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January 23, 2012

Ivan Herman to Keynote at the MultilingualWeb workshop in Luxembourg

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.

December 14, 2011

Video links now available for Limerick MultilingualWeb workshop

Video recordings of speakers at the MultilingualWeb workshop in Limerick are now available, in addition to the previously uploaded slides and IRC notes.

Entitled “A Local Focus for the Multilingual Web”, the workshop surveyed and shared information about currently available best practices and standards that can help content creators and localizers address the needs of the multilingual Web, including the Semantic Web. Attendees also heard about gaps that need to be addressed, and enjoyed opportunities to network and share information between the various different communities involved in enabling the multilingual Web. The second day was given over to an Open Space discussion with breakouts.

Work is under way on a summary report for the workshop, which will be announced in due course.

Building on the success of the Madrid, Pisa and Limerick workshops, preparations have now begun for the next workshop, to be held in Luxembourg, at the European Commission, in March 2012. See the Call for Participation.

Thanks to VideoLectures for hosting the videos.

September 30, 2011

Slides and IRC logs for Limerick MultilingualWeb workshop now available

The MultilingualWeb Workshop in Limerick was once more a success, thanks to the efforts of the excellent speakers and the local organizers, but also thanks this time to the participants themselves who enthusiastically took part in the Open Space discussion organized by TAUS. This will hopefully lead to some longer term initiatives, and most groups are already planning to continue their discussions in Luxembourg, next Spring. We had around 90 attendees.

The program page has now been updated to point to speakers’ slides and to the relevant parts of the IRC logs. Links to video recordings will follow shortly.

There will also be a page pointing to social media reports, such as blog posts, tweets and photos, related to the workshop. If you have any blog posts, photos, etc. online, please let Richard Ishida know (ishida@w3.org) so that we can link to them from this page.

A summary report of the workshop will follow a little later.

September 8, 2011

Registrations are filling up for the MultilingualWeb workshop in Limerick, 21-22 Sept.

Register now if you want to ensure that you get a place.

Participation in the workshop is free, but spaces are limited. We have another great program in place.

The keynote speaker will be Daniel Glazman, of Disruptive Innovations, and co-chair of the W3C CSS Working Group. He is followed by a strong line up in sessions entitled Developers, Creators, Localizers, Machines, Users, and Policy. On the morning of the second day Jaap van der Meer of TAUS will facilitate “Open Space” style discussion sessions, where workshop participants themselves will choose topics to discuss in several breakout groups.

There will be a dinner reception on the evening of 21 September (free of charge, workshop registrants only).

The MultilingualWeb workshops, funded by the European Commission and coordinated by the W3C, look at best practices and standards related to all aspects of creating, localizing and deploying the multilingual Web. The workshops are successful because they attracted a wide range of participants, from fields such as localization, language technology, browser development, content authoring and tool development, etc., to create a holistic view of the interoperability needs of the multilingual Web.

This workshop is co-located with the 16th Annual LRC Conference, and hosted by the LRC (Language Research Centre) and the University of Limerick.

We look forward to seeing you in Limerick!

July 29, 2011

Initial program published for MultilingualWeb Workshop in Limerick

An initial program has been published for the upcoming W3C MultilingualWeb workshop in Limerick, Ireland, 21-22 September 2011. (Co-located with the 16th Annual LRC Conference.)

The keynote speaker will be Daniel Glazman, of Disruptive Innovations, and co-chair of the W3C CSS Working Group. He is followed by a strong line up in sessions entitled Developers, Creators, Localizers, Machines, Users, and Policy.

See the Call for Participation for details about how to register for the workshop. Participation in the workshop is free.

The MultilingualWeb workshops, funded by the European Commission and coordinated by the W3C, look at best practices and standards related to all aspects of creating, localizing and deploying the multilingual Web. The workshops are successful because they attracted a wide range of participants, from fields such as localization, language technology, browser development, content authoring and tool development, etc., to create a holistic view of the interoperability needs of the multilingual Web.

We look forward to seeing you in Limerick!

July 4, 2011

MultilingualWeb workshop, Limerick, speaker deadline approaching!

This is reminder to register for the upcoming W3C MultilingualWeb workshop in Limerick, Ireland, 21-22 September 2011. (Co-located with the 16th Annual LRC Conference.)

See the Call for Participation for details about how to register for the workshop and propose a talk. Participation in the workshop is free.

The MultilingualWeb workshops, funded by the European Commission and coordinated by the W3C, look at best practices and standards related to all aspects of creating, localizing and deploying the multilingual Web. The workshops are successful because they attracted a wide range of participants, from fields such as localization, language technology, browser development, content authoring and tool development, etc., to create a holistic view of the interoperability needs of the multilingual Web.

We look forward to seeing you in Limerick!

May 26, 2011

MultilingualWeb Pisa report now available

A report summarising the MultilingualWeb workshop in Pisa is now available from the MultilingualWeb site. Alongside the summaries are links to slides, video recordings, and the IRC log for each speaker and the discussion sessions.

Entitled “Content for the Multilingual Web”, the workshop surveyed and shared information about currently available best practices and standards that can help content creators and localizers address the needs of the multilingual Web. Attendees also heard about gaps that need to be addressed, and enjoyed opportunities to network and share information between the various different communities involved in enabling the multilingual Web.

The page dedicated to outcomes of the Pisa workshop also points to the program and items in the social media related to the workshop.

Preparations have now begun for the next workshop, to be held in Limerick, Ireland, on September 21-22. It will be co-located with the 16th Annual LRC Conference. See the Call for Participation to register.

May 12, 2011

W3C Workshop, Call for Participation: A Local Focus for the Multilingual Web

21-22 September 2011, Limerick, Ireland. Co-located with the 16th Annual LRC Conference and hosted by the University of Limerick.

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 for the coming two years.

After two highly successful workshops in Madrid and Pisa, this workshop 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

May 4, 2011

MultilingualWeb Pisa slides, video recordings, and IRC notes now available

Slides, video recordings of speakers and IRC notes for the MultilingualWeb workshop in Pisa are now available from the MultilingualWeb site. There are also pointers to blog posts, tweets and photos related to the workshop.

Entitled “Content for the Multilingual Web”, the workshop surveyed and shared information about currently available best practices and standards that can help content creators and localizers address the needs of the multilingual Web, including the Semantic Web. Attendees also heard about gaps that need to be addressed, and enjoyed opportunities to network and share information between the various different communities involved in enabling the multilingual Web. Just over a hundred people attended.

Work is under way on a summary report for the workshop, which will be announced in due course.

Building on the success of the Madrid and Pisa workshops, preparations have now begun for the next workshop, to be held in Limerick, Ireland, in September 2011. A Call for Participation will be issued soon.

Thanks to VideoLectures for hosting the videos, and CNR for the recording.

March 23, 2011

Don’t forget to register for the W3C MultilingualWeb Workshop in Pisa

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.


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