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CONFERENCE: Portuguese 1st WWW Conference






                         WWW National Conference

                     Internet Multimedia Information



                             July 6-8, 1995
                    Minho University, Braga, Portugal



Conference Server:
                     http://www.di.uminho.pt/cnw3.html


Organized by:
             Computer Science Department of Minho University



Aims
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The WWW National Conference aims to analyse the state of the art of WWW 
technology, and the mid-term strategic lines of the consumer groups and 
multimedia information suppliers in the Internet.

Technological aspects will be focused, as well as the emergent applications
and strategies which condition the utilization of these applications.


Topics
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  o WWW development perspectives
  o Commercial integration of WWW services: billing and certification
  o WWW services administration
  o WWW and Education
  o WWW emergent functionalities
  o Application of multimedia information systems
  o New standards in the Internet


This conference will be structured in the following:

o Technical Program
  +++++++++++++++++

We invite authors to present communications (based on submited papers), on the 
topics above, for a foresight duration of 20 minutes, followed by discussion.

o Panels
  ++++++ 

Three panels will occur addressed to identification of strategic lines of:

  o Internet Providers (service and infrastructure)
  o Software and Systems Suppliers
  o Institutionalized Groups of Users

This panels will be chaired by invited personalities of recognized 
competence in several thematic areas, and will stimulate the active 
participation of all presents.

o Exhibition of Services and Products
  +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

The exhibition will be centered on the presentation of equipment, systems,
software, services, literature, and other products of importance to WWW,
and consists in:

  o One exhibition area.
  o Opportunity of oral presentation.
  o Sponsoring and inclusion of information in a CD-ROM, which will be offered 
    to all participants in the conference. 


Important Dates
+++++++++++++++


+-----------------+-------------------+
| Deadline for    |                   |
| submission      |     April 23      |
| large-abstracts |                   |
+-----------------+-------------------+
| Notification of |                   |
| acceptance of   |     May 8         |
| papers          |                   |
+-----------------+-------------------+
| Deadline for    |                   |
| delivery        |     June 5        |
| full-papers     |                   |
+-----------------+-------------------+
| Conference      |     July 6-8      |
+-----------------+-------------------+


Location
++++++++

The WWW National Conference will be held in Minho University, Braga, 
Portugal.

The county of Minho is situated at the north-western corner of Portugal. 
The river Minho, which has given its name to the region, is the natural 
border between the counties of Minho, in Portugal, and Galicia in Spain.
Note that it is the European Community region with most percentage 
of young people population.

Braga, whose foundation remounts to Celtic times, assumed a relevant paper
in Roman epoch, being the meeting point for five famous Roman roads. This 
city - with more than 2.250 years - is one of the most old Christian cities, 
and is known as "The Portuguese Rome" or "The City of the Archbishops".

Minho University with more than 12.000 students is composed by several 
departments and research centres, giving great contribution to development
of north region of the country. The Computer Science Department is, since 
the beginning, in the front-line of availability and utilization of network 
services in Portugal.


Sponsoring
++++++++++

We invite potential organizations and interested companies in establishing
sponsoring protocols, to contact the conference committee organization.


Registration
++++++++++++

During the next weeks, it will be announced the final conference program, 
including details about registration and local accommodations. This 
information will be also available by WWW in the URL indicated below.


Organization
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o Program Committee
  +++++++++++++++++

To be announced.


o Organisation Committee
  ++++++++++++++++++++++

Jose Esgalhado Valenca   General Chair - DIUM
Carlos Baquero           DIUM
Francisco Pinto          CIUM
Jorge Portugal Andrade   DIUM
Jose Pina Miranda        DIUM


Contact
+++++++

CNW3
Departamento de Informatica
Universidade do Minho, Campus de Gualtar
4710 Braga
PORTUGAL

URL:    http://www.di.uminho.pt/cnw3.html
Phone:  +351 (53) 604470
Fax:    +351 (53) 612954
e-mail: cnw3@di.uminho.pt