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WWW2008 Newsletter -- September 2007 (Second Issue)

Welcome to the second issue of the WWW2008 Newsletter containing information for the WWW2008 conference, which will be held in Beijing April 21-25, 2008. This issue includes:

  1. Call for Papers: Upcoming Submission Deadlines
  2. WWW2008 Workshops Track
  3. WWW2008 Banquet to be held at the Great Hall of the People
  4. Nokia Confirmed as a Bronze Sponsor
  5. Harry Shum from Microsoft Confirmed as a Keynote Speaker
  6. A Message from WWW2008 PC Chairs
  7. Host of WWW2008: Beihang University

Preparations for WWW2008 are well on the way and WWW2008 newsletters will keep you updated on important announcements and events leading to WWW2008.

Call for Papers: Upcoming Submission Deadlines

Please visit the CFP page for complete details.

WWW2008 Workshops Track

Please note that due to an earlier than usual conference dates for WWW2008 (April 21-25, 2008), the deadline for submitting workshop proposals has also moved up to October 1, 2007 to ensure that each accepted workshop will have enough time to prepare and organize the event. In light of this, do plan ahead to make your proposal a successful one!

The Workshops Track Chair has set up a Workshops Blog for serving the WWW2008 workshop community by providing a more approachable and effective way to organize and coordinate the workshops.

WWW2008 Banquet to be held at the Great Hall of the People

The Great Hall of the People has been confirmed as the site of the WWW2008 banquet, to be held on Thursday, April 24, 2008. The Great Hall of the People is one of the largest congressional buildings in the world. Built in 1959, the hall consists of three parts: a 10,000-seat auditorium in the center, a banquet hall in the north wing facing Chang'an Street, with a seating capacity of 5,000, and offices for the Standing Committee of the National Peoples' Congress of China in the south. In addition, thirty-four reception chambers are named after various provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities directly under the Central Government, plus Hong Kong and Macao. Each is different from the other in decoration and furnishings to stress their local features. Don't miss this great opportunity to come to WWW2008 and to experience a great dinner in a historic setting. Great Hall of the People

Additional Sponsor Confirmed

Nokia has been confirmed as a Bronze sponsor. For more info on how to sign up to be a sponsor, please visit the Sponsorship page.

Keynote Speaker Confirmed

Harry Shum has been confirmed as a WWW2008 keynote speaker. Dr. Harry Shum is a Corporate Vice President at Microsoft. He oversees the research activities at Microsoft Research Asia and the lab's collaborations with universities in Asia Pacific. Recently, Dr. Shum has taken the additional responsibility of driving the long-term and short-term technology investments in search and advertising at Microsoft. See more information on Dr. Shum. Dr. Harry Shum

A Message from WWW2008 PC Chairs

The WWW2008 PC chairs have just written a blog entry on this year's refereed papers tracks – for details, see the WWW2008 Blog.

Host of WWW2008: Beihang University

Beihang University will be our host for WWW2008. Beihang University (formerly Beijing Institute of Aeronautics) or BUAA for short, was founded on October 25, 1952. Situated in Beijing in the center of Zhongguancun Science Park, next to China's National Olympic Center, with an area of over 250 hectares, BUAA is China's first university of aeronautical and astronautical engineering.

Since its establishment, BUAA has been one of the key universities of China and over the past 50 years BUAA has graduated over 80,000 highly qualified professionals in various disciplines for this country and established its reputation for its prestigious engineering programs.

With a total faculty and staff numbering more than 3300, including 10 academicians of Chinese Academy of Sciences or the Chinese Academy of Engineering Sciences, over 1,400 full or associate professors, and 290 supervisors of doctorate programs, BUAA is home to over 26,000 students including more than 14,000 undergraduates and about 300 international students. Beihang has become one of China’s most important bases for scientific and technological innovation and quality education.

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