WWW2013 - Newsletter
World famous web experts already confirmed as keynote speakers
  Prof. Jon Kleinberg

(http://www.cs.cornell.edu/home/kleinber/) is the Tisch University Professor in the Computer Science Department at Cornell University. His research focuses on issues at the interface of networks and information, with an emphasis on the social and information networks that underpin the Web and other on-line media. He is a member of the US National Academy of Sciences, the US National Academy of Engineering, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the recipient of MacArthur, Packard, and Sloan Foundation Fellowships, as well as awards including the Nevanlinna Prize from the International Mathematical Union and the ACM-Infosys Foundation Award in the Computing Sciences.(http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~biglou/) is an entrepreneur and an associate professor in the Computer Science Department at Carnegie Mellon University. He is known as the pioneer of the idea of “Human Computation”, sometimes called crowdsourcing. His latest project is DuoLingo, which allows people to learn foreign languages online for free, while contributing to translate the Web. He is also the founder of the company reCAPTCHA, which was sold to Google in 2009. As a professor, his research includes CAPTCHAs and human computation, and has earned him international recognition and numerous honors. He was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship (a.k.a., the “genius grant”) in 2006,the David and Lucile Packard Foundation Fellowship in 2009, a Sloan Fellowhip in 2009, and a Microsoft New Faculty Fellowship in 2007. He has also been named one of the 50 Best Brains in Science by Discover Magazine, and has made it to many recognition lists that include Popular Science Magazine’s Brilliant 10, Silicon.com’s 50 Most Influential People in Technology, Technology Review’s TR35: Young Innovators Under 35, and FastCompany’s 100 Most Innovative People in Business.

Important Dates

Main conference paper abstract registration:
Monday, November 19th, 2012 (23:59 Hawaii Standard Time)

Main conference full paper submission:
Monday, November 26th, 2012 (23:59 Hawaii Standard Time)

Paper notifications:
Friday, February 8th, 2013

Play the game! Exciting web-based game enters in the second phase

The WWW2013 invites you to join the Virtual Agency created to solve mysteries over the web. This agency, called 3WA, has the purpose of saving the web from virtual criminals.

The first case began in the WWW2012 in Lyon. A virtual criminal is hidden in somewhere in the world. He is in charge of virtual attacks to our ally’s network.

During the www2012 conference, the agents found a cellphone in the WWW2013 booth. They believe that this cellphone belongs to the Virtual Criminal that they are looking for. Security cameras recorded some participants talking with somebody very suspicious.

Please help them to solve this case. Access http://www.saferplace.org/ and join the agents’ team.

Call for ideas! Local organizing committee on the road

Local organizing committee are intended to broaden the scope of the conference, suggest different parallel activities, assist in publicizing the 22nd second edition of the WWW and add value and new ideas to the most important event about Web. This is a call for ideas. Anyone can offer suggestions for the working groups bellow in order to make WWW2013 a milestone. Please, send your suggestion to www2013@nic.br.

About WWW2013 Conference

The city of Rio de Janeiro will host the 22nd edition of the International World Wide Web Conference - WWW. The event, which will happen on May 13 to 17, 2013 will be hosted for the first time by a Latin American country. Check the promotional video for the Brazilian edition and the www2013 website.

The WWW conferences are promoted by the IW3C2 (http://www.iw3c2.org/), and the group in charge of hosting the 2013 edition in Rio de Janeiro is comprised by the CGI.br, the NIC.br and by the W3C Brazil.

The event gathers renowned Web experts and was created in 1994. Its goal is to be the main forum for debate and discussions on the evolution of the Web, technology standardization and its impact on society.

The preliminary call for papers is on! The main conference program of WWW 2013 will have 12 tracks (or themes) for refereed paper presentations and we invite you to submit your cutting-edge, exciting new breakthrough work. In addition to the main conference, WWW2013 will have a series of co-located workshops, keynote speakers, tutorials, panels, a developers track, and a poster and demo session.