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Alternate tracks include a combination of peer-reviewed papers and invited presentations. Topics (descriptions can be found under the Areas or in the separate Calls for Contributions) include:

  • Education
  • Web of Communities
  • Web Services
  • Industrial Practice
  • Panels (Call for Panels)
  • W3C Track (latest news and views from the World Wide Web Consortium) Invited papers only


Submission details for papers in Alternate Tracks

(For deadlines and submission instructions for Panels, see the separate Call for Contribution)

Accepted papers in the Alternate Tracks will appear in a separate printed proceedings to the main refereed track proceedings. All accepted papers will be contained on the Conference CD, and will also be accessible to the general public via http://www2004.org/. Authors are not required to transfer copyright. Authors of accepted papers must sign and return a Permission and Release form. The official language of the conference is English.

The following style files must be used:

In case of PDF submission:


Microsoft Word:

In case of XHTML submission:

These are modified versions of the ACM proceedings style files. More information on the style files can be found at:


Notes for LaTeX users:

  • To ensure your submission is formatted for Letter paper, use \documentclass[letterpaper]{www2004-submission} in your LaTeX file, and use "dvips -t letter".
  • All authors should be listed on the front page. For instructions for more than 3 authors, see http://www.acm.org/sigs/pubs/proceed/sigfaq.htm#a18
  • LaTeX users may find the following useful for converting LaTeX to XHTML:
    latex2html: http://latex2html.org/
    HTML Tidy: http://tidy.sourceforge.net/

Papers should be 6-10 pages long (regular papers), or 3-5 pages long short papers). An additional 2 pages (for a maximum of 12) may be purchased at a cost of $100/page. We encourage authors to submit concise papers.

Authors must also include a short 30-word statement with their submission which emphasizes the contribution of their paper. The statement will be seen by reviewers. For accepted papers, the final statement will appear in the Table of Contents of the conference proceedings and will be edited for clarity and accuracy by the program committee.

Submissions must be made at http://witanweb.ca/www2004/

Inquiries can be sent to pc-chairs@www2004.org.

Copyright Information

Authors of the Alternate Track Papers accepted for the WWW2004 proceedings retain ownership of their copyrights. As such, the authors are entitled to re-submit their papers to other publishers, post their papers on web sites of their choosing, negotiate re-use arrangements with other publishers, and enjoy all of the other rights normally belonging to holders of copyright.

WWW2004 retains the rights to put the electronic files of the accepted papers and the proceedings into its Digital Library (DL), and to make those files available to all authorized users of the DL.

If you would like information, or to volunteer, please contact Mae Isaac, mkisaac@us.ibm.com