ERCIM News No.26 - July 1996 - CLRC

Fifth International World Wide Web Conference

by Martin Prime

After Geneva, Chicago, Darmstadt and Boston, the Web World came to Paris. The Fifth International World Wide Web Conference, organized by INRIA took place from 6-10 May'96, in cooperation with ERCIM, the European Commission and the WWW Consortium under the sponsorship of The International World Wide Web Conference Committee. More than 2,400 delegates from more than 50 countries attended the conference sessions and over 15,000 visited the exhibition.

The conference featured top-level speakers and workshop sessions to address current and future Web issues in detail. Another distinctive component of this conference were important announcements from participating companies. These took place both in conference sessions and in press conferences held in parallel.

A wide-ranging programme of events ran to cater for each of the target categories: In addition to the conference sessions, more than 5,000 m2 of Professional Exhibition were open to conference delegates and other professional visitors. The exhibition featured the latest achievements in equipment, systems, software, services, applications, literature and other products of importance to the World Wide Web.

ERCIM had a great deal of involvment in the event. INRIA organized the confernce with Jean-Francois Abramatic as Conference Chairman. Bob Hoopgod (RAL) was Programme Chair, David Duce (RAL) organised the Panels and Ken Robinson (RAL) was responsible for the Posters. Representatives from FORTH, GMD, VTT, CNR and CLRC were on the Programme Committee. Tom Baker (GMD) organised a Workshop on Digital Libraries and Richard Bentley (GMD) a Panel on Cooperative Working.

Please contact:
Yves Peynaud - INRIA
Tel: +33 1 3963 5511

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