eBooks & i18n: Richer Internationalization for eBooks on 4 June 2013 in Tokyo, Japan, will investigate international functionality that needs to be added to the Open Web Platform. The Open Web Platform includes core W3C technologies such as HTML, CSS, SVG, XML, XSLT, XSL-FO, PNG, RDF, and many more, that are used extensively in eBooks and eBook production.
The goal is to make the various eBook reading platforms suitable for electronic books that use the printing and typesetting traditions of different cultures. If you are interested in participating, please submit a position paper by 30 April 2013. See the Call for Participation for details.
The deadline for speaker submissions for the 6th MultilingualWeb Workshop (March 12–13, 2013 in Rome, Italy) is this Friday (January 18 at 23:59 UTC).
With a keynote by Mark Davis and Vladimir Weinstein (Google), special breakout sessions on linked open data and other critical topics, this Workshop is set to continue the tradition of excellence set by the previous six Workshops, and will provide an outstanding forum for thought leaders to share their ideas and gain critical feedback.
While the organizers have already received many excellent submissions, there is still time to make a proposal, and we encourage interested parties to do so by the deadline. With over 100 attendee registrations already submitted for the Workshop, we are certain to have a large and diverse audience and stimulating discussion about all of the presentations.
For more information, please visit the Rome Workshop Call for Participation.
12–13 March 2013 in Rome, Italy, hosted by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations.
The W3C announces today the sixth in a series of workshops exploring the mechanisms and processes needed to ensure that the World Wide Web lives up to its potential around the world and across barriers of language and culture.
Anyone may attend at no charge and the W3C welcomes participation by both speakers and non-speaking attendees. Early registration is encouraged due to limited space.
Building on the success of five highly regarded previous workshops in Madrid, Pisa, Limerick, Luxembourg, and Dublin, this workshop will emphasize the application of theory and technology to meet practical needs. The workshop brings together participants interested in the best practices and standards needed to help content creators, localizers, language tools developers, and others meet the challenges of the multilingual Web. It provides further opportunities for networking across communities that span the various aspects involved. We are particularly interested in speakers who can demonstrate novel solutions for reaching out to a global, multilingual audience. Registration now online.
W3C Workshop, Call for Participation: The Multilingual Web – Linked Open Data and MultilingualWeb-LT Requirements
11 – 13 June 2012, Dublin, Ireland, hosted by Trinity College Dublin.
Organized by the MultilingualWeb-LT Working Group, the purpose of this workshop is two-fold: first, to discuss the intersection between Linked Open Data and Multilingual Technologies (11 June), and second, to discuss Requirements of the W3C MultilingualWeb-LT Working Group (12 – 13 June). For more information, see the Call for Participation.
Participation is free. We welcome participation from both speakers and non-speaking attendees. However, whereas future MultilingualWeb workshops will continue the wide-ranging format of previous MultilingualWeb events, and will aim again at a larger audience, attendees for this workshop are required to participate actively in discussions and will need to submit a position statement for the workshop registration. There are limited spaces available.
The MultilingualWeb Working Group aims to define meta-data for web content (mainly HTML5) and “deep Web” content (for example a CMS or XML files from which HTML pages are generated) that facilitates its interaction with multilingual technologies and localization processes.
Ivan Herman, Semantic Web Activity Lead at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), will deliver the keynote talk at the upcoming MultilingualWeb workshop. This 4th MultilingualWeb workshop will be held in Luxembourg, hosted by the Directorate-General for Translation (DGT) of the European Commission.
Ivan will give an overview of the current work done at the W3C related to the Semantic Web, Linked Data, and related technical issues. The goal is not to give a detailed technical account but, rather, to give a general, and accessible, overview and use this is a basis for further discussions on how that particular technology can be used for the general issue of Multilingual Web.
Formerly head of the worldwide W3C Offices program, Ivan has been with the W3C since 2001, and also holds a tenure position at the Centre for Mathematics and Computer Sciences (CWI) in Amsterdam. He is a member of IW3C2 (International World Wide Web Conference Committee), and of SWSA (Semantic Web Science Association), the committee responsible for the International Semantic Web Conferences series.
The MultilingualWeb project is looking at best practices and standards related to all aspects of creating, localizing and deploying the Web multilingually. The project aims to raise the visibility of existing best practices and standards and identify gaps, with a view to helping content creators, localizers, tools developers, and others meet the challenges of the multilingual Web.
