This volume contains the proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies (WEBIST 2010), organized by INSTICC - Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication, in collaboration with the Workflow Management Coalition (WfMC) and ACM SIGMIS. 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 “Web Intelligence”. As in last year, WEBIST is held back-to-back with CSEDU, the conference on Computer Supported Education. WEBIST 2010 received 205 paper submissions from 46 countries in all continents. A double-blind review process was enforced, with the help of 165 experts from the
international program committee, all of them with a Ph.D. in one of the main conference topic areas. After reviewing, only 25 papers were selected to be published and presented as full papers, i.e. completed work (8 pages in proceedings / 30’ oral presentations) and 50 additional papers, describing work-in-progress as short papers for 20’ oral presentation. Furthermore 43 additional papers also will be presented as posters. The full-paper acceptance ratio was 12%, and the total oral paper acceptance ratio was 36%. These ratios denote a high level of quality, which we intend to maintain or reinforce in the next edition of this conference. Besides the proceedings edited by INSTICC, a post-conference book will be compiled with extended versions of its best papers, and published by Springer-Verlag. Appropriate indexing has been arranged for the proceedings of WEBIST 2010 including DBLP, INSPEC, EI (expected) and Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index. Building an interesting and successful program for the 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 additional reviewers for their diligence and expert reviewing. We also wish to include here a word of appreciation for the excellent organization provided by the conference secretariat, from INSTICC, who have smoothly and efficiently prepared the most appropriate environment for a productive meeting and scientific networking. Last but not least, we thank the invited speaker for his invaluable contribution and for taking the time to synthesize and deliver his talk. Looking forward to an inspiring world-class conference and a pleasant stay in Valencia for all delegates, we hope to meet you again next year for the 7th WEBIST, details of which will be shortly made available at http://www.webist.org.
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