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Talks by W3C Speakers (2012)

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 2012

February 2012

March 2012

April 2012

May 2012

June 2012

July 2012

  • 2012-07-03 (3 JUL)
    Abstract:
    In this keynote speech, Phil will reflect on lessons learned from a string of recent conferences, W3C eGov activity, the Using Open Data Workshop, Crossover Project, The EU's ISA Programme and more.
  • 2012-07-06 (6 JUL)

    Ferramentas para visualização de Dados Abertos (Tools for Open Data Visualization)

    by José Manuel Alonso

    Relevant technology area: Web Design and Applications.

    Abstract:
    Data in abundance, this is the scenario. Governments and international institutions are publishing more and more data and growing collection of initiatives in the world that are transforming data into useful information for citizens. This scenario has helped demystify the government's actions, which are then collected by individuals and entities with whom they relate, making more democratic governance through transparency. The visualization of this data it's a design issue which became a great tool to disseminate knowledge and information on government data, facilitating access to the interpretation of the numbers through graphs or images. This conversation in The Developers Conference aims to show data visualization over the last few years and then show the main tools available for building data interfaces that assist in turning data into visual information.
  • 2012-07-06 (6 JUL)

    Ferramentas para visualização de Dados Abertos (Tools for Open Data Visualization)

    by Yasodara Córdova

    Relevant technology area: Web Design and Applications.

    Abstract:
    Data in abundance, this is the scenario. Governments and international institutions are publishing more and more data and growing collection of initiatives in the world that are transforming data into useful information for citizens. This scenario has helped demystify the government's actions, which are then collected by individuals and entities with whom they relate, making more democratic governance through transparency. The visualization of this data it's a design issue which became a great tool to disseminate knowledge and information on government data, facilitating access to the interpretation of the numbers through graphs or images. This conversation in The Developers Conference aims to show data visualization over the last few years and then show the main tools available for building data interfaces that assist in turning data into visual information.
  • 2012-07-06 (6 JUL)

    Ferramentas para visualização de Dados Abertos (Tools for Open Data Visualization)

    by Yasodara Córdova

    Relevant technology area: Web Design and Applications.

    Abstract:
    Data in abundance, this is the scenario. Governments and international institutions are publishing more and more data and growing collection of initiatives in the world that are transforming data into useful information for citizens. This scenario has helped demystify the government's actions, which are then collected by individuals and entities with whom they relate, making more democratic governance through transparency. The visualization of this data it's a design issue which became a great tool to disseminate knowledge and information on government data, facilitating access to the interpretation of the numbers through graphs or images. This conversation in The Developers Conference aims to show data visualization over the last few years and then show the main tools available for building data interfaces that assist in turning data into visual information.
  • 2012-07-09 (9 JUL)

    Semantic Web @ W3C

    by Ivan Herman

    Relevant technology area: Semantic Web.

  • 2012-07-10 (10 JUL)

    Linked Data

    by Phil Archer

    BCS Lunchtime Seminar

    St Peter Port, Guernsey, CI, United Kingdom

    Relevant technology area: Semantic Web.

    Abstract:
    Linked data (a.k.a. linked open data or LOD) is a subset of Semantic Web technologies using just the basics and providing the means to create a Web scale database. A lot of data is published in this way now, in what is called the LOD cloud, including public sector data, mapping data, publishing data and life sciences. You can use any vocabularies and any identifiers for anything but it works best if people use common vocabularies and agreed identifiers for common things. Phil will introduce us to his work on developing vocabularies to describe common things, such as people, places and businesses, and making sure that those vocabularies are stable enough for use by governments.
  • 2012-07-11 (11 JUL)

    W3C WAI Update and Q&A on Web Accessibility (panel)

    by Shawn Henry and Shadi Abou-Zahra

    ICCHP 2012

    Linz, Austria

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

    Abstract:
    In this interactive session we will provide an update on recent and upcoming work at the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), including new opportunities for you to be involved in WAI. We encourage researchers, practitioners, and others to join us to explore how your work intersects with WAI's standards/guidelines and support material for web accessibility. If you would like to submit questions in advance, please e-mail wai-eo-editors@w3.org (a publicly archived list) or wai@w3.org (a WAI staff-only list) with subject: "ICCHP 2012".
  • 2012-07-17 (17 JUL)

    Embracing Accessibility – Go for the Carrots

    by Shawn Henry

    Relevant technology area: Web Design and Applications.

