Last Call for Papers EC-Web 2015

Special Tracks at the

16th International Conference on Electronic Commerce and Web 
Technologies - EC-Web 2015
Valencia, Spain
September 1 - 2, 2015

*New Deadline (Papers and Extended Abstracts): June 1st*

Background, Aims and Scope

EC-Web is an international scientific conference series devoted to 
technology related aspects of e-Commerce and e-Business. The 16th 
edition of the conference, EC-Web 2015, will take place in Valencia, 
Spain in September 2015 and will serve as a forum to bring together 
researchers and practitioners to present and discuss recent advances in 
their fields. We solicit original scientific contributions in the 
following areas:

     Search, Comparison and Recommender Systems
     Preference representation and reasoning
     Semantic-based Systems, Ontologies and Linked Data
     Agent-based Systems, Negotiation and Auctions
     Social Web and Social Media in E-Commerce
     Computational Advertising
     E-commerce Infrastructures and Cloud-based Services
     Service modellin and engineering
     Business Processes, Web Services and Service-Oriented Architectures
     E-Business Architectures
     Emerging Business Models, Software as a Service, Mobile Services
     Security, Privacy and Trust
     Case Studies

Special Tracks:

T1) Search, Comparison and Recommender Systems (Track chair: Tommaso Di 
Noia, Politecnico di Bari, Italy)

In the Web era, resource retrieval techniques play a fundamental role in 
helping the users to deal with the issues related to information 
overload. Today's search engines as well as matchmaking systems are no 
more working solely on pure text/keyword analysis. Their results are 
computed and enriched by putting together, e.g., link-based data, user 
preferences as well as information encoded in the so called knowledge 
graphs. The same happens for personalized information filtering systems, 
such as recommender systems, where pure collaborative and content-based 
approaches are hybridized with each other, combined and fed by many 
different and diverse data sources in order to improve not only the 
accuracy of the results but also their novelty, diversity, and serendipity.

T2) Linked Data and Semantic Web (Track chair: Asunción Gómez Pérez, UPM 
Madrid, Spain)

Semantic Web Technologies, in particular data markup standards provide 
an established means for publishing and partially exchanging structured 
data on the web. Large numbers of websites have started to markup their 
content using standards such as Microdata, Microformats, and RDFa 
allowing search engines like Google, Bing, and Yahoo! use the markup to 
improve their search results. MeanwhileAt the same time, this is widely 
used in the e-commerce area where structured product offers descriptions 
are published online and sometimes even linked to general purpose 
schemas such as and or product classifications such as 
eClass. Theis special track ius concerned with methods, tools, and 
analyseis covering the life-cycle of structured descriptions for 
e-commerce on the web including their creation, maintenance, integration 
and use.

T3) Service Modelling and Engineering (Track chair: Jorge Cardoso, 
University of Coimbra, Portugal) Service-oriented systems are becoming 
pervasive in business. Cloud services, Web APIs, and process models are 
examples of building blocks, which can be assembled combined to 
implement service systems. While previous past approaches often relied 
on SOA patterns to architect systems, we can nowadays observe an 
increased there is the need now to provide theories, techniques, and 
tools to support service engineering in order to be able to to develop 
superior more effective and efficient services. This track will present 
focuses on current research on in the fields of service modeling (e.g., 
SLA, pricing models, legal terms, standardization efforts, process 
models), service analytics (e.g., capacity planning, metered usage, 
service compliance, performance optimization, reliability prediction), 
and frameworks to compose services (e.g., Cloud BPM and end-to-end 

T4) Social Web and E-Commerce (Track chair: Conor Hayes, DERI, Ireland)

The sSocial wWeb has become an important platform for activities 
connected to online e-commerce on the web. Social networks, review sites 
and blogs have become important places to market products and analyze 
their reception by lareger groups of customers. Thus, methods for 
creating and analyzing user behaviour and interaction on the sSocial 
wWeb becomes more and more increasingly important. Topics of interest in 
this context special track include targeted advertisement, opinion 
mining and sentiment analysis as well as trust and reputation mechanisms 
in social online social networks and their impact on user behaviour.

T5) Agents-based E-Commerce Systems (Track chair: Terry R. Payne, 
University of Liverpool, UK)

The use of personal agents in e-Ccommerce settings comes with many 
advantages as it enables customers to monitor offers and place purchase 
orders or bids without having to be online constantly. In particular in 
setting s with multiple buyers and sellers, the agent-metaphor provides 
an adequate model to provide automatic support for market participants. 
This special trakckc is concerned with the use of multi-agent technology 
in e-commerce and the topics include: agent architectures, communication 
protocols, and negotiation mechanisms for performing e-commerce business 
transactions on the web. We are interested in theoretical papers as well 
as in reports on practical implementations of agent-based e-commerce 
systems .on the web.

T6) Open Track

This track is open to submission concerning any topic related to the 
intersection of e-commerce and web technology not covered by any of the 
above mentioned tracks. Depending on the topic of the paper and the 
availability of reviewers, the pProgramm chairs will take the freedom to 
forward assign papers to a special track if in case it fits there.

