C A L L   F O R   P A P E R S

3rd  International Conference on

Electronic Commerce and Web Technologies

EC-WEB 2002

September 2-6, 2002

Aix-en-Provence, France


new deadlines !!



A large number of companies, organizations, and customers are exploiting the opportunities offered by Internet-based electronic commerce solutions and many more are expected to follow. Companies have put their databases and product catalogues on the Web, search engines allow electronic market participants around the globe to locate potential trading partners, and a set of different protocols are established to exchange goods and services by using different business models and following different strategies. There is a diagnostic need for effective tools for information consumers, who must be able to easily locate in the Web interested information from unstructured documents and pictures to structured, record oriented data. The effective and efficient access to the Web information has become a critical research area. This has led to the development of new e-commerce tools and technology, Web data models and query languages, Web site management system, auction and negotiation systems, etc. The management of Web data is receiving a new set of challenges with the advent of XML and other standards. The main objective of this conference is to bring together researchers from different disciplines, developers, and users all interested in electronic commerce and Web technologies and to assess current methodologies and new research directions. Although a natural focus will be on computer science issues, we expressly welcome technical research contributions from economics, business, law, and other relevant disciplines. EC-WEB 2002 is organized by the DEXA Association in parallel with DEXA 02 (13th International Conference on Database and Expert Systems Applications) and DaWaK 02 (4th International Conference on Data Warehousing and Knowledge Discovery).

The major topics of interest include but are not limited to:

Electronic Commerce:

Auction and negotiation technology
Agent-mediated electronic commerce
Business Process Reengineering for electronic commerce
Case studies in electronic commerce
Consumer protection in electronic commerce
Costs and benefit aspects
Cryptographic techniques and applications
Digital goods and products
Electronic commerce application fields
Electronic payment systems and exchange protocols
Formation of supply chains, coalitions, and virtual enterprises
Innovative business models
Intellectual property licensing
Languages for describing goods, services, and contracts
Legal and privacy issues
Network pricing and quality of service
Reputation and trust mechanisms and issues
Security issues and methods
Social, organizational and cross-cultural issues
Standards for electronic commerce

Web Technologies:

Emerging Standards for Web Data (XML, XSL, RDF etc)
Web data models
Web data integration and wrappers
Web query languages
Web query processing and optimization
Storage structures and indexing techniques for Web data
Web warehousing
Knowledge discovery of Web data
Web data mining and analysis
Discovering structures in Web data
Web site management
View maintenance of Web data
Web security
Mobile agents to deal with Web data
Digital libraries and information retrieval
Web caching
Web data visualization
Web Farming




Paper Submission Details

Authors are invited to submit research and application papers, not exceeding 5000 words, representing original, previously unpublished work. All accepted papers will be published in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) by Springer-Verlag (http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html). For paper registration and submission, please click here


Submitted papers will be carefully evaluated based on originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of exposition. All papers will be refereed by three members of the program committee.


Authors are requested to send the abstract of their paper to be received by February 21, 2002. You should submit the file of your paper to be received by February 28, 2002 .


For further inquiries, please contact any of the program chairs,

or the Conference Organisation Office (gabriela@faw.uni-linz.ac.at)





* Submission of abstracts:         February 21, 2002   new: March 2, 2002

* Submission of full papers:    February 28, 2002   new: March 9, 2002

* Notification of acceptance: May 1, 2002

* Camera-ready copies due:    June 1, 2002 new: June 10, 2002


General Chair

Kurt Bauknecht, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Program Chairs

Gerald Quirchmayr, University of South Australia (Gerald.Quirchmayr@unisa.edu.au)
A Min Tjoa, Vienna University of Technology, Austria (

Program Committee
Karl Aberer, EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland
Antonio Badia, University of Louisville, USA
Chaitan Baru, University of California San Diego, USA
Bharat Bhargava, Purdue University, USA
Anjali Bhargava, TRW, USA
Sourav Saha Bhowmick, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Martin Bichler, Vienna University of Economics and BA, Austria
Walter Brenner, University of Essen, Germany
Stephane Bressan, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Wojciech Cellary, The Poznan University of Economics, Poland
Roger Clarke, The Australian National University, Australia
Asuman Dogac, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
Eduardo Fernandez, Florida Atlantic University, USA
Elena Ferrari, University of Milano, Italy
Farshad Fotouhi, Wayne State University, USA
Yongjian, Fu, University of Missouri-Rolla, USA
Chanan Glezer, Ben Gurion University, Beer Sheva, Israel
Rüdiger Grimm, Technical University Ilmenau, Germany
Kamalakar Karlapalem, HKUST, China
Hiroyuki Kitagawa, University of Tsukuba, Japan
Wolfgang Koenig, University of Frankfurt, Germany
Vijay Kumar, University of Missouri-Kansas City, USA
Karl Kurbel, Europe University Frankfurt (Oder), Germany
Winfried Lamersdorf, University of Hamburg, Germany
George Lausen, University of Freiburg, Germany
Alberto Leander, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Juhnyoung Lee, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, USA
Ronald M. Lee, Erasmus University, The Netherlands
Tan Kian Lee, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Qing Li, City University of Hong Kong, Chin
Ee Peng Lim, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Huan Liu, Arizona State University, USA
Heinrich C. Mayr, University of Klagenfurt, Austria
Michael Merz, Ponton GmbH, Germany
Bamshad Mobasher, DePaul University, USA
Mukesh Mohania, Western Michigan University, USA
Gustaf Neumann, Vienna University of Economics and BA, Austria
Wee-Keong Ng, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Rolf Oppliger, eSECURITY Technologies, Switzerland
Stefano Paraboschi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Osacar Pastor, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
Evangelia Pitoura, University of Ionia, Greece
Gerald Quirchmayr, University of South Australia, Australia
Kai Rannenberg, Microsoft Research Cambridge, UK
P. Krishna Reddy, University of Tokyo, Japan
Alexander Roehm, University of Essen, Germany
Elke A. Rudensteiner, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA
Tomas Sabol, University of Technology Kosice, Slovakia
N. L. Sarda, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India
Bernd Schneider, University of Muenster, Germany,
Peter Scheuermann, Northwestern University, USA
Stephanie Teufel, Université de Fribourg, Switzerland
Paul Timmers, European Commission DG XIII, Belgium
A Min Tjoa, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Aphrodite Tsalgatidou, University of Athens, Greece
Krishnamurthy Vidyasankar, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
Hans Weigand, Tilburg University, The Netherlands
Hannes Werthner, University of Trento, Italy
Andrew B. Whinston, University of Texas, USA
Vladimir Zwass, Fairleigh Dickinson University, USA


For inquiries please contact any of the program chairs.