Current Groups

This is the list of current Community and Business Groups. Anyone may join; W3C Membership is not required. However, you must have a W3C account.

See also the list of proposed groups and past groups.




icon-minusAccessibility in India 47 participants Date Created: 2013-02-13

This group focuses on accessibility awareness in India. With India, being an IT, it is important to look at accessibility and build awareness on the web and mobile and ebooks. This group will not publish specifications.

News, publications, and more on the Accessibility in India Community Group home page.

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icon-minusAccessible Infographics 40 participants Date Created: 2011-12-06

The goal of the Accessible Infographics CG is to make information graphics, like bar charts and maps, as accessible as possible to all. The plan is to bring together experts and pioneers in the fields of data visualization and accessibility, to create use cases and requirements in a systematic manner, to devise and propose additions to SVG that improve accessible options for data in that and other graphics formats, and to document best practices and tutorials for making infographics accessible.

News, publications, and more on the Accessible Infographics Community Group home page.

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icon-minusAccessible SVG 26 participants Date Created: 2013-07-17

Scalable Vector Graphics offers both opportunities and challenges for accessibility. This group will explore the different conditions and circumstances for SVG use, propose clear use cases and requirements and specification text, and make tests so we can have consistent behavior in various user agents (including different screen readers).

News, publications, and more on the Accessible SVG Community Group home page.

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icon-minusActivityPub 15 participants Date Created: 2012-03-16
icon-minusAd Ops Speaks on DNT 8 participants Date Created: 2012-05-10

Representatives from various publishers and advertising technology firms in ad operations roles discuss W3C's Tracking Protection Working Group's draft papers on Tracking Preference Expression and Tracking Compliance and Scope, and possibly propose alterations and amendments.

News, publications, and more on the Ad Ops Speaks on DNT Community Group home page.

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icon-minusAfrican Developers Taking on the Web 23 participants Date Created: 2012-04-11

The mission of this group is to create and support a Pan-African community of competent, internationally certified IT professionals focused on developing the IT Web and mobile based tools for African Agriculture, Business, Education, Health Care, Government and general Social needs.

News, publications, and more on the African Developers Taking on the Web Community Group home page.

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icon-minusAge Labels Data Model 10 participants Date Created: 2013-08-26

The objective of the community group is to propose a technology-neutral data model for electronic content labels, i.e. age labels or content descriptors. The data model will include agreed categories and fields that may contain content-specific information. The proposal is planned to include a documentation, code snippet examples and probable queries to support implementing the data model in existing age classification contexts. The data model proposal and the documentation are planned to serve as guidelines for either existing players to implement the data model in their existing schemes (and thus providing users additional information in an interoperable way) or for new players that plan to label online content and thus reduce the risk of sunk costs.

News, publications, and more on the Age Labels Data Model Community Group home page.

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icon-minusAgriculture 9 participants Date Created: 2014-10-15

The initial mission of the Agriculture Community Group is to gather and categorise existing user scenarios, which use Web APIs and services, in the agriculture industry from around the world, and to serve as a portal which helps both web developers and agricultural stakeholders create smarter devices, Web applications & services, and to provide bird's eye view map of this domain which enables W3C and other SDOs to find overlaps and gaps of user scenarios and the Open Web Platform. We'll try to collect facts and knowledge from around the world through crowd-sourcing, while, at the same time, build a scaffold for it by quickly gathering key topics from Japanese agricultural stakeholders. Smart Platform Forum supports this early stages by connecting relevant stakeholders in Japan and organising face-to-face meetings if needed to proceed faster. This group will not publish specifications.

News, publications, and more on the Agriculture Community Group home page.

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icon-minusAlgorithmic Modelling 8 participants Date Created: 2013-05-21

The mission of this group is to propose foundational specifications relating to "algorithmic modelling": a "model", in this context, being a description of the composition and relative dynamic behaviour of the sub-parts of a system, as exemplified by the Object Management Group's Model Driven Architecture. The output of this group may then act as a reference point for groups requiring the use of specific types of models, conceptual and computational being two such.

News, publications, and more on the Algorithmic Modelling Community Group home page.

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icon-minusArgument Representation 6 participants Date Created: 2013-06-04

Argument-Representation's mission is to recommend a standardized representation for formal argument. It is not intended to augment XML in any other way. The group does not necessarily commit to creating a novel representation. For instance, after due consideration it could endorse an existing one or recommend accepting an existing one with minor changes. Formal argument means a formalizable set of connected statements or statement-like objects intended to establish a proposition.

News, publications, and more on the Argument Representation Community Group home page.

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icon-minusArgumentation 17 participants Date Created: 2012-05-19

The Argumentation Community Group will facilitate and promote the use of the Web for all forms of argumentation. The group will discuss and design both argumentation representation formats and systems.

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icon-minusAugmented Reality 74 participants Date Created: 2011-08-19

The W3C Augmented Reality Community Group is an open forum for collaborative discussions about the intersection of Augmented Reality and the Web, or more simply the Augmented Web. This forum welcomes discussions about related standards, the standardisation process, related market developments and the broader social implications of this new generation of the web. We believe that the Augmented Web brings a unique perspective that pushes standards, APIs, hardware technologies and the broader web platform to the edge of their performance limits. The Augmented Web embraces the changes brought about by HTML5 and other related standards including Geolocation, DeviceOrientation, DeviceMotion, WebGL, Web Audio, Media Capture & Streams and WebRTC. The Augmented Web integrates all of these disparate technologies into an integrated new vision of the web. This group will not produce specifications. Instead it aims to build an integrated community voice that reaches out to all of the other relevant working groups and standards bodies to ensure that the Augmented Web perspective is clearly represented and considered. Our goal is to help ensure that the disparate standards and APIs being planned and implemented by these other groups can be seamlessly integrated into this new vision for the Augmented Web. Read more about goals and operating guidelines in the Charter: http://www.w3.org/community/ar/wiki/Charter

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icon-minusAutomated WCAG Monitoring 27 participants Date Created: 2014-05-12

Creating (semi-)automated tests for WCAG is key to affordable, large scale research. The tests are designed in a way that they are useable by people with a variety of skills. The results too should be informative, not just to developers, but to website managers, policy makers and disability advocates and others. The objective of this community is to create and maintain tests that can be implemented in large scale monitoring tools for web accessibility. These tests will be either automated, or semi-automated, in which tools assist non-expert users to evaluate web accessibility. By comparing the test results with results from expert accessibility evaluators, we aim to track the accuracy of the tests we've developed. This allows for an iterative improvement and adjustment of the tests as web development practices change and evolve. It also provides the statistical bases on which large scale accessibility monitoring and benchmarking can be built. This group will not publish specifications.

News, publications, and more on the Automated WCAG Monitoring Community Group home page.

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icon-minusAutomotive and Web Platform Business Group 122 participants Date Created: 2013-02-21

The mission of the Automotive and Web Platform Business Group is to influence the Open Web Platform on the unique needs of the automotive industry, and to help stakeholders within the automotive industry to build a good and practical understanding on the standardization processes within the W3C. The initial scope of this business group will be to determine what vehicle data should be exposed through a Web API(s). The goal or deliverable will be to draft a specification and then hand it off to a W3C working group that can take the spec and finalize it through the W3C specification and community process. If the business group is successful in this initial effort, there are many other technical challenges such as reducing driver distraction and improving safety that this group could address while influencing the Open Web Platform for Automotive. The proposed charter for the group is http://www.w3.org/community/autowebplatform/automotive-and-web-platform-business-group-charter/

News, publications, and more on the Automotive and Web Platform Business Group home page.

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icon-minusBest Practices for Multilingual Linked Open Data 79 participants Date Created: 2013-04-09

The target for this group is to crowd-source ideas from the community regarding best practises for producing multilingual linked open data. The topics for discussion are mainly focused on naming, labelling, interlinking, and quality of multilingual linked data, among others. Use cases will be identified to motivate discussions. Participation both from academia and industry is expected. The main outcome of the group will be the documentation of patterns and best practices for the creation, linking, and use of multilingual linked data. This group will not create specifications.

News, publications, and more on the Best Practices for Multilingual Linked Open Data Community Group home page.

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icon-minusBig Data 92 participants Date Created: 2012-04-12

This group will explore emerging BIG DATA pipelines and discuss the potential for developing standard architectures, Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), and languages that will improve interoperability, enable security, and lower the overall cost of BIG DATA solutions. The BIG DATA community group will also develop tools and methods that will enable: a) trust in BIG DATA solutions; b) standard techniques for operating on BIG DATA, and c) increased education and awareness of accuracy and uncertainties associated with applying emerging techniques to BIG DATA.

News, publications, and more on the Big Data Community Group home page.

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icon-minusBrowser Sync 9 participants Date Created: 2014-05-25

The major browsers provide users with a means of synchronizing their data across browser instances, but the services behind that synchronization process are not controlled by users, and users don't have the ability to sync the data of their choice, or sync with other browsers. Our goal is to create a specification for a browser sync process that gives users more control over their data, gives developers the ability to sync specific data for their web applications, and allows for a diverse marketplace of sync backend providers.

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icon-minusCSS Accessibility 52 participants Date Created: 2011-10-12

Document and describe how browsers and assistive technology currently implement CSS in regards to accessibility and guidance on how they should. The documentation and guidance will be directed at both CSS implementers and developers who use CSS.

News, publications, and more on the CSS Accessibility Community Group home page.

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icon-minusCSS Selectors as Fragment Identifiers 27 participants Date Created: 2012-03-02

Decades after the web emerged, hypertext creators pointing to a specific place in a resource they don't control still have to hope or beg that there's a convenient link anchor placed there by the author. CSS selectors let us point anywhere in a document - let's bring them to hypertext! You can see a very rough initial plan of this at http://simonstl.com/articles/cssFragID.html.

News, publications, and more on the CSS Selectors as Fragment Identifiers Community Group home page.

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icon-minusCartography 12 participants Date Created: 2012-11-01

The mission of this group is to explore how open data and metadata may be realised through animated maps and games that facilitate forecasting and understanding of risk across knowledge domains. And to help create the necessary tools that are easy to use and produce multimodal accessible resources that engage.

News, publications, and more on the Cartography Community Group home page.

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icon-minusChange Tracking Markup 32 participants Date Created: 2012-10-31
icon-minusCharacter Description Language 13 participants Date Created: 2014-08-15

This group will develop Character Description Language (CDL), an XML application for stroke-based representation of any CJK character. For more information about this technology, see: * Character Description Language (CDL) draft specification: http://www.wenlin.com/cdl/ * Appendix F: “CJK Strokes Documentation” (Unicode 6.1): http://www.unicode.org/versions/Unicode6.1.0/appF.pdf

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icon-minusChinese Digital Publishing 27 participants Date Created: 2014-01-09

Chinese Digital Publishing Community Group aims to provide a platform for the Chinese digital publishing industry to share perspectives on Chinese text layout, copyrights and other occupational standards. Also we hope to help build network of contacts within the Chinese digital publishing companies and the publishing industry. This group will not publish specifications.

News, publications, and more on the Chinese Digital Publishing Community Group home page.

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icon-minusChinese Web Accessibility 44 participants Date Created: 2013-09-10

The mission of this group is to help Chinese developers and designers to build an accessible web. This group will not produce technical specifications.

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icon-minusClient and Server JavaScript APIs 42 participants Date Created: 2012-05-11

REST seven's rule was "Code on Demand," meaning the ability for the server to deliver code able to run on the client. Some, to use the same code everywhere, tried to do it with Java, .NET (ActiveX). Today, even Flash is fading out to let this place to JavaScript. HTML5 and offline support contributed in the creation of a bunch of APIs which only made sense on server-side in first place: File/FileSystem, Workers, Sockets, Storage/Session, Blob, ImageData. Most of those APIs, and even the already existing XMLHttpRequest (now in version 2) have been designed from the beginning to be usable via either synchronous or asynchronous APIs from the very early stages (synchronous is not blocking any more the user interface in browsers when used in workers). Now that the Server-Side JavaScript is rising again either in synchronous and asynchronous implementations, it is time, if we really want interoperable code/libraries/modules, to make those APIs taking into account the server-side context, and then on the other end, to push Server-Side JavaScript implementations to support them. CommonJS started a great project, it is now time to make its ambitions real.

