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Call for Papers
Special Issue of IEEE Internet Computing on
Internationalizing the Web
The growth of the Internet, the global reach of corporations and
academic institutions, and its world-wide user base have made the Web
a truly international resource that knows no borders. The global Web
requires technology and services that work across different languages,
writing systems, and cultures.
This special issue will serve as a forum for academic and industrial
researchers, practitioners, developers, and users to exchange ideas
and results on issues related to the internationalization of the Web.
Relevant topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
* Multilingual and cross-lingual information access
* Multilingual information extraction and data mining
* Multilingual information categorization, filtering, and routing
* Cross-lingual summarization and machine translation for the Web
* Multilingual Web information retrieval (crawling, indexing,
* Multilingual Web search and beyond (query understanding, natural
* Internationalization and globalization methods for the Web
* Multilingual Web site management (infrastructure, interfaces)
* Multilingual database management
* Studies of global Web usage and growth
* Cross-cultural privacy and legal issues
We invite the submission of original articles of less than 5,000 words
on these and related topics. All submissions will be peer-reviewed.
For submission details, please see the author guidelines at
The submission deadline is 22 September 2003. In order to ensure
timely review and publication, please let the guest editors know
if you intend to submit a paper:
Alex Franz (Google Research): firstname.lastname@example.org
Bob Frederking (Carnegie Mellon University): email@example.com
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