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Talks by W3C Speakers (2009)

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.

January 2009

February 2009

March 2009

April 2009

May 2009

June 2009

July 2009

  • 2009-07-02 (2 JUL)

    W3C: a Use Case for Web Technologies

    by Klaus Birkenbihl, in cooperation with the Australia Office

    NICTA, Queensland Research Laboratory

    Brisbane, Australia

    Abstract:
    W3C develops Web standards and technologies. W3C this is ~400 members, working on Technologies and Standards; 55 team members coordinating this work; 17 Offices acting as local points of contact. Team, members, and Offices are distributed over the world. The talk introduces to the work of W3C and presents its players, goals, the technologies and the way of working. The glue that keeps it together is: the Web. Communication, dissemination, presentation, documentation, archiving, work management ... there is nearly no aspect of work that is not heavily dependent on Web or Internet technologies. By avoiding applications that are based on proprietary technologies there is quite some flexibility in extending and combining applications. The talk introduces to technologies, and shows how technologies and work flows are interwoven and how W3C not only gains from using its own standards and technologies but also proves that they are are workable and feasible.
  • 2009-07-07 (7 JUL)

    Acceso a la Información Pública y Redes Sociales (Access to Public Information and Social Networking Sites) (panel)

    by José Manuel Alonso

    V Congreso Internet, Derecho y Política
    (5th Internet, Law and Politics Conference)

    Barcelona, Spain

    Relevant technology areas: Web Design and Applications and Semantic Web.

  • 2009-07-10 (10 JUL)

    Web技術の現状と将来 (Current web technology )

    by Masao Isshiki

    オープンソースカンファレンス 2009 Kansai
    (Open Source Conference 2009 Kansai)

    Kyoto, Japan

  • 2009-07-13 (13 JUL)

    A crise do Governo Eletrônico (The crisis of e-Government)

    by Vagner Diniz and Carlos Cecconi

    Local e-government conference Steering Committee Meeting

    Campinas, Brazil

    Relevant technology areas: Web Design and Applications and Semantic Web.

  • 2009-07-13 (13 JUL)

    O crescimento da web (The web growing)

    by Vagner Diniz and Carlos Cecconi

    Web Design Trainning

    São Paulo, Brazil

  • 2009-07-13 (13 JUL)

    O Governo Eletrônico segundo o W3C (E-Government according to W3C)

    by Vagner Diniz

    Relevant technology areas: Web Design and Applications and Semantic Web.

  • 2009-07-14 (14 JUL)

    WCAG 2.0 ist da, was nun? (WCAG 2.0 is here, what now?)

    by Shadi Abou-Zahra

    IKT Forum 2009
    (ICT Forum 2009)

    Linz, Austria

    Relevant technology area: Web Design and Applications.

  • 2009-07-20 (20 JUL)

    Web Accessibility, Universal Design, and Standardization (panel)

    by Judy Brewer

    Relevant technology area: Web Design and Applications.

  • 2009-07-20 (20 JUL)

    Accessibility: It's for Everyone and Everything

    by Shawn Henry

    Relevant technology area: Web Design and Applications.

    Abstract:

    Accessibility is a key aspect of high-quality web sites, yet the benefits of accessibility for web designers and for web users are not widely understood. Yes, accessibility is critically important for users with vision, hearing, physical, and cognitive disabilities. But the fundamental design practices behind accessibility also streamline the site-development process and open the doors to key markets, such as mobile phones and other alternative browsing devices.

    Accessibility is also on the forefront of cutting-edge technical development—with the W3C's standards draft for Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA), for example.

    The bottom line: following today's best practices for accessibility is a great way to make your web site shine for users on the front end, and for developers on the back end. Learn how the latest specifications and development practices can expand your audience, streamline your development, and make your sites available to everyone and everything.

    Discount "Passport" registration code: S9W06

  • 2009-07-21 (21 JUL)

    Accessibility in a Web 2.0 World

    by Shawn Henry

    Relevant technology area: Web Design and Applications.

    Abstract:

    Discount "Passport" registration code: S9W06

    Web 2.0, Ajax, rich web applications, blogs, wikis—the web continues to develop. What are the accessibility issues in this next-generation web? Scripting, once a no-no for accessibility, is a key aspect. Join us to get the latest on how the W3C's new web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0), Authoring Tools Accessibility Guidelines (ATAG), and Accessible Rich Internet Applications Suite (WAI-ARIA) address these web developments. Learn how to take advantage of current and developing strategies to make dynamic web content and applications accessible.

