WWW10 Full-Day Tutorials Description
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WWW10 Full-Day Tutorials Description

TF1 Security

Tutorial Home Page: http://www.w3c.cnr.it/office/www10/tutorial/www10.html

This tutorial will cover security technologies that can apply to the Web. Most common ways to attack a Web site will be shown with their countermeasures, also discussing the limits of many technologies. A methodology to design and realize a secure Web site will be also presented. Privacy, e-commerce, hardening, intrusion detection and cryptography will be covered to give to the attendees a global overview of the risks of having a Web service on line and the techniques to defend it. In this session the role security plays in the Web Framework: XML Signature, PICS and P3P will also be covered.


Gioacchino La Vecchia is a Manager of Accenture, formerly known as Andersen Consulting, and administrator of the Italian W3C Office. He has been serving the International World Wide Web Conferences Series since the beginning initially as volunteer then as Co-Chair. He has been working in the field of Web security since the Web started as contributor of NCSA HTTPD and as teacher of Web security specialization in the University of Pisa.

Claudio Telmon is a freelance computer security consultant, specializing in network and Internet security. He has been working on projects ranging from ISP security to home banking. Teaching in network security courses both for the University of Pisa and for private companies, he is technical manager of the security laboratory of the Department of Informatics of the University of Pisa.

TF2 XSLT and XPath

"An Introduction to XSLT and XPath" is a lecture-style tutorial introducing the concepts of the Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformations (XSLT) and the XML Path Language (XPath). The course overviews the processing model and the basic principles behind the languages as described in the W3C working drafts. Approaches to using XSLT and XPath for each of the display, formatting and arbitrary semantics are reviewed. The relationship of XSLT to XSL is explained, though details of XSL Formatting Object semantics are not included. The objectives of the course are to understand the role and utility of the standard, be introduced to the models upon which the standard is built, and identify available documentation and resources. Attendees are expected to have knowledge of XML concepts and syntax.


Mr. G. Ken Holman is the Chief Technology Officer for Crane Softwrights Ltd., current Canadian chair of the ISO subcommittee responsible for the SGML family of standards, current chair of the OASIS XSLT Conformance Technical Subcommittee, an invited expert to the W3C, former chair of the OASIS XML Conformance Technical Subcommittee, the author of "Practical Transformation Using XSLT and XPath (XSL Transformations and the XML Path Language)" (ISBN 1-894049-05-5), and a frequent conference speaker.

TF3 Teaching and Learning with the Web

  • Basic definitions, hypertext, hypermedia, and WWW
    1. A brief history of hypertext from Bush and Nelson to the present
    2. Forms of hypertext/hypermedia and their educational implications
      • Concept-based hypermedia, decision-making tools, and tools for collaborative work
      • Stand-alone versus networked systems and implications for Web teaching
      • Forms of linking and their educational effects; applying lessons from other systems to HTML
    3. The educational effects of hypermedia
      • Critical thinking and the link
      • Multidisciplinary work
      • Reconfiguring the time of learning
      • Synchronous and asynchronous collaborative work
      • Course, discipline, and institutional memory
  • Practical matters
    1. Different ways of using Web materials: lab, classroom, distance
    2. Integrating e-mail, in-class discussion, discussion lists and Web work
    3. Reconfiguring assignments
      • What is a hypertext project?
      • Discussion assignments
      • Midterm and final projects
    4. Getting started in HTML (or XML)
      • What are the basics and how much do you actually have to know to teach with the Web?
      • Sample templates
      • Suggested Web editors for Wintel and Macintosh
    5. Educational Websites and the institution
      • Course vs. subject Websites
      • Sharing Web materials
    6. Integrating an entire program or school with Web materials


George P. Landow, Shaw Professor of English and Digital Culture and Dean of the University Scholars Programme at the National University of Singapore, is currently on leave from Brown University, where he is Professor of English and Art History. He holds the AB, MA, and PhD from Princeton University and an MA from Brandeis University. Landow, who has written and lectured internationally on nineteenth-century literature, art, religion as well as on literary theory and educational computing, has taught at Columbia, the University of Chicago, Brasenose College, Oxford, and Brown Universities, and he has twice taught at NEH summer institutes for college teachers at Yale. He has been a Fulbright Scholar (1963-1964), twice a Guggenheim Fellow (1973, 1978), and a Fellow of the Society for the Humanities at Cornell University (1968-1969), and he has received numerous grants and awards from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts. He has been British Academy Visiting Professor at the University of Lancaster, Visiting Research Fellow in the Department of Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton, Visiting Professor at the University of Zimbabwe, and Distinguished Visiting Professor, National University of Singapore.

TF4 Metadata

This tutorial will explore the history, development, current practice, and prospects for the development of modular metadata on the Web, as well as discuss the implications for various syntactic representations of metadata in HTML, XML, and RDF. Metadata is a keystone technology to support the goals of resource discovery and organization for what Tim Berners-Lee describes as the "Semantic Web."

  1. General metadata context, theory, motivation
    • What is metadata and why is it useful
    • Distinguishing metadata from traditional cataloging
    • Why is modular metadata important
    • Data models and their importance
  2. DCMI and DCES as examples and case studies
    • Origins, motivations, and development of Dublin Core Metadata
    • Current state of the DCMI family of standards
    • Principles and Mission
    • Standardization of Dublin Core
    • Organizational and strategic issues in creating a sustainable metadata environment for the Web
  3. Overview of other relevant metadata initiatives and activities
    • MPEG Metadata
    • INDECS
    • Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC)
    • IEEE-LOM (Learning Object Metadata)
    • Preservation Metadata
  4. Deploying and using Web metadata
    • Syntax issues for metadata deployment
      • HTML
      • XML
      • RDF
    • Harvesting Web metadata
      • RSS
      • Open Archives Initiative
    • Metadata Registries
  5. Projects, systems, and software
    • Exemplary metadata systems
    • Software to support metadata creation, management, and use

Stuart Weibel is Director of the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative, an open standards organization for the collaborative development of international metadata standards to support description of information resources in both electronic and physical manifestations. Dr. Weibel has been involved in the WWW conference series since WWW-1, a founding member of the IW3C2 and has served on the technical program committees of all but the first conference.

Eric Miller is the technical lead for the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative and chaired the W3C RDF Model and Syntax Working Group, as well as serving on the W3C Metadata Coordinating Committee. His current research is focused on open source software for metadata registries.

Carl Lagoze is a member of the Dublin Core Advisory Committee and long-term contributor to the DCMI. He leads a number of NSF, DARPA, and industry funded digital library projects at Cornell University. He is also on the Steering Committee of the Open Archives Initiative. His 1996 paper with Clifford Lynch and Ron Daniel Jr. on the Warwick Framework has served as a keystone for the development of the modular metadata architecture that is the basis for the Dublin Core.

Last Updated: Februray 5, 2001