Talks by W3C Speakers (Last six months)

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.

November 2015

December 2015

  • 2015-12-04 (4 DEC)

    Multimodal Interaction Standards at the World Wide Web Consortium

    by Deborah Dahl

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

    The W3C Multimodal Interaction Working Group has developed several standards that can be used to represent multimodal user inputs and system outputs. We will discuss three of them in this talk. Extensible Multimodal Annotation (EMMA) represents cross-modality metadata for user inputs and system outputs. Ink Markup Language (InkML) represents traces in electronic ink, for example, for applications such as handwriting or gesture recognition. Finally, Emotion Markup Language (EmotionML) can be used to represent emotions. We will describe these three standards, talk about how they interoperate (including a demo of EMMA and EmotionML), and discuss future directions.
  • 2015-12-10 (10 DEC)

    W3C Developers

    by Guillaume Baudusseau


    Toulon, France


    Le World Wide Web Consortium vient de révéler W3C Developers, un programme qui offre aux développeurs web toutes les ressources et outils nécessaires afin d'apprendre, construire le Web, et rejoindre la communauté des standards du Web.

    En bref, W3C Developers c'est:

    • Les validateurs W3C et autres outils, gratuits et open-source
    • Discourse, pour discuter et apprendre
    • Formations Web via les MOOCs de W3Cx ou W3DevCampus
    • W3C Community Groups pour proposer et incuber les nouvelles techno Web
    • Test the Web Forward
    • Friends, le programme de donations

January 2016

February 2016

March 2016

  • 2016-03-07 (7 MAR)
    The Big Data Europe project is building a powerful and flexible platform designed to meet the needs of a wide variety of researchers. From health to agriculture; from energy, climate, transport and social sciences through to security (the EC's 7 societal challenges). Providing an easy to use and unified toolkit requires that the semantics of the data are discoverable, irrespective of formats. Merging and manipulating multiple datasets or real time data sources may also require a knowledge of permissions and obligations expressed by the data owner. W3C's Data Activity Lead will look briefly at the pilot studies being carried out under the Big Data Europe project and the challenges for standardisation that they present.
  • 2016-03-08 (8 MAR)

    Web Cryptography Workshop (tutorial)

    by Charles Engelke and Laurie White

    O’Reilly Fluent Conference

    San Francisco, CA, USA

    Relevant technology area: Web Design and Applications.

    See workshop detail page for more information and, after the talk, presentation slides.
  • 2016-03-22 (22 MAR)

    State of W3C web performance group

    by Philippe Le Hégaret and Todd Reifsteck


    Santa Clara, CA, USA

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


    The W3C Web Performance Working Group have been working in the last few years to add several new performance related APIs and to evolve the existing ones.

    The session will cover the work of the working group as well as other performance related efforts that are being worked by other groups, so that you can be up to date with the latest developments and with what’s coming next.

    It will also discuss how easy it is to get involved, provide feedback and influence the direction that these standards will take, in order to help shape the future of Web performance and the Web in general.

  • 2016-03-25 (25 MAR)

    The WAI to Web Accessibility: Education & Outreach Update 2016

    by Shawn Henry, Eric Eggert, Brent Bakken, and Sharron Rush

    Relevant technology area: Web Design and Applications.

    Learn how to get the most from new and updated web accessibility educational resources. And learn how you can directly help advance web accessibility.
  • 2016-03-25 (25 MAR)

    WCAG: New Needs, New Work to Enhance WAI Guidelines (panel)

    by Michael Cooper and Judy Brewer

    The Web Accessibility Initiative undertakes new WCAG work and integrates user agent and authoring tool guidance. Come give us your views on priorities!

April 2016

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