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Please visit the Program webpage to see the most current information about specific presentations and other conference activities.

People interested in proposing to present at Developers Day should review the DevDay tracks and contact the appropriate track leader listed there or send email to

WWW2002 will be bringing back BoF (Birds of a Feather) sessions. The World Organization of Webmasters (WOW), one of our WWW2002 Conference Partners, has already scheduled a BoF. Submit your idea


Questions about the WWW2002 Technical Program can be submitted via email to

Program Committee Co-Chairs

Dave De Roure, University of Southampton, UK
Arun Iyengar, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA


Final Alternate Track Papers due: 11 March 2002 **
Practice & Experience Short Papers due: 30 March 2002
Developers Day submission deadline: March 2002
Vendors Track Final Presentations due: 9 April 2002
  Tutorial/Workshop proposal submission deadline: 15 October 2001 closed
  Refereed Paper submission deadline: 13 November 2001 closed
  Panels submission deadline: 13 November 2001 closed
  Tutorial/Workshop proposal notification: 15 November 2001 completed
  Alternate Track Paper submission deadline: 30 November 2001 (extended from 27 November 2001) closed ^
  Refereed Paper Author notification: 25 January 2002 completed
  Panels Proposer notification: 25 January 2002 completed
  Telehealth Track Paper submission deadline: 31 January 2002 closed
  Alternate Track Paper Author notification: 8 February 2002 completed**
  Poster submission deadline: 15 February 2002 (extended from 15 January 2002) closed
  Practice & Experience Short Paper submission deadline: 28 February 2002 closed
  Vendors Track submission deadline: 4 March 2002 closed
  Final Refereed Papers due: 5 MARCH 2002 (extended from 25 February 2002)completed
  Practice & Experience Short Paper Author notification: 15 March 2002completed
  Vendors Track Submitter notification: 19 March 2002completed
  Poster Author notification: 18 March 2002 (extended from 1 March 2002)completed

^  Only applies to Education, Global Community, Web Engineering Tracks.
** Only applies to Education, Global Community, Telehealth, Web Engineering Tracks.
    For other Alternate Track deadlines, please refer to the specific Track description.


  1. All manuscripts must be submitted electronically in either HTML or PDF format using the following guidelines:
  2. Submissions for the Refereed Papers Track and Alternate Tracks in Education, Global Community and Web Engineering is now closed. For other Alternate Tracks please refer to the specific Track description for submissions dates and guidelines.
  3. Papers must contain original material and not be previously published or currently submitted for consideration elsewhere.
  4. The official language of the conference is English.
  5. Each paper must have a title page which includes the title of the paper, full name of all authors, and complete addresses including affiliation(s), telephone number(s), and e-mail address(es). Papers should be no longer than 8,000 words.
  6. The first page of the manuscript should include the title and abstract of the paper.
  7. All papers will be peer-reviewed by at least 3 reviewers.
  8. Authors' copyright information can be found at


Authors of accepted refereed papers must submit final papers in XHTML format, as well as a copy in either Microsoft Word or LaTeX for ACM publication. Final WWW2002 templates are now made available at this site:

The total page limit for each refereed paper is 12. No additional pages are available for purchase. Any questions regarding the ACM paper formats can be sent to Lisa at Sheridan Printing.


The 2002 International World Wide Web conference seeks original papers describing research in all areas of the Web. Submitted papers should be previously unpublished and not currently under review by another conference or journal. Topics include but are not limited to the following list. Please click on the topics for more detail about the specific subject area.

Submissions will be reviewed by the program committee. Accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings published by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and will also be accessible to the general public via the WWW2002 Web site. Authors of special merit papers will be invited to submit extended versions for publication in a special issue of the IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering. Authors may designate that a paper rejected by the refereed paper track be considered by an alternate track or for poster presentation.

A record number of submissions made the review process very competitive this year. Only 72 papers out of 454 submissions, were accepted. Here are the Accepted Refereed Papers that were selected for WWW2002.


Other program tracks at WWW2002 will address topics of interest through presentations of current work, panel discussions and demonstrations. Submissions will be reviewed by a Program Committee specific to the track. All accepted papers will be published in a separate proceeding from the Refereed Papers Track's ACM publication. Please note that the paper submissions process and submission deadlines are different from that of the refereed paper track. Please click on the topics for specific instructions for each Alternate Track. General questions about these alternate tracks can be sent to Dave De Roure. Papers and presentations are invited in the following areas:


The WWW2002 Program Committee solicitation for proposals for panel presentations were closed on 13 Nov 2001.

The poster area provides an opportunity for researchers and practitioners to present and demonstrate their recent web-related research and 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. Accepted posters will be displayed in a dedicated poster area and the presenters featured during an evening poster reception. Abstracts will appear in proceedings distributed to all attendees.

Poster submissions are now being accepted at: For more details about the poster submission process and guidelines, please see the WWW2002 Posters Call For Participation.

Additional questions about the WWW2002 poster submission process can be submitted via email to the Posters Chair, Irwin King, Chinese University of Hong Kong, HK


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

Submissions for Tutorial proposals were closed on 15 Oct 2001.

Tutorial Session Descriptions for the Half-day and Full-Day Tutorials are now available. Inquiries about the WWW2002 Tutorials can be submitted via email to

Tutorials & Workshops Co-Chairs

Michael Bieber, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA
Bebo White, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, USA


Workshops provide an opportunity for researchers, designers, leaders and practitioners to explore current web R&D issues through a more focused and in-depth manner than is possible in a traditional conference session. These full-day sessions allow participants to present position statements and hold in-depth discussions with their peers within the workshop setting.

Submissions for Workshop proposals were closed on 15 Oct 2001

Workshop Session Descriptions are now available. Inquiries about the WWW2002 Workshops can be submitted via email to

Tutorials & Workshops Co-Chairs

Michael Bieber, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA
Bebo White, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, USA


Developers Day (D-Day) will be devoted to the interests of Web developers, and will offer in-depth discussions of technologies and tools at the forefront of the Web. This day-long program will consist of several parallel streams focused on specific content areas. D-Day sessions are designed to be timely and state-of-the-art.

Developers Day Track Descriptions are now available. Inquiries about the WWW2002 Developers Day can be submitted via email to

Developers Day Co-Chairs

Rohit Khare, KnowNow, Inc., USA
Murray Maloney, Muzmo Communication, Inc.


Last Reviewed: 4/19/02