(logo)   September 30 through October 2, 2004
  Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
  Terre Haute, Indiana, USA
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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.

Distinguished speakers:
picture 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.
picture Robert Cailliau - Co-recipient with Tim Berners-Lee of the ACM 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 CERN, where he looks after CERN's Intranet public communications.
picture Cory Doctorow - 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.
picture Paul F. 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.
picture 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."
picture Charles 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.
picture 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.
picture Lee Rainie - 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.

See the Program for more details.


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