W3C @ WWW2015
20-21 May 2015, Florence, Italy

Web technology continues to expand by leaps and bounds. The core capability is growing, so is the application to industry. We continually find new devices for Web technology and new use cases. However, lack of some standard features drives developers to create hybrid applications, implying a larger mix of tools, libraries, and interoperability issues. To help the Web community to converge on top priorities for developers, W3C recently introduced eight Application Foundations.

This year, the W3C Track program will present some of the standards work belonging to four foundations: Security and Privacy, Device Interaction, Media and Real-Time Communications, and Services. This work is in part supported by European projects, such as HTML5Apps, Strews, Mediascape and BigDataEurope.

20 May
11h20 - 13h00

W3C Track: Multi-screens scenarios

Dominique Hazaël-Massieux, W3C

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Smart TVs, set-top boxes, Google Chromecast, Miracast dongles, Apple Airplay... End users own and use multiple devices at once that may all run HTML5 applications or render content streamed from another device. However, there is no easy way for an HTML5 application to take advantage of available secondary screens and companion devices.

This session will demonstrate recent works around network service discovery, APIs to present content on secondary devices, ways to synchronize content across devices, and will discuss challenges and solutions to develop HTML5 applications that may run on multiple screens at once.

  • [Talk] Enabling Second Screen scenarios, by Dominique Hazaël-Massieux (W3C) [slides]
  • [Talk+Demo] An architecture for multi-device adaptation of HTML5 media apps, by Mikel Zorrilla (Vicomtech) [slides]
  • [Talk+Demo] Using Shared Motion for cross-device media synchronization, by Njål Borch (Norut) [slides]

20 May
14h30 - 16h10

W3C Track: Web Audio

Marie-Claire Forgue, W3C


Web technologies and standards allow applications to manipulate sound and transform the browser into a digital audio workstation, capable of real-time audio processing. Audio on the Web has been fairly primitive until very recently. The introduction of the audio element in HTML5 is very important, but not powerful enough to handle more complex audio applications in sophisticated Web-based games or interactive applications, for example.  This session will demonstrate audio-related Web technologies. We welcome demos from  researchers, developers, designers and standards gurus, so contact us beforehand!

  • [Talk] What is Web Audio?, by Samuel Goldszmidt (IRCAM) [slides]
  • [Talk+Demo] Collective Sound Check – Web Audio in Action, by Norbert Schnell (IRCAM) (see slides above)
  • [Talk+Demo] MT5, a HTML5 multitrack player for musicians, by Michel Buffa (University of Côte d'Azur)

21 May
11h00 - 12h40

W3C Track-devcamp: Web Applications

Dominique Hazaël-Massieux, W3C

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In contrast to native, HTML5-based apps are platform and device agnostic. However, today, HTML5 lacks important functionalities such as rich APIs to interact with devices. This session is seeking input from participants on ways to achieve greater interoperability on the Web.

  • [Talk] Rich Web APIs, by Dominique Hazaël-Massieux [slides]
  • [Demo] WebRTC in mobile browsers: the case of Nubomedia, by Claudio Venezia (Telecom Italia) [slides]
  • [DevCamp topics's selection and discussion] All conference participants, including a group of mobile Web developers will have the opportunity to suggest topics of discussion and fun!

21 May
14h20 - 16h00

W3C Track: Web Security Architecture

Rigo Wenning, W3C and Mary Ellen Zurko (Cisco)

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The Web is more and more used in mission-critical applications and services. The initial "same origin" rule has shown its limitations as the unique rule for Web application development. The Web security architecture panel will explore all corners of Web security, from the protocol layer to the application layer. During this session, the audience is invited to interact with fine experts in Web security.
  • [Talks+Panel] With Mary Ellen Zurko (Cisco), Nick Nikiforakis (Stony Brook University), Next Generation Credentials, by Antoine Delignat-Lavaud (Inria) and Pervasive Monitoring, by Rigo Wenning (W3C)

21 May
16h30 - 18h10

W3C Track: Web Data

Marie-Claire Forgue, W3C

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The growing digitization and networking process within our society has a large influence on all aspects of everyday life. Large amounts of data are being produced permanently, and when analyzed and interlinked, they have the potential to create new knowledge and intelligent solutions for economy and society. This session will present BigDataEurope, a platform that aims to lower the barrier to innovative products and services based on diverse and large-scale data assets.

  • [Talk] BigDataEurope to empower communities with data technologies, by Sören Auer (Fraunhofer IAIS) [slides]
  • [Talk] The BigDataEurope community groups: a growing knowledge network on data along 7 European societal challenges!, by Thomas Thurner (Semantic Web Company)
  • [Talk] BigData aGgregator, by Stasinos Konstantopoulos (Demokritos) [slides]

About the W3C: The World Wide Web Consortium is an international consortium where Member organizations, a full-time staff, and the public work together to develop Web standards. Over 400 organizations are Members of the Consortium. W3C is jointly run by the MIT CSAIL in the USA, the ERCIM headquartered in France, Keio University in Japan, and Beihang University in China, and has additional Offices worldwide (such as the W3C Italy Office). For more information see http://www.w3.org/