Theme and Topics
Important Dates
Travel Information
Programme Committee

International Workshop on
Web Information Systems Modeling (WISM 2004)

(Held in conjunction with CAISE 2004)

  June 8, 2004
  Riga, Latvia


Theme of the Workshop

    Web Information Systems (WIS) use the Web paradigm (and technologies) to retrieve information from data sources and deliver it to the users. An important task for WIS is to bridge the gap between a collection of heterogeneous and dynamic data sources and a group of users with different preferences using different platforms for accessing the information. The diversity of Web users makes the one-size-fits-all approach not applicable anymore.
    While in the past developing a Web application typically meant ad-hoc programming and a mixture of content and presentation design, the current data-intensive nature of WIS requires a more rigorous development process. Design methodologies providing guidelines for the creation of modern WIS are becoming essential. These methodologies should facilitate different aspects of WIS design such as conceptual design, hypermedia design, presentation design, adaptation design etc. True Web engineering approaches offer designers and programmers a design framework often based on a model-driven approach, specifying the different aspects of the complete application design in terms of different models following the separation of concerns principle.


Goal of the Workshop

    The aim of the workshop is to provide a platform for bringing together researchers, practitioners, designers, and users of WIS to enable a fruitful exchange of ideas in the state-of-the-art of this field.


Topics of Interest

    The workshop topics include but are not limited to:

  • WIS Architectures

  • Semistructured Data in WIS

  • Methodologies for WIS Design

  • Semantic Web Information Systems

  • Data Models in WIS

  • Web Metadata in WIS

  • Query Languages in WIS

  • Integration of WIS

  • Ontologies in WIS

  • Optimization Techniques for WIS

  • Mobile WIS

  • WIS for E-commerce

  • WIS for Education

  • WIS Tools and Languages


Paper Submission

    Prospective workshop participants are invited to submit a paper related to one (or more) of the workshop topics. Papers should not exceed 5000 words in length and should be formatted as close as possible to the Springer LNCS style http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html. They need to be original and not submitted or accepted for publication in any other workshop, conference, or journal. The organizers will oversee a peer-review process for the submitted papers. Papers should be submitted to wism2004@win.tue.nl in PDF format.



    Workshop proceedings will be published in the official CAiSE Workshop proceedings. Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions for publication in the Journal of Web Engineering (JWE) and the International Journal of Web Engineering and Technology (IJWET).


Important Dates

Paper submission

14 March 2004

Author notification

05 April 2004

Camera-ready paper submission

15 April 2004

Workshop dates

08 June 2004


Organizing Committee

Flavius Frasincar

Richard Vdovjak

Geert-Jan Houben

Peter Barna



Information Systems Group
Department of Computer Science
Eindhoven University of Technology
PO Box 513
NL-5600 MB Eindhoven
The Netherlands

Tel: +31402472733
Fax: +31402463992
Email: wism2004@win.tue.nl



Program Committee

Atzeni, Paolo

Universita Roma Tre, Italy

Baresi, Luciano

Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Barrett, Tom

Boeing, USA

Bieber, Michael

New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA

Cachero, Cristina

Universidad de Alicante, Spain

Cannataro, Mario

University "Magna Graecia" of Catanzaro, Italy

De Troyer, Olga

Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

Gaedke, Martin

University of Karlsruhe, Germany

Goble, Carole

Manchester University, England

Lowe, David

University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

Matera, Maristella

Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Pastor, Oscar

Valencia University of Technology, Spain

Uden, Lorna

Staffordshire University, England

Vuorimaa, Petri

Helsinki University of Technology, Finland