International Workshop on Web Engineering
August 10, 2004
in conjunction with
ACM Hypertext 2004, Santa Cruz, August 9-13, 2004

"Hypermedia Development & Web Engineering Principles and Techniques: Put them in use."


The Workshop Program is now available.


  • WEP: A Reference Model and the Portal of Web Engineering Resources (PDF / Presentation)
    Sotiris Christodoulou and Theodore Papatheodorou
  • An Analysis of the Applicability of User Trails in Web Applications (PDF / Presentation)
    Erich Gams and Siegfried Reich
  • Automatic Special type Website Detection Based on Webpage Type Classification (PDF)
    Wang Zhulong, Yu Hao, Nishino Fumihito
  • Web Service Discovery Mechanisms: Looking for a Needle in a Haystack? (PDF / Presentation)
    John Garofalakis, Yannis Panagis, Evangelos Sakkopoulos and Athanasios Tsakalidis
  • Selecting Services for Web Applications: The Open Hypermedia Case (PDF / Presentation)
    Nikos Karousos, Manolis Tzagarakis and Nicolas Koumbarou
  • A methodology to design cooperative information systems within districts (PDF)
    Enzo Colombo and Chiara Francalanci
  • UWA+: bridging Web systems design and Business process modeling (PDF)
    Mario A. Bochicchio and Antonella Longo
  • An Engineering Perspective on Structural Computing: Developing Component-Based Open Hypermedia Systems (PDF / Presentation)
    Michail Vaitis, Manolis Tzagarakis and George Gkotsis
  • Engineering Aspects of Web Hypermedia: Examples and Lessons from the GRiNS Editor (PDF / Presentation)
    Dick C.A. Bulterman
  • Localization of Web Sites: Is there still a need for it? (PDF / Presentation)
    Helene Stengers, Olga De Troyer, Martine Baetens and Frank Boers


The goal of the workshop is to bring together researchers and developers from academia and industry in order to exchange ideas about emerging problems during current web projects, and discuss recent and innovative results that may help them.

The main broad topics of the workshop are:

  • Web Engineering: modeling and development of web-based Information Systems, including data management, hypermedia development, web software engineering, web services, e-commerce etc.
  • Hypermedia Development: Linking, navigational design, presentation aspects, development methods, evaluation & metrics, etc.

Both fields have provided several important research results, especially during the last decade. However, very few of them have been transferred to real-life web information systems. Web engineers need time to study all research results in the fields of Web Engineering & Hypermedia, or in related fields, like multimedia, data management, software engineering and network engineering. As this is a time consuming task to be accomplished in the strict timeline of a web project, web & hypermedia research results are not exploited adequately (if at all) during the development of current web information systems.

These research results (plus several more coming up every year) constitute a very complex information space that itself needs to be engineered, in order to be provided to developers in a meaningful and comprehensive way.

The objectives of this workshop are:

  1. to survey and analyze current web development. Are the web engineering & hypermedia design research results used in real-life web projects? Which are the main difficulties web developers face on exploiting these research results?
  2. to highlight the most important research results so far, survey, classify and discuss them.
  3. to discuss better means to transfer this knowledge (to make it easily accessible) to web developers, in order to put in use web engineering and hypermedia design principles and techniques.


The main broad topics of the workshop are: Web Engineering and Hypermedia Development.

More specifically are:

  1. Surveys of recent research results or innovative research results on:
    • development methods & process modeling
    • requirements capturing, analysis & modeling
    • designing techniques & notations
    • design patterns & good practices
    • testing methodologies
    • evaluation & metrics
    • maintenance issues
    • domain specific research (e-commerce, education, business processes, etc.)
    • security and authentication
    • social and legal aspects (like copyright, privacy, accessibility, ethical issues)
    • quality assurance & project management techniques

  2. Surveys of Technologies & Tools or presentation of innovative Tools on:
    • Semantic Web
    • Web Services
    • Data Management
    • Data Integration
    • Server Side Programming
    • Server Side Scripting
    • Client Side Scripting


  • Hypertext/Hypermedia Designers and Researchers
  • Web Information Systems Developers
  • Web Engineers and Integrators
  • Web Project Managers
  • Web Services Providers
  • Users of Web Information Systems
  • Web e-commerce Systems Developers
  • Web Systems Network Designers


Please prepare your manuscript following the instructions provided by Springer (See Author guidelines for more details). Papers should be at least 8 and no more than 12 pages in length, and should be submitted no later than May 21st, 2004 in pdf format via e-mail to

Accepted papers and the outcomes of the workshop panel will be included in the workshop proceedings and published on the Web.

Additionally, an extended version of selected papers will be published on a special issue of the "Journal of Web Engineering" after the conference (

A Program Committee of senior researchers will review the submitted papers.


  • Paper submission deadline: June 4, 2004 *** CLOSED ***
  • Notification of acceptance: July 5, 2004
  • Camera-ready copy: July 20, 2004
  • Workshop date: August 10, 2004



Sotiris Christodoulou
High Performance Information Systems
Computer Engineering and Informatics
University Of Patras
Phone: +302610993805
Fax: +302610997706

Michail Vaitis
Department of Geography
University of the Aegean
GR-811 00 Mytilene
Phone: +30 22510 36433
Fax: +30 22510 36409

Siegfried Reich
Salzburg Research Forschungsgesellschaft
Jakob Haringer Strasse 5/III
5020 Salzburg
Phone: +43 662 2288 211
Fax: +43 662 2288 222