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Dave Clarke <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 14 Oct 1998 17:35:34 +0100
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     DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS: 30 October 1998

       A British HCI Group Day Conference

                "THE ACTIVE WEB"

            Wednesday 20 January 1999

                 The Octagon,
           Staffordshire University, UK

The web is changing.  Its pages are no longer static, but moving,
changing, interacting.  Even as we watch, it is evolving from an
information repository into a distributed interface to a global
networked computational engine.  But this change has its price.

- Can users understand what they are seeing?
- What is the appropriate technology?
- How do we ensure that the goals and objectives of our highly dynamic
and interactive sites are met?

To find correct answers to these, as with all design problems, we must
surely match the technology to the needs.  Sometimes, for marketing or
image reasons this means using the newest technology just because it is
the newest and sexiest.  But when functionality and usability matter it
is likely to mean using a blend of technologies and often a socio-
technical solution, involving, dare we say it, people!

This day conference, appropriately termed "The Active Web", will focus
on issues surrounding dynamic interfaces for the Web. Papers are invited
from practitioners and researchers on, but not limited to, the following

- Design approaches and techniques suitable for dynamic web content
- Usability studies regarding active web front-ends
- Effective use of client/server technologies and standards - e.g.
HTML, DHTML, XML, DOM, Pull/Push, Multimedia, Scripting (CGI, ASP,
PERL, ...), Java (applets/servlets), plug-ins and database driven pages.
- Personalisation at the web interface
- Dialogue persistence and state
- Intelligence and knowledge-based support
- Web accessibility
- Multi-lingual approaches
- E-commerce solutions
- Software tool support

Accepted papers will be distributed as extended abstracts at the
conference and subsequently we intend to publish a book based on full
papers and additional material.

Papers in the form of extended abstracts, of length not exceeding 2000
words, should be submitted by email to:

           [log in to unmask]

All abstracts should be in HTML, RTF, Word or straight ASCII formats.
Paper-based submissions may be sent to:

             The Active Web (submissions)
             School of Computing
             Staffordshire University
             PO Box 334
             ST18 0DG

      DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS: 30 October 1998
      NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE: 11th December 1998
      FINAL EXTENDED ABSTRACTS DUE: 8th January 1999

Information regarding bookings will be announced at a later date.

For fully up to date information, please visit the following web site:

Mirrored at:

Further queries should be sent to [log in to unmask] or direct to the

David Clarke  +44 (0) 410 481863    [log in to unmask]
Alan Dix      +44 (0) 1785 353428   [log in to unmask]

Programme Committee:

David Clarke (Visualize Software Ltd, UK)
Alan Dix (Staffordshire University, UK)
Saul Greenberg (University of Calgary, Canada)
David Jennings (DJ Associates, UK)