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Call for Contributions


APWeb 2016 invites papers describing original contributions in all fields of Web Management and related research areas and applications. All submissions should be in English. For every accepted paper it is required that at least one author will attend the conference to present the work. Research topics of interest for APWeb 2016 include, but are not limited to the following areas:

* Advanced application of databases                

* Cloud computing                

* Content management                

* Data caching                

* Data mining and knowledge discovery                

* Data and information quality Control                

* Data migration and integration                

* Deep Web                

* Digital libraries                

* Distributed and parallel systems                

* Grid computing                

* Emerging Web techniques                

* Information retrieval                

* Mobile computing and data management                

* Multidimensional databases and OLAP                

* Multimedia systems                

* Parallel and distributed database systems                

* Peer-to-peer systems                

* Performance and benchmarking                

* Query processing and optimization                

* Semantic web and web ontology                

* Security, privacy and trust                

* Sensor networks                

* Service-oriented computing                

* Spatial and temporal databases                

* Stream data processing                

* Storage and data access methods                

* Web community analysis                

* Web search and mining                

* Web services                

* Workflow and E-services                

* XML and semi-structured data management                

All papers in the research, demo and industrial tracks must be submitted through Microsoft's CMT system, via the following link:

The conference proceedings, including all accepted papers, will be published in the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series. Submissions must not exceed 12 pages in LNCS format, including references. All submissions must be in PDF format. Authors should avoid the use of non-English fonts to avoid problems with printing and viewing the submissions. All accepted papers MUST follow strictly the instructions for LNCS Authors. Springer LNCS site offers style files and information:

Submissions for APWeb must be original (not previously published and not under review in other forums). This applies to papers on all tracks of the conference. Authors are advised to interpret these limitations strictly and to contact the PC chairs in case of doubt. Each accepted paper must be accompanied by at least one full registration.

Please note APWeb program has significant changes in 2016:

For the first time in APWeb conferences, we will adopt an oral-poster program model. All the accepted full papers will be classified into either oral paper or poster paper based on reviewers’ recommendations, where oral papers are selected at a more competitive rate. Oral paper authors will be given opportunity to present their work to all audience in the conference plenary session (NOT parallel session). All accepted paper authors can disseminate their research more interactively in poster sessions. Both oral and poster papers are full research papers with the same length in the conference proceedings. 

Best paper awards (including best paper award and best student paper award) will be presented during conference. All the best papers and a few selected oral papers will be recommended to the following journals with reasonable extensions: 


APWeb is a leading international conference on research, development and applications of Web technologies, database systems, information management and software engineering, with a focus on the Asia-Pacific region. The APWeb 2016 Demo program aims to bring together researchers, developers, and database users from the data management and Web communities. It offers an exciting and highly interactive way of demonstrating your databases, systems, services, middleware, and Web research and is an excellent way of advertising the applicability of your results. Proposals for demonstrations of products or prototypes based on innovative research results are solicited.


It is mandatory that all demo proposals describe clearly what will be demonstrated and how the contributions will be illustrated interactively. Optionally, proposals can include a URL that shows a preliminary version of the demo (e.g., screen shots or, even better, an interactive program). A BEST DEMO AWARD will also be given out to the best demo(s) presented in the demo session during the conference.

All submitted demo proposals must be formatted according to the instructions for submission format for research submissions and must be no longer than four (4) pages in the Springer LNCS format. This page limit includes all parts of the paper: title, authors and affiliation, abstract, body, and bibliography. Demos will be selected based on (i) the novelty of the demo system, (ii) the novelty and the technical quality of the underlying research, and (iii) the demonstration scenario and applications of the presented system or technology. All submissions must go through Microsoft cmt system via the following link:


Please note that for every accepted demo, it is required that at least one person registers for the conference and presents the demo. All accepted papers will be included in the proceedings published as Springer's LNCS series.

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Submission Guideline


All papers in the research, demo and industrial tracks must be submitted through Microsoft's CMT system, via the following link.

