Web Computing and Applications

The WeCA (Web Computing and Applications) track of SITIS will focus on emerging concepts, architectures, protocols, and methodologies for both information management on the Web and the Internet of Things (IoT) technologies that connect unlimited numbers of smart objects to make our environment more interactive. In such an interconnected world, information can be exchanged easily, tasks can be processed collaboratively, devices and objects can be intelligently connected, communities of users with similar interests can be formed to achieve their goals efficiently and improve performance. Taking full advantage of these interconnected environments and available Web information as well to meet the ever increasing needs of emerging applications requires solutions that address new issues and challenges. Novel architectures and solutions are being proposed promoting the dawn of the Internet of Things – or so called Intelligent Web – era, ranging over enhanced machine-to-machine communications, resource sharing and processing of linked data and devices, distributed computing and cooperative systems, mobile information systems and services, semantic-based applications and intelligent data processing, as well as enhanced data security and privacy protocols, etc., to state a few examples.

The aim of this track is to provide an international forum for researchers, professionals, and industrial practitioners to share their experiences and knowledge in this growing and highly important area of internet and Web technologies.

The topics of interest of the track include, but are not limited to:

Data semantics

  • Ontologies
  • Conceptual Data Modeling
  • Knowledge Representation and Reasoning
  • Metadata
  • Evolution and Change
  • Web Semantics and Semi Structured Data
  • Semantic Caching
  • Data Warehousing and Semantic
  • Semantics in Data Visualization
  • Semantic Services for Mobile Users
  • Applications of Semantic-Driven Approaches

Information System Interoperability

  • Digital Libraries
  • Semantic Interoperability and Semantic Mediators
  • Ontologies Based Systems
  • Contextual Reasoning in Distributed Ontologies

Web-Centric Systems

  • Semantic Web and Web Service
  • Web Services and Service Computing
  • Semantics of web services Compositions
  • Hypermedia and Adaptation
  • E-Commerce and E-Learning
  • Data Mining Methods and Web
  • Machine Learning

Advanced Information Systems and Applications

  • Spatial Modeling and Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
  • GIS and Sustainable Development
  • Environmental GIS
  • GIS and Remote Sensing
  • Urban GIS
  • Spatial, temporal modeling semantics
  • Bioinformatics

Information security

  • Security Modeling and Access Control Protocol
  • Intrusion Avoidance, Detection, and Response
  • Web Security and Supporting Systems Security
  • Denial of Service: Attacks and Countermeasures
  • Intellectual Property Protection
  • Fundamental Services on Network and Distributed Systems
  • Security and Privacy for Emerging Technologies
  • Trust based systems

Emergent semantics

  • Context-Dependent Semantics
  • Contextual Reasoning in Distributed Ontologies
  • Ontologies Based Systems
  • Contextual Reasoning in Distributed Ontologies
  • Context-Dependent Semantics
  • Communication in Multi-Agents Systems
  • Emergent Semantic Interoperability in Large-Scale Systems
  • Emergent Semantics in Content Retrieval Systems

Cooperative information and Distributed Systems

  • Information Sharing
  • Grid Applications
  • Peer To Peer Computing and Applications
  • Knowledge and Semantic Grid
  • Semantics Of Peer Data Management Systems
  • Mobile Information Systems and Computing

Multimedia and application

  • Image and Video Databases
  • Image and Video Indexing and Retrieval
  • Emergent Semantics in Content Retrieval Systems
  • Semantics and Meta Data in Multimedia Systems
  • Content-Based Indexing, Search, and Retrieval of Retrieval
  • Multimedia Data Modeling and Visualization
  • Tools, Benchmarks, Evaluation Protocols and Standards

Database and emerging technologies

  • Applications and Experiences
  • Cloud Computing and Big Data Analytics
  • Data Integration and Data Provenance
  • Knowledge Base and Semantic Network
  • Main-memory, Real-time, Parallel and Distributed Database Systems
  • Query Language, Query Processing, Access Methods, and Concurrency Control
  • Security and Privacy
  • Stream Data and Event Processing
  • Spatial, Temporal, Multimedia, and Mobile Data Management
  • Semi-structured and Unstructured Data Management and Analytics
  • Uncertain, Probabilistic, and Scientific Data Management
  • Web and Social Data Management

Track Chairs

Kokou Yetongnon, University of Bourgogne, France
Richard Chbeir, University of Pau, France