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Alternate tracks include a combination of peer-reviewed papers and invited presentations. Topics (descriptions can be found under the Areas or in the separate Calls for Contributions) include:

Revised Camera-Ready Paper Submission Details (April 16, 2004)

Alternate track and poster papers will now appear in their own conference proceedings published by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). Authors are not required to transfer copyright. Authors of accepted papers must sign and return a Permission and Release form by April 22, 2004.

Camera-ready papers must be resubmitted electronically by April 22, 2004 and must be formatted using the ACM proceedings format with Letter size paper. See Final Submission Printing/Submission Instructions at http://www.sheridanprinting.com/typedept/www2.htm for all details on preparing and submitting your final version.

Camera-Ready Paper Submission details for papers in Alternate Tracks

Accepted papers in the Alternate Tracks will appear in a separate printed proceedings to the main refereed track proceedings. All accepted papers will be contained on the Conference CD, and will also be accessible to the general public via http://www2004.org/. Authors are not required to transfer copyright. The official language of the conference is English.

Camera-ready papers must be submitted electronically by March 1, 2004 both in PDF and XHTML, and must be formatted using the ACM proceedings format with Letter size paper. The following style files must be used:

In case of PDF submission:


Microsoft Word:

In case of XHTML submission:

These are modified versions of the ACM proceedings style files. More information on the style files can be found at:


Notes for LaTeX users:

  • To ensure your submission is formatted for Letter paper, use \documentclass[letterpaper]{www2004-submission} in your LaTeX file, and use "dvips -t letter".
  • All authors should be listed on the front page. For instructions for more than 3 authors, see http://www.acm.org/sigs/pubs/proceed/sigfaq.htm#a18
  • LaTeX users may find the following useful for converting LaTeX to XHTML:
    latex2html: http://latex2html.org/
    HTML Tidy: http://tidy.sourceforge.net/
Note this format is almost identical to the format given in the Main Refereed Track Submission Printing/Submission Instructions for the main refereed track. Consult these formatting instructions as you prepare your final version.

Papers should be at most pages long. An additional 2 pages (for a maximum of 12) may be purchased at a cost of $100/page. We encourage authors to submit concise papers.

Authors of the Alternate Track Papers accepted for the WWW2004 proceedings retain ownership of their copyrights. As such, the authors are entitled to re-submit their papers to other publishers, post their papers on web sites of their choosing, negotiate re-use arrangements with other publishers, and enjoy all of the other rights normally belonging to holders of copyright.

WWW2004 retains the rights to put the electronic files of the accepted papers and the proceedings into its Digital Library (DL), and to make those files available to all authorized users of the DL.

Submissions for alternate track papers must be made at http://witanweb.ca/www2004/. Authors should replace their original submission with a zip file containing all requested files.

Inquiries can be sent to pc-chairs@www2004.org.

WWW 2004 Organizers
ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery
NYU, New York University
NYU Center for Advanced Technology
IBM Research
IW3C2, the International World-Wide Web Conference Committee