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Web of Services

Web of Services refers to message-based design frequently found on the Web and in enterprise software. The Web of Services is based on technologies such as HTTP, XML, SOAP, WSDL, SPARQL, and others.

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W3C seeks to integrate payments seamlessly into the Open Web Platform. The result will be new business opportunities, an improved user experience for online transactions, reduced fraud, and increased interoperability among traditional solutions and future payment innovations.

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Transferring data from one domain to another domain or between applications needs sometimes a secure transaction and well defined document authentication. XML Encryption and XML Signature are key pieces of the XML security stack.

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Internationalization of Web services concerns service descriptions, communicating language and locale, and internationization of human-readable messages exchanged by services.

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The Web Payments Interest Group is close to reaching agreement on charter text for a Working Group that will develop W3C’s first Web payments standards. The current plan is for the Membership to review a draft charter in August, for … Continue reading

In the last 1 1/2 years, the LIDER project has organized several roadmapping events to gather a broad community around the topic of linguistic linked data. In July this year, LIDER will engage with two selected communities. On July 6, the 5th LIDER roadmapping workshop will be held in Rome at Sapienza University of Rome . The topic will be cross-media linked data and the event will provide several high level speakers from the multimedia area. On July 13th LIDER will organize the 6th roadmappping workshopin Munich. The event will be hosted by Siemens and will focus on content analytics and linked data in healthcare and medicine.

For both workshops participation is limited. If you are interested in the Rome event please contact Tiziano Flati , for Munich please contact Philipp Cimiano.

Version 8.0 of the Unicode Standard is now available. It includes 41 new emoji characters (including five modifiers for diversity), 5,771 new ideographs for Chinese, Japanese, and Korean, the new Georgian lari currency symbol, and 86 lowercase Cherokee syllables. It also adds letters to existing scripts to support Arwi (the Tamil language written in the Arabic script), the Ik language in Uganda, Kulango in the Côte d’Ivoire, and other languages of Africa. In total, this version adds 7,716 new characters and six new scripts. For full details on Version 8.0, see Unicode 8.0.

The first version of Unicode Technical Report #51, Unicode Emoji is being released at the same time. That document describes the new emoji characters . It provides design guidelines and data for improving emoji interoperability across platforms, gives background information about emoji symbols, and describes how they are selected for inclusion in the Unicode Standard. The data is used to support emoji characters in implementations, specifying which symbols are commonly displayed as emoji, how the new skin-tone modifiers work, and how composite emoji can be formed with joiners. The Unicode website now supplies charts of emoji characters, showing vendor variations and providing other useful information.

Some of the changes in Version 8.0 and associated Unicode technical standards may require modifications in implementations. For more information, see Unicode 8.0 Migrationand the migration sections of UTS #10, UTS #39, and UTS #46.

In the context of the  Big Data Value Association Madrid Summit , 17-19th June, there are two sessions of specific relevance to standards and also to multilingualism: on 18th June a  session on standardization , and on 19th June a session on  Multilingual Data Value Chains . If you want to have an active participation in both sessions or want to provide further feedback, please contact Felix Sasaki < fsasaki@w3.org > on Standardization and Asun Gomez-Perez < asun@fi.upm.es> on Multilingual Data Value Chains. Presentation will be short in order to promote a wide participation.

If you cannot be in Madrid please also provide your input – see above session links for further instructions. The BDVA Summit will be crucial in shaping upcoming funding opportunities related to Big Data. Don’t miss the chance to describe your views on opportunities, challenges and potential solutions for the Big Data Value Chain!

Today’s payment networks are disconnected and far from interoperable. We can move money within a bank, within one card or peer-to-peer network, or within some countries with relative ease. But try sending an international payment, or settling across networks, and … Continue reading

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.

What does the future of electronic commerce look like in the year 2020? Thanks to a new document published today by the W3C Web Payments Interest Group, we can get a sneak peek at that future. The first public working draft … Continue reading

Information Controls and Information Flows pretty much covers the entire transactional messaging world of financial services. Do you like the sound of the below then read on: 1) Identity based encryption? Separate credentials and access controls per element of information? … Continue reading

The LIDER project is fostering the creation of a community around Linguistic Linked Data (LLD): linked data used to represent metadata about linguistic resources and the resources themselves, e.g. lexica, thesauri, corpora, multilingual semantic networks etc. In a dedicated  LD4LT  community group call on 2 April,  3 p.m. CEST , we will discuss how LLD can contribute to the creation of the digital single market. See for more details the  slides that will be presented during the call.

The call is open to the public, no LD4LT group participation is required. Dial-in informationis available. No knowledge about linguistic linked data is required.

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!

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  • 2015-09-17 (17 SEP) 2015-09-18 (18 SEP)

    Web and Digital Marketing Convergence, a W3C Workshop

    Tampa, Florida (USA)

    Hosted by Nielsen

    Digital Marketing has supported innovation since the dawn of the Web, from start-ups to mature Web properties. The W3C community sees an emerging need for standard mechanisms in support of digital marketing interoperability and analytics for the ecosystem’s growth and resiliency.

  • 2015-09-21 (21 SEP) 2015-09-22 (22 SEP)

    Industry of Things World

    Berlin, Germany

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