Videos of the keynotes are now linked on the Program
and Videos pages.
This interdisciplinary conference on the visions, technologies, and directions
that characterized the Web's first decade provided a forum in which scholars
and practitioners of all disciplines---cultural, historical, and technical---shared
perspectives, concerns, and innovative ideas about the World Wide Web.
||Jean-Francois Abramatic - Former Chairman of
W3C, the World Wide Web Consortium,
Abramatic served as Associate Director of the MIT Laboratory for Computer
Science (1997-1998) and Director of Development and Industrial Relations
at INRIA (1992-1999). He was responsible for establishing the European
branch of W3C in partnership with MIT LCS in 1995, and was the General
Chairman of the Fifth International
World Wide Web Conference held in Paris in May 1996.
Cailliau - Co-recipient with Tim Berners-Lee of the
Software System Award for "developing a network-oriented hypermedia system
capable of operating over the global internet" (in other words, for
creating the World Wide Web!) Dr. Cailliau is now Head of External
Communication in the Education and Technology Transfer Unit of
he looks after CERN's Intranet public communications.
- Doctorow is the European Affairs Coordinator for the Electronic
Frontier Foundation, a member-supported nonprofit group that works
to uphold civil liberties in technology law, standards and policy.
A prolific science fiction writer, Doctorow recently won the Locus
Award for Best First Novel for his debut, "Down and Out in the Magic
Kingdom." He is also a Contributing Writer to Wired Magazine, a columnist
for MAKE magazine, and co-editor of the popular weblog BoingBoing.
Kunz - In the late 1970s, Dr. Kunz invented the 168/E emulators
and the concept of event processing via parallel processor farms.
Dr. Kunz has been a pioneer amongst physics colleagues in adopting
new computer technologies. In 1991 he installed the first Web server
outside of Europe at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, becoming
the first Webmaster in America.
||Theodor Holm Nelson
- The creator of Xanadu, a literary
structure and software architecture that permits the nonlinear linking
of documents, Nelson coined the term "hypertext." A radical and controversial
figure, Forbes ASAP magazine has called him "one of the most influential
contrarians in the history of the information age."
Nesson - Founder and co-director of the Berkman
Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School, Dr. Nesson's
interest in computers dates to his undergraduate days at Harvard where
he programmed on the Univac One. At the Berkman Center he works to
explore and understand cyberspace, its development, dynamics, norms,
standards, and need or lack thereof for laws and sanctions.
||Louis Pouzin - A pioneer in computer communications,
Pouzin designed and directed the development of the Cyclades
network in France, the first to use datagrams and matching end-to-end
protocols, later adopted by the internet. He received the IFIP Silver
Core award and has published 82 articles on computer networks.
- The founding Director of the
Pew Internet & American Life Project, since 1999 Rainie has examined
how people's Internet use affects their families, communities, health
care, education, civic and political life, and work places. The Project
has issued more than 80 reports based on surveys and other research
on these social issues and important public policy questions such
as trust and privacy online, e-government, intellectual property,
broadband adoption, and the digital divides.
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