ICWE 2020 Edition – First time Online

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 2020 will be held on June 9-12, 2020 online, arranged by the University of Helsinki from Finland. The theme for year 2020 – the 20th edition of the event – is Enhancing the Web with Advanced Engineering. The conference will cover the different aspects of Web Engineering, including the design, creation, maintenance and usage of Web applications. ICWE 2020 is endorsed by the International Society for the Web Engineering (ISWE) and belongs to the ICWE conference series owned by ISWE.

What is our goal?

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 arranged by the University of Helsinki from Finland.

The 20th edition of ICWE will accept contributions related to different dimensions of Web Engineering:

  • Web application development, modeling and engineering
  • Web infrastructures and architectures
  • Execution models, such as serverless computing
  • Human computation and crowdsourcing applications
  • Web application composition and mashups
  • Social and Semantic Web applications
  • Web of Things applications
  • Big Data and data analytics
  • Security, privacy, and identity on the Web
  • Web standards
ICWE 2020

About the University of Helsinki

ICWE 2020 Tracks

The papers are divided in the following three tracks. 

In addition ICWE2020 has Demos, Posters, PhD symposium, Tutorials, and Workshops.

Education Track

Academic Track

Industrial Track

Call for Contributions

The International Conference on Web Engineering (ICWE) is the premier annual conference showcasing advances in Web Engineering methods, platforms, languages, tools and emerging technologies. 

ICWE aims to bring together researchers and practitioners from various disciplines in academia and industry to tackle research and development challenges in the engineering of Web applications as well as dealing with the far-reaching impact of the Web on media, society and culture.


The 20th edition of ICWE will accept contributions on a wide spectrum of topics related to Web Engineering, including but not limited to the following:

  • Web application modeling and engineering
  • Web mining, big data analytics and knowledge extraction 
  • Semantic Web and Linked Open Data
  • Web crowdsourcing, social and human computation
  • Mobile Web application engineering
  • Web of Things
  • Web composition and mashups
  • Web programming languages, tools and frameworks
    • Web Assembly
  • Microservice and Web API engineering
  • Web user interface design
  • Redecentralization of the Web
  • Web-based learning
  • Quality aspects of Web applications:
    • Accessibility and Usability
    • Security and Privacy
    • Reusability and Composition
    • Mobility and Distribution
    • Performance and Scalability
    • Testability and Quality Assurance
    • Maintainability and Sustainability

Submission Guidelines

Papers must be formatted according to the information for Springer LNCS authors and submitted in PDF via EasyChair (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icwe2020). Papers submitted to ICWE 2020 must not be under review elsewhere while under consideration for ICWE 2020, nor may have been already previously published elsewhere. 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.

Update: ICWE 2020 will now also accept HTML submissions that follow Springer LNCS format. HTML submission are done via EasyChair as a zip file containing index.html that works offline and without any installations. It is also mandatory to include pdf version as a backup to the zip file. Any HTML submission that does not follow the LNCS format or other instructions given will be desk rejected without reviewing. See more instructions here.

For the accepted contributions, remember to submit also the Springer Consent to Publish Form: http://icwe2020.webengineering.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/ICWE2020_Consent_to_Publish_LNCS_SIP.pdf

Notice that at least one author of each accepted contribution must register to the conference.

Important Dates

Workshop proposalFeb 9, 2020Feb 16, 2020
Research papers
Abstract: Jan 19, 2020Feb 2, 2020 (Extended)
Jan 26, 2020Feb 2, 2020 (Extended)
Feb 28, 2020March 6, 2020 (Extended)March 23, 2020
Research papers: Education track
Research papers: Industry track
March 1, 2020March 15, 2020March 23, 2020
PhD Symposium
March 7, 2020March 13, 2020 (Extended)March 15, 2020March 18, 2020 (Extended)March 23, 2020
Accepted Workshops’ Dates10 May, 202015 May, 2020

ICWE 2020 will be arranged online.

More details will follow soon.

Special offer from JWE

Journal of Web Engineering (JWE) provides a special online subscription offer for participants of ICWE 2020 at EURO 50 per year (original price Euro 350). To get the JWE subscription for the special price, follow these instructions:
1. Email needs to be sent to Customer Care <customer.care@riverpublishers.com>
2. The subject should be ICWE JWE Special offer