    Abstract:
    Accessibility is essential for designers, developers and organizations who want to create high quality websites and Web tools, and not exclude people from using your online resources. Web accessibility is getting more attention at universities and colleges recently because of new requirements, for example, to meet WCAG. But meeting requirements just one aspect. In this session we'll look at the more exciting reasons to embrace accessibility, and how to reap the technical and financial benefits of accessibility. For example, we'll look at how understanding accessibility principles helps you design websites that work better on mobile devices. With engaging stories and illustrations, Shawn will offer a different approach to accessibility. Instead of focusing on the stick, go for the delicious carrots motivating accessibility.
  • 2012-07-26 (26 JUL)

    HTML5, WAI/ARIA e Acessibilidade

    by Reinaldo Ferraz

    Relevant technology area: Web Design and Applications.

    Abstract:
    Acessibilidade na web é um dos grandes focos do W3C, inclusive na implementação de novos padrões. Nessa apresentação serão mostrados como o HTML5 e Acessibilidade andam juntos quando o assunto e desenvolvimento web. As mais modernas técnicas para implementação de recursos para tecnologias assistivas utilizando WAI/ARIA serão apresentadas nessa palestra.

August 2012

  • 2012-08-07 (7 AUG)
    Abstract:
    In principle the advantages of abstraction in programming are well understood. Yet daily interactions with everyday objects can lead us to confuse the concrete with the abstract, and think that the thing we are dealing with *is* the abstraction. Getting the right level of abstraction can have profound consequences. I believe that there are things we are struggling with today that are the consequences of a mistake in an abstraction made in the 1970's (but I'm not going to tell you which here, in order to heighten the suspense during my talk). This talk will be about data abstractions, and how we use them in XML applications, with a passing reference to the developments in XForms 2.0, and how declarative applications can make your life easier (or save you money, depending on who's doing the actual work).
  • 2012-08-12 (12 AUG)

    Introduction to Designing and Building Multimodal Applications (tutorial)

    by Deborah Dahl

    SpeechTEK

    New York, USA

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

    Abstract:
    This course teaches attendees how to design and build multimodal applications. The emphasis is on mobile applications that combine speech and graphics, but other input modalities such as pen or stylus and sensors are also discussed. The tutorial includes multimodal platforms, development tools, standards, and evaluation of multimodal applications.
  • 2012-08-13 (13 AUG)

    Emotion Markup Language

    by Deborah Dahl, Felix Burkhardt, and Marc Schröder

    SpeechTEK

    New York, USA

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

    Abstract:
    This talk provides an overview of the Multimodal Interaction Working Group's Emotion Markup Language (EmotionML)and describes use cases for emotion-related information in spoken interaction, including emotion recognition, emotion synthesis, and emotion annotation.
  • 2012-08-18 (18 AUG)
  • 2012-08-27 (27 AUG)

    So Vielfältig wie das Web sind die Nutzer (Users are as Diverse as the Web)

    by Shadi Abou-Zahra

    Web Montag
    (Web Monday)

    Hamburg, Germany

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

  • 2012-08-31 (31 AUG)

    W3C and HTML5 standardization (W3C and HTML5 standardization)

    by Manyoung Cho

    차세대 웹표준 HTML5 세미나
    (HTML5 next generation web standard seminar)

    Seoul, Korea

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

September 2012

  • 2012-09-03 (3 SEP)

    The Open Web Platform, Mobile and HTML5

    by Eyal Sela

    Guest lecture at Academic College of Tel Aviv-Jaffa

    Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Israel

    Relevant technology area: Web Design and Applications.

  • 2012-09-05 (5 SEP)
    Abstract:

    Traditionally, web standards in general and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) in particular take a long time from when they are defined by the W3C until they are implemented by browser vendors. This has been a limitation not only for authors, who had to wait even years before they could use certain CSS properties in their web pages, but also fo r the creators of the specification itself, who were not able to test their proposals in practice.

    In this paper we present ALMcss, a JavaScript prototype that implements the CSS Template Layout Module, a proposa l for an addition to CSS to make it a more capable layout language, which has been developed inside the W3C CSS Work ing Group by two of the authors of this paper. We present the rationale of the module and an introduction to its syn tax, before discussing the design of our prototype.

    ALMcss has served us as a proof of concept that the Template Layout Module is not only feasible, but it can be in fact implemented in current web browsers using just JavaScript and the Document Object Model (DOM). In addition, AL Mcss allows web designers to start to use today the new layout capabilities of CSS that the module provides, even be fore it becomes an official W3C specification.

  • 2012-09-11 (11 SEP)

    HTML5 e o futuro da Web

    by Reinaldo Ferraz

    Multimídia sem limites

    SÃO PAULO, Brazil

    Relevant technology area: Web Design and Applications.

    Abstract:
    Palestra sobre as novas funcionalidades e o potencial do HTML5 no desenvolvimento web.
  • 2012-09-13 (13 SEP)

    Masterclass CSS3 (tutorial)

    by Bert Bos, in cooperation with the Benelux Office

    W3C Benelux + ISOC.NL

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    Relevant technology area: Web Design and Applications.

