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Thursday May 13

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8:30 am - 10:00 am


10:30 am - 12:00 pm
A4  Searching and Mining the Web
Chair: Benay Dara-Abrams
  • Finding Related Pages in the World Wide Web
    - Jeffrey Dean, Monika Henzinger 
  • Trawling the Web for Emerging Cyber-Communities
    - Ravi Kumar, Prabhakar Raghavan, Sridhar Rajagopalan, Andrew Tomkins 
  • KPS --- a Web Information Mining Algorithm
    - Tao Guan, Kam-Fai Wong 

B4  Links
Chair: Michael Bieber
  • Retaining Hyperlinks in Printed Hypermedia Document
    - Ernest Wan, Phil Robertson, John Brook, Steve Bruce, Kristine Armitage 
  • Visual Preview for Link Traversal on the WWW
    - Theodorich Kopetzky, Max Mühlhäuser 
  • Improving Web Usability with the Link Lens
    - Dominic Stanyer, Rob Procter 

C4  Server Performance
Chair: Balachander Krishnamurthy
  • RaDaR: A Scalable Architecture for a Global Web Hosting Service
    - Michael Rabinovich, Amit Aggarwal 
  • Web Content Adaptation to Improve Server Overload Behavior
    - Tarek F. Abdelzaher, Nina Bhatti 
  • Mirror, Mirror, on the Web: A Study of Host Pairs with Replicated Content
    - Krishna Bharat, Andrei Z. Broder 

D4  Electronic Commerce, Security, and Applications
Chair: Alain Mayer
  • Web-Enabled Smart Card for Ubiquitous Access of Patient's Medical Record
    - Alvin Toong Shoon Chan 
  • WDAI: A Simple W3 Distributed Authorization Infrastructure
    - Jose Kahan 
  • XFDL: Creating Electronic Commerce Transaction Records Using XML
    - Barclay T. Blair, John Boyer 

IN4  Town Meeting - Successful Web Design
  • Moderators:
    - Nahum D. Gershon, MITRE Corp.
    - Nick Ragouzis, Enosis Group
    - Marijke Rijsberman, International Networks Services

WC4  (W3C) Multimedia Models and Management
  • Style Sheets: CSS, XSL and CSS-OM
    Håkon Lie
  • Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language (SMIL)
    Philipp Hoschka
  • Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG)
    Chris Lilley

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
A5  Searching and Querying
Chair: Krishna Bharat
  • Focused Crawling: A New Approach for Topic-Specific Resource Discovery
    - Soumen Chakrabarti, Martin van den Berg, Byron Dom 
  • Learning Page-Independent Heuristics for Extracting Data from Web Pages
    - William W. Cohen, Wei Fan 
  • Adding Support for Dynamic and Focused Search with Fetuccino
    - Israel Ben-Shaul, Michael Herscovici, Michal Jacovi, Yoelle S. Maarek, Dan Pelleg, Menachem Shtalhaim, Vladimir Soroka, Sigalit Ur 

B5  Hypertext and Hypermedia
Chair: Mark Chignell
  • Improving Web Information Systems with Navigational Patterns
    - Gustavo H. Rossi, Daniel Schwabe, Fernando D. Lyardet 
  • Surfing the Web Backwards
    - Soumen Chakrabarti, David A. Gibson, Kevin S. McCurley 
  • UIML: An Appliance-Independent XML User Interface Language
    - Marc Abrams, Constantinos Phanouriou, Alan Batongbacal, Stephen Williams, Jono Shuster 

C5  Protocols and Performance
Chair: Zhen Liu
  • Policies for Managing TCP Connections Under Persistent HTTP
    - Edith Cohen, Haim Kaplan, Jeffrey D. Oldham 
  • The Gecko NFS Web Proxy
    - Scott Baker, John H. Hartman 
  • Key Differences Between HTTP/1.0 and HTTP/1.1
    - Balachander Krishnamurthy, Jeffrey C. Mogul, David M. Kristol 

P5  Panel - Agents vs Direct Manipulation:
What's Best to Disentangle the Web?
  • Moderator: TBA
  • Panelists:
    - J. Alfredo Sanchez, Universidad de las Americas-Puebla, Mexico
    - Oren Etzioni, University of Washington
    - Henry Lieberman, MIT Media Laboratory

IN5  Panel - The Web as an Application Platform
  • Moderator: David Wascha, Microsoft Corp.
  • Panelists:
    - Sara Williams, Microsoft Internet Explorer
    - Bill Shea, Merrill Lynch
    - Tom Conrad, Documentum
    - Mike Shaver, Mozilla

WC5  (W3C) Community Contributions and Participation
  • Open Source Software
    Daniel Veillard
  • Amaya
    Irene Vatton
  • Web Characterization Activity
    Henrik Frystyk Nielsen

    Town Hall

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Closing Plenary

  • Keynote Speaker: Bob Metcalfe -
    A Summary of WWW8, The Nextgen Internet and Other Dangerous Speculation

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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