Call for Contributions

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 16th edition of ICWE will accept contributions related to different dimensions of Web applications:

ICWE 2016 seeks contributions of full research papers, vision papers, demos and posters, industry and in-practice papers, student papers to the PhD Symposium, tutorials, and workshops, which are the subject of individual calls for submissions.

Awards will be given to the best paper, the best student paper (where the first author is a student), the best vision paper, the best poster presentation, the best tool demonstration as well as to the top-10% papers according to the program committee review feedback.

Important Dates

Full Research Papers

  • abstract submission: 30 December 2015
  • abstract submission (extended): 18 January 2016 (firm)
  • submission: 11 January 2016
  • submission (extended): 18 January 2016 (firm)
  • notification: 29 February 2016
  • camera ready: 18 March 2016

Short Research Papers

  • abstract submission: 7 February 2016 15 February 2016 (extended)
  • submission: 15 February 2016 (firm)
  • notification: 16 March 2016
  • camera ready: 23 March 2016

Vision Papers

  • abstract submission: 7 February 2016 15 February 2016 (extended)
  • submission: 15 February 2016 (firm)
  • notification: 16 March 2016
  • camera ready: 23 March 2016


  • submission: 4 March 2016
  • submission (extended): 14 March 2016
  • notification: 22 March 2016
  • camera ready: 30 March 2016

Tool Demonstrations

  • submission: 9 March 2016
  • submission (extended): 14 March 2016
  • notification: 25 March 2016
  • camera ready: 30 March 2016

PhD Symposium Papers

  • submission: 22 February 2016
  • submission (extended): 7 March 2016
  • notification: 22 March 2016
  • camera ready: 30 March 2016


  • submission: 30 January 2016
  • notification: 15 February 2016

Web Engineering in Practice

  • submission: 1 April 2016
  • notification: 1 May 2016
  • camera-ready (post proceedings): 24 June 2016

All paper submission deadlines are 23:59:59 Hawaii Time.

Workshop Deadlines

The call for workshop proposals is closed. Here are the important dates for the accepted workshops.

  • submission: 23 March 2016
  • submission (extended): 30 March 2016
  • notification: 29 April 2016
  • camera-ready: 13 May 2016
  • camera-ready (post proceedings): 24 June 2016

All deadlines are 23h59, Hawaii Time.

Submission Information

Full research papers: mature, original research contribution. Reported 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. (max. 18 pages)

Short research papers: description of 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 early feedback on early research (8 pages);

Vision papers: discussion, analysis, criticism, proposal, original positions about relevant aspects of Web engineering topics. These papers are intended to generate discussions on promising research that will impact Web engineering in the coming years. (max. 8 pages)

Web Engineering in practice papers: description of real-world applications, case studies, experiences from the field that are highly innovative, insightful and discuss trends in the market and/or challenge the community to find solutions to new problems.

Demo papers: description of innovative uses of existing tools and ideas from the practice. Demonstration submissions must describe working systems, based on state-of-the-art Web technology. (max 4 pages)

Poster papers: opportunity to show-case and present in an informal setting late-breaking results, recent advances, or work in progress. (max 4 pages)

PhD Symposium papers: a forum for PhD students to present ongoing research in a collaborative environment and share ideas with other young researchers in an international atmosphere. (max 6 pages)

Papers must be formatted according to the information for Springer LNCS authors at and submitted in PDF. Accepted contributions will be included into the ICWE 2016 Springer LNCS proceedings.

ICWE2016 follows a single-blind review process: Submissions should explicitly include the names and affiliation of all authors. This information will be made visible to the reviewers. However, the identity of the reviewers will be kept confidential from the authors

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 at

Papers submitted to ICWE 2016 must not be under review elsewhere while under consideration for ICWE 2016, nor may have been already previously published elsewhere.


General Chair

Program Chairs

Short/Vision Papers Chairs

Workshop Chairs

Web Engineering in Practice Chairs

Demonstration Chairs

Poster Chairs

PhD Symposium Chairs

Tutorials Chairs

Publicity Chairs

Proceedings Chair

Local Organization Chairs

  • Elisa Larghi, USI Lugano, Switzerland
  • Mauro Prevostini, USI Lugano, Switzerland
  • Laura Heidemann-Tschanz, USI Lugano, Switzerland

Steering Committee Liaisons