W3C Workshops

W3C organizes Workshops to promote early involvement in the development of W3C activities from Members and the public. The goal of a workshop is usually either to convene experts and other interested parties for an exchange of ideas about a technology or policy, or to address the pressing concerns of W3C Members. A list of past W3C Workshops is available.

Upcoming Workshops

  • 2014-11-20 (20 NOV) 2014-11-21 (21 NOV)

    Workshop on Privacy and User–Centric Controls

    Berlin, Germany

    Hosted by Deutsche Telekom

    Participants will investigate strategies toward better privacy protection on the Web that are effective and lead to benefits in the near term. This includes discussing basic privacy UI features that will, on the long run, create a user experience that loops with user expectations. We expect certain controls and dashboards in a car. Perhaps we can create a similar clarity for the privacy dashboard of our devices.

    The Workshop focus will be on users: user experience, user behavior and how we can offer controls that provide the necessary transparency of privacy-affecting interactions. We will also discuss how developers can meet users' privacy needs on the Web, including what APIs are necessary for user privacy.

Recent Workshops

  • 2014-09-11 (11 SEP)

    Extensible Web Summit

    Berlin, Germany

    Hosted by Beuth University

  • 2014-09-10 (10 SEP) 2014-09-11 (11 SEP)

    Workshop on Web Cryptography Next Steps

    Mountain View, USA

    Hosted by Microsoft, sponsored by Google and Tyfone

    The Workshop will focus on authentication, hardware tokens, and next steps for cryptography on the Web.

  • 2014-06-25 (25 JUN) 2014-06-26 (26 JUN)

    Workshop on the Web of Things

    Berlin, Germany

    Hosted by Siemens

    Participants in this workshop will examine the potential for open standards as a basis for services, either between devices, at the network edge, e.g. in home hubs, or in the cloud. They will discuss the use of web protocols and scripting languages for implementing services, the need for APIs for implementing drivers for specific IoT technologies, a shared approach to describing services as a basis for interoperability, and the underlying use of HTTP/COAP, Web Sockets, and EXI/JSON for RESTful services.