8th International Conference on Web Engineering 2008

ICWE 2008 - Call for Papers

The Eighth International Conference on Web Engineering (ICWE2008) will be held in July 2008 in Yorktown Heights, New York, USA. ICWE2008 aims at promoting research and scientific excellence on Web Engineering and at bringing together practitioners, scientists, and researchers interested in technologies, methodologies, tools, and techniques used to develop and maintain Web-based applications, leading to better applications and systems, and thus to enabling and improving the dissemination and use of content and services through the Web.

Web Engineering

The World Wide Web and its associated technologies have become a major implementation and delivery platform for a large variety of applications, ranging from simple institutional information websites to sophisticated supply-chain management systems, financial applications, e-government, distance learning, and entertainment, among others. These applications have become woven into everyday life of both individuals and enterprises, leading to increasing requirements of quality and performance, with ensuing growth in complexity, further compounded by their distributed nature.

The impact of the Web and Web centric technologies is forcefully reaching into new domains. Social based-computing is fundamentally changing the way people and businesses interact with the Web and with each other. The Web is becoming the platform of choice for delivering business services, and is being leveraged and marketed as a general purpose computing platform. Finally, all these developments are having a profound impact on the way enterprise information systems are organized, where we are seeing a greater reliance on Web centric architectures, and Web based access to business services.

Web applications rely upon the existence of a whole range of infrastructures, technologies, and tools. Furthermore, they must allow for aesthetical, psychological, and social aspects to deliver solutions that fit into the ubiquitous ecosystem of the Web. Recently, there have been some advances towards re-framing the development - both design and implementation - of Web applications as a disciplined and systematic endeavor. However, the vast majority of existing applications have been developed in an ad-hoc way, leading to problems of maintainability, quality and reliability.

Since Web applications are software artifacts, they can benefit or accumulated knowledge and established practices stemming from several related disciplines such as Software Engineering, Hypermedia, Information Systems and HCI, enabling creation, management and reuse of structures of the information space as well as enhancing the end user experience. In addition, it has its own characteristics that must be addressed, such as a varied user population, very short development turnaround times, diverse runtime environments, accessibility through multiple devices, etc.

Web Engineering addresses these issues and focuses on systematic, disciplined and quantifiable approaches towards the cost-effective development and evolution of high-quality, ubiquitously usable Web-based systems and applications. ICWE2008 seeks contributions - methods, tools and techniques - which address problems found in designing, implementing, using and maintaining Web applications and systems, as well as case studies and experience reports of their successful employment in actual running applications.

Main topics

The topics of interest include, but are not restricted to:

  • Web application development
  • Collaborative Web application development
  • Design models and methods
  • Programming models for Web application development
  • Component-based Web Engineering
  • Web services-based applications
  • Service discovery and choreography
  • Infrastructure and models for service delivery over the Web
  • Rich Internet Applications
  • Web architectures and application frameworks
  • Web centric architectures for enterprise computing
  • Semantic Web Engineering
  • Hypertext models and their application on the Web
  • Reuse and integration
  • Web design patterns and pattern mining
  • Web content management
  • Web personalization
  • Engineering approaches to Semantic Web applications
  • Engineering of Semantic Web services
  • Adaptive Web applications
  • Web quality and Web metrics
  • Web usability and accessibility
  • Testing and evaluation of Web systems and applications
  • Deployment of Web applications
  • Performance modeling, monitoring and evaluation
  • Localization and internationalization of Web applications
  • Social Web applications
  • Mobile Web applications
  • Empirical Web Engineering
  • Mobile Web application development and Device-independent Web delivery
  • Domain-specific approaches for Web-based applications and solutions
  • Web-based Workflows and collaborative Web Applications

Call for Research Papers

Authors of research papers must explain the relationship of their work to the Web Engineering discipline in their submission. Research papers must comprise substantial innovative discussion with respect to the related work and must be well motivated and presented. Paper submissions should be formatted according to IEEE CS Press guidelines using 8.5" x 11", Two-Columns format. You find the formatting instructions at IEEE's Conference Publishing Service (CPS).
Since the proceedings will be published in CD Rom, page limits are no longer significant. While typical papers have used 8 to 10 pages to properly describe their results, submissions of up to 14 pages will be accepted. The length of the papers will not be an evaluation criterion, only the quality of the research and of the text itself.

Call for Industrial Papers

In addition to research papers, ICWE also seeks contributions that foster the interaction between academia and practitioners, especially in industry. With this goal, we also solicit contributions describing innovative implementations, new approaches to fundamental challenges, major technical improvements over current industrial practice, or experiences from usage of web engineering technologies.
Submissions in this category will be organized in speciall sessions, and should challenge the industrial community to articulate the unsolved Web Engineering problems faced by industry. Therefore, submissions are encouraged that expose (and motivate) challenges that the Web Engineering research community should address more aggressively. Industrial contributions are expected to have a first author that comes from the industry or industry consortium.
Papers should not be longer than 7 pages.

Important Dates

  • Submission of papers: February 22, 2008 (23:59 Hawaii Time)
  • Submission of papers EXTENDED DEADLINE: February 29, 2008 (23:59 Hawaii Time)
  • Notification of paper acceptance: April 4, 2008
  • Deadline for camera-ready paper versions: May 2, 2008

Demos, Workshops, Tutorials, and PhD symposium

ICWE2008 will host, next to the regular paper track, a number of other activities and presentations: tutorials, workshops, tool demonstrations, and doctoral consortium presentations.

To assure an optimal allocation in the conference program, the selection of these contributions is handled through a unified process. Please refer to the specific calls for additional details:

Publishing of accepted works

The conference proceedings will be published by IEEE CS Press in CD Rom only format. They will be available through IEEE XPlore digital library, and also freely through the webengineering.org website. Official proceedings will include: research papers, industry papers, PhD consortium papers, and demo and poster contributions.

Workshop papers will be published in a unified volume as a technical report.

ICWE 2008 Program Chairs

Daniel Schwabe, PUC-Rio, Brazil
Francisco Curbera, IBM Research, USA

Paper Submission Instructions

The submission site is now available at http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icwe2008

Workshop papers will be published in a unified volume as a technical report.

Submission to the conference implies the willingness to subscribe to and participate in the event for presenting the submitted work. Final versions of accepted papers must strictly adhere to the IEEE CS Press formatting style guidelines using 8.5" x 11", Two-Columns format and must include a printable final (camera ready) version file and all source files. No changes to such formatting rules are permitted. Authors of accepted papers must also download and sign a copyright form that will be made available on the Web site of the conference.

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