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This is a tracking page for APA WG to record its decisions about whether to track the activities of particular Community Groups for relevance to accessibility.

New Community Groups to review

Group Name Description Assignee Updates Last Update date
Solid The Solid project aims to improve privacy and data ownership on the Web through a proposed set of conventions and tools for building decentralized social applications. added 9/3/19
Machine Learning for the Web Increase ML presence in Web by incubating and developing a dedicated low-level Web API for machine learning inference in the browser. no need to track added 9/3/19
RDF-DEV Collaboration around applications, schemas, and past/present/future standards related to RDF. Successor to SWIG/RDFIG. no need to track added 9/3/19
Publishing Incubation zone for Publishing@W3C. Bring your experiments here. no need to track added 9/3/19
Audio Gather and incubate new features and requirements for the Web Audio API. no need to track added 9/3/19
BD Comics Manga The mission of the BD Comics Manga Community Group (*) is to study and document, for all kinds of visual narratives expressed digitally, a common conceptual model and associated sets of controlled values. added 9/3/19
Voter Decision Systems This community group shall advance the theory and practice of decision-making software and decision support systems for use by citizens during voting-related and civic participation activities. added 9/3/19
Notation 3 (N3) urther development, implementation, and standardization of Notation 3 - an assertion and logic language - including the N3 Rules language. no need to track added 9/3/19
ARIA and Assistive Technologies his community group is dedicated to: 1. helping assistive technology developers converge on a set of clear norms for baseline support of WAI-ARIA. 2. Helping web developers understand the current state of support for WAI-ARIA by assistive technologies. added 9/3/19
Bibframe2Schema.org The objective of the community group is: to facilitate a consensually agreed route for the conversion and/or mapping of bibliographic data into Schema.org; no need to track added 9/3/19
web Video Map Tracks (WebVMT) This group aims to encourage uptake of Web Video Map Tracks (WebVMT) to help establish an online ecosystem of users and developers added 9/3/19
Knowledge Graph Construction The overall goal of this community group is to support its participants into developing better methods for Knowledge Graphs construction. Related to R2RML language no need to track added 9/3/19
Computational Legal Description Support Our current focus is: a) the exploration of availability of formal litigations b) specification of the formal means of representation of lawsuit proceedings / legal knowledge. no need to track - formed in jan 2019, no participants added 9/3/19
ceddl html attribute-based markup and javascript api Applying lessons learnt by many implementations of Customer Experience Digital Data Layer (CEDDL) and bringing this back into a specification for the browser. no need to track added 9/3/19
Schema Extensions for IoT This Community Group is for creating extensions to Schema.org for IoT use cases. added 9/3/19
MathML Extensions his group will focus on changes to the MathML 3 recommendation so that it better aligns with the current web environment, eases the burden on browser implementations, and increases support for assistive technology. added 9/3/19
Talent MarketPlace Signaling The goal of the Talent Marketplace Signaling (TalentSignal) Community Group is to assist Schema.org in improving workforce signaling by refining existing schema.org types serving the talent pipeline and suggesting new types and properties where improved signaling cannot otherwise be achieved. no need to track added 9/3/19
SVG The mission of this group is to gather and incubate new features and requirements for SVG — making it easier for software developers and content creators in the SVG community to engage with the SVG standardization process. no need to track- handled within SVG WG? added 9/3/19
Knowledge Domain Exploring effective architectural and best practices support for publishing content on, and author content for the web effectively expressing knowledge domain specific content according to standard practices in that knowledge domain discipline. added 9/3/19
Conversational Interfaces The mission of the Conversational Interfaces Community Group is to enable web developers to collaborate and share conversational experiences for a variety of domains. added 9/3/19
SPARQL 1.2 aims to create consensus and understanding of the impact of new features with special emphasis on features that leave existing SPARQL 1.1 queries and systems unchanged. added 9/3/19
ACT Rules an open forum set up to document and harmonise the interpretation of W3C accessibility standards, such as WCAG and WAI-ARIA, for testing purposes. added 9/3/19
Functional Knowledge Graph create specifications for encoding ontologies that AI Assistants can operate upon enabling them to execute functions embedded in a web page. added 9/3/19
Chemistry for the Web and Publishing ocus on moving beyond simply providing images of Chemistry content on the web and in published materials to a semantically rich form that will work for everybody, including persons with disabilities. added 9/3/19
EVM improve the specification of the Ethereum Virtual Machine, extend it, and promote its adoption for use cases including public & private blockchains and sidechains, trusted computing, and enterprise usage. no need to track - no participants, formed May, 2019 added 9/3/19
Graph Standardization take the output from the recent W3C Graph Data Workshop and develop a strategy for how the work should move ahead. Use cases, business needs, tech. work needed within W3C added 9/3/19
Entity Reconciliation developing a web API that data providers can expose, which eases the reconciliation of third-party data to their own identifiers. OpenRefine's reconciliation API is used as a starting point. of interest to personalization? added 9/3/19
Semantic Industries Researchers are interested in understanding the actual needs of industrial partners, gathering use cases and example data, and clarifying the challenges that further research can help address, as well as refining the methodologies for developing semantic based solutions. Syncing that with industry and developers added 9/3/19
Digital Identity mission is to identify and resolve real world identity issues, to explore and build a more secure trusted digital identity ecosystem on internet for people, organizations and things fully controlling, protecting and expressing their identity. added 9/3/19
zot protocol To standardize the Zot protocol currently used in Hubzilla and Zap, and to push its adoption for social web. (Zot The novel JSON-based protocol for implementing secure decentralised communications and services. It differs from many other communication protocols by building communications on top of a decentralised identity and authentication framework. The authentication component is similar to OpenID conceptually but is insulated from DNS-based identities.) added 9/3/19
Design Tokens The Design Tokens Community Group's goal is to provide standards upon which products and design tools can rely for sharing stylistic pieces of a design system at scale. added 9/3/19
Web Certificate API The goal of Web Certificate API Community Group is to provide a JavaScript API for certificate related operations in web applications, such as retrieving a list of certificates, obtaining a public key and a private key associated with a certificate. no need to track added 9/3/19
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Community Groups the APA WG hopes to track but isn't sure if it will live or not so wants to recheck

