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Conference Programme

Keynote
Invited Speakers
Refereed Papers
Workshops
Tutorials
W3C Track
Panels
Developer Track
Satellite Meetings

The conference has had a record number of submitted proposals for workshops, tutorials, research papers and invited speakers from academics and industrialists throughout the world. The conference organisers have assembled a rich and exciting programme that covers all the important topics for anyone with an interest in the World Wide Web, whether they are the CEO of a major corporation or a student studying for their PhD.

The conference programme has been specifically designed to allow people to attend the full programme or to select specific theme days of interest. Each day covers an important issue such as successful web businesses, the media, science, education, security, health, and society. Please look at the individual theme days listed on the left for details.

Lists of workshops, tutorials and invited speakers are available. Below are various views of the expected structure of the conference programme as a whole, more details will be added in the coming weeks including a programme of sessions for web developers, the exhibition area, a poster track and panels. Details of the selected research papers will be made available. The selection process is complete and we are in the process of allocating papers to session slots.

Exact scheduling is subject to change.

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Monday 22nd May

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9:00-10:30JISC Repositories and Information Environment (details)
Continued after lunch.
3rd W4A International Cross-Disciplinary Workshop on Web Accessibility (details)
Continued after lunch.
The 3rd IIWeb Interdisciplinary Workshop for Information Integration on the Web (details)
Continued after lunch.
Models of Trust for the Web (MTW) (details)
Continued after lunch.
Collaborative Web Tagging (details)
Continued after lunch.
2nd Workshop on Innovations in Web Infrastructure (IWI2) (details)
Continued after lunch.
Semantic Web Annotations for Multimedia (SWAMM) (details)
Continued after lunch.
Evaluating Ontologies for the Web (EON2006) (details)
Continued after lunch.
BCSWomen and Women@CL Career Development Workshop 2006 (details)
Continued after lunch.
Reasoning on the Web (RoW06) (details)
Continued after lunch.
Break          
11:00-12:30          
Lunch          
           
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Break          
16:00-17:30          
Track:Satellite MeetingsWorkshopsSatellite MeetingsWorkshops

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Tuesday 23rd May

9:00-10:30Opening Ceremony. Plenary Session, The New Economy
Introduction by: Tim Berners-Lee (W3C), Allan Ellis (IW3C2), Wendy Hall (University of Southampton), the WWW2006 Conference Chairs.
Followed by a welcome speech by: Jack McConnell (Scottish Executive)
Followed by the Plenary Keynote Speaker: David Brown (Motorola)
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Break              
11:00-12:30Successful web based business - Web Sites
Jeff Barr (Amazon)
Impact of the Web on Advertising
Shawn Burns (Wunderman)
Globalisation
Sohrab Kakalia (Infosys)
Andy Mulholland (CapGemini)
Current Best Practices in Web Development and Design
World Organization of Webmasters Professional Development Activity joint with Developer track (details)
Continued after lunch.
Semantic Technology - A European Perspective
Framework VII Funding
Mr Horst Forster (European Commission)
Prof Wolfgang Wahlster (DFKI)
Prof Dieter Fensel (DERI)
Prof Fausto Giunchiglia (University of Trento)
Prof Frank Van Harmelen (Free University of Amsterdam)
IntraWebs 2006 (details)
Continued after lunch.
Logging Traces of Web Activity: The Mechanics of Data Collection (details)
Continued after lunch.
Open Source Software - A Collaboration Platform for Web (details)
Continued after lunch.
Third Annual Workshop on the Weblogging Ecosystem (details)
Continued after lunch.
MobEA IV - Empowering the Mobile Web (details)
Continued after lunch.
IPTV services over World Wide Web (details)
Continued after lunch.
The E-Government: Barriers and Opportunities (details)
Continued after lunch.
Identity, Reference and the Web (details)
Continued after lunch.
Current Best Practices in Web Development and Design
World Organization of Webmasters Professional Development Activity joint with Tutorials' track (details)
Continued after lunch.
Lunch              
               
14:00-15:30Impact of the Web on Publishing
Tim Faircliff (Reuters)
Nick Baker (Reed Elsevier)
Richard Smith (British Medical Journal Publishing Group)
Successful web based business - Intermediaries
Tao Yang (Ask.com)
Impact of the Web on Media & Entertainment
Chair: Simon Perry Digital-Lifestyles.info, UK
Pete Buckingham (UK Film Council)
Peggy Miles (International Webcasting Association)
Daniel Harris (Kendra)
...continued3rd W4A International Cross-Disciplinary Workshop on Web Accessibility (Developers and Practice followup) (details)...continued...continued...continued...continued...continued...continued...continued...continued...continued
Break              
16:00-17:30New business models - adapting traditional business, creating a new business - Panel
Chair: Patrick Sheehan (3i)
Jim Brathwaite (South East of England Development Agency)
Eberhard Dollinger (Webpay International)
Danny Robinson (Peerflix)
Adam Seifer (Fotolog)
Daniel Waterhouse (3i)
Impact of the Web on Media & Entertainment
Chair: Simon Perry Digital-Lifestyles.info, UK
Paul Jessop (International Federation of the Phonographic Industry)
Scott Cohen (The Orchard)
Guy McCreery (Third Ear)
            
