1st Latin American Web Congress
Santiago 2003
Empowering Our Web · November 10-12
Organized by the Center for Web Research,
Dept. of Computer Science, University of Chile
with the Sponsorship of IW3C2

WebMidia 2004 and LA Web 2004 Joint Conference
Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, Brasil
Week of Oct. 12, 2004

General Chair: César Teixeira, Faculdades COC
Program co-chairs: Maria da Graca C. Pimentel, Universidade de São Paulo -
São Carlos and Ethan Munson, University of Minnesota, Wisconsin

The Center for Web Research of the Computer Science Department of the University of Chile, under the sponsorship of the International World Wide Web Conference Committee (IW3C2) and the Chilean Computer Science Society (SCCC) cordially invite you to participate in the First Latin American Web Congress on November 10-12, 2003, in Santiago, Chile.

International researchers, technologists, and leaders from academia, industry, and government will gather at LA-WEB to present, demonstrate, and discuss the latest developments of the Web and how they can be used to empower the Latin American Web.

The technical programme will include refereed paper presentations, alternate track presentations (see below), plenary sessions, panels, and poster sessions. Tutorials will precede the main program.

Proceedings were published by IEEE CS Press. You can download the Table of Contents here (PDF, 300kb).

During the past years, Chile has been the most stable growing economy in the region, and is one of the regional leaders in information technology and telecommunications. Santiago, with more than 5 million inhabitants, is not only the capital of Chile, but also its financial and administrative heart. The city was founded in 1541 and is located at the foot of the Andes Mountains and only one hour away from the Pacific Ocean, thus being the ideal point to start tours to the north (desert), south (lakes and glaciers) or west (Easter island).

Due to Santiago's much influenced past it displays a wide range of architecture, contrasting classical European style buildings with modern attractive commercial centers. Along with its cultural influences, Santiago is a cosmopolitan city where visitors can enjoy cultural activities, and a great variety of international, ethnic and local gastronomy, accompanied by the most delicious Chilean wines. Santiago is easily reachable by air from Asia, Europe or North America.

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Important Dates

Paper submission deadline: June 22, 2003 (extended deadline)
Tutorial proposal deadline: July 1, 2003
Author notification (papers, tutorials): August 3, 2003
Poster submission deadline: August 13, 2003
Final papers due: September 1, 2003
Author notification (posters): September 8, 2003
First day of tutorials: November 9, 2003
LA-Web 2003 Congress: November 10-12, 2003

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Conference Chair

Ricardo Baeza-Yates, CWR/DCC/Universidad de Chile

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Invited speakers

Stefan Decker, Information Sciences Institute,
University of Southern California, USA

Ramez Elmasri, The University of Texas at Arlington, USA

Knut Magne Risvik, Overture, USA

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Conference Partners

SCCC Chilean CS Society
CLEI Centro Latinoamericano de Estudios de Informática
SBC Sociedade Brasileira de Computação

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Conference Sponsors


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