Kazuyuki Ashimura <ashimura@w3.org>
13 January, 2007


About W3C

World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)

An international consortium
Member organizations, a full-time staff, and the public work together to develop Web standards.
The creation of Web standards and guidelines designed to ensure long-term growth for the Web.
Over 400 organizations (including Nuance, Loquendo, France Telecom and Bhrigus ;-)

W3C Member & W3C Team

W3C Member

W3C Team

W3C Members and the Team

W3C Hosts

Three organizations who jointly run the W3C


Europe (hearquartered in France)


W3C Offices

W3C's partners

  1. act as local points of contact and
  2. make sure that W3C and its specifications are known in their region.

Offices' addresses

Why standard? : Dry battery

Compatibility & Interoperability

Dry battery

Why standard? : E-mail system

E-mail system

Why standard? : Web

The Web is World Wide

So Web standards should be:

Standardization for Web

W3C Recommendation Track

W3C Recommendation Track

Working Groups

For various specifications.

W3C's Organizational Diagram, with WG dependencies

Constituents of Working Group

manages meetings and publication schedule (W3C Member)
Team Contact:
supports Working Group's activity (Team staff)
Invited Expert:
specialists who have great expertise needed for Working Group's activity

W3C's WG Structure Diagram

Voice Browser

Integration of Web & speech

Speech Interface Framework

Speech Interface Framework

Voice Browser Working Group


Ongoing specifications


Information sharing

Face-to-Face Meeting

the Voice Browser Working Group

Purpose of this workshop

Make the SSML even more Global & Universal!

Please see also the Press Release of SSML 1.1 activity .

New SSML 1.1

Patent policy

Any normative technology

Royalty-Free license commitment

Royalty Free Licence

Please join in W3C!

How to join

  1. Become W3C Member
  2. Register to Working Group(s)


Please contact me: ashimura@w3.org

More information

These slides are available at

And more ...