W3C

Talks by W3C Speakers (2011)

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 2011

February 2011

March 2011

  • 2011-03-01 (1 MAR)

    Internationalisierung bei XML (Internationalization with XML)

    by Felix Sasaki, in cooperation with the Germany and Austria Office

    Markupforum 2011

    Stuttgart, Germany

    Relevant technology area: Semantic Web.

  • 2011-03-01 (1 MAR)

    HTML5, mobile web, and open web standards

    by Eyal Sela

    Guest lecture at The Jerusalem College of Technology

    Jerusalem, Israel

    Relevant technology area: Web Design and Applications.

  • 2011-03-02 (2 MAR)

    Standardisierung ist der Schlüssel - Deutsch-österreichisches Büro des W3C am DFKI Berlin (Standardization is the key - W3C German Austrian Office at DFKI Berlin)

    by Felix Sasaki, in cooperation with the Germany and Austria Office

    CeBIT lab

    Hannover, Germany

  • 2011-03-03 (3 MAR)
  • 2011-03-08 (8 MAR)

    The open web platform - HTML5 and open web standards

    by Eyal Sela

    Guest lecture at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

    Beer Sheva, Israel

    Relevant technology area: Web Design and Applications.

  • 2011-03-11 (11 MAR)

    What's hot on the Web right now - A W3C perspective

    by Armin Haller

    Invited Presentation

    University of Queensland, Australia

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

    Abstract:
    As the title suggests the talk will dive into the current hot topics on the World Wide Web ... but no, you won't hear the latest gossip from Kim Kardashian or in what costume Lady Gaga has appeared at the MTV awards. The talk will be about the technology behind the Web, enabling those breaking news to be published. This technology (i.e. HTTP and HTML) and the Web itself enter their third decade of existence. Still, the Web continues to transform human communication, information sharing, commerce, education, and entertainment. Social networking, cloud computing, and the convergence of Web, television, video and online gaming are among the phenomena stretching the Web in exciting new directions. In this talk, Armin will present what the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), overlooking and steering the development of new Web standards is up to for the third decade of the Web. The W3C community is building an Open Web Platform that will enable the Web to grow and foster future innovation. This talk will present technology highlights of 2011 for advancing the Web platform. Focus topics of this talk will be the new HTML5 standard, the Data for Web Applications initiative which includes the next generation of RDF, and standards that allow people to create Semantic Web enabled Web Apps that have access to data from a variety of sources, including data-in-documents (RDFa) and data-from-databases (W3C's RDB2RDF).
  • 2011-03-11 (11 MAR)
    Abstract:
    The rise of Mobile devices in North America starts to catch up with the rest of the world. Information is being accessed and interact with in many circumstances. We will give you an overview of what it means to think "Mobile First" when developing a Web site. What are the tricks in HTTP, CSS (@viewport, etc) and markup? What are the caveats you should avoid? How to use remote debugging features?
  • 2011-03-13 (13 MAR)

    Secret Revealed: How to be Successful, with Accessibility

    by Shawn Henry

    SXSW interactive

    Austin, TX, USA

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

    Abstract:

    This session is for you if:
    * you want to expand your business, your experience, or your resume; OR
    * you are not yet on the accessibility bandwagon, or even are against accessibility requirements; OR
    * you believe in accessibility, but are having trouble getting your boss and/or clients to support it
    (no matter what your accessibility experience, from new to accessibility to accessibility expert – no matter what your technical level)!

    Forget about checklists.* Put away the standards and guidelines.* Focusing on accessibility regulations won't win you many friends or fame. In this session you'll learn what can bring you friends and fame, along with success and satisfaction. Get the secret to making your website and other products work well for older users, people with disabilities, mobile users, and more. <grab those aging baby boomers by their iPhones>

    If you answer yes to any of these questions, you should come to this session:

    • Do you believe in accessibility but are having trouble getting your boss/clients to support it?
    • Do you think accessibility is a waste of your time and effort? Or, at least not something that you want to work on?
    • Do you want to WOW your current or potential future boss/clients and stand out from the crowd?

