Talks by W3C Speakers (Recent and Upcoming)

Many in the W3C community — including staff, chairs, and Member representatives — present W3C work at conferences and other events. Below you will find a list some of the talks. All material is copyright of the author, except where otherwise noted.

February 2015

  • 2015-02-26 (26 FEB)

    Estándares Web en la industria editorial (Web Standards for the Digital Publishing Industry)

    by Martín Álvarez

    I #ebookspain open

    Seville, Spain

  • 2015-02-27 (27 FEB)
  • 2015-02-28 (28 FEB)
    The Web was conceived 26 years ago to solve a complex problem: how to allow communication between different research teams using different systems to run and document different experiments. Of course it has evolved enormously since then. HTML5 is just the centerpiece in a network of technologies that form a globally available operating system available on every connected device. It's interactive, it's powerful, it's fascinating and, at times, it's dangerous. And the Web isn't just about documents, images and videos. It's a web of data. Product data, government statistics, geographic data and more. A lot of this data is available for free – after all, so much of what is online is free – but all too often, you get what you pay for. In this talk, W3C Data Activity Lead, Phil Archer, will look at how Web technologies are being applied in areas like automotive, social Web, graphics and geospatial, and how the technologies and concepts that have made the Web so successful can be harnessed to build the Web of data.

March 2015

April 2015

  • 2015-04-02 (2 APR)

    Web apps: a platform for connected devices

    by Dominique Hazaël-Massieux

    HTML5/Webapps workshop

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    Relevant technology areas: Web Design and Applications and Web of Devices.

  • 2015-04-14 (14 APR)

    Web Accessibility for People with Cognitive Disabilities

    by Deborah Dahl

    Philly Tech Week -- EvoHaX

    Philadelphia, PA, USA

    Relevant technology areas: Web Design and Applications and Browsers and Other Agents.

    This talk will discuss recent activities at the W3C aimed at improving web accessibility for people with cognitive disabilities such as Down Syndrome, dementia, aphasia and dyslexia.
  • 2015-04-18 (18 APR)

    20 years of CSS:
 maturity or senility?

    by Daniel Glazman

    Bulgaria Web Summit 2015

    Sofia, Bulgaria, Bulgaria

    Relevant technology areas: Web Design and Applications and Browsers and Other Agents.

  • 2015-04-21 (21 APR)

    Natural Language Interaction with the Web of Things

    by Deborah Dahl

    Mobile Voice Conference 2015

    San Jose, California, USA

    Relevant technology areas: Web of Services and Web of Devices.

    Connected things are becoming more and more ubiquitous -- in the home, industrial settings, public places and many more. The current model for user interaction with all these things is to use conventional apps or web pages, but this approach doesn't scale. As the number of connected things increases, interacting with them through individual UI's becomes impractical. Similarly, if every type of connected thing has its own API this greatly increases the complexity of application development.This talk will discuss how the W3C Multimodal standards EMMA and the Multimodal Architecture address these scalability issues in the Web of Things.

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