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World Wide Web Consortium Announces W3C Day in Japan

Meet Technologists from the Birthplace of XML and XHTML; learn about Semantic Web, SVG, and Device Independence developments

Contact America --
Janet Daly, <janet@w3.org>, +1.617.253.5884 or +1.617.253.2613
Contact Europe --
Marie-Claire Forgue, <mcf@w3.org>, +33.492.38.75.94
Contact Asia --
Saeko Takeuchi <saeko@w3.org>, +81.466.49.1170

(also available in French and Japanese)


http://www.w3.org/ -- 19 November 2001 -- The World Wide Web Consortium holds its first public event in Japan, W3C Day, on 29 November 2001, at the Mita Campus of Keio University, Tokyo, Japan. Keio Research Institute at Shonan Fujisawa Campus (SFC) is hosting W3C Day.

The event, which is conducted in both English and Japanese, gives the public a chance to hear from the W3C Team about a range of technologies currently under development, as well as recent achievements in areas such as graphics, the Semantic Web, mobile technology advances, and more. The W3C Technical team is presenting best practice implementations of W3C Recommendations, and gives the audience a view of future work.

Attendees have the opportunity to meet with members of the W3C Team, and learn how W3C's over 500 members work together to create the technologies that serve as standards for the World Wide Web.

Hidetaka Ohto, W3C Fellow from Panasonic, and Chair of the Device Independence Working Group, is the chairman for this event. The W3C Team presenters include:

All are welcome to attend W3C Day, but registration is required. To register, or to learn more about this W3C event, please refer to the program:

Program Information:
http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Hosts/Keio/w3cday-2001/agenda

or contact Ms. Saeko Takeuchi, at +81.466.49.1170.

About the World Wide Web Consortium [W3C]

The W3C was created to lead the Web to its full potential by developing common protocols that promote its evolution and ensure its interoperability. It is an international industry consortium jointly run by the MIT Laboratory for Computer Science (MIT LCS) in the USA, the National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control (INRIA) in France and Keio University in Japan. Services provided by the Consortium include: a repository of information about the World Wide Web for developers and users, and various prototype and sample applications to demonstrate use of new technology. To date, over 500 organizations are Members of the Consortium. For more information see http://www.w3.org/