W3C Workshop on Digital Publication Layout and Presentation (from Manga to Magazines)

September 18-19, 2018; Tokyo, Japan

Call For Participation

What is the purpose of this workshop?

This workshop is intended to bring together experts to evaluate the current status and explore future directions of visually-rich long-form digital publications based on Web Technologies (particularly CSS, the formatting language of the Web), encompassing both fixed and dynamic layouts. Such “high-design” publications, with complex or sophisticated layout, may be sequential art (Comics, Manga, Bandes Dessinées, etc.), magazines, picture books, cookbooks, educational materials, etc.

Participants in the workshop will:

Which topics will be covered?

The actual agenda of a W3C Workshop is built based on proposals sent by attendees and evaluated by the Program Committee. The topics listed below illustrate the topics we intend to cover. Participants are encouraged to submit a topic in the form of a position statement, either on the topics explicitly listed or on a topic they think would be a good match.

The tentative list of topics is as follows:

Suggestions for further workshop topics? Submit a pull request on GitHub or email Ivan Herman ivan@w3.org.

How can I attend?

Attendance is free for all invited participants and is open to the public, whether or not W3C members, who have received an acceptance email in order to attend.

Because space is limited to 90 attendees, please fill out the Expression of Interest Form. In addition, you are encouraged to submit a presentation topic in the form of a position statement.

Our aim is to fill the room with people with practical experience and get a diversity of attendees from a variety of industries and communities, including:

This workshop, as other W3C meetings, operates under the W3C Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct.

Also, be sure to keep an eye on these important dates.

How can I suggest a presentation?

This is a workshop, not a conference, and any presentations will be short, with topics suggested by submissions and decided by the chairs and program committee. Our goal is to actively discuss topics, not to watch presentations.

In order to best facilitate informed discussion, we encourage attendees to read the accepted topics prior to attending the workshop.

If you wish to present on a topic, you should submit a position statement by email to group-publayout-ws-pc@w3.org by the deadline (see important dates). Our program committee will review the input provided, and select the most relevant topics and perspectives.

A good position statement should be a few paragraphs long and should include:


The W3C Workshop will located in Central Tokyo at the historic Mita Campus of Keio University.


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Program Committee


Program Committee Members

What is W3C?

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is a voluntary standards consortium that convenes companies and communities to help structure productive discussions around existing and emerging technologies, and offers a Royalty-Free patent framework for Web Recommendations. We focus primarily on client-side (browser) technologies. W3C develops work based on the priorities of our members and our community.