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EC-Web Call for Papers

8th International Conference on
Electronic Commerce and Web Technologies

E C - W e b 2007

Regensburg, Germany

3-7 September 2007

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 companies and organizations work, as well as the way people work and interact.
However, e-commerce and web technology is not mature yet, and numerous technical issues need still to be resolved.
The main objective of the conference is to assess current methodologies and new research directions in the field, by bringing together researchers and practitioners from different disciplines, all interested in developing and/or exploiting electronic commerce and Web technologies.
Although the conference is naturally focused on computer science issues, we welcome and encourage research contributions from economics, business administration, law, and other disciplines. In particular, we foresee two special tracks, one concerning web marketing and its non-technical aspects, one concerning social aspects of e-commerce. EC-Web 2007 is organized by the DEXA Association in parallel with DEXA 2007 (18th 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

Special Track on Web Marketing

A special track focused on non-technical aspects of web marketing. Some topics might be:
- Web Marketing Strategies
- Effectiveness of web marketing strategies
- Correlation between web Marketing Strategies and Web Systems

Special Track on Social Aspects of E-Commerce

A special track focused on the impact of E-Commerce solutions on social aspects and social relationships.
Some topics might be:
- Impact on Day-by-Day work and work relationships
- Impact on Day-by-Day private life and personal relationships

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 January 2007.
For further inquiries, please contact any of the program chairs or the Conference Organisation Office (

Important Dates

* Submission of full papers: February 27, 2007 ----- new deadline: March 15th, 2007
* Notification of acceptance: May 10, 2007
* Camera-ready copies due: June 10, 2007

Program Committee Chairs

Roland Wagner, FAW, University of Linz, Austria (
Giuseppe Psaila, University of Bergamo, Italy (