  • 2009-07-24 (24 JUL)

    WCAG 2.0 Test Samples Repository

    by Shadi Abou-Zahra

    Relevant technology area: Web Design and Applications.

  • 2009-07-27 (27 JUL)

    Ex-XHTML HTML

    by Doug Schepers

    The Summer XML 2009 Conference

    Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

    Relevant technology areas: Web Design and Applications and XML Core Technology.

    Abstract:
    There is a lot of confusion and misinformation about the future of HTML and XML. This presentation will cover some of the differences (and similarities) between HTML5, XHTML, and XHTML2, discuss the future roadmap of X/HTML and XML in browsers.
  • 2009-07-28 (28 JUL)

    Open Graphics and the Sustainable Web: Scalable Vector Graphics and Canvas

    by Doug Schepers

    The Summer XML 2009 Conference

    Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

    Relevant technology areas: XML Core Technology and Web Design and Applications.

    Abstract:
    This is an introductory presentation on SVG, Canvas, and how they fit into the larger Web ecosystem.

August 2009

  • 2009-08-06 (6 AUG)

    The Role of W3C in Education

    by Doug Schepers

    WE Rock Tour (Web Education)

    Chattanooga, TN, USA

    Abstract:
    An overview of W3C, and the role of Web standards in education and outreach (and vice versa).
  • 2009-08-10 (10 AUG)

    Memory management in streaming: buffering, lookahead, or none. Which to choose?

    by Mohamed ZERGAOUI

    Balisage

    Montréal, Canada

    Relevant technology areas: Web Design and Applications and XML Core Technology.

    Abstract:
    Although the ideal approach to streaming is to process markup events as soon as they are encountered, with no memory needing to be used for storing parts of the input document, this is not always feasible, and in practice it is useful to consider "near-streaming" approaches that involve a limited amount of buffering or lookahead. In the extreme, however, such approaches degenerate until they are indistinguishable from non-streaming processes. This paper attempts a classification of streaming and near-streaming processing methods using different approaches to memory management, and discusses the advantages and disadvantages of each.
  • 2009-08-11 (11 AUG)

    Automatic XML Namespaces

    by Liam Quin

    Balisage

    Montreal, Canada

    Relevant technology area: XML Core Technology.

    Abstract:
    The XML community has lived with XML namespaces for a decade. They are useful to the point of seeming indispensable, they are ubiquitous, and yet they are at the same time unwieldy and flawed. Namespace declarations can be inconvenient to remember, and errors in them are frequently the source of subtle and hard-to-diagnose errors. From a programming perspective, namespaces provide scope and disambiguation; from a document authoring perspective, namespaces provide headaches. By introducing a single new feature namespace declarations could be simplified and namespace functionality enhanced without losing the existing benefits of namespaces. Let’s talk about making namespace lemonade from namespace lemons.
  • 2009-08-11 (11 AUG)

    Visual Designers: Those XML tools with no angle bracket at all!

    by Mohamed ZERGAOUI

    Balisage

    Montréal, Canada

    Relevant technology areas: Web Design and Applications and XML Core Technology.

    Abstract:
    Is the future of XML planned to be without XML? Visual tools are everywhere and XProc might be the first XML dialect to be immediately available with its visual editor. After erratic evolutions, visual tools have become more and more precise (even HTML+CSS tools are now very powerful), and are become more and more main stream. Could we imagine dealing with XML Schema without descent Visual Tools? We will show in this presentation an overview of where we do XML without seeing any angle bracket and the places where we expect to have some equivalent tools soon.
  • 2009-08-12 (12 AUG)

    Multilingualism and Accessibility (panel)

    by Vagner Diniz

    Relevant technology area: Web Design and Applications.

  • 2009-08-26 (26 AUG)

    Improving Dialogs with EMMA

    by Deborah Dahl

    SpeechTEK

    New York, USA

    Relevant technology area: Web of Devices.

