sets the standards for Web technologies. This year's W3C
track gives you a preview of what we are doing in the
areas of Web accessibility, Spatial data on the Web, Web of
Things, and Web Privacy. W3C is also organizing #webdev
contests as part of the Festival of the Web.
13:30 - 15:00
and policy supports Web accessibility and Web
Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0) compliance.
Learn more about the commitment of increasing the
accessibility in diverse areas such as government Web
sites, healthcare systems, etc.
This session is chaired by Andrew Arch.
[Talk] Digital Service Standard for the Australia
Government, by Andrew Arch (Digital
[Talk+Demo] A conversation without barriers,
by Marie Johnson (National Disability Insurance
Scheme) and Charles McHardie (Department of Human
future of web accessibility standards: WCAG 2.1
and Silver, Scott Hollier (Edith Cowan
W3C has recently launched the Web of Things Working Group to
develop initial standards for the Web of Things, tasked with the
goal to counter the fragmentation of the IoT; reduce the
costs of development; lessen the risks to both investors
and customers; and encourage exponential growth in the
market for IoT devices and services. This session is chaired by Karen Myers.
[Talk] W3C's Web of Things, by Karen Myers
[Demos] Web of Things for Intelligent
Transportation System, etc.
13:30 - 15:00
Privacy concerns are raised more often
as applications built on the Web platform have access to
more sensitive data — including location, health and
social network information — and users' activity on the
Web is ubiquitously tracked. This session is chaired by Wendy Seltzer.
[Talk] Managing Big Data with privacy in mind,
by Bert Bos (W3C)
[Talk] Verifiable claims and privacy, by
David Wood (Ephox)
[Talk] The API-of-Me, by Katryna Dow (Meeco)
[Talk] Is there a private future?, by Charles
McCathie Nevile (Yandex)
15:30 - 17:00
Spatial data on the Web
From simple visualizations to
sophisticated interactive tools, there is a growing
reliance on data. Location information, or spatial data,
is often a common thread running through such data;
describing how things are positioned relative to the
Earth in terms of coordinates and/or topology.
This session is chaired by Kerry Taylor.
[Talk] Spatial Data on the Web Best
Practices, by Armin Haller (Australian
[Talk] Sensors, Satellites and Linking the Earth,
by Kerry Taylor (Australian National University,
University of Surrey)
[Talk] Australia's distributed national
spatial dataset production systems and
community, by Nicholas Car (Geoscience
[Talk] Introducing NZ to a new paradigm for
spatial data, Byron Cochrane (Department of
Internal Affairs, New Zealand Government)
The W3C Track will
take place at the RiverViewroom 5.