FUTUREWEB PROVIDES A FORUM in which participants in the digital age EXTEND THEIR VISION BEYOND THE STATUS QUO and discuss their EXPECTATIONS, HOPES and FEARS FOR THE FUTURE OF THE WEB. Attendees leverage their collective intelligence as they work to IDENTIFY BEST PRACTICES TO IMPLEMENT TODAY TO POSITIVELY IMPACT TOMORROW.
INSPIRING FUTURES THINKING
April 28-30 the IMAGINING THE INTERNET CENTER at Elon University is hosting FutureWeb: WWWhere Are We Heading? at the Raleigh (NC) Convention Center in conjunction with the WWW2010 International conference.
FutureWeb is OPEN to anyone interested in assessing the likely future. The workshops are valuable, interesting and accessible to anyone in the general public, including business people, professionals from all fields, educators and university students.
FutureWeb features smart discussions about the ways the evolution of the World Wide Web will continue to impact people around the world.
Sessions explore the future of … social networks, open source, the media, privacy, public health, education, core values, intellectual property, Web analytics, print publishing, and more and inspire you to imagine the possible, probable and preferred future scenarios that may lie ahead.
Tim Berners-Lee, Vint Cerf, Danny Weitzner, danah boyd, Andrew McLaughlin, James Hendler, Chris DiBona, Bob Young, Marc Rotenberg, Nigel Shadbolt, Nathaniel Lin, John Lovett, Michael Clemente, Doc Searls, Lee Rainie, Scott Bradner, Dave Recordon, David Ferriero, Phil Mui, Bob Page, Alejandro Pisanty, David Burney, Michael Tiemann, Charles Coleman, Tom Rabon, Penny Abernathy, Michael Rappa, Paul Jones, Cathy Davidson, Henry Copeland, Tom Miller, Nathaniel James, Fred Stutzman, Dan Conover, Mark Anthony Neal, Negar Mottahedeh, Dave Levine, Zeynep Tufekci, Wayne Sutton, Ira Nathenson, Eric Fink, Jacqui Lipton, Tony O’Driscoll and more.
Among the other events co-located in the Raleigh Convention Center the same week, April 25-30, are:
WWW2010, the major conference for Web architects who meet in a premier forum for discussion and debate of the evolution of the Web and the standardization of its associated technologies, it began at CERN in 1994 and is now in its 19th year (and being held in the U.S. for the first time in nearly a decade). The conference brings together researchers, developers, users and commercial ventures—indeed all those who are passionate about the Web and what it has to offer.
The second-ever Web Science WebSci 2010 conference, based on the notion that understanding the Web involves not only an analysis of its architecture and applications, but also insight into the people, organizations, policies, and economics that are affected by and subsumed within it. This conference embraces physical and social science drawing on computer and engineering sciences, sociology, economics, political science, law, management geography and psychology.
And W4A 2010 – the 7th cross-disciplinary conference on Web accessibility – concentrating on best practices and new initiatives to make the Web accessible for all, including those with disabilities, the aged, those who struggle with a lack of accessibility, affordability or the capacity to understand the benefits of the Web and how to leverage them.
Also on tap in the Raleigh Convention Center during this special week was a series of important International Web Workshops that took place April 26 and 27, including:
– The Future of the Web for Collaborative Science
– International Workshop on Massive Data Analytics over the Cloud (MDAC 2010)
– Third Workshop on Mashups, Enterprise Mashups and Lighweight – Composition on the Web (MEM 2010)
– Semantic Search 2010 Workshop
– First International Workshop on RESTful Design (WS-REST 2010)
– First International Workshop on Web Science and Information Exchange in the Medical Web (MedEx 2010)
– First Workshop on the Semantics of Visual Objects
– Fourth Workshop on Information Credibility on the Web (WICOW2010)
– Augmented Reality and Virtual Interactivity (MobEA 2010)
– Third International Workshop on Linked Data on the Web (LDOW 2010)
– First Workshop on Multilingual Semantic Web (MSM 2010)
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