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WWW2008 Tutorials (April 21, 2008)

It is the goal of the WWW2008 Tutorial Program to offer conference attendees and local participants a stimulating and informative selection of tutorials reflecting current topics in Web technology and related issues. These tutorials will be presented by subject matter experts and will reflect the high academic and research standards of the WWW2008 conference.

Title Organizers
Full Day
TF1 - Tools for large networks: Structure and diffusion Jure Leskovec and Christos Faloutsos, Carnegie-Mellon University (USA)
TF2 - Web Engineering: Creating Solutions in the Age of Emotion, SOA, and Web 2.0 Martin Gaedke, Chemnitz University of Technology (Germany)
TF3 - An Introduction to Web Mining Ricardo Baeza-Yates and Aristides Gionis, Yahoo! Research Barcelona (Spain)
Half Day (AM sessions)
TA1 - User Experience Chen Zhao, IBM China Research Lab, Beijing (China)
TA2 - Introduction to the Semantic Web (through an example...) Ivan Herman, W3C (Netherlands)
TA3 - Learning to rank in vector spaces and social networks Soumen Chakrabarti, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (India)
TA4 - Electronic Contracts Kamalakar Karlapalem, International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad (India); P. Radha Krishna, InfoSys Technologies Ltd., Hyderabad (India)
TA5 - Interactive Television and the Web Pablo Cesar, CWI (Netherlands); Konstantinos Chorianopoulos, University of the Aegean (Greece)
TA6 - Opinion Mining and Summarization on the Web Bing Liu, University of Illinois at Chicago (USA)
Half Day (PM sessions)
TP1 - Adaptive systems for E-learning Peter Brusilovsky, University of Pittsburgh (USA)
TP2 - RDFa: Extensible Structured Data in HTML Ben Adida, Harvard University Medical School (USA); Ivan Herman, W3C (Netherlands); Elias Torres, IBM Cambridge (USA)
TP3 - Interlinking Online Communities and Enriching Social Software with the Semantic Web Uldis Bojars and John Breslin, DERI-Galway (Ireland); Alexandre Passant, EDF R&D and LaLIC - Paris Sorbonne (France)
TP4 - Online advertising: business models, technologies and issues James Shanahan, Independent Consultant, San Francisco (USA)
TP5 - A Semantic Multimedia Web: Create, Annotate, Present and Share your Media Raphael Troncy and Lynda Hardman, CWI (Netherlands)
TP6 - Producing XML that works internationally Richard Ishida and Felix Sasaki, W3C (USA)

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