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Note: Submission of technical papers to HotWeb 2006 was closed on June 22, 2006. However, HotWeb 2006 is still accepting submissions of poster and demo presentations.

Check here for details.


HotWeb is a forum that brings together researchers and practitioners interested in the design, implementation, and evaluation of Internet systems and applications.

Sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society and the IEEE-CS Technical Committee on the Internet, the workshop seeks to act as a conduit for the presentation of novel approaches used in support of performance, scalability, and security of Internet applications, including Web searching and indexing, content distribution and delivery networks, Web services, and edge and grid computing.

Particular areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Content delivery architectures

  • Peer-to-Peer systems

  • Support for mobile and wireless systems

  • Web caching and replication

  • Edge services and dynamic content delivery

  • Multimedia content distribution

  • Overlay networks

  • Content placement and request routing

  • Measurement studies of deployed systems

  • Security and privacy

  • Wide-area upload and content gathering

  • Novel web-based applications

  • Web/database integration

  • Information retrieval and searching

  • Electronic commerce

  • Internet telephony


Submission Instructions:

Papers describing timely research contributions in HotWeb's areas of interest are solicited. Papers reporting on initial results as well as papers discussing mature research projects or case studies of deployed systems are equally sought out.

Submitted papers must be neither previously published nor under review by another workshop, conference or journal.

Only electronic submissions in PDF will be accepted. Submitted papers must be written in English, must be no longer than 12 pages, must render without error using standard PDF viewing tools, must print on US-Letter-sized paper, and must conform to standard IEEE conference submission guidelines. Latex/Word templates are available by following this link.

Notice that at least one of the authors of each paper accepted for presentation in HotWeb 2006 must be registered. All papers presented at the workshop will be published in formal workshop proceedings and will be part of the IEEE Digital Library.

Detailed submission instructions are available here.


Important Dates:

  • Submission Deadline: June 15, 2006 June 22, 2006

  • Notification of Acceptance: July 31, 2006

  • Camera Ready Due: September 15, 2006

  • Early Registration: September 29, 2006

  • Workshop: November 13-14, 2006


About HotWeb:

The HotWeb workshop is the successor of the WCW (Workshop on Web Content Caching and Distribution), and the WIAPP (Workshop on Internet Applications) workshops, both of which are merging to form HotWeb.

HotWeb 2006 is sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society, by the IEEE CS Technical Committee on the Internet, by IBM Research, and by the Web and Internetworking Group at Boston University.


Organizing Committee:

General Chair:

  • Azer Bestavros, Boston University

Program Chair:

  • Bruce Maggs, Carnegie Mellon and Akamai Technologies

Program Committee:

  • Pei Cao, Stanford
  • Armando Fox, Stanford
  • Arun Iyengar, IBM
  • Leonidas Kontothanassis, Intel
  • Bruce Maggs, Carnegie Mellon and Akamai Technologies
  • Venkat Padmanabhan, Microsoft
  • Vivek Pai, Princeton
  • Pablo Rodriquez Rodriquez, Microsoft
  • Ramesh Sitaraman, U. Massachusetts and Akamai Technologies
  • Oliver Spatscheck, AT&T
  • Andrew Tomkins, Yahoo!
  • Steve Vinoski, IONA Technologies
  • Tina Wong, Carnegie Mellon

Steering Committee:

  • Azer Bestavros, Boston University

  • Fred Douglis, IBM

  • Jeff Dean, Google

  • Arun Iyengar, IBM

  • Michael Rabinovich, Case Western Reserve

  • Pablo Rodriguez Rodriguez, Microsoft

  • Prabhakar Raghavan, Yahoo!