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Web Information System Engineering
Eventbrite - Web Information System Engineering 2015 (WISE 2015)

Last update on October 25th, 2015


WISE has established itself as a solid community aiming at high quality research and offering the ground for advancing and progressing efforts in Web information systems addressed topics. Previous WISE conferences were held in Hong Kong, China (2000), Kyoto, Japan (2001), Singapore (2002), Roma, Italy (2003), Brisbane, Australia (2004), New York, USA (2005), Wuhan, China (2006), Nancy, France (2007), Auckland, New Zealand (2008), Poznan, Poland (2009), Hong Kong, China (2010), Sydney, Australia (2011), Paphos, Cyprus (2012), Nanjing, China (2013), and Thessaloniki, Greece (2014). The aim of this 16th edition of the conference series on Web Information Systems Engineering is to provide an international forum for researchers, professionals, and industrial practitioners to share their knowledge in the rapidly growing area of Web technologies, methodologies and applications.

WISE 2015 welcomes all submissions that fall in the domain of Web, information systems, data analytics, and knowledge and data engineering. The decision on acceptance/rejection of workshop proposals will be made on the basis of the overall quality of the proposal, its appeal to a viable fraction of the Web community as well as how it fits in with the conference. Topics of interest include, but are not restricted to:

  • Big Data Techniques and Applications
  • Cloud Computing
  • Deep/Hidden Web
  • Future Internet Architectures and Protocols
  • Human Factors and Social Issues
  • Integration of Web and Internet‐connected Objects
  • Linked Open Data
  • Mobile Web
  • Semantic Web
  • Social Networks Computing
  • Social Web and Applications
  • Social Web models, analysis and mining
  • Visualization for the Web and Rich Web UI
  • Web Agents and Web Intelligence
  • Web‐based Applications (e.g., e‐Commerce, e‐Government, e‐earning, etc.)
  • Web‐based Business Processes and Web Services
  • Web‐based Enterprise Systems
  • Web Big Data Techniques and Mining
  • Web Data Integration and Mashups
  • Web Data Models
  • Web engineering, metrics and performance
  • Web Information Retrieval
  • Web Mining and Web Warehousing
  • Web Privacy Management
  • Web Search and Information Extraction
  • Web Security and Trust Management
  • Web Tools and Languages

Submission Conditions


Papers should be submitted in PDF format. The results described must be unpublished and must not be under review elsewhere. Submissions must conform to Springer's LNCS format and should not exceed 15 pages, including all text, figures, references and appendices. Submissions not conforming to the LNCS format, exceeding 15 pages, or being obviously out of the scope of the conference, will be rejected without review. Information about the Springer LNCS format can be found at . Three to five keywords characterizing the paper should be indicated at the end of the abstract. The type of paper (technical/empirical evaluation/experience/exploratory paper) should be indicated in the submission.

Submissions should be made electronically in PDF format via the Microsoft CMT submission system for the WISE 2015 Conference at .

Accepted papers will be presented at WISE 2015 and published in the conference proceedings, which is published in the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS). Authors elected best papers from the conference will be invited to submit an expanded version for publication in the WWW Journal, Springer.


Submissions should be made by e-mail in PDF format with the subject title "WISE 2015 Workshop Proposal". Workshop proposals should include the following:

  • The title of the workshop
  • The names and addresses of the organizers, and a designated contact person
  • Brief description of the workshop, including abstract, objectives, relevance, and expected outcome
  • Tentative program committee members and speakers etc., if applicable
  • A description of the plans for workshop (e.g., program, keynotes, highlights, etc.)
  • The expected number of attendees and the expected length of the workshop
  • A brief description of past versions of the workshop, if applicable, including dates, organizers, sites, and any other relevant information

Workshop proposals should be e-mailed in plain text or as a PDF to Xingquan Zhu ( and Yicheng Tu ( before April 28, 2015. Each proposal will be reviewed immediately after it is received.


