EC-Web 2016

17th International Conference on Electronic Commerce and Web Technologies - EC-Web 2016

Porto, Portugal

September 5 - 8, 2016

Paper submission deadline: 15 April, 2016  -  extended to April 22


Background, Aims and Scope

EC-Web is an international scientific conference series devoted to technology-related aspects of e-Commerce and e-Business. The 17th edition of the conference, EC-Web 2016, will take place in Porto, Portugal in September 2016 and will serve as a forum to bring together researchers and practitioners to present and discuss recent advances in their fields.


  • Search, Comparison and Recommender Systems
  • Preference Representation and reasoning
  • Semantic-based Systems, Ontologies and Linked Data
  • Agent-based Systems, Negotiation and Auctions
  • Social Web and Social Media in E-Commerce
  • Computational Advertising
  • E-commerce Infrastructures and Cloud-based Services
  • Service Modelling and Engineering
  • Business Processes, Web Services and Service-Oriented Architectures
  • E-Business Architectures
  • Emerging Business Models, Software as a Service, Mobile Services
  • Security, Privacy and Trust
  • Case Studies

Papers for the research track should have a length of no more than 12 pages using the Springer LNBIP style.


In order to establish better connections to actual applications of web technologies in E-Commerce, EC-WEB 2016 features an Industrial Track. We are looking for papers describing products or real-world applications of advanced web technologies for E-Commerce. Papers from companies are especially welcome. Authors of papers in the industrial track will have the opportunity to prodvide a demonstration of their technology in the main session of the conference. Papers for the industrial track should have a length of no more than 6 pages using the Springer LNBIP style. Being of a more practical nature, the requirements for evaluation and literature work are much lower for this track. Papers will be evaluated on the innovative nature of the technology/application presented and the real-world impact.

Paper Submission, Selection and Publication

Authors are invited to submit original and unpublished research papers at

Papers for the research track are limited to 12 pages; papers for the industrial track are limited to 6 pages. In both cases, manuscripts must use the Springer LNBIP style sheet: The selection of papers will be based on a peer-review process by selected international experts. Each paper will be peer-reviewed by at least 3 reviewers. The proceedings will be published as post-conference proceedings in the Springer Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing (LNBIP) series. Selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions to the Journal on Data Semantics for a fast track reviewing process.


  • Submission of full papers: April 15, 2016
  • Notification of acceptance: May 20, 2016
  • Camera-ready copies due: after the conference (exact date will be communicated)
  • Conference held: September 5-8, 2016



Conference Program Chairpersons:

  • Derek Bridge, University College Cork, Ireland
  • Heiner Stuckenschmidt, University of Mannheim, Germany


Program Committee:

Bridge, Derek (University College Cork, Ireland)
Burke, Robin (DePaul University)
Chapman, Archie (University of Sydney, Australia)
Chen, Li (Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong)
Cuzzocrea, Alfredo (University of Trieste, Italy)
Dabrowski, Maciej (, Ireland)
De Luca, Ernesto William (FH Potsdam, Germany)
Felfernig, Alexander (Graz University of Technology, Austria, Austria)
García, José María (University of Sevilla, Spain)
Jannach, Dietmar (TU Dortmund, Germany)
Jorge, Alípio Mário (University of Porto, Portugal)
Meusel, Robert (University of Mannheim, Germany, Germany)
Monica, Dragoicea (Politehnica University of Bucharest, Romania)
O'Mahony, Michael (University College Dublin, Ireland)
Parra, Denis (Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Chile)
Paulheim, Heiko (Data and Web Science Group, University of Mannheim, Germany)
Quijano Sanchez, Lara (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain)
Stuckenschmidt, Heiner (University of Mannheim, Germany)
Verstrepen, Koen (University of Antwerp, Belgium)
Vidal, Maria Esther (Universidad Simon Bolivar, Venezuela)
Zanker, Markus (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy)

to be completed.