“Understanding users and impact of Web technology for the development of usable Web applications”


Most Web applications are conceived as interactive systems that aim at communicating with users. Users do not only consume information via the Web, but can also play an active role by contributing content (e.g., Web 2.0), get involved in the development process of Web applications (e.g., agile and user-centered design processes) and even conceive their own components by interacting with specialized tools (e.g., end-user development tools). In this context, there are many user roles involved in the socio-technical environment encompassing the development of Web applications.

The aim of this track is to study user interface software and technologies that improve the relationship between users and Web applications. We welcome contributions that investigate solutions able to improve usability, accessibility, and user experience with Web applications, as well as user-centered design approaches that describe how Web technology and innovative design solutions can help users to better accomplish their tasks over the Web.

For paper categories, submission instructions and deadlines, please see the ICWE submission page.

Track Chairs

Fabio Paternò, University of Pisa, Italy
José Antonio Gallud, Universidad de Castilla La Mancha, Spain
Contact: hci.trackchair.icwe2014@webengineering.org

Track Program Committee

  • Abascal Julio, University of Basque Countries, Spain
  • Brajnik Giorgio, University of Udine, Italy
  • Gena Cristina, University of Turin, Italy
  • Leiva Luis, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
  • Lozano Maria, University of Castilla-la Mancha, Spain
  • Matera Maristella, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Nebeling Michael, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  • Santoro Carmen, CNR-ISTI, Italy
  • Vigo Markel, University of Manchester, UK
  • Winckler Marco, University of Toulouse 3, France
  • Carlos Duarte, University of Lisbon, Portugal
  • Simone Barbosa, Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Antonella De Angeli, University of Trento, Italy
  • Victor Penichet, University of de Castilla-La Mancha, Spain

Topics of interests

  • End-user development of Web applications
  • Novel and alternative interaction techniques for the Web (e.g., multi-touch, voice, gesture)
  • User interaction with devices and the Web of things
  • Guidelines for user interface design of Web applications
  • Web visualisation methods and techniques
  • Analysis of user tasks and user behavior with Web applications
  • User Interface development environments on and for the Web
  • Semantics in UI and UI development
  • Web Usability and accessibility
  • Human aspects of privacy and security on the Web