This volume contains the proceedings of the Second International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies (WEBIST 2006), organized by the Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication (INSTICC) in collaboration with OMG (Object Management Group), hosted by the Business School of Setúbal and sponsored by the Setúbal Polytechnic Institute. The purpose of this Conference is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested in the technological advances and business applications of web-based information systems. It has four main topic areas, covering different aspects of Web Information Systems, including Internet Technology, Web Interfaces and Applications, Society, e-Business, e-Government and e-Learning. WEBIST 2006 received 218 paper submissions from more than 40 countries in all continents. After a double-blind review process, with the help of more than 120 Ph.D. experts from the international program committee,
33 papers were selected to be published and presented as full papers, i.e. completed work (8 pages in proceedings / 30’ oral presentations), 76 additional papers, describing work-in-progress, were accepted as short paper for 15’ oral presentation, and 69 papers for poster presentation. The “full-paper” acceptance ratio was 16%, and the total oral paper acceptance ratio was 50%. One of the interesting things about WEBIST is the existence of a panel with all the keynote speakers and a large number of keynote lectures, specifically five. These keynote lectures, presented by internationally recognized researchers, experts in different knowledge areas, have definitely contributed to increase the overall quality of the Conference. The program for this conference required the dedicated effort of many people. Firstly, we must thank the authors, whose research and development efforts are recorded here. Secondly, we thank the members of the program committee and the additional reviewers for their diligence and expert reviewing. Last but not least, we thank the invited speakers for their invaluable contribution and for taking the time to synthesize and prepare their talks. We wish you all an exciting conference and an unforgettable stay in the lovely city of Setúbal. We hope to meet you again next year for the 3rd WEBIST, in Barcelona (Spain), details of which will be shortly made available at http://www.webist.org.
Vol. 1 - 978-972-8865-46-7
Vol. 2 - 978-972-8865-47-4