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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.