Auckland, Auckland Region


1st Workshop on Mashups, Enterprise Mashups and Lightweight Composition on
the Web (MEM&LCW 2008)

held in conjunction with

the Ninth International Conference on Web Information Systems Engineering
(WISE 2008)

Auckland, New Zealand
September 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th, 2008


Deadline for submissions extended to April 30th, 2008


Today's business world relies on a range of sophisticated IT solutions.
Due to the sophistication, business and IT have separated in many
organizations. That separation has left a gap between the two and has led
to high frequencies of IT project escalation and failure. While the gap
between business and IT does not pose a difficulty for highly structured
business problems and processes that are stable in time, it is a major
obstacle for all other problems and processes.
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) along with Web 2.0 technologies and
paradigms, such as mashups and lightweight composition, are believed to
provide a handle to overcome this situation and enable a potential
candidate for a solution that will be essential in bridging the gap
between business and IT.
The new technologies leveraging SOA and Web 2.0 technologies, such as
mashups, enterprise mashups, and lightweight composition, provide business
users with ability to compose and/or use simple applications that follow
their requirements, and not require programming skills, or even
understanding of the concept of SOA, while providing the requested
The goal of this workshop is to provide a platform for discussing research
topics underlying the concepts of lightweight composition, mashups, and
enterprise mashups. By bringing together representatives of academia and
industry, the workshop is also an important venue for identifying new
research problems and disseminating results of the research. By
affiliating with a renowned international conference, the workshop
provides a possibility to interact with researchers from other areas of
the domain of Information Systems.
The workshop organizers invite contributions falling into broad categories
of theoretical considerations, practical solution demonstrations, and
lessons learned from real life implementations of mashups, enterprise
mashups, and lightweight composition systems.


The topics of the workshop include, but are not limited to the following:
* Governance of mashup technologies
* Lightweight information integration
* Mashups and legacy applications
* Mashups in process aware information systems
* Security of widgets, gadgets, and related technologies
* Security of enterprise information in mashups
* Standards and protocols for lightweight composition
* Technical requirements of mashups
* User interface aspects of lightweight composition
* Value of mashups for enterprises


The proceedings of MEM&LCW 2008 will be published as part of WISE 2008
workshop proceedings - a volume by Springer in Lecture Notes in Computer
Science (LNCS) series. Papers must be submitted in PDF format according to
Springer LNCS template available from [1]. Submitted papers need to have up
to ten LNCS pages. Submission system is available on-line at [2]. Authors
of selected workshop submissions will also be invited to extend their work
and publish it in selected journal issues.
Complete list of WISE 2008 workshops is available at [3].


The workshop will provide an informal and vibrant forum for researchers
and industry practitioners to share their research results and practical
development experiences in the relevant fields.

* April 30th, 2008 - submission deadline for papers (extended)
* May 14th, 2008 - notification of acceptance/rejection
* May 30th, 2008 - submission of camera-ready papers
* September 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th, 2008 - the workshop


* Marek Kowalkiewicz, SAP Research Brisbane, Australia
(mailto:[email protected])
* Dominik Flejter, Poznan University of Economics, Poland
(mailto:[email protected])
* Tomasz Kaczmarek, Poznan University of Economics, Poland
(mailto:[email protected])


* Dan Brickley, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
* Marcos Caceres, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
* Alexander Dreiling, SAP Research, Australia
* Jon Ferraiolo, IBM & OpenAjax Alliance, USA
* Guido Grassel, Nokia Research Center, Finland
* Adam Jatowt, Kyoto University, Japan
* Richard Rodger, TSSG, Italy
* Yu Zheng, Microsoft Research Asia, China


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Added by dflejter on February 12, 2008