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The First International Conference on Building and Exploring Web Based Environments

WEB 2013

January 27 - February 1, 2013 - Seville, Spain

Call for Papers

The Web has changed the way we share knowledge, the way we design distributed services and applications, the way we access large volumes of data, and the way we position ourselves with our peers.

Successful exploitation of web-based concepts by web communities lies on the integration of traditional data management techniques and semantic information into web-based frameworks and systems.

WEB 2013, The First Conference on Building and Exploring Web-based Environments, is the inaugural conference on web-related theoretical and practical aspects, focusing on identifying challenges for building web-based useful services and applications, and for effectively extracting and integrating knowledge from the Web, enterprise data, and social media.

We solicit both academic, research, and industrial contributions. We welcome technical papers presenting research and practical results, position papers addressing the pros and cons of specific proposals, such as those being discussed in the standard fora or in industry consortia, survey papers addressing the key problems and solutions on any of the above topics short papers on work in progress, and panel proposals.

Industrial presentations are not subject to the format and content constraints of regular submissions. We expect short and long presentations that express industrial position and status.

Tutorials on specific related topics and panels on challenging areas are encouraged.

The topics suggested by the conference can be discussed in term of concepts, state of the art, research, standards, implementations, running experiments, applications, and industrial case studies. Authors are invited to submit complete unpublished papers, which are not under review in any other conference or journal in the following, but not limited to, topic areas.

All topics and submission formats are open to both research and industry contributions.

Web architectures
Web engineering
Web applications
Web services and information management

Adaptive social Web
Web communities
Web-based collaboration
Community Q/A on the Web
Web user modeling for e-learning
Web user profile representation
Web user profile evolution
Web user data collection
Web identity management
Web search engine evaluation
Web search and meta-search

Semantic Web Designing and Programming
New semantic web programming paradigms
Visualizing Web data and big data
Programming patterns for semantic search
Metrics for data quality
Platforms, methodologies and tools for semantic web design
Linked data and deep web
Development  of interoperable web applications
Data analysis of semantic web
Mashing up data and processes;
Big data and semantic  representation
New semantic-enabled capabilities and existing IDEs
Provenance of semantic data, processes and services
Web-based database integration
Semantic intelligence on the Web
Linked-data enhanced social learning and Web intelligence
Programming semantic mining and retrieval mechanisms

Social Web mining
Information integration on the Web
Learning via Web
Web accessibility
User profiles on the Web
Mobile Web
Multimedia on the Web

Quality in Web engineering
Security Web data
Semantic Web
Wireless Web
Web graphs
Web-based emergence and self-organization
Text Understanding and Representation
Text Complexity, Readability, and Trust Measurement
Privacy and security
Trust and reputation
Access control
Policies and policy languages

Web Accessibility
Design approaches, techniques,  and tools to support Web accessibility
Best practices for evaluation, testing reviews and repair techniques
Accessibility across the entire system lifecycle
Accessibility within e-organizations: good practices and experiences
Industry and research collaboration, learning from practice, and technology transfer
Mobile Internet-Web Accessibility
Developing user interfaces for different devices
Dealing with different interaction modalities
Web authoring guidelines and tools
Accessibility and other core areas related to the Web user experience
(UX): Usability, Findability, Valuability, Credibility, etc.
Innovations in assistive technologies for the Web
Accessible graphic formats and tools for their creation
Adaptive Web accessibility; Accessibility and information architecture
Universally accessible graphical design approaches
User Profiling
Cognitive and behavioral psychology of end user experiences and scenarios

Services and Applications
Web services
Web wisdom
Web-based notification systems
Web messaging
Web DBs
Web-based database integration
Business intelligence on the Web
Web-based multimedia search and retrieval
Mobile commerce and business services
Linked-data enhanced social learning
Web intelligence
Web (temporal) analytics
Deep Web
Location-aware Web applications



Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions to one of the IARIA Journals.

Publisher: XPS (Xpert Publishing Services)
Archived: ThinkMindTM Digital Library (free access)
Prints available at Curran Associates, Inc.
Articles will be submitted to appropriate indexes.

Important deadlines:

Submission (full paper) September 14 October 1, 2012
Notification November 1 November 3, 2012
Registration November 16 November 20, 2012
Camera ready December 5 December 8, 2012

Only .pdf or .doc files will be accepted for paper submission. All received submissions will be acknowledged via an automated system.

Regular Papers (up to 6-10 page article)

Final author manuscripts will be 8.5" x 11", not exceeding 6 pages; max 4 extra pages allowed at additional cost. The formatting instructions can be found on the Instructions page. Helpful information for paper formatting can be found on the here.

Your paper should also comply with the additional editorial rules.

Once you receive the notification of paper acceptance, you will be provided by the publisher an online author kit with all the steps an author needs to follow to submit the final version. The author kits URL will be included in the letter of acceptance.

We would recommend that you not use too many extra pages, even if you can afford the extra fees. No more than 2 papers per event are recommended, as each paper must be separately registered and paid for. At least one author of each accepted paper must register to ensure that the paper will be included in the conference proceedings.

Work in Progress (short paper up to 4 pages long)

Work-in-progress contributions are welcome. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as work in progress.  Authors should submit a four-page (maximum) text manuscript in IEEE double-column format including the authors' names, affiliations, email contacts. Contributors must follow the conference deadlines, describing early research and novel skeleton ideas in the areas of the conference topics. The work will be published in the conference proceedings.

For more details, see the Work in Progress explanation page

Posters (poster or collection of 6 to 8 slides)

Posters are intended for ongoing research projects, concrete realizations, or industrial applications/projects presentations. Acceptance will be decided based on a 1-2 page abstract and/or 6-8 .pdf slide deck submitted through the conference submission website. The poster may be presented during sessions reserved for posters, or mixed with presentation of articles of similar topic. The slides must have comprehensive comments. One big Poster and/or the associated slides should be used for discussions, once on the conference site.

For more details, see the Posters explanation page.

Ideas (2 page proposal of novel idea)

This category is dedicated to new ideas in their early stage. Contributions might refer to PhD dissertation, testing new approaches, provocative and innovative ideas, out-of-the-box, and out-of-the-book thinking, etc. Acceptance will be decided based on a maximum 2 page submission through the conference submission website. The contributions for Ideas will be presented in special sessions, where more debate is intended. The Idea contribution must be comprehensive, focused, very well supported (details might miss, obviously). A 6-8 slide deck should be used for discussions, once on the conference site.

For more details, see the Ideas explanation page.

Technical marketing/industrial/business/positioning presentations

The conference initiates a series of business, technical marketing, and positioning presentations on the same topics. Speakers must submit a 10-12 slide deck presentations with substantial notes accompanying the slides, in the .ppt format (.pdf-ed). The slide deck will not be published in the conference’s CD Proceedings. Presentations' slide decks will be posted on the IARIA's site. Please send your presentations to


Tutorials provide overviews of current high interest topics. Proposals should be for three hour tutorials. Proposals must contain the title, the summary of the content, and the biography of the presenter(s). The tutorials' slide decks will be posted on the IARIA's site. Please send your proposals to

Panel proposals

The organizers encourage scientists and industry leaders to organize dedicated panels dealing with controversial and challenging topics and paradigms. Panel moderators are asked to identify their guests and manage that their appropriate talk supports timely reach our deadlines. Moderators must specifically submit an official proposal, indicating their background, panelist names, their affiliation, the topic of the panel, as well as short biographies. The panel's slide deck will be posted on the IARIA's site.

For more information,

Workshop proposals

We welcome workshop proposals on issues complementary to the topics of this conference. Your requests should be forwarded to


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