The conference proceedings, including all accepted papers, will be published in the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series. Submissions must not exceed 12 pages in LNCS format, including references. All submissions must be in PDF format. Authors should avoid the use of non-English fonts to avoid problems with printing and viewing the submissions. All accepted papers MUST follow strictly the instructions for LNCS Authors. Springer LNCS site offers style files and information: .


The review process of APWeb 2016 is single-blinded. There is no need for authors to mask their names and affiliations in the manuscript.

The followings are the maximal lengths of the paper for different tracks of the conference:

Research paper: 12 pages
Industrial paper: 12 pages
Demo paper: 4 pages

Camera-ready submission instruction:

Please be informed that the deadline for submitting the camera-ready paper is ***June 30, 2016***. Note that this is a hard deadline and cannot be extended, i.e., late submission will not be considered for the inclusion into the proceedings.
Please comply with the following steps carefully in preparation for your camera-ready paper

Step 1

Format your paper according to the LNCS template and generate the corresponding PDF file of your manuscript. LaTeX and Word templates, camera-ready and copyright instructions are to be found here:

Please note that:

(a) Camera-ready papers should NOT have page numbers. All numbering will be done by the proceedings editor.

(b) Submissions should be identifiable through a filename convention. For main conference papers, please use “APWEB16_conference_XXXX.pdf” where XXXX is the paper number assigned to your submission by CMT (e.g.:

(c) The page limit is strict and final:

* regular paper (oral and poster): 12 pages
* short paper: 4 pages

* demo paper: 4 pages

Step 2

Create a readme file based on the below template. You should fill in the surnames of all authors, first names of all authors, contact author's name and mailing address as well as the contact author's email. The file has to be named readme_[PaperID].txt (e.g., readme_267.txt). The publication chairs use these details to compile a list for Springer production department.

Surnames (Last names) of all authors


First names of all authors


Contact author's name & mailing address (one per paper)

Contact author's email address (one per paper)

Step 3:

Download and fill the Copyright Form (LNCS-Springer_Copyright_Form.pdf) . The file has to be named copyright_[PaperID].pdf (e.g., copyright_267.pdf). Camera-ready paper must be accompanied by a signed copyright form. Papers whose copyright has not been transferred on time will not be included in the proceedings. 

Please note that:

(a) Please use “The 18th Asia-Pacific Web Conference (APWeb 2016)” for the title of the book.
(b) We do not accept digital signatures, so please make sure that all forms have been signed in ink.
(c) Please scan the completed copyright form in electronic format (in PDF).

Step 4:

Compress the following files in a ZIPed file and submit through the CMT web interface. The ZIPed file has to be named APWEB16_[PaperID].zip (e.g.,

* (1) Camera-ready paper (PDF file).
* (2) Completed copyright form.
* (3) A readme.txt giving the information of authors.
* (4) Source (input) files:
* * (i) For example, LaTeX2e files for the text and PS/EPS or PDF/JPG files for all figures.
* * (ii) Any further style files and fonts you have used together with your source files.
* * (iii) Final DVI file (for papers prepared using LaTeX/TeX).
* * (iv) Final PDF file (for reference).
* * (v) RTF files (for word-processing systems other than LaTeX/TeX).

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Important Dates

  • Camera-Ready Deadline: July 1, 2016

  • Author Registration Deadline: July 31, 2016

  • Conference Time: Sept 23 – Sept 25, 2016

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 General Information

  • For a participant who pays a full/student registration, she/he can :

    • Obtain a copy of APWeb 2016 Proceedings;

    • participate in all sessions in APWeb 2016;

    • Participate in all events including: keynotes, distinguished lecture series, tutorials, workshops, reception, and banquet

  • For APWeb 2016 authors:

    • Each accepted paper requires at least one full registration, even if all authors are students.

    • If you have more than one accepted papers, you have to register for each one individually. There is no discount if you have two or more papers accepted.

