After Hyderabad India in 2011, Lyon will host WWW2012 on 16 - 20 April 2012, the meeting for Web professionals organized this year by the University of Lyon.
WWW 2012, initiated by the Web’s two creators, will take place in the conference rooms, auditoriums and exhibition spaces of the Cité Internationale over 5 days. Google, Yahoo and Facebook will meet for the 21st edition of the “most selective and referential web-related conference in the world” according to Alain Mille, the event’s co-chairman. “It’s the only conference to cover all areas”.
Thirteen scientific themes have already been selected. This event will include several hundred workshops, tutorials, round tables and a theme-specific day on: Europe on the web in the presence of the European Commissioner in charge of the web, developers and industrial actors. There will be a place reserved for Lyon, video games capital, through MMO (online games) in partnership with the competitive cluster Imaginove.
This international event will be a privileged environment in which to get an idea of the web’s future. It will not just be an event devoted to technology, the various uses of the web will also be addressed and how society evolves with these uses but also its use as a pedagogical tool. Two specialists will also attend: Tim Berners-Lee, co-creator of the World Wide Web, and French philosopher specializing in media Bernard Stiegler.
Part of the conference will be open to the public.
The organizers will rise to a great challenge: enabling round-the-clock internet connection for over 1300 people for five days to comment the WWW2012 in real time thanks to high performance Wi-Fi terminals.
The event is rendered even more significant because two other conferences will also take place in Lyon in April 2012: the W4A (Web For All) conference on Internet accessibility for people with disabilities and CIUEN 2012, the International Symposium of the University in the Digital Age. In total over 2000 participants are expected to attend Cité Internationale which will be entirely devoted to the event.
Lyon is set to become the web capital of the world in 2012!