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About ICWE

The International Conference on Web Engineering (ICWE), is the prime yearly international conference on the different aspects of designing, building, maintaining and using Web applications. ICWE is supported by the International Society for the Web Engineering (ISWE), and brings together researchers and practitioners from various disciplines in academia and industry to tackle the emerging challenges in the engineering of Web applications and in the problems of its associated technologies, as well as the impact of those technologies on society and culture.
ICWE 2017 will be held on June 5-8, 2017, in Rome, Italy. It is the 17th edition of the conference.


ICWE aims to bring together researchers and practitioners from various disciplines in academia and industry to tackle the emerging challenges in the engineering of Web applications and in the problems of its associated technologies, as well as the impact of those technologies on society, media and culture. The conference will be held at the Department of Engineering of Roma Tre University in Rome, Italy. Rome is the capital of Italy and it is the country's largest and most populated comune and fourth-most populous city in the European Union by population within city limits. It is one of the most important hubs in Italy and host to several leading universities. The 17th edition of ICWE will accept contributions related to different dimensions of Web applications:

  • Web application modeling and engineering
  • Human computation and crowdsourcing applications
  • Web applications composition and mashup
  • Social Web applications
  • Semantic Web applications
  • Web of Things applications
  • Big Data

June 5-8




Big Data, Abstractions, Quality

Big Data, Abstractions, Quality

Big Data need for Abstractions, since their volume and velocity, together with their variety and veracity, request powerful mechanisms for representing a complex reality, while removing details and highlighting meaningful aspects. Abstractions are at the base of a wide number of disciplines such as Conceptual Modeling, Mathematics, Visualization, Formal Models, and others.

Abstractions need for Quality, as the process for their production and usage is deeply influenced by their nature and variety. Quality of Abstractions and Quality of Big Data are intertwined and influence each other.

In the invited speech an attempt will be made to discuss the most relevant issues on the above mentioned concepts and on their relationships.

Carlo Batini


Prof. Carlo Batini - Bio

Carlo Batini obtained the graduation in Engineering at University of Roma “La Sapienza” in 1972, and the post graduation in Computer Science in 1973. Since 1986 he has been full professor at University of Roma “La Sapienza”. From 1993 to 2001 he has been on leave from University, being a member of the executive board, and in the last year President, of the Italian Authority for Information Technology in the Public Administration, where he leaded several innovative eGovernment projects on services to businesses, access to laws, data quality, Enterprise and Informatioin Integration architectures. Since 2001 he is professor at University of Milano Bicocca.

His research activity has focused on methodologies for conceptual data base design, automatic layout of diagrams, visual interfaces, and, more recently, on service science, eGovernment, repositories of conceptual schemas, data and information quality, social value of information. In the last ten years, Carlo Batini leaded several European, national and regional research projects in the area of services, focused on the food, employment and local eGovernment domains. He published over 40 papers in international journals, and over 150 papers in international conferences.

His forty years teaching activity has been in the fields of programming languages, information systems, data bases, data warehouses, data quality, and service science. He published 32 books, six of them for the international market, among them four for Springer International and two accessible with Creative Common licence; the topics of books are programming languages, data base modeling and design, eGovernment, service science, data and information quality.

From 2008 to 2011 he has been the head of the Department of Computer Science (DISCo) at University of Milano Bicocca. In 2009 he received the IBM Faculty Award. In 2013 he received in Hong Kong the Elsevier Peter P. Chen Award for his research, teaching and publishing activity in conceptual modeling.


Università degli studi di Milano Bicocca

From User-Generated Reviews to Recommendations & Explanations

From User-Generated Reviews to Recommendations & Explanations

Recommender systems are now a familiar part of the digital landscape helping us to choose which movies to watch and books to read. They guide us about where to stay and eat when we travel. They help us to keep in touch with friends and may even influence our choice of a mate. To do this recommender systems require data. Lots of data.

In the early years this data came in the form of our online transactions and item ratings. More recently recommendations have been influenced by our social networks, the connections that link us, and the things that we share with others. Today there is a new form of data that has the potential to drive recommender systems of the future: user-generated reviews. Reviews are now a routine part of how we make decisions, large and small. Most of us wouldn’t dream of booking a hotel without first checking out its reviews and companies like TripAdvisor and Yelp have build billion dollar enterprises on the opinions of millions of people.

In this talk we will discuss the role of user generated reviews in a new generation of recommender systems and some of the ways that opinions can be leveraged to better understand users and generate new forms of recommendations. We will focus on how opinion mining techniques can be used to extract features and sentiment from unstructured review text and ways to use this information in recommendation ranking and explanation.

Barry Smyth


Prof. Barry Smyth - Bio

Barry Smyth (BSc, PhD, Hon. DTech(RGU), MRIA) is a researcher and entrepreneur. He holds the DIGITAL Chair of Computer Science at University College Dublin. He is a member of the Royal Irish Academy and a Founding Director of the Insight Centre for Data Analytics. Barry's research interests cover a broad range of topics in the area of artificial intelligence and recommender systems and he has published more than 400 scientific articles in leading journals and conferences. Barry is also an entrepreneur. He co-founded ChangingWorlds (acquired by Amdocs in 2008) and HeyStaks, and currently serves as a board member or advisor for a number of companies.


