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CFP: WISM 2010@ER 2010 - Paper Submission Extended Deadline 20 April 2010

From: Flavius Frasincar <frasincar@ese.eur.nl>
Date: Sun, 11 Apr 2010 18:22:25 +0200
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This is to inform you that the 7th International Workshop on Web 
Information Systems Modeling (WISM 2010), organized in conjunction the 
29th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling (ER 2010) in 
Vancouver, BC, Canada, has extended the deadline for paper submission.

Paper submission extended deadline: April 20, 2010

The workshop proceedings will be published by Springer and the best 
papers will be considered for publication in a special issue on Semantic 
Web Information Systems of the Journal of Web Engineering (JWE) 
(http://www.rintonpress.com/journals/jwe/), which is indexed by ISI.


Important Dates

Paper submission                 20 April 2010
Author notification              16 May 2010
Camera-ready paper submission    16 June 2010
Workshop dates                   1-4 November 2010

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 modeling, WIS design 
methodologies propose models in order to 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 

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 Web Information Systems (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:

* 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
* 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

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 wism2010@ese.eur.nl in PDF format.


Workshop proceedings will be published by Springer in the LNCS series as 
the official ER workshop proceedings. Likely, authors of selected papers 
will be invited to submit significantly extended versions for 
publication in a special issue on Semantic Web Information Systems of 
the Journal of Web Engineering.

Organizing Committee & Workshop Co-chairs

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

Program Committee

Syed Sibte Raza Abidi (Dalhousie University, Canada)
Djamal Benslimane (University of Lyon 1, France)
Sven Casteleyn (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)
Richard Chbeir (Bourgogne University, France)
Philipp Cimiano (University of Bielefeld, Germany)
Roberto De Virgilio (Universita di Roma Tre, Italy)
Oscar Diaz (University of Basque Country, Spain)
Tommaso Di Noia (Technical University of Bari, Italy)
Jose Palazzo Moreira de Oliveira (UFRGS, Brazil)
Flavius Frasincar (Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands)
Martin Gaedke (Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany)
Irene Garrigos (Universidad de Alicante, Spain)
Michael Grossniklaus (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
Hyoil Han (LeMoyne-Owen College, USA)
Geert-Jan Houben (Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands)
Zakaria Maamar (Zayed University, UAE)
Maarten Marx (University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands)
Michael Mrissa (Namur University, Belgium)
Oscar Pastor (Valencia University of Technology, Spain)
Dimitris Plexousakis (University of Crete, Greece)
Hajo Reijers (Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands)
Davide Rossi (University of Bologna, Italy)
Bernhard Thalheim (Christian Albrechts University Kiel, Germany)
Philippe Thiran (Namur University, Belgium)
Christopher Thomas (Wright State University, USA)
A Min Tjoa (Technical University of Vienna, Austria)
Lorna Uden (Staffordshire University, UK)
Erik Wilde (UC Berkeley, USA)

Local Organizer

Peter Barna (TOPIC, the Netherlands)

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