Talks by W3C Speakers (All in Archives)

Many in the W3C community — including staff, chairs, and Member representatives — present W3C work at conferences and other events. Below you will find a list some of the talks. All material is copyright of the author, except where otherwise noted.

January 2004

  • 2004-01-22 (22 JAN)

    Die Zukunft des Web in 6 Punkten (The Future ofthe Web in 6 Points)

    by Klaus Birkenbihl, in cooperation with the German and Austrian Office

    Ausschusstreffen "Innovation und Umwelt" der IHK Köln
    (Workshop of the IHK Köln on Innovation and Environment)

    Sankt Augustin, Germany

  • 2004-01-22 (22 JAN)

    Web Services and XML Standards: Can we benefit while avoiding pitfalls? (panel)

    by David Booth

    OOP 2004

    Munich, Germany

    Relevant technology area: Web of Services.

  • 2004-01-22 (22 JAN)

    W3C Web Services Architecture: An Overview and Update

    by David Booth

    OOP 2004

    Munich, Germany

    Relevant technology area: Web of Services.

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October 2006

  • 2006-10-01 (1 OCT)

    Considering that HTML is the world's most popular document format, it is seriously ill-fitted for information representation purposes.

    After an enormous effort in the 90's to undo the damage caused by mixing content and presentation, it seems like that message is now coming through.

    But there is still a long road to navigate. The tools you use for content delivery can greatly affect what you can achieve, and the amount of work you have to put in to achieve it.

    Do we really want to re-author a site for each type of device that is likely to use it? What are the best ways to meet the challenges of multi-lingual environments and accessibility?

    Work is ongoing at the World Wide Web Consortium W3C on producing markup languages that meet the needs of modern web content, and this talk describes the approach used, and in particular how XHTML2 and XForms meet the challenges of structured content, single authoring, accessibility, and device independence.

  • 2006-10-03 (3 OCT)

    Practical and Cultural Issues in Designing International Websites

    by Richard Ishida, in cooperation with the Spain Office

    Fundamentos Web 2006

    Oviedo, Asturias, Spain

    Relevant technology area: Web Design and Applications.


    If you are a designer, developer or author working on a website that may be translated or adapted for users in other countries or languages, you need to ensure that you don't build in substantial barriers to localization. If you think that the translation vendor or localization team can take care of things for you when the time comes, you really need to hear this talk. We will use examples to examine some of the things that must be designed into the site, rather than treated as an afterthought, if it is to be successfully deployed in more than one language or country.

  • 2006-10-11 (11 OCT)
  • 2006-10-12 (12 OCT)

    WCAG 2.0 im Entwicklungsprozess (WCAG 2.0 in the Development Process)

    by Shadi Abou-Zahra

    Warum barrierefreies Internet
    (Why Barrier Free Internet)

    Vienna, Austria

    Relevant technology area: Web Design and Applications.

  • 2006-10-16 (16 OCT)

    State of the Semantic Web

    by Ivan Herman

    IBM China Research Lab

    Beijing, China

    Relevant technology area: Semantic Web.

  • 2006-10-17 (17 OCT)

    CSS Paged Media

    by Bert Bos, in cooperation with the Germany and Austria Office

    W3C Print Symposium 2006

    Heidelberg, Germany

    Relevant technology area: Web Design and Applications.

    An overview of various features in CSS that are important for printing and their current status of development and deployment.
  • 2006-10-18 (18 OCT)
  • 2006-10-19 (19 OCT)

    CSS for Developers (tutorial)

    by Molly E. Holzschlag and Andy Clarke

    Relevant technology area: Web Design and Applications.

    A one-day workshop designed to cover technical aspects of CSS. It's aimed at developers but also anyone who wants to build highly flexible, easily manageable, standards-based websites with CSS and XHTML should attend. It's an in-depth course, taught by two of the most well-known advocates of standards and accessibility.
  • 2006-10-20 (20 OCT)

    Estándares en la Web (Standards in the Web)

    by Martín Álvarez

    Curso de Desarrollo de Aplicaciones Informáticas (Universidad Laboral)
    (Course in Application Developing )

    Gijón, Spain

  • 2006-10-24 (24 OCT)
  • 2006-10-26 (26 OCT)

    Accesibilidad Web (Web Accessibility)

    by Jesús García

    Escuela de Ingeniería Técnica Informática, Universidad de Oviedo

    Oviedo, Spain

    Relevant technology area: Web Design and Applications.

  • 2006-10-26 (26 OCT)

    El W3C y la nueva Web (W3C and the new Web)

    by José Manuel Alonso

    Escuela de Ingeniería Técnica Informática, Universidad de Oviedo

    Oviedo, Spain

  • 2006-10-26 (26 OCT)

    The Internationalisation Tag Set - What Happened Next

    by Richard Ishida

    LRC XI

    Dublin, Ireland

    Relevant technology area: Web Design and Applications.


    The Internationalization Tag Set (ITS) work at the W3C, led by Yves Savourel, defines a standard to support better internationalisation and localisation of schemas and XML documents (both existing and new ones). The standard proposes a set of data categories, for which it then defines implementations as a set of elements and attributes. It also provides examples of how ITS can be used with popular existing markup schemes such as DocBook and DITA, and in three schema languages, XML DTDs, XML Schema, and RELAX NG.

    The first version of the standard is nearing completion. It addresses how to identify translatable vs. non-translatable content, localisation notes, terminology references, directionality of text, language markup, inline elements, and ruby annotation.

    The aim is to ensure that XML formats support features needed for international use and for efficient localisation. It should also make the job of vendors easier by standardising the format and processing expectations of localisation-related markup items, and allowing translation tools to more effectively identify how content should be handled.

    The talk will use examples to acquaint you better with ITS and its relevance to the localisation community.

  • 2006-10-27 (27 OCT)

    Semantic Web to Help Combine your Bio Data

    by Marie-Claire Forgue

    EuroBio 2006

    Paris, France

    Relevant technology area: Semantic Web.

November 2006