UCD School of Computer Science

What Computers Should Know, Shouldn't Know and Shouldn't Believe

What Computers Should Know, Shouldn't Know and Shouldn't Believe

Machines with comprehensive knowledge of the world's entities and their relationships has been a long-standing vision and challenge of AI. In the last decade, huge knowledge bases (aka. knowledge graphs) have been automatically constructed from web data and text sources, and have become a key asset for search, analytics, recommendations and data integration. This digital knowledge can be harnessed to semantically interpret textual phrases in news, social media and web tables, contributing to natural language processing and data analytics.

This talk reviews these advances, discusses recent directions such as acquiring commonsense knowledge, analzying privacy risks and assessing the credibility of statements and claims.

The talk identifies new challenges and research opportunities.

Gerhard Weikum


Prof. Gerhard Weikum - Bio

Gerhard Weikum is a Scientific Director at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics in Saarbruecken, Germany, and an Adjunct Professor at Saarland University. His research spans transactional and distributed systems, self-tuning database systems, integration of data and text, and the automatic construction of knowledge bases. He co-authored a comprehensive textbook on transactional systems, received the VLDB Test-of-Time Award for his work on automatic database tuning, and is one of the creators of the YAGO knowledge base.

Weikum is an ACM Fellow and a member of several academies in Europe. He has served on various editorial boards and as PC chair of conferences like SIGMOD, ICDE and CIDR. He received the ACM SIGMOD Contributions Award in 2011, a Google Focused Research Award in 2011, an ERC Synergy Grant in 2013, and the ACM SIGMOD Edgar F. Codd Innovations Award in 2016.


Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik

Submit Your Contribution

Call for Papers

We invite authors to submit high quality contributions describing significant, original, and unpublished results in the following topics:

Technical/Vision Submission

ICWE 2017 allows submissions in the following categories:

  1. Technical papers (Max 18 pages) should describe mature research contributions. Results should be supported by some type of validation, and also include a justification about the choice/suitability of the validation method. In addition, evidence of use in practice and/or demonstration of scalability is regarded as a plus. Where a submission builds upon previous work of the author(s), the novelty of the new contribution must be clearly described with respect to the previous work.
  2. Vision papers (Max 12 pages) describing new, non-conventional research positions or approaches. Vision submissions are intended to describe well-defined research ideas that are at an early stage of investigation and may not be fully validated. Papers should clearly identify the new idea / radical vision they are proposing.
Awards will be given to the best paper according to the program committee review feedback.

Technical/Vision Paper proposals should be submitted as a single PDF file in the EasyChair system as described in the SUBMISSION INFORMATION SECTION.

Application Paper Submission

The Applications Track @ ICWE 2017 covers innovative commercial Web systems, industrial solutions, and implementations, novel applications of Web technologies, and experience in applying recent research advances to real-world problems. During the last decade, the Web has served as a fundamental driver for industrial research, and many small to large companies are contributing to the development of new Web-based scientific and engineered solutions. The Applications Track at ICWE 2016 provides a forum for the community to explore the benefits and challenges of applying cutting edge Web technologies in concrete, practical applications, in contexts ranging from industry to government and science. We are also looking for descriptions of applied and validated industry solutions that benefit from the most recent Web technologies and tools.

We invite submissions (Max 12 pages) in any area where Web applications play an important role. We invite authors to submit high quality contributions describing significant, original, and unpublished description of applications.

Papers submitted to the Applications Track @ ICWE 2017 should describe mature and innovative applications. The paper must describe the overall application with a particular focus on its innovative aspects in terms of both technologies and solutions adopted. Applications should be available online. Where a submission builds upon previous work of the author(s), the novelty of the new contribution must be clearly described with respect to the previous work.

Application Paper proposals should be submitted as a single PDF file in the EasyChair system as described in the SUBMISSION INFORMATION SECTION

Short Paper Submission

ICWE 2017 invites submission of short research papers (Max 8 pages) describing preliminary results and/or ongoing efforts that present new ideas and concepts, but lack the completeness (e.g., validation, evaluation, implementation) of full research papers. This category focuses on allowing authors of promising work and late breaking results to attend ICWE, offering a venue for discussion to obtain timely feedback on early research.

Short Paper proposals should be submitted as a single PDF file in the EasyChair system as described in the SUBMISSION INFORMATION SECTION.

Tutorial Submission

ICWE 2017 invites proposals for tutorials that will provide conference participants with the opportunity to gain a better understanding in a broad range of Web Engineering topics. Participants at the tutorials include researchers and practitioners, who are seeking to gain insight and knowledge of up-to-date strategies, methodologies, technologies, and tools used to develop, maintain and evolve current Web applications.

Proposed tutorials should address issues related to the topics listed in the seven main technical tracks; however, further topics are also encouraged as long as they could be of special relevance to ICWE. All proposed tutorials should be half-day (3 hours) in length.