    Abstract:
    The Extensible MultiModal Annotation specification (EMMA) is a standard of the World Wide Web Consortium for representing user input. EMMA is most commonly used for representing the interpretation of spoken input in dialogs. However, EMMA provides a great deal of additional information that can also be taken advantage of in speech applications. This presentation will discuss various ways in which this additional information can be used. As one example, EMMA includes information about the duration of an utterance. Given the number of words in an utterance and its duration, the speech rate can be determined. A slow speech rate might be an indication of a novice user, which in turn could allow the system to provide novice prompts or to slow its own speech rate. EMMA information can also be useful in log analysis. For example, if the average lag between the end of a specific system prompt and the beginning of the user’s response tends to be relatively long, this could be an indication that the prompt is complex or confusing. A number of other ways to exploit EMMA data will also be discussed.
  • 2009-08-26 (26 AUG)
  • 2009-08-26 (26 AUG)

    E-government according to W3C

    by Vagner Diniz, Vagner Diniz, and Carlos Cecconi

    CONSEGI Congresso Internacional Software Livre e Governo Eletrônico
    (International Conference on Free Software and E-government)

    Brasilia, Brazil

    Relevant technology areas: Web Design and Applications and Semantic Web.

  • 2009-08-29 (29 AUG)

    Introduction to the Semantic Web (tutorial)

    by Ivan Herman, in cooperation with the China Office

    第三届中国语义万维网研讨会 (CSWS 2009)
    (The Third Chinese Semantic Web Symposium)

    Nanjing, China

    Relevant technology area: Semantic Web.

  • 2009-08-30 (30 AUG)

    State of the Semantic Web

    by Ivan Herman, in cooperation with the China Office

    第三届中国语义万维网研讨会 (CSWS 2009)
    (The Third Chinese Semantic Web Symposium)

    Nanjing, China

    Relevant technology area: Semantic Web.

September 2009

October 2009

  • 2009-10-07 (7 OCT)

    W3C and the Social Web

    by Dominique Hazaël-Massieux, in cooperation with the Italy Office

    Relevant technology area: Web of Devices.

    Abstract:
    An increasing number of our social interactions are now done through the Web: this Social Web offers numerous innovation opportunities for enriching both the personal and work life of its participants. But beyond these opportunities, there are still many technical, policy and social challenges that need to be addressed, some of which W3C has started to tackle, through a workshop early 2009, and an ongoing incubator group dedicated to that topic.
  • 2009-10-07 (7 OCT)
  • 2009-10-09 (9 OCT)

    Opening up social networks

    by Renato Iannella, in cooperation with the Australia Office

    Relevant technology area: Web Design and Applications.

    Abstract:
    The W3C Social Web Incubator Group (XG) has been investigating challenges with the purpose to define a number of new standards that can address the needs of the social web users and balance the needs from the servicer providers. This talk will look at the social profile portability needs and the policy (privacy and rights) directions needed to break down the “walled gardens” of social networks
  • 2009-10-09 (9 OCT)

    Web acessibility

    by Vagner Diniz and Leda Spelta

    37th SECOP

    Salvador, Brazil

  • 2009-10-12 (12 OCT)

    Mobile Web Best Practices

    by Phil Archer

    London Web Standards Meetup

    London, United Kingdom

    Relevant technology area: Web of Devices.

    Abstract:

    How do you create great content for mobile? What do you do differently compared with the desktop world? How do you make sure that no matter what device someone is using, they will be able to access your content and services while on the move? Do you create completely separate mobile and desktop versions?

    These are the sorts of questions addressed in the W3C’s own Mobile Web Best Practices course. Phil Archer, who leads the training course at W3C, will argue that a standards-based approach is an important foundation but what’s really required is a different way of thinking that reflects the stark difference between a user sitting in front of a desk and one sitting on a park bench, or a bus, a restaurant table or wherever.

    Designing for mobile consumers is the key, rather than designing for mobile technology.

