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WWW2007 Newsletter -- December 2006 (Issue #5)

This is the fifth issue of the WWW2007 Newsletter. In this issue:

  1. Call for panel proposals
  2. Prabhakar Raghavan confirmed as plenary speaker
  3. Record number of refereed paper submissions received
  4. Nine workshops accepted for WWW2007
  5. Yahoo! is our first Gold Sponsor
  6. SAP confirmed as a Bronze Sponsor

1. Call for panel proposals

Send us your ideas for an exciting WWW2007 panel!

WWW2007 panels should focus on emerging technologies, controversial issues, or unsolved problems in the World Wide Web community. Panels are expected to stimulate lively, thoughtful, and sometimes provocative discussions. Panelists are expected to actively engage the audience and help them broaden their understanding of the issues.

Proposals should be 4-6 pages long and can be submitted in either HTML or PDF. Please send proposals for WWW2007 panels to www2007panels@iw3c2.org

See Call for Panels CFP for full details: http://www2007.org/cfp-Panels.php

2. Prabhakar Raghavan confirmed as plenary speaker

Prabhakar Raghavan, head of Yahoo! Research, is confirmed as a plenary speaker for WWW2007. His research interests include text and web mining, and algorithm design. He is a Consulting Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the ACM. Raghavan received his PhD from Berkeley and is a Fellow of the ACM and of the IEEE. Prior to joining Yahoo, he was Senior Vice-President and Chief Technology Officer at Verity; before that he held a number of technical and managerial positions at IBM Research.

3. Record number of refereed paper submissions received

The WWW2007 Program Committee will review 755 research papers, out of 767 submissions (some were withdrawn or did not meet quality standards).

This is the largest number of submissions in the history of the World Wide Web Conference. This makes WWW2007 a very competitive venue, ensuring a very high quality program and keeping the tradition of the WWW conference series.

WWW2007 also received 32 proposals for workshops (see note below), and 27 proposals for tutorials. We are looking forward to a very exciting and high quality technical program.

4. Nine workshops accepted for WWW2007

A total of nine workshops were chosen by the Program Committee for the WWW2007 conference. They are:

  • Third International Workshop on Adversarial Information Retrieval on the Web (AIRWeb 2007)
  • Workshop on Social and Collaborative Construction of Structured Knowledge
  • I3: Identity, Identifiers, Identifications -- Entity-Centric Approaches to Information and Knowledge Management on the Web
  • IPTV and Emerging Applications over World Wide Web
  • MobEA V - Mobile web in the developing world
  • Query Log Analysis: Social and Technological Challenges
  • Third Workshop on Sponsored Search Auctions
  • Tagging and Metadata for Social Information Organization
  • First International Workshop on the Semantic Web for Health Care and Life Sciences Data Integration

Workshops will take place on the first day of the conference, Tuesday, May 8th. Websites with submission instructions and important dates for each Workshop can be found at http://www2007.org/prog-Workshops.php

5. Yahoo! is our first Gold Sponsor

Yahoo! has been confirmed as the first Gold Sponsor for WWW2007.

Yahoo! Inc., headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, is a leading global Internet brand and one of the most visited Internet destinations worldwide. Yahoo!'s mission is to connect people to their passions, their communities, and the world's knowledge. Yahoo! is also strongly committed to fundamental research aiming at creating groundbreaking technology that will improve the online experience of our users. Yahoo! Research has operations in 6 offices in the US, Latin America and Europe, and counts on some of the most successful researchers in areas such as data management, artificial intelligence, information retrieval, algorithms and theoretical computer science.

6. SAP confirmed as a Bronze Sponsor

SAP, the third largest independent software provider in the world, has been confirmed as a WWW2007 sponsor. Founded in 1972 as Systems Applications and Products in Data Processing, SAP serves more than 36,000 customers worldwide, making it the world's largest business software company. Recognized as a leader in providing collaborative business solutions for all types of industries and for every major market, SAP has a rich history of success and employs more than 38,400 people in more than 50 countries today.


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