Web Dynamics 2001

International Workshop on Web Dynamics

(In conjunction with the 8th International Conference on Database Theory)

London, UK, 3 January 2001

The World-Wide-Web is being used for day-to-day work, finding information, communicating ideas, carrying out distributed computation, and conducting business. The Web is continuing to grow at an exponential rate, in terms of both the amount and diversity of the information that it encompasses, and the size of its user base. This growth poses a host of challenges to the research community. In particular, there is a need to understand and manage the dynamics of the Web, i.e. how its information content, topology and usage change, and what kinds of models and techniques will scale up to the rate of change. There is a need for mechanisms and algorithms for organising and manipulating information on the Web in order to make the Web tractable.

This workshop aims to bring together researchers from academia and industry who are working on novel approaches to managing and interacting with the changing, growing Web. It will be held in the Senate House of the University of London, just before ICDT.

There will be three Invited Speakers:

Knut Magne Risvik, R&D Director Search Technology, Fast Search & Transfer ASA.
Soumen Chakrabarti, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.
Luca Cardelli, Microsoft Research, Cambridge.

Topics of interest include, but are not restricted to, the following list:

  • adaptive hypertext
  • agents on the Web
  • collaborative filtering and recommender systems
  • communities on the Web
  • consistency of the Web
  • data and text mining on the Web
  • discovery and sharing of information and knowledge on the Web
  • economic foundations
  • formal reasoning about Web dynamics
  • intelligent browsing and navigation of the Web
  • mathematical models of the Web
  • novel models of computation over the Web
  • push technology and Web reactivity
  • querying and searching the Web and query/search optimisation
  • transaction processing over the Web
  • views over the Web
  • Web design metrics
  • workflow over the Web

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