Late last month I attended the WWW2011 conference at Hyderabad, India. This was the 20th WWW conference -- held for the first time in India. There were over 800 attendees from more than 50 countries, with over 200 papers/posters presented. Yahoo! had a strong presence, with 26 papers/posters from Yahoos accepted. We also had a booth where we demoed YQL and Clues.
Dr. Abdul Kalam presented a keynote on "web for societal transformation," Sir Tim BernersLee spoke about designing the web for open society, and Christos Papadimitriou gave a talk on Games, Algorithm and Internet. All these presentations were well received and set some interesting challenges for researchers who study the World Wide Web.
The prize for best paper went to Towards a Theory Model for Product Search, which proposed a method for maximizing the value of money in buying products for a user. The best poster was titled Predicting Popular Messages in Twitter. Another interesting paper from a Yahoo! presenterRead More »from A look back at the WWW2011 conference