la-web.org
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

Call for Papers

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.

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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Invited speakers

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

Ramez Elmasri, The University of Texas at Arlington, USA

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Important Dates

Paper submission deadline: June 22, 2003 (extended deadline)
Tutorial proposal deadline: July 1, 2003
Poster submission deadline: August 10, 2003
Author notification (papers, tutorials): August 3, 2003
Final papers due: September 1, 2003
Author notification (posters): September 8, 2003

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Main Tracks

LA-WEB 2003 seeks original papers describing research in all areas of the Web. Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Applications (Area 1)
  • Browsers and User Interfaces (Area 2)
  • Electronic Commerce (Area 3)
  • Hypermedia (Area 4)
  • Mobility and Wireless Access (Area 5)
  • Multimedia (Area 6)
  • Performance and Reliability (Area 7)
  • Search and Data Mining (Area 8)
  • Security and Privacy (Area 9)
  • Semantic Web (Area 10)
  • Web Engineering (Area 11)

Submission details
Submissions should present original reports of new work in English. Papers should properly place the work within the field, cite related work, and clearly indicate the innovative aspects of the work and its contribution to the field. A paper which, at the time of submission,
is under review for or has already been published or accepted for publication in a journal or another conference will not be accepted.

Papers will be peer-reviewed by at least 3 reviewers from an International Program Committee. Accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings which will be published by an international publisher, will be contained on the Conference CD, and will also be accessible to the general public via http://www.la-web.org/.

Papers must be submitted electronically in PDF or XHTML, and must be formatted using the styles that will be posted in the conference Web site (http://www.la-web.org/mainTracks.html#styles).

We encourage authors to submit concise papers with up to 8 pages; however, papers with up to 10 pages may be submitted, and an additional 2 pages (for a maximum of 12) may be purchased later. Over-length or incorrectly formatted submissions may be rejected without reviews. Final copies of accepted papers will be required in both PDF and XHTML formats.

Authors must also include a short 30-word statement with their submission which emphasizes the contribution of their paper. The statement will be seen by reviewers. For accepted papers, the final statement will appear in the Table of Contents of the conference proceedings and will be edited for clarity and accuracy by the program committee.

Submissions must be made at http://www.la-web.org/

Inquiries can be sent to la-web@dcc.uchile.cl

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Programme Committee Co-Chairs

Ricardo Baeza-Yates, CWR/DCC/Universidad de Chile
Daniel Schwabe, PUC Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Programme Committee Members

Virgilio Almeida, UFMG, Brazil
Gerardo Ayala, UDLAP, Mexico
Krishna Bharat, Google, USA
Dick Bulterman, CWI, Netherlands
Tiziana Catarci, Univ. of Rome, Italy
Soumen Chakrabarti, IITB, India
Jim Challenger, IBM, USA
Stefan Decker, ISI, USA
Carlos Delgado, Univ. Carlos III, Spain
Piero Fraternali, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Martin Gaedke, Karlsruhe Univ., Germany
Lee Giles, Penn. State Univ., USA
David Hawking, CSIRO, Australia
Monika Henzinger, Google, USA
Geert-Jan Houben, Eindhoven Univ. of Technology, Netherlands
Nora Koch, Munich Univ., Germany
Balachander Krishnamurthy, AT&T, USA
Yoelle Maarek, IBM Haifa, Israel
Udi Manber, Amazon, USA
Heikki Mannila, Univ. of Helsinki, Finland
Massimo Melucci, Padova Univ., Italy
Alberto Mendelzon, Univ. of Toronto, Canada
Daniel Menasce, George Mason Univ., USA
Erich J. Neuhold, FHG, Germany
Paolo Paolini, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Oscar Pastor, UPV, Spain
Berthier Ribeiro-Neto, UFMG, Brazil
Knut Magne Risvik, Fast, Norway
Gustavo Rossi, UNLP, Argentina
Luiz Fernando Gomes Soares, PUC-Rio, Brazil
Bebo White, Stanford Univ., USA
Mary Ellen Zurko, IBM, USA

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Alternate Tracks

Alternate tracks include a combination of peer-reviewed papers and
invited presentations. Topics include:

  • Education (Area 12)
  • Global Community (Area 13)
  • Practice & Experience (Area 14)
  • Web Services (Area 15)
  • Networks and distributed systems (Area 16)

Submission details for papers in Areas 12-16

The alternate tracks include refereed papers and invited presentations. Submissions will be peer-reviewed by an International Program Committee. Accepted papers in Areas 12-16 will appear in a separate printed proceedings to the main refereed track proceedings.

All accepted papers will be contained on the Conference CD, and will also be accessible to the general public via http://www.la-web.org/. The official languages for the alternate tracks are English, Portuguese and Spanish.

Papers must be submitted electronically in PDF or XHTML, to the conference Web site.

Authors must also include a short 30-word statement with their submission which emphasizes the contribution of their paper. The statement will be seen by reviewers. For accepted papers, the final statement will appear in the Table of Contents of the conference proceedings and will be edited for clarity and accuracy by the program committee.

Submissions must be made at http://www.la-web.org/

Inquiries can be sent to la-web@dcc.uchile.cl

Alternate Tracks Chair:
José Miguel Piquer
, CWR/DCC/Universidad de Chile
Nivio Ziviani, DCC, Univ. Federal of Minas Gerais, Brazil

Posters

Posters provide a forum for late-breaking research, and facilitate feedback in an informal setting. Posters are peer-reviewed.

The poster area provides an opportunity for researchers and practitioners to present and demonstrate their recent web-related research, and to obtain feedback from their peers in an informal setting. It gives conference attendees a way to learn about innovative works in progress in a timely and informal manner.

Submission details
The submission details for posters are the same as for the main refereed papers track above, except that the page limit is 2 pages (no extra pages can be purchased), no revisions can be made to accepted posters, and an XHTML version of accepted posters is not required.

Submissions will be peer-reviewed by an international committee.

Accepted posters will appear on the Conference CD and will be accessible to the general public via http://www.la-web.org/

Submissions must be made at http://www.la-web.org/

Inquiries can be sent to la-web@dcc.uchile.cl

Posters chair:
Luis Olsina, Univ. de La Pampa, Argentina.

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Tutorials

A programme of tutorials will cover topics of current interest to web design, development, services, operation, use, and evaluation. These half and full-day sessions will be led by internationally recognized experts and experienced instructors using prepared content.

For more information on Tutorials see the conference Web site. There will be tutorials in English and Spanish.

Tutorials Chair:
Alfredo Sanchez, UDLAP, Mexico

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Conference Chair

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

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Conference Sponsors

Comisión Fulbright
Comisión Fulbright

Núcleo Milenio
Núcleo Milenio
Ministerio de Planificación y Cooperación
Gobierno de Chile

Center for Web Research
Center for Web Research
Dept. of Computer Sciences
Universidad de Chile

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Conference Partners

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

Official URL for LA-Web 2003:
http://la-web.org/
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Questions/Comments: la-web@dcc.uchile.cl