Talks by W3C Speakers

Many in the W3C community — including staff, chairs, and Member representatives — present W3C work at conferences and other events. Below you will find a list some of the talks. All material is copyright of the author, except where otherwise noted.

Listing is based on the following search constraints:

  • Possible presentation dates: past few months and upcoming
  • Technology area: Browsers and Other Agents

January 2014

  • 2014-01-30 (30 JAN)

    Typographers’ evening

    by Chris Lilley

    Microsoft Typography

    Seattle, USA

    Relevant technology areas: Web Design and Applications and Browsers and Other Agents.


    An evening of typographic discussion with the Seattle type community. Meeting starts 8pm.

    Location: Barrel Thief | Fremont
    3417 Evanston Ave. N. #102
    Seattle, WA 98103

  • 2014-01-31 (31 JAN)
    XForms is a web language which, as the name suggests, was originally designed for describing forms on the web. It has an number of unusual properties, such as separation of data and presentation, abstract input-output controls that allow for easy adaptation using style-sheets, and a declarative, invariant-based computation engine. After the release of the initial 1.0 version of XForms, it was quickly realised that with a small amount of generalisation, XForms could also be used to describe more general applications than only forms. And so was born version 1.1. This has since been widely adopted in industry (for instance the KNMI is entirely XForms-based, and XForms is an integral part of the Open Document Format ODF), and allowed us to gain experience in its use. One of the interesting pieces of experience is that you can write applications in XForms at about a tenth of the cost of using a language such as Javascript. This talk will present the essential elements of XForms, and then as an example, develop a mapping application that would otherwise require thousands of lines of Javascript. Steven Pemberton has been a researcher at the CWI since the early 80's. He has been active in the web since its beginning, organising two workshops at the first web conference in 1994, and chairing the first style sheets workshop at W3C. He has been involved in developing web technologies based on his research, and is co-author of many well-known technologies, such as HTML, XHTML, CSS, XForms, and RDFa, as well as a number of lesser-known ones.

February 2014

March 2014

  • 2014-03-03 (3 MAR)

    Developing rich multimodal mobile applications using W3C Standards (tutorial)

    by Nagesh Kharidi and Raj Tumuluri

    Mobile Voice Conference

    San Francisco, USA

    Relevant technology areas: Web Design and Applications, Web of Devices, and Browsers and Other Agents.

    Using Openstream’s Cue-me™ platform and AT&T Speech Mashup, participants will learn how the Multimodal Architecture based on World Wide Web Consortium Standards can be used to develop rich multimodal applications. The session will present the W3C MultiModal Interaction (MMI) architecture and how the architecture integrates various components of a multimodal system (speech recognition, text-to-speech, ink annotation, handwriting, camera, etc.), into a smoothly coordinated application. Participants will use Openstream’s Cue-me™ Studio and learn hands-on how to use various components to incorporate rich interactions into an application in a portable, platform-independent way. The developed application will be deployed and run on devices running iOS, Android, Windows, etc.

April 2014

  • 2014-04-03 (3 APR)

    Coloured glyphs in OpenType

    by Chris Lilley

    Libre Graphics Meeting

    Leipzig, Germany

    Relevant technology areas: Web Design and Applications and Browsers and Other Agents.


    Three methods for multicoloured glyphs were added to the ISO Open Font Format (OpenType) specification this January. This talk will examine these methods and look at their strengths and weaknesses. The implementation landscape will also be examined.

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