Stéphane is W3C Staff since 1995. Leading the W3C Device Independence Working Group since 2001, he has been a key participant in the development and launch of the W3C Mobile Web Initiative, managing the Device Description Working Group till the end of 2005. At the same time, Stéphane took also part in the management of the Voice and Multimodal Activities. Since 2006, he is leading the W3C work on the Mobile Web for Social Development Interest Group.
As of 1st January 2009, after participating in the Web Foundation Task Force during 2008, Stéphane joined the newly launched World Wide Web Foundation as program manager for the Web in Society program
Before joining W3C and the Web Foundation, Stéphane studied network and telecommunications at ESSTIN, an engineering school in Sophia-Antipolis, France. From 1991 to 1995, he worked on Artificial Intelligence and Knowledge modeling at INRIA.
Dominique is the Activity Lead of the Mobile Web Initiative, serves as staff contact in the Web Real-Time Communications Working Group and the Device APIs Working Group. He also develops tools and applications as part of the W3C Systems Team.
He joined initially W3C’s Communication and Systems Team as a member of the Webmaster Team in October 2000; after having joined then lead the QA Activity until September 2005, Dom took part to the Mobile Web Initiative as Staff Contact for the Best Practices Working Group and later as co-Chair of the Mobile Web Test Suites Working Group.
Dominique holds an engineering degree from the “Grande Ecole” École Centrale Paris.
Philipp Hoschka is a Deputy Director of the W3C. His main interest is bringing the benefits of Web technology to mobile and other non-PC devices. Since 2006, he is leading W3C's Ubiquitous Web Domain which includes W3C's Mobile Web Initiativecreated by Philipp in 2005. In the past, he pioneered work on integrating audio and video into the Web. Philipp founded, chaired and served as editor for the Working Group that developed the W3C Standard SMIL which today is an integral part of mobile phone MMS messaging. Philipp also lead W3C's "Television and the Web" Activity. He previously directed W3C's Architecture Domain, which issues all core XML specifications from the W3C. Philipp chaired numerous W3C workshops that explored new Web developments, such as Workshops on the Mobile Web Initiative, Web Services, Television and the Web, Push Technology and Real-Time Multimedia and the Web. Philipp holds a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science, and a Master's Degree in Computer Science from the University of Karlsruhe, Germany.
Liam joined the W3C in 2000; he's been working with text-based markup and digital typography since nroff days (1981) and with SGML since 1987. He worked for Yuri Rubinsky at SoftQuad Inc. in Toronto, where he was involved in the development of SoftQuad's HoTMetaL, the first commercial HTML editor for the Web, and also with SoftQuad Panorama, a browser plugin to display SGML; this in turn demonstrated a need to standardise the use of SGML on the Web, and Liam was involved in the development of the XML specification.
Liam has been involved in free software since 1983, including lq-text, a text retrieval package for Unix, the GNOME and GIMP projects, a collection of royalty-free pictures from old books, and uses and contributes to Mandriva Linux, and many other open source and free projects.
At the W3C today, Liam is XML Activity Lead and W3C technical participant for the XML Query and XSL (XSL-FO) Working Groups, and alternate contact for several other Working Groups.
Dave is the W3C Staff contact for the System Applications Working Group, Near Field Communications Working Group and the Model-Based UI Working Group. He has been closely involved with the development of Web standards since 1992, contributing to work on HTML, HTTP, MathML, XForms, voice and multimodal interaction, ubiquitous web applications, financial data, privacy and identity. Dave is currently involved in three European FP7 research projects: webinos, Serenoa and COMPOSE, and before that PrimeLife. He has a special interest in the Web of Things. In addition to work on standards, Dave is a keen programmer, and has developed experimental web browsers (e.g. Arena), a plugin for rendering math from natural language (EzMath), a tool for cleaning up HTML (Tidy), a web page library for HTML slide presentations (Slidy), a Firefox add-on for enhanced privacy (Privacy Dashboard), and most recently, work on real-time browser-based multi-user editing of HTML and XML. He was educated in England and obtained his doctorate from the University of Oxford, and is a visiting professor at the University of the West of England. For more information see Dave's home page.