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W3C Track @ WWW2006, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

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Useful links: WWW2006 Programme - Previous W3C Track'05 in Chiba, Japan


W3C is providing content for the 15th International World Wide Web Conference - WWW2006, to be held at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC), on 23-26 May 2006, in Edinburgh, Scotland. The W3C Track sessions will take place in the Harris 1 Room of the EICC.

The World Wide Web Consortium reports on the range of their achievements since last year's conference. With fifty-one W3C Working Groups for twenty-three W3C Activities and over 400 Working Group members, attendees can expect substantive reports on the variety of technologies that bring the Web to its full potential, as well as insights on future work developments. In addition, attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions to the W3C Members and staff.

The W3C Track runs from 24 to 26 May 2006.


Wednesday, May 24 - 2006 Thursday, May 25 - 2006 Friday, May 26 - 2006
Day 1 - D1 Day 2 - D2 Day 3 - D3
9:00 - 10:30

WWW2006 Technical Conference Opening, Plenary Panel WWW2006 Plenary Presentations WWW2006 Plenary Keynotes

11:00 - 12:30

Session 1 - S1

[D1-S1] Mobile Web Opportunities

Session chair: Dominique Hazaël-Massieux (W3C)

W3C launched the Mobile Web Initiative a year ago to gather momentum around making the Web on mobile devices a better experience for the users. This session will present what achievements have been accomplished during this year, and what the future holds for the initiative.

[D2-S1] The Web Everywhere

Session chair: Max Froumentin (W3C)

  • W3C Speech Standards by Max Froumentin (W3C)
    The W3C speech interface framework languages (including VoiceXML 2.0/2.1) have been widely deployed. The focus is now on CCXML, VoiceXML 3.0, and SCXML, a state-transition language for managing the control flow of applications, especially voice and multimodal applications. These languages will enable new and exciting speech and multiple applications.
  • Internationalizing Speech Synthesis by Kazuyuki Ashimura (W3C)
    This presentation focuses on the recent activity of internationalizing speech synthesis and SSML, and will present the issues and requirements that have arisen from the recent workshops and the work of the Voice Browser Working Group.
  • Next Steps: Ubiquitous Web by Dave Raggett (W3C)
    The Ubiquitous Web as a synthesis of the Web and ubiquitous computing that extends the Web out into the physical world: importance of context awareness, device coordination, role of Semantic Web, trust, identity and security.
[D3-S1] Advancements in Semantic Web

Session chair: Eric Miller (W3C)

14:00- 15:30

Session 2 - S2

[D1-S2] Rich Web Applications

Session chair: Dean Jackson (W3C)

Heard the buzz about Web 2.0, AJAX and Rich Web Applications?

This session will discuss the standards that these technologies are built on as well as new standards such as Compound Documents, Binding Languages and Web APIs that will improve the Web.

[D2-S2] Web Services: Towards the Next Steps

Session chair: Hugo Haas (W3C) [Introduction slides]

After SOAP 1.2 and MTOM standards, WS Addressing 1.0 is now a W3C Recommendation and the work on WSDL 2.0 has also progressed (implementation testing stage). Web services infrastructure work has therefore started on next steps: facilitating the work of developers by defining a set of XML Schema patterns efficiently implementable by the broad community who use XML databindings, and building a simple and generic support for semantics in Web services.

[D3-S2] Style and Layout: Key Successes to Create Interoperable Web Pages

Session chair: Bert Bos (W3C)

  • CSS Advanced Layout by Bert Bos (W3C) and César F. Acebal
    After much work on the implementations and the specification, we are finally reaching a well-supported CSS level 2. About 70% of all pages now use CSS. Designers are becoming more confident and push CSS2 to its limits. After an overview of the status of CSS, we will end with a preview of a new grid layout scheme for CSS3.
  • The WaSP and CSS by Molly Holzschlag and Andy Clarke (WaSP Group)
  • Writing CSS for Syndicated Content by Kevin Lawver (AOL)
    As more and more sites syndicate small chunks of markup, the integration of "foreign" CSS is causing all kinds of headaches fordevelopers and site owners. This presentation will cover strategies for both site owners and syndicators to make sure these modules don't cause any more headaches.
16:00 - 17:30

Session 3 - S3

[D1-S3] Accessibility 2.0

Session chair: Shawn Henry (W3C)

Web 2.0, Mobile Web, AJAX, rich Web applications, blogs -- the Web continues to develop. This session addresses accessibility issues in the next-generation Web. For example, scripting, once a significant accessibility barrier, is now a key aspect of many Web applications. Join us to get the latest on how the recently-released Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Last Call and Authoring Tools Accessibility Guidelines (ATAG) 2.0) Working Drafts address these Web developments. Learn how to take advantage of current and developing strategies to make dynamic Web content and applications accessible.

[D2-S3] Newest XML Tools: Transformations, Queries

Session chair: Liam Quin (W3C)

  • Introduction by Liam Quin (W3C)
  • Choosing Between XSLT 2.0 and XML Query 1.0 by Mike Kay (Saxonica)
  • An XML based architecture for Web 2.0 applications by Daniela Florescu (Oracle Corp.)
    There is no agreed upon definition of what Web 2.0 is but everybody has a personal definition. This talk will describe our interpretation of how a new generation of applications on the Web will be built. It will look at the current architectures and see why they do not satisfy the requirements of Web 2.0 (as we understand them). It will explain why we believe that Web 2.0 applications will rely on XML not only for serialization but as a fundamental underlying information model. We believe that there will be no more (or very little) Java or SQL code in this new generation of applications. Unfortunately the existing XML stack of technologies isn't complete at this point. In the talk we will also list the extensions we think will be needed in order to fulfill the goal of an XML-based declarative information hub as a fundamental architecture for such applications.
[D3-S3] Challenges in Web Security

Session chair: Thomas Roessler (W3C)

Presenters at the session will look at the challenges to Web security that emerge as the Web's potential as a platform for applications and services is explored: How do we make Web authentication usable -- and what does that mean? How do today's approaches to mutual authentication mix with the ubiquitous web's requirements? How does today's browser security model mix with the needs of rich Web applications?

W3C Booth

W3C Communication Material

Brochures and flyers will be available at the W3C booth (stand #2). Please come by to discuss about W3C's work as well as picking up a copy of our set of brochures related to Web Services, Mobile Web Initiative and Multimodal Web.

W3C Activities and Recommendations

Each Recommendation not only builds on the previous, but is designed so that it may be integrated with future specifications as well. W3C is transforming the architecture of the initial Web (essentially HTML, URIs, and HTTP) into the architecture of tomorrow's Web, built atop the solid foundation provided by XML.

Press Corner

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About the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is an international consortium where Member organizations, a full-time staff, and the public work together to develop Web standards. W3C primarily pursues its mission through the creation of Web standards and guidelines designed to ensure long-term growth for the Web. Over 400 organizations are Members of the Consortium. W3C is jointly run by the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (MIT CSAIL) in the USA, the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM) headquartered in France, Keio University in Japan, and has additional Offices worldwide. For more information see http://www.w3.org/

Marie-Claire Forgue - W3C Track Chair

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