Call for Papers - EC-Web '12

13th International Conference on Electronic Commerce and Web Technologies - EC-Web 2012

Vienna (Austria)
September 4 - 5, 2012

EC-Web 2012 covers the following list of topics. The bullet list of each topic is not exhaustive, but should demonstrate typical topics of interest

e-Business Architectures:

E-business architectures leverage Web Technologies to implement mission-critical e-business systems. Still there is a need for design principles, methods, and technologies for describing the structure of e-Business systems, its composition of subsystems, and their relationship with the external environment.

  • Enterprise Architecture Design, Modeling, Analysis, Development
  • Business Collaboration Architecture Design, Modeling, Analysis, Development
  • Enterprise Modeling and Application Integration Services, e.g. Enterprise Service Bus
  • Enterprise Architecture Design Principles
  • Architecture Quality Measurements
  • Legacy System Integration
  • Middleware Integration

Recommender Systems:

Recommender and business intelligence systems supporting both the customer side and the providers side in making better business decision is still an challenging issue.

  • Industrial application of recommendation technologies
  • Consumer search, decision making and consumer buying behavior models
  • Computational advertising
  • Reputation and Trust in recommender systems
  • Persuation techniques and recommender systems
  • Context-aware recommender systems
  • Recommender systems and social networks
  • Crowdsourcing and collective intelligence
  • Novelty, diversity and serendipity
  • Recommender system user interfaces and conversational approaches
  • Explanations in recommender systems

Semantic representation of e-business and e-commerce information:

Managing knowledge for the coordination of e-business processes through the systematic application of Semantic Web technologies is the focus of semantic e-business. It builds up on Semantic Web technologies, knowledge management and e-business processes. Challenges address the conceptualization how e-business related knowledge is captured, represented, shared, and processed by humans and intelligent software.

  • Languages, tools and methodologies for representing and managing business data
  • Ontological engineering of business applications
  • Linked Open Data
  • Semantic reasoning about business data
  • Search, query, analysis, and integration of business data

Business Services and Process Management:

Business services focus on the alignment of business and IT allowing smoother business operations and business processes. This also allows for more effective business process management approaches concerning the design, modeling, execution, monitoring and optimization of business process life cycles.

  • Business/IT Alignment
  • Business Service Analysis, Strategy, Design, Development and Deployment
  • Service Identification, Modeling, and Granularity
  • Service Revenue Models
  • Service Engineering/Development Methods
  • Service-oriented Business Modeling
  • Software as a Service, Service as a Software
  • Business process modeling and analysis
  • SOA for business processes
  • Service-enabled workflow management systems

Agent-based E-Commerce:

Agents are computer systems situated in some environment and capable of autonomous action in order to meet their design objectives. Research on agent-based e-commerce has a vigorous tradition. However, new trends and concerns are emerging.

  • Agent Technology for E-Commerce
  • Agents in B2B and B2C E-Commerce
  • Partnership Formation and Brokering Mechanisms
  • Auctions and Automated Negotiation
  • Interaction Protocols and Mechanism Design
  • Argumentation-based Negotiation
  • Coalition Formation and Teams
  • Contracts and Contracting Issues
  • Electronic Voting and Market-Oriented Programming
  • E-Commerce Systems and Commercial Applications
  • E-Supply Chains and Virtual Organizations

E-Business Case Studies:

In constructive research, new prototypes to conduct e-business have emerged over the last couple of years. Although EC-Web focuses on new research ideas, we also welcome case studies that report on applying recent research results in real world environments, such as

  • E-Procurement
  • E-Shops
  • E-Tendering, E-Auctions
  • E-Markets
  • E-Payment
  • Cross-enterprise solutions
  • Cross-border issues
  • Mobile e-Business
  • E-commerce and e-business APPification


  • Christian Huemer, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
  • Pasquale Lops, University of Bari "Aldo Moro", Italy


  • Fernando Lopes, National Research Institute, Portugal


  • Mandatory Abstract Submission: 12 April, 2012
  • Submission Deadline: March 31, 2012 ---- extended to April 19, 2012
  • Notification of acceptance: May 22, 2012 ---- extended to May 24, 2012
  • Camera-Ready copy of accepted papers due: June 15, 2012
  • Conference program: September 3 - 7, 2012


Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research papers that are not being considered in another forum.

