This public report was first prepared for the Advisory Committee Meeting during AC meeting in Boston 2016. It accompanies the W3C Strategic Highlights - March 2016. Some links may be W3C-Member only. See the previous fact sheet.
Membership, Staff, Offices
- 412 Members as of 14 March 2016 (was 407 in October 2015)
- 51.24 FTE from
Member dues, 61.87 total. 77 staff are full-time or
part-time (was 79 in October 2015); Members have access to daily FTE updates.
- Staff added (not including Fellows):
- Shigeya Suzuki joined UbiWeb at W3C/Keio (November 2015)
- Molly Holzschlag joined MarComm at W3C/MIT (January 2016)
- Staff left:
- Daniel Davis (October 2015, Ubiquitous, MarComm)
- Masahito Kawamori (October 2015, IA)
- Nick Doty (December 2015, T&S)
- Jeanne Spellman (January 2016, WAI)
- Kenny Zhang (February 2016, WAI)
- Staff added (not including Fellows):
- Office activities
- We are planning to announce that the University of Southampton has
become our new UK & Ireland Office. The team staffing the office
are part of Wendy Hall's organization.
- We are planning to announce that the University of Southampton has become our new UK & Ireland Office. The team staffing the office are part of Wendy Hall's organization.
- Share-PSI Workshop: Maximising interoperability - core vocabularies, location-aware data and more, 25, 26 November 2015 [report]
- E-Commerce Workshop: mid-2016 (under discussion)
- Permissions & Obligations Expressions Working Group (PO&E)
- Web Authentication Working Group
- Education and Outreach Working Group (EOWG)
- Accessible Rich Internet Applications Working Group
- Accessible Platform Architectures Working Group
- 245 groups (was 225 in October 2015)
- Over 6800 participants (we had 6300 in October 2015)
- Over 236 Member organizations (was 230 in October 2015)
- Nearly 2280 non-Member organizations (was over 2100 in October 2015)
- TV Control API CG created a charter in transition to the TV Control WG. The The deadline of Call for Review is 18 March 2016.
206 Technical Reports were published from 23 October 2015 to 14 March 2016.
- W3C DOM4
- HTML Camvas 2D Context
- XQuery and XPath Full Text 3.0
- Model for Tabular Data and Metadata on the Web
- Metadata Vocabulary for Tabular Data
- Generating RDF from Tabular Data on the Web
- Generating JSON from Tabular Data on the Web
- 6 Proposed Recommendation
- 0 Proposed Edited Recommendation
- 14 Candidate Recommendations
- 175 Working Drafts
- 10 Group Notes published
- Started to provide HTTPS access to all W3C resources for all W3C documents. Worked with Comm to promote adoption of HSTS+CSP upgrade insecure from WebAppSec WG. See public announcement.
- Released updates to our Web API for accessing W3C data, adding Webhooks capability.
- Continued enhancements to the Automated Publication Workflow System to facilitate publishing from Bikeshed and CSSWG workflow.
- Working to retire current Pubrules in August in favor of next generation version, Specberus
- New TR stylesheets in place 1 March along with updates to spec generators and publishing tools.
- Regular participation in major Internet Governance initiatives like NMI, GIPO, and also attendance to the ICANN55 face-to-face meetings in Marrakesh where Daniel Dardailler ran a tutorial on W3C.
- We entered new liaisons with peer organizations such as the FIDO Alliance, OIC, AIOTI, Linux Foundation, etc; see our public liaisons page for details.
- We answered the European Commission public consultation on Standards for the Digital Single Market (DSM).
- We received several official liaisons letters from ITU SG13, ITU SG20, and JTC 1 WG 10 on IoT and WoT, and one from OMA. See this member-only archives of official liaison statements sent or received by the staff.
Marketing and Communications
- W3C/Keio organized Web Payments Seminar in Tokyo, a few days after TPAC2015, November; attended by nearly 70 people.
- W3C held a Hospitality Suite at CES, in Las Vegas in January.
- Jeff Jaffe was invited at the NACHA Payments Innovation Alliance meeting where he presented the future of Web Payments and e-commerce.
- Jeff Jaffe presented in a keynote our vision of the future of the Internet of Things at Industry of Things World USA 2016.
- W3C is honored with a 2016 Technology & Engineering Emmy ® Award for Timed Text Mark-up Language (TTML) and
- 3 press releases, generally translated into 5-6 languages by the W3C Offices
- 25 talks
W3C Blog entries
- including public Weekly digest of W3C news and trends
- Social Media: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+
- Weekly Public Newsletters
- 8 new volunteer translations
- W3Cx, a partnership between
W3C and edX (the world's leading online
course platforms), has launched its first MOOC course in June 2015. Since
then, over 200K students from all world countries have registered to one of
the 3 courses that were proposed last year. The success of the first W3Cx
MOOC HTML5 course (see the top
reviews) drove demand for new courses and W3Cx introduced
HTML5 from W3C" XSeries program on edX.
- The HTML5 XSeries is now composed of 3 MOOC courses:
- We are proud to work with Intel Corporation on the development
of the HTML5
Introduction course (to start 4 April 2016), and are looking for
more partnerships with W3C members to develop other courses on Web
- In summary, W3C have a multi-tier Training Program: