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Upcoming: W3C Workshop on Data Models for Transportation

11 June 2019 | Archive

W3C Data Models for Transportation Workshop page banner imageW3C announced today a Workshop on Data Models for Transportation, 12-13 September 2019, in Palo Alto, CA, USA. The event is hosted by Uber.

The primary goal of the workshop is to bring together data architects, product owners/managers, business development, corporate strategy and innovation from the various industries and sectors that will be the future of transportation.

Expected topics of discussion include:

  • Profiles, an ontology for drivers, passengers, delivery recipients.
  • Vehicle data – on-board (VSS) and in-cloud ontology (VSSo)
  • Trip information – handling addition modes of transportation besides vehicle eg rail, urban air mobility, plane and potentially for data collected while traversing the route, observations from cameras and sensors.
  • Vehicle service ledger representing repairs, replacement and aftermarket parts, tires, oil changes and other maintenance
  • Fueling and charging records to track a vehicles’ efficiency
  • Accessibility — Identifying accessibility-related considerations for ontologies, including for driver and passenger profiles, and vehicle data; as well as user interface aspects of consent and charging records; also how accessibility intersects with privacy or other considerations.
  • Privacy & consent – data considerations for the capture and representation of usage limits and consent grants.
  • metadata – A session on standards for dataset modeling, provenance, and policies for data access. relevant existing or proposed ontologies (sampling methodology, consent capture and accompanying policy language representation)
  • Anonymization and broader distribution of information for Federated Learning to improve AI behind autonomous vehicle efforts and other research
  • Business cases and need for open, inter-operable standards in transportation space

For more information on the workshop, please see the workshop details and submission instructions. Expressions of interest and position statements are due by 8 July 2019.

Third Patent Advisory Group for Web Payments Working Group Launched

17 June 2019 | Archive

In accordance with the W3C Patent Policy, W3C has launched a Web Payments Working Group Patent Advisory Group (PAG) in response to disclosures related to specifications of the Web Payments Working Group; see the PAG charter. W3C launches a PAG to resolve issues in the event a patent has been disclosed that may be essential, but is not available under the W3C Royalty-Free licensing requirements. Public comments regarding these disclosures may be sent to public-wpwg-pag@w3.org (public archive). Learn more about Patent Advisory Groups.

W3C Workshop Report: Permissions and User Consent

17 June 2019 | Archive

photo of whiteboard of brainstorming at W3C Permissions and User Consent WorkshopW3C is pleased to announce a report from the W3C Workshop on Permissions and User Consent held in late 2018, in San Diego, California, USA.

This report contains a brief summary and collects highlights from the individual sessions, with links to the presentation slides. More detailed meeting minutes are also available. One of the take-aways was that some features may simply too dangerous even when gated behind permissions prompts – when we add new features to the web platform, we need to ask “should we do this (at all)”. Another outcome of the workshop was “Adding another permission? A guide”, a whitepaper for feature developers written Program Committee member Nick Doty based on the discussions at the workshop.

W3C thanks Qualcomm for hosting, the Program Committee for organizing, and all the participants for their contributions.

First Public Working Draft: CSS Overscroll Behavior Module Level 1

6 June 2019 | Archive

The CSS Working Group has published a First Public Working Draft of CSS Overscroll Behavior Module Level 1. This module defines overscroll-behavior to control the behavior when the scroll position of a scroll container reaches the edge of the scrollport. This allows content authors to hint that the boundary default actions, such as scroll chaining and overscroll, should not be triggered.

CSS is a language for describing the rendering of structured documents (such as HTML and XML) on screen, on paper, etc.

W3C Advisory Committee Elects Advisory Board

4 June 2019 | Archive

Logo for the W3C Advisory BoardThe W3C Advisory Committee has filled seven open seats on the W3C Advisory Board, including two new seats created by the 1 March 2019 W3C Process Document. Beginning 1 July 2019, the following new elected participants, Elika J Etemad (W3C Invited Expert), Charles McCathie Nevile (ConsenSys), Avneesh Singh (DAISY Consortium), Eric Siow (Intel), Léonie Watson (TetraLogical), Chris Wilson (Google) and Judy (Hongru) Zhu (Alibaba), will join continuing participants Jay (Junichi) Kishigami (NTT), Florian Rivoal (W3C Invited Expert), Tzviya Siegman (Wiley) and David Singer (Apple). Many thanks to Michael Champion (Microsoft) and Natasha Rooney (W3C Invited Expert), whose terms end this month.

