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EC-Web Call for Papers

7th International Conference on
Electronic Commerce and Web Technologies
EC-Web 2006

Krakow, Poland, 5 - 8 September 2006

A large number of organizations are exploiting the opportunities offered by Internet-based technologies for electronic commerce and electronic business. Companies sell and purchase via the Internet, search engines and directories allow electronic market participants around the globe to locate potential trading partners, and a set of protocols and standards has been established to exchange goods and services via the Internet. The Internet is changing the way how companies and organizations are working, and the amount of innovation and change seems to accelerate. However, numerous technical issues need still to be resolved. The main objective of this conference is to bring together researchers and practitioners from different disciplines, 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 welcome research contributions from economics, business administration, law, and other disciplines. EC-Web 2006 is organized by the DEXA Association in parallel with DEXA 2006 (17th Int. Conference on Database and Expert Systems Applications).

Suggested Topics

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

* Ontologies and Languages in EC
- Description of Goods, Products, Services, and Contracts
- Product Specification Standardisation

* Business Process Aspects
- Business Process Modeling, Integration, and Monitoring
- Transaction and Workflow Management
- Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)
- Enterprise Application Integration
- Interorganizational Systems
- Decision Support and Optimization in EC
- Marketing and advertising Technologies
- Strategic and International Issues in EC

* Supply Chain Management and Collaborative Commerce
- Formation of Supply Chains, Coalitions, Virtual Enterprises
- Supplier Relationship Management
- Enterprise Resource Planning

* E-Negotiation and Agent Mediated Systems
- Auction Mechanisms
- Bidding and Negotiation Technology

* Data and Knowledge Engineering in EC
- Information Retrieval and Web Search Techniques
- Information Integration and Mediation
- Data Mining and Data Warehouse, Knowledge Discovery
- Web Data Visualization
- Multimedia Data Issues, Stream Processing
- Rule Languages and Rule Based Systems

* Recommender Systems
- Collaborative Filtering
- Web Personalization
- Intelligent User Interfaces

* Mobile and Pervasive Commerce in EC
- Ubiquitous / Context-Aware Services
- Location Based Services

* Quality Aspects in EC
- Quality of Service: Performance, Security, Reliabilty, etc.
- Web Data Quality Aspects
- Usability Issues

* Customer Aspects in EC
- Customer Modeling
- Customer Relationship Management
- Web Site Monitoring, Customer Behavior, Web Usage Mining

* E-Payment, Security and Trust
- Pricing and Metering of On-Demand Services
- Electronic Contracting
- Intellectual Property Rights, Legal and Privacy Issues

* EC Infrastructure and Basic Technologies
- Web Services Computing
- P2P-Computing
- Grid Computing

* Applications and Case Studies in EC

Paper Submission Details

Authors are invited to submit original research contributions in English, following the LNCS format
( Duplicate submissions are not allowed and will be rejected (see for details on this policy.) Papers should not exceed 10 pages (i.e. 10 LNCS formatted pages). Submitted papers will be carefully evaluated based on originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of exposition. All accepted papers will be published in "Lecture Notes in Computer Science" (LNCS) by Springer Verlag. At least one author is required to attend the conference and present the paper. For paper registration and electronic submission please see, starting in December 2005. For further inquiries, please contact any of the program chairs or the Conference Organisation Office (

Important Dates

* Submission of abstracts: February 21, 2006 ==>> extended deadline February 28, 2006
* Submission of full papers: February 28, 2006 ==>> extended deadline March 7, 2006
* Notification of acceptance: May 10, 2006
* Camera-ready copies due: June 10, 2006

Call for panel proposal

This track intends to enhance the debate on short-term and long-term developments. Panels examining
innovative issues of interest are solicited. But we also encourage to submit critical and provocative contributions.
Panel proposals should provide sufficient information to judge the importance, quality, and benefits for
the research community. Ideally, panels should last 1,5 hour. Proposals should provide the following information
on 1-2 pages:
* Title of the proposed panel
* Names and full addresses, including contact details, of the panel moderator / organizer.
* A brief description of the panel’s topic and goals, its relevance to EC-Web and significance for the research field.
* Names, addresses, and home page links of people who have agreed to be part of the panel. This list should preferably include people from at least three different sites.
* A brief description of the moderator’s experience and background in the topic, including links to his web pages.

