The Web Going Mobile

W3C Mobile Web Seminar
16 November 2006 - Paris, France

Accessing the Web from Mobile Devices

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is organizing a morning of presentations related to the use of the Web while on the move: the mobile Web.

Recent research results show that people worldwide are spending more time online, whether at home or at work. With the widespread adoption of mobile devices, such as PDAs and mobile phones, people are now expecting to use the Web - to get information, connect with each other and make purchases - while they are on the go. They expect the same access and similar rich experiences in both settings.

Ahead of this trend, W3C's Mobile Web Initiative (W3C-MWI) was launched in 2005 to improve the mobile experience on the Web. The W3C-MWI work is focused on developing best practices for "mobileOK" Web sites, and device information needed for content adaptation.

W3C Mobile Web Initiative

W3C is organizing this event to further the MWI mission of educating operators, content developers, and handset manufacturers on available options and new development. The program and materials from the seminar will be made available to the public, and the attendance is free of charge.

The Mobile Web Initiative is one of the twenty-three W3C Activities. W3C-MWI is composed of two Working Groups:

MWI sponsors

Key players in the mobile production chain are supporting W3C's Mobile Web Initiative. The current nineteen MWI sponsors include authoring tool vendors, content providers, adaptation providers, handset manufacturers, browser vendors and mobile operators.


Philipp Hoschka, W3C Europe Deputy Director and Mobile Web Initiative Leader, will chair the event.

All the talks will be delivered in English.

8h30-9h00 Registration
9h00-9h05 Welcome Address Philipp Hoschka - W3C Europe Deputy Director and Mobile Web Initiative Leader
9h05-9h25 Mobile Completes the Web [slides] Daniel Appelquist - Vodafone
9h25-9h45 Life on the Mobile Web - 2006/2007 [slides] Andrew Bovingdon - Bango
9h45-10h05 Best Practices for a MobileOK Web [slides] Dominique Hazaël-Massieux - W3C-MWI staff
10h05-10h25 FTGroup perspective: towards a mobile Web [slides] Philippe Lucas - France Telecom
10h25-10h50 Coffee break
10h50-11h10 The Web, Mobile [slides] Michael Smith - Opera Software
11h10-11h30 Enabling Web Access on Feature Phones [slides] Donald Francis - Jataayu Software
11h30-11h50 Embracing Device Diversity [slides] Andrea Rus - MobileAware
11h50-12h10 dotMobi - W3C standards in action [slides] Ronan Cremin - mTLD
12h10-12h20 Mobile Web to Bridge the Digital Divide [slides] Stéphane Boyera - W3C MWI staff
12h20-12h45 Open discussion: Future of the Mobile Web Philipp Hoschka - W3C MWI Activity Lead - and all speakers
12h45-14h00 Closing and lunch buffet


Registration is closed. Thank you.



The half-day event will take place at L'Entrepôt

7-9 rue Francis de Pressensé
75014 Paris, France
Tel.: +33 145 400 750

(Metro: PERNETY; subway line is 13)

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About the Web Beyond 3G (3GWeb) project

The Web Beyond 3G (3GWeb) project is a specific support action in IST's FP6 framework (financed by European Commission's IST Programme) and runs for 2 years, from January 2006 to December 2007. 3GWeb aims to significantly improve the usability, interoperability and integration of European mobile Web technology. 3GWeb will conduct European dissemination activities on W3C’s “Mobile Web Initiative”, including training of content providers on “Mobile Web Best Practices” guildelines, the development of quality assurance support under the umbrella of an MWI-developed “MobileOK” mark, and the creation of workshops and working groups bringing together Web technologists and designers of mobile and wireless networks beyond 3G.

The 3GWeb project is led by the W3C European branch, hosted by ERCIM.

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 (MIT 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. Over 400 organizations are Members of the Consortium. For more information see

Marie-Claire Forgue - Head of W3C European Communications

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