WISE'15 plans to host short and long tutorials. They will be part of the main conference technical program and will be available to the attendees of the technical program free of charge. A tutorial proposal should be formatted in the following sections:

  • Title
  • Abstract (up to 150 words)
  • Overview of the topic covered, including the reasons that the topic is interesting and important to the Web community at large
  • Content details: A bullet list of organization of the tutorial, in the order of presentation with estimated presentation time for each item (no more than one page)
  • Short bios of the presenters including their expertise related to the tutorial (no more than 100 words per presenter)
  • Preferred length of the tutorial: short (1.5-3 hours) or long (3-6 hours). If the tutorial can be configured to both a short one and a long one, indicate which part will be exclusively for the long version
  • A list of up to 20 most important references to be covered in the tutorial
  • (Optional) If the presenters have given similar tutorials before and if the materials for them are available on the web, links to them
  • (Optimal) Any specific audio/video/computer requirements for the tutorial

Proposals should be submitted via email to: The submission deadline is May 20, 2015 (11:00pm PST). Notifications will be made by June 16, 2015.

Previous WISE Conferences

Camera Ready Submission

The WISE2015 Proceedings will be published by Springer.

The camera ready version of accepted regular manuscripts must conform to Springer's LNCS format and should not exceed 15 pages, including all text, figures, references and appendices. Short manuscripts should consist of 8 pages in the same format. Information about the Springer LNCS format can be found at: Please make sure that you do not use vertical spaces or small fonts to reduce the paper size.

Please download the copyright form, fill it in (one author may sign the form on behalf of all authors), and scan the signed form and include it in your camera ready submission. A partly filled-in version of the copyright form has been attached.

To submit the final version of your paper, please do the following:

  • Create a folder named WISE2015XXX where XXX is your paper ID. Place
    • the source files of your paper---including figures
    • the PDF file of your paper
    • authors.txt---The file should contain: Full names of all authors (surnames clearly marked by block letters) and their email addresses. The contact author's name, postal mailing address and contact email address.
    • scanned copyright form
  • Zip the folder into file and upload it to WISE2015 submission system

The texts in all files must be identical. The volume editors will check the contributions, decide in which order they shall appear in the printed volume and will send the complete material on to Springer.


Registration Fees


Registration type

Full registration

Student registration

Workshop only

Workshop only-student


Extra conference banquet ticket

Until September 24th, 2015






$100 per person

On or after September 25th, 2015








For each accepted paper (regular, short, poster, demo, workshop or otherwise), at least one author must register at the full rate, even if all authors are students. Completed registration is required for all accepted papers that are to be included in the conference or workshop proceedings. Conference and Workshop authors of an accepted paper must complete a full registration before the 31th of August 2015 for their paper to be included in the conference proceedings. If you have multiple accepted papers, each paper must have a separate full registration.

Registration Site

WISE 2015 is now accepting registrations at

Invitation Letter

Those who need visa invitation letter, please contact Prof. Tao Li (Email: taoli AT

Important Dates

April 28, 2015

May 5, 2015

May 18, 2015 -> June 1, 2015

May 20, 2015

July 6, 2015 -> July 20, 2015

August 20, 2015

October 18, 2015 -> November 3, 2015

October 18-20, 2015 -> November 1-3, 2015

Workshop Proposal Submission deadline

Workshop Notification of Acceptance

Paper Submission Deadline

Tutorial Submission Deadline

Paper Notification

Camera Ready Submission

Workshop Day


The workshops announced here are confirmed, and more will be added soon.

Last update on Oct 1st, 2015

Organising committee

Honorary Chairs

  • S. S. Iyengar, Florida International University
  • Marek Rusinkiewicz, New Jersey Institute of Technology

General Chairs

  • Shu-ching Chen, Florida International University
  • Tao Li, Florida International University
  • Yanchun Zhang, Victoria University

Program Co-Chairs

  • Jianyong Wang, Tsinghua University
  • Wojciech Cellary, Poznan University of Economics
  • Dingding Wang, Florida Atlantic University

Publication Chair

  • Hua Wang, Victoria University

Local Arrangement Chairs

  • Ivana Rodriguez, Florida International University
  • Catherine Hernandez, Florida International University

Financial Co-Chairs

  • Carlos Cabrera, Florida International University
  • Lian Zhang, Florida International University

Web and Social Media Master

  • Steve Luis, Florida International University
  • Bin Xia, Nanjing University of Science and Technology

WISE Society Representative

  • Xiaofang Zhou, University of Queensland, Australia

Tutorial and Panel Co-Chairs

  • Guandong Xu University of Technology Sydney
  • Mitsunori Ogihara, University of Miami

WISE Challenge Program Chair

  • Weining Qian, East China Normal University, China
  • Qiulin Yu, Ping An Technology (Shenzhen) Co.,Ltd.

