OVERVIEW

The Industrial Track of ICWE 2024 covers all aspects of innovative commercial or industrial-strength web engineering. We also welcome novel applications of web engineering approaches, innovative and demanding application scenarios, web engineering practices, and experience in applying recent research advances to problems relevant to the web engineering industry.

Specifically, we welcome submissions from:

  • researchers working on concrete industrial problems
  • research-oriented staff members from the industry working towards a doctoral degree 
  • R&D staff members from industry sharing experiences
  • company staff members promoting an industrial approach
  • company staff members willing to share industry-relevant research topics with the research community
  • researchers bridging academic and industry expectations
  • researchers highlighting innovation transfer towards supporting industrial use

Each submission must include at least one author with a non-academic affiliation.

Further, following the general debate on the need for human-centric and responsible technology, the 24th edition of ICWE in particular invites contributions under the following general theme:

Ethical and Human-Centric Web Engineering: Balancing Innovation and Responsibility in Web Technology

Topics of Interest

The track will emphasize submissions that describe innovative industrial advancements in all areas of interest of ICWE, including, but not limited to:

  • Architecting the Web in the cloud continuum, e.g. cloud, fog, edge
  • Serverless computing for Web applications
  • Performance, scalability, energy-efficiency and sustainability aspects of Web applications
  • Web security, identity, trust and privacy engineering
  • Web application engineering
  • Web infrastructures and architectures
  • Machine Learning, AI and Language Models for Web Engineering
  • Web user interfaces and UX
  • Web of Things, Social Web and Mobile Web applications
  • User Modeling and Web-based Recommender Systems
  • Quality aspects of Web applications
  • User-centered, fair and explainable Web technology
  • Web standards and disruptive Web technologies
  • Web programming languages, tools and frameworks
  • Semantic Web, Knowledge Graphs, Web ontologies, and Linked Open-Data applications
  • Web services, Microservice architecture, computing, workflows, and standards

SUBMISSIONS TO THE INDUSTRIAL, APPLICATIONS, AND EXPERIENCE TRACK

This call addresses contributions of up to 15 pages following the Springer LNCS format. 

We welcome mature, original contributions. Reported results must be supported by some type of evaluation, include a justification about the choice/suitability of the evaluation method, and provide evidence of use in practice. Demonstration of scalability is regarded as a plus. 

Papers must be formatted according to the Springer LNCS authors instructions available at https://www.springer.com/gp/computer-science/lncs/conference-proceedings-guidelines, and must be submitted in PDF format through the ICWE 2024 EasyChair web page: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icwe2024 (and submit to the Industrial Track).

Papers submitted to ICWE 2024 must not be under review elsewhere while under consideration for ICWE 2024, nor may have been previously published elsewhere. Manuscripts that are not in compliance with the required submission format, stated page limits, or that are out of the scope of the conference will be desk rejected without review. 

We strongly encourage authors to facilitate replication of their research in order to increase visibility, reproducibility, and impact by making relevant artifacts (data, source code, etc.) available for reviewers and readers.

Upon acceptance, one corresponding author of each paper, acting on behalf of all of the authors of that paper, must complete and sign a Consent-to-Publish form, through which the copyright for their paper is transferred to Springer. Then, at least one author of each accepted submission must register for the conference and present the work during the corresponding session in person. 

Accepted contributions will be included in the ICWE 2024 Springer LNCS proceedings. The best papers will be selected to be proposed, in extended form, as part of a special issue of the Journal of Web Engineering (https://journals.riverpublishers.com/index.php/JWE/).

USE OF GENERATIVE AI 

Authors should explicitly disclose the use of generative AI and AI-assisted technologies in their manuscripts when these tools are employed for more than just editing the author’s text. This disclosure can be made through a statement placed at the end of the manuscript, preceding the References section. 

If it comes to our notice that a submission utilizes large language models (LLMs) without clear disclosure, such papers will be subject to immediate desk rejection. However, if there is no usage of such technologies, no disclosure statement is required. Comment end  

IMPORTANT DATES

All dates are according to the time zone “Anywhere on Earth”, i.e., UTC-12.

  • Abstract submission: February 2, 2024
  • Paper submission: February 9, 2024
  • Author notification: March 29, 2024
  • Camera-ready due: April 15, 2024

INDUSTRY TRACK PROGRAM CHAIRS

  • Manos Athanassoulis, Boston University, USA
  • Marco Brambilla, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

CONTACT

Any questions about submitting contributions to the research track should be emailed to industrialchair.icwe2024@webengineering.org