W3C Brazil Office holds W3C Web.br 2010 Conference

For the second time W3C Brasil Office organizes the W3C Web.br 2010 Conference. The conference takes place in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, in October, 5 and 6. Talks on the impact of the web on business, on government, and on community are scheduled for the first day of the Conference. On the second day, the W3C Brazil Office will launch the English version of the “Dimensions and Characteristics of the Brazilian Web: a study of the gov.br”, the first outcomes of Web Census Project. Keynotes will be by Paul Cotton, co-chair of W3C HTML Working Group and Microsoft Canada representative on “The future of the web and HTML 5”, Noshir Contractor, a member of The Web Science Trust and director of research group in Science of Networks in Communities (SONIC) at Northwestern University, USA, will speak about “Web Science and the study of social networks”, Sergio Amadeu, associate professor at the Federal University of ABC will address “The Future of Internet and the communication ecosystem”. Demi Getschko, NIC.br’s CEO, will speak on “The Future of Internet in Brazil and in the world” and the closing session will bring computing designer Fernanda Viégas, one of the leaders of Google’s Big Picture project. The W3C Web Conference seeks to offer to the audience an annual forum for discussion and debate on the evolution of the Web, the standardization of its technology and its impact on society and culture. More information on the agenda can be found at the conference Web site.

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