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Shift into High Gear on the Web

W3C Workshop on Web and Automotive
14-15 November 2012, Rome, Italy

[Web and Automotive] Shift Into High Gear on the Web; W3C Workshop; 14-15 November 2012, Rome, Italy


W3C gratefully acknowledges Intel Open Source Technology Center for hosting this workshop.





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Topics for the Workshop

The Program Committee will be looking at these topics as the top five for the Workshop:

  • Putting safety first
  • Relationship between the car and the mobile phone
  • Creating markets for automotive applications
  • Improving quality and reducing costs through Web technologies
  • Unique opportunities for the automotive user experience

Other hot topics under consideration include:

  • Accessibility
    • Accessibility of the Web matters in automotive technology.
    • Opportunities to improve access by all people, everywhere, including those with physical, auditory, cognitive, neurological, speech, or visual disability.
  • Advertising
    • Opportunities for context based advertising in the car.
  • Browser-based Applications
    • Execution models for applications, e.g. foreground applications and background services, smart notifications, and the interface with the context manager.
    • The role of trusted applications in relation to API design.
    • The role of docked smart phones and technologies like MirrorLink.
    • HTML5 profiling for automotive, especially new user interfaces.
    • New automotive-specific requirements for HTML5.
  • Driver Distraction and Situational Awareness
    • Boosting driver awareness of current and upcoming conditions.
    • Minimising distractions in safety critical situations.
    • Reducing the effort needed to recognize and act upon notifications.
  • Networking and Web Management
    • Support for intermittent access to the network.
    • Enabling other third party devices to be context aware and connect to the car.
    • Machine to Machine (M2M) communication, e.g. for upcoming hazards
    • Synchronization with other devices, e.g. on home networks.
    • Extending the web run-time to cope with novel input and output mechanisms.
    • Monetization of services and vendor neutral payment solutions.
  • Security, Privacy and Trust
    • Requirements and design patterns for security, privacy and trust.
    • Signed applications for installed and remotely hosted applications.
  • Personalization, Interoperability and Interactivity
    • User preferences, e.g. when a car is shared by different people or family members.
    • Use cases and requirements for context awareness.
    • Vocal and multi-modal user interfaces, combining local and remote speech processing.