News, publications, and more on the Client and Server JavaScript APIs Community Group home page.

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icon-minusCloud Computing 52 participants Date Created: 2011-11-03

The group will examine and create specifications related to distributed computation and storage, with an XML network transport layer and possible mapping to RDF.

News, publications, and more on the Cloud Computing Community Group home page.

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icon-minusCollaboration on Web MCKVIEIT 0 participants Date Created: 2014-03-18

The primary focus of this group is to promote regional awareness regarding web standards (W3C) and provide a platform for discussions. We may also showcase collaborative research on the Web among faculty members as well as students of engineering institutions in and around West Bengal state of India.

News, publications, and more on the Collaboration on Web MCKVIEIT Community Group home page.

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icon-minusCollaborative Software 14 participants Date Created: 2014-03-14

The mission of the Collaborative Software Community Group is to provide a forum for experts in collaborative software and groupware for technical discussions, gathering use cases and requirements to align the existing formats, software, platforms, systems and technologies (e.g. wiki technology) with those used by the Open Web Platform. The goal is to ensure that the requirements of collaborative technology and groupware can be answered, when in scope, by the Recommendations published by W3C. This group is chartered to publish documents when doing so can enhance collaborative technology and groupware. The goal is to cooperate with relevant groups and to publish documents to ensure that the requirements of the collaborative software and groupware community are met.

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icon-minusCommunity Council 35 participants Date Created: 2011-09-06

The mission of the Community Council is to promote Community and Business Groups and ensure that they function smoothly. The Council's activities include: documenting good community practices, reaching out to new communities, identifying opportunities for collaboration between groups, helping groups transition to the standards track if they so desire, and routine group maintenance. The Community Council will also discuss existing and new features and other ways to enhance the Community Group experience. Anyone may join the Community Council. In particular, W3C encourages Chairs of other Community and Business Groups to participate (e.g., in monthly meetings that will include W3C staff). This group will seek to make decisions when there is consensus and with due process.

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icon-minusCommunity I/O 16 participants Date Created: 2011-09-01

This group will focus on applying current information technologies to create a foundation of infrastructure for organizing the flow of resources and support with services within human community. All peers (individuals or projects) can state their needs (input) and offers (output). Using Semantic Web, Federated Social Web and other related technologies people can develop various approaches of connecting those needs and offers. Including variants with and without use of currencies.

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icon-minusCredentials 29 participants Date Created: 2014-08-06

A "credential" is a qualification, achievement, quality, or piece of information about an entity’s background such as a name, government ID, payment provider, home address, or university degree. The purpose of the Credentials Community Group is to discuss, research, document, prototype and test credential storage and exchange systems for the Web. This work is done in order to make progress toward possible future standardization and interoperability of both low and high-stakes credentials. The goal of this Group is to forge a path for a secure, decentralized system of credentials that would empower both individual people and organizations on the Web to store, transmit, and receive digitally verifiable proof of qualifications and achievements. In addition to documentation, this Group collaborates on and shares various proof-of-concept solutions and components through open source methods, unencumbered by patents or royalties. In general, this Community Group provides an inclusive venue where credentialing solutions, regardless of their origin, can be incubated, evaluated, refined, and tested. The focus of the group is to promote credentialing innovations based primarily on their technical merit. This approach invites competing technical designs to be submitted and incubated in the same group. The hope is that this strategy will lead to either the merging of the best aspects of each technical design, or a clear differentiation emerging between alternative designs.

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icon-minusCustomer Experience Digital Data 133 participants Date Created: 2012-11-05

The Customer Experience Digital Data Community Group will work on reviewing and upgrading the W3C Member Submission in Customer Experience Digital Data, starting with the Customer Experience Digital Data Acquisition submission linked here (http://www.w3.org/Submission/2012/04/). The group will also focus on developing connectivity between the specification and the Data Privacy efforts in the industry, including the W3C Tracking Protection workgroup. The goal is to upgrade the Member Submission specification via this Community Group and issue a Community Group Final Specification.

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icon-minusData Driven Standards 25 participants Date Created: 2011-11-07

The Data Driven Standards Community Group focuses on researching, analyzing and publicly documenting current usage patterns on the Internet. Inspired by the Microformats Process, the goal of this group is to enlighten standards development with real-world data. This group will collect and report data from large Web crawls, produce detailed reports on protocol usage across the Internet, document yearly changes in usage patterns and promote findings that demonstrate that the current direction of a particular specification should be changed based on publicly available data. All data, research, and analysis will be made publicly available to ensure the scientific rigor of the findings. The group will be a collection of search engine companies, academic researchers, hobbyists, protocol designers and specification editors in search of data that will guide the Internet toward a brighter future.

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icon-minusDecisions and Decision-Making 15 participants Date Created: 2012-01-25

The group will discuss and tentatively specify a format for representing decisions, i.e. decision information, so they can be used across diverse systems. Because of the great variety of applications and decision technologies, this format should focus on the generic, core components of decisions and decision-making information. Decisions are a source of information in themselves, i.e. each decision that is made is in itself a piece of information the may need to be stored, tracked, shared, combined and compared to other decisions. The same holds for information about the decision process. In particular, this group will discuss and study how Semantic Web technologies can facilitate the representation and sharing of decision information. Ultimately, the aim of the group is to study and develop technologies and methods to support better, rapid, and agile decision making.

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icon-minusDeclarative 3D for the Web Architecture 58 participants Date Created: 2011-06-29

The mission of the Declarative 3D for the Web Architecture Community Group is to determine the requirements, options, and use cases for an integration of interactive 3D graphics capabilities into the W3C technology stack. This group is aimed to extract core features out of the requirements as foundation to propose feasible technical solutions. These should cover the majority of 3D use cases for the Web - but not necessarily all of them. There are upcoming open (e.g., WebGL) and proprietary (e.g., Adobe) proposals for imperative graphics APIs in the Web context but we are missing an easy way to add interactive high-level declarative 3D objects to the HTML-DOM to allow anyone to easily create, share, and experience interactive 3D graphics - with possibly wide ranging effects similar to those caused by the broad availability of video on the Web. The goal of this CG is to evaluate the necessary requirements for a successful standardization of a declarative approach to interactive 3D graphics as part of HTML documents.

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icon-minusDeclarative Linked Data Apps 21 participants Date Created: 2014-02-18

The mission of this group is to produce a specification that describes how Web and Linked Data applications can be built using declarative technologies only, minimizing the need for source code. Current software development models involve writing source code (mostly in imperative languages) and building programs from it. Source code is prone to bugs, and managing it requires developers. The declarative approach is instead to push as much application logic from source code to data, so that the application can be managed and reused as data itself, while the software become generic and application-independent. This approach is related to functional languages and to processing pipelines. The generic software works as a processor: it takes the incoming request and the declarative application description and runs it through a pipeline, first retrieving the state of the requested resource (or changing it) and then rendering it into the requested format, such as a Web page. This is similar to an XSLT processor transforming XML documents. Graphity is a production-level platform for declarative end-user Linked Data applications with an RDF triplestore backend. It processes ontologies describing application structure, which seemlesly combine multiple declarative technolgies: URI templates, SPIN SPARQL templates, XSLT stylesheets (both server- and client-side), and RDF/POST encoding. Please join this group if you're interested in any practical or theoretical aspects of Linked Data, declarative technologies, or Graphity software.

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icon-minusDecoders W3C Brasil 11 participants Date Created: 2012-08-09

Este grupo pretende reunir discussões sobre os resultados dos eventos de desenvolvimento realizados pelo W3C Brasil e seus produtos resultantes, bem como incentivar reflexões sobre como melhorar, evoluir e manter os aplicativos feitos em atividades como hackdays e hackatons. This group aims to bring together the discussion on development events conducted by the W3C Brazil and its resulting products, as well as encouraging thoughts on how to improve, evolve and maintain applications made in activities like Hackdays and Hackatons.

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icon-minusDevelopment Linked Data 27 participants Date Created: 2012-07-08
icon-minusDistributed Tasks 10 participants Date Created: 2011-12-04

Common ground for people developing various collaboration software with notion of "tasks." Aiming for increasing interoperability across all such software and improving experience of a person contributing to big number of projects. Emphasis on interoperability, portability and extensibility!

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icon-minusDo-Not-Track 24 participants Date Created: 2011-10-28

This community group, started by Lee Tien of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, is intended as a companion to the Tracking Protection Working Group with the goal of enabling consumer and privacy groups to participate meaningfully in the WG even if they do not participate in WG conference calls, mailing lists, or in-person workshops. In the short term, this community group's major goal will be to analyze and respond to the First Public Working Draft, which is expected soon.

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icon-minusE-learning: Evolving technologies and growing reach 40 participants Date Created: 2011-12-08

This Community Group focuses on e-learning. Participants will discuss new and existing technologies for e-learning and M-learning. The group will also talk about the reach, social change and impact of e-learning.

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icon-minusETL Markup Language 7 participants Date Created: 2013-09-14

This group is to discuss requirements for an open standard for describing ETL projects, including project structure, sequencing, data flow transformations, data source connectors, for the purpose of transporting ETL projects between commercial and open source ETL tools.

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icon-minusEXPath 30 participants Date Created: 2012-04-24

The mission of this group is to lead to extension of XPath and all related technologies (XSLT, XQuery, XProc, XForms, XML Schema).

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icon-minusElectronic Governance (eGov) 49 participants Date Created: 2013-08-07

The mission of the Electronic Governance Community Group (formerly W3C e-Government Interest Group) is to build and strengthen the community of people who actively develop, use or promote the use of W3C technologies to improve the working of government (Electronic Government) and its interactions with citizens, businesses, civil society and other arms of government (Electronic Governance). As a part of its activities, the Group will identify and discuss essential areas of technology, organizational and social change, and related policy issues. Such areas include but are not limited to: access and accessibility; cloud computing; data licensing; education and outreach; government as a platform; interoperability; information sharing; innovation and innovation transfer; impact, public value and economic evaluation; knowledge management; mobile government; open government; privacy, security and sensitive data; standardization versus adaptation; transparency and accountability; whole-of-government; and others. The discussions will occur, among other places, on the Group's mailing list, in teleconference seminars, and at face-to-face gatherings. On the topics with sufficient interest and motivated participants, the group will form task forces to produce technical documents and policy recommendations, reach out to relevant communities, and even encourage the formation of specialized EGOV-related community groups.

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icon-minusEmergency Information 53 participants Date Created: 2013-02-25

The aim of the Emergency Information Community Group is to support the development of semantic vocabularies and common frameworks for information interoperability to ensure the meaningful sharing and aggregation of information to assist in emergency, crisis, and humanitarian functions. This Community Group provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and experiences, scenarios and requirements, and the development of community specifications to drive future formal standardisation.

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icon-minusExtensible Web 65 participants Date Created: 2012-11-11

The Extensible Web Community Group is an incubator for web technologies enabling authors to extends the native web technologies via scripting (ie: shims & polyfills).

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icon-minusFederated Identities for the Open Web 16 participants Date Created: 2013-09-02
icon-minusFederated Social Web 126 participants Date Created: 2012-01-12

This group continues the work of the W3C Federated Social Web Incubator Group (http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/federatedsocialweb/)

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icon-minusFilm Industry 7 participants Date Created: 2012-03-15

The aim of the Film Industry Community Group is to explore the implementation of Open Web Platform and Semantic Web technologies within the professional world of filmmaking.