Track:Invited SpeakersTutorialsWorkshopsDeveloper Track

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Wednesday 24th May

9:00-10:30Technical Conference Opening. The Next Wave of the Web: Plenary Panel
Introduction by: Charles Hughes (BCS), John White (ACM), Conference Programme Committee Chairs
Panel Chair - Nigel Shadbolt (University of Southampton)
Jim Hendler (MINDSWAP)
Clare Hart (Factiva)
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Break           
11:00-12:30Impact of the Web on Networks
Chair: John Darlington, University of Southampton, UK
Geoffrey Hall (Nortel)
Opportunities for the Semantic Web - Business Applications
Michael Brodie (Verizon)
Hans-Peter Schnurr (Ontoprise)
Atanas Kiryakov (Ontotext)
 Ontologies
Chair: Paolo Bouquet, University of Trento, Italy
Adaptivity & Mobility
Chair: Eric Brewer, Intel Research Berkeley, USA
Fighting Search Spam
Chair: Ziv Bar-Yossef, Technion, Israel
Mobile Web Opportunities
Chair: Dominique Hazaël-Massieux (W3C)
Introduction to Semantic Web (details)Scalable architectures and services for ubiquitous web access (details)Foundations and challenges of web advertising (details)Next Wave (Business)
Chair: Rohit Khare, CommerceNet
Lunch           
            
14:00-15:30Impact of the Web on Devices and interfaces
Lee Epting (Nokia)
Candace Johnson (Europe Online)
Opportunities for the Semantic Web - Research & Development
Horst Forster (European Commission)
AKT - Nigel Shadbolt (University of Southampton)
SEKT - John Davies (BT)
SEKT - Richard Benjamins (iSOCO)
 XML
Chair: Monika Solanki, De Montfort University, UK
Symmetrically Exploiting XML Nominated for Best Student Paper Award
Developing Regions & Peer-to-Peer
Chair: Kentaro Toyama, Microsoft Research India, India
FeedEx: Collaborative Exchange of News Feeds Nominated for Best Student Paper Award
See also extra session (next) currently timetabled in Tutorial slot
Browsers
Chair: Krishna Bharat, Google Inc., USA
Rich Web Applications
Chair: Dean Jackson (W3C)
Languages for Developing Multimodal Applications (details)Introduction to Video Search Engines (details) Next Wave (2)
Chair: Danny Ayers, Independent Developer
These presentations may swap with those from Next Wave (3)
Break           
16:00-17:30Opportunities for the Semantic Web - Business Applications
Chair: John Darlington, University of Southampton, UK
Brian Bolam (OmPrompt)
Rick Hull (Lucent)
Analyst and Investment Community viewpoint
Ian Ritchie (Coppertop)
Ralph Hodgson (TopQuadrant)
Opportunities for the Mobile/Pervasive Web - Panel
Chair: Mark Crocker (OTR)
Diego Anza (France Telecom/Orange)
Paul Walsh (Segala)
Jonas Wilhelmsson (Drutt Corporation)
E-Communities
Chair: Bertram Ludaescher, University of California, Davis, USA
User Interfaces: Semantic Tagging
Chair: Yoelle Maarek, IBM Research, Haifa, Israel
Visualizing Tags over Time Nominated for Best Paper Award
Mining the Web
Chair: Dmitri Pavlov, Yahoo Research, USA
Accessibility 2.0
Chair: Shawn Henry (W3C)
  Developing Regions 2
Chair: Eric Brewer, Intel Research Berkeley, USA
Next Wave (3)
Chair: Danny Ayers, Independent Developer
These presentations may swap with those from Next Wave (2)
Track:Invited SpeakersRefereed PapersW3C TrackTutorialsRefereed PapersDeveloper Track

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Thursday 25th May

9:00-10:30Solving Global Problems with Global Resources: Plenary Keynote
Tony Hey (Snr Vice President, Microsoft)
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Break           
11:00-12:30Education and informationSecurity
Michael Wheatley (Envisional)
Meaning on the Web: Evolution or Intelligent Design?Industrial Practice & Experience
Chair: Marc Najork, Microsoft Research, USA
Correctness & Security
Chair: Harry Halpin, University of Edinburgh, UK
Search Engine Engineering
Chair: David Lowe, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
The Web Everywhere
Chair: Max Froumentin (W3C)
Internet Crime (details)Secure Authentication (details)Developer Tutorial: Microformats developer tutorial, Molly E Holzschlag (details) 
Lunch           
            
