Last week the Intenational Conference of Web Information System Engineering (WISE 04
)was hold in Brisbane. My supervisor was one of the program committee co-chairs and I attended it for 3 days. It was very interesting to see how an international conference is managed easily and simply without any extra audience or costs. The manager of Microsoft Asia Research Center presented a keynote speech about the future of search engines.
MSN is working hard to catch the Google position and they have a big program to cover everything. New issues in Web searching are:
Webpage layout structure