the last few years, Web services have offered new opportunities to deploy WIS. Web services are independent from specific platforms and computing paradigms and have the capacity to form composed processes, referred to as composite Web services. Web services composition fulfills user requests that require the participation of several component Web services. Several composition languages are now available (e.g., BPEL, WSFL). A research venue that is worth pursuing is the modeling of these composite Web services.

Goal of the Workshop

The aim of the workshop is to provide a platform for bringing together researchers, practitioners, designers, and users of WIS and discuss how specific issues of WIS design can be addressed by means of modeling. Specifically, we will discuss how the influence of Semantic Web technology can help in a model-driven WIS development. Thus, the workshop should enable a fruitful exchange of ideas in the state-of-the-art of WIS modeling.

Topics of Interest

The workshop topics include but are not limited to:

  • Intelligent WIS
  • WIS Ubiquity
  • WIS Personalization
  • Business Rules in WIS
  • WIS Architectures
  • Rich Client WIS
  • Semistructured Data in WIS
  • Methodologies for WIS Design
  • Semantic Web Information Systems
  • Web 2.0 Information Systems
  • Data Models in WIS
  • Web Metadata in WIS
  • Query Languages in WIS
  • Integration of WIS
  • Ontologies in WIS
  • Optimization Techniques for WIS
  • Security in WIS
  • Distributed WIS

Paper Submission

Prospective workshop participants are invited to submit a paper related to one (or more) of the workshop topics. The page limit for workshop papers is 10 pages. Papers should be formatted according to Springer LNCS style http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html. They need to be original and not submitted or accepted for publication in any other workshop, conference, or journal. The organizers will oversee a peer-review process for the submitted papers. Manuscripts not submitted in the LNCS style or having more than 10 pages will not be reviewed and thus automatically rejected. The papers need to be original and not submitted or accepted for publication in any other workshop, conference, or journal. Papers should be submitted to wism2009@few.eur.nl in PDF format.


Workshop proceedings will be published by the official CAiSE workshop proceedings. Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions for publication in prestigious international journals.

Organizing Committee & Workshop Co-chairs

Flavius Frasincar (Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands) Geert-Jan Houben (Delft University of Technology & Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands) Philippe Thiran (University of Namur, Belgium)

Program Committee

Djamal Benslimane, (University of Lyon 1, France)
Sven Casteleyn, (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)
Virginia Dignum, (Utrecht University, the Netherlands)
Martin Dzbor, (The Open University, UK)
Flavius Frasincar, (Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands)
Martin Gaedke, (Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany)
Irene Garrigos, (Universidad de Alicante, Spain)
Hyoil Han, (Drexel University, USA)
Geert-Jan Houben, (Delft University of Technology & Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands)
Manfred Jeusfeld, (Tilburg University, the Netherlands)
David Lowe, (University of Technology Sydney, Australia)
Zakaria Maamar, (Zayed University, UAE)
Michael Mrissa, (University of Lyon 1, France)
Tommaso Di Noia, (Technical University of Bari, Italy)
Moira Norrie, (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
Jose Palazzo, Moreira de Oliveira (UFRGS, Brazil)
Hajo Reijers, (Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands)
Stefan Schlobach, (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands)
Philippe Thiran, (University of Namur, Belgium)
Riccardo Torlone, (Universita di Roma Tre, Italy)
Lorna Uden, (Sta ffordshire University, UK)

Local Organizer

Peter Barna (TOPIC, the Netherlands)

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