    This session challenges the way most people think about accessibility. We'll turn the tables on the technical aspects and take a good look at the human aspects -- and how to use this to advance your business. We'll provide specific guidance on using new resources to improve your organization's accessibility approach and future outlook. You'll get a clear plan and specific tips on how to conduct a buy-in session that will make your life better. (really, it will make your life better) Come away with a fresh approach to design and development of products that work for people, and make you shine.

    * (for a while. we'll show when to come back to them later).

  • 2011-03-15 (15 MAR)

    Making Your UA Accessible to All

    by Shawn Henry

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

    Abstract:

    Accessibility is about designing products so that more people can use them effectively in more situations, specifically people with disabilities and older users. Making products accessible is good business, is important for society, and is a legal requirement in more and more situations. As attention to accessibility of products continues to grow, accessibility of our user assistance will be an even greater factor.

    There are now a plethora of resources on accessibility -- so many that it's hard to know where to start and what applies to your specific situation. This session directs you to key resources so you can get the answers you need fast. It includes a brief update on international accessibility standards, and offers an approach to accessibility based on user-centered design (UCD)/user experience (UX).

    With engaging stories and illustrations, Shawn will show how to use methodologies and techniques from UCD/UX to make your user assistance more usable and effective for more people in more situations -- including older users, people with disabilities, people using mobile devices, and everyone. You'll get specific guidance on using new resources to improve the accessibility approach in your organization, starting now.

    You will learn:

    • The importance of accessibility for individuals, organizations, society, and you yourself
    • Approaches for making all types of UA accessible
    • How accessibility techniques fit well within UCD/UX methodologies
    • The status of international accessibility standards
    • About resources to help you:
      • integrate accessibility into your processes
      • develop a business case for accessibility
      • use accessibility guidelines and standards
      • understand how people with disabilities use technology
      • design for older users
  • 2011-03-17 (17 MAR)

    Interoperabilidad y Reutilización de Información en la Web (Interoperability and Open Data through the Web)

    by Martín Álvarez

    Día de la interoperabilidad 2011 (OGC ILAF)
    (OGC ILAF Interoperability Day 2011)

    Barcelona, Spain

    Relevant technology areas: Web Architecture and Semantic Web.

  • 2011-03-17 (17 MAR)

    Conducting Effective Accessibility Buy-In Sessions: A Key to Success

    by Shawn Henry

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

    Abstract:
    Get a clear plan and specific tips for garnering broad support across an organization for making their websites, software, hardware, and consumer products accessible.
  • 2011-03-17 (17 MAR)

    The Web: a platform for applications on connected devices

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

    Relevant technology areas: Web Design and Applications and Web of Devices.

    Abstract:
    As more and more devices gain access to the network, the need for greater interoperability across these devices raises strongly. Over the past years, and with the arrival of HTML5, the Web is maturing as a development platform, and has a strong role to play as a cross-devices and cross-platform solution.
  • 2011-03-17 (17 MAR)

    Web Accessibility is About People: A Tour of New WAI Resources

    by Shawn Henry

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

    Abstract:
    Accessibility is about making the web work well for real people with disabilities. We'll tour through new WAI resources focusing on the user perspective.
  • 2011-03-24 (24 MAR)

    HTML5 et les nouvelles technologies du Web (HTML5 and the new Web technologies)

    by Dominique Hazaël-Massieux

    43.117 monthly meeting

    Toulon, France

    Relevant technology areas: Web Design and Applications and Web of Devices.

  • 2011-03-24 (24 MAR)

    Verkkopalveluiden saavutettavuus (Accessibility of Web Applications)

    by Ossi Nykänen

    E-osallisuus, esteettömyys ja maahanmuuttajat -seminaari
    (E-participation, accessibility and immigrants -seminar)

    Helsinki, Finland

    Relevant technology area: Web Design and Applications.

  • 2011-03-27 (27 MAR)
  • 2011-03-27 (27 MAR)

    HTML5 forms and microdata

    by Akiva Levy, in cooperation with the Israel Office

    Relevant technology area: Web Design and Applications.

