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AISB event Bulletin Item

Preliminary CFP: 4th Int'l Workshop on Automated Specification and Verification of Web Systems (WWV'08)

Preliminary Call For Papers

       4th International Workshop on Automated
            Specification and Verification
               of Web Systems (WWV'08)

             Siena, Italy, July 4, 2008

              co-located with WFLP'08



Abstract Submission      April 20, 2008
Full Paper Submission    April 27, 2008
Acceptance Notification  May 27, 2008
Camera Ready             June 11, 2008
Workshop                 July 4, 2008


The  increased  complexity  of Web sites and the explosive growth of
Web-based applications has turned their design and construction into
a  challenging problem. Nowadays, many companies have diverted their
Web   sites   into   interactive,   completely-automated,  Web-based
applications (such  as  Amazon, on-line banking, or travel agencies)
with  a  high complexity that requires appropriate specification and
verification  techniques and tools. Systematic, formal approaches to
the  analysis  and  verification  can  address  the problems of this
particular  domain  with  automated  and  reliable  tools  that also
incorporate semantic aspects.

We solicit original papers on formal methods and techniques applied
to Web sites, Web services or Web-based applications, such as:

* rule-based approaches to Web site analysis, certification,
     specification, verification, and optimization
* formal models for describing and reasoning about Web sites
* model-checking, synthesis and debugging of Web sites
* abstract interpretation and program transformation applied
     to the semantic Web
* intelligent tutoring and advisory systems for Web specifications
* Web quality and Web metrics
* Web usability and accessibility
* Testing and evaluation of Web systems and applications

The WWV series provides a forum for researchers from the communities
of Rule-based programming, Automated Software Engineering, and
Web-oriented research to facilitate the cross-fertilization and the
advancement of hybrid methods that combine the three areas.

The previous WWV editions were: WWV'07 (Venice, Italy), WWV'06 
(Paphos, Cyprus), and WWV'05 (Valencia, Spain).


WWV'08 will be held in July in the convention centre of the
University of Siena, Italy:

The workshop will be co-located with WFLP'08:


Siena is one of the nicest city in Italy. The historical centre is
situated  on   top of a   hill and   is made of beautiful medieval 
buildings   and   churches,   all surrounded by ancient walls. The 
countryside of Siena is worldwide famous for its beauty. The Palio 
of Siena is probably the most famous historical fair in Italy. The 
most   important event of it is a horse race  of medieval origins, 
which is held  in the afternoon of July 2nd  in 'Piazza del Campo' 
in the centre of Siena. For more information, please visit


Submissions must be received by April 27, 2008. In addition, an
ASCII version of the title and abstract must have been submitted by
April 20, 2008. Submitted papers should be at most 15 pages in the
Electronic Notes in Theoretical Computer Science  (ENTCS) style, and
should include an abstract and the author's information. See the
author's instructions of ENTCS style at 
Papers should be submitted electronically via the web-based 
submission site


Accepted papers will be published in a preliminary proceedings volume,
which will be available during the workshop. Publication of the workshop
post-proceedings in the Elsevier series Electronic Notes in Theoretical
Computer Science (ENTCS) is envisaged.


Demis Ballis         University of Udine, Italy
Santiago Escobar     Technical University of Valencia, Spain


Michele Baggi        University of Siena, Italy