World Wide Web 2012




The World Wide Web Conference is a yearly international conference on the topic of the future direction of the World Wide Web. It began in 1994 at CERN and is organized by the International World Wide Web Conferences Steering Committee (IW3C2). The Conference aims to provide the world a premier forum for discussion and debate about the evolution of the Web¸ the standardization of its associated technologies¸ and the impact of those technologies on society and culture. The conference brings together researchers¸ developers¸ users and commercial ventures—indeed all those who are passionate about the Web and what it has to offer. www2012 will focus on “openness” in web technologies¸ standards and practices¸ and will showcase the best of the region’s technology and culture.

Scientific Topics

  • Web Search
  • Web Mining
  • Information Extraction and Natural Language Processing
  • Behavioral Analysis and Personalization
  • Social Networks
  • Data and Content Management
  • Semantic Web
  • Security¸ Privacy¸ Trust and Abuse
  • Internet Monetization and Incentives
  • Web engineering
  • Performance¸ Scalability and Availability
  • User Interfaces¸ Design and Social Factors
  • Smart devices and the Web


Keynotes Speakers:

  • Neelie Kroes¸ Vice President of the European Commission and European Digital Agenda Commissioner
  • Tim Berners-Lee¸ inventor of the World Wide Web
  • Bernard Stiegler¸ a director of IRI (Innovation and Research Institute) at the Georges Pompidou Center in Paris
  • Chris Welty¸  a Research Scientist at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center in New York


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