Calls for papers


International Journal of Business Process Integration and Management
International Journal of Business Process Integration and Management


Special Issue on: "Personalised Web Tasking"

Guest Editors:
Grace A. Lewis, Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute, USA
Nikolaos Tsantalis, Concordia University, Canada

In the continuous quest to improve the experience of users interacting with web systems, researchers and practitioners have identified several prerequisites, such as the transparent automation of repetitive and mundane tasks; the automated customisation of the experience to the user’s platform; and the personalisation of the interaction based on the user’s history, including spatiotemporal and social network context.

The topic of personal web tasking draws inspiring ideas from many diverse communities, including web services, RESTful system design, context-aware computing, sematic web, linked data, HCI, ubiquitous computing, workflow management, and W3C standards such as HTML5 and WebDriver.

This special issue seeks original and unpublished research papers regarding the fundamental principles, state of the art, and critical challenges of automation and personalisation aspects of web tasking, including the concepts, methods, services, architectures, frameworks and tools that can be used to support web tasking.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, models and algorithms for user-centric web task management; architecture patterns and feedback control for web tasking; integration mechanisms for web task managers; role of resource-oriented architectures and RESTful services as well as hypermedia for implementing web tasking; formal notations for modelling, analysing and enacting web tasks; methods for engineering user-trust into web task management systems; methods to instrument and reengineer existing systems to manage web tasks over long periods of time; dynamical verification and validation of web tasks; and web tasking exemplars.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Conceptualisation
    • Personalised web tasking
    • Web task automation
    • Asynchronous web tasking
    • Delegation and personal web agents
    • Self-adaptive web tasking
    • Web tasking and the internet of things
    • Composition of web tasking
    • Personal wallets
    • Web tasking and semantic web
  • Enablement
    • Web tasking architectures
    • Web tasking infrastructures and technologies
    • Cloud-based web tasking
    • Modelling and representation of web tasks
    • RESTful services
    • HATEOAS technology for web tasking
    • Context management for web tasking
    • Web tasking reference architectures
    • Web tasking frameworks
    • Web tasking reusability
  • Requirements
    • Web tasking conflict management
    • Security and privacy in the context of web tasking
    • User experience of web tasking
    • Mult-device interaction of web tasks
    • Cognitive support for web tasking
    • Accessibility
    • Requirements engineering for web tasking
  • Life cycle and management and applications
    • Feedback control for web tasking
    • Web task management and scheduling
    • Web tasking access
    • Monetisation in task management
    • Web task managers and dashboards
    • Compelling applications for smart scenarios in commerce, municipal government, and healthcare
    • “Remember the milk (RTM)” application scenarios
    • Empirical case studies
    • Web tasking as part of socio-technical ecosystems

    Notes for Prospective Authors

    Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written and if appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper).

    All papers are refereed through a peer review process.

    All papers must be submitted online. To submit a paper, please read our Submitting articles page.

    Important Dates

    Manuscripts due by: 14 March, 2014 (EXTENDED DEADLINE)

    Reviews sent to authors: 8 April, 2014

    Revisions due: 29 April, 2014

    Final versions due by: 6 May, 2014