Program Committee

Marco Aiello, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, The Netherlands
Esma Aïmeur, University of Montreal, CA
Damminda Alahakoon, Monash University, Australia
Sergio Alonso, University of Granada, Spain
Jörn Altmann, Seoul National University, South-Korea and Intl. University of Bruchsal, Germany
Sami Bhiri, DERI, Ireland
Sourav S. Bhowmick, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Enrique Bigné, University of Valencia, Spain
Susanne Boll, University of Oldenburg, Germany
Michelangelo Ceci, University of Basi, Italy
Wojciech Cellary, Poznan University of Economics, Poland
Francisco Chiclana, De Montfort University, UK
Jen-Yao Chung, IBM Watson Research Center, USA
Andrzej Cichocki, Telcordia Technologies, USA
Kajal Claypool, Oracle, USA
Emmanuel Coquery, University Lyon 1, France
Arthur I. Csetenyi, Budapest Corvinus University, Hungary
Alfredo Cuzzocrea, University of Calabria, Italy
Simão Melo de Sousa, University of Beira Interior, Portugal
Radoslav Delina, Technical University of Kosice, Slovakia
Tommaso Di Noia, Politecnico di Bari, Italy
Schahram Dustdar, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Johann Eder, University of Vienna, Austria
Maria Jose Escalona, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain
Torsten Eymann, University of Bayreuth, Germany
Eduardo Fernandez, Florida Atlantic University, USA
Gianluigi Ferrari, University of Pisa, Italy
Elena Ferrari, University of Insubria at Como, Italy
Ludger Fiege, Siemens, Germany
Carlos Flavian, University of Zaragoza, Spain
Farshad Fotouhi, Wayne State University, USA
Eduard Cristóbal Fransi, University of Lleida, Spain
Yongjian Fu, Cleveland State University, USA
Walid Gaaloul, DERI, Ireland
Stephane Gagnon, Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO), Csnada
Jing Gao, University of South Australia, Australia
Peter Geczy, AIST, Japan
Chanan Glezer, Ben Gurion University, Israel
Claude Godart, UNiversity of Nancy & INRIA, France
Mohand-Said Hacid, University Lyon 1, France
G. Harindranath, University of London, UK
Aboul Ella Hassanien, Kuwait University, Kuwait
Josef Herget, University of Chur, Switzerland
Enrique Herrera-Viedma, University of Granada, Spain
Klaus Herrmann, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Charles Hofacker, Florida State University, USA
Yigal Hoffner, IBM Zurich Research Lab., Switzerland
Birgit Hofreiter, University of Vienna, Austria
Christian Huemer, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Michael C. Jaeger, Berlin University of Technology, Germany
Dimka Karastoyanova, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Gregory E. Kersten, Concordia University Montreal, Canada
Hiroyuki Kitagawa, University of Tsukuba, Japan
Jan Klas, University of Economics, Prague, Czech Republic
Gabriele Kotsis, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
Sandeep Krishnamurthy, University of Washington, USA
Alberto Laender, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Deok Gyu Lee, Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute(ETRI), Korea
Juhnyoung Lee, IBM Watson Research Center, USA
Joerg Leukel, University of Hohenheim, Germany
Leszek T. Lilien, Western Michigan University, USA
Ee-Peng Lim, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Huan Liu, Arizona State University, USA
Antonio Gabriel Lopez, University of Granada, Spain
Heiko Ludwig, IBM Watson Research Center, USA
Sanjay Kumar Madria, University of Missouri-Rolla, USA
Koné Mamadou Tadiou, Université Laval, Canada
Mário Marques Freire, University of Beira Interior, Portugal
Luis Martínez Lopez, University of Jaen, Spain
Francisco Mata Mata, University of Jaen, Spain
Massimo Mecella, University of Rome LA SAPIENZA, Italy
Bamshad Mobasher, DePaul University, USA
Mukesh Mohania, IBM India Research Lab, India
Gero Muehl, TU Berlin, Germany
Guenter Mueller, University of Freiburg, Germany
Dirk Neumann, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
Wee-Keong Ng, Nanyang Tech. University, Singapore
Anne-Marie Oostveen, Oxford Internet Institute, UK
Rolf Oppliger, eSECURITY Technologies, Switzerland
Stefano Paraboschi, University of Bergamo, Italy
Jong Hyuk Park, Hanwha S&C Co., Ltd., Korea
Oscar Pastor, Valencia University of Technology, Spain
Vicente Pelechano, Techical University of Valencia, Spain
Günther Pernul, University of Regensburg, Germany
Ilia Petrov, SAP, Germany
Dimitris Plexousakis, University of Crete, Greece
Ivana Podnar Zarko, FER, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Birgit Proell, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
Gerald Quirchmayr, University of Vienna, Austria
Indrakshi Ray, Colorado State University, USA
Werner Retschitzegger, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
Inmaculada Rodríguez-Ardura, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain
Jarogniew Rykowski, Poznan University of Economics, Poland
Tomas Sabol, Technical University of Kosice, Slovakia
Paolo Salvaneschi, University of Bergamo, Italy
Nandlal L. Sarda, Indian Institute of Tech. Bombay, India
Thorsten Scheibler, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Eusebio Scornavacca, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Huseyin Seker, De Montfort University, UK
Martin Smits, Tilburg University, The Netherlands
Steffen Staab, University of Koblenz, Germany
Michael Stroebel, BMW Group, Germany
Junichi Suzuki, University of Massachusetts, Bostonm USA
Roger M. Tagg, University of South Australia, Australia
Kian-Lee Tan, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Samir Tata, Institut National des télécommunications, France
Stephanie Teufel, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
Bartel Van de Walle, Tilburg University, The Netherlands
Willem Jan van den Heuvel, Tilburg University, The Netherlands
Aad van Moorsel, Newcastle University, UK
Krishnamurthy Vidyasankar, Memorial University of Newfounndland, Canada
Emilija Vuksanovic, University of Kragujevac, Serbia
Hans Weigand, Tilburg University, The Netherlands
Matthias Werner, TU Berlin, Germany
Hannes Werthner, Technical University of Vienna, Austria
Janusz Wielki, Opole University of Technology, Poland
Hongji Yang, De Montfort University, UK
Ilya Zaihrayeu, University of Trento, Italy
Olaf Zimmerman, IBM Zurich, Switzerland

Conference Organization Office

Gabriela Wagner, DEXA Association, Austria (