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ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPERS - AusWeb95 - AUSTRALIA, April 1995
ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPERS - AusWeb95 - AUSTRALIA, April 1995

Ballina Beach Resort, Ballina, Far North Coast of New South Wales, Australia.
29 April to 2 May 1995

A QUICK OVERVIEW

Southern Cross University hosts AusWeb95 at the Ballina Beach Resort in
Ballina on the Far North Coast of New South Wales, Australia from 29 April
to 2 May 1995. AusWeb95 is the first Australian conference on the
WorldWideWeb.

The conference has been designed to bring together those that are interested
in the content, technical and societal aspects of the Web. Because the Web
is so new and evolving so rapidly, we are all "beginners" and can (and must)
learn from each other.

The conference will cover the major issues in WorldWideWeb development
in ten "tracks" and a poster and "Birds of a Feather" session. It will feature
both Australian and international speakers. The proceedings of AusWeb95
will be published in both electronic and print formats. There will also be a
competition for "the most interesting Web site in the World".

Full details on AusWeb95 can be seen at
http://www.scu.edu.au/ausweb95/index.html
or by emailing the organisers at mailto:AusWeb95@scu.edu.au

WHERE IS IT BEING HELD?

Ballina is a seaside, tourist town on the Far North Coast of New South
Wales, Australia with excellent connections by air to Sydney and by road
from Coolangatta.It is only 20 minutes drive from Byron Bay which is one of
the most sought after tourist areas in Australia and an hour to the World
Heritage listed rain forest of the Nightcaps National Park. The Ballina Beach
resort is 50 metres from Ballina's excellent surfing Lighthouse Beach. In April
you can still comfortably swim in the sea but there is also the Resort's pool,
spa and sauna, not to mention the tennis courts. The AusWeb95 home page has
pictures of the resort, the beach and of Byron Bay.

The Lismore campus of Southern Cross University is 28km inland from Ballina.

PRECONFERENCE TRAINING WORKSHOP

A "hands on" Preconference Training Workshop will be held at the University on
Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 April. The workshop is designed for those who
have heard about the Web and wish to learn about this important resource.
No WWW, or for that matter Internet, experience is assumed. Participants
will learn how to author WorldWideWeb materials and how to bring a server
to the net. The workshop will be very much hands on and will use training
materials which have been developed for staff at Southern Cross University.
The workshop will conclude with each participant developing material which
will incorporate text, graphics, video and sound.

There will be a limit of 20 people in the training workshop with each
participant having their own computer.

For further details, email the conference organisers at
mailto:AusWeb95@scu.edu.au
or call Allan Ellis (+61 66 20 3611) or Roger Debreceny (+61 66 20 3837).

WHAT IS THE CONFERENCE FORMAT?

AusWeb95 has been designed to maximise the interaction between the
participants and to facilitate the sharing of experiences and to foster co-
operative project and content development. There are a total of ten
simultaneous sessions on the programs which will be designated as tracks.
As all papers will be available well ahead of the conference there is no need
for lengthy formal presentations. For each track there will be a moderator
who will be asked to draw the threads from each of the presentations on that
track. Paper contributors will then be able to make some opening comments
before the issues are thrown open to general discussion amongst the
participants.

WHAT IS THE CONFERENCE PROGRAM?

The program, which will be amended as necessary following
feedback from participants, is as follows:

Friday 28 April

Preconference Workshop participants arrive.

Saturday 29 April

9:00am-5:00pm All day Preconference Training Workshop
7:00pm Preconference workshop dinner at Ballina Beach Resort.

Sunday 30 April

9:00am-5:00pm All day Preconference Training Workshop
8:00pm Conference Dinner and Official Opening. The conference dinner
is being held at the start of the conference so that everyone has a
chance to meet the other conference participants before the conference
commences.

Monday 1 May

9:00-9:15 The opening of the conference will be short and sweet.
9:15-10:00 am "The best Web site competition". The Web is
changing so very quickly that no one person can keep up with all
Web developments. This competition will allow conference
participants to vie for an excellent prize by making three
minute presentations on "the best Web site". Voting will be by all
the participants.
10:00-10:15am Morning Tea
10:15am-12:00pm Simultaneous sessions (2)
12:00-1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm-2:30pm Simultaneous sessions (2)
2:30pm-2:45pm Afternoon Tea
3:00-4:30pm Simultaneous sessions (2)
Enjoy the pool, spa, sauna or beach, then:
6:30 BBQ Dinner
7:30-8:30 Overseas speaker

Tuesday 2 May

9:00 -10:15am Simultaneous sessions (2)
10:15-10:30am Morning Tea
10:30am-12:00pm Simultaneous sessions (2)
12:30-1:30pm Lunch
1:30-3:00pm Poster and Birds of a Feather sessions
3:00-3:15pm Afternoon Tea
3:15-4pm Report Backs from the Simultaneous sessions
4:00-5:00pm Plenary session and overseas speaker

WHAT ARE THE THEMES OF THE CONFERENCE?

