The World-Wide-Web is of strategic importance as a global repository for information and a means of communicating knowledge. Since the first Web Dynamics Workshop held in January 2001, there has been a continuous deployment of novel technologies to cope with dynamic change within the Web, and a rise of new technologies to address new challenges. Examples of the former are the success of search engine technology in delivering up-to-date information and the realisation of the importance of security-related issues, and an example of the latter is the semantic Web which is aiming to facilitate interaction with the Web through automated Web services.
An interesting trend is the interdisciplinary nature of Web-related research. A mixture of Computer Scientists, Mathematicians, Statisticians, Physicists and Social Scientists are now actively involved in trying to understand characteristics of the Web, such as the degree distribution of its pages, its diameter, its growth rate, and the relative sizes of its various components.
The aim of this second Web Dynamics Workshop is to bring together researchers from academia and industry who are working on novel approaches to managing and interacting with the Web. In particular, there is a need to understand and manage the dynamics of the Web - how its information content, topology, and usage change, and what kinds of models and techniques will scale up to the rate of change.
The topics of interest of the workshop include, but are not restricted to, the following list:
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