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These conferences focus on web design and usability. Presentations can take a variety of approaches, including reports on empirical work, discussions of design and evaluation methods, or reflections on what we have learned about designing for the web.

The featured topic for this conference is "The Future of Web Applications". In addition to papers on general web design and web usability, we especially encourage presentations focusing on topics such as:

  • Usability studies of dynamic, customizable web sites
  • Innovative applications, especially for electronic commerce and enterprise-wide operations
  • Case studies of legacy systems re-engineered for the web, database-enabled sites and transaction-based applications
  • Usable design with new Web technologies such as XML and Java
  • Tools for web usability testing and evaluation

  • Accessibility

Submissions can be either for half-hour oral presentations or for panel discussions. Submissions for presentations should be papers between 2000 and 4000 words in length. Proposed panels should be described in enough detail to be reviewed. All papers and presentations should be in English.

Proceedings will be published on diskette and on the conference web site. Publication versions of accepted papers, and presentation materials, will need to be emailed two weeks before the conference.

To make a submission:

  1. Complete the cover sheet.
  2. Send cover sheet and submission via email as plain text or as an attachment in HTML, PDF, or Microsoft Word format. (Electronic format required!)
  3. Send your submissions to hfweb@nist.gov no later than March 8, 1999.


Your submissions will be reviewed by a committee of experts in web design. We will send notifications of acceptance or rejection by April 5, 1999. We will be requesting volunteers for the review committee.

Review of submissions will be based on the originality of the submission, the quality of the description, analysis or position, the support for the conclusions (in either data or argument), and the usefulness of the contribution to other practitioners.

Thanks to our conference sponsors:
A T and T Laboratories icon
ORACLE Corporation icon  
National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc. icon

Thanks to our conference event sponsor:

Bell Atlantic icon

Site Created: Dec. 12, 1998
Last Updated: June 10, 1999
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