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Panels - Call For Participation

Panel Proposal Submission Procedure | Panel Program Committee | Duties of the Panel Moderator(s)

Proposal submission deadline: January 25, 2008
Acceptance notification: February 11, 2008

Panels should focus on emerging technologies, controversial issues, or unsolved problems in the World Wide Web community to stimulate lively, thoughtful, and thought-provoking debate. We expect the panelists to actively engage the audience and help them gain a deeper understanding of the issues. The goal of a panel is to debate and thus panels should always reflect more than one point of view.

All areas of interests to WWW participants are acceptable as a panel topic. Panel proposals will be accepted on the basis of their audience appeal, credentials of panelists, originality, and focus on disputed topics.

Panel Proposal Submission Procedure

Submissions should include:

Proposals should be 4-6 pages long and can be submitted in either HTML or PDF. Please send proposals for WWW2008 panels directly via the Panel Proposals Submission at EasyChair. Inquiries can be sent to: Email contact: panels at

Panel format:

Panels should last 90 minutes and typically include three to five panelists plus a moderator. Be creative about the panel format. A typical format includes:

You are welcome to use various forms of multimedia presentations to help engage the audience.

Panel Program Committee

Panels Co-Chairs:

Program Committee: To be announced.

Duties of the Panel Moderator(s)

The panel moderator is the most important participant in a panel. The moderator must take an active role during the panel to ensure that the panelists stay on time and on track and to stimulate debate.

The most important part of the moderator's job, however, occurs well before the panel starts. It is the duty of the moderator to force the panelists to prepare lively and controversial initial presentations and to be prepared for the debate part of the panel. Panel moderators thus must spend a significant amount of time "herding cats", i.e., getting the panelists to adequately prepare their pitch and making sure that each panelist will have a distinct non-trivial message or role. A panel is not a stage for panelists to give unrelated frontal presentations; we will give preference to panels that plan to actively engage the audience - be creative!

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