W3C Ubiquitous Web

W3C Web on TV Workshop
— Presentation Guideline

Focus of the workshop

Participation of all attendees is crucial to the success of a workshop, so we designed the workshop to have a dedicated demonstration session and six panel sessions with specific topics to discuss so that we can use enough time for group discussion.

The workshop goal is to identify key use cases and important requirements for smarter integration of (1) existing Web standards, (2) broadcasting and (3) non-PC devices like television. The workshop also aims at creating a community of interested parties, with a view to defining the charter of a possible W3C Working Group or Incubator Group on the topic.

To be effective, we need to answer several key questions:

We wish to emphasize that the focus of the workshop is to identify use cases and requirements, not discuss any specific solutions or implementations. Developing standards that will address the use cases and requirements is a follow-on process that will take place within the appropriate standards committees.

Contents of each session

Demonstration session (session2)

Two presenters will give demonstrations on Japanese existing Digital TV approaches, one on the Japanese public broadcasting (20mins) and another on Japanese commercial broadcasting (30mins). We will summarize the demonstration sessions and clarify the key use cases and requirements from the session to discuss later during the summarization session (session9).

Next six panel sessions (session3-8)

The next six panel sessions will begin with participant presentations. All participants are invited to prepare a couple of slides for any number of sessions. However, individual presentations will be limited to 5 minutes in duration. The remainder of these six sessions will consist of discussions under the guidance of a moderator. We will summarize the discussion during each panel session and clarify the key use cases and requirements from the session to discuss later during the summarization session (session9).

Note to each presenter.

  1. Please do not use large amounts of text on your slides, instead, use your slides to present examples with figures/videos. Also please use your time to focus on explaining, using examples wherever possible, and avoid giving too much background information. Remember your presentation time is strictly limited to 5min.
  2. Attendees are expected to read the statements of interest and presentations before arriving at the conference. All the presentations are collected and published on the Workshop site.

Vote on use cases and requirements (afternoon break on day2)

During the afternoon break (15:30-16:00) on the second day, we will do a vote on use cases and requirements proposed at the workshop so that we can prioritize the use cases and requirements to identify potential new languages and language extensions during the summarization session (session9).

Each person is encouraged to vote on proposed use cases using 10 points. A person can give all the 10 points to a specific use case.

Summarization session (session9)

The final "Summarization" session will be led by a moderator who will guide discussions to prioritize use cases and identify potential new languages and language extensions. We will also discuss possible next steps, e.g., creating a new group (Working Group, Interest Group or Incubation Group) and/or bringing requirements to the existing groups

Format for the presentations

Allowed formats for all the presentations are (valid) HTML/XHTML, PDF or plain text.


  1. All the presentations will be published on the public W3C Workshop site.
  2. Presentations in other formats will be converted to HTML/XHTML or PDF by the workshop organizer before publication at the Workshop site.
  3. When creating your presentation, please make all the fonts embedded so that the organizer can accurately convert it to valid HTML/XHTML or PDF.

Font size

Please use large enough fonts so that all the attendees can identify all the contents. The workshop organizer would ask you to enlarge your presentation if the fonts are not large enough.

Speaking style

Because this is an international workshop and the attendees are not necessarily native English speakers, please talk loud and clear.

If you prefer you can speak using several non-English languages, e.g., Japanese and Korean, since the workshop organizer will provide simultaneous translation service.

PC for presentation

Please let the organizer know whether you will use the organizer's PC or your own PC for your presentations by visiting the registration site. This presentation time is strictly restricted to 5 minutes for the panel sessions, so you are encouraged to send your slides to the organizer at <ashimrua@w3.org> in advance and use the organizer's PC.

Option1: Using the organizer's PC

Option2: Using your own PC

Workshop venue

Keio University Mita Campus, Tokyo, Japan
Main conference room (大会議室), North building

Note. Please see also the logistics page for the details on the venue.


The workshop organizer will provide the following facilities for your presentations at the venue.

The Call for Participation, the Logistics and the Agenda are also available on the W3C Web server.

Masao Isshiki, Mike Smith, Deborah Dahl and Kazuyuki Ashimura, Workshop Organizing Committee

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