“Assessing the many qualities of Web applications”


The development and usage of Web applications in different platforms and devices are continuously increasing. Web applications have become the most predominant form of software delivery today, with users and businesses choosing to rent or use software rather than buy it. The success of such applications depends on their capability to satisfy the customer needs. This has led to increased attention on quality models, processes and methods that facilitate understanding, evaluating, and especially improving the overall quality of products, processes and quality in use.

The aim of this track is to solicit contributions on methods, techniques and tools that allow capturing user requirements and needs effectively and ensure their fulfillment through the Web application development and maintenance. This track regroups the topics related to requirements, quality metrics and evaluation methods for assessing Web applications.

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

Track Chairs

Silvia Abrahão, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
Filomena Ferrucci, Università di Salerno, Italy
Contact: quality.trackchair.icwe2014@webengineering.org

Track Program Committee

  • Joao Araujo, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
  • Rami Bahsoon, School of Computer Sc, University of Birmingham, UK
  • Michela Bertolotto, University College Dublin, Ireland
  • Davide Bolchini, Indiana University, USA
  • Giorgio Brajnik, University of Udine, Italy
  • Cinzia Cappiello, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Schahram Dustdar, TU Wien, Austria
  • Carmine Gravino, University of Salerno, Italy
  • Emilio Insfran, Universitat Politècnica de València (DSIC-UPV), Spain
  • Tahar Kechadi, University College Dublin, Ireland
  • Nora Koch, Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich, Germany
  • Grace Lewis, Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute, USA
  • Maristella Matera, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Emilia Mendes, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden
  • Ali Mesbah, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Luis Olsina, GIDIS_Web, Engineering School, UNLPam, Argentina
  • Federica Sarro, University College, London, UK
  • Giovanni Toffetti Carughi, University of Lugano, Switzerland
  • Giuliana Vitiello, University of Salerno, Italy
  • Michael Weiss, Carleton University, Canada
  • Coral Calero, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
  • Arie van Deursen, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
  • Vahid Garousi, University of Calgary, Canada
  • Jean Vanderdonckt, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
  • Cristina Cachero, Universidad de Alicante, Spain

Topics of interests

  • Functional and non-functional requirements for Web applications
  • Web requirements elicitation, analysis, validation and verification
  • Empirical studies describing emerging requirements for Web applications
  • Web Quality models, guidelines, factors, criteria, metrics, patterns, and recommendations
  • Quality of service and metrics for Web applications development
  • Quality of SaaS applications and Mashups
  • Information quality assessment and quality of information integration on the Web
  • Quality in Web engineering project management (size, cost estimation, risk management, measures, etc.)
  • Performance modeling, monitoring, and evaluation
  • Integration of quality assessment activities in the development processes
  • Methods and tools for testing and evaluating Web applications
  • Deployment and usage analysis of Web applications
  • Quality of Web application development environments and case tools
  • Empirical Web engineering