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W3C is focusing on technologies to enable Web access anywhere, anytime, using any device. This includes Web access from mobile phones and other mobile devices as well as use of Web technology in consumer electronics, printers, interactive television, and even automobiles.

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W3C promotes “One Web” that is available on any device. W3C’s Mobile Web Initiative helps ensure the best user experience on mobile devices, taking into account device capabilities, location, and other context information.

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The W3C Speech Interface Framework is a suite of specifications (e.g. VoiceXML) integrating Web technology and speech interaction. VoiceXML, PLS, SISR, SRGS, SCXML, and CCXML all contribute to the Speech Interface Framework.

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Devices come in many shapes, capabilities and sizes which define constraints on the content these devices can handle. Device descriptions, content transformation guidelines, device APIs and CC/PP help developers to optimize the user experience.

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Increasingly, interactions with devices doesn’t only happen with a keyboard, but also through voice, touch and gestures. The W3C Multimodal architecture and its components (EMMA, InkML) allow developers to adapt applications to new interaction modes.

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With the advent of IP-based devices, connected TVs are progressing at a fast pace and traditional TV broadcasting is quickly evolving into a more immersive experience where users can interact with rich applications that are at least partly based on Web technologies. There is strong growth in the deployment of devices that integrate regular Web technologies such as HTML, CSS, and SVG, coupled with various device APIs.

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The HTML5Apps EU project is featured in the W3C track of the 24th World Wide Web Conference,Florence, Italy. Today, Dominique Hazaël-Massieux gives a talk on Rich APIs in the morning session, formatted as a developer camp. All conference participants are invited to come suggest topics of discussion related to HTML5-based apps, current and future.


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The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is looking for a new, full-time staff member to be located at Beihang University in Beijing, where W3C currently has its China Host, to assist, as team contact, W3C Working Groups developing technical specifications in the fields of Ubiquitous Web or Technology and Society.

This is an opportunity for a unique individual to be part of the team responsible for the design of next generation World Wide Web Technologies and to lead a variety of industry and user groups toward the development of technologies that enhance the functionality of the Web. As the recognized leader for the technical development of the World Wide Web, we are seeking an individual with both Web technology and project management experience, an excellent understanding of the Web industry, and enthusiasm for the mission and spirit of W3C.

Responsibilities

The individual will work within standard groups to edit specifications, develop change proposals, monitor progress, reach out to different stakeholders, produce tests, and to respond to clarification requests, bugs and issues.

We would welcome candidates with specific technology or business skills such as:

Generic Skills Required

  • Bachelors Degree or higher
  • Background in computer science and software engineering;
  • An understanding of the Web industry and its market, practices, and product development cycles;
  • Familiarity with up-to-date Web technologies, such as HTML, CSS, Web APIs and Scripting;
  • A Team player with good communication / interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work remotely and effectively is required;
  • Experience with the development of open information technology standards is desired;
  • Ability to travel internationally is required
  • Good written and spoken competency in the working language of the W3C, i.e., English, as well as in Chinese is required;
  • Strong writing skills required, with past experiences in editing technical specifications a plus;
  • Knowledge and practical experience of other languages and cultures is a plus

Work starts 1 August 2015

The Position is based at the School of Computer Science & Engineering of Beihang University, No.37 Xueyuan Road, Haidian District, Beijing. There will be regular international travel including to W3C Host sites, and regular remote work with the Working Groups and the W3C Global staff.

To apply, please send a motivation letter, your resume or CV and (if at all possible) copies of your Diplomas (including High School or equivalent) in electronic form to <team-beihang-position@w3.org>.

Developer Economics 9 Is HTML vs. Native still relevant? Will IoT play out in your ecosystem?Are you using AWS, Azure or Google Cloud? Which are the hottest IoT verticals? Which are your top platforms, tools, revenue models?

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The key insights from the survey will be given back to the community as a free download in late July 2015.


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Language Tags and Locale Identifiers for the World Wide Webdescribes the best practices for identifying or selecting the language of content as well as the the locale preferences used to process or display data values and other information on the Web. It describes how document formats, specifications, and implementations should handle language tags, as well as extensions to language tags that describe the cultural or linguistic preferences referred to in internationalization as a “locale”.

Changes in this update include the following: All references to RFC3066bis were updated to BCP 47 or to RFC5646 or RFC 4647 as appropriate.References to HTML were changed to point to HTML5. Imported and rewrote the text formerly containing in Web Services Internationalization Usage Scenarios defining internationalization, locale, and other important terms. Modified and reorganized the other sections of this document. Moved the Web services materials to an appendix.

The W3C Web Payments Interest Group has just published a set of Web Payments Use Cases(v1.0) as W3C First Public Working Draft (FPWD).

The interest group, formed in October 2014 thanks to the work initiated by the HTML5Apps project, developed these use cases to help establish a standards’ roadmap to make Web payments easier, more secure, and more interoperable across merchants, banks, platforms, and devices.

The Interest Group is now seeking wide review of this draft, by W3C groups and Members, industry standards bodies, and other stakeholders.

The Web Payments Interest Group, which goals are documented in this wiki page,is constituted by 35 organizations, including:

  • Banks: Rabobank, Groupe BPCE, US Federal Reserve Bank
  • Card association: Visa Europe
  • Payment solution providers: Worldpay, Google, Alibaba, Paygate, Yandex, Ripple Labs, Standard Treasury, SHIFTMobility, Shimply, Digital Bazaar, Verisign
  • Hardware providers: Gemalto, IBM, Intel
  • Browser makers: Opera, Google, Tencent
  • Mobile operators: Orange, Deutsche Telekom, GSMA, AT&T, SK Telekom
  • Merchants and associations: NACS, Bloomberg, Merchant Advisory Group (including Walmart), Target, FSTC

If your organization belongs to one these above categories, and is  interested by the work, please join the groupnow!