Proposals must be no longer than 3 pages and must provide a sense of both the scope of the tutorial and depth within the scope. Tutorial proposals must clearly identify the intended audience and its assumed background as well as the learning objectives. Proposals should also include contact information and short biographies of the presenters. If the tutorial has been given previously, the proposal should describe where the tutorial has been lectured and how it will be modified for ICWE 2017. In summary, tutorial proposals must include the following information:

Along with the notification of acceptance, presenters will receive further instructions on how to prepare a two-page summary of the tutorial (to be included in the main conference proceedings), tutorial notes (to be made available on the conference website), and a brief bio. The summary’s abstract, bio, and a link to the tutorial notes will be included in the program.

Accepted Tutorials may still be cancelled if the number of registrations for them is very small.

Tutorial proposals should be submitted as a single PDF file in the EasyChair system as described in the SUBMISSION INFORMATION SECTION.

Workshop Submission

ICWE 2017 is looking for high-quality workshops to complement its scientific program. Interested workshop organizers are invited to submit proposals for workshops to be held in conjunction with ICWE 2017 in Rome, Italy, in June 5-8. The goal of the workshops program is to provide a forum where to present and discuss ongoing work in friendly, open, and informal settings.

Topics of interest include all areas of Web Engineering. ICWE 2017 specifically welcomes workshops tackling novel, cutting-edge topics, workshops covering lesser-addressed Web Engineering sub-areas, cross-discipline workshops and workshops dealing with possible and expected future evolutions of the Web. ICWE 2017 workshops are highly encouraged to include interactive and hands-on sessions.

The organizers of approved workshops are responsible for advertising their workshops, collecting papers, managing the review process, making accepted papers available to workshop participants (e.g., workshop website), and collecting the camera-ready copies and copyright forms of accepted papers (verifying that they comply with formatting rules). Organizers are expected to physically attend and manage their workshops. Conference facilities such as meeting rooms, wireless Internet and meals are provided by the local organizers.

ICWE 2017 provides workshop organizers with the opportunity to publish workshop proceedings as part of its dedicated post-workshop proceedings to appear in Springer's LNCS series (confirmation a subject of the accepted workshops). Typically, workshop papers are 12 pages long and peer-reviewed; other forms of contributions can be discussed and agreed on with the workshop chairs. Organizers who prefer their own proceedings are of course welcome as well.

Workshop proposals should include the following information:

  1. General Information
    • Title of the workshop.
    • Organizers and primary contact (name/affiliation/email).
    • Abstract (200 words), intended for the ICWE 2017 website.
    • Expected length of the workshop (full day, half day).
    • Relationship of the workshop to ICWE, its topics, and its community.
  2. Objectives and Scope
    • Goals of the workshop; including a list of possible workshop topics.
    • If applicable, outcomes and results of previous editions of the workshop.
    • Plans for advertising the workshop and making the workshop visible to the community.
    • Estimated number of submissions and of papers to be accepted. If applicable, relevant information on previous editions of the workshop.
    • Estimated number of participants. If applicable, relevant information on previous editions of the workshop.
  3. Organization Details
    • Information about workshop organizers: names, addresses, affiliations, short bio, and name of the main contact person. (Including relevant past experience in workshop organization).
    • If available, a list of PC members.
  4. Workshop Format
    • Format of the workshop (paper-based, discussion-based, invitation-based, work sessions, or similar) – at least 1 hands-on session is highly recommended (see following point).
    • Format of hands-on session(s) (demo’s, hackaton, brain storming, discussions, case elaboration, etc.).
  5. Additional Material
    • Workshop web page (URL of the draft web page, if one exists)
    • Draft Call for Papers for the workshop (a one page Call for Papers that you intend to send out if your workshop is accepted)
Workshop proposals should be submitted as a single PDF file in the EasyChair system as described in the SUBMISSION INFORMATION SECTION. There are no formatting requirements for workshop proposals.

Accepted Workshops should respect the following submission Dates:

PhD Symposium Submission

The ICWE 2017 PhD Symposium aims to improve the research of PhD students and broaden their perspectives by giving them the opportunity to share and develop their research ideas in a supportive environment, get feedback from senior members of the Web engineering community, improve their communication skills, exchange ideas and build relationships with other international Web engineering PhD students.

Selected contributions will be presented in a dedicated conference session where participants will discuss their research ideas and results, and receive constructive feedback from an audience consisting of their peers as well as more senior experts in the field. In addition to that, students will be invited to participate at the poster sessions so that they also receive comments of other participants in the conference.

The ICWE doctoral symposium covers the same research topics as the main conference PhD students We particularly encourage submissions from students who are at the last stages of their doctoral work but with sufficient time prior to completing their dissertation, and from those who are in the beginning stages but have a specific research proposal who can obtain valuable feedback about their research plans.

All PhD Symposium papers will appear in the main conference proceedings that will be published in Springer LNCS.