  • 2009-10-14 (14 OCT)
    Abstract:
    Talk given within SENAC booth, a W3C Brazil partner, at the Exhibition area.
  • 2009-10-14 (14 OCT)
  • 2009-10-14 (14 OCT)
    Abstract:
    The tutorial will provide you with a good understanding of the many unique characteristics of non-Latin writing systems, and illustrate the problems involved in implementing such scripts in products. It does not provide detailed coding advice, but does provide the essential background information you need to understand the fundamental issues related to Unicode deployment, across a wide range of scripts. It has also proved to be an excellent orientation for newcomers to the conference, providing the background needed to assist understanding of the other talks! The tutorial goes beyond encoding issues to discuss characteristics related to input of ideographs, combining characters, context-dependent shape variation, text direction, vowel signs, ligatures, punctuation, wrapping and editing, font issues, sorting and indexing, keyboards, and more. The concepts are introduced through the use of examples from Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Arabic, Hebrew, Thai, Hindi/Tamil, Russian a nd Greek. While the tutorial is perfectly accessible to beginners, it has also attracted very good reviews from people at an intermediate and advanced level, due to the breadth of scripts discussed. No prior knowledge is needed.
  • 2009-10-14 (14 OCT)
    Abstract:
    This short tutorial explains how to go about creating XHTML and HTML pages containing text written in the Arabic or Hebrew scripts. The tutorial examines how best to achieve the correct effect for these bi-directional scripts using appropriate markup, CSS properties and Unicode code points or entities. It covers the basics, and goes beyond to provide recommended techniques for some of the tricky situations that even native speakers can struggle with. The tutorial assumes a basic familiarity with the bi-directional characteristics of Arabic and Hebrew, as well as a basic knowledge of HTML and CSS.
  • 2009-10-14 (14 OCT)
    Abstract:

    What is internationalization? What do developers, product managers, or quality engineers need to know about it? How does a software development organization incorporate internationalization into the design, implementation, and delivery of an application?

    This tutorial track provides an introduction to the topics of internationalization, localization and globalization. Attendees will understand the overall concepts and approach necessary to analyze a product for internationalization issues, develop a design or approach, and deliver a global-ready solution. The focus is on architectural approaches and general concepts, but will include specific examples and exercises.

  • 2009-10-15 (15 OCT)
    Abstract:
    The World Wide Web consortium (W3C) claims to "lead the Web to its full potential". The talk illustrates by whom and how it is done. One part of the concept are the W3C Offices. The first W3C Offices were part of a project that was initiated by W3C with support from the EU in 1997. Offices were established to improve the regional presence of W3C and to overcome language barriers. The first 4 Offices were in UK, Netherlands, Germany and Greece. It will be outlined why the Offices program turned out to be a success and what are the challenges and chances for the future.
  • 2009-10-15 (15 OCT)

    W3C y Linked Open Data (W3C and Linked Open Data)

    by Martín Álvarez

    Jornada sobre Interoperabilidad del ITI
    (ITI's Conference on Interoperability)

    Valencia, Spain

    Relevant technology area: Semantic Web.

  • 2009-10-15 (15 OCT)

    BCP47: Language and Locale Identification

    by Addison Phillips

    Relevant technology area: Web Design and Applications.

    Abstract:

    In 2006, the IETF issued an updated version of BCP 47 "Tags for Identifying Languages", which updated the way languages are identified in most computer programs and protocols. The latest version of BCP 47 (2009) incorporates over 7,000 new languages and many other improvements. This presentation, from the authors of the updated and previous RFCs, covers:

    • the format of language tags and the language subtag registry
    • the matching algorithms for comparing language tags to user preferences
    • plus distance-based algorithms
    • the new features in BCP 47 and their impact on developers
    and how BCP 47 is being used in:
    • Unicode locales (CLDR)
    • prominent open-source libraries such as ICU
    • companies such as Google and Amazon
  • 2009-10-16 (16 OCT)

    Evolution of the Web on Mobile Devices (panel)

    by Matt Womer

    Mobile 2.0

    San Francisco, California, USA

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

  • 2009-10-16 (16 OCT)

    Developing for Mobile with HTML5

    by Matt Womer

    Mobile 2.0

    San Francisco, California, USA

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

  • 2009-10-21 (21 OCT)

    Browser Standardization

    by Philipp Hoschka

    Mobile Web and Applications 2009

    London, United Kingdom

    Relevant technology area: Web of Devices.

  • 2009-10-21 (21 OCT)
  • 2009-10-21 (21 OCT)

    Estándares en la Web (Standards in the Web)

    by Martín Álvarez

    Conferencia IADIS Ibero Americana
    (WWW/INTERNET 2009 Iberoamercian IADIS Conference )

    Madrid, Spain

  • 2009-10-22 (22 OCT)
  • 2009-10-26 (26 OCT)

    Little vs Large Semantics: What's next for the Semantic Web languages? (panel)

    by Ivan Herman

    Relevant technology area: Semantic Web.

  • 2009-10-27 (27 OCT)

    Linked Open Data e Interoperabilidad (Linked Open Data and Interoperability)

    by Martín Álvarez

    Relevant technology area: Semantic Web.

