Web Engineering and Library Technology

The Web Engineering and Library Technology (WELT) group at KIZI (one of its four workgroups, overarched by the virtual Knowledge Engineering Group) undertakes education, research and standardization related to web and library data processing.. The focal areas of the group currently are:

  • Advancement of various XML- and WWW-related standards
  • Introduction of new, especially web-based technologies to the library environment
  • Web application ergonomics
  • Analysis of properties of web data representation formats

WELT’s color among the KIZI groups is orange or brown (whatever is more readable in the given context). Their combination represents the symbiosis of the freshness and agility of the web engineering world (orange) and long, rooted tradition of the library world (brown).


  • February 2018: The annual international XML Prague conference has been held on February 8-10, 2018, with Jirka Kosek as PC Chair.
  • November 2017: J. Hradil presented a paper on Identification and Origin of User Interfaces at the ITAT conference in Slovakia.
  • November 2015: The book on “Big data and NoSQL databases” (in Czech), co-authored by Jirka Kosek, eventually appeared.
  • June 2015: Jiří Hradil defended his PhD project progress on “Software ergonomics and trends of long-term sustainability of user interface” (after first year).
  • February 2015: The annual international XML Prague conference has been held on February 13-15, 2015, with Jirka Kosek as PC Chair.
  • September 2014: Two new PhD students enrolled and joined the group (both with V. Sklenák as Advisor): Jiří Hradil and Daniel Vodňanský. Jiří will focus on web application ergonomics and Daniel on information-theoretic properties of various web data representations. Note: for the sake of better topic match, Daniel later moved under another advisor, Jiří Ivánek, and is now mainly active in the IIS group.
  • June 2014: Dušan Broďáni successfully defended his early PhD project (after first year): “Methodology for introducing the RFID technology to libraries”.