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W3C Track @ WWW2005, Chiba, Japan

Introduction - Agenda - W3C Booth - Press Corner

Useful links: WWW2005 Program - Previous W3C Track'04 in New York, USA


W3C is providing content for the 14th International World Wide Web Conference - WWW2005, to be held at the Makuhari Messe (Nippon Convention Center), on 10- 14 May 2004, in Chiba, Japan. The W3C Track sessions will take place in the International Conference Room in the International Conference Hall, 2F (see floorplan).

The World Wide Web Consortium reports on the range of their achievements since last year's conference WWW2004. With fifty-one W3C Working Groups for twenty-two W3C Activities and about 360 Working Group members, attendees can expect substantive reports on the variety of technologies that bring the Web to its full potential, as well as insights on future work developments. In addition, attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions to the W3C staff. Tim Berners-Lee is giving the opening keynote of the WWW2005 conference.

The W3C Track runs from 11 to 13 May.


For the first time, W3C will hold three special State of the Art (STAR) sessions - mini-training sessions.

Wednesday, May 11 - 2005 Thursday, May 12 - 2005 Friday, May 13 - 2005
Day 1 - D1 Day 2 - D2 Day 3 - D3
9:00 - 10:30

WWW2005 Opening and Plenary Presentations

9:30-10:30 Keynote: Tim Berners-Lee, W3C Director [slides]

WWW2005 Plenary Presentations

WWW2005 Plenary Presentations

10:30 - 12:00

Session 1 - S1


[D1-S1] Enabling the Mobile Web

Session chairs: Daniel Appelquist (Vodafone) and Stephane Boyera, W3C Device Independence Activity Lead

The session's goal is twofold: present in details the objectives and roadmap of W3C's work in the Mobile Web area (in Mobile Web Best Practices and Device Description), and get feedback and input from japanese companies involved in the mobile market in Japan, very advanced in terms of enabling and accessing the Web on mobile devices.

The session will mainly consist on a panel discussion where all actors of the mobile delivery chain will be represented.

with Dan Applequist, Stephane Boyera [Enabling the Mobile Web], Takanari Hayama (IGEL) and Toshihiko Yamakami (Access) [Enabling Mobile Web].

[D2-S1] Privacy and the Semantic Web

Session chairs: Giles Hogben (Joint Research Center of the European Commission) and Thomas Roessler, W3C Technology and Society team

This session will explore privacy-enhancing technologies beyond P3P, how the semantic web is contributing to these technologies and vice-versa.

We will discuss new technologies for enforcing privacy promises, evaluating the security of data processing operations in realtime and reasoning about anonymity of authorization credentials requested. The session will consist of presentations and a subsequent panel discussion.

with Lorrie Faith Cranor (Carnegie Mellon University), Kazuhiro Kitagawa (W3C), Giles Hogben, Eric Prud'hommeaux (W3C) and Thomas Roessler [PRIME: Privacy-Aware Identity Management].

[D3-S1] The Future of XML

Session chair: Liam Quin, W3C XML Activity Lead

What should the W3C XML Activity be working on over the next few years? How might we incorporate efficient transfer of XML (e.g. binary XML) into the XML stack? Where should our major specifications be going? Should we work on new specifications?

This is a community session: come prepared to voice a considered opinion and be heard.

with Liam Quin [The Future of XML], Makoto Murata (IBM Tokyo Research Lab) and Robin Berjon (Expway).

14:40 - 16:10

Session 2 - S2

[D1-S2] Accessibility Aspects within Mobile Web and Other Developing Technologies

Session chair: Shawn Lawton Henry, W3C WAI Activity team

STAR session

In the first part of this session we explain the interdependencies between essential components of Web accessibility, and show that the responsibility for Web accessibility goes beyond the content developer to include developers of authoring tools, user agents, assistive technologies, and technical specifications. We provide a brief update on WCAG 2.0, ATAG 2.0, and international Web accessibility developments.

In the second part, we explore how the knowledge and experience in Web accessibility helps inform the development of emerging Web technologies, including the mobile Web, multimodal interaction, and content adaptation.

with Shawn Lawton Henry (W3C) [Essential Components of Web Accessibility in English, Essential Components of Web Accessibility in Japanese, Components image in Japanese] and Wendy Chisholm (W3C).