    • Conference and Workshop authors of an accepted paper must complete a full registration before July 31, 2016 for their paper to be included in the conference proceedings.

 Registration Fees

  • For oversea participants :

Registration Type

Early Registration (By July 31)

Late Registration

On site Registration


US $600

US $700

US $700


US $350

US $450

US $450

  • 境内参会者:






RMB 3800

RMB 4400

RMB 4400


RMB 2200

RMB 2800

RMB 2800

 Payment Method

  • For oversea participants :

Bank Name

Shanghai Pudong Development Bank Co., Ltd, Zhabei Branch



Account Number



No.123.West Tian Mu Road Shanghai China


CITS Group Shanghai Co., Ltd.

Note: Please include "APWEB2016", your name and company name on your bank transfer, and send a scanned copy of the transaction receipt with the registration form (Download) and student identity copy (if you have) which are packed together into a single compress file to Please make sure the compress file is named "APWEB2016_name_company name" and the email is entitled "APWEB2016+name+company name".

  • 境内参会者汇款账号(如需要国内“会务费”发票,请选择此汇款方式):






1219 1519 1910 801


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1. Full Oral papers: you will be required to give an oral presentation at APWeb 2016. You may choose to use slides (PPT) or not. The duration of presentation is within 15 minutes plus 3 minutes Q&A. Keeping your presentation within the time frame is essential for the smoothness of conference program.


2. Full Poster papers and short papers: you will be required to deliver a poster that can best summarize and illustrate your work at APWeb 2016. No oral presentation is required, but during the poster session you may present your research to any audience that is interested in your work. The conference will provide a poster board that can accommodate A0-size posters. We hope the poster session to be a more interactive and relaxed environment for you to explain your ideas to other researchers.


3. Demo papers: you will be required to demonstrate your prototype/system in a live manner (not video recording) at APWeb 2016. No oral presentation is required. You may choose to design a poster that help illustrating the design your system but it is not compulsory. The conference will provide a table to place your computer and a poster board that can accommodate A0-size posters. Note: conference cannot provide computer for you and we recommend you to bring and setup your own laptop before the session starts. 

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The conference venue is Suzhou Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool International Conference Center(苏州西交利物浦国际会议中心). Due to peak tourism season in September at Suzhou and overlapped conferences, there are only limited number of rooms available at conference hotel.  Alternatively, there are a few nice hotels in close vinicity of conference venue (within 15 minutes walking distance). We suggest you to make the booking and secure the rooms as early as possible. 

We have reserved a limited number of rooms at:

1. 苏州西交利物浦会议中心 Suzhou Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool International Conference Center (conference hotel)    double room: 388RMB/night,  earlist check-in: 23rd Sep (only 20 rooms available) 

2. 苏州金陵观园酒店 Jinling Guanyuan International Hotel (15 minutes walking to conference venue)    double room: 458RMB/night, earlist check-in: 22nd Sep

3. 静斋酒店 Jing Zhai Hotel (5 minutes walking to conference venue)     double room: 398RMB/night, single room: 378RMB/night, earlist check-in: 22nd Sep

If you need assistance in booking a room, please send the following information to once you complete the registration: 

  1. number of rooms

  2. type of rooms (one bed, twin beds)

  3. arrival and departure time (within the period between 22nd and 25th September, 2016)

The rooms will be provided in the order of receiving your booking emails until all rooms are used up. 

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Transportation to Suzhou

By Air:

The most convenient airport is Shanghai Hongqiao Airport (上海虹桥机场), from where you can take High Speed Train to Suzhou directly within 30 minutes. 

By Train: 

Most major cities in China have direct high-speed railway connection to either Suzhou Railway Station (苏州火车站) or Suzhou High-Speed Train Station (苏州高铁北站). 

Local transportation to conference venue and hotels:

The conference venue and recommended hotels are all in the area called Singapore-Suzhou Industrial Park (新加坡苏州工业园区) and east to DuShu Lake (独墅湖). Taxi is the most convenient way to get there, which normally takes 20-30 minutes.