14:00-15:30Global Science
Chair: Dave DeRoure, University of Southampton, UK
Mark Linesch (Chair, Global Grid Forum)
Franco Accordino (European Commission Grid programme)
Malcolm Atkinson (UK e-Science Envoy)
Security
Paul King (CISCO)
Identity Management on Converged Networks: A Reality CheckE-Learning & Scientific Applications
Chair: Wolfgana Nejdl, L3S and University of Hannover, Germany
High Availability & Performance
Chair: Mustaque Ahamad, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Web Mining with Search Engines
Chair: Susan Dumais, Microsoft Research, USA
Web Services: Towards the Next Steps
Chair: Hugo Haas (W3C)
Web Services and Service Oriented Architecture: Futures (details)Web-Based Systems for Distance Education and e-Learning (details)Semantic Web (1)
Chair: Jim Hendler, MINDSWAP
These presentations may swap with those from Semantic Web (2)
 
Break           
16:00-17:30Global Science
Chair: Dave DeRoure, University of Southampton, UK
John Hurley (Boeing)
Reagan Moore (San Diego Supercomputer Centre)
Security - Panel
Chair: Mike Davies (Verisign)
Jonathan Armstrong (Eversheds)
Tom Ilube (garlik)
Global Science
Steven Gaines (Novell)
Social Networks
Chair: Carole Goble, University of Manchester, UK
Web Engineering: Validation
Chair: Martin Gaedke, Universität Karlsruhe, Germany
New Search Paradigms
Chair: Ravi Kumar, Yahoo!, Inc., USA
Newest XML Tools: Queries, Transformations
Chair: Liam Quin (W3C)
  Semantic Web (2)
Chair: Jim Hendler, MINDSWAP
These presentations may swap with those from Semantic Web (2)
XML
Chair: Liam Quin, W3C
Joint with W3C session
Track:Invited SpeakersRefereed PapersW3C TrackTutorialsDeveloper Track

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Friday 26th May

9:00-10:30The Impact of the Web on Health and Society: Plenary Keynotes
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Break           
11:00-12:30Web based Support for Healthcare Professionals
Chair: Charles Docherty, Glasgow Caledonian University
Michael Rawlins (UK National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence)
John Loonsk (Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology in Health and Human Services)
Impact of the Web on Society
Jim Kinney (Improvement Service)
Mike Futcher (Sopra Newell & Budge)
Web based Support for Healthcare Professionals
Alan Rector (University of Manchester)
Prof. Mike Rigby and Mark Turner (Keele University)
Mike Bainbridge (Connecting for Health)
Semantic Web: Ontology Constuction
Chair: Peter Patel-Schneider, Bell Labs Research, USA
Security, Privacy & Ethics
Chair: Ari Juels, RSA Laboratories, USA
Data Mining
Chair: Mehran Sahami, Google Inc., USA
Advancements in Semantic Web
Chair: Eric Miller (W3C)
Semantic Web Rules with Ontologies, and their E-Services Applications (details)Internationalizing XHTML, HTML and CSS Web Content (details)Developer tutorial: XForms for Web Applications Steve Pemberton (details) 
Lunch           
            
14:00-15:30Health - Patients and the Web
Chair: Charles Docherty, Glasgow Caledonian University
Frances Mair (Glasgow Caledonian University)
Ray Jones (University of Plymouth)
Frank Sullivan (University of Dundee)
Impact of the Web on Intellectual Property
Jeffrey Berkowitz (Finnegan, Henderson)
Clara Neppel (European Patent Office)
Phoiling PhishingSemi-structured Semantic Data
Chair: Sean Bechhofer, University of Manchester, UK
Performance, Reliability & Scalability
Chair: Craig Wills, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA
Data Mining Classification
Chair: Soumen Chakrabati, IIT Bombay, India
Style and Layout: Key Successes to Create Interoperable Web Pages
Chair: Bert Bos (W3C)
Semantic Web 2.0: Creating Social Semantic Information Spaces (details)Semantics for Health/Life Science (details)Late Breaking News (rescheduled from 16:00)
Chair: Mark Baker, Coactus
Mobile
Chair: James Pearce, Argogroup, USA
Break           
16:00-17:30Health - Quality Health Information on the Web
Chair: Charles Docherty, Glasgow Caledonian University
Celia Boyer (Health on the Net, Geneva)
Rod Ward (Univ West England)
Impact of the Web on Society
Myles MacBean (Walt Disney Internet Group)
 E-Commerce & E-Government
Chair: Mark Manasse, Microsoft Research, USA
XML & Web Services
Chair: Massimo Mecella, Università di Roma "La Sapienza", Italy
Semantic WS-Agreement Partner Selection Nominated for Best Student Paper Award
Improved Search Ranking
Chair: Nick Craswell, Microsoft Research Cambridge, UK
Challenges in Web Security
Chair: Thomas Roessler (W3C)
  Security (rescheduled from 14:00)
Chair: Philip Hallam-Baker, Verisign, USA
 
17:30-18:00Closing Plenary & Handover to WWW2007 Committee
Track:Invited SpeakersPanelsRefereed PapersW3C TrackTutorialsDeveloper Track

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