Organization Committee

General Chair

Robert Tolksdorf, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
Robert Tolksdorf is professor for computer science at Freie Universität Berlin heading the group Networked Information Systems. Foci of the work are on modern Web technologies, esp. Semantic Web, selforganizing systems, the analysis of information networks and entrepreneurship education.


Program Chairs

Marco Brambilla, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Marco Brambilla is professor of Software Engineering at Politecnico di Milano, Italy. He got his Ph.D. at Politecnico di Milano in 2005. He is among the inventors of the WebML language and he is partner and scientific advisor of the company Web Models, which produces the tool WebRatio. His research interests include conceptual models, tools and methods for Web applications, services, and search; user interaction, semantic Web and business processes. He is expert in MDD /MDA approaches and is involved in standardization activities within OMG. He has been visiting researcher at Cisco Systems (San Jose', CA, USA) and at UCSD (University of California, San Diego, CA, USA) and he has been technical director or scientific researcher within several national and international research projects. He is coauthor of several papers published in international conferences and journals, as well as of some research and teaching books, including "Designing Data-Intensive Web Applications" (Morgan-Kauffman, 2002), which lays the foundations of the WebML language. He is involved in the PC of conferences in the web and modeling fields.

Takehiro Tokuda, Tokyo Inst of Tech, Japan
is Professor of Computer Science at Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan. He was formerly a visiting scientist of Carnegie Mellon University and University of Pisa. His current research interests include software generators for Web applications and Web service functions, and automatic retrieval of knowledge resources on the Web. He received WWCA97 Best Presentation Award and ICWE2004 Best Paper Award.

ICWE Steering Committee Liason

Geert-Jan Houben, TU Delft, The Netherlands
Geert-Jan Houben is full professor of Web Information Systems at the Software Technology department at Delft University of Technology (TU Delft). His main research interests are in Web engineering, in particular the engineering of Web information systems that involve Web and Semantic Web technology, and adaptation and personalization. He is managing editor of JWE, the Journal of Web Engineering, member of the Steering Committee for ICWE, the International Conference on Web Engineering, and member of the Editorial Board of ACM TWEB, ACM Transactions on the Web. More at

Workshop Chairs

Michael Grossniklaus, Portland State University, USA
Michael received his doctorate in computer science from ETH Zurich in 2007. His PhD thesis examined how object data models can be extended with versioning to support context-aware data management. Based on context-aware context management, a content management and several (mobile) Web information systems were developed. After leaving ETH Zurich, Michael worked as senior researcher at the Politecnico di Milano, where he both contributed to the Search Computing project and worked on reasoning over data streams (C-SPARQL). Recently, he has joined the database group at Portland State University, where he investigates the use of object database technology for cloud data management.

Manuel Wimmer, TU Wien, Austria
Manuel Wimmer is a post-doc researcher at the Business Informatics Group of the Vienna University of Technology (Austria). He has been involved in several research projects in the area of model-driven Web engineering, ontology engineering, model versioning, and model transformation. Currently, he is on leave working as visiting researcher at the Software Engineering Group of the University of Málaga (Spain), where his research focuses on model-driven evolution support for Web applications.

Tutorial Chairs

Maria Bielikova, Slovak University of Technology, Bratislava, Slovakia
Mária Bieliková received her Master degree (with summa cum laude) in 1989 and her PhD. degree in 1995, both from the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava. Since 2005, she has been a full-time professor at the same university. Her research interests are in the areas of ambient intelligence and web-based adaptive systems, user modeling, and especially the social dimension of personalized web-based systems.

Fabian Abel, TU Delft, The Netherlands
Fabian Abel is working as postdoc in the Web Information Systems group at Delft University of Technology and is leading research activities in the line of user modeling and personalization on the Social Web. Fabian did his PhD at L3S Research Center. In 2011, his research mainly focused on user profiling on Social Web streams (Twitter streams) and cross-system personalization.

Demo and Poster Chairs

Stefan Pietschmann, TU Dresden, Germany
Stefan Pietschmann is research associate and Ph.D. student at the Institute of Software and Multimedia Technology at Technische Universit t Dresden. He has been actively involved in several research projects in the field of collaborative and context-aware web applications. In the project CRUISe and his Ph.D. thesis he specifically addresses the model-driven development of adaptive interactive applications based on the idea of a universal service composition.

Sven Casteleyn, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
Sven Casteleyn is a Marie Curie IEF post-doctoral fellow at the PROS Research Center of the Polytechnic University Valencia, Spain. He previously was a researcher at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium, from which he holds a Ph.D. (2005) and Master degree (1999) in computer science. His research interests lie within the fields of Web engineering, semantic Web, and context-aware and mobile systems. He published extensively on these topics in major journals, conferences and workshops, and co-authored the book Engineering Web Applications (Springer, 2009). Sven has also been involved in numerous organizing and program committees of various international conferences and workshops in the broad field of Web engineering.

PhD Mentoring

Irene Garrigós is an assistant professor and post-doc researcher at the University of Alicante, (Spain), from which she holds a PhD and a Master in Computer Science. She has done research stays in Belgium (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) and the Netherlands (Technische Universiteit Eindhoven). Her research interests are in the area of Web engineering and requirements engineering, in particular personalization and adaptive systems, and model driven development. She has published papers on these topics in national and international workshops, conferences and journals in which she has also served as a Program Committee member. She has been co-organizer of the International Workshop on the Web and Requirements Engineering and of the International Workshop on Business intelligencE and the WEB.

Oscar Pastor is Full Professor and Director of the “Centro de Investigación en Métodos de Producción de Software (PROS)” at the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (Spain).  He received his Ph.D. in 1992. He was a researcher at HP Labs, Bristol, UK. He has published more than two hundred research papers in conference proceedings, journals and books, received numerous research grants from public institutions and private industry, and been keynote speaker at several conferences and workshops. Chair of the ER Steering Committee (2009-10), and member of the SC of conferences as CAiSE, ICWE, CIbSE or RCIS, his research activities focus on conceptual modeling, web engineering, requirements engineering, information systems, and model-based software production. He created the object-oriented, formal specification language OASIS and the corresponding software production method OO-METHOD. He led the research and development underlying CARE Technologies that was formed in 1996. CARE Technologies has created an advanced MDA-based Conceptual Model Compiler called OlivaNova, a tool that produces a final software product starting from a conceptual schema that represents system requirements. He is currently leading a multidisciplinary project linking Information Systems and Bioinformatics notions, oriented to designing and implementing tools for Conceptual Modeling-based interpretation of the Human Genome information.

Local Chair & Website Chair

Markus Luczak-Rösch, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
Markus is a lecturer and graduate reserach associate at the Freie Universität Berlin. As a member of the networked information systems workgroup, which is part of the institute for Computer Science, he focuses work on ontology maintenance, lifecycle management, (Web) usage mining and analysis, as well as non-expert interfaces to semantic content and knowledge.


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