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icon-minusGames 108 participants Date Created: 2011-09-26

The goal of the games community group is to improve the quality of open web standards that game developers rely on to create games. This is done by: * Tracking specifications and vendor implementations related to open web games. * Recommending new specifications to be produced and finding working group homes for them. * Refining use cases to communicate specific needs of games. * Suggesting refinements or fixes to existing specifications to better meet the needs of the game development community * Evangelizing specifications to browser vendors. * Documenting how to best use open web standards for games * Evangelizing open web standards to game developers and game development best practices to web developers The games community group will not develop any specifications, and thus, there will not be any Essential Claims under the W3C Contributor License Agreement or Final Specification Agreement.

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icon-minusGeometry API 16 participants Date Created: 2013-06-24

This group is to explore options and features around a native geometry API for operations on points, vectors, matrices, and so forth. Some features would include finding intersection points, centroids, shape area, and other common use cases, as well as specialized case for mapping.

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icon-minusGeospatial Semantic Web 62 participants Date Created: 2012-12-19

GeoKnow addresses a bold challenge in the area of intelligent information management: the exploitation of the Web as a platform for geospatial knowledge integration as well as for exploration of geographic information. This group will bring together scientists, GIS users, linked Data users, data consumers and providers, interested in the exploitation of linked geospatial data. This group will not produce specifications.

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icon-minusHTML Editing APIs 26 participants Date Created: 2011-08-16

A group to work on APIs and other functionality related to rich-text HTML editing, such as (1) the contenteditable and designMode attributes (2)The execCommand(), queryCommandEnabled(), queryCommandIndeterm(), queryCommandState(), queryCommandSupported(), and queryCommandValue() methods on the Document interface (3) what exact effect user actions (such as typing text or hitting Enter) should have on rich-text editable regions (4) the Selection interface (5) spellcheck for rich-text editable regions, and (6) other functionality related to the foregoing. The group is expected to work on writing high-quality, detailed technical specifications suited for implementation by major browsers. It will start work with the preliminary specification hosted at http://aryeh.name/spec/editing/editing.html, and later add the Selection part of http://html5.org/specs/dom-range.html, both of which are currently developed entirely outside the W3C and are not close to interoperable implementation. The group's deliverables are expected to be submitted to the Recommendation track in the WebApps WG after they mature sufficiently.

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icon-minusHTML for email 56 participants Date Created: 2014-01-29

Issues around the use of HTML in email - documenting what works, what doesn't, and considering ways to improve the situation

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icon-minusHaptic Interaction on the Web 7 participants Date Created: 2013-02-19

Haptic feedback can offer significant benefits in terms of accessibility and usability of touch-based interfaces. Many mobile devices, such as smart phones and tablets, incorporate built in vibration feedback. The W3C Vibration API [1] will allow Web application developers to utilize vibration effects via Javascript and some have previously proposed the addition of haptic properties to CSS [2] [3]. As new haptic technologies are expected to emerge in the near term, now is the time to bring interested parties from the research, user, and vendor communities together to examine and discuss standardization, accessibility, authoring, and user experience. [1] http://www.w3.org/TR/vibration/ [2] https://lists.webkit.org/pipermail/webkit-dev/2010-June/013334.html [3] http://chrisnager.com/touchable-textures-with-css-can-you-feel-me/

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icon-minusHigh-Performance Computing 40 participants Date Created: 2011-09-06

This community group is focused on bringing high performance computing (HPC) to the web. In particular, we're interested in making the computing and data resources that underlie simulation science, scientific computing, and data-centric science easily accessible through web browsers. Our members are working on APIs that expose HPC resources via the web, as well as gateways and web applications that take advantage of these APIs. The major goal of this community is to accelerate the pace of development of web-based HPC applications. Recognizing that we can build on each other's work, and that a consistent approach to developing such tools can enable features that require communication across multiple computing centers, we are interested in sharing technologies and ideas.

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icon-minusHuman Services 16 participants Date Created: 2014-06-10

Goals The goals of the Community Group on Human Service Data are to: 1. Create an ongoing conversation space around data standards in the human service sector that will involve stakeholders from multiple perspectives including: 1a. Both government human service agencies and nonprofits/charities; 1b. Diverse substantive areas (e.g. welfare benefits eligibility, information and referral services, homelessness, substance abuse, child welfare, juvenile justice, etc.); 1c. Diverse stakeholder purposes including exchange of data for operational purposes and collection of data for performance measurement, evaluation and policy research. 2. Facilitate the development, improvement and convergence of human service data standards, vocabularies, ontologies, and domain models by: 2a. Fostering wider recognition of existing efforts and artifacts; 2b. Analyzing the strengths, limitations, and areas of overlap, agreement and divergence of existing efforts and artifacts; 2c. Identifying areas where standards do not yet exist but are needed; 2d. Convening working groups of diverse composition to develop and improve standards; 2e. Promoting the adoption of standards. Scope of Work The boundary of the Community Group’s work is the set of substantive areas which are recognized in the United States and/or internationally as falling within the human service sector. This includes but is not limited to information and referral services, income support and other welfare benefits, employment training, homelessness, substance abuse, mental health, child welfare, juvenile justice, domestic violence, and senior services. The borders between the human service sector on the one hand and the health, education and justice sectors on the other hand are not firmly defined. The community group will be open to working on any area that is related to the human services and is not entirely within the boundaries of the health, education or justice sectors. Deliverables To be determined. Dependencies or Liaisons The Community Group will seek to form relationships with organizations including but not limited to: * American Public Human Services Association (APHSA) * [U.S.] National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) Human Service Domain * Alliance of Information and Referral Systems (AIRS) * Software and Technology Vendors’ Association (SATVA) * United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) * Sahana Software Foundation * Human Service Information Technology Applications (HUSITA)

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icon-minusHydra 99 participants Date Created: 2013-06-17

Building Web APIs seems still more an art than a science. How can we build APIs such that generic clients can easily use them? And how do we build those clients? Current APIs heavily rely on out-of-band information such as human-readable documentation and API-specific SDKs. However, this only allows for very simple and brittle clients that are hardcoded against specific APIs. Hydra, in contrast, is a set of technologies that allow to design APIs in a different manner, in a way that enables smarter clients. The foundation is laid by the Hydra Core Vocabulary. It defines a number of fundamental concepts, such as hypermedia controls and collections, which allow machines to understand how to interact with an API. Since all information about the API is available in a machine-readable form, completely generic clients become possible. The Core Vocabulary is complemented by Linked Data Fragments, a set of specifications that enable advanced yet efficient client-side querying of Web APIs. More information about these technologies can be found on our homepage: http://www.hydra-cg.com/

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icon-minusInformation Architecture 67 participants Date Created: 2013-02-08

The mission of this group is to discuss, and share matters relating to the profession of Information Architecture. Help us spread awareness of Information Architecture and connect with other Information Architecture pros globally and locally. This group will not produce specifications.

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icon-minusInteractive APIs 15 participants Date Created: 2013-02-26

The goal of the Interactive API Community Group is to develop an HTML annotation approach - similar in spirit and style to micro-formats - to equip a piece of UI (e.g., parts of a web page, such as a table or a sub-area) with a programmable interface (API). That is, the goal is to equip pieces of UI with dynamic and programmable behavior, so as to foster reuse on the Web and enable a set of web-based integration scenarios that are currently more the result of hacking and less of principled software development: programmatically operating UIs, extracting data, extracting application logic, and cloning pieces of UIs. The intuition is to design a new type of interpreted API, the so-called interactive API (iAPI), that enables (i) programmatic access to UIs and (ii) interactive, live programming. The purpose of iAPIs is not merely to provide access to static content inside a web page, but rather to bridge between the Surface Web (the UIs) and the Deep Web (common web APIs and web services). The concrete results this Group aims to produce are therefore: - An HTML annotation format for the specification of iAPIs; - An set of programming abstractions and code libraries for iAPI programming; and - A set of supporting browser extensions for iAPI parsing and instantiation. The final vision is twofold: first, to found a programming paradigm based on the reuse of UIs, i.e., UI-oriented computing; second, to enable interactive, live reuse to non-programmers directly inside the web browser.

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icon-minusJSON for Linking Data 84 participants Date Created: 2011-09-01

JSON-LD (JavaScript Object Notation for Linking Data) is a lightweight Linked Data format that gives your data context. It is easy for humans to read and write. It is easy for machines to parse and generate. It is based on the already successful JSON format and provides a way to help JSON data interoperate at Web-scale. If you are already familiar with JSON, writing JSON-LD is very easy. These properties make JSON-LD an ideal Linked Data interchange language for JavaScript environments, Web service, and unstructured databases such as CouchDB and MongoDB.

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icon-minusLaw and Technology 17 participants Date Created: 2012-08-07

The mission of the Law and Technology Community Group is to serve as a place for legal professionals and those interested in the law to share information on how current laws affect the implementation of new web technologies as well as how those new technologies can affect the law.

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icon-minusLinked Building Data 8 participants Date Created: 2014-06-30

This group brings together experts in the area of building information modelling (BIM) and Web of Data technologies to define existing and future use cases and requirements for linked data based applications across the life cycle of buildings. A list of recommended use cases will be produced by this community group. The envisioned target beneficiaries of this group are both industrial and governmental organisations who use data from building information modelling applications and other data related to the building life cycle (sensor data, GIS data, material data, geographical data, and so forth) to achieve their business processes and whom will benefit from greater integration of data and interoperability between their data sets and the wider linked data communities. For example, benefit may be obtained by publishing and combining localised data on new cheaper building materials, energy efficient building devices and systems, along with real time data on weather patterns, energy prices and geodata. By making this data available to applications, they will be better able to support decision makers during the whole of the building life cycle, which includes design, construction, commissioning, operation, retrofitting/refurbishment/reconfiguration, demolition, and recycling of buildings. The group will engage with these beneficiaries through surveys and events organised in conjunction with the affiliated workshop series on Linked Data for Architecture and Construction (LDAC).

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icon-minusLinked Data Models for Emotion and Sentiment Analysis 30 participants Date Created: 2014-01-07

The Sentiment Analysis Community Group is a forum to promote sentiment analysis research. Topics addressed are: -Definition of a Linked Data based vocabulary for emotion and sentiment analysis. -Requirements beyond text-based analysis, i.e. emotion/sentiment analysis from images, video, social network analysis, etc. -Clarifying requirements and the need for consensus as e.g. systems currently use widely varying features for describing polarity values (1-5, -2/-1/0/1/2, positive/neutral/negative, good/very good etc.). -Marl and Onyx are vocabularies for emotion and sentiment analysis that can be taken as a starting point for discussion in the CG. This group will not publish specifications.

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icon-minusLinked Data for Language Technology 79 participants Date Created: 2013-12-09

This group aims to consult with current and potential users of lingusitic data to assemble user cases and requirements for Language Technology Applications that use Linked Data. The results will be used to guide future interoperability, research and development activities spanning the language technology and linked data domains, including via the OntoLex and BP-MLOD community groups. Potential users are companies and public bodies involved in content management, the language services and localisation industry and other applications of content analytics techniques used in search, recommender systems, sentiment analysis and terminology management. The group will engage with users through surveys and international road-mapping events organised by an EU-funded R&D consortium called LIDER. Contributions can be provided openly through engagement with the Community Group or anonymously if preferred. The anonymised outcomes of this exercise, in terms of use case and requirements priorities, technology gaps and interoperability roadblocks will be made publicly available via this community group by May 2014.

