Workshop Home Page: http://aeims.uws.edu.au/webe2001/
This workshop on Web Engineering is the fourth in the premier workshop
series on this topic held annually in association with the World Wide
Web Conferences since 1998.
Web Engineering deals disciplined and systematic approaches to
development, deployment and maintenance of Web-based systems and
applications. In the last few years, it has evolved and has now emerged
as a new discipline. There is a new surge of interest in this area among
researchers, academics and Web application developers, as Web has become
central to many diverse applications and we increasingly rely on it.
Reflecting this trend, this workshop would focus on recent advances in
theory and practice of Web engineering. The workshop will primarily
focus on main themes related to Web development: case studies and
lessons learned; requirements identification, specification and
analysis; development methodologies and practices; Web quality and
performance measures, testing and evaluation; Web technologies and other
areas of Web Engineering. Each session focusing on a theme would be led
by a tutorial introduction/overview and followed by presentations
related to the theme and interactive discussion.
The workshop would provide great opportunity for practitioners and
researchers to mix and present their ideas, findings and experiences. We
solicit contributions from Web developers, researchers, academics and
Yogesh Deshpande, University of Western Sydney, Australia
He has active research interests in Web Engineering, Web-based
Information Systems and Methodologies, Decision Support Systems and
Simulation Modeling. He has been working and teaching in the area of
Web Engineering and Web-based system development, and has developed a
new Masters Program in Web Engineering and Design, which he currently
coordinates. He was the Co-program chair of the earlier workshops on Web
Engineering and co-editor of the book Web Engineering, Springer Verlag,
San Murugesan, University of Western Sydney, Australia
He has been an advocate and promoter of Web Engineering. He is a
co-guest editor of special issues on Web Engineering (Part 1 and II) of
IEEE Multimedia, January and April 2001, and Chair of the ACM SIGWEB
Working Group on Web Engineering. He was the Co-program chair of the
earlier workshops on Web Engineering and co-editor of the book Web
Engineering, Springer Verlag, 2001.
Martin Gaedke, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
He has been active researcher in the area of Web development
methodologies and other areas of Web application development. He was the
Co-chair of the mini-tracks on Web Engineering in Hawaii International
Conference on Systems Sciences (HICSS), 2000 and 2001.
Workshop Home Page: http://www2.slac.stanford.edu/security/securityworkshop.htm
This workshop proposes to address the following topics:
- Protecting from home page defacement - From 10 to 20 systems
are publicized each day for having their home Web page defaced
for political purposes or just for the fun of it. What are the
best practices for minimizing impact of Web page defacements?
- Encryption and Privacy Issues - Providing more services and
more specific services to users often means collecting and
retaining more information about who they are and what they do
or like. Encrypting the information can make it safer from
prying eyes, but what are the technical and political
limitations we should be aware of?
- Know the enemy - Web logs not only tell you what your popular
pages are, they also tell you who is probing your server for
security holes. What are current best practices for tools and
techniques to know what holes are being tested and where the
possible attacks are coming from?
- Security Incident response - Once an intrusion is discovered, it
is important to work with your security team (or to create a
security team if you don't have one yet). What are the
considerations for putting the appropriate procedures in place
to handle a security incident when it occurs?
- Expected Outcome and Importance - Threats to Web-based services
are constantly changing, and the tools and advice for addressing
that threat are renewed frequently. Webmasters need to know the
current best practices in the security areas above and the
topical areas may be adjusted in the light of topical interest
due to attacks or incidents near the time of the conference, and
they need to be an integrated part of a site's security team.
This workshop is designed to show proactive sets Webmasters can
take to improve the total security environment of their site.
Bob Cowles is the Computer Security Officer at the Stanford Linear
Accelerator Center he has over 30 years of experience with computing
issues and nearly 20 years experience in teaching courses on such topics
as operating system internals, distributed computing architectures, Web
and internet security, and cryptography. Contacts throughout the world
of high-energy physics research labs will be utilized for valuable
advice and assistance in putting this workshop together.
||Web Information Filtering
Workshop Home Page: http://www.cs.dal.ca/~shepherd/www10/filtering_workshop/
As the content base of the Internet grows past the billion document
mark, much of which is created dynamically, demands for automatic
filtering based on content also increases across a broad spectrum of
interest groups including parents, businesses, browsers, and
governments. While regulation is not an effective way to control content
on the Web, algorithmic approaches have also not been successful to
date. In this workshop we concentrate on an integration of perspectives
of those working on new approaches to content filtering and of those
involved with policy impacted by the deployment of these technologies.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: label bureaus,
authentification, identity hiding, privacy, metadata generation, content
filtering algorithms, and rating schemes, etc.
