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WWW2004 seeks original papers describing research in all areas of the web. Papers should not have been published or be in submission at another conference or journal. Topics (descriptions can be found under the Areas) include but are not limited to:

  • Applications
  • Browsers and User Interfaces
  • Data Mining
  • Electronic Commerce (potential papers should be submitted to the EC'04 Conference, which is co-located with WWW2004)
  • Mobility and Wireless Access
  • Performance and Reliability
  • Search
  • Security and Privacy
  • Semantic Web
  • Web Engineering

Submission details

Accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings published by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 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 for submissions:

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/

We encourage authors to submit concise papers with up to 8 pages; however, papers with up to 10 pages may be submitted, and an additional 2 pages (for a maximum of 12) may be purchased at a cost of $100/page. Over-length or incorrectly formatted submissions may be rejected without reviews. Final copies of accepted papers will be required in both PDF and XHTML formats.

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 will be accepted soon.

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


Copyright Information

ACM, as Publisher of the Refereed Paper Track Proceedings, will secure copyright ownership of the proceedings itself (i.e., the collection of the papers, but not the individual papers). ACM will supply its own ISBN (International Standard Book Number) and will register the Proceedings with the United States Library of Congress, for the purpose of formally recording ACM's copyright of the collection.

Authors of the refereed 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.

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