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.
The Vancouver IETF plenary concluded that pervasive monitoring represents an attack on the Internet. Pervasive monitoring targets protocol data that we also need for network manageability and security. This data is captured and correlated with other data. There is an open problem as to how to enhance protocols so as to maintain network manageability and security but still limit data capture and correlation.
The overall goal of the workshop is to steer IETF and W3C work so as to be able to improve or
strengthen the Internet in the face of pervasive monitoring. A workshop report in the form of an IAB RFC will be produced after the event.
Co-organized by the UK Government, Ordnance Survey, the OGC and Google.
Many data-driven applications have geospatial information at their core. Very often the common factor across multiple data sets is the location data, and maps are crucial in visualizing correlations between data sets that may otherwise be hidden. How can geographic information best be integrated with other data on the Web? How can we discover that different facts in different data sets relate to the same place, especially when 'place' can be expressed in different ways and at different levels of granularity? It's this desire to work with multiple data sets in different formats about different topics and link those with the powerful technologies used in geospatial information systems that is behind the linking geospatial data workshop.
Hosted by IRT
With HTML5 well on its way to standardization in 2014, and a new effort on HTML 5.1 recently launched, it is time to have fresh look at the current state of the art in order to identify remaining roadblocks for the use of Web technology in broadcasting and the TV industry. The goal of this workshop is to assemble key players from TV and the Web industry to discuss the important questions of Web and TV convergence, and how standardization can help across the globe.
Hosted by the W3C France Office
This workshop seeks to make it easier to monetize open Web applications, as an effective alternative to proprietary native app ecosystems. In essence, we would like to improve the end user experience and give users greater freedom in how they pay, to reduce the burden on developers and merchants, and to create a level playing field for competing payment solutions providers large and small.
Hosted by the Institut de Recherche et d'Innovation (IRI)
Hosted by MIT
San Francisco, United States
Hosted by AppFusions and sponsored by IBM