Created in March 1998, the Advisory Board provides ongoing guidance to the W3C Team on issues of strategy, management, legal matters, process, and conflict resolution. The Advisory Board also serves the W3C Members by tracking issues raised between Advisory Committee meetings, soliciting Member comments on such issues, and proposing actions to resolve these issues. The Advisory Board manages the evolution of the Process Document. For several years, the AB has conducted its work in a public wiki.

The elected Members of the Advisory Board participate as individual contributors and not representatives of their organizations. Advisory Board participants use their best judgment to find the best solutions for the Web, not just for any particular network, technology, vendor, or user. Read more about the Advisory Board.

First Public Working Draft: Web Authentication: An API for accessing Public Key Credentials Level 2

4 June 2019 | Archive

WebAuthn LogoThe Web Authentication Working Group has published a First Public Working Draft of Web Authentication: An API for accessing Public Key Credentials Level 2. This specification defines an API enabling the creation and use of strong, attested, scoped, public key-based credentials by web applications, for the purpose of strongly authenticating users. Conceptually, one or more public key credentials, each scoped to a given WebAuthn Relying Party, are created by and bound to authenticators as requested by the web application. The user agent mediates access to authenticators and their public key credentials in order to preserve user privacy. Authenticators are responsible for ensuring that no operation is performed without user consent. Authenticators provide cryptographic proof of their properties to Relying Parties via attestation. This specification also describes the functional model for WebAuthn conformant authenticators, including their signature and attestation functionality.

W3C and the WHATWG signed an agreement to collaborate on a single version of HTML and DOM

28 May 2019 | Archive

logos of W3C and WHATWGToday W3C and the WHATWG signed an agreement to collaborate on the development of a single version of the HTML and DOM specifications. The Memorandum of Understanding jointly published as the WHATWG/W3C Joint Working Mode gives the specifics of this collaboration. This is the culmination of a careful exploration of effective partnership mechanisms since December 2017 after the WHATWG adopted many shared features as their work-mode and an IPR policy.

The HTML Working Group which we will soon recharter will assist the W3C community in raising issues and proposing solutions for the HTML and DOM specifications, and bring WHATWG Review Drafts to Recommendation.

Motivated by the belief that having two distinct HTML and DOM specifications claiming to be normative is generally harmful for the community, and the mutual desire to bring the work back together, W3C and WHATWG agree to the following terms:

  • W3C and WHATWG work together on HTML and DOM, in the WHATWG repositories, to produce a Living Standard and Recommendation/Review Draft-snapshots
  • WHATWG maintains the HTML and DOM Living Standards
  • W3C facilitates community work directly in the WHATWG repositories (bridging communities, developing use cases, filing issues, writing tests, mediating issue resolution)
  • W3C stops independent publishing of a designated list of specifications related to HTML and DOM and instead will work to take WHATWG Review Drafts to W3C Recommendations

W3C remains committed to ensuring that HTML development continues to take into account the needs of the global community, and continues to improve in areas such as accessibility, internationalization and privacy while providing greater interoperability, performance and security.

You may read in W3C CEO Jeff Jaffe’s blog post W3C and WHATWG to work together to advance the open Web platform further contextual information and additional aspects of the collaboration.

W3C Strategic Highlights, Spring 2019

23 April 2019 | Archive

Pipeline of innovation [Lightbulb design credit: Freepik]W3C released today its W3C Strategic Highlights – Spring 2019, a comprehensive survey of the essential work W3C conducts to achieve a Web for All, and select recent work in many areas where the Web can solve arising problems for real people.

To the pipeline of innovations to enable the Web to scale to meet the new challenges and opportunities, we are making recent additions:

  • W3C chartered a Web Payment Security Interest Group to foster greater coordination and ultimately enhance the security and interoperability of Web payments.
  • Web & Networks: what is needed for the Web to take advantage of 5G, QUIC, and Edge Computing changing the topology of network-based services? We have started to flesh out a group charter in the wake of the W3C Web5G workshop in May 2018.

As the Web evolves continuously, some groups are looking for ways for specifications to do so as well. So-called “evergreen recommendations” or “living standards” aim to track continuous development (and maintenance) of features, on a feature-by-feature basis, while getting review and patent commitments.

Continued progress in many areas demonstrates the vitality of the W3C and the Web community. We see the maturation and further development of an incredible number of new technologies coming to the Web.

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