Workshop Co-Chairs

  • Hill Zhu, Florida Atlantic University
  • Yicheng Tu, University of South Florida

Publicity Co-Chairs

  • Mark Finlayson, Florida International University
  • Giovanni Pilato, Italian National Research Council (CNR)
  • Yanfang Ye, West Virginia University

Program Committee

  • Karl Aberer, EPFL
  • Markus Aleksy, ABB
  • Boualem Benatallah, University of New South Wales, Australia
  • Azer Bestavros, Boston University
  • Antonis Bikakis, University College London
  • David Camacho, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
  • Barbara Catania, University of Genova
  • Tiziana Catarci, Sapienza University of Roma
  • Richard Chbeir, LIUPPA Laboratory
  • Fei Chen, HP
  • Enhong Chen, University of Science and Technology of China
  • Yueguo Chen, Renmin University of China
  • Gao Cong, Nanyang Technological University
  • Alexandra Cristea, University of Warwick
  • Schahram Dustar, Vienna University of Technology
  • Damiani Ernesto, University of Milan
  • Marie-Christine Fauvet, Joseph Fourier University of Grenoble
  • Bry Francois, Ludwig Maximilian University
  • Jun Gao, Peking University
  • Hong Gao, Harbin Institute of Technology
  • Yunjun Gao, Zhejiang University
  • Claude Godart, University Henri Poincare
  • Daniela Grigori, Laboratoire LAMSADE, University Paris-Dauphine
  • Hakim Hacid, Bell Labs
  • Armin Haller, CSIRO ICT Centre
  • Xiaofeng He, East China Normal University
  • Yuh-Jong Hu, National Chengchi University
  • Luke Huan, University of Kansas
  • Jianbin Huang, Xidian University
  • Marta Indulska, University of Queensland
  • Pokorny Jaroslav, Charles University
  • Yan Jia, National University of Defense Technology
  • Lili Jiang, Max Planck Institute for Informatics
  • Peiquan Jin, Univerisity of Science and Technology of China
  • Ruoming Jin, Kent State University
  • Yiping Ke, Nanyang Technological University
  • Fang Li, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
  • Xue Li, School of ITEE, University of Queensland
  • Chengkai Li, University of Texas at Arlington
  • Lei Li, Sumsung
  • Mengchi Liu, Carleton University
  • Shuai Ma, Beihang University
  • Xiaofeng Meng, Renmin University of China
  • Mikolaj Morzy, Poznań University of Technology
  • Wilfred Ng, HKUST
  • Kjetil Nørvåg, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • Mitsunori Ogihara, University of Miami
  • George Pallis, University of Cyprus
  • Dasgupta Partha, Arizona State University
  • Zbigniew Paszkiewicz, PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Olivier Pivert, ENSSAT
  • Weining Qian, East China Normal University
  • Tieyun Qian, Wuhan University
  • Jarogniew Rykowski, Poznań University of Economics
  • Rizos Sakellariou, University of Manchester
  • Wei Shen, Nankai Univcersity
  • John Shepherd, UNSW
  • Dezhao Song, Thomson Reuters
  • Dandan Song, Beijing Institute of Technology
  • Reima Suomi, University of Turku
  • Stefan Tai, KIT
  • Dimitri Theodoratos, New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • Farouk Toumani, Limos, Blaise Pascal University, Clermont-Ferrand
  • Xiaojun Wan, Peking Unviersity
  • Guoren Wang, Northeast University
  • De Wang, Google
  • Hua Wang, University of Southern Queensland, Australia
  • Wei Wang, Fudan University
  • Ingmar Weber, Qatar Computing Research Institute
  • Xintao Wu, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • Junjie Wu, Beihang University
  • Josiane Xavier Parreira, DERI - National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Hayato Yamana, Waseda University, Japan
  • Yanfang Ye, West Virginia University
  • Hongzhi Yin, University of Queensland
  • Tetsuya Yoshida, Nara Women's University
  • Jeffrey Xu Yu, Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Ge yu, Northeast University
  • Xiaohui Yu, Shandong University
  • Qi Zhang, Fudan University
  • Wenjie Zhang, The University of New South Wales
  • Yanchun Zhang, Victoria University
  • Xiaofang Zhou, University of Queensland
  • Xingquan Zhu, Florida Atlantic University
  • Lei Zou, Peking University