W3C Media Advisory

W3C to Lead Discussions on HTML5, Linked Open Data at WWW2010



http://www.w3.org/ — 20 April 2010 -- The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) invites WWW2010 conference participants to attend two W3C track sessions on April 29 and 30 in Raleigh, North Carolina (USA). Responding to the Web community’s demand for open discussion on the future of HTML5 and Linked Data, W3C organizes this year an HTML5 camp and a Linked Open Data camp, where developers and researchers can focus on these current hot topics in Web development. The WWW conference is a premier opportunity for W3C to discuss with the community the direction and implementation of these technologies.

Tim Berners-Lee, W3C Director, will lead off the Linked Open Data camp and participate in discussions on topics such as open data deployment in government and managing privacy as the Web of data grows. At the HTML5 camp on April 30, W3C staff will lead discussions on what developers can expect today and in the near future from the open Web platform that is HTML5.

Track participants will — unconference-style — identify two to four topics for discussion in the afternoon of each day-long camp. In addition, W3C invites discussion topic suggestions via the track wikis, and ideas twitter feed (#w3ctrack).

W3C staff, including W3C’s Chief Executive Officer, Jeff Jaffe, will participate in and lead events co-located with WWW2010, including the 7th annual International Cross-Disciplinary Conference on Web Accessibility (W4A2010), the Web Science Conference (WebSci10), and the FutureWeb 2010 (FutureWeb).

All events will take place 26-30 April at the Raleigh Convention Center, in Raleigh, NC.

The annual World Wide Web Conference is (according to the conference site) "a forum for discussion and debate about the evolution of the Web, the standardization of its associated technologies, and the impact of those technologies on society and culture. The conferences bring together researchers, developers, users and commercial ventures – indeed all who are passionate about the Web and what it has to offer."

About the World Wide Web Consortium

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 350 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 and Keio University in Japan, and has additional Offices worldwide. For more information see http://www.w3.org/

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