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WWW2007 Newsletter -- November 2006 (Issue #4)

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

  1. Last Minute Reminders:
    • Research papers due Nov 20
    • Tutorial proposals due Nov 27
  2. AOL is a Platinum Sponsor
  3. Confirmed as Silver Sponsor
  4. Workshop Progress
  5. Hotel Accommodations
  6. Early Registration

1. Last Minute Reminders:

- Refereed paper submissions due Nov 20

The deadline for paper submissions to WWW2007 is less than a week away! WWW2007 seeks original papers describing research in all areas of the Web. All refereed papers must be submitted on or before November 20, 2006 (by 11:59pm Hawaii time). This is a hard deadline: NO EXTENSIONS!!

The WWW2007 technical program will be divided into 13 tracks, and authors of the best papers will be invited to submit an enhanced version of their work for a special issue of the ACM Transactions on the Web.

In addition to regular papers, we also solicit submissions of position papers articulating high-level architectural visions, describing challenging future directions, or critiquing current design wisdom. Authors are encouraged to use "Position Paper" in the title of these papers to distinguish them from regular papers.

The Call For Papers, with the complete list of research tracks, program committee members, as well as formatting and submission details can be found at

- Tutorial proposals due Nov 27

The deadline for submitting Tutorial proposals to WWW2007 is also fast approaching. Tutorial proposals are desired for both half-day and full-day sessions on topics of current and ongoing relevance to Web design, services, operation, use, and evaluation.

Proposals must clearly identify the learning objectives, the target audience, the relevance to the WWW2007 audience, references to relevant material, and a short biography of the presenter(s).

The deadline for submitting Tutorial proposals is November 27, 2006.

Formatting and submission instructions can be found at

2. AOL is a Platinum Sponsor

WWW2007 is pleased to announce AOL as our first Platinum sponsor. The company information should be on our Web page shortly.

AOL is a global Web services company that operates some of the most popular Web destinations, offers a comprehensive suite of free software and services, runs the country's largest Internet access business, and provides a full set of advertising solutions. A majority-owned subsidiary of Time Warner Inc., AOL LLC is based in Dulles, Virginia. AOL and its subsidiaries also have operations in Europe, Canada and Asia. Learn more at

In addition to their role as a Platinum sponsor, AOL has targeted a portion of their sponsorship to the Developers Track, to enable participation from some independent developers who might not otherwise be able to partake in the conference.

3. Confirmed as Silver Sponsor, formerly Ask Jeeves, has been confirmed as a Silver sponsor for WWW2007.

A division of IAC Search & Media, was founded in 1996 by Garrett Gruener and David Warthen in Berkeley, California. owns a variety of popular Web destinations including country-specific sites for UK, Germany, Italy, Japan, The Netherlands, and Spain along with Ask For Kids, Teoma (now defunct), Excite,,, Bloglines and several others. The combined traffic to these Web sites places in the top ten parent Web companies in the US.

4. Workshop Progress

WWW2007 received 32 workshop proposals, which is up from 27 last year, and (we think) a new record high for the WWW conference series.

The Workshops program committee is currently evaluating these proposals, and selecting 6-10 workshops to be held at WWW2007. Notification to the workshop organizers will be forthcoming by the end of November.

The CFPs and paper submission deadlines for the accepted workshops will be advertised on the WWW2007 Web site when they are available.

5. Hotel Accommodations

Thanks to several of you who have already made their hotel reservations for WWW2007. The town of Banff will surely be full with the WWW2007 and PIASS conferences taking place the same week of May, and hotels will be hard to find.

The WWW2007 conference organizers have been busy rounding up small room blocks of overflow hotel space for WWW2007. Two alternate hotels have already been confirmed, and three more are being negotiated at this time. Room rates range from about $170 to $300 CDN per night. Further information on recommended hotels, contact information, and room block availability will be provided early in the new year.

6. Early Registration

The WWW2007 online registration system will be activated very shortly. The Early Registration deadline is March 5, 2007. Feel free to sign up even earlier if you know you are coming, or if you need your registration processed this calendar year.

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.

Contact the WWW2007 Publicity Chair, (Denilson Barbosa, with news and/or announcements for upcoming editions of the Newsletter.

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