What: Actions to be taken that will facilitate multi-modal web applications
How/Who: Standards bodies that create standards
Establish a ‘working group’ ASAP to analyze, resolve, and prioritize the problems identified by the Multimodal Web workshop held in September in Hong Kong. These include
No well defined definition of terms
Different visual and voice markup languages
No single authoring capability
Different voice and GUI architectures
Multimodal interaction issues
Authoring & rendering system issues
Ergonomic and End-user issues
Lack of published multimodal application scenarios
Different visual and voice application models
Identification of infrastructure requirements
Addressing the issues of multiple channels
Scope the problem considering complexity of development environment, skill set, implementation cost, extensibility, etc.
Create use cases and a roadmap ASAP (no later than six months), with a draft recommendation available within a year.
Please review the documentation from this workshop, and use it as a starting point.
Re-use the skills of existing committees, both inside and outside of W3C
Demonstrate the participation of key stakeholders
Create a new working group or coordination group
Use the subgroup of the W3C Voice Browser working group, with invited experts from mobile industry
Open collaboration zone (WAP Forum + W3C) – coming soon
The Open Group, Mobile Management Forum
ETSI Aurora working group
Oasis, new working group
W3C WAI, XForms, Mobile Interest Group, SYMM (SMIL), Style, CC/PP, DOM, and Device Independence working groups
WAP Forum WAE (Application), WTA (Telephony), WPG (Protocols), WSG (Security) working groups
Use W3C Voice Browsing (Multi-modal) subgroup (and within 6 months, new working group) and Open Collaboration Zone. New group to be chartered to coordinate with other interested parties.
For: 22, Against: 4
As an outcome of this workshop, W3C is now now seeking submissions for detailed proposals as a precursor to chartering a multimodal working group.