Talks by W3C Speakers (2013)

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 2013

February 2013

March 2013

  • 2013-03-04 (4 MAR)

    Worldwide participation in W3C (panel)

    by Daniel Dardailler

    Arab Regional IGF

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    General presentation of W3C, Open Standards, Arab resources
  • 2013-03-10 (10 MAR)

    Copyright & Disruptive Technologies (panel)

    by Wendy Seltzer, Margot Kaminski, and Andew Bridges

    SxSW Interactive

    Austin, Texas, USA

    This panel will discuss copyright in the wake of SOPA/PIPA: how law gets made, how it impacts innovation, and how it interacts with civil liberties, particularly free speech & privacy. It consists of Andrew Bridges, Margot Kaminski, Wendy Seltzer, & a surprise industry guest
  • 2013-03-14 (14 MAR)

    Smart cities as a web of people, things and services

    by Dave Raggett

    Media Web Symposium

    Berlin, Germany

    Smart cities combine sensors, actuators and other information to enable services that allow people to lead better lives. This talk will look at examples, architectural challenges, and the emergence of the Web of Things, together with the potential for re-establishing control over personal data with Personal Zones.
  • 2013-03-14 (14 MAR)

    The Copyright Conundrum (panel)

    by Wendy Seltzer, Margot Kaminski, and Andew Bridges

    SxSW Music

    Austin, Texas, USA

    This panel will provide background for the difficult choices artists make in deciding where they fall in the copyright debates. It aims to provide information for artists to strike their own a balance between seeing copyright as a way to make money, while not wanting to alienate their fans. The panel aims to address both the widespread nature of infringement and the potential for abuse of draconian copyright laws.
  • 2013-03-15 (15 MAR)

    Expanding the Web beyond desktop and mobile to the Web of Things

    by Dave Raggett

    Media Web Symposium

    Berlin, Germany

    How the Web has expanded from the desktop to mobile and beyond, and the challenges for applying Web technologies to Smart Cities.
  • 2013-03-18 (18 MAR)

    Community Collaboration through W3C WAI: Working Together on Web Accessibility

    by Shawn Henry

    Relevant technology areas: Web Design and Applications and Browsers and Other Agents.

    The W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) brings together individuals and organizations from around the world to develop strategies, guidelines, and resources to help make the Web accessible to people with disabilities. In this session, you will learn about new and in-progress resources for developing e-Accessibility professionals in a wide range of areas -- from training material to research reports to design guidance to evaluation resources. We will discuss current and future opportunities to be part of a community of web accessibility practitioners developing professional skills.
  • 2013-03-27 (27 MAR)

    W3C at Boston PHP

    by Philippe Le Hégaret

    Relevant technology area: Web Design and Applications.

    The Open Web Platform is expanding its reach and scope. More industries are looking to adopt HTML5, latest one being the automotive industry. More use cases are also being brought to the W3C and it recently created the System Applications Working Group to define a runtime environment for building Web applications with comparable capabilities to native applications and are in the process of creating a group adding speech recognition and synthesis to web contexts like HTML. From video conferencing to performance APIs, this presentation will give a general update on the latest technologies being standardized at the W3C.
  • 2013-03-27 (27 MAR)

April 2013

May 2013

June 2013

July 2013

  • 2013-07-01 (1 JUL)
    After two hectic months of conferences, meetings and discussions, Phil Archer reflects on what's changed since this time last year and what we need to do next to advance open data and open government.
  • 2013-07-05 (5 JUL)

    Web: faça você mesmo (Web is DIY)

    by Yasodara Córdova

    FISL14 - Free Software community meeting in Latin America
    (FISL14 - Free Software community meeting in Latin America)

    Porto Alegre, Brazil

    Relevant technology areas: Web of Devices and Web Design and Applications.

    A idéia da web é entregar o poder ao usuário. Pra isso existem ferramentas e padrões que estão livres para que os usuários possam ajudar a construir a web.
  • 2013-07-31 (31 JUL)

    What do we want from the web?

    by Steven Pemberton, in cooperation with the Benelux Office

    OHM 2013

    Geestmerambacht, The Netherlands

    Relevant technology areas: Web of Services, Semantic Web, Web Architecture, Web Design and Applications, Browsers and Other Agents, and Web of Devices.

    The web is now over 20 years old, but still in its infancy. Books printed 100 years ago are still readable, and available in many cases. Will we still be able to read and access websites made today in 100 years time? Or will all our content be lost to future ages? What is needed to make the web age-tolerant? What do we want from the web in both the short and long term? Content Despite the use of style-sheets, the current web is almost completely visually-oriented. This locks the content into one particular representation, and makes it hard to repurpose. What we need is a web that is primarily content-oriented, with a final phase of presentation; only in that way can content be repurposed in the same way that data can be. Design for the web should be like design for a house style. It has a general style that the content can flow into. Multi-device We don't want to have to produce copies of our websites for each new type of platform or device. There needs to be a generic method of repurposing content to the formfactor of the device accessing it. Accessibility Even when we are 80, we will still want and need to use the web. How can we make our 30-year-old selves sensitive to the problem of our less-abled Authorability With the coming of HTML5, the web has stopped being about documents, and started being about programs. Now only programmers can produce modern web pages. What can be done to alleviate the problem? Availability HTTP, the protocol used for serving Web pages, has served us well for the last 20 years, but is beginning to show its age: it has become a single-point-of-failure for content. It enables DDoS attacks, makes it easy for governments and other agencies to censor sites and content, and just when a website becomes super-popular it can fail causing the website to crash and be unreachable. This talk will cover these points, and general approaches that could be used to make a coherent future web.

August 2013

  • 2013-08-05 (5 AUG)
    XForms is a high-level tool for defining user interfaces to XML data. With a design based on years of experience with the simple forms of HTML, XForms systematically distinguishes between the model (the information structures being edited, in the form of sets of XML documents) and the user interface and its appearance. As an XML vocabulary, XForms is embeddable in arbitrary host document languages; its user interface widgets can easily be represented in different ways for different devices and users. Forms of arbitrarily complex fixed structure can be easily represented in XForms. Mixed content, variable-depth recursion, and structural modifications to the model are more challenging. This introduction to XForms provides an overview of its capabilities and current limits and the prospects for overcoming them.
  • 2013-08-07 (7 AUG)
    What if you could see everything as XML? XML has many strengths for data exchange, strengths both inherent in the nature of XML markup and strengths that derive from the ubiquity of tools that can process XML. For authoring, however, other forms are preferred: no one writes CSS or Javascript in XML. It does not follow, however, that there is no value in representing such information in XML. Invisible XML is a method for treating non-XML documents as if they were XML, enabling authors to write in a format they prefer while providing XML for processes that are more effective with XML content. There is really no reason why XML cannot be more ubiquitous than it is.
  • 2013-08-19 (19 AUG)

    Industry Standards

    by Deborah Dahl


    New York, USA

    Relevant technology areas: Web of Devices and Web Design and Applications.

    This session discusses current and emerging standards in speech and related areas. What standards are relevant to different types of speech applications: traditional IVRs, desktop browsers, and mobile apps? What standards are relevant to developers? What standards are relevant for platform implementers? What platforms implement the various standards? How can we learn more about these standards? How can we participate in standards development?

September 2013

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November 2013

December 2013