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icon-minusLocations and Addresses 58 participants Date Created: 2012-08-06

There have been several recent efforts to standardize vocabularies for describing locations, using existing geometry specifications. GeoSPARQL, NeoGeo and the EU ISA Programme's Location Core Vocabulary join schema.org's vocabulary and more. Is there a set of use cases that an usefully be served by greater collaboration in this space? What problems remain? Where are the awkward edges that need to be knocked into shape? The mission of the Location and Addresses Community Group is to review the existing efforts in this space (notably GeoSPARQL, NeoGeo, the EU's INSPIRE Directive and schema.org) and assess whether any use cases would be served by harmonization and/or new standardization work. This group may produce specifications or use cases and requirements documents, which may be proposed for adoption by the Government Linked Data (GLD) Working Group consistent with its charter (http://www.w3.org/2011/gld/charter).

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icon-minusMaps For HTML 10 participants Date Created: 2014-03-27

The Maps in HTML Community Group seeks to establish at least one hypermedia type which can be considered to be consumed by a (new) "map" element for HTML. Follow-on from Bar Camp at #lgd14. The objective will be to define a hypermedia type which can be linked to from a hypothetical (but prototyped in Web Components) "map" or (geo-map for Web Components) element which will provide simple mashup capabilities and user interface.

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icon-minusMarkdown 68 participants Date Created: 2012-10-26

The mission of this group is to specify a syntax and provide tests for Markdown. See http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/2012/10/the-future-of-markdown.html

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icon-minusMedia Resource In-band Tracks 15 participants Date Created: 2013-10-22

This group will develop a specification defining how user agents should expose in-band tracks as HTML5 media element video, audio and text tracks so that Web applications can access the in-band track information, through the media element, in a interoperable manner across user agent implementations. Media formats of interest are MPEG-2 transport stream, WebM and MPEG-4 file format. Other media formats containing in-band tracks may be considered.

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icon-minusMetric Spaces on the Web 0 participants Date Created: 2014-03-21

The aim of this group is preparation for a future web standard for worldwide valid searchable metric spaces, so that these spaces can be defined by all domain name owners to all interesting topics.

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icon-minusMicroXML 42 participants Date Created: 2012-07-16

MicroXML is a subset of XML intended for use in contexts where full XML is, or is perceived to be, too large and complex. MicroXML provides a set of rules for defining markup languages intended for use in encoding data objects, and specifies behavior for certain software modules that access them.

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icon-minusMicroposts 31 participants Date Created: 2012-04-24

The purpose of this group is to connect the multidisciplinary (Social Science, Semantic Web, Information Retrieval, ...) research community interested in the study and treatment of low-effort user generated content on the Web (tweets, checkins, status messages, likes,...), called microposts. The objective of this community is to develop ways to leverage this massively growing, yet informationally poor source of data on the Web for different practical use cases. This group will not publish specifications.

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icon-minusMobile Accessibility 42 participants Date Created: 2012-07-20

The mission of this group is the discussion and investigation of the intersection of mobile and accessibility. A place to discuss emerging efforts, document needs and requirements and investigate emergent techniques and best practices. This group will not be developing any specifications.

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icon-minusMobile Web in Indian Languages 13 participants Date Created: 2011-11-30

The W3C India Office is setting up this Community Group on Mobile Web in Indian Languages with the objective of addressing the issues concerning with the enablement of mobile, smartphones and next generation wireless devices with Indian Languages support, seamless SMS and MMS sending and receiving in Indian Language , Uniform user experience on the mobile through using Indian Languages, and access to Indian Languages websites from mobiles. The goal is to achieve seamless access and operation irrespective of the mobile manufacturers and service providers. This group will help in building the ecosystem for enhancing the penetration of mobiles in the country to the rural areas using the Indian Languages enablement. The Group will also explore and develop the Indian Language requirements in existing and future Mobile Communication standards.

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icon-minusMulti Markup 8 participants Date Created: 2013-08-13

Web Service specifications and vocabularies are faced with the challenge of providing dual (or more) normative (or alternative) markups for their specifications or vocabularies. For example it is becoming common to require both an XML and JSON normative markup for documents and messages. This group will discuss options and propose practices for authoring and maintaining specifications and vocabularies in multiple markups. This may include, but not limited to, authoring in a 'meta markup' or automatic translation between markup formats.

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icon-minusMulti-technology positioning professionals 15 participants Date Created: 2013-09-04

The MULTI-POS CG will provide use cases, requirements, and other information, to ensure that the state of the art research is recognized in the development of global standards. The MULTI-POS CG bridges the W3C community and the MULTI-POS Marie Curie Initial Training Network. The MULTI-POS CG has the following goals: 1) Identify business and technology application scenarios based on the new positioning methods; 2) Specify the key technological, scientific, and industrial elements and their relationships in the new positioning ecosystem; and 3) Identify standardization opportunities. The first concrete work item is a review of the current state of the art, providing a common framework of reference for future work. What is the benefit (for you): Meet the professionals, get the big picture, have influence on use cases and requirements, get cited.

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icon-minusMultilingual Web Sites 28 participants Date Created: 2012-03-19
icon-minusNative Web Apps 63 participants Date Created: 2011-08-19

A community driven take on the concepts driving the Widgets and Device APIs. Collectively understood these technologies form the basis for installable web apps. Living in a secured context these applications give the web access to traditionally native capabilities.

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icon-minusNetwork-Friendly App and WebApp Best Practices 26 participants Date Created: 2011-11-21

Welcome to the W3C Community Group for Network Friendly applications! In this group, we are looking for contributions to help us reach the widest possible consensus in a critical area facing the mobile industry. Smartphones and smartphone applications have established themselves as a major success story in the industry over the past few years. As the number of smartphones and smartphone applications has increased the industry has learnt much on how to create efficient applications for smartphones. The GSMA has created a set of guidelines for application developers that will enable improvements across a number of areas including application connectivity, power consumption, network reliability and security. By following these guidelines - Developers will be better equipped to create fit-for-purpose apps - Users will experience more responsive and reliable apps and improved battery life - Mobile operators will see a reduced strain on their networks For a copy of these guidelines check out http://www.gsma.com/go/download/file=gsmasmarterappsforsmarterphones0112v.0.14.pdf GSMA intends to issue an update of the above document by end of 2012. As such, it has compiled a list of items for inclusion in the update after consulting GSMA’s members; they include network operators and device manufactures. To ensure the new update will have the widest possible support by all communities across the industry, we have created a Community Group called ‘network friendly Developer guidelines’ under auspices of W3C. The new CG is formed with a view to engage other developers or interested parties and reach a consensus as what needs to be added beyond what has already been proposed by GSMA. The proposed items for inclusion are embedded in this document. Check out http://www.w3.org/community/networkfriendly/wiki/images/b/be/Proposed_items_for_inclusion_in_the_update.doc to download the current suggestions as approved by GSMA. As the update will be released by end of 2012, all changes should be agreed in time before the actual work of writing and editing the document starts in earnest and no later than 1st September 2012. That means the outcome of activities in the CG would be a list of items for inclusion beyond what has already been proposed by GSMA. The outcome would be considered by GSMA for inclusion when updating the document. In Brief, the goal and milestones to bear in mind are as follows. Goal To produce a set of items for inclusion in the updated document beyond what has already been suggested (see the enclosed document) Key milestones 19th April to 10th August 2012 to discuss the base document and the proposed updates and reach consensus in the CG on any additional proposals 11th August to 18th August is the cooling off period to take on board last minute suggestions and final touches 19th August to 31st August, GSMA will consider the final input from CG prior to commencing work on the update in September As a rule of thumb, the entire process would be transparent and inclusive to reach agreement by discussion. In the unlikely event of not reaching consensus on burning issues, the (yet to be named) CG chair would make the final decision only as a last resort. You are invited to actively engage with the process to make the resulting document much better than its debut version. We welcome views and contribution with an open mind.

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icon-minusNetworked Data 20 participants Date Created: 2011-10-12

The recent years have shown the need to deal with networked data in large-scale, distributed settings. Not only must the systems be scalable, elastic and performant, but also address *ability (usability, manageability, etc.). One key component is doing it the webby way. The Web is the leading concrete exemplar of RESTful design, being the result of posthumous analysis of what was already working with URIs, HTTP and HTML for a system of interlinked documents. Unfortunately the machine equivalent of HTML is still emerging. LinkedData has achieved some powerful results; automated navigation by querying the Linked Open Data cloud shows some of the potential. However many systems also need to evolve and be evolved. This can be expressed as 'service capability' and also needs to be supported with consistency. This should aim to eliminate the wide range of non-interoperable approaches muddling the current landscape of REST APIs through exploiting hypermedia concepts. The Networked Data Community Group aims to provide a forum for collecting use cases including but not limited to the fields of science data (such as biology, astronomy, etc.), economics data (financial markets, etc.), health care, configuration and systems management, Green IT, and smart infrastructures (cities, etc.). Based on the collection of use cases the CG will derive requirements and write up best practices for dealing with the dynamics of the data.

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icon-minusODRL 42 participants Date Created: 2011-06-29

The W3C ODRL Community Group's aim is to develop and promote an open international specification for Policy Language expressions. The ODRL Policy Language provides a flexible and interoperable information model to support transparent and innovative use of digital assets in the publishing, distribution and consumption of content, applications, and services across all sectors and communities. The ODRL Policy model is targeted to support the business models of open, educational, government, and commercial communities through Profiles that enhance the model to align to their requirements whilst providing a common semantic layer for interoperability.

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icon-minusOFF/X 8 participants Date Created: 2013-08-23

[Web] Open Font Format for Exchange -- developing a list of recommendations and best practices in font development for best compatibility with web browsers

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icon-minusORTC (Object Real-time Communications) 81 participants Date Created: 2014-03-05

The mission of the Object Real-Time Communications Community Group, is to define Object-centric APIs (client-side at first) to enable Real-Time Communications in Web browsers, Mobile endpoints and Servers.

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icon-minusOStatus 26 participants Date Created: 2012-01-11

OStatus is a suite of protocols that lets people on different social networks interact. This group will develop the next version of the protocol.

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icon-minusOntology-Lexica 90 participants Date Created: 2011-07-03

The mission of the Ontology-Lexicon community group is to: (1) Develop models for the representation of lexica (and machine readable dictionaries) relative to ontologies. These lexicon models are intended to represent lexical entries containing information about how ontology elements (classes, properties, individuals etc.) are realized in multiple languages. In addition, the lexical entries contain appropriate linguistic (syntactic, morphological, semantic and pragmatic) information that constrains the usage of the entry. (2) Demonstrate the added value of representing lexica on the Semantic Web, in particularly focusing on how the use of linked data principles can allow for the re-use of existing linguistic information from resource such as WordNet. (3) Provide best practices for the use of linguistic data categories in combination with lexica. (4) Demonstrate that the creation of such lexica in combination with the semantics contained in ontologies can improve the performance of NLP tools. (5) Bring together people working on standards for representing linguistic information (syntactic, morphological, semantic and pragmatic) building on existing initiatives, and identifying collaboration tracks for the future. (6) Cater for interoperability among existing models to represent and structure linguistic information. (7) Demonstrate the added value of applications relying on the use of the combination of lexica and ontologies.

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icon-minusOpen Annotation 137 participants Date Created: 2011-12-08

The purpose of the Open Annotation Community Group is to work towards a common, RDF-based, specification for annotating digital resources. The effort will start by working towards a reconciliation of two proposals that have emerged over the past two years: the Annotation Ontology [1] and the Open Annotation Model [2]. Initially, editors of these proposals will closely collaborate to devise a common draft specification that addresses requirements and use cases that were identified in the course of their respective efforts. The goal is to make this draft available for public feedback and experimentation in the second quarter of 2012. The final deliverable of the Open Annotation Community Group will be a specification, published under an appropriate open license, that is informed by the existing proposals, the common draft specification, and the community feedback. [1] http://code.google.com/p/annotation-ontology/ [2] http://www.openannotation.org/spec/beta/

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icon-minusOpen Data Directory 19 participants Date Created: 2013-06-25

The Open Data Directory lists products, services and research projects that leverage Linked Data. Currently, the Directory serves as an aggregator of use cases and web sites using Linked Data and is expected to evolve over time in response user requirements. The Directory is a community service project to foster ease-of-use and awareness of Open Data on the Web. The Directory has an easy to use Web interface enabling users to list: - Organization name - Contact name - Product(s) - Service(s) - Projects & Use Cases The Open Data Directory periodically gathers Linked Data from designated sites and compiles it into a summarized view of the community. It is a purely Linked Data application and not another "walled garden." Organizations are responsible for publishing their own Linked Data for the Directory to consume. The Open Data Directory includes some basic visualizations that are expected to expand over time. The site is built on open Web standards and an Open Source data platform hosted on the cloud. All of the data is freely available for download as RDF. The Open Data Directory is open and does not require W3C affiliation.