The themes from the conference will be drawn from the expressed interests of
the participants. Listed below and on the registration form are a total of 21
tracks - clearly 21 tracks into 10 simultaneous sessions do not go! And it is
very likely that there will need to be more than one track on education. So
some of these tracks may well be put together, and others will be covered in
the poster and Birds of a Feather session. The final tracks will be decided
after 3 February 1995.

Australia and the Web - what is our future?
Campus-wide information systems
Collaboration
Collaborative writing
Computer Supported Co-operative Work (CSCW) using the Web
Scientific collaboration
Commercial applications
Connectivity
Bandwidth
Remote usage of the Web
Governmental information on the Web
Local community access to the Web
Education
Case studies on the Web
Course delivery
Discipline specific
Business and Commerce
General sciences
Humanities
Law
Media communications
Medicine
Social sciences
Teacher education
Visual and performing arts
Instructional design
Preparation of courseware
Testing and Assessment
Emerging services
Multicasting
Radio
Video
Voice
Gender issues
Hypertext theory
Interfaces
Developments in client technology
Future of interfaces
Publishing to multiple clients
Libraries
Z39.50 and the Web
Internetworking the Web and other library services
Publishing on the Web from a librarian's viewpoint
Management issues
Caching
Managing numerous servers within a domain
Mirroring
Proxies
Setting campus standards
Overview of Web developments
Publishing tools
Presentation standards
HTML and other presentation standards
HTML+
SGML and the Web
Publishing on the Web
Academic publishing
Book publishing
Ephemera
Security
Secure material
Secure transactions
Sociology of the Web
Training
Virtual Reality
Web Tools
Accessing other database services
Agents
Robots, spiders and crawlers
Searching

PAPERS AND PUBLICATION

There will be both full papers and poster sessions at AusWeb95. Full papers
will be moderated on the basis of submission of abstracts and will normally
be between 2,000 and 5,000 words in length. The proceedings will be made
available on the Web and also in print form in "R Debreceny and A Ellis (1995)
AusWeb95 Lismore, NSW: Norsearch".

KEY DATES

The key dates for AusWeb95 are:

23 January 1995 - Abstracts due for full papers
3 February 1995 - Decisions on abstracts and tracks
3 March 1995 - Early bird registrations close
23 March 1995 - Full papers due
23 March 1995 - Final date for poster sessions proposals
23 March 1995 - Final date for Birds of a Feather proposals
29-30 April 1995 - Preconference Workshop
30 April-2 May 1995 - AusWeb95

HOW CAN I REGISTER?

You can register with the online registration form which can be found at
AusWeb95 home page:
http://www.scu.edu.au/ausweb95/
or by sending an email to the conference organisers for an email version
of the registration form (which is also found at the AusWeb95 home page.

HOW MUCH WILL IT COST?

The fee includes accomodation at the Ballina Beach Resort on a first-come,
first-served basis with alternative accomodation at other high quality motels
in Ballina, transfers, two conference dinners, all other meals, morning and
afternoon teas and the conference proceedings. The Preconference Training
Workshop includes full set of training notes and slides and ancillary
materials, two nights accommodation, and a dinner on the Saturday night and
all other food. Coach transport between Ballina and the university campus
is included.

Early-Bird registration up to 3 March 1995
Conference A$550 US$410
Training Workshop (max 20 people) A$650 US$490
Combined Conference and Preconference Training Workshop A$1,090 US$820

Regular registration from 3 March 1995
Conference A$650 US$490
Training Workshop (max 20 people) A$650 US$490
Combined Conference and Training Workshop A$1,190 US$890

WHO CAN I CONTACT?

The conference email address is AusWeb95@scu.edu.au
The conference URL is http://www.scu.edu.au/ausweb95/

The following staff at Southern Cross University can be contacted for further
information on AusWeb95:

Norsearch, the university conference organisers:
Sheridan Daley, Email: mailto:sdaley@scu.edu.au
+61 66 20 3922 Fax: +61 66 22 1954
Stewart Hase, Email: mailto:shase@scu.edu.au
+61 66 20 3922 Fax: +61 66 22 1954

Academic conference team:
Allan Ellis, Email: mailto:aellis@scu.edu.au
Phone: +61 66 20 3611
Roger Debreceny, Email: mailto:rdebrece@scu.edu.au
Phone: +61 66 20 3837

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For details on AusWeb95 - The First Australian WorldWideWeb conference
from 29 April to 2 May 1995 see: http://www.scu.edu.au/ausweb95/

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