To participate, students should prepare a research plan answering the following questions:

In detail, the following structure and content is strongly recommended:

  1. Front matter
    • Title, your name, email address, personal website, abstract
  2. Introduction and Motivation
    • Introduction (area of study); description of the problem (that you tackle); what the literature says about this problem (where does existing work fail?); how you (plan to) tackle this problem; which are the requirements of a potential solution; how you (plan to) implement your solution/envisioned result; how you (plan to) validate your solution.
  3. Research Issues, Objectives, and Questions (and Hypotheses)
    • The main research issues/objectives/questions/hypotheses clearly stated.
  4. Research Methodology and Research Design
    • The research method(s) you are using or plan to use, with appropriate references. The research design: how you concretely plan to apply the method(s), e.g., data collection and analysis, set-up for measurements/experiments, case studies, etc. How do you plan to evaluate your results? Threats to validity?
  5. Preliminary key results or contributions
    • Outline/Overview of the proposed solution, results of preliminary data analysis, etc. An example to explain how the solution would work (this is very important!). What is expected to be the main result or contribution?
  6. Work plan
    • Outline of the structure of your thesis. Work accomplished so far and work remaining to be done. Publication plan and other tasks planned. A detailed work plan for the next 6-12 months.
  7. Key references
    • The idea of the research plan is to provide clear material to be useful as a basis for guidance and discussion. Therefore, students should think about the above points carefully and try to make their ideas as concrete and clear as possible. Students at relatively early stages of their research will certainly have difficulty addressing some of these, but should still attempt to do the best they can. It is strongly recommended that students discuss these points with their supervisors!
PhD Symposium proposals should be submitted as a single PDF file in the EasyChair system as described in the SUBMISSION INFORMATION SECTION. There are no formatting requirements for PhD Symposium proposals.

Demonstration Submission

The ICWE 2017 demonstration track provides a forum for researchers and practitioners working in any area of Web Engineering to showcase demonstrators of Web engineering tools, innovative Web architectures, and experimental software prototypes. The ICWE 2017 Demo track provides an excellent way of showcasing prototypes and discuss the applicability of your research.

We seek demos in all areas of Web Engineering related to the ICWE 2017 topics. We encourage short and interactive demos with which the audience can engage, possibly with their own devices. This year, we would also particularly welcome submissions on innovative industrial products that apply Web engineering practices and techniques.

Submission Evaluation Criteria
Demo submissions should describe the innovative aspects of the work they present, highlighting the contributions and major differences to the authors’ previous as well as related work. A significant part of the submission must describe the software implementation and architectural aspects, as well as the level of maturity of the proposed system. Submissions will be peer-reviewed by members of the Demo Program Committee, who will judge the originality, significance, quality, and clarity of each submission. Authors of accepted demos will present their work in a special session within the main conference program.

It is highly recommendable that Demo submissions clearly describe what will be demonstrated and how the contributions will be illustrated interactively. Ideally, submissions should include a URL that points to a preliminary version of the demo (e.g., screenshots, videos, or a running system).

Note that authors of accepted Demos submissions will also be given the opportunity to display a poster and give a one minute pitch about their demo in a plenary session of the conference.

Submission Instructions
Papers must not be longer than 4 (four) pages including abstract and references. Demo submission must include an Appendix of that clearly describes how the authors plan to conduct the demo. This Appendix will not be part of the 4-pages camera-ready version.

Demo proposals should be submitted as a single PDF file in the EasyChair system as described in the SUBMISSION INFORMATION SECTION.

Submission Information

All Proposals must be formatted according to the information for Springer LNCS authors at http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html and submitted in PDF. ICWE 2017 submissions are reviewed following a single blind review process, meaning, you do not need to hide authors’ names and affiliations.
Accepted contributions will be included into the ICWE 2017 Springer LNCS proceedings.

Submissions that are not in compliance with the required submission format or that are out of the scope of the conference will be desk rejected without reviewing.

Submissions and reviewing are supported by the EasyChair system in the multi-track configuration at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icwe2017.

Papers submitted to ICWE 2017 must not be under review elsewhere while under consideration for ICWE 2017, nor may have been already previously published elsewhere.

ICWE 2017 Awards and Special Issue

Awards will be given to the best papers according to the program committee review feedback.

Selected papers may be invited to submit their extended version of their papers to a special issue on "Web Engineering and Big Data" in the Elsevier Information Systems Journal .

Important Dates

Submission Deadline Notification Date Camera Ready
Workshop Proposals 9 December 2016 9 January 2017 -
Tutorials 13 January 2017 3 March 2017 -
Technical/Vision Papers Abstract Submission: 22 January 2017
Full Paper Submission: 22 January 2017 [EXTENDED]
3 March 2017 31 March 2017
Application Papers 17 March 2017 [EXTENDED] 31 March 2017 7 April 2017
Short Papers 17 March 2017 [EXTENDED] 31 March 2017 7 April 2017
Demonstration Papers 17 March 2017 [EXTENDED] 31 March 2017 7 April 2017
PhD Symposium Papers 17 March 2017 [EXTENDED] 31 March 2017 7 April 2017

All deadlines close at 23:59 (11:59pm) Hawaii time.


