W3C @ WWW07

W3C Track @ WWW2007, Banff, Canada
9-11 May 2007

Introduction - Wednesday 9 May - Thursday 10 May - Friday 11 May - W3C Booth - Press Corner

Useful links: WWW2007 Programme - Previous W3C Track'06 in Edinburgh

IRC: #www2007 on irc.freenode.net


W3C is providing content for the 16th International World Wide Web Conference - WWW2007, to be held at Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel in Banff National Park, on 8-12 May 2007, Canada. The W3C Track sessions will take place in the Cascade Ballroom of the hotel.

The World Wide Web Consortium reports on the range of their achievements since last year's conference. With sixty-two Groups within twenty-four W3C Activities, and over 440 Member organizations, 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 9 to 11 May 2007.

In addition to the W3C Track, Tim Berners-Lee, W3C director and inventor of the Web, will give the opening keynote entitled "The Two Magics of Web Science" on Wednesday 9 May.

Wednesday, May 9 2007

[10:30-12:00] Making Mobile Browsing Better

Session chair: Michael Smith (W3C)

The goal of the Mobile Web Initiative (MWI) is to bring the Web to the networked devices that will shape the nature of distributed communications in this century (hint: those devices are not personal computers). At this session, you'll learn about the MWI's successes thus far and about its roadmap for future work.

[13:30-15:00] Rich Web Applications

Session chair: Chris Lilley (W3C)

The Rich Web Applications work at W3C is so named because it brings together compound documents, the XML ecosystem and essential Web 2.0 APIs for both mobile and desktop. The talks in this session show how this work enables more interactive, richer, and more accessible Web applications.

[15:30-17:00] The Future of the Web Page

Session chair: Olivier Théreaux (W3C)
[session description]

Technological progress of the past 15 years has helped the World Wide Web get closer to its original vision of a rich information space based on hyperlinking: a Web of data for humans and machines, enabling powerful applications and services. What about the Web page? It is still the basic model of most of the Web today? Will these advances obsolete it, enrich it, or mutate it? This session gathers experts from various fields and technologies to reflect on and discuss its future.

Thursday, May 10 2007

[10:30-12:00] Advances in Semantic Web

Session chair: Ivan Herman (W3C)

This session shows three different aspects of the Semantic Web activity at W3C. The RIF presentation gives an overview of one of the developments for the ground Semantic Web infrastructure. The GRDDL and RDFa talk concentrates on technologies whose primary goal is to outreach to other technologies and communities. Finally, an example will show how a large user community uses this technology to solve its own research and development problems.

[13:30-15:00] Security and Usability on the Web

Session chair: Thomas Roessler (W3C)

Security on the Web extends beyond technology: often, users' decisions are what matters. The session will explore what technology can (or can't!) do to support users making these decisions, how to design security interfaces, and what all that means for standardization.

[15:30-17:00] Web of Services for Enterprise Computing

Session chair: Philippe Le Hégaret (W3C)

W3C has been working on the Core part of Web Services for the past few years. This session presents 3 of the latest developments: WSDL 2.0, the Web Services Description Language for SOAP based and HTTP-only services, WS-Policy 1.5, a general purpose languages to describe the policies of Web Services, and SAWSDL 1.0 to allow the description of additional semantics of WSDL components. Each presentation will include an introduction to the specifications as well as implementation reports/demonstrations. The session will also include a report on the W3C workshop on the Web of Services for Enterprise Computing, looking at the future of Services on the Web.

Friday, May 11 2007

[10:30-12:00] A Multimodal Web to Expand Universal Access

Session chair: Kazuyuki Ashimura (W3C)

Web applications can be developed using a variety of document formats, including (X)HTML, SVG, SMIL, VoiceXML, etc. The Multimodal Interaction Working Group is tackling the MMI architecture and the EMMA markup language with a great deal of energy and considering how to combine various specifications to author concrete multimodal Web applications.

[13:30-15:00] Architectural Integration

Session chair: Steven Pemberton (W3C)
[intro slides]

If you want to combine markup from different namespaces together into a cohesive document, it is good if they all agree on core semantics such as events, submission, and data storage, thus forming a unified architecture for applications. These talks present ongoing work to define such semantics, and demonstrate them in use.

[15:30-17:00] Query, Interchange and Access with XML!

Session chair: Liam Quin (W3C)

XML remains the representation of choice for interchanging structured information all over the planet. Hear about some of the active areas of development in XML today, and how XML is being used in Web applications, in print, in interactive content, and even in mobile phones.

W3C Booth

W3C Communication Material

Brochures and flyers will be available at the W3C booth (stand #7). 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, Multimodal Web and Mobile Web Best Practices flip cards. Goodies will also be available!

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

Press Contacts:

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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