4th International Workshop on
Quality in Web Engineering
To be held in conjuntion with the
13th International Conference on Web Engineering
QWE'13
July 8-12, 2013
Aalborg, North Denmark
[ICWE 2013]
[POLIMI] [UPV] [UNLPam]

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP

Following up the tradition established in the IWWUA (International Workshop on Web Usability and Accessibility) series of workshops held in the context of the WISE conference first, and then the three previous editions of the QWE workshop held in the context of the ICWE conference, this workshop is an opportunity for close interaction among professionals and researchers interested in discussing recent trends and perspectives in the role of quality in the Web Engineering research field. Similarly to the previous edition, QWE will focus quality in Web processes, Web artifacts, Web products (applications, services) and in Web content. Special emphasis will be posed on Web Engineering methods, and the way in which their early artifacts (process and product models) can improve both the quality of the development process and the quality of the final applications and content. This includes, among other aspects, discussing the way in which Web Engineering methods can be further empowered by taking into account quality principles and by integrating sound quality assessment techniques that have proven their effectiveness (review guidelines, usability models, usability evaluation methods, usability checkers, accessibility verifiers, information quality tools, logging tools, automatic metric capture tools, statistical tools, etc.). Furthermore, QWE will extend its scope also focusing on quality in cloud computing. Particular attention will be paid to models and methods to manage and assess quality aspects of applications offered by using the SaaS paradigm or of Future Internet Services.

The main objective of the workshop can be summarized, therefore, as allowing participants to discuss and get to know the most innovative and advanced experiences for guaranteeing the quality of Web applications and content, and the role that Web Engineering methods can play in this task.

The workshop will particularly try to encourage the discussion on new emergent issues related to current trends in the creation of modern Web applications (i.e., Web 2.0 applications) or in offering applications using modern architectural paradigms. The former issue analyzes applications that foster the user involvement in the production of contents, annotations, and evaluations. As a result, a huge amount of user-generated content is populating the Web. The need to manage them in an efficient manner lies behind a set of new topics that are gaining momentum in the Web scenario. Among them, the selection of trustworthy contents from the Web, such as content credibility and author reputation outstands. Another increasingly important topic in this new environment is the development of Web applications (e.g., mashups) through the integration of contents and functions that are provided by third parties that open their APIs or offer services toward developers and end users. Regarding this new generation of applications while several efforts have been so far devoted to the production of authoring environments and development tools, and to the definition of corresponding enabling technologies, there is a lack of proposals for the definition of key quality principles and evaluation methods for the component development, selection, and integration.


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