Accepted Workshops

Accepted Tutorials

Accepted Technical/Vision Papers

Technical Papers:

Vision Papers:

Accepted Short Papers

Accepted Application Papers

Accepted Demonstration Papers

Accepted PhD Symposium Papers

Conference Registration

Early Registration
(until May 10)
Late Registration
(after May 10, until June 4.)
On-Site Registration
(after June 4)
Regular 1 Day - Workshops € 350,00 € 450,00 € 550,00
3 Days - Main Conference € 550,00 € 650,00 € 750,00
4 Days - Full Pass € 650,00 € 750,00 € 850,00
Student 1 Day - Workshops € 280,00 € 360,00 € 440,00
3 Days - Main Conference € 440,00 € 520,00 € 600,00
4 Days - Full Pass € 520,00 € 600,00 € 680,00

Registration form: https://prenotazioni.consultaumbria.com/cmsweb/Login.asp?IDcommessa=372&Lang=EN

The Full Pass registration includes:

  • admission to a very strong technical program comprising technical sessions, three keynotes, three tutorials, five specialized workshop, and a PhD Symposium;
  • coffee breaks from Monday 5th to Thursday 8th;
  • lunches from Monday 5th to Thursday 8th;
  • 1 copy of the proceedings;
  • a welcome reception;
  • a banquet comprising a "roman promenade" in the historical center, a private guided visit to the Roman Forum, and a typical roman dinner in an historical palace on the top of Quirinal Hill.

The Main Conference registration includes everything included in the full registration except the admission to the workshops and the lunch of Monday 5th.

The Workshop registration includes only the admission to the workshops and the lunch of Monday 5th.

Student registrations includes everything included in the corresponding non-student registrations except the participation to the banquet. Students will be requested to present a valid student card or a corresponding student certificate at the registration desk.

Accompanying persons can buy extra tickets for social events. The fee is € 150,00 and includes the welcome reception and the banquet.


For each accepted paper (technical, vision, application, short, demo, poster, workshop, and tutorial), at least one author needs to have a regular (i.e., non-student) registration. Conference authors of an accepted paper must complete a regular (i.e., non-student) registration before the 7th of April 2017 for having their paper included in the conference proceedings. Workshop authors of an accepted paper must complete a regular (i.e., non-student) registration before the 19th of May 2017 for having their paper included in the workshop post-conference proceedings. If you have multiple accepted papers, each paper must have a separate regular (i.e., non-student) registration.

All registration fees do not include an additional VAT 22%. However, in specific cases (see below) Italian laws allow the VAT exemption. Please check which category you belong to among those listed below and follow the instructions:

  1. Individuals belonging to a foreign (non-Italian) institution: you can proceed to payment with VAT exemption via credit card and/or bank transfer, but you need to provide the data of your institution (in particular, the VAT code)
  2. Individuals belonging to an Italian university or public administration: do not proceed to pay with your personal credit card, but choose to pay via bank transfer, wait for the confirmation email from the system and pass all the procedure to your administration; ask them to contact congressi@consultaumbria.com to make them interact for the recently introduced “fatturazione elettronica” e “split dell'IVA”;
  3. Individuals acting as a single private and/or belonging to an Italian private company: you must add the VAT (22%) to the registration fee.

In cases 1 and 2 above, check the box VAT EXEMPTION in the registration form after selecting your category.

For any issues and/or needs of clarifications, please contact congressi@consultaumbria.com


Cancellation must be made in writing by email to congressi@consultaumbria.com . For any cancellation received before 10th May 2017, registration fees will be reimbursed except € 50,00 for handling fees. No reimbursement will be made for cancellations received after 10th May 2017. Please note that it is possible to transfer your registration to a colleague.

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Event Location

Department of Engineering
Roma Tre University
Via Vito Volterra, 60
00146 Rome, Italy
Phone: +39 06 57333481
Fax: +39 06 5593732
Email: ricerca.ingegneria@uniroma3.it

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The Venue is located in a former ship model basin ("Vasca Navale" in Italian), founded in 1927 and used to carry out hydrodynamic tests with ship models, for the purpose of designing new ships with good performance at sea. After a complete renovation, the basin became part of the Department of Engineering of Roma Tre University.

Location: 41.854790, 12.470252 (or 41°51′17.2″N, 12°28′12.9″E)

The pedestrian gate to the Venue is Via Vito Volterra 60 (pay attention to the street Via Volterra located in a different district). The quickest and easiest way to get to the Venue is by metro. The nearest station is Stazione Basilica S. Paolo (B line or blue line). After a 10-minute walk you get to the Venue (map):

  1. Leave the station towards the Basilica di San Paolo (if you are on the right side you can spot the white bell tower of the basilica, currently under facelift)
  2. Go ahead and cross the stop light and go west to Viale Ferdinando Baldelli keeping the left lane
  3. At the cross light, just after the hospital Bambino Gesù, turn left on Via Tullio Civita Levi keeping the right lane
  4. Cross the wide Viale Guglielmo Marconi and go west one more block on Via Corrado Segrè, reaching the pedestrian gate of the Department (with the University pyramid shaped logo)
  5. Go down the outdoor stairs and follow the indications to the UMAP welcome area
Bus 170 connecting Stazione Termini (interchange stop between A and B metro lines) with EUR district stops at Viale Guglielmo Marconi, one block far from the Venue, on both directions southbound and northbound. Bus 23 leaves from the terminal bus stop at Largo San Leonardo Murialdo (5-min walk from the venue) and connects the venue to the Vatican city district. The Bus service suffers usual delays during heavy traffic or rush hours.

