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BEWEB 2010 : International Workshop on Business IntelligencE and the WEB


When Mar 22, 2010 - Mar 22, 2010
Where Lausanne, Switzerland
Submission Deadline Oct 26, 2009
Notification Due Dec 8, 2009
Final Version Due Jan 10, 2010
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Call For Papers

International Workshop on Business IntelligencE and the WEB (BEWEB 2010)

In conjuntion with EDBT/ICDT 2010 Joint Conference
Lausanne, Switzerland, March 22, 2010

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Over the last decade we have been witnessing an increasing use of Business Intelligence (BI) solutions, which allow business people to query, understand, and analyze their business data in order to make better decisions. Traditionally, BI applications allowed business people to acquire useful knowledge from the data of their organization by means of a variety of technologies, such as data warehousing, data mining, business performance management, OLAP, periodical business reports, and the like.

Yet, in the very recent years, a new trend emerged: BI applications no longer limit their analysis to the data inside one company. Increasingly, they also source their data from the outside, i.e., from the Web, and complement company-internal data with value-adding information from the Web (e.g., retail prices of products sold by competitors), in order to provide richer insights into the dynamics of today?s business.

In parallel to the move of data from the Web into BI applications, we are now assisting to the move of BI applications from company-internal information systems to the Web: BI as a service (e.g., hosted BI platforms for small- and medium-size companies) is the target of huge investments and the focus of large research efforts by industry. The idea is that of outsourcing the processing and analysis of large bodies of data and consuming BI from the cloud.

We associate the above dynamics in the BI landscape with the following research challenges:

1. Data from the Web is feeding BI applications:
In the last decade, the amount and complexity of data available on the Web has been growing rapidly. As a consequence, designers of BI applications making use of data from the Web have to deal with several issues. Among the most interesting challenges we find, for instance, the extraction and integration of heterogeneous data sources. But there are many other interesting research challenges that arise in the moment the Web is seen as data repository: how to develop Web warehousing solutions, how to tackle with data quality issues, how to leverage semantic Web technologies, how to employ Web mining, how to do BI with unstructured data (e.g., text) or semi-structured data (e.g., XML), and so on. Also, a recently emerged research challenge is Web Intelligence, which explores the use of Artificial Intelligence in conjunction with or relation to Web technologies. Other interesting topics arise when Web usage data (e.g., logs, data streams, click streams, etc.) are analyzed and used in BI applications, since these data can give support to the development of Web applications, for example to achieve advanced levels of adaptivity in websites.

2. BI applications are moving to the Web:
The move of BI applications from company-internal information systems to applications that are accessible over the Web implies the need for web-specific design competencies. In this context, we strongly believe that (existing and future) Web engineering methodologies and technologies represent a large body of knowledge and expertise that could be very useful in the design of applications that allow decision makers to access BI data and functionalities over the Web. Good Web engineering is also the foundation of the design of real-time BI and business performance management applications, as through the Web applications provide access to data from anywhere, at anytime, and via any media. But BI on the Web also implies a plethora of new research challenges that are specific to the BI context, e.g., using Web mashups and RIA for BI development, usability and accessibility for BI applications, security issues in BI, and so on.

Target audience and topics of interest

BEWEB intends to be an international forum for exchanging ideas on how to leverage the huge amount of data that is available on the Web in BI applications, on how to apply Web engineering methods and techniques to the design of BI applications, and on how to use BI knowledge in the design of Web applications. Papers focused on new domains and new experiences with the connection between BI and the Web are also highly encouraged. The workshop will be a forum for researchers, designers, and users who are related to the combination of these three main topics.

The scope of the workshop includes but is not limited to:

- Web warehousing
- Extraction, transformation, and load of Web data
- Web integration
- Web data quality
- Semantic Web technologies
- Web Mining
- Web Intelligence
- The role of Web 2.0/3.0 in BI
- BI with unstructured data (e.g., text) and semi-structured data (e.g., XML)
- BI for designing adaptive websites
- Web engineering techniques for BI applications (Web mashups, RIA, etc.)
- Real time BI
- Business performance management
- Usability and accessibility for BI applications
- Security issues in BI
- BI as a service

Submission Guidelines

Paper submission will be electronic by using EasyChair. Submitted papers have to be formatted according to the ACM guidelines ( The length of a submission should not exceed 8 pages in ACM double-column format. Papers not conforming to these requirements may be rejected without further consideration.

Publication for BEWEB workshop will be handled together with publications from the main conference. we also intend to negotiate a special issue in a JCR journal for the publication of extended versions of the best contributions to the workshop.

Important Dates

Paper submission: October 26, 2009
Notification to authors: December 8, 2009
Camera-ready papers: January 10, 2010
Workshop: March 22, 2010

Workshop Chairs

Jose-Norberto Maz?n
Dept. of Software and Computing Systems
University of Alicante, Spain

Irene Garrig?s
Dept. of Software and Computing Systems
University of Alicante, Spain

Florian Daniel
Information Engineering and Computer Science Department
University of Trento, Italy

Juan Trujillo
Dept. of Software and Computing Systems
University of Alicante, Spain

Program Committee

Alberto Abell? (Universitat Politecnica de Catalu?a, Spain)
Fabio Casati (University of Trento, Italy)
Malu Castellanos (HP Labs, Palo Alto, USA)
Cecile Favre (University of Lyon, France)
Piero Fraternalli (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
?scar Ferr?ndez (University of Alicante, Spain)
Matteo Golfarelli (University of Bologna, Italy)
Michael Grossniklaus (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
Geert-Jan Houben (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands)
Arantxa Illarramendi (Basque Country University, Spain)
Gerti Kappel (Vienna University of Technology, Austria)
Nora Koch (University of Munich, Germany)
Jens Lechtenb?rger (University of M?nster, Germany)
Themis Palpanas (University of Trento, Italy)
Torben Bach Pedersen (Aalborg University, Denmark)
Stefano Rizzi (University of Bologna, Italy)
Gustavo Rossi (University of La Plata, Argentina)
Wieland Schwinger (Johannes Kepler University, Linz)
Alkis Simitsis (HP Labs, Palo Alto, USA)
Emilio Soler (University of Matanzas ?Camilo Cienfuegos?, Cuba)
Il-Yeol Song (Drexel University, USA)
Riccardo Torlone (Universit? Roma Tre, Italy)
Antonio Vallecillo (University of M?laga, Spain)
Panos Vassiliadis (University of Ioannina, Greece)
Manuel Wimmer (Vienna University of Technology, Austria)
Esteban Zim?nyi (Universit? Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium)
Jos? Jacobo Zubcoff (University of Alicante, Spain)

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