Philipp Hoschka

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Photo Dr. Philipp Hoschka is a Deputy Director of the W3C. His current work focuses on the "Web of Things", which is about leveraging open Web technology to overcome current silos in the "Internet of Things". In 2012, he launched W3C efforts on automotive, focusing on the use of HTML5 for in-car infotainment apps. Philipp also founded and leads W3C's Ubiquitous Web Domain which has the mission to bring the benefits of Web technology to the emerging "Post-PC" world, including mobile and television devices. In the past, Philipp created W3C's Mobile Web Initiative and pioneered work on integrating audio and video into the Web leading to the W3C Standard SMIL. Philipp has been principal investigator in six EC research projects supporting the Ubiquitous Web Vision (MWeb, 3GWeb, MobiWeb2.0, OMWeb, MobiWebApp, HTML5Apps). Philipp holds a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science, and a Master's Degree in Computer Science from the University of Karlsruhe, Germany. He was visiting scholar at MIT LCS from 1998 until 2002.

W3C Activities




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Hoschka, P. (1998). Compact and Efficient Presentation Conversion Code. IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking. IEEE Transactions on Networking, Vol. 6, No. 4 (pp. 389-396).

Hoschka, P. (1998). An Introduction to the Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language, IEEE Multimedia , Vol. 5, No. 4, Oct.-Dec (pp. 84 -88).

Hoschka, P. (1997). Towards Synchronized Multimedia on the Web, World Wide Web Journal, Vol. 2, No. 2

Bolot, J. & Hoschka, P. (1996). Performance Engineering of the World Wide Web: Application to dimensioning and cache design. Computer Networks and ISDN Systems, vol. 28 (pp. 645-651).

Refereed Conferences

Daoust, F., Hoschka, P., Patrikakis, C. Cruz, R., Nunes, M. & Osborne, D. (2010) Towards Video on the Web with HTML5. In NEM Summit 2010, Barcelona.

Daoust, F. & Hoschka, P. (2009) The W3C mobileOK Checker. In NEM Summit 2009, St. Malo.

Hoschka, P. & Smith, M. (2007) Best Practices: Making Mobile Browsing Better. In MobileHCI07 - Workshop on Mobile Internet User Experience, Singapore, 2007.

Hoschka, P. , & Froumentin, M. (2004) What Graphics Designers should know about the Mobile Web. In SIGGRAPH 2004.

Hoschka, P. (2002). SMIL - An Introduction. In SIGGRAPH 2002 Conference Abstracts and Applications, (pp. 321).

Hoschka, P. (1996). Automating Performance Optimisation by Heuristic Analysis of a Formal Specification. In Reinhard Gotzhein, Jan Bredereke (Ed.), IFIP Formal Description Techniques IX, (pp. 77-92).

Castellucia, C., & Hoschka, P. (1995). A Compiler-Based Approach to Protocol Optimization. In S.-P. Chang (Ed.), Third Workshop on High Performance Communication Subsystems, (pp. 73-78).

Hoschka, P. & Huitema, C. (1994). Automatic Generation of Optimized Code for Marshalling Routines. In Manual Medina & N. Borenstein (Ed.), IFIP TC6/WG6.5 International Working Conference on Upper Layer Protocols, Architectures and Applications, (pp. 131-146).

Hoschka, P. & Huitema, C. (1993). Control Flow Graph Analysis for Automatic Fast Path Implementation. In A. Tantawy (Ed.), Second Workshop on High Performance Communication Subsystems, (pp. 29-33).

Hoschka, P. (1993). Towards Tailoring Protocols to Application Specific Requirements. In IEEE INFOCOM '93, (pp. 647-653).

Non-refereed Articles

Hoschka, P. (2008). W3C Mobile Web Initiative - what's next?. In MWI Team Blog.

Hoschka, P. (2007). MWI: Leading Mobile Web Access to Its Full Potential. In MWI Team Blog.

Hoschka, P. (2006). Mobile Web: the dark horse of mobile data services?. In W3C Mobile Web Best Practices Working Group's Blog


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