The world-wide web (www) will see the same kind of development in the next five years as it has seen in the past 15 years, S. Sadagopan, Director of the International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore, told journalists here on Thursday.

So many doubts were expressed about the web 20 years ago, but it had transformed the world, he said, while announcing the conduct of the international www conference here from March 28 to April 1.

The conference, with the theme of ‘Web for All,' will witness the largest gathering of researchers from across the world with keynote addresses by speakers like Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the world-wide web, on the future of web technologies.

Scheduled in India for the first time, it is the fourth in an Asian city. It was to be held in India in 2008, but China bagged it. The conference is the latest in the series of international events that started with Geneva, the birthplace of the world-wide web in 1994.

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