Manuscripts will be limited to 12 (Springer LNBIP) pages. Please follow the Springer format guidelines

Electronic submission of manuscripts (in PDF) is required. Please submit your paper using the on-line submission system starting January 2012.

Submitted papers will be peer-reviewed by at least 3 reviewers. Papers are evaluated according to originality, significance, technical soundness and clarity of exposition.

Accepted papers will be published in proceedings of Springer series on “Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing” (LNBIP).

At least one author is required to register and present the paper at the conference.


Sarabjot Singh Anand, University of Warwick, UK
Liliana Ardissono, University of Torino, Italy
Giuliano Armano, University of Cagliari, Italy
Pierpaolo Basile, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Italy
Shlomo Berkovsky, CSIRO, Australia
Marko Boskovic, Research Studios Austria
Francesco Buccafurri, Università degli Studi Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria, Italy
Robin Burke, De Paul University, USA
Maria Laura Caliusco, Universidad Tecnológica Nacional, Argentina
Ivan Cantador, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain
Cinzia Cappiello, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Sven Casteleyn, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia
Pablo Castells, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain
Federica Cena, University of Turin, Italy
Kuo-Ming Chao, University of Coventry
Jen-Yao Chung, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center
Marco Comuzzi, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
Alfredo Cuzzocrea, ICAR-CNR & University of Calabria, Italy
Florian Daniel, University of Trento - DISI
Antonina Dattolo, University of Udine, Italy
Marco de Gemmis, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Italy
Ernesto William De Luca, DAI-Labor, Germany
Tommaso Di Noia, Polytechnic of Bari, Italy
Damiani Ernesto, Universitá degli Studi di Milano
Alexander Felfernig, University Klagenfurt, Austria
Alberto Fernández, University Rey Juan Carlos, Spain
Agata Filipowska, Poznan University of Economics
Fabio Gasparetti, Roma Tre University, Italy
Michele Gorgoglione, Polytechnic of Bari, Italy
Jingzhi Guo, University of Macau
Chang Heng, Huawei Technologies, Shenzhen, P.R.China
Birgit Hofreiter, TU Vienna
Leo Iaquinta, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Italy
Dietmar Jannach, TU Dortmund, Germany
Robert Jäschke, University of Kassel, Germany
Alípio Mário Jorge, University of Porto, Protugal
Alfred Kobsa, University of California, Irvine, USA
Christoph Lattemann, Jacobs University
Joerg Leukel, University of Hohenheim
Philipp Liegl, TU Vienna
Fernando Lopes, LNEG - National Research Institute
Andre Ludwig, University of Leipzig
Heiko Ludwig, IBM TJ Watson Research Center, USA
Andrea Maurino, Università di Milano Bicocca, Italy
Stuart E. Middleton, University of Southampton, UK
Cataldo Musto, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Italy
Fedelucio Narducci, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Italy
Alex Norta, University of Helsinki
Umberto Panniello, Polytechnic of Bari, Italy
Christian Pichler, TU Vienna
Francesco Ricci, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
Juan A. Rodriguez-Aguilar, IIA, CSIC
Szabolcs Rozsnyai, IBM Research
Andreas Schönberger, University of Bamberg
Giovanni Semeraro, "Univeristy of Bari ""Aldo Moro"", Italy"
Jun Shen, University of Wollongong
Yan Tang, VUB STARLab
Eloisa Vargiu, Barcelona Digital, Spain
Laurent Vercouter, Graduate School of engineering, Saint-Étienne, France
Andreas Wombacher, University Twente
Jih-Shyr Yih, IBM Research
Markus Zanker, University Klagenfurt, Austria
Marco Zapletal, TU Vienna
Uwe Zdun, University of Vienna