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Workshops at the 10th International Conference on Web Engineering (ICWE 2010) offer an opportunity for highly interactive sessions, which include in-depth, topical presentations and discussions of emerging research challenges. The workshops will be held from July 5 - 6, 2010, previously to the main conference taking place from July 7 - 9, 2010, both at the main building of the Vienna University of Technology, Austria.

All submitted papers (up to 12 pages) must be formatted according to the Springer LNCS format. All accepted papers will be made available at the respective workshops and will be printed as Springer LNCS post-proceedings after the workshops. Each published paper requires at least one full registration to the workshop.

Additional information can be found on the workshop Web sites.

List of workshops:

Important dates

  • Submission deadline: April 21, 2010 (23:59 Hawaii Time) check the individual workshop Web sites for deadline extensions
  • Notification of acceptance: May 21, 2010
  • Camera-ready version: June 7, 2010

6th Model-Driven Web Engineering Workshop (MDWE 2010)

Workshop Organizers: Gustavo Rossi, Nora Koch, Geert-Jan Houben, and Antonio Vallecillo

Web Engineering is a specific domain in which Model-Driven Engineering (MDE) can be successfully applied. Existing model-based Web Engineering approaches already provide excellent methods and tools for the design and development of most kinds of Web applications. They address different concerns using separate models (navigation, presentation, workflows, etc.) and come with model compilers that produce most of the application's Web pages and logic based on these models. However, most of these Web engineering proposals do not fully exploit all the potential benefits of MDE, such as complete platform independence, meta-modeling, and model transformations.

In addition, there is a trend towards the incorporation of emerging technologies like Rich Internet Applications, Mashups, Semantic Web and (Semantic) Web Rule Languages, which aim at fostering application interoperability, especially within the scope of the Web 2.0 and its related technologies and richer applications. These current trends involve new challenges both to the modeling and model-driven development domains. However, the effective integration of all these new techniques with the already existing model-based Web Engineering approaches is still unresolved.

The aim of this workshop is to provide a forum to discuss the state-of-the-art in Model-Driven Web Engineering (MDWE), where researchers and practitioners will meet to outline a roadmap that addresses the key challenges in this area. Accordingly, we invite original, high-quality submissions for the 2010 edition of the Model-Driven Web Engineering Workshop addressing relevant topics and presenting on-going work, novel ideas, applicable tools and innovative results.


1st International Workshop on Quality in Web Engineering (QWE 2010)

Workshop Organizers: Silvia Abrahão, Cristina Cachero, Cinzia Cappiello, and Maristella Matera

The "Quality in Web Engineering" workshop is aimed at bringing together professionals and researchers interested in discussing recent trends and perspectives in the role of quality in Web Engineering. The main purpose will be to assess the effectiveness of existing approaches for evaluating and managing the quality of Web resources (review guidelines, usability models, usability evaluation methods, usability checkers, accessibility verifiers, information quality tools, logging tools, automatic metric capture tools, statistical tools, etc.), with the final objective of allowing participants to discuss and get to know the most innovative and advanced experiences for guaranteeing the quality of Web applications in general, and Web 2.0 applications in particular. Special emphasis will be posed on Web Engineering methods, the way they improve the development process and the quality of final applications, and the way they can be further empowered by taking into account quality principles and by integrating sound quality assessment methods. An issue of particular importance is when and how the different quality characteristics should be integrated into a well-defined Web development process. In this sense, we encourage authors to submit contributions that discuss not only technical and theoretical aspects, but also methodological and practical issues related with quality for Web applications.


2nd International Workshop on Semantic Web Information Management (SWIM 2010)

Workshop Organizers: Roberto De Virgilio, Fausto Giunchiglia, and Letizia Tanca

The Second International Workshop on "Semantic Web Information Management" (SWIM) aims to review the most recent data-centered solutions for the Semantic Web. In particular, the workshop's ambition is to present and analyze techniques for semantic information management, taking advantage of the synergies between the logical basis of the Semantic Web and the logical foundations of conceptual modeling. Indeed, a leitmotif of these research areas is the proposal of models and methods to represent and manage appropriately structured data, permitting it to be easily machine-processable on the Web. The long-standing experience of the information modeling community can provide a significant contribution to the substantial problems arising in semantic data management using technologies such as RDF, RDFS and OWL.

This workshop would cover the emerging area of Semantic Web calling researchers to debate, propose, and elaborate the foundations for a data-modeling approach to these problems, by presenting running research and projects on these topics.


1st International Workshop on Service Web Engineering (SWEng 2010)

Workshop Organizers: Lyndon Nixon, John Domingue, and Barry Norton

In the last years, a thriving research vision has emerged of the Service Web, driven by the continuing trend towards service-oriented architectures (SOA), cloud computing and Web 2.0 APIs, in which Web sites provide programmatic access to their content and functionality. We envision a future Web in which billions of services will be seamlessly found, composed and executed just as how in today's Web we can find and browse billions of documents, enabled by the use of semantic technologies for describing richly the functional and non-functional characteristics of services and enabling systems to automate the requisite mediation and agreement between services.

To achieve such a vision, current software engineering practices need to adapt to the brave new world of Web-based services. Current content and functionality providers need to consider the specific requirements of future service provision on the Web, including how to address new challenges such as the semantic description of services, means for service mediation and negotiation, as well as models and conditions for composition with other services. Every Web user will also be enabled to create and offer services on this Service Web, making lightweight yet robust approaches compulsory.

