This book constitutes the joint refereed proceedings of six workshops held in conjunction with the 8th International Conference on Web Information Systems Engineering, WISE 2007 in Nancy, France, in December 2007.
The 44 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions for presentation in the six workshops. The Workshop on Approaches and Architectures for Web Data Integration and Mining in Life Sciences (WebDIM4LS 2007) focuses on the effective and efficient management and transformation of scientific data in the life sciences. The Collaborative Knowledge Management for Web Information Systems workshop (WEKnow 2007) discusses issues related to information acquisition through collaborative Web crawling, classification, and clustering. Methods and techniques to support governance and compliance in Web information systems are considered in the Governance, Risk and Compliance in Web Information Systems workshop (GDR 2007). The Human-friendly (Web) Service Description, Discovery and Matchmaking workshop (Hf-SDDM 2007) focuses on annotations of services that facilitates service requestors to easily find and use them. Models and mechanisms for personalization as well as personalized access and context acquisition are discussed in the Personalized Access to Web Information workshop (PAWI 2007). In the Web Usability and Accessibility workshop (IWWUA 2007) concepts, models and languages to improve Web information systems with respect to their usability and accessibility are investigated.