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Past and Future Conferences

The World Wide Web was first conceived in 1989 by Tim Berners-Lee at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland. The first conference of the series, WWW1, was held at CERN in 1994 and organized by Robert Cailliau. The IW3C2 was founded by Joseph Hardin and Robert Cailliau later in 1994 and has been responsible for the conference series ever since. Except for 1994 and 1995 when two conferences were held each year, WWWn became an annual event held in late April or early May. The location of the conference rotates among North America, Europe, and Asia. In 2001 we changed the conference designator from a number (1 through 10) to the year it is held; i.e., WWW11 became known as WWW2002, and so on.

The WWW Conference series aims to provide the world a premier forum for discussion and debate about the evolution of the Web, the standardization of its associated technologies, and the impact of those technologies on society and culture. The conferences bring together researchers, developers, users and commercial ventures – indeed all who are passionate about the Web and what it has to offer.

The conferences are organized by the IW3C2 in collaboration with Local Organizing Committees and Technical Program Committees. The series provides an open forum in which all opinions can be presented, subject to a strict process of peer review.

These are pointers to past and future IW3C2 Conferences or endorsed conferences, in reverse chronological order. Also see the animation of the previous conference logos.


WWW2018: The Twenty-seventh International WWW Conference
Venue: Lyon, France
(* provisional, subject to contract)


WWW2017: The Twenty-sixth International WWW Conference
Venue: Perth, Australia


WWW2016: The Twenty-fifth International WWW Conference
Date: April 11 - 15, 2016
Venue: Montreal, Canada


WWW2015: The Twenty-forth International WWW Conference
Date: May 18 - 22, 2015
Venue: Florence, Italy


WWW2014: The Twenty-third International WWW Conference
Date: April 7 - 11, 2014
Venue: Seoul, Korea
WWW2014 Proceedings


WWW2013: The Twenty-second International WWW Conference
Date: May 13 - 17, 2013
Venue: Rio, Brazil
WWW2013 Proceedings


WWW2012: The Twenty-first International WWW Conference
Date: April 16 - 20, 2012
Program Chairs: Michael Rabinovich, Steffen Staab
Venue: Lyon, France
WWW2012 Proceedings


WWW2011: The Twentieth International WWW Conference
Date: March 28 - April 1, 2011
Program Chairs: Krithi Ramamritham, Sowmyanarayanan Sadagopan
Venue: Hyderabad, India
WWW2011 Proceedings


WWW2010: The Nineteenth International WWW Conference
Date: April 26-30, 2010
Conference Chairs: Michael Rappa, Paul Jones
Program Chairs: Juliana Freire, Soumen Chakrabarti
Venue: Raleigh, USA
WWW2010 Proceedings


WWW2009: The Eighteenth International WWW Conference
Date: April 20-24, 2009
Conference Chairs: Juan Quemada, Gonzalo León
Program Chairs: Yoelle Maarek, Wolfgang Nejdl
Venue: Madrid, Spain
WWW2009 Proceedings


WWW2008: The Seventeenth International WWW Conference
Date: April 21-25, 2008
Conference Chairs: Robin Chen, Jinpeng Huai
Program Chairs: Wei-Ying Ma, Andrew Tomkins, Xiaodong Zhang
Venue: Beijing, China
WWW2008 Proceedings


WWW2007: The Sixteenth International WWW Conference
Date: May 8-12, 2007
Conference Chairs: Carey Williamson, Mary Ellen Zurko
Program Chairs: Peter Patel-Schneider, Prashant Shenoy
Venue: Banff, Canada
WWW2007 Proceedings


WWW2006: The Fifteenth International WWW Conference
Conference Chairs: Leslie Carr, David De Roure, Arun Iyengar
Program Chairs: Carole Goble, Mike Dahlin
Date: May 22-26, 2006
Venue: Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
WWW2006 Proceedings


WWW2005: The Fourteenth International WWW Conference
Conference Chairs: Tatsuya Hagino, Allan Ellis
Program Chair: Fred Douglis, Prabhakar Raghavan
Date: May 10-14, 2005
Venue: Chiba, Japan
WWW2005 Proceedings


WWW2004: The Thirteenth International WWW Conference
Conference Chairs: Stuart Feldman, Mike Uretsky
Programme Chairs: Marc Najork, Craig Wills
Date: May 17-22, 2004
Venue: New York, USA
WWW2004 Proceedings


WWW2003: The Twelfth International WWW Conference
Conference Chairs: Péter Bakonyi, Gusztáv Hencsey, Bebo White
Programme Chairs: László Kovács, Steve Lawrence, Robin Chen
Date: May 20-24, 2003
Venue: Budapest, Hungary
WWW2003 Proceedings


WWW2002: The Eleventh International WWW Conference
Conference Chair: David Lassner
Programme Chairs: Dave De Roure, Arun Iyengar
Date: May 6-11, 2002
Venue: Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
WWW2002 Proceedings


WWW10: The Tenth International WWW Conference
Conference Chairs: Nobuo Saito, Vincent Shen
Programme Chairs: Michael Lyu, Mary Ellen Zurko
Date: May 1-5, 2001
Venue: Hong Kong, China
WWW10 Proceedings


WWW9: The Ninth International WWW Conference
Conference Chairs: Ivan Herman, Al Vezza
Programme Chair: Dick Bulterman
Date: May 15-19, 2000
Venue: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
WWW9 Proceedings


WWW8: The Eighth International WWW Conference
Conference Chairs: Albert Vezza, Murray Maloney, Robert Cailliau
Programme Chair: Alberto Mendelzon
Date: May 11-14, 1999
Venue: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, Canada
WWW8 Proceedings


WWW7: The Seventh International WWW Conference
Host: Consortium of Southern Cross University & Partners
Theme: Diversity
Date: April 14-18, 1998
Venue: Convention & Exhibition Center, Brisbane, Australia
WWW7 Proceedings


WWW6: The Sixth International WWW Conference
Host: Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) and Stanford University
Theme: AccessAbility
Date: April 7-11, 1997
Venue: Santa Clara Convention Center, California, USA
WWW6 Proceedings


WWW5: The Fifth International WWW Conference
Host: Institut National pour la Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique (INRIA)
Date: May 6-10, 1996
Venue: CNIT, Paris, France


WWW4: The Fourth International WWW Conference
Host: Laboratory for Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of technology (MIT/LCS)
Theme: The Web Revolution
Date: December 11-14, 1995
Venue: Boston, Massachusetts, USA

WWW3: The Third International WWW Conference
Host: Fraunhofer Gesellschaft/Institute for Graphic Design (FhG/IGD)
Theme: Technology, Tools, and Applications
Date: April 10-14, 1995
Venue: Darmstadt, Germany


WWW2: The Second International WWW Conference
Host: National Center for Supercomputing Applications, (NCSA)
Theme: Technology, Tools, and Applications
Date: October 17-20, 1994
Venue: Chicago, Illinois, USA

WWW1: The First International WWW Conference
Host: CERN
Date: May 25-27, 1994
Venue: CERN, Geneva, Switzerland/France