MONTREAL, March 31, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - Sir Tim Berners-Lee, The main inventor of the Web, and a Director of Research at Google, Peter Norvig, are among the VIP presenters at the International World Wide Web Conference (WWW2016), to be held in Montreal from April 11 to 15. Professors Roger Nkambou and Petko Valtchev, from the Department of Computer Science at the Université du Québec à Montréal(UQAM), are extremely proud to host the 25th edition of this prestigious annual meeting – a Quebec first,
Tim Berners-Lee will deliver the opening keynote on Wednesday, April 13 at 9 a.m., in English. Among his many achievements, Berners-Lee founded and heads the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), whose mandate is to coordinate the global development of the Web.
Peter Norvig is another headliner at the event. On Friday, April 15 at 9 a.m., this specialist in artificial intelligence, information research and software design will give a presentation on The Semantic Web and the Semantics of the Web: Where Does Meaning Come From?
*Tim Berners-Lee and Peter Norvig are available for interviews.
OUVERT [OPEN], for ubiquity, versatility, etc.
Under the theme OUVERT, WWW 2016 will feature numerous presentations, as well as exhibitions, workshops, tutorials, and poster and demo sessions. Established by Berners-Lee, this major event brings together Web academics, scientists, developers, engineers and representatives of industry, from around the world. Year after year, this mega-conference presents the latest developments in the evolution of the Internet, including recent discoveries and innovations and their impact on society and culture.
Canarie, Cefrio, CRIM, École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS), HEC Montréal, IBM Research, INRS, Rensselaer, TÉLUQ, Concordia University, Université de Montréal, McGill University, City of Montréal, W3.
Google, Microsoft, Palais des Congrès de Montréal, Tourisme/Montréal, Yahoo! Research.
Additional information on the event: http://www2016.ca/
For further information: Media accreditation: Anik Veilleux, Media Relations Advisor, UQAM Communications ServicePhone: 514 987-3000, poste 5184, [email protected], twitter.com/AnikVeilleux ; Source: Rose-Aline LeBlanc, Press Relations Officer, Press Relations and Special Events Division, Communications Service, Phone: 514 987-3000, ext. 2248, [email protected]/RoseAlineLeBlan, http://salledepresse.uqam.ca/