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icon-minusOpen Data Spain 69 participants Date Created: 2012-12-10

Forum where Spanish public bodies, citizens and industry involved in Open Data and PSI reuse are gathered together to discuss and seize synergies among them. This Group is an evolution of the "Grupo Zaragoza", a non-profit community, composed of all-governmental-level administrations and key players in PSI reuse, which has boosted the Open Data in Spain. Future and ongoing Open Data initiatives may reuse this group's work in terms of technology, formats, ontologies, tools, guidelines, etc. This group will not create specifications.

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icon-minusOpen Government 79 participants Date Created: 2013-03-08

This group's mission is to discuss and prepare data and API specifications relating to open government information, which may include: * people, such as legislators * organizations, such as legislatures or committees * people's positions within organizations * areas, such as electoral districts * events, such as elections * documents, such as bills or agendas * speeches, such as those given by legislators in legislatures * votes The group will base its work on existing standards as much as possible, and re-use existing terms (classes and properties) wherever appropriate. The group may define various serializations of the specifications, including but not limited to RDF and JSON. The group will seek consensus around, and support for, these specifications which may then be brought to an appropriate Working Group to advance a specification from draft to standard. The group will coordinate as appropriate with the Web Schemas Task Force of the Semantic Web Interest Group and other relevant groups within the W3C.

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icon-minusOpen Linked Education 58 participants Date Created: 2013-03-21

As a burgeoning and emerging area, open linked data for education is currently experiencing momentum across several initiatives and organisations including Open Education, LinkedUp, LinkedUniversities or LinkedEducation., and the Open Knowledge Foundation, to name just a few. We believe that we are now at a time when these efforts should converge, with this group representing a focus point for the community to collect, capture and adopt the practices that are going to be the foundation of the web of educational data. We therefore set the following set of goals for this group: 1. To collect from existing initiatives the practices currently used to share education-related data on the web. This includes the vocabularies that are employed as well as the ways in which common aspects of the data are being modelled with these vocabularies (e.g.course catalogues, resources, university facilities, research results). Further statistical analysis can provide sound guidance on vocabulary usage within the educational Web of data. 2. To identify common, best practices amongst those and document them (including concrete examples). 3. To facilitate the adoption of these common best practices, through direct interaction with community stakeholders, as well as through showing the benefits of the reuse of data modelling practices in application developments. While this has some similarities with the idea of “creating an ontology of education”, it is not what we are aiming to achieve. Education is very broad, and our goal is therefore rather to provide common “patterns” that use existing vocabularies for the representation of common education-related data. We do expect this to create resources of interest whenever our efforts will contribute to filling a gap, and to refer to other of such resources (such as LRMI for learning resources) in other cases. This group will not publish specifications.

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icon-minusOpen Source SEO 14 participants Date Created: 2011-12-30

A group sharing related interests in the world of Open Source SEO; software, tools, tips, tricks, plugins, coding, scripting and more.

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icon-minusOpen and Interactive Widgets for STEM 13 participants Date Created: 2013-10-18

The goal of this group is to create a library of open source JavaScript interactive widgets commonly used in STEM educational resources. The widgets will conform to WCAG guidelines and will provide interfaces to various educational technology APIs, such as Tin Can. Examples of commonly used widgets are interactive number lines used in assessments and EPUB 3 eTextbooks, physics simulations, interactive software code editors or graphing calculators that support sonification.

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icon-minusOpen and Transparent W3C 28 participants Date Created: 2014-08-04

Although the World Wide Web (WWW) is an open and free information system, participation in the member-based World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) typically requires paying a membership fee to participate in the Consortium's standards setting groups. As such, the W3C is often criticized as a closed organization by those that are not members of the Consortium. This group aspires to help provide non Members with simple mechanisms to provide feedback to the Consortium (the Consortium's Members and the Consortium's Staff) on topics such as (but not limited to): areas where new Web standards are needed (e.g. to help address some interoperability pain point), Consortium priorities, the evolution of the Web, aligning Consortium's activities with the Web, collaboration with other organizations, etc. Anyone - including non-Members - is welcome and encouraged to join this group. Participants include technical contributors to Web standards, Web standards Editors and group Chairs. The group also includes participants from the Consortium's "Advisory Committee" and at least one member of the Consortium's elected Advisory Board. Additionally, the group welcomes members of the Consortium's staff. If someone wants to communicate with this group but does not want to formally join it, that's OK; just send an email to the group's mail list: public-openw3c@w3.org (see for the list archive and RSS feed information). This group will not publish specifications.

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icon-minusPermanent Identifier 24 participants Date Created: 2013-02-15

The Permanent Identifier Community Group maintains a secure, permanent UL re-direction service for the Web located at w3id.org. Web applications that deal with Linked Data often need to specify and use URLs that are very stable. They utilize services such as the one run by this community to ensure that applications using their URLs will always be re-directed to a working website. The concept operates much like a switchboard, connecting requests for information with the true location of the information on the Web. Entries in the switchboard can be reconfigured to point to a new location if the old location stops working. The community is responsible for all administrative tasks associated with operating the service. The social contract between organizations involved in the community gives each of them full access to all information required to maintain and operate the website. The agreement is setup such that a number of these organizations could fail, lose interest, or become unresponsive for long periods of time without negatively affecting the operation of the site. The service operates in HTTPS-only mode to ensure end-to-end security. This means that it may be used for Linked Data applications that require high levels of security such as those found in the financial, medical, and public infrastructure sectors. All identifiers associated with the service are intended to be around for as long as the Web is around. This means decades, if not centuries. If the final destination for popular identifiers used by this service fail in such a way as to be a major inconvenience or danger to the Web, the community will mirror the information for the popular identifier and setup a working redirect to restore service to the rest of the Web. You may join this community by getting a W3C account and clicking the join button. If you wish to engage the community in discussion about this service for your Web application, please send an e-mail to the public-perma-id@w3.org mailing list. This group does not create specifications.

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icon-minusPhilosophy of the Web 62 participants Date Created: 2012-04-17

Many philosophical issues have arisen in the technical design of Web standards over the years. Philosophical conundrums sometimes seem out of context in the light of seemingly more pressing technical problems. Yet, the very fact that these philosophical problems are constantly raised indicates that they are not easily dispensed with, but should instead be the focus of serious and ongoing long-term discussions. This is why this CG aims at undertaking such discussions, even outsourcing them to alleviate the task of other groups. To clarify the goal of this CG: it should not be a place to do unconstrained philosophical research but rather a forum to examine issues arising from the W3C technical community. Open discussion and precise descriptions of the minutiae of the Web will help guide the work in the CG, which should output short guides on precise topics to help case progress and discussions in other groups. The PhiloWeb Community group aims to undertake such discussions by bringing together experts from the web and the philosophical community to help the task of "philosophical engineering", a term coined by Tim Berners-Lee.

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icon-minusPlaces 25 participants Date Created: 2012-10-05

Place data has many uses, including augmented reality browsers, gazetteers, location-based social networking games, geocaching, mapping, navigation systems, and many others. In addition, the group will explore how the geospatial industry could best use, influence and contribute to Web standards.

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icon-minusPrint and Page Layout 40 participants Date Created: 2012-03-06

The Print and Page Layout Community Group is open to all aspects of page layout theory and practice. We can and will cover everything from the Crystal Goblet through to specifications and on to the nitty-gritty of writing stylesheets. You will find XSL-FO discussed here, but you will also find other stylesheet languages, and all are equally welcome.

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icon-minusPrivate User Agent 7 participants Date Created: 2012-09-23

The Private User Agent Community Group is chartered to improve user privacy and user control by designing the User Agent to minimize fingerprinting and to improve the control the user has over information shared over the Web and to improve the security of the User Agent in these regards. The group seeks to standardize the designs necessary to achieve these goals, to develop extensions designed for privacy to mitigate inevitable losses of functionality, to foster consideration of privacy in the design of other Web standards, and to discuss and develop implementations and test suits. Mechanisms for expressing user privacy preferences to servers and content provides are outside the scope of this group.

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icon-minusProperty Graphs Model and API 23 participants Date Created: 2013-09-19

This group will explore the Property Graph data model and API and decide whether this area is ripe for standardization. Property Graphs are used to analyze social networks and in other Big Data applications using NoSQL databases. The group may want to investigate several extensions to the data model. For example, should nodes be typed; what datatypes are allowed for property values; can properties have multiple values and should we add collection types such as sets and maps to the data model? At the same time, we need to bear in mind that there are several Property Graph vendors and implementations and we may not want to deviate significantly from current practice. Existing Property Graph APIs are either navigational e.g. Tinkerpop or declarative e.g. Neo4j. For a W3C standard we may want to design a more HTTP and REST-oriented interface in the style of OData Protocol and OData URL Conventions. In this style, you construct URls for collections of nodes and edges. For example, a GET on http://server/nodes would return the collection of nodes on the server. A GET on http://server/nodes/in(type = ‘knows’ ) would return the collection of incoming arcs with type = ‘knows’ and a GET on http://server/nodes/out(type = ‘created’ ) would return the collection of outgoing arcs with type = ‘created’. Once a collection of nodes or arcs is selected with the URI, query operators can be used to add functions to select properties to be returned. Functions can also be used to return aggregate properties such as count and average. The group will deliver a recommendation to the W3C regarding whether and how the Property Graph work should be taken forward towards standardization.

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icon-minusPubSubHubbub 40 participants Date Created: 2012-01-11

The group will promote and design a Publish-Subscribe pattern and protocol for the web. The current de-facto protocol for it, PubSubHubbub is already widely used but has a couple issues that we need to address. We hope this protocol can be used in wide range of applications, from social web, to e-commerce or even search engines.

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icon-minusQuick-fix support for XML 17 participants Date Created: 2014-02-20

Sometimes an error reported against an XML document can be fixed automatically, for example if the error refers to an unexpected attribute then an automatic fix will be to delete that unexpected attribute. We want to explore the issues related to applying quick fixes (like preserving DOCTYPE declarations, entities, etc.) and determine what actions will be needed be able to apply quick fixes on a document as well as a representation language to describe these actions. Quick fixes are especially interesting when we use Schematron for XML validation, as in this case the quick-fix should be specified by the schema author, so we have user-defined quick fixes. Imagine for example a business rule implemented in Schematron that says that a list should contain between 4 and 8 items. If we determine that there are two items then a quick fix will propose to add automatically two more items to the list or if the list has 10 items then a quick fix may propose to delete two items or to split the list in two lists, etc.

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icon-minusRDF JavaScript Libraries 42 participants Date Created: 2013-10-02

The RDF JavaScript Libraries Community Group discusses implementations of libraries for working with RDF and Linked Data in ECMAScript platforms like Web browsers and Node.js

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icon-minusRDF Stream Processing 76 participants Date Created: 2013-08-01

The mission of the RDF Stream Processing Community Group (RSP) is to define a common model for producing, transmitting and continuously querying RDF Streams. This includes extensions to both RDF and SPARQL for representing streaming data, as well as their semantics. Moreover this work envisions an ecosystem of streaming and static RDF data sources whose data can be combined through standard models, languages and protocols. Complementary to related work in the area of databases, this Community Group looks at the dynamic properties of graph-based data, i.e., graphs that are produced over time and which may change their shape and data over time.

