This book contains the proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies (WEBIST 2014) which was organized and sponsored by the Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication (INSTICC). The conference was technically sponsored by the European Research Center for Information System (ERCIS). The purpose of this Conference was to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested in technological advances and business applications of web-based information systems. WEBIST had five main topic areas, covering different aspects of Web Information Systems, including “Internet Technology”, “Web Interfaces and Applications”, “Society, e-Business, e-Government”, “Web Intelligence” and “Mobile Information Systems”. We believe the proceedings here published demonstrate new and innovative solutions, and highlight technical problems in each field that are challenging and worthwhile. The conference was
also complemented with one special session, namely the Special Session on Business Apps - BA 2014 (chaired by Tim A. Majchrzak ). WEBIST 2014 received 153 paper submissions from 49 countries in all continents. A double-blind review process was enforced, with the help of 214 experts from the international program committee, all of them with a Ph.D. in one of the main conference topic areas. From these paper submissions only 23 papers were selected to be published and presented as full papers, i.e. completed work (12 pages in proceedings / 30’ oral presentations) and 41 additional papers, describing work-in-progress as short papers for 20’ oral presentation. Furthermore 35 short papers will be also presented as posters. The full-paper acceptance ratio was 15,03%, and the total oral paper acceptance ratio was 41,83%. These ratios denote a high level of quality, which we intend to maintain or reinforce in the next edition of this conference. The high quality of the WEBIST 2014 programme is enhanced by four keynote lectures, delivered by experts in their fields, including (alphabetically): Andreas Pfeiffer (Hubject GmbH - joint venture of BMW Group, Bosch, Daimler, EnBW, RWE & Siemens, Germany), Fabien Gandon (INRIA, France), Steven Willmott (3scale, Spain) and Zakaria Maamar (Zayed University, United Arab Emirates). Besides the proceedings edited by SCITEPRESS, a post-conference book will be compiled with extended versions of the conference´s best papers, and published by Springer-Verlag. Appropriate indexing has been arranged for the proceedings of WEBIST 2014 including Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index, INSPEC, DBLP, EI and Scopus. Furthermore, all presented papers will be available at the SCITEPRESS digital library. The best contributions to the conference and the best student submissions were distinguished with awards based on the best combined marks of paper reviewing, as assessed by the Program Committee, and the quality of the presentation, as assessed by session chairs at the conference venue. In conjunction with a set of related conferences, namely SMARTGREENS and CLOSER, WEBIST had a new kind of session, named The European Project Space (EPS). The EPS aimed to provide insights into the research projects that are currently going on in Europe within the fields of web-based information systems, Cloud Computing and Smart Grids and Green IT Systems. This initiative intended to facilitate opportunities for knowledge and technology sharing, and establish the basis for future collaboration networks involving current project partners and interested conference delegates. 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, which has smoothly and efficiently prepared the most appropriate environment for a productive meeting and scientific networking. Last but not least, we thank the invited speakers for their invaluable contribution and for taking the time to synthesize and deliver their talks.
Vol. 1 - 978-989-758-023-9
Vol. 2 - 978-989-758-024-6