Call for Participation
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and the OpenAjax Alliance are co-sponsoring a Workshop on Mobile Ajax, to take place on 28 September 2007 (the Friday following the AjaxWorld West 2007 conference in Santa Clara) at the Microsoft Silicon Valley campus in Mountain View (following an OpenAjax Alliance face-to-face meeting to take place at the same location on September 27).
The program chairs for the Workshop are Daniel Appelquist (Vodafone) and Jon Ferraiolo (IBM, OpenAjax Alliance).
For details about the location of the event, see the Silicon Valley Campus information page at the Microsoft website.
To participate in the Workshop, you must submit a position paper to firstname.lastname@example.org by
15 August 2007 31 August
2007. You are also highly encouraged to send a short
expression of interest prior to submitting a
- Daniel Appelquist (Vodafone)
- Jon Ferraiolo (IBM, OpenAjax Alliance)
Goals and Possible Topics
The goals of this workshop are to explore user and industry use cases and challenges around Ajax applications on mobile devices and to help shape ongoing work in making productive use of Ajax in mobile browsers. Thus, questions that might serve as appropriate discussion points for position papers include:
- What user experiences can Ajax enable in mobile browsers that are different from a typical mobile browsing experience?
- What tools for creating Ajax applications for mobile browsers do developers have available to work with today?
- What are device manufacturers and browser vendors doing in the area of Ajax applications on mobile devices?
- What differentiates Ajax development for mobile browsers from Ajax development for desktop browsers?
- Is there a need for development of best practices for mobile Ajax?
Requirements for Participation
- Position papers are required and must be submitted by email
no later than
15 August 200731 August 2007. Early submissions are appreciated. Submitting a very short expression of interest is also appreciated and highly encouraged.
- W3C membership is not required in order to participate in the Workshop.
- The total number of participants will be limited. To ensure diversity, a limit might be imposed on the maximum number of participants per organization.
- Instructions for how to register will be sent to submitters of accepted position papers. These instructions will also indicate a possible limit on the maximum number of participants per organization.
- Workshop sessions and documents will be in English.
- There is no fee to participate.
Expression of InterestTo help the organizers plan the workshop: If you wish to participate, please as soon as possible send a message to email@example.com with a short (one paragraph) “expression of interest” stating:
- that a representative from your organization plans to submit a position paper
- whether you want to send one or two participants
- whether or not you wish to make a presentation
Note: Sending that expression of interest does not mean that you registered for the workshop. It is still necessary to send a position paper (see below), which then must be considered for acceptance by the Program Committee.
You paper submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org must meet the following criteria:
- explains your interest in the Workshop
- aligned with the Workshop’s stated goals as outlined above.
- 1 to 5 pages long
- formatted in (valid) HTML/XHTML, PDF, or plain text
Based on a review of all submitted position papers, the Program Committee will select the most relevant and invite the submittors of those papers to the Workshop. From among all accepted papers, the program committee will choose a small number of papers judged most appropriate for fostering discussion, and ask the authors of those papers to give short presentations about them at the Workshop. After the workshop, those presentations will then be published on the workshop home page.
15 August 2007
- 31 August 2007
- Submission deadline for positions papers
- 05 September 2007
- Final Workshop program available
- 18 September 2007
- Registration deadline
- 28 September 2007
- Workshop takes place
Confirmed members of the program committee include
- Ajit Jaokar (OpenGardens)
- Art Barstow (Nokia/W3C Web Applications Formats chair)
- Charles McCathieNevile (Opera/W3C Web API chair)
- Charles Wiles (Google)
- Daniel Zucker (Wake3, Inc.)
- Igor Netto (ACCESS)
- Philipp Hoschka (W3C Mobile Web Initiative)
- Rhys Lewis (Volantis/W3C Technical Architecture Group)
- Rotan Hanrahan (MobileAware/W3C Device Description chair)
- Seung-Hyuk Yim (Korea Telecom Freetel)
- Seung-Yun Lee (ETRI/W3C Korea)
- Sunil Ravipati (Livescribe)
- Vincent Hardy (Sun Microsystems)