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May 19-24 2002, Pisa - ITALY

workshop 1 description

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Cassa di Risparmio di PISA



WORKSHOP 1 - Web Engineering

Innovations in web engineering continue to have ever-growing impact on our world, resulting in a surge of research interest in both applications and the web/network infrastructure that supports them. Networks and applications have a symbiotic relationship, each strongly affecting the other. The pervasive connectivity of the Internet and the powerful architecture of WWW have created a unique opportunity for design, implementation, and deployment of large-scale, complex, Web-based systems. Scalability issues pose a number of challenging problems to solve for both applications and the underlying web/network infrastructure. On one hand, web services and internet applications must take into account network performance and transport protocol design, to achieve acceptable performance and robustness. On the other hand, emerging network and web technologies are determined by the requirements of these new applications.

The goal of this one-day workshop is to bring together researchers, developers, web service providers, application and network designers from academia and industry to exchange ideas about the problems they are facing, to discuss recent and innovative results in the development of web-based systems and internet applications.

Topics of interest to this workshop include (but are not limited to):

* Scalable web-based systems
* Content delivery
* Caching and replication
* Quality of service
* Reliability & High Availability
* Security
* Performance Measurement and Monitoring Tools
* Protocols for Web-based systems
* Traffic Measurement & Modeling
* Network effects on applications
* Web-based real-time services
* Streaming media

We encourage full papers that present well-developed research results (up to 12 single-spaced pages, including figures and references), but also short papers that are more speculative in nature, works in progress and position papers (in the form of a 6 page extended abstract, including figures and references) are solicited. The submissions to be presented at the workshop will be selected, based on their originality, technical merit and topical relevance of their contents. Submissions will only be accepted electronically via email, in either postscript or pdf formats.

The cover page must contain an abstract of about 150 words, 3-5 keywords, name and affiliation of author(s) as well as the correspondence author's e-mail, telephone number, fax number and postal address.

All papers will be reviewed by the program committee. Accepted papers will appear in the workshop proceedings published by Springer-Verlag in the LNCS series. To make it easy to adhere to the final formatting standard use as a reference a 12-page manuscript formatted with the Springer-Verlag LNCS formatting standard,

Send submissions by March 1st, 2002 to one of the workshop co-chairs:

Fabio Panzieri
Dipartimento di Scienze dell'Informazione
Mura Anteo Zamboni 7
Universita' di Bologna
I - 40127 Bologna
Tel.: +39 051 2094508
Ludmila Cherkasova
Hewlett Packard Labs.,
1501 Page Mill Road, 3U-6, Palo Alto
California 94304, USA
Tel: 1 - 650 - 857-3753

Important Deadlines

Submission deadline: 1 March 2002
Notification of acceptance: 31 March 2002
Final version due: 30 April 2002
Workshop: 24 May 2002

Program Committee

Jon Crowcroft, University of Cambridge, UK 
Anindya Datta, Georgia Tech, USA 
Wolfgang Emmerich, University College London, UK 
Rachid Gerraoui, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
Vittorio Ghini, University of Bologna, Italy 
Anne-Marie Kermarrec, Microsoft Research Ltd., UK 
Tomas Rokicki, Instantis Corp., USA 
Gianpaolo Rossi, University of Milan, Italy 
Santosh Shrivastava, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK 
Wenting Tang, Hewlett Packard Labs., USA 
Helen Thomas, Carnegie Mellon University, USA 
Amin Vahdat, Duke University, USA 
Jia Wang, AT&T Labs--Research, USA 
Philip S. Yu, IBM Research, USA 
Willy Zwaenepoel, Rice University, USA
last updated 09-May-2002