Call for research papers

The International Conference on Web Engineering (ICWE) aims to promote scientific and practical excellence in Web Engineering and to bring together researchers and practitioners working on all aspects regarding the engineering of Web-based software systems. The conference aims to advance the state-of-the-art of technologies, methodologies, programming languages, algorithms, models, protocols, tools, and metrics and specifically looks for excellent research contributions, cutting-edge engineering practices, and empirical insights.

ICWE 2013 will be held on July 8-12, 2013, in Aalborg, Denmark. It’s going to be the 13th edition of the conference, after 12 successful editions in a row.


ICWE 2013 encourages the submission of scientific research papers related to the following topics of interest:

Web application engineering

  • Conceptual and model-driven development
  • Component- and service-based development
  • Web programming languages
  • Domain-specific development
  • Processes and methodologies
  • Personalization, adaptivity and context-awareness
  • Architectures and platforms
  • Rich Internet Applications (RIAs)
  • Mobile Web applications
  • Social Web applications
  • Web mashups and mashup tools
  • Localization and internationalization
  • Requirements engineering
  • Deployment, maintenance and evolution
  • Security
  • Reuse

Web API and service engineering

  • Web service engineering
  • Composite Web APIs and services
  • Service-oriented architectures
  • Component technologies for the Web
  • Semantic Web services
  • Deep Web access and navigation
  • Mobile APIs and services

Web data engineering

  • Web search
  • Web information extraction
  • Web content management
  • Recommender systems
  • Linked data
  • Web mining
  • Data visualization and exploration

Testing and measuring 

  • Performance modeling, monitoring, and evaluation
  • Techniques and methodologies
  • Metrics and measures
  • Quality of application/service
  • Web information quality
  • Log mining and usage analysis

HCI and human factors

  • End user development (EUD)
  • Accessibility and usability studies
  • Design errors and pitfalls
  • Empirical requirements elicitation


Paper submission deadline: March 8, 2013 (23:59 Hawaii Time) (March 1, 2013)
Notification of acceptance: April 12, 2013
Camera-ready versions due: April 30, 2013


Research papers must clearly describe their scientific contribution to the field of Web Engineering. Submissions must contain original material and must not have been published or submitted in parallel elsewhere. Manuscripts not complying with these rules will be rejected straightaway. 

Papers must be formatted according to Springer’s LNCS style guidelines ( and not exceed 15 pages of length. Papers must be submitted using the ICWE 2013 submission site ( within the official deadlines. Other channels of submission or late submissions will not be accepted.


All submissions will undergo a rigorous peer review process. Only papers with significant contribution and of high quality will be accepted. Accepted papers will be included in the ICWE 2013 conference proceedings to be published by Springer Verlag in its LNCS series. Authors of accepted papers must sign a copyright release form, if they want their paper to be published in the proceedings. Each paper requires at least one author to register for the main conference.


Authors of selected best papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their contribution to a special issue in a major international journal (agreement is pending).

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