Call for papers

About WISE 2014 Conference

WISE is a peer-reviewed International conferences series which has so far established a solid community which aims at high quality research work and it offers the ground for advancing and progressing efforts in Web information systems addressed topics and audiences. 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) and Nanjing, China (2013). The aim of this 15th 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 2014 welcomes all submissions that fall in the domain of Web information systems engineering and topics of interest include, but are not restricted to:

  • Web Information Retrieval
  • Web Data Models
  • Web search and information extraction
  • Web Mining and Web Warehousing
  • Web engineering, metrics and performance
  • Deep/Hidden Web
  • Web-based Business Processes and Web Services
  • Web-based Enterprise Systems
  • Web Security and Trust Management
  • Web Tools and Languages
  • Visualisation for the Web and Rich Web U
  • Web-based Applications (e.g., e-Commerce, e-Government, e-earning, etc.)
  • Social Web models, analysis and mining
  • Social Networks Computing
  • Social web and Applications
  • Web big data techniques and mining
  • Integration of Web and Internet-connected Objects (IoT)
  • Semantic Web
  • Web Agents and Web Intelligence
  • Linked Open Data
  • Web Data Integration and Mashups
  • Mobile Web
  • Web privacy management
  • Cloud Computing
  • Future Internet Architectures and Protocols

Important Dates

  • 7 April 2014: Workshop submission deadline
  • 5 May 2014: Paper submission deadline
  • 19 May 2014: Tutorial submission deadline
  • 30 June 2014: Notification of acceptance
  • 12-14 October 2014: Conference, Workshops & Related Events

Initial 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 The results described must be unpublished and must not be under review elsewhere.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 or DOC/DOCX (MS/Open Word) format via the electronic submission system of the WISE 2014 Conference Management system at

Camera-ready Submission Conditions

Camera-ready submissions should corrected by following the remarks of the referees and submitted in zip format inluding (1) the camera-ready version of the authors' work in pdf format, (2) the camera-ready version of the authors' work in editable sources format as well as (3) the Consent to Publish signed in ink and scanned to image file. The results described must be unpublished and must not be under review elsewhere. Submissions must conform to Springer's LNCS format and should be, including all text, figures, references and appendices:

  • 16 pages, for the regular papers,
  • 10 pages, for the short papers,
  • 10 pages, for the poster papers.

Information about the Springer LNCS format can be found at

Submissions of camera-ready should be made electronically in ZIP (including the aforementioned files) format via the electronic submission system of the WISE 2014 Conference Management system at by submitting a new version to the original.


Accepted papers will be presented at WISE’14 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.

The papers in all the categories should describe original results that have not been accepted or submitted for publication elsewhere. All submissions will be evaluated by at least three members of the international program committee.


WISE 2014 is organized by the Dept. of Informatics at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. ( and it will be hosted at the Grand Hotel Palace (, located close to the historic center of Thessaloniki, 17 km from “Macedonia” airport.

WISE 2014 Conference Chairs

General Chairs

  • Yannis Manolopoulos, Aristotle University, Greece
  • Yanchun Zhang, Victoria University, Australia

Program Committee Chairs

  • Boualem Benatallah, University of New South Wales, Australia
  • Azer Bestavros, Boston University, USA
  • Athena Vakali, Aristotle University, Greece

Industry Program Chairs (tentative)

  • Shengbo Guo, Samsung Information Systems America, USA
  • Nikos Laoutaris, Telefonica Research, Spain
  • Leonidas Kontothanasis, Google Research, USA

Demo Co-Chairs

  • Srdjan Krco, Ericsson/ Univ. of Belgrade, Serbia
  • Joao Fernandes, Alexandra Institute, Denmark

Tutorial and Panel Co-Chairs

  • Ernestina Menasalvas, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain
  • Evimaria Terzi, Boston University, USA

WISE Challenge Program Chairs

  • Weining Qian, East China Normal University, China
  • Apostolos Papadopoulos, Aristotle University, Greece
  • Grigorios Tsoumakas, Aristotle University, Greece

Workshops Co-Chairs

  • Barbara Catania, University of Genoa, Italy
  • Armin Haller, CSIRO, Australia

Publication Chair

  • Xue Li, University of Queensland, Australia

Local Organizing Committee Chairs

  • Nick Bassiliades, Aristotle University, Greece
  • Eleftherios Angelis, Aristotle University, Greece

Publicity Co-Chairs

  • Fang Li, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China
  • Roger Whitaker, Cardiff University, UK
  • George Pallis, University of Cyprus, Cyprus

WISE Society Representative

  • Xiaofang Zhou, University of Queensland, Australia

Web and Social Media Master

  • Ioannis Karydis, Ionian University, Greece