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Publishing and the Open Web Platform

A W3C Workshop on Publishing using the Open Web Platform

September 16th and 17th, Centre Pompidou, Paris

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W3C gratefully acknowledges IRI for hosting this workshop.

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W3C organizational sponsors

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Special thanks for INRIA for their support of this Workshop.

If you're interested in being a sponsor, please contact J. Alan Bird at abird@w3.org or +1 617 253 7823. For additional information, please visit the Sponsorship program.

We received approximately fifty statements of interest for the two-day event. Since this is too many talks for a Workshop, the agenda has a mixture of a few talks chosen from papers that frame overall topics for print publishing workflows using Web technologies, some panels, and as much open discussion as possible. We will also be open to making changes as needed on the actual day, as discussions evolve.

Workshop Day 1 - Monday, 16 September


  • 08:30 Administration and Welcome
  • 09:00 W3C Keynote (Liam Quin, W3C)[Slides]
  • 10:00 Adam Witwer, O'Reilly Media [Slides]
  • 11:00 Break
  • 11:30 Panel (Moderator: Robin Berjon)[Slides]: Using HTML 5 as it Stands

    Adam Hyde, Booksprint [Slides]; Tony Graham, Mentea [Slides] Gerry Leonidas, University of Reading [Slides]; Philippe Rivière, Le Monde Diplomatique [Slides];

  • 12:30 Luncheon
  • 14:00 Panel: Web technologies, authoring and Workflow (Moderator: Peter Linss, HP, co-chair)

    Thomas Roere, 4dconcept [Slides]; Nic Gibson, Corbas [Slides]; Jirka Kosek [Slides]; Adam Witwer, O'Reilly Media [Slides].

  • 15:00 Break
  • 15:30 Panel: Standards Bodies: Who does what? (moderator: Ivan Herman, W3C)

    Todd Carpenter, NISO [No Slides]; Bill Kasdorf, VP-Apex [Slides]; Christina Mutti, Italian Publishers Association [Slides]; Bill Wagner, Printer Working Group [Slides].

  • 16:30 Wrap-up session for day one (time permitting)
  • 17:00 (5pm) close

There will be a dinner in the evening; it is not sponsored so attendees will have to pay for their meal.

Workshop Day 2 - Tuesday 17 September


  • 09:00 Dave Cramer and Phil Madans, Hachette: The Exotic World of Trade Publishing [Slides];
  • 10:00 Edward O'Connor, Apple (introduction): Guided Discussion/Panel: What is a Book? [Slides];
  • 11:00 Break
  • 11:30 Guided Discussion: CSS and Formatting
  • 12:30 Luncheon
  • 14:00 Discussion: Barriers to Using the Web for Publishing
  • 15:00 Break
  • 15:30 Wrap-up Session: we've identified the barriers, how do we overcome them?
  • 17:00/5pm: Cocktail Reception
  • 17:30/5:30pm: Doors Close