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The Twelfth International World Wide Web Conference 
20-24 May 2003, Budapest, HUNGARY 


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WWW2003 Preliminary Conference Programme

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Wednesday, 21 May 2003

PN-1
11.00 - 12.30
Room Brahms
Device Independence for GUI, Voice and Multimodal Applications: Is it Possible?

Moderators:

  • Debbie Dahl, W3C
  • Stephane Boyera, W3C

Panelists:

  • Dave Raggett, Canon
  • Max Froumentin, W3C
  • Roland Merrick, IBM
PN-2
14.00 - 15.30
Room Brahms
The Semantic Web: Scientific American article considered harmful?

Moderator:

  • Lynda Hardman CWI, The Netherlands & University of Eindhoven

Panelists:

  • Jim Hendler, University of Maryland, USA
  • Amit Sheth, University of Georgia, USA
  • Ramanathan Guha, (Affiliation to be confirmed)
  • Nigel Shadbolt, University of Southampton, UK
  • Jane Hunter, DSTC, Australia
PN-3
16.00 - 17.30
Room Brahms
Web Accessibility: Will WCAG 2.0 Better Meet Today's Challenges?

Moderator:

  • Brian Kelly, UKOLN, UK

Panelists:

  • Jenny Craven, CERLIM, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
  • Judy Brewer, W3C
  • Wendy Chisholm, W3C

Thursday, 22 May 2003

PN-4
09.00 - 10.30
Room Brahms
On Culture in a Worldwide Information Society

Moderator:

  • Alfredo Ronchi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Panelists:

  • Kim H. Veltman, Maastricht MacLuhan, Maastricht, The Netherlands
  • Ranjit Makkuni, Sacred World Foundation, New Deli – India
  • Susumu Sawai, Manager Gakujoken, Japan
  • Junii Matsumoto, Unesco
  • Georges Mihajes, Oslo Platform
  • Heiner Banking, expert
PN-5
11.00 - 12.30
Room Brahms
Will XML Search and Retrieval Bridge the Gap between Databases and Full-Text Search Engines?

Moderators:

  • Yoelle Maarek, IBM Research Lab, Haifa
  • Ricardo Baeza-Yates, Universidad de Chile, Chile

Panelists:

  • Andrei Broder, IBM T.J Watson Research Center, USA
  • Oren Etzioni, University of Washington, USA
  • Ross Wilkinson, CSIRO, Australia
  • Prabhakar Raghavan, Verity, Inc. USA
PN-6
16.00 - 17.30
Restaurant Arcadia
Global responses – Follow-up on the keynote presentations of the day

Moderator:

  • Bebo White, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center

Panelists:

  • Ben Shneiderman, University of Maryland
  • Pl Tams, Sociology Institute, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
PN-10
16.00 - 17.30
Room Brahms
moved from Friday
Web Service Choreography

Moderator:

  • Amit Sheth, Semagix and University of Georgia

Panelists:

  • Eduardo Gutentag, Sun Microsystems
  • Hugo Haas, W3C Web Services Activity Lead
  • Frank Leymann, IBM
  • Steve Ross-Talbot, Enigmatec Corporation

Friday, 23 May 2003

PN-7
11.00 - 12.30
Room Fortuna
What is the future of the Web infrastructure industry and research?

Moderator:

  • Michael Rabinovich, AT&T Labs – Research, USA

Panelists:

  • Stuart Feldman, IBM, VP Internet Technology, USA
  • Mike Dahlin, University of Texas, Austin, USA
  • Jorg Nonnenmacher, Castify Networks, VP Strategy, France
  • Venkat Padmanabhan, Microsoft Research, USA
  • Craig Wills, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA
PN-8
11.00 - 12.30
Room Brahms
Web System Failures - Is Web Engineering a Saviour

Moderator:

  • San Murugesan, Southern Cross University, Australia

Panelists:

  • Virgilio A. F. Almeida, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • Paul Dantzig, IBM T J Watson Research Center, Hawthorne, New York
  • Athula Ginige, University of Western Sydney, Australia
  • Oscar Pastor, Valencia University of Technology, Spain
PN-9
14.00 - 15.30
Room Brahms
Semantic Web Services

Moderator:

  • Benjamin Grosof, MIT, USA

Panelists:

  • Sheila McIlraith, University of Stanford, USA 
  • Christoph Bussler, Oracle Corp, USA
  • Abraham (Avi) Bernstein, University of Zurich, Switzerland



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