The goal of this workshop will be to continue a dialogue among researchers, software engineers and future service providers on the challenges and solutions to future service engineering on the Service Web.


1st Workshop on Engineering SOA and the Web (ESW'10)

Workshop Organizers: Uwe Zdun, Schahram Dustdar, and Bruno Crispo

Service-Oriented Architectures (SOA) are nowadays used as the backbone of many Web applications. ESW'10 will focus on the overlap of engineering service-oriented systems and Web applications into a coherent system. The main goals of the workshop are to bring together experts, both from industry and academia, who work on the interdependent context of SOA and Web applications and use engineering methods to make that link. The workshop seeks high quality papers on the following topics (among others): Monitoring of SOAs via the Web, Management of SOAs via the Web, Governance of SOAs via the Web, Integration of SOAs and Web Applications, Web Dashboards for SOAs, Monitoring and Management for Compliance of SOA, Metrics for SOA Management, Security Management in SOA, and Engineering Methods and Approaches for SOAs and Web Applications. The workshop will be a full day interactive workshop with sessions organized to facilitate discussion and interaction among the participants.


2nd International Workshop on Lightweight Composition on the Web (ComposableWeb 2010)

Workshop Organizers: Florian Daniel, Sven Casteleyn, and Geert-Jan Houben

Information integration, application integration and component-based software development have been among the most important research areas for decades. The aim of integration is that of creating new software products by integrating existing components and data, rather than entirely re-doing development from scratch. The last decade in this area has been characterized by a particular focus on web services, the very recent years by the advent of web mashups, a new and user-centric form of integration, and of lightweight composition approaches for the Web. Despite the few years of research in these latter areas, promising results have already been achieved in assisting mashup development, yet the research agenda is still full of exciting challenges.

ComposableWeb aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners that work on mashups and composition on the Web, in order to discuss past, present and especially future of the practice and to address its challenges. The workshop welcomes contributions that shed light on the area from different perspectives and particularly addresses communities like Web Engineering, Service Engineering, Business Process Management, Databases, Semantic Web, and Software Engineering.


1st International Workshop on Enterprise Crowdsourcing (EC 2010)

Workshop Organizers: Claudio Bartolini and Maja Vukovic

Over the past few years the crowdsourcing paradigm has evolved from its humble beginnings as isolated purpose-built initiatives, such as Wikipedia and Elance and Mechanical Turk to a growth industry employing over 2 million knowledge workers, contributing over half a billion dollars to the digital economy. Web 2.0 provides the technological foundations upon which the crowdsourcing paradigm evolves and operates, enabling networked experts to work collaboratively to complete a specific task. Enterprise crowdsourcing poses interesting challenges for both academic and industrial research along the social, legal, and technological dimensions.

In this workshop we would like to challenge researchers and practitioners to think about various aspects of enterprise crowdsourcing. First, to establish technological foundations, what are the interaction models and protocols between the Enterprise and the crowd? Secondly, how is crowdsourcing going to face the challenges in quality assurance, enabling Enterprises to optimally leverage the scalable workforce? Thirdly, what are the novel (Web) applications enabled by Enterprise crowdsourcing?


1st International Workshop on Web-enabled Objects (TouchTheWeb 2010)

Workshop Organizers: Fernando Lyardet and Vicente Pelechano

The vision of the Internet of Things builds upon the use of embedded systems to control devices, tools and appliances. With the addition of novel communications capabilities and identification means such as RFID, systems can now gather information from other sensors, devices and computers on the network, or enable user-oriented customization and operations through short-range communication. When the information gathered by different sensors is shared by means of open Web standards, new services can be defined on top of physical elements. In addition, the new generation of mobile phones enables a true mobile Internet experience. These phones are today's ubiquitous information access tool, and the physical token of our "Digital Me".  These meshes of things and "Digital Me" will become the basis upon which future smart living, working and production places will be created, delivering services directly where they are needed.

The research areas involved are many, including Web Engineering, Ubiquitous Computing, Product Engineering, Distributed Systems, Human Computer Interaction, Economics, Artificial Intelligence, and many more. We look forward in this workshop to bring together different areas of expertise to help us shape a vision of creating living and working surrounded by meshes of web-enabled things. We welcome contributions on technology and concepts required to build and interact with the Internet of things, as well as scenarios, prototypes, and case studies.


1st International Workshop on Web Engineering & Tourism (WEBTOUR 2010)

Workshop Organizers: Hannes Werthner, Christoph Grün, Birgit Pröll and Arno Scharl

The Internet has become a cornerstone of the tourism & travel industry and created an online travel market that facilitates tourists to search for information and book their trip online. The huge number of travel-related Web sites, however, might lead to daunting information overload. In order to support tourists in decision-making, new methods and technologies are required to deliver highly targeted services to tourists in all phases of the tourist life cycle. Also the supplier side, including destination management and travel organizations, has to keep up with the rapid developments in ICT. For this purpose, they have to use innovative Web mining methods to analyze the market, inter-organizational Web applications/services to exchange information and novel forms of social Web and rich Internet applications to enforce the contact with their customers.

The crucial prerequisite for all these developments are proper Web engineering techniques to allow for a systematic development and maintenance of next generation tourism Web applications. This workshop will consider all the research challenges related to the combined field of Web engineering and tourism.