The International World Wide Web Conference (WWW 2014) is held in a different country every year, providing a platform to discuss the latest developments in the field, how to standardise technology associated with the web and its continual impact on society.
The main one was finding high profile speakers from both the private sector and the academic world, with the organisers hoping to secure some from other industries besides technology.
While the organisers were unable to locate any prominent speakers from other industry sectors, the keynote speakers included Dr Jong-Deok Choi from Samsung Electronics, Professor Christos Faloutsos from Carnegie Mellon University and Dr Qi Lu from Microsoft. Industry experts from Google, Cisco, IBM, Yahoo and more addressed audiences throughout the week-long conference at Coex.
The WWW 2014 programme was divided into six topical ‘tracks’ based on themes such
as Research and Web Science, each chaired by a speaker. This meant the organisers had
to make sure that the timetable suited all the speakers and their busy schedules.