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icon-minusRemote DOM 7 participants Date Created: 2013-08-27

Similarly to how the Shadow DOM paved the way for custom elements using web technologies, a "Remote DOM" could allow display of portions of the web app to be displayed on "remote" (i.e. "external") devices, such as screens, Smart TVs, etc. This brings interesting capabilities to web apps, such as leveraging external screens for presentation, supplemental content or second screen experiences.

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icon-minusResearch Object for Scholarly Communication 90 participants Date Created: 2013-04-08

Research investigations are increasingly collaborative and require ‘‘borrowing strength’’ from the outputs of other research. Conventional digital publications are becoming less sufficient for the scientists to access, share, communicate, and enable the reuse of scientific outputs. The need to have a community-wide container data model to encapsulate the actual research data and methods with all the contextual information essential for interpreting and reusing them is becoming more and more imperative, for the science, publisher, as well as digital library communities. A number of different community groups and projects are now creating some form of container, bundling or aggregation mechanism (particularly using ORE OAI), partially driven by the above goal. There is a clear need and benefit to facilitate a consensus among these representations. In the ROSC community group we aim to provide an open platform for gathering and discussing current development of various container models and their implementations. These data models should be driven by the need of facilitating the reuse and exchange of the actual digital knowledge and the inspection of the reproducibility of scientific investigation results. They should consider not only the data used, methods employed to produce and analyse that data, but also the people involved in the investigation and annotations about these resources, which are essential to the understanding and interpretation of the scientific outcomes. As outcomes from the community group we aim to facilitate the establishment of a community data model and a set of community agreements that can effectively assist the establishment of a new form of scholarly communication, that is a prominent issue of today. This group will not publish specifications.

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icon-minusResilient Web 1 participants Date Created: 2013-10-21

Situations of interrupted work caused by accidental loss of connectivity or by intentional offline work are very frequent. Concerned by the negative effects of interruptions in users’ activities, we are investigating a new approach for the design and development of Web applications resilient to interruptions. In order to help users to recover from interruptions whilst navigating Web sites we propose a model-based approach. With this model we are able to design web interaction and to make decisions about how web sites are going to behave when they are interrupted due to a lack of connectivity. The aim of this group is not to create a way to make offline applications over the web, but we use the features provided by the HTML standard to make user interaction with web sites "interruption resilient”. We’ll work in defining the elements for making users interaction with the web resilient to interruptions.

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icon-minusResponsive Images 387 participants Date Created: 2012-02-20

Our goal is a markup-based means of delivering alternate image sources based on device capabilities, to prevent wasted bandwidth and optimize display for both screen and print.

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icon-minusRestricted Media 54 participants Date Created: 2013-03-12

The Restricted Media CG will discuss and analyze methods of restricting access to or use of Web media, and their implementation on the open Web. This group will not publish specifications.

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icon-minusRevising W3C Process 40 participants Date Created: 2011-11-03

Examine the way W3C works. Propose improvements to the formal processes. These will be given to the Advisory Board, which currently manages that process.

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icon-minusRobustness and Archiving 7 participants Date Created: 2014-05-19

The goal of this community is to design web architecture and specifications to mitigate problems such as link rot, content drift, Internet censorship, and denial-of-service attacks. If, after following a hyperlink, the content is missing or not what you expected, we want it to be easier to find what you were looking for.

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icon-minusSDshare 20 participants Date Created: 2012-10-08

SDshare is a highly RESTful protocol for synchronization of RDF (and potentially other) data, by publishing feeds of data changes as Atom feeds.

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icon-minusSVG Advanced Gradients 1 participants Date Created: 2014-04-09

SVG 2 will include Coon's patch mesh gradients. This group will explore other forms of advanced gradient for inclusion in SVG. Primarily the focus will be on diffusion curves and mesh gradients. Ultimately, the goal of the group will be to prepare a proposal for consideration by the SVG working group. This community group will work closely with the SVG working group and will report progress regularly.

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icon-minusSVG Mapping 15 participants Date Created: 2012-10-18

The mission of SVG Mapping Community Group (SVGMapCG) is to build requirements for SVG based Web Mapping through a discussion of use cases regarding map services. One of the key technologies for SVG Web Mapping is dynamic Tiling & Layering, which realizes zoom and pan display of maps in an efficient manner. The other technologies for the mapping (e.g. Shared Path, Vector Effects and etc.) are also necessary. Although these functionalities will be standardized as part of SVG 2 in SVG WG, the focus of discussion is for general use and the discussion may lack particular aspects for map services. Therefore, our main scope is to investigate whether these generic functions are enough or not to resolve challenges inherent in mapping, and to provide WGs (e.g. SVG and Geolocation) feedback from our observation. Envisioned issues for Web Mapping are a common coordinate system for map contents and a projection. Another issue is a relationship to other GIS communities (OpenLayers, Open Street Map, WMS, and etc.) outside W3C. They have developed map-related standards and frameworks, and we need to clarify our interrelationship and consider collaboration if necessary. This group will not create specifications.

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icon-minusSVG Streaming 6 participants Date Created: 2013-11-15

This group will work on developing guidelines and possible extensions to the SVG language enabling the authoring of streamable SVG content, in particular for the creation of streamable cartoon animations, synchronized graphically-rich karaoke, or synchronized graphical overlays on top of video streams.

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icon-minusSchema Bib Extend 88 participants Date Created: 2012-09-13

The mission of this group is to discuss and prepare proposal(s) for extending Schema.org schemas for the improved representation of bibliographic information markup and sharing. The group will seek consensus around, and support for, proposal(s) to the W3C WebSchemas Group. This Community Group will not, itself, produce technical specifications.

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icon-minusScript Library 26 participants Date Created: 2011-11-02

A forum for improved communication between script library authors and users, and W3C working groups working on relevant specifications.

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icon-minusSecond Screen Presentation 65 participants Date Created: 2013-11-07

The group's goal is to define an API that allows web applications to use secondary screens to display Web content. Phones, tablets, laptops and other devices support ways to attach additional display screens. Common methods include attaching through video ports or HDMI, or wirelessly through Miracast, WiDi, or AirPlay. Screens can also be attached over a network. For many of these techniques the operating system hides how the screen is attached and provides ways for applications to use the screens. Native apps on an operating system can easily use these additional screens without having to know how they are attached to the device. The goal of this CG is to define simple APIs to request displaying an HTML page on the second screen and some means for the launching page on the first screen to communicate with and control the second page, wherever it is rendered. That API should hide the details of the underlying connection technologies and use familiar, common web technologies for messaging. The charter for this CG can be found at: https://github.com/webscreens/presentation-api/wiki/Second-Screen-Community-Group-Charter

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icon-minusSemantic News 49 participants Date Created: 2011-07-08

The Semantic News Community Group is a forum for exploring the intersection of W3C semantic technologies and news gathering, production, distribution and consumption. It will focus on a common representation for abstract ideas in the news domain such as a 'news event' or a domain ontology for news. This includes the following subject areas: 1. Review, test and comment on existing and proposed standards for semantic technologies in the news domain. 2. Encourage the reuse of well-known datasets and ontologies and propose mappings between them as required. 3. Best practices for publishing, exchanging and linking data, including use cases. 4. Development of prototypes to help build the business case for this approach. 5. Discuss design principles of schemas and ontologies.

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icon-minusSemantic Open Data 21 participants Date Created: 2012-12-10

This group intends to explore ways to leverage OData as a contributor to the Semantic Web vision and to help achieve a common understanding of both technologies as well as their relationship to each other.

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icon-minusSemantic Sensor Networks 53 participants Date Created: 2012-02-22

To continue the work of the Semantic Sensor Networks Incubator Group (the SSN-XG) in defining and using ontologies and mappings for querying, managing and understanding sensors, sensor networks and observations. This community group will also serve as a community and access point for ontologies (such as the group's SSN ontology) and technologies developed for semantic sensor networks.

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icon-minusSemantic Statistics 24 participants Date Created: 2013-12-18

This community group aims to be a forum for the statistics community and the Linked Data community to examine issues arising from applying semantic technologies in the statistical production process and to report on best practises in the use of statistics on the Web of data. In particular the group will discuss use cases of the application of the Data Cube vocabulary in the production of official statistics and establish if there is a need for more standardisation of vocabularies to ensure comparability of statistics data on the Web of Data. Potential participants in this group are members of official statistics agencies and other government bodies that produce data (e.g. administrative, geospatial, government funded research results), statisticians, researchers and anyone in the Web of Data community who is interested in the publication of statistical data that can lead to statistical analysis of the maximum rigour. The group will coordinate as appropriate with the Government Linked Data WG and other relevant groups within the W3C Data Activity Coordination Group. This group will not publish specifications.

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icon-minusSemantic Web Interfaces 42 participants Date Created: 2012-10-12

Although Interface and Interaction design typically pertain to the disciplinary domain of HCI, which can be considered a neighboring discipline to the semantic web, with this proposal we aim to bring the relevant aspects of HCI to address core technological, socio-technical and fundamental challenges for Semantic Web (and Web Science) research. Read more: http://tinyurl.com/8hxlx7x

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icon-minusSemantic Web Programming Languages 38 participants Date Created: 2011-11-03

A community focused on the adoption of Semantic Web concepts within contemporary and new programming languages. These will incorporate W3C Semantic Web standards for Ontology, Linked data and representations as integral parts of the development tool chains. Particularly the group will aim to 1. Develop new semantically-aware programming languages, 2. Modify existing languages to be semantically-aware 3. Develop design patterns for semantically-aware programming. 4. Develop Ontologies for computer programming concepts to allow inter-lingual sharing of basic and domain-specific algorithms.

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icon-minusSession management functionality exposed to the browser 8 participants Date Created: 2013-11-05

The mission of this group is to define a standard way to manage web sessions directly from the web browser. The web sites must expose a set of functionalities in every page served in order to make easy to browser plugins (and the browser itself) to manage the user session.

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icon-minusSmart Phone Application Developer 10 participants Date Created: 2011-12-08

This Group will help developers create Internet based Smart Phone applications. Participants will collaborate and code to make the web equally and easily accessible through Smart Phones. This group will document the new research papers created by group members regarding Internet based Phone applications.

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icon-minusSocial Business 57 participants Date Created: 2012-01-10

This group will focus on social business use cases and application of those use cases to standards, standards improvements, and standards gaps. Initial conversations will be based on the W3C Jam Results recommendations: http://www.w3.org/2011/socialbusiness-jam/report.html This group will not produce specifications.

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icon-minusSpeech API 61 participants Date Created: 2012-04-03

The goal and scope of this Community Group is to produce a JavaScript Speech API that supports the majority of use-cases in the the Speech Incubator Group's Final Report [1], but is a simplified subset API, such as this proposal [2]. For this initial specification, we believe that a simplified subset API will accelerate implementation, interoperability testing, standardization and ultimately developer adoption. This JavaScript Speech API will enable web developers to incorporate scripts into their web pages that can generate text-to-speech output and can use speech recognition as an input for forms, continuous dictation and control. Specification of HTML markup and a network speech protocol are out-of-scope of this Community Group. [1] http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/htmlspeech/XGR-htmlspeech/ [2] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-webapps/2011OctDec/att-1696/speechapi.html

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icon-minusStereoscopic 3D Web 6 participants Date Created: 2013-10-08

The Stereoscopic 3D Web Community Group is focused on determining the requirements, available options, and use cases for the addition of stereoscopic depth into the W3C technology stack. The group also evaluates areas where S3D can be interesting to apply focusing on perception and interaction in different scenarios. The main objective is to evaluate the necessary requirements for a successful implementation of a declarative approach to stereoscopic 3D depth as part of HTML documents.

