W3C Track

5-6 April 2017 - Perth, Australia

W3C 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.

Wed. 5th April
13:30 - 15:00

Web accessibility

Australian law 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 Transformation Agency)
  • [Talk+Demo] A conversation without barriers, by Marie Johnson (National Disability Insurance Scheme) and Charles McHardie (Department of Human Services Australia)
  • [Talk] The future of web accessibility standards: WCAG 2.1 and Silver, Scott Hollier (Edith Cowan University)
Explore the impact and benefits for everyone by watching the Web Accessibility Perspectives videos
Wed. 5th April
15:30 - 17:00

Web of Things

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. WoT illustration by W3C

  • [Talk] W3C's Web of Things, by Karen Myers (W3C)
  • [Demos] Web of Things for Intelligent Transportation System, etc.
Thurs. 6th April
13:30 - 15:00

Web Privacy

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)
Thurs. 6th April
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.

    Australia's national map
  • [Talk] Spatial Data on the Web Best Practices, by Armin Haller (Australian National University)
  • [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 Australia)
  • [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 RiverView room 5.

Participate in W3C's #WebDev contests during the

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Contacts on site

Marie-Claire Forgue (W3C track chair - +33676863341)
Karen Myers (Media & BusDev - +1.978.502.6218)
CSS 20th logo

On 17 December 2016, the style sheet standard for the Web became 20 years old.