This workshop has several goals. The first is to fast forward research
efforts in this area. The second is to bring together technology and
policy practitioners to increase awareness of the constraints and goals
of the others. Third, a working paper and workshop proceedings will be
There is no doubt that filtering Web access for protection of children
and for the targeting of business marketing is critical for a billion
document Web with undifferentiated access. Filtering has an important
role to play in coping with a huge unregulated Internet both in the
sense of restricting access to objectionable, but possibly legal,
material and in the sense of directing interest to highly relevant
Michael Shepherd and Carolyn Watters are the co-directors
of the Web Information Filtering Lab at Dalhousie University in Halifax,
Canada. They were recently commissioned by the Government of Canada to
write a report on Content Filtering Technologies and Internet Service
Providers. Results of this report will be presented at the UNESCO
Info-Ethics Conference to be held in September, 2000.
Both of the presenters have wide experience in organizing and
facilitating workshops. Carolyn Watters has been involved in the
Hypertext Functionality Workshops since 1997 including the workshops at
WWW7 and WWW8. She was co-chair of panels at the WWW8 conference in
Toronto. She was recently co-chaired of E-commerce and Wireless Workshop
and currently chair of the Electronic Commerce program committee at
Dalhousie. Michael Shepherd is minitrack chair for the Digital Document
Track at HICSS and has been on the program committee of several national
and international conferences.
||Forum for Current Research and Development of the World Wide Web in PRC
Workshop Home Page: http://www.eti.hku.hk/forum2001/
Objectives: To provide a specific forum for researchers and pioneers to
discuss and report their research on WWW technologies and applications
carried on in PRC. The workshop is also used as a window to reflect the
newest R&D results on WWW in PRC. It is still a place for researchers
from PRC and the outside to share and exchange their experiences and
Speakers: The speakers are mainly from three sections, i.e. the academic
sector, the industrial sector, and the public sector in Mainland China.
The speakers are selected and invited from various
subjects/domains/areas pursuing outstanding R&D of WWW in PRC, such as
863 programs, Chang-Jiang expert programs, Torch Programs, etc.
Content: The talks to be delivered will include the state of the art of
current WWW R&D in PRC, New Web security development, Web based
informationization in PRC, Web and Internet researches in PRC
Universities, and many innovative ideas of applying the Web and Internet
Prof. Zhongzhi Shi, Professor, Institute of Computing Technology,
Chinese Academy of Sciences General Secretary, Chinese Computer
Prof. Shi graduated in computer science from the Graduate School of
University of Science and Technology of China in 1968. He was a visiting
scholar at the Department of Computer and Information Science at the
Ohio State University in 1980 and 1981 and the College of Business and
Management, University of Maryland in 1983 and 1984. From 1989 to 1990
he visited Erasmus University Rotterdam as a visiting professor. In
October 1995, August 1997 he visited City University of Hong Kong as a
research fellow. At the present, he is director of the Intelligent
Computer Science Open Laboratory, director of the Department of Computer
Science, Graduate School (Beijing), University of Science and Technology
of China. He is a supervisor of Ph.D. students. Professor Shi has
published many books and more than 200 scientific papers in national and
international journals and conferences. He is member of IFIP TC12,
member of Standing Steering Committee of PRICAI, and member of
Scientific Committee of PRICAI, vice president of Chinese Artificial
Intelligence Society. He is vice president of Chinese Society of Machine
Learning and vice president of Chinese Society of Knowledge Engineering.