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icon-minusSustainable Web Design 25 participants Date Created: 2013-04-04
icon-minusTV Control API 45 participants Date Created: 2014-04-24

The convergence of Internet-based IPTV, Video-on-Demand (VoD), Personal Video, IP multicasting video, cellular multicasting video etc. with traditional broadcasting video, satellite video and cable video is emerging on market. The technology gap between web apps and native apps is rapidly narrowing. Thus a web-based application controlling various TV channels with detailed information regarding TV programs is becoming a more and more main stream TV control application for the integrated video service. Furthermore, in many regions TV broadcasters are developing web applications that can overlay their channel in a hybrid broadcast/broadband environment. Scope of Work The W3C TV Control API Community Group is to define an API layer that is agnostic of any underlying video sourcing technologies to enable a web-based application to: - provide EPG information, including the list of TV programs and related information such as channel number, producers, directors, actors, synopsis, rating etc., - control and switch the TV sourcing based on channel identifier from EPG data - interact with TV platform for presenting the TV program appropriately - interact with TV platform for presenting other supplemental content appropriately The underlying video sourcing method and technologies, the presentation technology and/or presentation application of TV program and supplemental content are all out of scope. Operating Guidelines This group operates under the rules of the Community and Business Group Process. All matters relating to intellectual property are governed by the Community Contributor License Agreement (CLA). All participants within this group agree that their discussions will follow the General Communications Policies.

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icon-minusTechnical Architecture 21 participants Date Created: 2012-04-24

This group is an open forum for discussing Web architecture, such as that discussed by the W3C Technical Architecture Group (TAG). Web architecture refers to the underlying principles that should be adhered to by Web components (APIs/Markup), whether developed inside or outside W3C. The architecture captures principles that affect such things as understandability, interoperability, scalability, accessibility, and internationalization. We expect to have a strong working relationship with the W3C TAG.

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icon-minusTimed Text 13 participants Date Created: 2011-10-14

A number of organisations are now working with the TTML specification, and a degree of parallel discussion is happening. Some of that discussion is behind closed doors. There is a need to cross fertilize such groups so that the standard does not diverge, in addition new features and errata are being developed. This group is established to act as a forum for individuals, companies and consortia that are working with the TTML specification to address such issues. The core activities of the group will be as follows: - To act as a central forum for technical questions and answers on TTML - To act as a point of coordination for extensions and features being created in other organizations. - To identify issues, gaps and errata in the specification for future standardization. - Support the Timed Text Working Group (TTWG)) to develop a community standard which updates TTML 1.0 to address issues, gaps, and errata. - To develop and document tutorials, examples and best practice workflows - To host example code, templates, test data, and implementation code

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icon-minusTouch Events 19 participants Date Created: 2013-10-28

The Touch Events community group was formed by members of the Web Events Working Group (responsible for the Touch Events specification) and the Pointer Events Working Group (responsible for the Pointer Events spec). The group's focus is to determine differences in touch event behavior between browsers. The group seeks to form consensus on the best approaches for interoperability outside of what's already standardized. Among the topics in scope for this group: * Defining how touch-action should be implemented in browsers that support touch events; see: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1CV2AXyrdPdGSRypAQcfGrgQVuWYi50EzTmVsMLWgRPM/ * Defining the "right" TouchEvent / PointerEvent interaction for both browsers and pointer event polyfills; see: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Sasl1qYJV6agrDvGplEYlZznzc38U-TFN_3a67-nlSc/ * Trying to form consensus on how exactly browsers should behave in sending touch events when scrolling starts (f.ex. see the following public-webevents thread: http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-webevents/2013AprJun/0040.html * Identifying other differences that exist between these events. * Discussing problems web/framework developers have with the design of touch events; see: https://docs.google.com/document/d/12-HPlSIF7-ISY8TQHtuQ3IqDi-isZVI0Yzv5zwl90VU/ * Define "mappings" between Touch Events and Pointer Events; for example, see: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AvdBn9Kvx22qdGRnRXNPb0ZBTUl3SEkwdUdtaW9pWWc&usp=sharing * Define the relationships between touch-pointer-mouse. The group also expects to make proposals for potential future standards.

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icon-minusTraffic Event Ontology 14 participants Date Created: 2013-10-02

The mission of this group is to design a set of vocabularies and ontologies used to represent road/traffic event and accident data, i.e. involving Event, Vehicle, Juridiction, Accident, Persons, Environment, etc. We plan to re-use existing schema when possible.

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icon-minusURI Specification 8 participants Date Created: 2014-09-12

The URI Specification Community Group endeavors to produce a set of coherent, maintainable artifacts for use by implementors, developers, authors, and everyday users. We will achieve this by creating a formal specification of the ad hoc URI/URL standard described by RFC 3986/3987 and the WHATWG URL Living Standard. The deliverable is a single formal specification source document in Lem (http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~pes20/lem/) from which a typical standards document can be generated as well as a set of theorems over the concepts described and an executable test oracle for each specified function. Depending on community support and development of test generation tools, a test suite with proven specification coverage may also be delivered. If you think URI should work predictably and correctly and be able to be understood clearly, please join this group and give us your perspective!

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icon-minusUbiquitous Application Design 26 participants Date Created: 2013-06-26

People are looking to use applications and services on a ubiquitous range of devices. For developers, this raises the challenge of tailoring the user experience according to the device and context in which it is used. Application development teams involve a wide range of roles and skills: business requirements, information systems, usability and accessibility, graphical design and brand management, as well as the expertise required for specific target platforms. This Community Group seeks to bring together developers and researchers to explore and promote techniques for context aware design that separates out different aspects of design to speed development and reduce costs. We will do this through gathering and discussing techniques, together with developing open source demonstrators.

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icon-minusUnhosted Web 38 participants Date Created: 2011-09-06

We propose per-user cross-origin cloud storage, much in the sense described in http://www.w3.org/DesignIssues/CloudStorage.html We are a non-profit project and have so far defined a first draft of our standard for this: http://unhosted.org/spec/dav/0.1 We have researched a lot of aspects in the last few months, and are about move to version 0.2 of our standard. People are starting to implement this with significant user base sizes, and other people are starting to develop apps that rely on it, which is now would be a good time to make this into a w3c cg.

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icon-minusUser Identity on the Web 15 participants Date Created: 2012-03-14

Currently, more and more services are created on the web and require information about you, me, all of us. Therefore, users have to give away a lot of information about themselves to many different services. The point is that the users lose control of their identity on the web, by filling a lot of forms (e.g., through subscriptions). Privacy on the Internet is extremely important and must remain. Personal information is used by services we, sometimes, don't even know about, and it is a real problem. The aim of this group would be to think about new ways to identify individuals over the internet using trusted web based identities embedded directly into the core protocols of the web. At the same time it is important to maintain equilibrium between total privacy and providing information when needed, which means, when the user wants to.

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icon-minusUser Interaction and Experience 28 participants Date Created: 2011-09-26

As the number of Web applications is exponential, the capability to link user activity from application to another is also growing. However, these connections are more or less relying on specific models and APIs and set-up of a new connected application needs a tons of one-to-one configuration. This group will try to gather from these experience in order to build a more coherent model for sharing - semantically enabled & privacy safe - interaction data in order to provide better user experience among web applications.

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icon-minusVIVO Open Research Networking 18 participants Date Created: 2011-09-09

VIVO (http://vivoweb.org, http://vivo.sourceforge.net) is an open source semantic web platform and ontology for representing researchers and their associated training, background, activities, organizations, and outputs including publications and research resources. VIVO publishes linked open data integrated from a variety of authoritative sources as well as from direct user input. This group will bring together developers, ontologists, adopters, outreach and policy strategists, end users, and members of closely related communities (e.g., http://orcid.org, https://www.eagle-i.org/home/) for discussion on the use of semantic data for research representation and networking, related tools, and opportunities for collaboration and synergy.

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icon-minusVoiceXML 9 participants Date Created: 2013-02-27

The mission of this group is to bring together voice application developers interested in VoiceXML. This group will not produce specifications, but will discuss use cases that may be recommended to the VoiceXML Working Group. Of particular interest will be use of VoiceXML for mobile applications.

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icon-minusVoting system 5 participants Date Created: 2014-05-06

There has been lengthy and recurrent discussions about reforming the voting system for AB/TAG elections. The current system is allegedly broken as it is stated by various members, but the AC is not willing to work on this unless someone comes up with a comprehensive explanation and proposal. There are many alternatives: * pick up one alternative voting system * work on a tool to create simulation * use this tool for **non official** ballot at the same time as an official ballot (which would be used with the current systen) All of these items have been proposed in various email threads in w3c-ac-forum and public-w3process list, not repeating the links here for the sake of conciseness. This group will not publish specifications.

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icon-minusW3C Developer Relations 27 participants Date Created: 2012-03-22

Developers and designers form an important audience for W3C standards, but the standards process itself is not an ideal way to engage with them. W3C has made strides in terms of developer relations in recent years, through W3Conf, Web Education XG and CG, easy access to W3C through community groups, more documentation, and online training. More can be done to reach more people and better reflect their interests in W3C. Initial ideas: * Create a developer relations activity or domain, to coordinate and explore different ways to directly engage with developers and designers, to gain early feedback on our specifications. * Make W3C a home for more useful documentation, demos, etc. * Support developer advocacy, in which ideas, use cases, and requirements for features or specification fixes are collected in detail from developers and designers, and presented to the appropriate W3C Groups. * Liaise with Members' developer relations departments on projects of mutual benefit. This group will not publish Specifications.

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icon-minusW3Québec 1 participants Date Created: 2014-01-29

La volonté du W3Québec est de promouvoir les normes, standards ouverts et bonnes pratiques du Web et du multimédia au Québec. This group will not develop specifications.

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icon-minusWAI-Engage: Web Accessibility 64 participants Date Created: 2012-04-06

WAI-Engage is an open forum for responsive development of material supporting web accessibility, including support for Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) resources. Developers, designers, project leaders, administrators, scholars, producers and consumers with disabilities, and anyone interested in accessibility -- please join us and share your perspectives to help build resources that will be useful to the broader community. We welcome everyone to this Community. There is no time commitment or experience expected. This is a place to suggest, share, and develop ideas. This group will not publish specifications.

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icon-minusWeb App Source Code Protection 38 participants Date Created: 2013-06-05

The goal of this community group is to explore solutions for protecting web app source codes. It is well-known that web page source codes are visible to the public due to the openness of the Internet and the W3C standards. With the advent of HTML5, the web apps become popular, especially the mobile web apps. Web apps can be classified as either Hosted App or Packaged App. The source code of Packaged Apps (such as the apps in Firefox OS or Tizen OS) are installed and running locally. Users can easily view the source code. Similarly front end source code of Hosted App can also be easily seen by anyone. In this case, the publicity of source codes becomes a problem. Because web developers never hope their web apps are easily copied by others. Therefore, this group intends to find mechanisms of code protection for web apps, especially for packaged apps, making the source codes (e.g. HTML, CSS, JavaScript), as well as relevant resource files (image, audio and video, etc.) cannot be seen easily. Thus, the interests of web developers will be protected.

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icon-minusWeb Application Store 24 participants Date Created: 2012-03-30

Since the launch of Apple's App Store in 2008, developers found a market delivery channel that greatly reduced time-to-market and time-to-payment and provided a direct channel to consumers. The result: users started buying more and more smartphones, accessing app stores and downloading billions upon billions of apps. At same reason, web developers are also expressing interest in an app store model for the Web that would enable them to get paid for their efforts without having to abandon Web development in exchange for proprietary silos. The purpose for this Web Application Store community group is to discuss about the web application store, related technologies, and various issues for Open Web Application Store. This Web Application Store CG's activities include: * Tracking specifications and implementations related to Web Application Store. * Refining use cases to communicate specific needs of Web Application Store. * Discussing technological issues related to Web Apps & Web Application Store * Suggesting refinements or fixes to existing specifications to better meet the needs of the Web Application Development community * Evangelizing specifications to browser vendors. * Documenting how to best use open web standards for Web Application Store * Evangelizing open web standards and best practices for Web Application Store Anyone can join the Web Application Store Community Group.

