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WWW2008 Newsletter -- December 2007 (Fifth Issue)

This is the fifth issue of the WWW2008 Newsletter. In this issue:

  1. Upcoming deadlines
  2. 15 tutorials accepted for WWW2008
  3. Sir Tim Berners-Lee confirmed as a keynote speaker
  4. Dr. Kai-Fu Lee confirmed as a keynote speaker
  5. Google confirmed as a Platinum Sponsor
  6. AT&T confirmed as a Gold Sponsor
  7. Preliminary conference program and registration site

UPCOMING DEADLINES

Developers Track submissions are due on January 18, 2008. Posters and Panels submissions are due on January 25, 2008. For more information, please see CFP page.

15 TUTORIALS ACCEPTED FOR WWW2008

WWW2008 received 29 tutorial submissions. The Tutorial program committee accepted 15 tutorial proposals, including 3 full-day tutorials and 12 half-day ones. All WWW2008 tutorials will be held on Monday, April 21, 2008. The list of accepted tutorials can be found at http://wiki.cse.cuhk.edu.hk/WWW2008/tutorials.

TIM BERNERS-LEE HAS BEEN CONFIRMED AS A KEYNOTE SPEAKER

A graduate of Oxford University, England, Tim Berners-Lee holds the 3Com Founders chair and is a Senior Research Scientist at the Laboratory for Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence (CSAIL) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He is co-Director of the new Web Science Research Initiative (WSRI) and is a Chair in the Computer Science Department at the University of Southampton, UK. He is the Director of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), founded in 1994.

In 1989 he invented the World Wide Web, an internet-based hypermedia initiative for global information sharing while at CERN, the European Particle Physics Laboratory. He wrote the first web client and server in 1990. His specifications of URIs, HTTP and HTML were refined as Web technology spread. For more information on Tim Berners-Lee, see keynote speakers page.

KAI-FU LEE HAS BEEN CONFIRMED AS A KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Kai-Fu Lee is a Vice President of Engineering at Google, Inc. and President of Google Greater China. He joined Google in 2005 to start Google's operations in China. He developed the world's first speaker-independent continuous speech-recognition system. This system was selected as the "Most Important Innovation of 1988" by Business Week. For more information on Kai Fu Lee, see keynote speakers page.

GOOGLE HAS BEEN CONFIRMED AS PLATINUM SPONSOR

Google is a global technology leader focused on improving the way people connect with information. Google's innovations in web search and advertising have made its website a top Internet destination and its brand one of the most recognized in the world. Google maintains the world's largest online index of websites and other content, and Google makes this information freely available to anyone with an Internet connection. Google's automated search technology helps people obtain nearly instant access to relevant information from its vast online. Visit Google at http://www.google.com.

AT&T HAS BEEN CONFIRMED AS A GOLD SPONSOR

AT&T Inc. is a premier communications holding company. Its subsidiaries and affiliates, AT&T operating companies, are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. Among their offerings are the world's most advanced IP-based business communications services and the nation’s leading wireless, high speed Internet access and voice services. In domestic markets, AT&T is known for the directory publishing and advertising sales leadership of its Yellow Pages and YELLOWPAGES.COM organizations, and the AT&T brand is licensed to innovators in such fields as communications equipment. As part of its three-screen integration strategy, AT&T is expanding its TV entertainment offerings. Additional information about AT&T Inc. and the products and services provided by AT&T subsidiaries and affiliates is available at http://www.att.com.

PRELIMINARY CONFERENCE PROGRAM AND REGISTRATION SITE

A color-coded version of the preliminary WWW2008 program is available now. The WWW208 conference registration site will go live around December 15, 2007. Please check the WWW2008 website on that date for more information.


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