Congratulations to Juliana

February 23rd, 2009 by Michael Rappa

Juliana Freire, WWW2010 program committee co-chair, and her project DeepPeep is featured in today’s NY Times in an article discussing the deep web–the region on the web not crawled by search engines such as Google.

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WWW2010 on Facebook, Linkedin

February 19th, 2009 by Michael Rappa

WWW2010 organizing efforts have taken to the popular social networking sites, Facebook and Linkedin, in an effort help gather input and support in the conference planning stage. Please feel welcome to join hundreds of our colleagues on Facebook and/or Linkedin, and share your ideas on how to make the most of WWW2010 in Raleigh.

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Meet Paul Jones

February 16th, 2009 by Michael Rappa

WWW2010 general co-chair Paul Jones is the guest on today’s WUNC Public Radio’s The State of Things with Frank Stasio.

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WWW2010.org Goes Online

February 12th, 2009 by Michael Rappa

Welcome to the new conference website for WWW2010! Please tune in for updates in the coming weeks and months as we plan for the big event in April 2010.

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Conference Organizer Named

January 23rd, 2009 by Michael Rappa

North Carolina State University has engaged YCC, a professional conference organizer (PCO) based in Wilmington, North Carolina. YCC president, Kathleen McCasland, has experience managing large technology-based conferences, as well as working with the UNC System, the body that administratively governs both NC State University and UNC-Chapel Hill.

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NCSU and IW3C2 Sign Agreement

December 16th, 2008 by Michael Rappa

It’s official! North Carolina State University and the International World Wide Web Steering Committee (IW3C2) based in Geneva, Switzerland, have reached agreement to host the 19th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW2010) at the new Raleigh Convention Center on April 26-30, 2010. The general conference chairs are Michael Rappa, director of the Institute for Advanced Analytics at North Carolina State University, and Paul Jones, director of iBiblio.org at the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill.

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Keynote Speaker Confirmed

November 13th, 2008 by Michael Rappa

Vinton G. Cerf, vice president and Chief Internet Evangelist for Google, will be a keynote speaker at WWW2010 in Raleigh.

Widely known as a “Father of the Internet,” Vint is the co-designer with Robert Kahn of TCP/IP protocols and basic architecture of the Internet. In 1997, President Clinton recognized their work with the U.S. National Medal of Technology. In 2005, Vint and Bob received the highest civilian honor bestowed in the U.S., the Presidential Medal of Freedom. It recognizes the fact that their work on the software code used to transmit data across the Internet has put them “at the forefront of a digital revolution that has transformed global commerce, communication, and entertainment.” Read the rest of this entry »

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IW3C2 Raleigh Site Visit

September 30th, 2008 by Michael Rappa

Members of the IW3C2, including Mary Ellen Zurko (IBM), Robin Chen (AT&T), Allan Ellis (Southern Cross University, Australia), and Bebo White (Stanford), made a two-day visit to Raleigh to review the organizing committee’s plans for WWW2010, meet with city officials, and to tour the Raleigh Convention Center facilities.

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WWW2010 Program Chairs Named

July 1st, 2008 by Michael Rappa

Two experienced and well-respected colleagues have been named program chairs for WWW2010: Juliana Friere and Soumen Chakrabarti. Juliana Friere is a faculty member in computer science at the University of Utah, who has a strong interest in data management. She was vice-chair for the XML and Web Data track at WWW2008, and has played a role as vice chair or deputy vice-chair at WWW conferences in 2007, 2005 and 2003. Soumen Chakrabarti is a faculty member in the Department of Computer Science at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. He has been deputy chair of the data mining track for WWW2006, vice chair for the Searching and Mining track in 2003, and deputy chair for the Searching, Querying and Indexing track in 2002.

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Bid Made to Host WWW2010

May 9th, 2007 by Michael Rappa

Representatives of North Carolina State University and the City of Raleigh traveled to Banff, Canada to deliver a bid to host the 19th International World Wide Web Conference in 2010–the next time the conference, which alternates between North America, Europe and Asia, will be held on the continent. The bid was well received by the IW3C2, and the Raleigh team was given the green light to begin negotiations to host the event.

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19th International World Wide Web Conference, Raleigh, North Carolina, April 26-30, 2010

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