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ICWE 2014 : 14th International Conference of Web Engineering


Conference Series : International Conference on Web Engineering
When Jul 1, 2014 - Jul 4, 2014
Where Toulouse, France
Abstract Registration Due Feb 14, 2014
Submission Deadline Feb 18, 2014
Notification Due Mar 28, 2014
Final Version Due Apr 7, 2014
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Call For Papers

14th International Conference on Web Engineering
"Engineering the Web for users, developers and the crowd"

Toulouse, France
July 1-4 2014

The International Conference on Web Engineering (ICWE) is an annual international conference on the different aspects of designing, building, maintaining and using Web applications. ICWE aims to bring together researchers and practitioners from various disciplines in academia and industry to tackle the emerging challenges in the engineering of Web applications and in the problems of its associated technologies, as well as the impact of those technologies on society and culture.

We are seeking both research and industrial contributions, in one of the following three categories:
- full research papers: mature, original research contribution ideally accompanied with some type of formal/empirical validation, evidence of use in practice and/or demonstration of scalability (18 pages)
- late breaking results: description of preliminary results and/or ongoing efforts that present new ideas and concepts. (10 pages)
- industrial papers: description of commercial solutions that are highly innovative, discuss trends in the market and/or challenge the community to find solutions to new problems (18 pages)

For submission guidelines and details on call for papers, please visit the conference homepage

Abstract submission: February 14, 2014 (23h59 Hawaii Time)
Full paper submission: February 18, 2014 (23h59 Hawaii Time)
Paper notification: March 28, 2014

ICWE 2014 Tracks
(complete description of tracks & list of topics:

The Modeling and Engineering Web applications track concerns principles, methods, notations, processes, approaches, and tools for supporting the development and evolution of high-quality Web applications in a more effective and efficient way. Model-driven approaches are of particular interest for addressing complexity, scalability, and maintainability of solutions for the development of Web applications, improving communication among participants of the development teams, and supporting the development of innovative tools and process. Furthermore, empirical and comparative studies of applying Web engineering methods and approaches, especially model-driven ones, are of particular interest.

The development and usage of Web applications in different platforms and devices are continuously increasing. Web applications have become the most predominant form of software delivery today, with users and businesses choosing to rent or use software rather than buy it. The success of such applications depends on their capability to satisfy the customer needs. This has led to increased attention on quality models, processes and methods that facilitate understanding, evaluating, and especially improving the overall quality of products, processes and quality in use.

Composition on the Web aims to integrate Web services, Web data sources and Web widgets into other Web services or Web applications. Mashups, and especially mashup tools with their modeling languages and instruments for mashup development, bring significant innovation as they tackle integration across the data, API and user interface layers; they aim at simplicity and ease of use rather than completeness of features and full expressiveness (compared to traditional Web programming languages and tools), but still they allow fairly sophisticated development tasks in a Web browser. Hereby, mashups represent an important and emerging strain of Web applications, with their own set of research challenges and opportunities.

Most Web applications are conceived as interactive systems that aim at communicating with users. Users do not only consume information via the Web, but can also play an active role by contributing content (e.g., Web 2.0), get involved in the development process of Web applications (e.g., agile and user-centered design processes) and even conceive their own components by interacting with specialized tools (e.g., end-user development tools). In this context, there are many user roles involved in the socio-technical environment encompassing the development of Web applications. This track is devoted to the studies on user interface software and technologies that improve the relationship between users and Web applications. We welcome research focussed on improving usability, accessibility, and user experience with Web applications, as well as user-centered design approaches that describe how Web technology and innovative design solutions can help users to better accomplish their tasks over the Web.

Social aspects are an integral part of today’s Web, and the widespread use of the Web to connect, share and tap into collective knowledge provides a wealth of actionable data. The crowd can be deployed in various ways, i.e. the so-called crowdsourcing and human computation applications, and their generated data is valuable for developers, researchers and marketers alike. Successfully tapping into the crowd’s knowledge, and gathering, analyzing, and visualizing complex, heterogeneous social data, and putting it to good use are major current challenges.

The modern Web use is nomadic and across various devices – often simultaneously – and the Web experience should be enjoyable, of high quality and consistent across all devices, regardless of the purpose, place and time of use. Such mobile, cross-device usage forces Web developers to evolve or re-invent their engineering methods and techniques to these new requirements and user demands. Web applications have to be tailored to deal with the constraints imposed by mobile technology such as small screens, low (and sometimes expensive) bandwidth, limited browser capabilities, different usage situations, cross- and multi-device use. Simultaneously, modern mobile devices offer a rich set of sensors, available through current Web browsers, allowing Web pages access to geo-location, NFC, and other sensor data, as well as tracking user identity across devices. Also, he rise of the app as an alternative for Web sites is a concern to be addressed to ensure a future, open Web.

The conference will be held at Toulouse, France Toulouse which is the 3rd university city of France and it hosts one of the oldest in Europe (founded in 1229).

The conference will be host at the University Capitole (Toulouse 1) which ideally located in the city center, nearby all the facilities and just 15 minutes from the Toulouse-Blagnac airport.

General Chair:
- Marco Winckler, University Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France

Program Chairs:
- Sven Casteleyn, Universitat Jaume I, Castellon, Spain
- Gustavo Rossi, Universidad Nacional de la Plata, Argentina

Track Chairs:
- Marco Brambilla, Politecnico di Milano, Italy (modeling & engineering track)
- Manuel Wimmer, Technical University of Vienna, Austria (modeling & engineering track)
- Silvia Abrahão, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain (quality track)
- Filomena Ferrucci, University of Salerno, Italy (quality track)
- Cesare Pautasso, University of Lugano, Switzerland (composition & mashup track)
- Takehiro Tokuda, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan (composition & mashup track)
- Fabio Paternò, University of Pisa, Italy (HCI track)
- Jose Antonio Gallud, Universidad de Castilla La Mancha, España (HCI track)
- Maria Bielikova, University of Technology, Bratislava, Slovakia (social web track)
- Flavius Frasincar, University of Rotterdam, the Netherlands (social web track)
- In-young Ko, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea (mobile web track)
- Niels Olof Bouvin, Aarhus University, Denmark (mobile web track)

Demo and Poster Chairs:
- Michael Nebeling, ETH, Switzerland
- Jordi Cabot, University of Nantes, France

Phd Symposium Chairs:
- Martin Gaedke, Technische Universität Chemnitz, Germany
- Cinzia Cappiello, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Tutorial Chairs:
- Luis Olsina, Universidad National de la Pampa, Argentina
- Oscar Pastor, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain

Workshop Chair:
- Santiago Melia, University of Alicante, Spain

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