A message from the president of the International Organization for Information Integration and Web-based Applications and Services (@WAS).

  Ismail Khalil
President @WAS

It is indeed with a great pleasure and honor for me to welcome you at the 10th international conference on Information Integration and Web-based Applications & Services (iiWAS2008), the 6th international conference on Advances in Mobile Computing and Multimedia (MoMM2008), related workshops, symposium and the masters and doctoral colloquium at my home university here in Linz, Austria.
Let me borrow this quote from "SIGMOD Record" event report on iiWAS2006 and MoMM2006. "Starting from a small workshop in a developing country with participants from a limited number of regional countries, iiWAS has developed into a reputable global conference. In the last few years, the iiWAS conference has gained a new momentum to move forward. Now, with a sister conference, MoMM, and a list of interesting workshops, the event has served a large scholarly audience."
Over the past ten years, iiWAS has grown from a very small workshop with only 5 invited speakers to a big conference that has a presence all over the world which can be noticed from the participants participating from over 37 countries this year.
In addition to fostering a forum for exchange and communication of ideas and information among researchers, students, and professionals, the program committee and the organizers of iiWAS2008 and MoMM2008, by various means such as workshops, symposium, short papers and a Master and Doctoral colloquium, have strived to concoct a program of academic and professional excellence while giving young researchers opportunities to present their work and benefit by the experience of their peers and seniors. iiWAS2008, MoMM2008, related workshops, symposium and the master and doctoral colloquium are the results of the hard work, dedication and support of many people. I would like to first thank Prof. Dr. Gabriele Kotsis, the vice rector of research – Johannes Kepler University Linz for having accepted that JKU hosts and takes a leading role in the organization of the event. I would like to thank also the program committee co-chairs Dr. David Taniar and Dr. Eric Pardede who worked very hard days and nights to complete the program under a very tight schedule.
I am very grateful to our distinguished keynote speakers, tutorial speakers, and all the authors and participants for their contributions. I appreciate and would like to thank our steering committee chairs and members, program committee, organizing committee at JKU, publicity chairs, Workshops Chairs and organizers, Masters and Doctoral Colloquium Chair, and our General Secretary for the successful organization of an internationally reputable event. We are very grateful that all these people and others behind the scenes have accepted to put their international academic and professional experience as well as their reputation of excellence at the service of the success of this international event. We hope that we succeeded in disseminating new ideas and results that stem from the presentations and discussions.