  • 2012-09-20 (20 SEP)

    멀티스크린 환경에서의 웹UI (Web as UI technology on multiscreen environment)

    by Manyoung Cho

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

    Abstract:
    Internet is combined with more CE devices thesedays. Services providers are getting considering screen size fragmentation. In this presentation I'll speech why web technology can be alternative solution for screen size issues.
  • 2012-09-20 (20 SEP)
  • 2012-09-21 (21 SEP)

    Web Accessibility in the Mobile Context

    by Shadi Abou-Zahra

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

  • 2012-09-28 (28 SEP)2012-09-29 (29 SEP)

    Accessible Design with HTML5

    by Rajesh Lal

    2012 HOW Interactive Design

    Washington D.C., USA

    Abstract:
    Learn how to design web interface in HTML5 which supports people with disabilities. An Accessible Interface gives maximum reach to your application’s information, functionalities and benefits, by allowing multiple input methods, different interaction models, and customization based on special needs and limited device supports. The four major disabilities that effect user capabilities are visual, hearing, mobility (difficulty in using the mouse), and cognitive disabilities, which are related to learning abilities. Know how to use the latest technologies to accommodate these users in the user interface. Takeaways 1. Understand the problem around designing interfaces for people with disabilities 2. Learn the standard practices and design guidelines for accessible design 2. Know concrete steps in HTML5 to design and develop web interfaces to accommodate the four kinds of major disabilities

October 2012

  • 2012-10-01 (1 OCT)

    Yandex and W3C

    by Charles McCathieNevile

    ЯК
    (Yet another Conference)

    Moscow, Russia

    Abstract:
    Yandex joined W3C a few weeks ago. Why? Do we think we can have an impact? What do we care about? How does W3C really work, and what will Yandex do there? Yandex' representative to W3C, Chaals gives answers, and answers questions...
  • 2012-10-03 (3 OCT)

    Is HTML5 the future? (panel)

    by Philipp Hoschka

    appsworld

    London, United Kingdom

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

  • 2012-10-03 (3 OCT)

    Linked Data for Science and Industry

    by Michael Hausenblas, in cooperation with the Finland Office

    Relevant technology area: Semantic Web.

    Abstract:
    Our digitalised world is full of data that transform into personally, socially, scientifically, or commercially meaningful information, when properly presented as linked data. The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Finnish Office and Tampere University of Technology (TUT) organise a technology and science symposium on October 3, 2012 that presents the state of the art development and research around Linked Data. The program of the day includes a keynote by the distinguished W3C expert Dr. Michael Hausenblas, and invited expert presentations on various applied research and technology topics.
  • 2012-10-04 (4 OCT)

    More CSS secrets: Another 10 things you may not know about CSS

    by Lea Verou

    Fronteers

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    Relevant technology area: Web Design and Applications.

  • 2012-10-09 (9 OCT)

    W3C Prov Ontology

    by Ivan Herman

    Cambridge Semantic Web Meetup

    Cambridge, MA, USA

    Relevant technology area: Semantic Web.

  • 2012-10-17 (17 OCT)
    Abstract:
    What is internationalization? What is Unicode? If you’ve ever wondered about the details or just want to understand it a bit more, this tutorial provides insights and an overview of the process of internationalization and the fundamentals of designing software for the world. Attendees will understand the overall concepts and the approach necessary to analyze a product for internationalization issues, develop a design or approach and deliver a global-ready solution. The focus will be on architectural approaches and general concepts but will include specific examples and exercises . . . and will be only a little bit technical.
  • 2012-10-19 (19 OCT)

    More CSS secrets: Another 10 things you may not know about CSS

    by Lea Verou

    Web Directions South

    Sydney, Australia

  • 2012-10-19 (19 OCT)
  • 2012-10-22 (22 OCT)
    Abstract:
    The Kindle Paperwhite is the latest generation of e-book reader from Amazon. The globalization team from Lab126 shares the challenges, techniques, and approaches used in creating support for reading in many languages.
  • 2012-10-22 (22 OCT)
    Abstract:
    What is internationalization? What is Unicode? If you’ve ever wondered about the details or just want to understand it a bit more, this tutorial provides insights and an overview of the process of internationalization and the fundamentals of designing software for the world. Attendees will understand the overall concepts and the approach necessary to analyze a product for internationalization issues, develop a design or approach and deliver a global-ready solution. The focus will be on architectural approaches and general concepts but will include specific examples and exercises.
  • 2012-10-26 (26 OCT)

    End-to-end W3C API support

    by Alexandre Morgaut

    JS.everywhere(2012)

    San Jose, CA, USA

    Relevant technology area: Web Design and Applications.

November 2012

December 2012

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