The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and the OpenAjax Alliance jointly organized a Workshop on Mobile Ajax, which took place on 28 September 2007 at the Microsoft Silicon Valley campus in Mountain View


A full report on the workshop is available. The report was written by the Jon Ferraiolo and reviewed by Daniel Appelquist (the two co-chairs for the workshop). The following summary was adapted from the full report.

Among areas the workshop identified as needing attention are scripting access to device APIs, offline/disconnected operation, widgets, mashups and security.

Some of the position papers called for new standards efforts across a spectrum of topics. Implicit in these proposals is the general notion that if the industry can agree on key standards, then the industry would be unleashed to pursue major innovations due to cost efficiencies achieved due to unification of the delivery platform. The attendees listed many candidates for standards activities: local caching, smart caching, APIs to device capabilities, key mapping, security, mashups, microformats for PIM information, server push, DOM extensions for mobile, CSS extensions for mobile, and best practices.

For more details, read the full report.

Other documents

The following documents related to the workshop are also available:


Instead of going for a traditional “paper presentation” approach, we used a “lightning talk” format, where selected presenters gave five-minute talks on topics from their papers, followed by moderated discussion.

8:30 Welcome and Introduction (30 minutes)


9:00 "One Web" (60 minutes) - DKA to Chair

Presenters: AOL, Google, Paving Ways, DoCoMo

Discussion topics:

10:00 BREAK (10:00 - 10:30)

10:30 Access to Device Capabilities - Ajax integration with device APIs (60 minutes) - JF to Chair

Presenters: Sun, Aplix

Mention/summarize: SAP's paper.

Discussion topics:

11:30 Widgets, offline, and device-resident (60 minutes) - DKA to Chair

Presenters: Nokia, Google, ACCESS, Sprint

Discussion topics:

12:30 LUNCH (1 hr) - catered

13:30 Role of server-side adaptation (45 minutes) - JF to Chair

Presenters: Novarra, MobileAware, Volantis

Discussion topics:

14:15 What new standards efforts do we need? (90 minutes) - DKA to Chair

Presenters: Dojo, Wake3, Yahoo, SK Telecom, Ikivo

Discussion topics:

15:45 BREAK (30 minutes)

16:15 Education and evangelism (e.g., Ajax best practices) (60 minutes) - JF to Chair

Presenters: Dan (MWI) and Jon (OpenAjax), both of which work in this area

Discussion topics:

17:15 Wrap-up (30 minutes)

17:45 End