Refereed Track: Web Engineering
The World Wide Web has become a major delivery platform for a variety of complex applications, ranging from simple institutional information websites to sophisticated supply-chain management systems, financial applications, e-government, distance learning, and entertainment, among others. Such applications, in addition to their intrinsic functionality, also exhibit the more complex behavior of distributed applications, and have become increasingly important to business operations.
Recently, there have been some advances towards re-framing the development - both design and implementation - of Web applications as a disciplined and systematic endeavor. However, the vast majority of existing applications have been developed in an ad-hoc way, leading to problems of maintainability, quality and reliability. Web applications are software artifacts, and as such can benefit by making use of established practices stemming from several related disciplines such as Software Engineering, Hypermedia, Information Systems and HCI. In addition, Web development has its own characteristics which must be addressed, such as a varied user population, very short development turnaround times, diverse runtime environments, content management, accessibility through multiple devices, etc.
Web Engineering addresses these issues and focuses on systematic, disciplined and quantifiable approaches towards the cost-effective development and evolution of high-quality, ubiquitously usable Web-based systems and applications. The Web Engineering area of the Refereed Papers Track covers processes, methodologies, system design, architectures, lifecycle and management of large Web-based systems, as well as education and research issues. In addition, illustrative case studies and best practices showing successful employment of Web Engineering techniques and principles are also welcome.
The relevant topics include, but are not restricted to, the following:
Papers discussing relationships and interactions relating Web development with other disciplines are also invited.
Relaxed-on the Way Towards True Validation of Compound Documents
Geographically Focused Collaborative Crawling
Hyun Chul Lee
Modelbased Version and Configuration Management for a Web Engineering Lifecycle
Tien N. Nguyen
Toward Tighter Integration of Web Search with a Geographic Information System
Modeldirected Web Transactions under Constrained Modalities
I.V. RamakrishnanNominated for Best Paper Award
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