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See the program . The keynote speaker will be Page Williams, Director of Global Readiness, Trustworthy Computing, Microsoft. She is followed by a strong line up in sessions entitled Developers and Creators, Localizers, Machines, and Users, including speakers from Microsoft, the European Parliament, the UN FAO, Intel, Verisign, and many more. The workshop is made possible with the generous support of the  LIDER project.

Participation in the event is free. Please register via the  Riga Summit for the Multilingual Digital Single Market site.

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

We look forward to seeing you in Riga!

The Unicode® Consortium announced the start of the beta review for Unicode 8.0.0, which is scheduled for release in June, 2015. All beta feedback must be submitted by April 27, 2015.

Unicode 8.0.0 comprises several changes which require careful migration in implementations, including the conversion of Cherokee to a bicameral script, a different encoding model for New Tai Lue, and additional character repertoire. Implementers need to change code and check assumptions regarding case mappings, New Tai Lue syllables, Han character ranges, and confusables. Character additions in Unicode 8.0.0 include emoji symbol modifiers for implementing skin tone diversity, other emoji symbols, a large collection of CJK unified ideographs, a new currency sign for the Georgian lari, and six new scripts. For more information on emoji in Unicode 8.0.0, see the associated draft Unicode Emoji report.

Please review the documentation, adjust code, test the data files, and report errors and other issues to the Unicode Consortium by April 27, 2015. Feedback instructions are on the beta page.

See more information about testing the 8.0.0 beta. See the current draft summaryof Unicode 8.0.0.

The HTML5Apps/W3C team is present at the Mobile World Congress 2015. Dominique Hazaël-Massieux is on-site at Fira Gran Via in Barcelona, Spain, from Monday 2 through Thursday 5 March 2015.

The past year has seen significant milestones in W3C with the highlight being that HTML5 became a Web standard in late October of 2014. As a cornerstone of the Open Web Platform, HTML5 and other standards for Web applications on mobilecontinue to have a strong impact on a whole range of industries sectors, including payments, automotive and mobile (security).

Just two weeks ago, the Vibration API reached the W3C recommendation status, which demonstrates that more and more Web apps get abilities of native smartphone software.

Contact usif you would like to discuss about the future of HTML5 applications while we’re at the Mobile World Congress. We are looking to working all together to close the gaps!


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We would like to remind you that the deadline for speaker proposals for the 8th MultilingualWeb Workshop (April 29, 2015, Riga, Latvia) is on Sunday, March 8, at 23:59 UTC.

Featuring a keynote by Paige Williams (Director of Global Readiness, Trustworthy Computing at Microsoft) and sessions for various audiences (Web developers, content creators, localisers, users, and multilingual language processing), this workshop will focus on the advances and challenges faced in making the Web truly multilingual. It provides an outstanding and influential forum for thought leaders to share their ideas and gain critical feedback.

While the organizers have already received many excellent submissions, there is still time to make a proposal, and we encourage interested parties to do so by the deadline. With roughly 150 attendees anticipated for the Workshop from a wide variety of profiles, we are certain to have a large and diverse audience that can provide constructive and useful feedback, with stimulating discussion about all of the presentations.

The workshop is made possible by the generous support of the LIDER project and will be part of the Riga Summit 2015 on the Multilingual Digital Single Market . We are organizing the workshop as part of the Riga Summit to strengthen the European related community at large. Depending on the number of submissions to the MultilingualWeb workshop we may suggest to move some presentations to other days of the summit. For these reasons we highly recommend you to attend the whole Riga Summit! See the line-up of speakersalready confirmed for the various events during the summit.

For more information and to register a presentation proposal, please visit the Riga Workshop Call for Participation . For registration as a regular participant of the MultilingualWeb workshop or other events at the Riga Summit, please register at the Riga Summit 2015 site.

The past year has seen been one of significant milestones in W3C with the highlight being that HTML5 became a Recommendation in late October of 2014. We have seen the Open Web Platform continuing to have an impact on a diverse set of Industries. Within W3C this is manifest by the continued growth of our Digital Publishing Interest Group and the launch of both our Web Payments Interest Group and Automotive Working Group. When you look at the hottest thing going on across Industries you have to recognize the Internet of Things as a movement that has gained an incredible amount of traction. This work within W3C is happening in our Web of Things Interest Group. When you look at the Exhibitors and Attendees as well as the Sessions being held during Mobile World Congress 2015 there is a huge overlap in these conversations. In fact, many of the GSMA Members that also Members of W3C are active participants in one or more of these groups – shouldn’t you be?

W3C will be at Mobile World Congress 2015 but we will not have a booth this year. We will be represented by Dominique Hazael-Massieux, our Mobile Guru, and J. Alan Bird, our Global Business Development Leader. They will be on-site at Fira Gran Via in Barcelona, Spain from the afternoon of Monday, 02 March 2015 through Thursday, 05 March 2015. If you are in any of the industries that are being touched by the Open Web Platform we’d love to have a conversation with you. If you’re not in one of the Industries mentioned above but are curious about W3C, we’d also love to have a conversation with you. The best way to schedule that is to send an e-mail to abird@w3.org.

We look forward to seeing you in Barcelona and working together to help the Web reach its Full Potential!

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  • 2015-06-13 (13 JUN) 2015-06-14 (14 JUN)

    Tadhack 2015

    Multiple international locations

See full list of W3C Events.