EC-Web 2010 - 3rd Cfp: extended deadlines

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============================ CALL FOR PAPERS ============================

               11th International Conference on
            Electronic Commerce and Web Technologies
                           EC-Web 2010


                        University of Deusto
                           Bilbao, Spain
                    30 August - 3 September 2010



* Extended deadlines

  Submission of abstracts: March 27, 2010 
  Submission of full papers: March 30, 2010

* Keynote speakers 

  Ricardo Baeza-Yates (Yahoo! Research) - "Web Advertising"

We will outline the science and the technology behind web advertising. We
will first review the various forms of web advertising served up by
advertising networks such as Google, MSN and Yahoo!. We will then introduce
the technical challenges and solutions for such problems as: given a users
search query, how do we determine which advertisement(s) to present? Of all
the advertisers who wish to present their ads on a particular query, who
should succeed? The solutions to these problems span fields from text mining
and retrieval, to the theory of auctions and marketplaces. We conclude by
discussing some of the ethical, legal and privacy challenges around the
responsible use of data for web advertising.  

  Tommaso Di Noia and Azzurra Ragone (Polytechnic of Bari, Italy) -
"Electronic Markets, a look behind the curtains: how can semantic
matchmaking and negotiation boost e-commerce?"

In this talk we will present different semantic-based approaches to
matchmaking and negotiation in electronic markets, showing how semantics can
lead to a new generation of EC systems. We will review different solutions
to solve the two problems in the context of search/retrieval, multiattribute
auctions, advertising, just to cite a few, showing the added-value provided
by these techniques in so lively environments. The presentation will range
from strictly semantic-based approaches, to those combining logic languages
with utility theory, to most recent ones relying on Semantic Web
technologies. We will finally show some prototypes, that allow users to
interact with these systems through a very simple and intuitive
user-friendly interface, hiding the underlying technicalities.

EC-Web 2010

After the initial enthusiastic initiatives and investments and the eventual
bubble, Electronic Commerce has changed and evolved in a well established
and founded reality both from a technological point of view and from a
scientific one. Nevertheless, together with its evolution, new challenges
and topics have emerged as well as new questions have raised related to many
aspects of Electronic Commerce.

After the lesson learned during last years and following the successful
edition of EC-Web 2009, for its 11th edition EC-Web will try to provide a
clearer description of the Electronic Commerce universe focusing on some
relevant topics. The main focus is not only on Internet related techniques
and approaches. The aim of EC-Web 2010 is to cover also aspects related to
theoretical foundations of E-Commerce, Business Processes as well as new
approaches exploiting recently emerged technologies and scenarios such as
Semantic Web, Web services, SOA architectures, mobile and ubiquitous
computing, just to cite a few. Due to their central role in any realistic
e-commerce infrastructure security and privacy issues are widely considered,
without excluding legal and regulatory aspects.

We encourage papers that present innovative solutions for classical
E-Commerce issues, such as e-negotiation, recommender systems, secure
payments, as well as for new emerging areas, such as Computational and
Search Advertising, Semantic Web, agent-based E-Commerce, applied Web
Services, applied soft computing, information retrieval and information
filtering techniques in web and/or e-commerce environments.

Although the conference seems naturally focused on computer science issues,
we welcome and encourage research contributions from economics, business
administration, law, sociology and other disciplines. In particular, papers
about web marketing and its non-technical aspects, as well as about social
aspects of e-commerce are encouraged. We also welcome papers reporting about
innovative applications and case studies in the field of E-Commerce 
and/or Web Applications, like, e.g., Electronic Voting and Sponsored web

In order to provide a better categorization and classification of its main
goals, Ec-Web 2010 will be organized as a multi-track conference. Each track
will be organized as a mini-conference with corresponding reference area
chairs. Even though the main focus of the conference concerns the
relationship between E-commerce and emerging technologies, with strong
attention toward semantics aspects, contributions about theoretical issues
as well as cross-track contributions are very welcome.