[D2-S2] Recent Work in the Semantic Web Activity: Query and Best Practices

Session chair: Guus Schreiber, W3C Semantic Web Best Practices and Deployment Working Group co-chair (Vrije Universiteit)

This session presents recent work in the W3C Semantic Web activity, in particular the activities of the Semantic Web Best Practices & Deployment Working Group and the Data Access Working Group.

The session will feature a number of talks addressing selected topics from this work, namely (i) links between RDF/OWL and UML. (ii) support for RDF/OWL-based ontology engineering, (iii) representing RDF metadata in XHTML, and (iv) an overview of the draft query language SPARQL. The session will also show some sample applications of semantic-web technology.

with Guus Schreiber [Recent work in the Semantic Web Activity: best practices and querying], Jeremy Carroll (HP) [Metadata in Web Pages: RDF and HTML], David Wood (Mindswap, co-chair SWBPD) [Semantic Web Applications] and Eric Prud'hommeaux (W3C) [SPARQL Overview].

13:30 - 15:00
[D3-S2] Interaction and the Web: The Future Browser

Session chair: Steven Pemberton, W3C Interaction Domain Team

As new W3C technologies begin to come online in browsers, new possibilities open for how browsers can be used and applied, across devices, and for new purposes. This session explores some of these new directions.

with Steven Pemberton [The Semantic Browser: Improving the User Experience], Bert Bos (W3C) [The device-independent browser: CSS and grid layout], TV Raman (IBM) [Web Applications in XML], Mark Birbeck (x-port.net) and Dean Jackson (W3C) [The Web Platform: Browsers and Applications].

16:30 - 18:00

Session 3 - S3

[D1-S3] Foundations and Future Directions of Web Services

Session chair: Hugo Haas, W3C Web Services Activity Lead

STAR session

This session will give an overview of the motivation for Web services,how the technologies standardized at W3C fit together, starting with the messaging framework (SOAP 1.2, MTOM, WS-Addressing 1.0) and continuing with the description languages for services and choreographies (WSDL 2.0, WS-CDL 1.0). Finally, this presentation will discuss future work considered to continue making the Web services' promise a reality.

with Hugo Haas [Foundations And Future Directions of Web Services] and Charlton Barreto (Adobe) [Web Services Choreography].

[D2-S3] Web Internationalization Developments

Session chair: Richard Ishida, W3C Internationalization Activity Lead

STAR session

The W3C Internationalization Activity now comprises three Working Groups. This session brings you up to date with key areas of their work.

Topics covered: recent clarifications by the GEO Working Group on language declaration and character encoding for Web documents; the issues before the newly formed Internationalized Tag Set Working Group; work by the Core Working Group on internationalized Web addresses; and related work on language tags.

with Richard Ishida [Web Internationalization Developments] .

15:30 - 17:00
[D3-S3] Questions & Answers to the W3C Members and Team

Session chair: Steve Bratt, W3C Chief Operating Officer

with all W3C Track'05 session chairs and speakers.

W3C Booth

Located in the International Conference Hall central lobby, the W3C booth will display communication material both in English and Japanese. Yasuyuki Hirakawa and Hanako Onozuka from the W3C staff at Keio will answer any questions you may have.

W3C Activities and Recommendations

Each Recommendation not only builds on the previous, but is designed so that it may be integrated with future specifications as well. W3C is transforming the architecture of the initial Web (essentially HTML, URIs, and HTTP) into the architecture of tomorrow's Web, built atop the solid foundation provided by XML.

Press Corner

Press Release: "W3C Presents at WWW2005 in JapanFinnish, German, Greek, Italian, Korean, Spanish and Swedish. See in the W3C press releases archive.

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About the World Wide Web Consortium [W3C]

The W3C was created to lead the Web to its full potential by developing common protocols that promote its evolution and ensure its interoperability. It is an international industry consortium jointly run by the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) in the USA, the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM) headquartered in France and Keio University in Japan. Services provided by the Consortium include: a repository of information about the World Wide Web for developers and users, and various prototype and sample applications to demonstrate use of new technology. More than 350 organizations are Members of W3C. To learn more, see the W3C Web site: http://www.w3.org/

Marie-Claire Forgue - W3C Track Chair

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