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 firstname.lastname@example.org and put the word "subscribe" in the subject line.
Jim Pitkow, email@example.com Xerox Corporation Palo Alto Research Center 3333 Coyote Hill Road Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA Tel: +1 415 812 4763
Henrik Frystyk-Nielsen, firstname.lastname@example.org World Wide Web Consortium MIT LCS, 545 Technology Square Cambridge, MA 01239, USA Fax: +1-617-258-5999
Johan Hjelm, W3C/Ericsson, email@example.com and Susan Hardy, firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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|Boston University, Oceans Group (IE)|
|Virginia Tech Network Research Group (IE)|
|Harvard College Vino Research Group (IE)|
Renaud Bruyeron, email@example.com World Wide Web Consortium MIT/Laboratory for Computer Science 545 Technology Square Cambridge, MA 02139 U.S.A.
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