ATAC  (desktop) and  muoversiaroma.it  (mobile) websites help you to find  connections, route planning and bus waiting times. Downloadable maps of the public transportation system in the city (“Rome centro” for city centre and “Rome città” for the wider area that includes the ICWE venue) and metro railways (see “Metro e ferrovie metropolitane”) are to be found  here.

A large free car parking opened till late evening is located 50mt from the Venue on Via della Vasca Navale 109. Reach the venue from there going east till the gate at Via della Vasca Navale 81 ( map ).

Further Information About the Venue
For further information about the city and the transportation (e.g. trains and flights to Rome, public transportation fares and tickets) see below.


Are you travelling to the Eternal City? Look up this brief guide on how to reach Rome by using the major public and private means of transportation and how to get around.

By Air

Leonardo da Vinci Airport (FCO) at Fiumicino city is near the coast, to the west of Rome city center. FCO is the major airport serving Rome. The other, Ciampino Airport CIA) is mostly low cost budget airlines, dominated by Ryanair and charters.

From/to Leonardo Da Vinci Airport, Fiumicino (FCO)

Trains are the most convenient transport for central Rome, reachable in about 30 minutes. The Leonardo Express train is available every 30 minutes during daytime and stops at Stazione Termini (connections with A and B metro line). One way fare 14 euro. Tickets bought and printed on-line are already validated. Their validity lasts for 90 minutes from the departure time of the selected train. Tickets bought from the ticket desks at the stations, railway ticket desks, travel agencies, enabled ticket offices and self-service machines are valid for 90 minutes and must always be validated using the appropriate stamping machines before starting every journey. This service is guaranteed also in the event of a strike. Schedule is from 6 am to 23 pm approximately every day.

Regular metropolitan train service leaves Fiumicino airport and stops at the minor stations of Rome (e.g., Ostiense, Tuscolana and Tiburtina) and the estimated time is 30-60 minutes with a 20 minutes frequency. Both the trains leave at near platforms so better you double check the right one at the air terminal.

Taxis, Car Rentals and Private car services are also available.

From/to G.B. Pastine Airport, Ciampino (CIA)

The most convenient service from/to Rome and the Airport is offered by private bus lines.  Terravision coaches provide frequent connections from Ciampino Airport and Via Marsala 29, next to Stazione Termini (connections with A and B metro line). One way fare 4 euro. Journay time around 40 minutes.  SITBusShuttle coaches are an alternative option.

Taxis operate just outside the air terminal.

By Rail

Stazione Termini, Stazione Tiburtina and Stazione Ostiense central railway stations are the point of arrival and departure for almost all trains from Italy and abroad. The majority of public buses leave from Termini to the different areas of the city and the two existing underground lines have their changing terminal there. Tiburtina and Ostiense are connected with B line. Trenitalia Eurostar and Italo trains are the fastest to reach Rome departing from Milan, Florence, Venice, Turin, Naples and Bologna.

Car Rental service is available at Stazione Termini. Taxi stand is in front of the main entrance to the station in Piazza dei Cinquecento.

By Bus

Bus links from/to Italian and foreign major cities are not so frequent in Rome. For this reason you will not find an out-and-out central station. Almost all the long distance buses end their journeys outside underground stations, among which the main ones are Tiburtina and EUR Fermi, both on the B line of the metro.

By Car

If you drive from Northern Italy on the motorway A1/E35, leave it toward “Roma Centro, Grande Raccordo Anulare, Aeroporti, E80, A12, Civitavecchia, Roma Nord, Rieti“.  Arriving from the South on the same motorway A1/E45, leave at “Roma Centro, Grande Raccordo Anulare, Aeroporti, E80, A12, Civitavecchia, Roma Sud, Cesareo” tollgate. In both of the cases you will find yourself at the “Grande Raccordo Anulare“, major beltway linking the motorways and state roads leading to Rome. Exit SS8 Via del Mare toward the city center. After the sign “Rome” (around 18km from the Grande Raccordo Anulare) and a roundabout, go under a bridge (around 50mt after the sign) and turn left right away joining via Guglielmo Marconi westbound. Keep going for 1Km. At the 1st traffic light turn left (Via Salvatore Pincherle) and you will easily reach the venue (Via Vito Volterra 60) and the Faculty free parking (Via della Vasca Navale 109).

This is the route: Grande Raccordo Anulare (G.R.A.) → Venue.