The topics of interest of the thematic tracks include, but are not limited


* Agent-based Electronic Commerce
    o Matchmaking and Brokering Mechanisms
    o Auctions, Bargaining and Contracting
    o Automated Negotiation and Argumentation-based Negotiation
    o Preference Modelling
    o Interaction Protocols and Mechanism Design
    o Strategic and Tactical Behaviour
    o Market-Oriented Programming
    o Electronic Voting and Coalition Formation
    o Trust, Security and Legal Issues
    o E-Commerce Systems, Integrated Supply Chains, Virtual Organizations
and Commercial Applications
    o Agent Theories, Architectures and Languages

* Service Oriented E-Commerce and Business Processes
    o Business process modeling and analysis
    o SOA for business processes
    o Service-enabled workflow management systems
    o Cloud-assisted services for e-commerce
    o Virtual enterprises, supply chains, coalitions
    o Lightweight service and process composition
    o Process management as a service
    o (Inter-)Enterprise mashups for e-commerce
    o Cross-organizational process support, contracts
    o Compliance governance in distributed processes
    o Quality of Service in distributed business processes
    o Security and trust in distributed business processes
    o SOA- and cloud-based business models
    o Mobile e-commerce services and platforms
    o Online market places and e-service repositories

* Recommender Systems
    o Recommendation algorithms
    o Context-aware recommender systems
    o Recommender systems and social networks
    o Semantic Web technologies for recommender systems
    o Evaluation of recommender systems
    o User Issues in Recommender Systems
    o Serendipity in Recommender Systems
    o Decision theory and preferences
    o Recommender system user interfaces and conversational approaches
    o Explanations in recommender systems
    o Group recommender systems
    o Industrial application of recommendation technology
    o Consumer decision making and consumer buying behavior models
    o Computational advertising
    o Security and privacy
    o Trust in recommender systems

* E-Payment, Security and Trust
    o Security in Mobile and Ubiquitous E-Commerce Applications
    o Infrastructure for Secure Economic Transactions
    o Payment and authentication protocols
    o Micropayments
    o Access Control
    o Privacy-enhancing technologies
    o Information Hiding and Watermarking
    o Reputation and trust systems
    o Security and privacy issues in electronic commerce
    o E-Commerce Dependability
    o Transactions and Contracts
    o Legal and Regulatory Issues
    o Electronic voting


* Francesco Buccafurri - Università Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria
* Giovanni Semeraro - University of Bari "Aldo Moro"


Agent-based Electronic Commerce
* Fernando Lopes - National Research Institute (INETI), Lisbon
* Helder Coelho - University of Lisbon

Service Oriented E-Commerce and Business Process
* Florian Daniel - University of Trento

Recommender Systems
* Marco de Gemmis - University of Bari "Aldo Moro"
* Pasquale Lops - University of Bari "Aldo Moro"

E-Payment, Security and Trust
* Barbara Masucci - University of Salerno


* Agent-based Electronic Commerce

Holger Billhardt - University Rey Juan Carlos, Spain
Miguel Carmona - University of Alcalá, Spain
Helder Coelho - University of Lisbon, Portugal
Edith Elkind - Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 
Alberto Fernández - University Rey Juan Carlos, Spain 
Massimiliano Giacomin - University of Brescia, Italy 
Joris Hulstijn - Vrije University, The Netherlands 
Wojtek Jamroga - University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg 
Sverker Janson - Swedish Institute of Computer Science, Sweden 
Souhila Kaci - Artois University, France 
Paulo Leitão - Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, Portugal 
Fernando Lopes - National Research Institute (LNEG), Portugal 
Paulo Novais - University of Minho, Portugal 
Nir Oren - King's College London, UK 
Gabriella Pigozzi - University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg 
Alberto Sardinha - Lancaster University, UK

