The 3rd International Workshop on

Web-based Support Systems (WSS'06)

December 18, 2006, Hong Kong

In conjunction with
2006 IEEE/WIC/ACM Int. Conf. on Web Intelligence
& Int. Conf. on Intelligent Agent Technology
2006 IEEE Int. Conf. on Data Mining

The Workshop proceedings will be published by IEEE Computer Society Press, to be indexed by EI.

After successful meetings in Halifax, Canada (2003) and Beijing, China (2004), the third International Workshop on Web-based Support Systems (WSS'06) will be held in Hong Kong, China on December 18, 2006. The workshop aims to bring together researchers and users to share their experiences, vision and methodologies on Web-based support systems. It will provide a forum for the discussion and exchange of ideas and information by researchers, students, and professionals on the issues and challenges brought on by the Web technology for various support systems. One of our goals is to find out how applications and adaptations of existing methodologies on the Web platform benefit our decision-makings and various activities.

Submissions on all aspects of Web-based support systems are solicited. Descriptions of work in progress are also welcome. Papers from previous workshops can be found at: wss'03, wss'04, and wss'04. Some suggested, but not limited, topics for the workshop include:

Web-based support systems for specific domains:

  • Web-based decision support systems
  • Enterprise-wide decision support systems
  • Web-based group decision support systems
  • Web-based executive support systems
  • Web-based business support systems
  • Web-based negotiation support systems
  • Web-based medical support systems
  • Web-based research support systems
  • Web-based information retrieval support systems
  • Web-based education support systems
  • Web-based learning support systems
  • Web-based teaching support systems

    Web-based applications

  • Web-based knowledge management systems
  • Web-based groupware systems
  • Web-based financial and economic systems
  • Web-based multimedia systems
  • Web information fusion
  • Internet banking systems

    Techniques related to WSS

  • XML and data management on the Web
  • Web information management
  • Web information retrieval
  • Web data mining and farming
  • Web search engines
  • Information fusion
  • Web services
  • Grid computing

    Design and development of WSS

  • Web-based systems development
  • CASE tools and software for developing Web-based applications
  • Systems analysis and design methods for Web-based applications
  • User-interface design issues for Web-based applications
  • Visualizations of Web-based systems
  • Security issues related to Web-based applications
  • Web engineering

    Important Dates:

  • August 7, 2006 Submission Deadline
  • September 8, 2006 Notification of acceptance
  • September 29, 2006 Final copy due
  • December 18, 2006 Workshop day


    Submitted papers should be formatted in the style of IEEE-Computer Society. The page limit for the final version is 4 pages. Please submit your manuscrip via the submission system at WI/IAT/ICDM site.


    There will be no seperate workshop registration. You need to register for WI'06 or IAI'06. Please register at WI 2006 site.

    Program co-chairs:

    JingTao Yao (University of Regina, Canada)
    Kanliang Wang (Xi'an Jiaotong University, China)

    Program committee: (Partial list)

    Cory Butz (University of Regina, Canada)
    Belur Dasarathy (Editor-in-chief, Information Fusion Journal, Consultant, USA)
    Lisa Fan (University of Regina, Canada)
    Jianchao Han (California State University, USA)
    Xiaohua (Tony) Hu (Drexel University, USA)
    Dawn Jutla (Saint Mary's University, Canada)
    Kinshuk (Massey University, New Zealand)
    Tsau Young Lin (San Jose State University, USA)
    Qing Liu (Nanchang University, China)
    Pawan Lingras (Saint Mary's University, Canada)
    Sabah Mohammed (Lakehead University, Canada)
    Dominik Slezak (University of Regina, Canada)
    Marcin S. Szczuka (Warsaw Univesity, Poland)
    Shusaku Tsumoto (Shimane Medical University, Japan)
    Guoyin Wang (Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China)
    Yiyu Yao (University of Regina, Canada)
    Yanqing Zhang (Georgia State University, USA)