T7) PhD Track

In this track we especially encourage submissions on early results by 
first and second year PhD students. The papers should present the PhD 
topic project outline of the candidate including and cover the Problem 
Statement, the State of the Art, and Pplanned cContribution as well as 
information on first results achieved. Reviewers will be instructed to 
treat evaluate these papers different thant full research papers and 
provide as much constructive feedback as much as possible. The first 
author of papers submitted to this track has to be a PhD Student.
Paper Submission, Selection and Publication

Authors are invited to submit original and unpublished research papers 

The manuscripts are limited to 12 pages using the Springer LNBIP style 

Authors may also submit extended abstracts of full papers with a length 
of 4-6 pages. Authors of accepted extended abstracts will be asked to 
provide full papers for final review and inclusion in the proceedings in 
autumn 2015

The selection of papers will be based on a peer-review process by 
selected international experts. Each paper will be peer-reviewed by at 
least 3 reviewers. The proceedings will be published as post-conference 
proceedings in the Springer Lecture Notes in Business Information 
Processing (LNBIP) series.
Selected papers will get the opportunity to submit to a fast track 
review process in teh Journal on Data Semantics.


     Submission of full papers: June 1st, 2015
     Notification of acceptance: July 15th, 2015
     Camera-ready copies due: tba.

Conference Program Chairpersons:

     Heiner Stuckenschmidt, University of Mannheim, Germany
     Dietmar Jannach, TU Dortmund, Germany

Senior Program Committee

     Jorge Cardoso, University of Coimbra, Portugal
     Tommaso Di Noia, Politecnico di Bari, Italy
     Asuncion Gomez-Perez, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
     Conor Hayes, DERI, Ireland
     Terry R. Payne, University of Liverpool, UK

Program Committee:
Ardissono, Liliana (University of Torino, Italy, Italy)
Bae, Joonsoo (Chonbuk National Universiry, Korea, Rep.)
Basile, Pierpaolo (University of Bari Aldo Moro, Italy)
Bellogín, Alejandro (Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain)
Breslin, John (National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland)
Bridge, Derek (University College Cork, Ireland)
Burke, Robin (De Paul University, USA, United States)
Camarinha-Matos, Luis M. (Universidade Nova de Lisboa + Uninova, Portugal)
Cardoso, Jorge (University of Coimbra, Portugal)
Cena, Federica (University of Turin, Italy, Italy)
Cremonesi, Paolo (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
Dabrowski, Maciej (, Ireland)
de Gemmis, Marco (University of Bari, Aldo Moro , Italy)
De Luca, Ernesto William (FH Potsdam, Germany)
Di Noia, Tommaso (Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy)
Felfernig, Alexander (Graz University of Technology, Austria, Austria)
Ferreira, Catarina (University of Lyon, France)
Filipe, Araujo (University of Coimbra, Portugal)
García, José María (University of Sevilla, Spain)
Gasparetti, Fabio (Roma Tre University, Italy, Italy)
Gomadam, Karthik (Accenture Technology Labs)
Gómez-Pérez, Asunción (Univ. Politécnica de Madrid, Spain)
Hayes, Conor (Insight at NUI Galway, Ireland)
Heitmann, Benjamin (INSIGHT@NUI Galway, Ireland)
Jae-Yoon, Jung (Kyung Hee University)
Jannach, Dietmar (TU Dortmund, Germany)
Kumar, Akhil (Penn State University)
Manfred, Reichert (Ulm University, Germany)
Margaria, Tiziana (University Potsdam, Germany)
Mendling, Jan (Vienna University of Technology, Austria)
Middleton, Stuart E. (University of Southampton, UK, United Kingdom)
Missier, Paolo (Newcastle University, United Kingdom)
Monica, Dragoicea (Politehnica University of Bucharest)
Musto, Cataldo (University of Bari Aldo Moro, Italy)
Narducci, Fedelucio (University of Milano Bicocca, Italy)
Ostuni, Vito Claudio (Mandora Media, Inc., United States)
Panniello, Umberto (Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy)
Passant, Alexander (, Ireland)
Payne, Terry R. (University of Liverpool, United Kingdom)
Pinto, Alexandre Miguel (University of Coimbra, Portugal)
Ricci, Francesco (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy, Italy)
Rowe, Matthew (University of Lancaster, United Kingdom)
Sebastian, Götz (Technische Universität Dresden, Germany)
Semeraro, Giovanni (Univeristy of Bari "Aldo Moro", Italy, Italy)
Spillner, Josef (TU Dresden, Germany)
Stefan, Jablonski (University of Bayreuth, Germany)
Stuckenschmidt, Heiner (University of Mannheim, Germany)
Telang, Pankaj (Cisco Systems, United States)
Vagan, Terziyan (University of Jyväskylä, Finland)
Vidal, Maria Esther (Universidad Simon Bolivar, Venezuela)
Vieira, Marco (University of Coimbra, Portugal)
Vitvar, Tomas (Oracle, Czech Republic)
Zanker, Markus (Alpen-Adria Universität Klagenfurt, Austria)

Prof. Dr. Heiner Stuckenschmidt
Data- and Web Science Research Group
University of Mannheim
B6, 26 68159 Mannheim
Tel.: +49 621 181 2530

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