I will soon be heading out to the airport to fly to Korea where I will be co-chairing Web Document Analysis 2005 and attending ICDAR 2005. Hopefully this doesn't mean a break in posting, but there is that possibility.
When working on the organization of WDA with Ethan Munson, we decided to use a blog as the communication channel. I think using a blog in this situation is perfect - actually, it's the syndication part that is perfect as it allows interested parties to keep up to date with developments in a passive way, and it allows the organizers to have a single drop point for updates - no email lists to maintain!
I'm still searching for blogs that cover document analysis/document understanding, I noticed that links to the main conference were very thin on the ground. There is some irony here as blogs and other forms of online personal media are a great area for web document analysis research.