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city public transportation

  • +39 060609 – Chiamataxi

Or you can call directly one of the major taxi services:

  • 3570 (or +39 06 3570)- Radio Taxi
  • 6645 (or +39 06 6645)- Pronto Taxi
  • 5551 (or +39 06 5551)- Radio Taxi Samarcanda (free onboard Wi-Fi)
  • 4994 (or +39 06 4995)- La Capitale
  • 4157 (or +39 06 4157)- Tevere
  • it Taxi mobile app (iOS, Android) let you hail a taxi based on your location.

Besides meter-based fares, you can ask for taxi fixed fares from the two major airports:

  • Fiumicino (FCO) ↔ any address inside Ancient Aurelian Walls of the city – 48 Euros
  • Fiumicino (FCO) ↔ Ciampino (CIA) – 50 Euros
  • Fiumicino (FCO) ↔ Stazione Ostiense  – 45 Euros
  • Fiumicino (FCO) ↔ Stazione Tiburtina  – 55 Euros
  • Fiumicino (FCO) ↔ Civitavecchia port  – 120 Euros
  • Ciampino (CIA) ↔ any address inside Ancient Aurelian Walls of the city – 30 Euros
  • Ciampino (CIA) ↔ Stazione Ostiense  – 45 Euros
  • Ciampino (CIA) ↔ Stazione Tiburtina  – 55 Euros

See this pdf for Aurelian wall map and Main taxi downtown ranks. The venue is 3km outside the wall and the average fare from Fiumicino (FCO) airport is around 45/50 Euros, 40/45 from Ciampino (CIA) (plus surcharges for late nights, Sundays, holidays orluggage). Credit cards are accepted by a limited number of Taxi services. Some quick tips:

  • Official cabs are white, have a taxi sign mounted on the roof, have an insignia on the driver’s door reading“Comune di Roma,” have an official number and a meter. You want an official cab. Do not use the touts at Termini Station or Airports.
  • Some taxi drivers prefer to use taxi stands. You can flag a taxi down, but it is a rarer occurrence than in most cities. Romans know they’ll find a taxi stand in all the major piazze.
  • There will be a fixed starting charge, which will be more for late nights, Sundays and holidays. There will also be a charge for each bag that the cabbie handles.

METRO And buses

The Rome Metro Underground Train system has two lines named A (or orange line) and B (or blue line). The lines intersect at Rome Termini Station (Stazione Termini), the main public transport hub in Rome. A new Line C is in the process of being built.

There are stations next to the Colosseum/Roman Forum and Spanish Steps and within 5 minutes walk of the Vatican. It also helps that the centre of Rome where visitors go is compact and pleasantly walkable.

Trains run approximately every 4-10 minutes, from 5:30am until 11:30pm every day (until 12:30am on Saturdays). Over 20 night bus lines run from 00:30am to 5:30am. The main terminal stations are Termini (Piazza dei Cinquecento) and Piazza Venezia. From these two piazzas buses leave for all directions every 30 minutes. Night bus stops are marked with an owl.

All local public transport is integrated in Rome. You have to purchase your tickets before you board any public transport in Rome. Most people will have a pass of one kind or another.

Tickets for both the bus system and Metro can be purchased from tobacconists, bars, or vending machines at metro stations and major bus stops. On both buses and metro there is a flat fare. Available tickets are listed on this page, while the most relevant are the following:

  • B.I.T. Standard 1.50, valid for one Metro ride or 100 minutes on all buses from the first obliteration.
  • B.I.G. Daily 6, valid for unlimited metro, bus, and train travel within Rome 24 hours from the first obliteration.
  • B.T.I. 3-day tourist €16.50, valid till 23:59 of the third day since the day of the first obliteration.
  • C.I.S. Weekly ticket €24.00, valid till 23:59 of the third day since the day of the first obliteration.

CITY wi-fi

Rome is one of European cities with the largest citywide free Wi-Fi. These are the three largest available networks:

Usually a valid cellular phone number is required during the free registration. Several trams are equipped with free onboard Wi-Fi.


Average termperatures in June are 27-15 °C (81-59 °F) with less than 8 days of rainfall (34mm) and 13 hours of daily sunshine.


Riccardo Torlone

General Chair

Roberto De Virgilio

Program Chair

Jordi Cabot

Program Chair

Tommaso Di Noia

Application Papers Chair

In-Young Ko

Short Papers Chair

Piero Fraternali

Short Papers Chair

Irene Garrigos

Workshops Chair

Manuel Wimmer

Workshops Chair

Erik Wilde

Demonstrations Chair

Santiago Melia

Demonstrations Chair

Oscar Diaz

PhD Symposium Chair

Benatallah Boualem

PhD Symposium Chair

Silvia Abrahão

Tutorials Chair

Luis Olsina

Tutorials Chair

Quan Z. Sheng

Publicity Chair

Giovanni Toffetti Carughi

Publicity Chair

Anaya Dass

Publicity Chair

Donatella Firmani

Local Organization Chair

Florian Daniel

Proceedings Chair

Marco Brambilla

Steering Committee Liaison

Flavius Frasincar

Steering Committee Liaison

Technical/Vision Track

Senior Program Committee

  • Alessandro Bozzon, TU Delft
  • Gianluca Demartini, University of Sheffield
  • Schahram Dustdar, Vienna University of Technology
  • Geert-Jan Houben, TU Delft
  • Oscar Pastor, Universitat Politécnica de Valencia
  • Gustavo Rossi, LIFIA-F. Informatica. UNLP
  • Daniel Schwabe, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janiero
  • Steffen Staab, University of Koblenz-Landau
  • Stefan Tai, Technische Universität Berlin