  • 2009-10-27 (27 OCT)

    Semantic Web and microformats

    by Bert Bos

    Relevant technology area: Web Design and Applications.

    Abstract:
    Microformats provide an easy way for people to make certain common kinds of information in Web pages machine-readable. They contribute greatly to the semantic Web. But privacy features are not (yet) part of them.
  • 2009-10-29 (29 OCT)

    The Open Web

    by Steven Pemberton

    NLUUG Najaarsconferentie "Het Open Web"
    (NLUUG Autumn Conference "The Open Web")

    Ede, The Netherlands

    Relevant technology area: Web Design and Applications.

  • 2009-10-29 (29 OCT)

    WAI-ARIA Introduction: Making Advanced Websites and Web Applications Accessible

    by Shawn Henry

    ATIA 2009 Chicago

    Chicago, IL, USA

    Relevant technology area: Web Design and Applications.

    Abstract:
    This presentation introduces WAI-ARIA for Accessible Rich Internet Applications. WAI-ARIA defines a way to make websites and web applications more accessible to people with disabilities. It especially helps with dynamic content and advanced user interface controls developed with Ajax, HTML, JavaScript, and related technologies. With WAI-ARIA, developers can make advanced web applications accessible and usable to people with disabilities. Currently certain functionality used in web applications is not available to some users with disabilities, especially people who rely on screen readers and people who cannot use a mouse. WAI-ARIA addresses these accessibility challenges, for example, by defining new ways for functionality to be provided to assistive technology. More specifically, WAI-ARIA provides a framework for identifying user interaction features, how they relate to each other, and their current state. For example, with WAI-ARIA, developers can identify menus, navigat ion, primary content, and other regions of pages, and thus enable keyboard users to easily move among regions, rather than having to press Tab many times. This session describes the problems that WAI-ARIA addresses, and introduces how WAI-ARIA solves them. We'll also clearly demonstrate the more simple aspects of WAI-ARIA that apply even to basic websites.
  • 2009-10-29 (29 OCT)
  • 2009-10-30 (30 OCT)

    Web技術の現状と将来 (Web Technology now and the future)

    by Masao Isshiki, Kazuyuki Ashimura, and Michael(tm) Smith

    オープンソースカンファレンス 2009 Tokyo/Fall
    (Open Source Conference 2009 Tokyo/Fall)

    Tokyo, Japan

  • 2009-10-30 (30 OCT)

    Introduction to the Semantic Web (tutorial)

    by Ivan Herman

    Company Presentation at Johnson & Johnson

    Philadelphia, USA

    Relevant technology area: Semantic Web.

    Abstract:
    This tutorial gives an overview of the basic Semantic Web Technologies developed at W3C. Using practical examples, the fundamentals of the Resource Description Framework (RDF) are presented, followed by an overview of RDF Schemas (a.k.a. RDF Vocabulary Description Language), the standard Query language (SPARQL), and the Web Ontology Language (OWL), including some of the recent features of OWL 2. The presentation also includes some words on the newest evolution of rules in the Semantic Web, namely RIF. During the presentation examples of practical usage, coming from industrial or governmental applications, are also provided.
    Participants are not expected to have a prior knowledge of Semantic Web technologies.
  • 2009-10-30 (30 OCT)

    Web Accessibility Standards and Guidelines Update 2009

    by Shawn Henry

    ATIA 2009 Chicago

    Chicago, IL, USA

    Relevant technology area: Web Design and Applications.

    Abstract:
    This presentation provides the latest on new international Web accessibility standards from the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), and the U.S. TEITAC Committee report for updating Section 508 and Section 255 standards. WAI's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 published in December 2008 defines how to make websites accessible, including web applications developed with Ajax. In 2009, WAI accessibility guidelines/standards are being updated for browsers and other "user agents", as well as for authoring tools including content management systems (CMS), blog software, social networking sites, and more. This session also covers the overlap between designing for people with disabilities and designing for older users with age-related impairments. We'll review the findings and current work of the WAI-AGE project (Web Accessibility Initiative: Ageing Education and Harmonisation). You'll also get examples of the overlap between making a website accessible for a mo bile device and for people with disabilities. The presentation gives you background and support for promoting web accessibility in a variety of situations, from individual websites to government requirements. You'll get a clear overview of how the different standards relate, a summary of the new requirements, and practical guidance on finding the information you need.

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