Robert Cailliau

Robert Cailliau (born 26 January 1947) is a Belgian informatics engineer, computer scientist and author who proposed the first (pre-www) hypertext system for CERN in 1987 and collaborated with Tim Berners-Lee on the World Wide Web from before it got its name.wikipedia
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The Web Conference

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He designed the historical logo of the WWW, organized the first International World Wide Web Conference at CERN in 1994 and helped transfer Web development from CERN to the global Web consortium in 1995.
The first conference of many was held and organized by Robert Cailliau in 1994 at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland.

World Wide Web

WebWWWthe web
Robert Cailliau (born 26 January 1947) is a Belgian informatics engineer, computer scientist and author who proposed the first (pre-www) hypertext system for CERN in 1987 and collaborated with Tim Berners-Lee on the World Wide Web from before it got its name.
With help from his colleague and fellow hypertext enthusiast Robert Cailliau he published a more formal proposal on 12 November 1990 to build a "Hypertext project" called "WorldWideWeb" (one word) as a "web" of "hypertext documents" to be viewed by "browsers" using a client–server architecture.

CERN

European Organization for Nuclear ResearchEuropean Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)European Laboratory for Particle Physics
He designed the historical logo of the WWW, organized the first International World Wide Web Conference at CERN in 1994 and helped transfer Web development from CERN to the global Web consortium in 1995.
The World Wide Web began as a CERN project named ENQUIRE, initiated by Tim Berners-Lee in 1989 and Robert Cailliau in 1990.

Ghent University

University of GhentGhentUniversity of Gent
After secondary school he graduated from Ghent University in 1969 as civil engineer in electrical and mechanical engineering (Dutch: Burgerlijk Werktuigkundig en Elektrotechnisch ingenieur).

International World Wide Web Conference Committee

the International World Wide Web Conferences Steering Committee
The conference led to the forming of the International World Wide Web Conferences Steering Committee which has organized an annual conference since then.
The IW3C2 was founded by Joseph Hardin and Robert Cailliau at a meeting held in Boston, United States, on 14 August 1994 to prepare for the upcoming Second International World Wide Web Conference in Chicago.

First International Conference on the World-Wide Web

World Wide Web Hall of Famefirst international conference on the World Wide Webfirst International WWW Conference
In December 1993 Cailliau called for the first International WWW Conference which was held at CERN in May 1994.
The event was organized by Robert Cailliau, a computer scientist who had helped to develop the original WWW specification, and was hosted by CERN.

Tongeren

TongresAtuatuca TungrorumOverrepen
Cailliau was born in Tongeren, Belgium.

MacWWW

Samba
With Nicola Pellow he helped develop the first web browser for the Classic Mac OS operating system called MacWWW.
It was written at CERN by Robert Cailliau and later Nicola Pellow helped with the development.

Web for Schools

In 1995 Cailliau started the "Web for Schools" project with the European Commission, introducing the web as a resource for education.
The initial inspiration came from Robert Cailliau, a Belgian computer scientist who developed together with Tim Berners-Lee the World Wide Web.

Nicola Pellow

With Nicola Pellow he helped develop the first web browser for the Classic Mac OS operating system called MacWWW.
She left CERN at the end of August 1991, but returned to CERN after graduating in 1992, and worked with Robert Cailliau on MacWWW, the first web browser for the classic Mac OS.

Informatics

Informatics (academic field)informaticianinformatic
Robert Cailliau (born 26 January 1947) is a Belgian informatics engineer, computer scientist and author who proposed the first (pre-www) hypertext system for CERN in 1987 and collaborated with Tim Berners-Lee on the World Wide Web from before it got its name.

Computer scientist

computer science professioncomputer-scientist
Robert Cailliau (born 26 January 1947) is a Belgian informatics engineer, computer scientist and author who proposed the first (pre-www) hypertext system for CERN in 1987 and collaborated with Tim Berners-Lee on the World Wide Web from before it got its name.

Author

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Robert Cailliau (born 26 January 1947) is a Belgian informatics engineer, computer scientist and author who proposed the first (pre-www) hypertext system for CERN in 1987 and collaborated with Tim Berners-Lee on the World Wide Web from before it got its name.

Antwerp

Antwerp, BelgiumAntwerpenAnvers
In 1958 he moved with his parents to Antwerp.

Master of Science

M.S.MScMS
He also has an MSc from the University of Michigan in Computer, Information and Control Engineering, 1971.

University of Michigan

MichiganUniversity of Michigan, Ann ArborUniversity of Michigan at Ann Arbor
He also has an MSc from the University of Michigan in Computer, Information and Control Engineering, 1971.

Belgian Land Component

Belgian ArmyLand ComponentBelgian
During his military service in the Belgian Army he maintained Fortran programs to simulate troop movements and test video war games.

Fortran

Fortran 77Fortran 90FORTRAN IV
During his military service in the Belgian Army he maintained Fortran programs to simulate troop movements and test video war games.

Tim Berners-Lee

Sir Tim Berners-LeeTim Berners LeeTimothy Berners-Lee
In 1989, Tim Berners-Lee proposed a hypertext system for access to the many forms of documentation at and related to CERN.

Hypertext

hypertextualityhypertext markupmetatext
In 1989, Tim Berners-Lee proposed a hypertext system for access to the many forms of documentation at and related to CERN.

Unix

UNIX operating systemAT&T UnixUnix-like
Cailliau later became a key proponent of the project, running several projects to create and support browsers on different operating systems including various UNIX flavours and Classic Mac OS.

Classic Mac OS

Mac OSMacintoshMac OS Classic
With Nicola Pellow he helped develop the first web browser for the Classic Mac OS operating system called MacWWW. Cailliau later became a key proponent of the project, running several projects to create and support browsers on different operating systems including various UNIX flavours and Classic Mac OS.