Web Information Systems (WIS) use the Web paradigm (and technologies)
to retrieve information from data sources and deliver it to the users.
Due to their complex requirements the design of WIS is not a trivial task.
Design methodologies provide guidelines for the creation of WIS so
that the complexity of this process becomes manageable.
Based on the separation-of-concerns principle some of these methodologies
propose models to specify different aspects of WIS design like data
integration, navigation structure, user interface, user interaction,
presentation personalization, etc.
Model-driven WIS design methodologies have been recently influenced by
emerging technologies like the Semantic Web, (Semantic) Web Services, and
(Semantic) Web Rule Languages, which foster application interoperability.
Semantic Web languages (like RDF(S), OWL) facilitate the description
of WIS models.
In the past WIS have been modeled as monolithic applications. Today
we see a tendency of building WIS by composing (Semantic) Web Services that
fulfill a certain WIS functionality. The business rules that govern WIS
business logic can be naturally expressed using (Semantic) Web Rule Languages.
Realizing the benefits that Semantic Web technologies offer, many traditional
WIS design methodologies as well as newly proposed WIS design methodologies
do use Semantic Web technologies for modeling WIS.
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
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
- Business rules in WIS
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
IEEE Computer Society style
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
firstname.lastname@example.org in PDF format.
Workshop proceedings will be published in the official ICWE
workshop proceedings with an ISBN number.
Authors of selected papers will be invited to
submit extended versions for publication in prestigious international
|Paper submission || 09 May 2005
|Author notification || 06 June 2005
|Camera-ready paper submission || 20 June 2005
|Workshop date || 25 July 2005
Flavius Frasincar (email@example.com)
Geert-Jan Houben (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Richard Vdovjak (email@example.com)
Information Systems Group
Department of Computer Science
Eindhoven University of Technology
PO Box 513
NL-5600 MB Eindhoven
Tom Barrett (Boeing, USA)
Mario Cannataro (University "Magna Graecia" of Catanzaro, Italy)
Olga De Troyer (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)
Martin Gaedke (University of Karlsruhe, Germany)
Jaime Gomez (Universidad de Alicante, Spain)
Maristella Matera (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
Oscar Pastor (Valencia University of Technology, Spain)
Klaus-Dieter Schewe (Massey University, New Zealand)
Bernhard Thalheim (Christian Albrechts University Kiel, Germany)
Peter Barna (firstname.lastname@example.org)