Call for Papers

14th Annual Conference on World Wide Web Applications (ZA-WWW2012)

Wednesday 7 November to Friday 9 November 2012

in DURBAN (South Africa)

hosted by the Mangosuthu University of Technology

in cooperation with

the Cape Peninsula University of Technology

The Conference Programme Committee invites authors from ALL sciences and disciplines to submit abstracts for papers (±500 words) or posters (±250 words) of their original and unpublished research from any field in which the World Wide Web is applied or used as a tool or system. Topics should relate to any recent trends and developments in the Web environment; for example new methods of rapid access to and storing vast amounts of information, network and device convergence and bandwidth, search engines and search techniques, Web 2.0/3.0, mobile technologies, new Web platforms, cloud computing, social and political implications, and other e-aspects (such as e-security and e-safety, e-research, e-government, e-commerce, e-marketing, e-learning (including work-integrated learning), e-society, or e-entertainment).

 Papers are peer-reviewed before acceptance according to the requirements of the South African Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET).

Typical features of the annual WWW conferences are

  • Prominent keynote speakers
  • Various programme tracks
  • Poster presentations
  • Proceedings in electronic format via the Conference’s website.

Target dates:

Peer-reviewed papers

  • Submission of abstracts (±500 words): 18 May 2012
  • Notification of abstract acceptance: 21 May 2012
  • Submission of full text papers for peer-reviewing: 30 July 2012
  • Peer-review process and notification of acceptance of papers: 30 September 2012
  • Submission of final version of accepted papers: 15 October 2012.


  • Submission of abstracts (±250 words): 15 October 2012
  • Notification of acceptance: 20 October 2012

Further enquiries:

Dr Aneen Koch
Marketing: ZA-WWW conferences
+27 82 887 7361


Prof Pieter van Brakel
Chair: ZA-WWW conferences
+27 82 966 0789

Submit abstracts and full papers at

Author Guidelines

14th Annual Conference on World Wide Web Applications
Durban, South Africa
7-9 November 2012


 Paper title

(bold; Arial 14; sentence case; centre on page)

 Initials only + surname (Arial 12)


Institute (Arial 12)

City (Arial 12)
Country (Arial 12)
e-mail address (Arial 12)


Same info/same style for each additional author



Abstract (Bold, Arial 12):


An informative summary consisting of a maximum of 500 words.


Keywords (Bold, Arial 12): Single words or phrases: sentence case, words separated by a comma, maximum ten words (Arial 12)



Main body of paper:


  1. All text in Arial 12, including headings/subheadings
  2.  Headings/subheadings in bold, Arial 12
  3.  Captions for figures/tables in bold, Arial 10
  4. Captions for figures/tables to appear above the figure/table




1.         Introduction


Authors are responsible for the quality of their paper and are kindly requested to observe these guidelines for the preparation and delivery of manuscripts.


Please follow the layout of this document with regard to the format in which your paper should be produced. Additional source material (for example video or sound clips) and hypertext links may be included in the text as the proceedings will be published in digital format only. The paper may therefore also contain colour illustrations and images.


Use a UK SA spell checker.


2.         Formatting


2.1       Page formatting


Arial 12 should be used for all text, including headings and subheadings. All headings and subheadings should be bolded. The only exception is the title of the paper, which should be in Arial 14 (bold) and centred. Within the main body of the paper, a maximum of three levels of subheadings may be used (for example, 2.1.6). Use bullets, letters or numericals to indicate smaller divisions.


Sentence case MUST be used in the titles of all headings and sub-headings, that is, no capitalisation in a heading except for proper names.


The top, left, bottom and right margins should be 2.0 cm and in A4 size portrait. Full justification (left and right) should be used.


NO page numbering.


The final document is to be uploaded in MS Word format.

Maximum length: 5,000 words.


2.2       Paragraphs


A new paragraph is created by adding a double [Enter] - thus no indentation. Add only ONE space at the end of a sentence (after a full stop) and the next sentence of the same paragraph.


2.3       Tables and figures


Tables and figures should be numbered sequentially but separately (Table 7; Figure 3) and placed close to the point where they are referred to within the text. Justify and format a table or figure caption as in the following example (bold; Arial 10; left justified). Captions should appear above a particular table or figure.


Table 1: Different evaluation tools (bold; Arial 10; left justified)










Captions should be clear and simple, although sufficient information should be provided for the table or figure to be understood without further reference to the text.


3.         Reference style


3.1       Referencing within the text


Only references referred to or cited are to be included in the list of references at the end of the paper. Use the Harvard Referencing Style to refer to the work of other authors. Include only the author’s surname, publication date and page numbers in round brackets. In cases of multiple publications of the same author in the same year, add a letter after the date (see the example below).


The exact page number(s) of a source should be provided. Omit page numbers for documents in electronic format.





  • Johnson (2002a:13-14) is of the opinion…
  • Johnson (2002b:33) is of the opinion…
  • Different variations of the same pattern were developed (Davis, 2004:10).
  • Various authors discussed this matter (Oliver, 2001:12; Smith 2000:14-18).


3.2       List of references


References should appear in ONE alphabetical order by author or corporate author or by title if anonymous. Use sentence case for titles of books and article (not journal) titles and title case for the titles of journals. Please follow these examples (contact Pieter at to discuss examples not included in the list):



Rosen, A. 1997. Looking into intranets and the Internet: advice for managers. New York: American Management Association.


Paper-based journals:


Raybould, B. 1995. Performance support engineering: an emerging development methodology for enabling organizational learning. Performance Improvement Quarterly, 8(1):7-22.


Electronic journals:


Smith, A. 2004. An evaluation of Web development tools. South African Journal of Information Management, 6(4). Available (accessed 16 July 2005).



Cullen, R. 1998. Does performance measurement improve organizational effectiveness? A post-modern analysis. In: Proceedings of the 2nd Northumbria International Conference on Performance Measurement, September 1997. London: Newcastle-upon-Tyne: 22-56.


If the same conference was consulted in digital format:


Cullen, R. 1998. Does performance measurement improve organisational effectiveness? A post-modern analysis. In: Proceedings of the 2nd Northumbria International Conference on Performance Measurement, September 1997. London: Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Available (accessed 29 November 2004).


General Web-based documents:

White paper on portals. [n.d.]. Available

(accessed 23 August 2001).


Emtage, A., Heelan, B. and Rodgers, R.P.C. 2004. Publishing a multimedia journal via the Web. Available WWW: (accessed 16 March 2002).




4.         Acknowledgements


Acknowledgements (if any) to be added in an unnumbered section following the List of references. It should acknowledge sources and individuals whose support, information or work has contributed to the content, or assisted the development of the paper.






January 2012


Submissions for this conference were closed on 2012-11-06.

This conference is hosted by: Ituta e-Solutions.