Program Committee

  • Benjamin Adams, The University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • Sören Auer, University of Bonn & Fraunhofer IAIS
  • Wolf-Tilo Balke, Institut für Informationssysteme, TU Braunschweig
  • Olivier Barais, IRISA / INRIA / Univ Rennes1
  • Devis Bianchini, University of Brescia
  • Maria Bielikova, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava
  • Javier Luis Canovas Izquierdo, IN3 - UOC
  • Cinzia Cappiello, Politecnico di Milano
  • Rubby Casallas, University of los Andes
  • Fabio Casati, University of Trento
  • Sven Casteleyn, Universitat Jaume I
  • Michele Catasta, EPFL
  • Soon Ae Chun, CUNY
  • Mirel Cosulschi, Department of Computer Science, University of Craiova
  • Valter Crescenzi, Università degli Studi Roma Tre
  • Alexandra Cristea, University of Warwick
  • Alfredo Cuzzocrea, University of Trieste
  • Olga De Troyer, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
  • Emanuele Della Valle, DEIB, Politecnico di Milano
  • Angelo Di Iorio, University of Bologna
  • Vania Dimitrova, School of Computing, University of Leeds
  • Peter Dolog, Department of Computer Science, Aalborg University
  • Francesco Donini, Universita' della Tuscia
  • Laurence Duchien, University of Lille
  • Enrico Francesconi, ITTIG-CNR
  • James Geller, CS Dept., New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • Cristina Gómez, UPC
  • Sebastian Hellmann, AKSW/KILT, Universität Leipzig
  • Gerti Kappel, TU Wien
  • Chin-Laung Lei, National Taiwan University
  • Lei Liu, HP Labs (USA)
  • Zakaria Maamar, Zayed University
  • Cristian Mateos, CONICET-ISISTAN, UNICEN
  • Maristella Matera, Politecnico di Milano
  • Paolo Merialdo, Università degli Studi Roma Tre
  • Philippe Merle, INRIA
  • Amedeo Napoli, LORIA Nancy
  • Wolfgang Nejdl, L3S and University of Hannover
  • Moira Norrie, ETH Zurich
  • Gennady Pekhimenko, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Vicente Pelechano, Universidad Politcnica de Valencia
  • Alfonso Pierantonio, University of L'Aquila
  • Sherif Sakr, The University of New South Wales
  • Jocelyn Simmonds, Universidad de Chile
  • Olga Streibel, National Institute of informatics
  • Eleni Stroulia, University of Alberta
  • Fernando Sánchez, Universidad de Extremadura
  • Samir Tata, Institut Mines-Telecom; Telecom SudParis; CNRS UMR Samovar
  • Massimo Tisi, AtlanMod team (Inria, Mines Nantes, LINA)
  • Manolis Tzagarakis, University of Patras
  • Stratis Viglas, University of Edinburgh
  • Marco Winckler,
  • Erik Wittern, IBM Research
  • Makoto Yamada, Yahoo! Labs
  • Nicola Zannone, Eindhoven University of Technology

Short Paper Track

Program Committee

  • Alessandro Bozzon Adams, Delft University of Technology
  • Florian Daniel, Politecnico di Milano
  • Davide Di Ruscio, Università degli Studi dell'Aquila
  • Angel Jimenez-Molina, University of Chile
  • Davide Martinenghi, Politecnico di Milano
  • Fernando Sánchez, Universidad de Extremadura
  • Massimo Tisi, AtlanMod team (Inria, Mines Nantes, LINA)
  • Mario Matias Urbieta, LIFIA, Universidad Nacional de La Plata
  • Manuel Wimmer, Vienna University of Technology

Application Track

Program Committee

  • Benjamin Adams, The University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • Claudio Bartolini, Cloud4Wi
  • Joseph Busch, Taxonomy Strategies
  • Elena Cabrio, Université Côte d'Azur, CNRS, Inria, I3S
  • Mauro Dragoni, Fondazione Bruno Kessler - FBK-IRST
  • Danh Le Phuoc, Technische Universität Berlin
  • Maria Maleshkova, AIFB, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
  • Jindřich Mynarz, University of Economics Prague
  • Phuong Nguyen, Duy Tan University
  • Sergio Oramas, Universidad Politécnica Madrid
  • Vito Claudio Ostuni, Pandora Media Inc.
  • Carlos R. Rivero, Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Domenico Rotondi, Fincons Group S.p.A.
  • Dezhao Song, Thomson Reuters
  • Dhavalkumar Thakker, University of Bradford
  • Jürgen Umbrich, Vienna University of Economy and Business (WU)
  • Ruben Verborgh, Ghent University – imec

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