W3C @ WWW08

W3C Track @ WWW2008, Beijing, China
23-24 April 2008

Inside: Introduction - Wednesday 23 April - Thursday 24 April - Press Corner - W3C Booth
Useful links: WWW2008 Programme - Previous W3C Track'07 in Banff


W3C is providing content for the 17th International World Wide Web Conference - WWW2008, to be held at Beijing International Convention Center, on 21-25 April 2008, China. The W3C Track sessions will take place in room 305AB (level 3) of the convention center.

The W3C Track runs for 2 days, from 23 to 24 April 2007.

The World Wide Web Consortium reports on the range of their achievements since last year's conference. W3C currently holds 21 activities managing 69 groups, with the participation of over 420 Member organizations. W3C urges attendees to attend the W3C track and get the opportunity to ask questions to the W3C Members and staff.

In addition to the W3C Track, Tim Berners-Lee, W3C director and inventor of the Web, will give a keynote at the WWW08 banquet, on Thursday 22 April 2008, in People's Hall, Tianamen Square. The keynote title is "The Future of Web Applications".

[For PRESS: a Tim Berners-Lee's press conference is scheduled on Wed. 23 April, at 3pm, at the Beijing International Convention Center (more details in the press corner below).]

Wednesday, April 23 2008

[10:30-12:00] The Web on the Move

W3C Mobile Web Initiative pictogram

Session chair: Dominique Hazaël-Massieux (W3C)

Discover the new ways of accessing the Web that the mobile Web offers: learn how the Web can be used to help development in emerging countries, get a grasp of the similarities between mobile web access and accessibility, imagine what a location-based Web could offer, and keep yourself updated on what's hot in W3C for the Web on mobile devices!

[13:30-15:00] Open Your Data!

W3C Semantic Web logo

Session chair: Ivan Herman (W3C)

Instead of concentrating on the latest technologies, this year's Semantic Web session concentrates on novel application and usage areas of the Semantic Web, as well as reaching out to new communities.

[15:30-17:30] An International Web

Session chair: Felix Sasaki (W3C)

This session gathers the current hottest topics about a truly World Wide Web - "an International Web". There will be presentations about Internationalization on various levels of the Internet and the Web, specific needs of the Chinese market, and general strategies for global outreach or local adoption of emerging technologies.

Thursday, April 24 2008

[10:30-12:00] Integrating the Web in Society

Session chair: Karl Dubost (W3C)

The Web has become one of the main medium to access public information. Our usages, our data, our interactions create new challenges in terms of standards and policies. This session will review how the Web is integrated in the civil society and how it affects it, whether in China or the world over.

[13:30-15:30] What's Hot in Web Content

Session chair: Dan Connolly (W3C)

The Web content landscape is changing fast - this session will demonstrate cutting-edge implementations and explain newly developed technologies for rich, interactive content both inside and outside the browser.

Press Corner

W3C will hold a press conference with Tim Berners-Lee, W3C director and inventor of the Web, at the Beijing International Convention Center, on Wednesday 23 April 2008 at 3pm in room 306.
To attend, please contact the W3C press contacts listed below.

Your W3C press contacts on site at WWW08:

W3C Booth

W3C Communication Material

Brochures and flyers will be available at the W3C booth. Please come by to discuss about W3C's work as well as picking up a copy of our set of brochures related to Web Services, Mobile Web Initiative, Multimodal Web and Mobile Web Best Practices flip cards. Goodies will also be available!

W3C Activities and Recommendations

Each Recommendation not only builds on the previous, but is designed so that it may be integrated with future specifications as well. W3C is transforming the architecture of the initial Web (essentially HTML, URIs, and HTTP) into the architecture of tomorrow's Web, built atop the solid foundation provided by XML.

About the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is an international consortium where Member organizations, a full-time staff, and the public work together to develop Web standards. W3C primarily pursues its mission through the creation of Web standards and guidelines designed to ensure long-term growth for the Web. Over 400 organizations are Members of the Consortium. W3C is jointly run by the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (MIT CSAIL) in the USA, the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM) headquartered in France, Keio University in Japan, and has additional Offices worldwide. For more information see http://www.w3.org/

Marie-Claire Forgue - W3C Track Chair
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