For submission dates, electronic submission and registration, please refer to the information given for paper submission. Make sure, that your uploaded document includes an annotation "Panel Proposal".

General Chair

Kurt Bauknecht, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Program Chairs

Birgit Pröll, FAW, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria (
Hannes Werthner, Technical University of Vienna, Austria (

Program Committee

Marco Aiello, University of Trento, Italy
Sourav S. Bhowmick, Nanyang Tech. University, Singapore
Martin Bichler, Technical University Munich, Germany
Susanne Boll, University of Oldenburg, Germany
Stephane Bressan, Nat. University of Singapore, Singapore
Tanya Castleman, Deakin University, Australia
Wojciech Cellary, Poznan University of Economics, Poland
Jen-Yao Chung, IBM Watson Research Center, USA
Alfredo Cuzzocrea, University of Calabria, Italy
Eduardo Fernandez, Florida Atlantic Univ., USA
Elena Ferrari, University of Insubria at Como, Italy
Farshad Fotouhi, Wayne State University, USA
Karl Froeschl, Electronic Commerce Center, Austria
Yongjian Fu, Cleveland State University, USA
Stephane Gagnon, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA
Fausto Giunchiglia, University of Trento, Italy
Chanan Glezer, Ben Gurion University, Israel
Thomas Hess, LMU Munich, Germany
Yigal Hoffner, IBM Zurich Research Lab., Switzerland
Christian Huemer, University of Vienna, Austria
Gregory E. Kersten, Concordia University Montreal, Canada
Hiroyuki Kitagawa, University of Tsukuba, Japan
Gabriele Kotsis, Johannes Kepler Univ. Linz, Austria
Alberto Laender, Federal Univ. of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Juhnyoung Lee, IBM Watson Research Center, USA
Leszek T. Lilien, Western Michigan University, USA
Ee-Peng Lim, Nanyang Technological Univ., Singapore
Huan Liu, Arizona State University, USA
Heiko Ludwig, IBM Watson Research Center, USA
Sanjay Kumar Madria, Univ. of Missouri-Rolla, USA
Bamshad Mobasher, DePaul University, USA
Natwar Modani, IBM India Research Lab, India
Mukesh Mohania, IBM India Research Lab, India
Guenter Mueller University of Freiburg, Germany
Dirk Neumann, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
Gustaf Neumann, Vienna Univ. of Econ. and BA, Austria
Wee-Keong Ng, Nanyang Tech. University, Singapore
Rolf Oppliger, eSECURITY Technologies, Switzerland
Oscar Pastor, Valencia University of Technology, Spain
Günther Pernul, University of Regensburg, Germany
Evangelia Pitoura, University of Ioannina, Greece
Ivana Podnar, EPFL, Switzerland
Giuseppe Psaila, University of Bergamo, Italy
Gerald Quirchmayr, University of Vienna, Austria
Indrakshi Ray, Colorado State University, USA
Werner Retschitzegger, Joh. Kepler Univ. Linz, Austria
Tomas Sabol, Technical University of Kosice, Slovakia
Nandlal L. Sarda, Indian Institute of Tech. Bombay, India
Steffen Staab, University of Koblenz, Germany
Michael Stroebel, BMW Group, Germany
Roger M. Tagg, University of South Australia, Australia
Kian-Lee Tan, National Univ. of Singapore, Singapore
Stephanie Teufel, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
Bruce H. Thomas, University of South Australia, Australia
A Min Tjoa, Technical University of Vienna, Austria
Aphrodite Tsalgatidou, University of Athens, Greece
Krishnamurthy Vidyasankar, Univ. Newfoundland, Canada
Hans Weigand, Tilburg University, The Netherlands
Christof Weinhardt, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
Janusz Wielki, Technical University of Opole, Poland

Conference Organization Office

Gabriela Wagner, FAW, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria (