Preliminary Call for Papers - EC-Web '13

14th International Conference on Electronic Commerce and Web Technologies - EC-Web 2013

Prague, Czech Republic
August 26 - 30, 2013

EC-Web 2013 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

Recommender & Business Intelligence

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 decision making and consumer buying behavior models
  • Computational advertising
  • Reputation and Trust in recommender systems
  • Context-aware recommender systems
  • Recommender systems and social networks
  • Diversification of recommendations and Serendipity
  • Recommender system user interfaces and conversational approaches
  • Explanations in recommender systems
  • Evaluation of recommender systems

Semantic e-business

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
  • Semantic reasoning about business data
  • Information extraction for business applications
  • 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

Paper Submission Details

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 format at: Electronic submission of manuscripts (in PDF) is required. The on-line submission system will be available early 2013 @ Submitted papers will be peer-reviewed by at least 3 reviewers. Papers are evaluated according to originality, significance, technical soundness and clarity of explosion. 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.


  • Submission of full papers: March 31, 2013 ---> April 14th !!!
  • Notification of acceptance: May 15, 2013 ---> May 22nd !!!
  • Camera-ready copies due: June 10, 2013
  • Conference Program: August 26-30, 2013

Conference Program Chairpersons:

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

Steering Chair:

  • Fernando Lopes, National Research Institute, Portugal

Publicity Chair:

  • Cataldo Musto, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Italy

Program Committee:

Liliana Ardissono, University of Torino, Italy
Pierpaolo Basile, University of Bari Aldo Moro
Alejandro Bellogín, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
Shlomo Berkovsky, NICTA
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
Iván Cantador, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain
Cinzia Cappiello, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Sven Casteleyn, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia
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 and University of Calabria
Florian Daniel, University of Trento - DISI
Antonina Dattolo, University of Udine, Italy
Marco de Gemmis, University of Bari, Aldo Moro
Ernesto William De Luca, FH Potsdam
Tommaso Di Noia, Polytechnic University of Bari
Alexander Felfernig, Graz University of Technology, 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
Birgit Hofreiter, TU Vienna
Leo Iaquinta, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Dietmar Jannach, TU Dortmund, Germany
Alípio Mário Jorge, University of Porto
Bart Knijnenburg, University of California, Irvine
Joerg Leukel, University of Hohenheim
Philipp Liegl, TU Vienna
Fernando Lopes , LNEG - National Research Institute
Andre Ludwig, University of Leipzig
Heiko Ludwig, IBM Almaden Research Center, USA
Andrea Maurino, Università di Milano Bicocca, Italy
Stuart E. Middleton, University of Southampton, UK
Cataldo Musto, University of Bari Aldo Moro
Fedelucio Narducci, University of Milano Bicocca
Alex Norta, Independent
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
Jiao Tao, Oracle
Eloisa Vargiu, Barcelona Digital, Spain
Andreas Wombacher, University Twente
Jih-Shyr Yih, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center
Markus Zanker, University Klagenfurt
Marco Zapletal, TU Vienna
Uwe Zdun, University of Vienna
Yong Zheng, DePaul University, Chicago