Workshop on Web Characterization

Scope of the Workshop

The Web is continuing to develop. But still, we know relatively little about how and why, especially when it comes to actual usage. There is considerable interest in finding this out, both from academic communities, from the advertising community, and from product developers such as web server and cache proxy developers.

The W3C will initiate an activity to create user models, modelling tools, and measurement techniques for user behaviour on the web. This work will take in regard the privacy concerns working with log files implies.

The Web Characterization Activity (WCA) is intended to commence with a workshop in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on November 5, 1998.

Thus, particular topics to be discussed at this workshop include, but are not limited to:

As an accompanying measure for preparing discussions at the workshop, a public mailing list for discussion of the web characterization is created. To subscribe, send mail to and put the word "subscribe" in the subject line.

Full list of papers submitted to the workshop

Workshop agenda



Program Chairs

	Jim Pitkow,

	Xerox Corporation

	Palo Alto Research Center

	3333 Coyote Hill Road

	Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA

	Tel: +1 415 812 4763

	Henrik Frystyk-Nielsen,

	World Wide Web Consortium

	MIT LCS, 545 Technology Square

	Cambridge, MA 01239, USA

	Fax: +1-617-258-5999

Workshop Organization Chairs

	Johan Hjelm, W3C/Ericsson, and

	Susan Hardy,

	Tel: +1-617-253-2613

	Fax: +1-617-258-5999

	World Wide Web Consortium

	MIT/Laboratory for Computer Science

	545 Technology Square

	Cambridge, MA 01239, USA

Program Committee

Name Affiliation

Henrik Frystyk Nielsen


Jim Gettys

W3C / Compaq

Johan Hjelm

W3C / Ericsson

Paul Barford

Boston University, Oceans Group (IE)

Ed Fox and Marc Abrams

Virginia Tech Network Research Group (IE)

Jim Pitkow

Xerox PARC

Margo Seltzer

Harvard College Vino Research Group (IE)


Workshop Webmaster:

	Renaud Bruyeron,

	World Wide Web Consortium

	MIT/Laboratory for Computer Science

	545 Technology Square

	Cambridge, MA 02139 U.S.A.


MIT Faculty Club
50 Memorial Drive
Building E52, 6th Floor
Cambridge, MA 02139

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