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Ubiquitous Web Applications WG Closed — 1 July 2010

As of 1 June 2010, the Ubiquitous Web Applications Working Group is closed. The work of the UWA and it's predecessor, the Device Independence Working Group, represents nearly ten years of activity within W3C! I would like to thank all of the participants, editors, chairs and team contacts for all of their effort over the years. The Ubiquitous Web Applications Activity will remain open as it is home to the Geolocation and Device APIs and Policy working groups. Thanks again, -Matt

TPAC Lightning Talk — 4 November 2009

Rotan Hanrahan will be giving a lightning talk on behalf of Sailesh Sathish at the Technical Plenary about Delivery Context interfaces during the first Lightning Talks panel. He'll be talking about DCCI Use Cases and Requirements.

UWA Wiki — 26 August 2009

Those who follow our meetings know that we've been transitioning a lot of content and work over to our UWA Wiki. We're currently working on a number of items that you can see listed in the Hot Topics section on the Wiki's main page.

Minutes from the Pisa Face to Face — 13 August 2008

The Ubiquitous Web Applications Working Group held a two day face to face meeting on 24-25 July 2008 in Pisa, Italy, hosted by the HIIS Laboratory of the Istituto di Scienze e Tecnologie dell'Informazione. The meeting was very effective and covered a wide range of topics, see the minutes for details, including presentations on migratory user interfaces, and the GSMA Access project. Our next face to face will be in October as part of the W3C Technical Plenary in Mandelieu, France.

Meeting on Model-based design — 13 August 2008

On 23 July 2008, the Istituto di Scienze e Tecnologie dell'Informazione, hosted a one day meeting in Pisa, Italy on model-based design. The participants came from a range of organizations including Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, ISTI, JustSystems, Siemens and Telefónica de España. The meeting ended with a concensus on moving forward on preparing a draft charter for a W3C Incubator Group as a means to advise W3C on the role of model-based design for authoring Web applications. More details can be found in the minutes.

Personalization and the Delivery Context — 13 August 2008

The UWA working group has recently started work on mechanisms to support personalization of Web applications through exposing personal preferences as part of the delivery context. This will allow content developers to provide an enhanced user experience for people based upon their individual needs. This work is being led by Richard Schwerdtfeger (IBM) and Andy Heath (The Open University). A Working Group Note is planned on use cases and requirements.

Minutes for 01 May — 15 May 2008

The minutes are now available for the UWA working group teleconference for 1 May 2008 see http://www.w3.org/2008/05/01-uwawg-minutes.html.

Feel free to send your comments to public-uwa@w3.org.

Minutes for 17 April — 1 May 2008

The minutes are now available for the UWA working group teleconference for 17 April 2008 see http://www.w3.org/2008/04/17-uwawg-minutes.html.

Feel free to send your comments to public-uwa@w3.org.

Geolocation on the Mobile Web — 23 April 2008

Dave Raggett presents Geolocation on the Mobile Web (pdf) in WWW2008 on 23 April 2008, in the W3C Track session "The Web on the Move". The talk covers legal aspects, sensing techniques, examples of location based services, and the potential for work on standards.

Minutes for 10 April 2008 — 17 April 2008

The minutes are now available for the UWA working group teleconference for 10 April 2008 see http://www.w3.org/2008/04/10-uwawg-minutes.html.

Feel free to send your comments to public-uwa@w3.org.

Minutes for 3 April 2008 — 16 April 2008

The minutes are now available for the UWA working group teleconference for 3 April 2008 see http://www.w3.org/2008/04/03-uwawg-minutes.html.

Feel free to send your comments to public-uwa@w3.org.

Updated Working Draft for Delivery Context Ontology — 16 April 2008

The UWA Working Group published an updated Working Draft for the Delivery Context Ontology on 15 April 2008. The ontology defines a vocabulary for a wide range of primarily mobile device properties. We are now working on extending the ontology to cover user preferences and personalization, and a primer that provides an introduction to the ontology and how it relates to client and server-side APIs.

Minutes for 20 March 2008 — 3 April 2008

The minutes are now available for the UWA working group teleconference for 20 March see http://www.w3.org/2008/03/20-uwawg-minutes.html.

Feel free to send your comments to public-uwa@w3.org.

Seoul Face to Face Meeting 4,6 March 2008 — 1 April 2008

group photo from day 2 The UWA Working Group met face to face in Seoul, South Korea, hosted by ETRI (Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute). The face to face meeting was co-located with meetings of the W3C Device Descriptions and Best Practices Working Groups together with the Mobile Wednesday Workshop.

Presentation at the Internet of Things conference — 20 March 2008

Dave Raggett presents on the Web of Things on Thursday, 27th March 2008 at the Internet of Things Conference in Zurich, Switzerland.

Minutes for 13 and 20 December 2007 — 10 January 2008

The minutes are now available for the UWA working group teleconference for 13 December see: http://www.w3.org/2007/12/13-uwawg-minutes.html and 20 December, see http://www.w3.org/2007/12/20-uwawg-minutes.html..

Feel free to send your comments to public-uwa@w3.org.

Candidate Recommendation for DCCI — 21 December 2007

The Delivery Context Client Interfaces (DCCI) was published as a W3C Candidate Recommendation on 21 December 2007. It provides a framework for Web pages to access static and dynamic device properties, for example, the screen size and orientation, battery level and signal strength, according to the formal model defined by the Delivery Context Ontology.

First public Working Draft for Delivery Context Ontology — 21 December 2007

The first public Working Draft for the Delivery Context Ontology was published on 21 December 2007. The ontology provides a formal model of the characteristics of the environment in which devices interact with the Web, and can be used to support adaptation at any point in the delivery chain.

UWA minutes now available for 6 December — 14 December 2007

The minutes are now available for the UWA working group teleconference for 6 December see: http://www.w3.org/2007/12/06-uwawg-minutes.html. This includes the resolution to request moving DCCI to CR.

Feel free to send your comments to public-uwa@w3.org.

UWA minutes aviable for 29 November — 11 December 2007

The minutes are now available for the UWA working group teleconference for 29 November see: http://www.w3.org/2007/11/29-uwawg-minutes.html.

Feel free to send your comments to public-uwa@w3.org.

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