Participation is free. We welcome participation from both speakers and non-speaking attendees. For more information and to register, see the Call for Participation.
15 – 16 March 2012, Luxembourg. Co-located with the European Commission’s Language Technology Showcase Days, and hosted by the Directorate-General for Translation (DGT) of the European Commission.
The MultilingualWeb project is looking at best practices and standards related to all aspects of creating, localizing and deploying the Web multilingually. The project aims to raise the visibility of existing best practices and standards and identify gaps. The core vehicle for this is a series of four events which are planned over two years.
After three highly successful workshops in Madrid, Pisa, and Limerick, this final workshop in the series will continue to investigate currently available best practices and standards aimed at helping content creators, localizers, tools developers, and others meet the challenges of the multilingual Web.
Participation is free. We welcome participation from both speakers and non-speaking attendees. For more information, see the Call for Participation
If you are planning to attend the W3C MultilingualWeb Workshop in Pisa, Italy on 4-5 April 2011 and you haven’t yet registered, please do so as soon as possible to secure a place. The workshop is free and open to the public.
The program is packed with interesting speakers and we are looking forward to another great workshop, with plenty of excellent networking opportunities.
If you have yet to book a hotel, don’t forget to check out the list of hotels with specially negotiated prices.
For more information see the Call for Participation.
The MultilingualWeb project, funded by the European Commission and coordinated by the W3C, is looking at best practices and standards related to all aspects of creating, localizing and deploying the multilingual Web. The project will raise visibility of what’s available, identify gaps, and provide networking opportunities via a series of four events, over two years.
The program for the Pisa workshop is filling up. If you are still intending to submit a talk proposal, please do so as soon as possible in order to secure a place. We advise you not to wait until the March 1st deadline.
We have already accepted many interesting talks, and are looking forward to hearing speakers from organizations such as CNGL, CWI/W3C, DFKI, Facebook, FAO of the UN, Lionbridge, Microsoft, Opera, SAP, TAUS, Thompson Reuters, and many others.
See the Call for Participation for details about how to register for the workshop and propose a talk.
The MultilingualWeb project, funded by the European Commission and coordinated by the W3C, is looking at best practices and standards related to all aspects of creating, localizing and deploying the multilingual Web. The project will raise visibility of what’s available and identify gaps via a series of four events, over two years.
The next workshop takes place in Pisa, Italy on 4-5 April 2011.
The W3C India Office is organizing an International Conference “World Wide Web: Technology, Standards and Internationalization – 2010” in New Delhi on May 6-7, 2010.
The conference will focus on promoting and proliferating W3C Standards in India to enable seamless Web access in Indian languages. One of the major topics covered in the conference will be Internationalization, especially in light of the complexity of implementing Indian languages.
Core Technology Tracks in the Conference include:
- W3C and Web Technologies
- Internationalization Aspects in W3C
- Web Access through mobile and hand-held devices
- CSS and Styling issues
- Web Architecture and Semantic Web
- Human Machine Interface for the Web
- Web Content Accessibility in Indian Languages
- W3C and E-Governance
The Conference will also attempt to evolve a Roadmap for proliferation and specific requirements for Indian Languages in W3C and associated standards.
See the W3C India Website.
A call has gone out for a Workshop on Conversational Applications — Use Cases and Requirements for New Models of Human Language to Support Mobile Conversational Systems, 18-19 June 2010, Hosted by Openstream, NJ, US
Scope of the Workshop Submissions must describe (1) requirements and use cases for improving W3C standards for conversational interaction and (2) how the use cases justify one or more of these topics:
- Formal notations for representing grammar in: Syntax, Morphology, Phonology, Prosodics
- Engine standards for improvement in processing: Syntax, Morphology, Phonology, Lexicography
- Lexicography standards for: parts-of-speech, grammatical features and polysemy
- Formal semantic representation of human language including: verbal tense, aspect, valency, plurality, pronouns, adverbs, etc.
- Efficient data structures for binary representation and passing of: parse trees, alternate lexical/morphologic analysis, alternate phonologic analysis
- Other suggested areas or improvements for standards based conversational systems development
Experts in the following technology areas would be welcome.
- computational linguistics
- speech prosody
- mobile applications
- MMI/voice technology
For more information see http://www.w3.org/2010/02/convapps/cfp.html