Call for Papers

The pervasive connectivity of the Internet and the powerful architecture of the WWW have created a tremendous opportunity for conducting business on the Internet. The terms e-commerce and e-business have been used to describe those systems and technologies that make conducting business on the Internet possible. The purpose of this workshop is to identify and explore the technical issues and solutions for e-commerce on the Internet. In particular, we are interested in the infrastructure issues to facilitate e-commerce and Web-based information systems. The WECWIS workshop is to be a forum for free exchange of ideas. Particularly welcome are reports on experimental work, experience with current standards and position papers addressing current and future needs of e-commerce and Web-based information systems.

Topics for submission include but are not limited to:

Paper Submissions

Authors are invited to submit regular papers, reports on work in progress, as well as proposals for panel discussions. The paper should not exceed 25 double-spaced, 8.5x11-inch pages (including figures, tables and references) in 10-12 point font. The title page should include a maximum 150-word abstract, five keywords, full mailing address, e-mail address, phone numbers, and a designated contact author. Submission can be made either electronically or via the postal system.

Electronic Submission: E-mail one PDF version of your manuscript to the program chair at

Postal Submission: Send five copies of your manuscript to:
Dr. Philip S. Yu, WECWIS 2000
IBM T. J. Watson Research Center
30 Saw Mill River Road 
Hawthorne, NY 10532
Tel: +1 (914) 784-7141
Fax: +1 (914) 784-7455
The workshop proceedings will be published by the IEEE Computer Society Press.

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline:  Dec. 17, 1999 (extended)
Notification of acceptance: Feb. 14, 2000
Camera-ready paper due:  Mar. 24, 2000

WECWIS 2000 Program Organization
General Chair:  Sang Son, University of Virginia
Program Chair:  Philip S. Yu, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center
Publicity Co-Chairs:  Lisa Cingiser DiPippo, University of Rhode Island
Sue Nagy, EMC Corp.
Publication Chair:  Kun-Lung Wu, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center
Web Chair:  Ming-Ling Lo, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center
Industrial and WIP Chair:  Jen-Yao Chung, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center
Local Arrangements Co-Chairs:  Andy Yang, Oracle 
Hsin Pan, IBM
Program Committee:  Amr El Abbadi, UC Santa Barbara
Sanjoy Baruah, Univ. of North Carolina
Amit Basu, Vanderbilt University
Roberto J. Bayardo, IBM Almaden Research Center
Elisa Bertino, Universita' di Milano, Italy
Alejandro P. Buchmann, Technische Universitaet Darmstadt, Germany
Ludmila Cherkasova, Hewlett Packard Labs
Michele Colajanni, Universita' di Modena, Italy
Anindya Datta, Georgia Institute of Technology
Jiawei Han, Simon Fraser University
Prabhudev Konana, Univ. of Texas at Austin
Norihisa Komoda, Osaka University, Japan
Wen-Syan Li, NEC USA
Ming-Ling Lo, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center
Al Mok, Univ. of Texas, Austin
Richard Muntz, UCLA
Edward Omiecinski, Georgia Institute of Technology
Hsin Pan, IBM
Calton Pu, Georgia Institute of Technology
Michael Rabinovich, AT&T Labs
Krithi Ramamritham, Unvi. of Massachusetts
Kyuseok Shim, Bell Laboratories
Jaideep Srivastava, University of Minnesota
Andrew B. Whinston, Univ. of Texas, Austin
Kun-Lung Wu, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center
Andy Yang, Oracle Corp.
Wei Zhao, Texas A&M University
Steering Committee:  Jen-Yao Chung, IBM (Chair)
T. P. Liang, National Sun Yat-Sen Univ., Taiwan
Kwei-Jay Lin, University of California, Irvine
Krithi Ramamritham, Univ. of Massachusetts
Sang H. Son, Univ. of Virginia
Jack Stankovic, Univ. of Virginia
Philip S. Yu, IBM

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WECWIS2000 Last updated on August 31, 1999.