Overview of W3C

Ivan Herman, W3C Head of Offices
London, 12 June, 2003

Slides of the presentation held in London, United Kingdom, on the 12 June, 2003 at the W3C Semantic Tour event, organized by the W3C UK & Ireland Office, within the framework of the IST-2000-28767 Question-How project.

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Table of Content:

  1. [Title Page]
  2. Some history
  3. A World Wide Consortium...
  4. Goals of W3C
  5. In What Follows...
  6. Some Guiding Principles at W3C
  7. W3C's Interoperable XML Toolkit
  8. Usage of the Web has Evolved
  9. Interactive Technologies
  10. What Some of Them Do...
  11. Interactive Technologies (cont.)
  12. Increased Automation on the Web
  13. Procedure Based Automation
  14. Procedure Based Automation (cont.)
  15. Web Service Ex.: Travel Agency
  16. Data Based Automation
  17. Data based automation (cont)
  18. Semantic Web Ex.: Newsfeed
  19. WS/SW: Complementary Technologies
  20. Examples for Potential Synergies
  21. Convergence at W3C
  22. The Web is for Everybody!
  23. How do we Achieve This?
  24. Horizontal Activities at W3C
  25. Example: International Text
  26. Example: Adapted Presentation
  27. Results: over 55 Recs!
  28. Work at W3C
  29. The Development Process
  30. We Need New Experts!
  31. Further Information