Best Paper will get free yearly subscription to Journal of Web Engineering


General Chair​

Tommi Mikkonen

University of Helsinki, Finland

PC Co-Chairs

Cesare Pautasso

University of Lugano, Switzerland

Maria Bielikova

Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovakia

Local Co-Chairs

Kari Systä

Tampere University, Finland

Niko Mäkitalo

University of Helsinki, Finland

Workshop Co-Chairs

In-Young Ko

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea

Petri Vuorimaa

Aalto University, Finland

Juan Manuel Murillo​

University of Extremadura, Spain

Tutorial Co-Chairs​

Marco Brambilla

Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Kari Salo

Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, Finland

Mahbubul Syeed

American International University in Bangladesh, Bangladesh

Demo & Poster Co-Chairs

Maxim Bakaev

Novosibirsk State Technical University, Russia

Cinzia Cappiello

Politecnico Milano, Italy

Markku Laine

Aalto University, Finland

PhD Symposium Co-Chairs

Alessandro Bozzon

Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

Irene Garrigos

Universidad de Alicante, Spain

Petri Ihantola

University of Helsinki, Finland

Publicity Co-Chairs

Marco Winckler

Université Nice Sophia Antipolis, France

Flavius Frasincar

Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands

Niko Mäkitalo

University of Helsinki, Finland

Industry Track Co-Chairs

Christoph Bussler


Tomoya Noro

Fujitsu Laboratories, Japan

Antero Taivalsaari

Nokia Bell Laboratories, Finland

Web-Based Learning Track Co-Chairs

Ralf Klamma

RWTH Aachen University, Germany

Nick Falkner

University of Adelaide, Australia

Terhi Kilamo

Tampere University, Finland

Proceedings Chair

Kari Systä

Tampere University, Finland

ICWE Steering Committee Liaisons

Florian Daniel

Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Keynote Speakers

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Program Committee

  • Abhishek Srivastava, Indian Institute of Technology Indore
  • Alessandro Bozzon, Delft University of Technology
  • Alexander Knapp, Universität Augsburg
  • Andrea Stocco, Università della Svizzera Italiana
  • Antero Taivalsaari, Nokia Bell Labs, Finland
  • Ashwin Ittoo, ULiège
  • Carlos Canal, University of Málaga
  • Cesare Pautasso, University of Lugano, Switzerland
  • Christoph Bussler, Google
  • Cinzia Cappiello, Politecnico di Milano
  • Cristina Gena, Department of Computer Science, University of Torino
  • Devis Bianchini, University of Brescia
  • Dickson K.W. Chiu, The University of Hong Kong
  • Domenico Bianculli, SnT Centre University of Luxembourg
  • Epaminondas Kapetanios, School of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Westminster
  • Erik Wilde, CA Technologies
  • Euripides Petrakis, Technical University of Crete (TUC)
  • Filippo Ricca, DIBRIS, Università di Genova  Italy
  • Filomena Ferrucci, Università di Salerno
  • Flavius Frasincar, Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • Florian Daniel, Politecnico di Milano
  • Gefei Zhang, Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin
  • George Pallis, Dpt. of Computer Science, University of Cyprus
  • Gustavo Rossi, LIFIA-F. Informatica. UNLP
  • Hao Han, Tokyo Tech, NII, Kanagawa U, U of Tokyo, Konica Minolta
  • Harald Sack, FIZ Karlsruhe, Leibniz Institute for Information Infrastructure & KIT Karlsruhe
  • Hubert Baumeister, Technical University of Denmark
  • Ioannis Anagnostopoulos, University of Thessaly
  • Irene Garrigos, University of Alicante
  • Jan Paralic, Technical University Kosice
  • Jan Hidders
  • Jeffrey Ullman, Stanford University
  • Jose Ignacio Panach Navarrete, University of Valencia
  • Juan Manuel Murillo Rodríguez, University of Extremadura
  • Jürgen Ziegler, University of Duisburg-Essen
  • Kari Systä, Tampere University of Technology
  • Lourdes Moreno, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
  • Manuel Wimmer, Johannes Kepler University Linz
  • Marco Brambilla, Politecnico di Milano
  • Marco Winckler, University Paul Sabatier
  • Marcos Baez, University of Trento
  • Maria Bielikova, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava
  • Maria Esther Vidal, Universidad Simon Bolivar, Dept. Computer Science
  • Maristella Matera, Politecnico di Milano
  • Markel Vigo, The University of Manchester
  • Martin Gaedke, Chemnitz University of Technology
  • Martin Johns, TU Braunschweig
  • Matthias Book, University of Iceland
  • Maurício Aniche, Delft University of Technology
  • Maxim Bakaev, Novosibirsk State Technical University
  • Michael Weiss, Carleton University
  • Myriam Arrue, University of the Basque Country
  • Nicola Zannone, Eindhoven University of Technology
  • Oscar Corcho, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
  • Oscar Diaz, University of the Basque Country
  • Oscar Pastor Lopez, Universitat Politècnica de València
  • Philipp Leitner, Chalmers | University of Gothenburg
  • Piero Fraternali, Politecnico di Milano
  • Pieter Colpaert, Ghent University
  • Radu Tudor Ionescu, University of Bucharest, Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Ralf Klamma, RWTH Aachen University
  • Raphael M. Reischuk, ETH Zurich
  • Richard Chbeir, Univ. Pau & Pays Adour, UPPA/E2S, LIUPPA Anglet, France
  • Santiago Melia, Universidad de Alicante
  • Schahram Dustdar, Vienna University of Technology
  • Sergio Firmenich, LIFIA, Facultad de Informatica, Universidad Nacional de La Plata and Conicet Argentina
  • Stefan Tai, TU Berlin
  • Sören Auer, TIB Leibniz Information Center Science & Technology and University of Hannover
  • Thomas Richter, Rhein-Waal University of Applied Sciences
  • Tomoya Noro, Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd.
  • V. Ramakrishnan, SUNY Stony Brook
  • Vicente Pelechano, Universitat Politècnica de València
  • Werner Retschitzegger, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Information Systems Group
  • Yeliz Yesilada, The University of Manchester
  • Zakaria Maamar, Zayed University, UAE



For any inquiry concerning the conference, please contact icwe2020@webengineering.org