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The Eighth International World Wide Web Conference will be held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada from May 10-14, 1999. The conference -- a five-day forum featuring research, technology, application innovations, societal issues, governmental issues, product offerings, services, and market potential -- will provide a venue for discussions and demonstrations of the pressing issues and hottest topics concerning the Web. The conference will consist of refereed paper sessions, poster and panel sessions, keynote and invited speakers, a W3C track, an industrial track, tutorials, workshops, an exhibition, and a developers day where the most recent technology developments will be discussed. The WWW8 Conference is organized under the auspices of the International World Wide Web Conference Committee (
http://www.iw3c2.org). More information on the conference may be found at http://www8.org.

The poster session will provide an opportunity for conference attendees to learn about innovative work in progress and to preview late-breaking research results. A two-page abstract of accepted posters will appear in a poster proceedings distributed to conference attendees. Topics of interest include: performance; user interfaces; browsers and tools; searching, querying, and indexing; hypertext and hypermedia; electronic commerce and security. Web accessibility is a issue of particular interest to the conference.

Researchers interested in presenting a poster should prepare a overview of their proposed poster in the form of a single web page no more than 1000 words in length. A URL for the web page, along with the poster title, and the names and affiliations of its authors, should be sent to the address below. The web page will be referenced by the review committee during the review period, January 16 to March 2, 1998. It is the author's responsibility to ensure that the web page is reasonably accessible and is not substantially modified during this period. It is also the author's responsibility to ensure that the web page is viewable with all commonly used browsers. The web page may include links to other material, such as a project home page or an on-line demo. However, examination and consideration of this additional material will be strictly at the committee's discretion.

Important dates:

        Submission deadline: January 16, 1999
        Author notification: March 2, 1999
        Abstracts due: March 13, 1999
        Conference: May 11-14, 1999

Please send your poster proposal, consisting of a URL for the poster overview, the poster's title, and the names and affiliations of its authors to: posters@eecg.toronto.edu

Questions regarding the poster session may be sent to:
        Charles Clarke
        WWW8 Posters Chair
        Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
        University of Toronto

Rebecca F. Bunch
Foretec Seminars