* Service Oriented E-Commerce and Business Processes

Cinzia Cappiello - Politecnico di Milano, Italy 
Sven Casteleyn - Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium 
Marco Comuzzi - Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands 
Alfredo Cuzzocrea - Italian National Research Council, Italy 
Paolo Giorgini - University of Trento, Italy 
Chang Heng - Huawei Technologies, Shenzhen, P.R.China 
Heiko Ludwig - IBM TJ Watson Research Center, USA 
Ralph Mietzner - University of Stuttgart, Germany 
Hamid Motahari - HP Labs, Palo Alto, USA 
Emmanuel Pigout - SAP Research, France 
Azzurra Ragone - Politecnico di Bari, Italy 
Florian Rosenberg - CSIRO ICT Centre, Australia 
Michael Weiss - Carleton University, Ottaws, Canada 
Uwe Zdun - Vienna University of Technology, Austria 
Christian Zirpins - Unviersity of Karlsruhe, Germany

* Recommender Systems

Giambattista Amati - Fondazione Ugo Bordoni, Italy 
Sarabjot Singh Anand - University of Warwick, UK 
Liliana Ardissono - University of Torino, Italy 
Giuliano Armano - University of Cagliari, Italy 
Pierpaolo Basile - University of Bari "Aldo Moro", Italy 
Bettina Berendt - KU Leuven, Belgium 
Shlomo Berkovsky - CSIRO, Australia 
Robin Burke, De Paul University, USA 
Ivan Cantador, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain 
Pablo Castells - Ciudad universitaria de Cantoblanco, Spain 
Federica Cena - University of Turin, Italy 
Antonina Dattolo - University of Udine, Italy 
Rosta Farzan - Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA 
Alexander Felfernig - University Klagenfurt, Austria 
Michele Gorgoglione - Polytechnic of Bari, Italy 
Dietmar Jannach - Dortmund University of Technology, Germany 
Robert Jäschke - University of Kassell, Germany 
Alípio Mário Jorge - University of Porto, Portugal 
Alfred Kobsa - University of California, Irvine, USA 
Francisco J Martin - Strands Inc. 
Bhaskar Mehta - Google Inc. 
Alessandro Micarelli - Roma Tre University, Rome, Italy 
Stuart E. Middleton - University of Southampton, UK 
Bamshad Mobasher - De Paul University, USA 
Olfa Nasraoui - University of Louisville, USA 
Cosimo Palmisano - Aizoon srl, Turin, Italy 
Gabriella Pasi - Bicocca University, Milan, Italy 
Roberto Pirrone - University of Palermo, Italy 
Azzurra Ragone -  Polytechnic of Bari, Italy 
Francesco Ricci - Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy 
Shilad Sen - Macalester College, USA 
Carlo Tasso, University of Udine, Italy 
Eloisa Vargiu - University of Cagliari, Italy 
Markus Zanker - University Klagenfurt, Germany 

* E-Payment, Security and Trust

Mikaël Ates - Entr'Ouvert, Free Software Company, France 
Anna Lisa Ferrara - University of Salerno, Italy 
Matthew Green -  Independent Security Evaluators, USA 
Audun Jøsang - University of Oslo, Norway 
Seny Kamara - Microsoft Research, USA 
Gianluca Lax - Università Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria, Italy 
Jose A. Onieva González - Universidad de Malaga, Spain 
George Stephanides - University of Macedonia, Greece 
Allan Tomlinson - University of London, UK


Leo Iaquinta - University of Bari "Aldo Moro"
Cataldo Musto - University of Bari "Aldo Moro"
Fedelucio Narducci - University of Bari "Aldo Moro"


- Submission of abstracts: March 27, 2010
- Submission of full papers: March 30, 2010
- Notification of acceptance: May 15, 2010
- Camera-ready copies due: June 10, 2010


Authors are invited to submit original research contributions in English,
following the LNBIP format 
Duplicate submissions are not allowed and will be rejected. Papers should
not exceed 12 pages (i.e. 12 LNBIP formatted pages). Submitted papers will
be carefully evaluated based on originality, 
significance, technical soundness, and clarity of exposition. All accepted
papers will be published in "Lecture Notes in Business Information
Processing" (LNBIP) by Springer Verlag. At least one author is required to
attend the conference and present the paper. For paper registration,
electronic submission and further information please see and

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