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icon-minusWeb Array Math 7 participants Date Created: 2013-11-14

The purpose of this group is to develop a specification for high performance, low latency typed array processing for the Web. The basic idea is to create an API that makes it possible to utilize hardware level parallelism, such as SIMD instructions, by providing methods that operate on whole arrays rather than single elements at a time.

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icon-minusWeb Audio Developers 50 participants Date Created: 2013-02-09

The Web Audio Developers Community Group brings together hackers and developers interested in using the emerging Web Audio API. By providing community support on using the API and surfacing issues with the draft standard, it complements the work of the W3C Audio Working Group where the specification is being developed. This group will not create specifications.

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icon-minusWeb Bluetooth 31 participants Date Created: 2014-07-31

Bluetooth is a standard for short-range wireless communication between devices. This group is developing a specification for Bluetooth APIs to allow websites to communicate with devices in a secure and privacy-preserving way. In particular the web Bluetooth API focuses on minimizing the device attack surface exposed to malicious websites, possibly by removing access to some existing Bluetooth features that are hard to implement securely. Further, the API takes the approach of a user interface to select and approve access to devices as opposed to using certification and installation.

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icon-minusWeb Copyright 13 participants Date Created: 2013-10-08

Irrespective of whether we like it or not, of whether W3C or other SDOs eventually accept it or not, DRM seems slated to come to the Web platform. We are looking at video today, but books, apps, and therefore relatively arbitrary Web documents could easily be next. The business pressure to do so is such that there is little in the way that technology can do to stop this process. Our communities may produce everything from learned recantations to bitter rants, words will not suffice to address the problem. The only way in which we can decisively put a stop to DRM is by changing the legal system which can make it seem desirable to some. The goal of this group is to produce a set of realistic proposals for Web-compatible copyright legislation. Its focus is very much pragmatic, the idea being not to produce an idealistic laundry list for some free content utopia, but rather actionable proposals that stand a chance of passing into law. This group will not produce specifications.

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icon-minusWeb Crypto API 44 participants Date Created: 2011-08-31

This group discusses Web Crypto APIs for signing the message by the user certificate issuing from the certificate authority for SSL communications. It is based on http://html5.creation.net/webcrypto-api/

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icon-minusWeb Dev Data 15 participants Date Created: 2012-11-14

This group intends to analyse web development data from around the world and publish monthly reports. By leveraging open source tools, we hope to create an open source project to do this. This group does not plan to publish specifications that require patent commitments.

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icon-minusWeb Education 210 participants Date Created: 2011-06-29

The Web Education Community Group (CG) aims to evolve the Web and improve the overall skill set of the web industry by improving the quality of available web education resources and courses around the world. To do this, we are engaging in several activities, which are the responsibilities of different projects inside the CG: 1. Learning material: Creating a comprehensive series of tutorial articles to teach all the W3C technologies, which will constantly be updated so that it remains current and best practice. The main basis of this is currently the Web standards curriculum. 2. Curriculum: Creating a series of structured courses based on the learning material, which educators from around the world can use to teach web design and development in a consistent, effective way. 3. Outreach: Contacting educators, companies and trainers and getting them to adopt our learning material and curricula. 4. Training and certification: Training the trainers to help them teach web design and development more effectively, and formulating a plan to, and researching the feasibility of, partnering with them to provide W3C endorsed qualifications. 5. Membership and policy: Dealing with issues of membership and policy. 6. International Education: Different groups responsible for outreach and translations into specific languages to serve groups for whom English is not the primary language. For more information, follow the relevant links in the Pages list. Please note that the Web Education Community Group will not be developing any specifications.

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icon-minusWeb History 57 participants Date Created: 2012-05-24

This group gathers people interested in the history of the World Wide Web: how it was invented, what was out there that made it possible, and what happened in its early years. Our main goal is to collect and preserve valuable information (software, documents, testimonials) before it is lost. This group will not produce specifications.

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icon-minusWeb Hypertext Application Technology 59 participants Date Created: 2012-04-23
icon-minusWeb MIDI 11 participants Date Created: 2013-04-04

The Web MIDI Community Group brings together folks interested in enabling MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) devices on the Web. Some example applications include dynamically generated music for games, alternative input devices, and controlling music instruments and lighting systems. This group will not create specifications.

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icon-minusWeb Media Text Tracks 63 participants Date Created: 2011-09-30

This group will work on text tracks for video on the Web, applied to captioning, subtitling and other purposes. This group plans to work initially on: 1) Documenting a semantic model underlying the caption formats in use, notably TTML, CEA 608/708, EBU STL, and WebVTT. 2) Creating a community specification for WebVTT. 3) Defining the mappings between WebVTT and some selected formats, including at least TTML (W3C/SMPTE), and CEA 608/708. 4) Creating web developer reference and tutorial material, including worked examples. 5) Creating a test suite and/or tools. A possible transition to REC-track for some of these document(s) is envisaged and that possibility will be used to guide the work and procedures. The group may produce recommendations for work in other groups, such as CSS, HTML5, and TTWG.

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icon-minusWeb Observatory 87 participants Date Created: 2012-03-16

The sister organisation of W3C, the Web Science Trust (www.webscience.org) proposes to create a global "Web Observatory". The Open Data movement and the Transparency Agenda are successfully advocating the release of very large institutional and commercial data sets describing social phenomena, economic indicators and geographic trends. This proliferation of data represents great opportunity for researchers and industry but this data abundance also threatens to make it ever more difficult to locate, analyse, compare and interpret useful information in a consistent and reliable way; a situation which can only get worse unless we can help stakeholders perform useful analysis rather than drowning in a sea of data. The Web Observatory will offer an institutional framework to promote the use of W3C and other standards in the development of; Semantic Catalogues to globally locate existing data sets, Collection Systems to gather new global data sets, and Analytics Tools and methodologies to analyse these data sets. This community group seeks to articulate the business and technical requirements for the Web Observatory.

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icon-minusWeb Payments Charter Development 35 participants Date Created: 2014-05-05

This group is setup as a follow-up on the W3C Web Payments Workshop that took place 23-24 March 2014. The workshop participants advocated W3C to launch a dedicated steering group (W3C Interest Group) to engage further in the development of core standard technologies to better support payments on the Web. This community group is a first step in that direction, and will host the discussions around the future charter of the interest group. The objective is to ensure that all stakeholders are able to provide inputs on the role and actions of the future group, and to ensure that a critical mass of representatives from the different stakeholder groups are ready to engage in this work. This group will not publish specifications.

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icon-minusWeb Payments 186 participants Date Created: 2011-06-29

The purpose of the Web Payments Community Group is to discuss, research, prototype, and create working systems that enable Universal Payment for the Web. The goal is to create a safe, decentralized system and a set of open, patent and royalty-free specifications that allow people on the Web to send each other money as easily as they exchange instant messages and e-mail today. The group will focus on transforming the way we reward each other on the Web as well as how we organize financial resources to enhance our personal lives and pursue endeavors that improve upon the human condition.

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icon-minusWeb Performance 19 participants Date Created: 2012-10-16

The goal of the Web Performance is to produce a general guideline to help people who work in the web field increasing their websites' performances. From the server abilities and rapidity to the analysis of the website's code (whatever would the markup language be), we try to help web designers making faster websites.

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icon-minusWeb Skill Profiles 14 participants Date Created: 2011-08-16

This group has the mission to extend the discussion and development of the Web Skill Profiles originally developed by IWA/HWG (http://www.skillprofiles.eu) based on the EU Framework for education and outreach.

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icon-minusWeb Test Automation 9 participants Date Created: 2011-12-08

This group aims at developing common tools, technologies, frameworks and platforms for automating tests in Web applications.

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icon-minusWeb and Broadcasting Business Group 73 participants Date Created: 2012-03-26

The aim of the Web and Broadcasting Business Group is to study and clarify the influence of Open Web Platform on the professional world of broadcasting, and to help stakeholders within the broadcasting industry to build good and practical understanding on the standardization processes in W3C with the chair-to-chair communication mechanism built into business groups. The business group will create monthly or bi-monthly report to summarize their study on the influence and share the reports internally. Detailed discussion and analysis on the use cases in this area should be done in the Web and TV Interest Group, so the business group will not deal with those items to avoid scope overlap. However, fruitful collaborative works may happen as a result of the chair-to-chair communication between these two groups.

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icon-minusWeb of Sensors 43 participants Date Created: 2012-02-12

This group explores how the Web platform could interact with sensors around us. For instance, how do we hook up an Arduino and interact with it through the Web platform? The scope is to explore we can safely expose sensor data to the Web platform in way that protects user's privacy and meets the needs of developers.

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icon-minusWeb of Things 141 participants Date Created: 2013-06-05

The aim of the Web of Things Community Group (CG) is to accelerate the adoption of Web technologies as a basis for enabling services for the combination of the Internet of Things with rich descriptions of things and the context in which they are used.

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icon-minusWeb-based Signage Business Group 48 participants Date Created: 2012-04-17

The Web-based Signage Business Group is aimed at companies and organizations interested in the standardization of Web based digital signage. The goal of the group is to identify use cases and system image/model for expansion of web browser based digital signage and smarter integration of existing Web standards.

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icon-minusWebApps UI 11 participants Date Created: 2012-03-28

Web applications employ a range of UI methods from CSS, SVG, HTML Forms, Canvas and ARIA. Our focus is to ensure that UI methods are accessible, maintainable and of high quality across vendors and specifications. We use WCAG and ATAG to examine cross-specification techniques and identify issues with implementations and associated specifications.

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icon-minusWebID 76 participants Date Created: 2012-01-17

The WebID Community Group is a continuation of the WebID Incubator Group [1]. The Community Group will continue development of a specification for the WebID protocol, build test suites, document use case, issues, and grow the community of implementations. [1] http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/webid/

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icon-minusWebize Everything 15 participants Date Created: 2014-01-15

"The web is extended in two ways - by adding new bits of technology to the existing stuff, and by 'webizing' existing applications and systems. Webizing is really important, not only as a way of bootstrapping the web using large amount of legacy information, but because the existing systems have been researched and designed over the years and it is really important we do not lose the knowledge accrued during that process." --Tim Berners-Lee http://www.w3.org/DesignIssues/Webize.html This Group aims to webize as many existing systems and applications as possible, and is committed to producing 5 star linked data, in line with the original vision of the web. This group will not publish specifications.

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icon-minusXForms Users 30 participants Date Created: 2012-03-14
icon-minusXML Error Recovery 23 participants Date Created: 2012-02-12

This group's purpose is the discussion of applying error recovery parsing methods inspired from HTML to XML.

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icon-minusXML Hypermedia 22 participants Date Created: 2012-07-16

Discuss possible benefits and implications of adding hypermedia affordance components to the XML language. Specifically, but not limited to discussion of Bugzilla bug# 17659.

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icon-minusXML Performance 17 participants Date Created: 2011-06-29

The Mission of the XML Performance Community Group is to determine the requirements, use cases to get performance measurements of the whole XML technology stack. One of the goal is to be able to understand how XML (versus other technologies) could be used as ground to make efficient processing and identifies bottlenecks and features of this XML stack. One later goal will be to compare XML implementations among them. To do so, we might give hint on defining Efficient Profiles of existing Specifications.

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icon-minusZakim on Web 8 participants Date Created: 2013-10-02

The goal of this group is to bring the functionalities of W3C Zakim Teleconference Bridge to web browsers. This group will focus on requirements and issues of open teleconference systems which contain voice communications between web browsers. We will also focus on integrating IRC service for it. This group will not create specifications but may provide feedback to relevant working groups, if necesssary.

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