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WWW2008 Newsletter -- January 2008 (Sixth Issue)

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

  1. Online registration is open
  2. Hotel reservation reminder
  3. WWW2008 PC Meeting
  4. Workshops Call for Papers
  5. Additional WWW2008 sponsors confirmed
  6. Co-located events: W3C AC meeting, W4A, and WoW
  7. Upcoming deadlines
  8. Sponsorship opportunity

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

The online registration site for WWW2008 is now open.

Early bird registration for the three-day main program is only US$795, which includes admission to the conference banquet at the Great Hall of the People. Early bird registration ends on February 18, 2008. Online registration for WWW2008 will be deactivated on April 14, 2008; all remaining registration processing will be done on site at Beijing International Convention Center (BICC), Beijing.

HOTEL RESERVATION REMINDER

WWW2008 will be held at Beijing International Conference Center. Hotel rooms are at a premium in Beijing, both in price and availability. Please book early to avoid disappointment. The WWW2008 organizers have arranged special rates for our conference attendees with the two nearby hotels: Beijing Continental Grand Hotel (4-star) and Crown Plaza Hotel Beijing Wuzhou (5-star). Please visit the hotel reservation information page.

WWW2008 PC MEETING

The WWW2008 Program Committee meeting was held at the Yahoo! headquarters in Sunnyvale, California, on January 8-9, 2009. After two days of discussions, the committee accepted 97 papers from more than 880 submissions (acceptance ratio: 11%). The acceptance letters have gone out on January 15.

WORKSHOPS CALL FOR PAPERS

WWW2008 will host 12 workshops on Tuesday, April 22, 2008. Individual workshop CFP's are now available at the workshops information page.

ADDITIONAL WWW2008 SPONSORS CONFIRMED

Yahoo! has signed up as a Gold sponsor.

Yahoo! Inc. is a leading global Internet brand and one of the most trafficked Internet destinations worldwide. Yahoo! is focused on powering its communities of users, advertisers, publishers, and developers by creating indispensable experiences built on trust.

European Patent Office has signed up as a Silver sponsor.

The European Patent Office (EPO) is an international authority set up on the basis of the European Patent Convention to grant European patents using a unitary and centralised procedure. A single patent application in any of the three official languages - English, French or German - can provide patent protection in 34 states. The European patent system also offers a high level of legal certainty, as European patents are only granted following an in-depth examination and a comprehensive novelty search based on a collection of over 60 million documents.

CO-LOCATED EVENTS: W3C AC MEETING, W4A, AND WOW

WWW2008 will host three exciting co-located events:

  • The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Advisory Committee (AC) Meeting is scheduled for Sunday, Monday and Tuesday (April 20 - 22, 2008). This meeting is for W3C Members only.
  • The International Cross-Disciplinary Conference on Web Accessibility (W4A) will be held on April 21 and 22, 2008 (Monday and Tuesday). More information on W4A, including the Call for Papers, can be found at http://www.w4a.info/2008/
  • The World Organization of Webmasters (WOW) will offer a one-day "Current Best Practices in Web Development and Design" tutorial on April 22, 2008 (Tuesday). Details are at http://www.webprofessionals.org/

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 visit the CFP page.

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITY

WWW Sponsorship - Be seen at the global event that helps shape the world.

Google, Microsoft, AT&T, Yahoo, European Patent Office, eBAY, NEC, and Nokia are among the world class companies sponsoring WWW2008. Sponsoring WWW2008 is a fantastic opportunity to showcase your company to the dynamic and continually evolving world-wide community of researchers, developers and business leaders who drive the World Wide Web forward. It is an excellent platform for the exposure of your company, your products, technology and services. Sponsorship will give you the opportunity to reach a global audience, network and meet with key players in the World Wide Web community.

Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities are limited. With the conference rapidly approaching, organizations that wish to play an active part at the event are recommended to contact the sponsorship support team to discuss their requirements as soon as possible, preferably before early February 2008.

Contact: Paul Mangles on +44 207 234 3544; Email contact: sponsorship at www2008.org.


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