Prof. Shi is a member of New York Academy of Sciences, Senior member of
Dr. William Song, Senior Researcher, E-Business Technology Institute,
The University of Hong Kong
Dr. Song is a senior researcher, managing special projects at e-Business
Technology Institute (ETI). Since joining ETI, Dr. Song has investigated
XML technologies, payment methods and applications, as well as mobile
commerce. He has first hand experience on the IBM micro-payment system,
and prototyped an e-shop model for storefront management, payment
settlement, and daily business transaction management. He has extensive
experience working with governments and industry. Before joining ETI,
Dr. Song was a staff scientist at the Swedish National Research
Institute for Information Systems (SNRIIS), conducting research on
electronic and web document management. He was a member of two W3C
Resource Description Framework (RDF) working groups. At SNRIIS, he also
led two projects: MIWIS e-document management and LOUIS online course
management. He has been a local manager of a number of the European
Union projects, including F3 (From Fuzzy to Formal), Renoir (Network of
Excellence in Enterprise Modeling and Requirement Engineering), and
Multimedia Broker. He has extensive experience working with governments
and industry. Dr. Song has published over 20 refereed papers in
international journals and conferences. He served as PC members of a
number of international conferences. Dr. Song is a guest professor at
Nanchang University. He is a member of IEEE Computer Society and ACM.
Workshop Home Page: http://semanticweb2001.aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de
The "Semantic Web", a term coined by Tim Berners-Lee, is used to denote
the next evolution step of the Web. Associating meaning with content or
establishing a layer of machine understandable data would allow automated
agents, sophisticated search engines and interoperable services, will
enable higher degree of automation and more intelligent applications. The
ultimate goal of the Semantic Web is to allow machines the sharing and
exploitation of knowledge in the Web way, i.e. without central authority,
with few basic rules, in a scalable, adaptable, extensible manner.
The Workshop gives the attendants the possibility to discuss ideas,
problems and visions they have about the technology of the Semantic Web
face to face. In particular we expect that people who focus on subsets
of Semantic Web issues learn how they can benefit from other people's
work or how they can contribute.
Dieter Fensel is an Associated Professor at the Vrije Universiteit
Amsterdam, NL. His research interests deal with ontologies, heuristic
reasoner, semantic Web, and electronic commerce. He is ontology
consultant of several companies active in the B2C and B2B area.
Stefan Decker worked at University of Karlsruhe, Germany, on Ontology
based access to information. In 1999 he moved to the computer science
department at Stanford University, where he works on Semantic Web
Technology in the DARPA DAML funded OntoAgents project. He contributed
to OIL and DAML-O, recent proposals for Semantic Web ontology languages.
His research interests include knowledge representation and database
systems for the World Wide Web, information integration and ontology
articulation and merging.
Dr. Amit Sheth is a Professor of Computer Science and the Director of
Large Scale Distributed Information Systems Lab at the University of
Georgia, Athens, GA, USA. He also founded Taalee, Inc. and Infocosm,
Inc. His R&D has been in the areas of federated database systems,
information brokering, semantic interoperability, metadata for digital
media, and workflow management.
Dr. Steffen Staab is Assistant Professor at University of Karlsruhe,
Germany, and co-founder of Ontoprise GmbH. His research interests and
publications cover a broad range of topics from ontologies and metadata,
to text mining, knowledge representation, knowledge management, and up
to the engineering of the Semantic Web.
Workshop Home Page: http://www.gla.ac.uk/rcc/www10workshop/
The potential impact of the Web on learning is enormous. The use of the
Web to deliver teaching/training material online is now commonplace and
many tools exist to support teachers and trainers. This workshop will
bring together practitioners from both the academic and the commercial
worlds to discuss the issues surrounding learning with the Web. The
workshop will involve a series of round table discussions where
participants will have time to explore a range of issues that will be
finalized as position papers are reviewed. More details are available
from the workshop Web site.
Dave Whittington has attended and/or chaired this workshop since
WWW5 in Paris. He's been researching Online Learning for over ten years.
His background is in Computer Science but has been more recently looking
at the human factors that influence the effectiveness of Online
Melissa Labura has attended and/or helped organize this workshop
since WWW7 in Brisbane. She has been involved with online learning since
joining the Department of Electrical Engineering at The University of
Melbourne 3 1/2 years ago. Her background is in Computer Science but
she now spends most of her time developing online learning environments
for engineering students and researching and evaluating these