Welcome from the W3C
— Introduction of W3C & VBWG —


Kazuyuki Ashimura <ashimura@w3.org>
5 March 2009

South San Francisco

First of all

Thank you very much for coming to Menlo Park and participating in this workshop!

What's W3C?

World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)

An international consortium
Member organizations, a full-time staff, and the public work together to develop Web standards.
The creation of Web standards and guidelines designed to ensure long-term growth for the Web.
Over 400 organizations from all over the the world

Constituents: W3C Member & W3C Team

W3C Member

W3C Team

W3C Members and the Team

W3C Hosts

Three organizations jointly run the W3C


ERCIM in France

Keio in Japan

W3C Offices

W3C's partners

Information about individual Offices

Why standard? : ex. Dry battery

Compatibility & Interoperability

Dry battery

Why standard? : Web as well :)

The Web is World Wide

should be available anywhere, anytime by anybody using any device (One Web)

W3C Recommendation Track

W3C Recommendation Track

Working Groups

(An SVG version of the following picture is also available.)

W3C's Organizational Diagram with WG dependencies

Constituents of Working Group

W3C's WG Structure Diagram

Voice Browser

Integration of Web & speech

Speech Interface Framework & VoiceXML 3.0

A suite of markup specifications aimed at realizing Voice Brwosers
→ VoiceXML 3.0 is the core of the framework.

Speech Interface Framework

Voice Browser Working Group


Ongoing specifications

Recommendations already published


Information sharing

Face-to-Face Meeting

the Voice Browser Working Group

Purpose of this workshop

Making SIV in VoiceXML 3.0 more useful in current and emerging markets

Menlo Park Workshop

Note on WG's activity: Patent policy

Any "Normative technology"

Royalty-Free license commitment

Please join us!

How to join W3C

  1. First of all please become a W3C Member
  2. And then please register with Working Groups

Membership benefits

Please contact me: ashimura@w3.org

More information

These slides are available at

And some more