W3C Welcomes Community Discussion at WWW2008 Track

Web Standards in China Featured at W3C Track in Beijing

Contact Americas, Australia --
Ian Jacobs, <ij@w3.org>, +1.718.260.9447 or +1.617.253.2613
Contact Europe, Africa and the Middle East --
Marie-Claire Forgue, <mcf@w3.org>, +33 4 92 38 75 94 or +33 6 76 86 33 41
Contact Asia --
Yasuyuki Hirakawa <chibao@w3.org>, +81.466.49.1170

(also available in Chinese, French, and Japanese; see also translations in other languages)

http://www.w3.org/ -- 18 March 2008 -- The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) invites WWW2008 conference attendees to discuss pressing Web issues at the W3C Track in Beijing, China. W3C Member and Staff representatives will present nearly 25 topics and invite discussion over the course of two days, 23-24 April. In addition to the W3C Track, Tim Berners-Lee, W3C Director and inventor of the Web, will give a keynote titled "The Future of Web Applications" on Thursday, 24 April. A press conference with Tim Berners-Lee is scheduled on Wednesday 23 April at the Beijing International Convention Center; see the W3C track page for more details.

The track includes a number of sessions about Internet use in China as part of W3C's mission to create international standards that also meet regional needs. These sessions are:

The Web on the Move
Open Your Data!
An International Web
Integrating the Web in Society
What's Hot in Web Content

About the World Wide Web Consortium [W3C]

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is an international consortium where Member organizations, a full-time staff, and the public work together to develop Web standards. W3C primarily pursues its mission through the creation of Web standards and guidelines designed to ensure long-term growth for the Web. Over 440 organizations are Members of the Consortium. W3C is 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, and has additional Offices worldwide. For more information see http://www.w3.org/