The Seventh International
World Wide Web Conference
14 - 18 April 1998
The executive management and select technical staff members of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) will be at WWW7 to present the sole "Annual Report" to the broader Web community on the history, overview, accomplishments and next steps of key activities within the Consortium's four technical Domains: Architecture, User Interface, Technology & Society, and the Web Accessibility Initiative.
Tim Berners-Lee, W3C Director and inventor of the World Wide Web, will deliver WWW7's opening keynote speech and kickoff the three-day W3C Track. As in past WWW conferences, following each presentation will be a panel discussion with W3C staff, working group chairs, and invited industry experts. Following the positive response at last year's WWW6 conference, the W3C Track will close with a "Town Hall" session with W3C executive management, allowing the community to offer feedback on W3C's direction and representation.
Confirmed W3C representatives participating at WWW7 include members of the technical staff, visiting engineers from W3C Member organizations, and management. In addition to Tim Berners-Lee, the executive management includes Jean-François Abramatic, Chairman; Nobuo Saito, Associate Chairman; Alan Kotok, Associate Chairman and Acting Technology & Society Domain Leader; Vincent Quint, Deputy Director for Europe and User Interface Domain Leader; Tatsuya Hagino, Deputy Director for Asia; Judy Brewer, Director of the Web Accessibility Initiative International Program Office; Dan Connolly, Architecture Domain Leader; and Sally Khudairi, Head of Communications.
Leading the World Wide Web to its full potential, the W3C was created to develop common protocols that enhance the interoperability and promote the evolution of the Web. It is an international industry consortium jointly run by the MIT Laboratory for Computer Science (LCS) in the USA, the National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control (INRIA) in France and Keio University in Japan. Services provided by the Consortium include: a repository of information about the World Wide Web for developers and users; reference code implementations to embody and promote standards; and various prototype and sample applications to demonstrate use of new technology. To date, over 235 organizations are Members of the Consortium.
For more information about W3C, see http://www.w3.org/
For more information about WWW7, see http://www7.conf.au/