This is the seventh issue of the WWW2007 Newsletter. In this issue:
The next imminent deadlines for WWW2007 are for Developers Track (DevTrack) papers, poster papers, and workshop papers.
The technical program committee has selected 111 papers for WWW2007, out of the record number of 755 submissions. This represents a very competitive acceptance rate of 14.7%.
A list of accepted papers by each research track can be found at http://www2007.org/prog-Papers.php.
More information about the technical program of WWW2007, including a tentative schedule for the various sessions can be found at http://www2007.org/program.php.
eBay Research Labs is the latest Bronze Sponsor for WWW2007!
eBay has been one of the major driving forces in e-commerce for many years now. The scientists and engineers working in eBay Research Labs work on understanding what e-commerce will look like in the future and exploring solutions to challenges we haven't yet encountered. Working closely with the various eBay businesses and communities, they focus on areas such as: search, Machine Learning, analytics and optimization, trust and reputation, social networking and incentive networks, infrastructure and Grid computing.
We're also pleased to announce the following organizations joining WWW2007 as exhibitors:
More information at http://www2007.org/sponsors.php
WWW2007 is offering a travel award program to help students offset the costs of attending the conference. The awards consist of $500 CAN for students from North American universities, or travelling to WWW2007 from within North America, and $750 CAN for students from universities outside North America. To be eligible, a student must be enrolled full-time at a recognized university, and attend at least 3 days of the conference. The application deadline is February 24, 2007. Awards will be decided on a merit basis, and announced by March 1, 2007.
Funds for student travel have been provided by IBM Research, iCORE, Microsoft, and the University of Calgary. There will be up to 40 student travel awards available.
More details at http://www2007.org/studentawards.php
Reservations continue to arrive steadily at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. As of January 31, the WWW2007 room block was 58% full, so please get your reservation in soon if you are planning to stay there.
As a backup plan, the WWW2007 organizers have lined up six overflow hotels in Banff as well. These are described at: http://www2007.org/otherhotels.php.
As promised, a room-sharing buddy system is available for those on a tight budget, or just looking to make new friends in Banff. You can submit room-sharing requests via: https://www2007.cpsc.ucalgary.ca/hotelBuddy.php.
The WWW2007 Newsletter will be sent periodically, roughly once every month leading up to the conference. The newsletters will be archived at the 'Media and Publicity' section of the WWW2007 Web site.
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