  • 2011-03-27 (27 MAR)

    Introduction to the canvas API and use examples

    by Yehonatan Daniv, in cooperation with the Israel Office

    Relevant technology area: Web Design and Applications.

  • 2011-03-31 (31 MAR)

    The power of Mobile Web Applications

    by Dominique Hazaël-Massieux

    Relevant technology areas: Web Design and Applications and Web of Devices.

April 2011

May 2011

  • 2011-05-01 (1 MAY)

    Usability, accessibility and inter-operability standards for multimodal mobile healthcare and clinical trials (panel)

    by Raj Tumuluri and Deborah Dahl

    Relevant technology areas: Web Design and Applications and Web of Devices.

    Abstract:
    Recent advances in mobile technologies are heralding new ways to provide quality patient-care, reducing time-to-bring life-saving drugs to the market and increasing the efficacy of Clinical Trials. Current mobile application trends are geared to reduce wastage and loss of life due to poor compliance. However, the lack of convenient and accessible user interfaces has been limiting the success and wide-scale adoption of these mobile applications. Several standards bodies have taken notice of this fact and the newW3C standards work on multimodal interaction will address the interactivity and accessibility needs of the young and old alike. Recent developments in context-aware user-interfaces and standards that combine touch-tap and speech have made the consumer-class of mobile devices interfaced with other measuring instruments, a viable option for high-quality medical services and are now available for remote patients and urgent cases. The Internet, World Wide Web (WWW), Mobile Devices as a global information infrastructure now offer a low cost environment for telemedicine applications. The new multimodal interfaces improve interaction with these healthcare applications make them ideal for effective collaboration in a natural way through mobile devices. In this session we will present the current standardization effort in this area,discuss the inter-operability of the multimodal healthcare applications and the new trends in health careand monitoring applications. We will also review the best practices for ensuring that these applications meet the usability and accessibility needs of patients and care-givers.
  • 2011-05-03 (3 MAY)

    Information Standards - what? why? how?

    by Olle Olsson

    Lecture on information standards

    Stockholm, Sweden

  • 2011-05-03 (3 MAY)

    차세대 웹 표준 기술 동향 (New Trends of Next Generation Web)

    by Kangchan Lee

    SMART on ICT 2011

    Seoul, Korea

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

  • 2011-05-04 (4 MAY)
  • 2011-05-05 (5 MAY)

    (booth)

    by Olle Olsson

    SICS Open House

    Stockholm, Sweden

  • 2011-05-18 (18 MAY)

    The semantic web and its applications

    by Eyal Sela

    Info2011

    Tel Aviv, Israel

    Relevant technology area: Web Design and Applications.

  • 2011-05-25 (25 MAY)
  • 2011-05-25 (25 MAY)

    Update on international web accessibility standards and support material

    by Shawn Henry

  • 2011-05-26 (26 MAY)

    Get on the Linked Data Web!

    by Armin Haller and Tudor Groza

    Meta 2011

    Canberra, Australia

    Relevant technology area: Semantic Web.

June 2011

July 2011

  • 2011-07-06 (6 JUL)

    Technologies, Standards and Business Disruptions Panel (panel)

    by Dominique Hazaël-Massieux

    Open Data Garage

    Marseilles, France

    Relevant technology area: Semantic Web.

  • 2011-07-27 (27 JUL)

    eGov - content, best practices and tools

    by Eyal Sela

    eGov meetup for the Israeli government webmasters forum

    Jerusalem, Israel

  • 2011-07-27 (27 JUL)

    Open data worldwide and in Israel

    by Eyal Levin, in cooperation with the Israel Office

    eGov meetup for the Israeli government webmasters forum

    Jerusalem, Israel

  • 2011-07-28 (28 JUL)

    Forward look on internet and accessibility

    by Eyal Sela

    Assistive technologies for people with disabilities

    Herzliya, Israel

    Relevant technology area: Web Design and Applications.

August 2011

September 2011

October 2011

November 2011

December 2011

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