Updated with status as of Sept. 4, 2019

Community Groups the APA WG hopes to actively track

Updated with status as of Sept. 4, 2019

  • Credible Web - faily active in 2018, minimal ML activity in 2019
  • Web Payments and Commerce Accessibility - working with Web Commerce - no chair, 50 ML entries since July, 2017
  • Web Commerce - Janina - closed August, 2019
  • Synchronized Multimedia for Publications - Janina - 40 ML entries since Jan 2018
  • Audio Description - Janina - 60 ML entries since May 2018
  • EPUB 3 - MC: maybe, or maybe direct ARIA and WAI IG to it - active ML
  • WebVR - MC: probably should follow though unclear if the CG is really active, and there is now a WG also - active ML
  • Blockchain - ask WAI-IG for help@@ - active in 2017, minimal ML activity in 2018, 2019
  • Getting Math onto Web Pages - many of our people are in it@@ - somewhat active, although less so in 2019, Joanie may have more info
  • Voice Interaction - probably mainly interested in their output@@ - minimally active, <70 ML entries since June 2016
  • Web of Things - large group but no recent activity; per July 25 2018 meeting, keep monitoring - minimal ML entries since November 2016
  • Web-based Signage - Robert Pearson - minimal ML activity since Dec 2017 (since mostly just about TPAC attendance)
  • Web Payments - if UI defined; very active; also working closely with Web and Mobile IG - fairly active ML
  • Second Screen Presentation - Media sub-group interested; address in use cases; - active ML although CG page not updated recently
  • Credentials - Shane participating - active ML
  • Schema.org - Shane participating; we have an interest in suggesting they adopt role values; Rich Schwerdtfeger and Matt Garrish doing related work; may relate to IndieUI: User Context or its descendants; may relate to DPub - active ML
  • Automotive Ontology - may relate to Driverless Accessibility User Requirements - Not very active ML, some discussion in March 2019
  • Web Platform Incubator - <100 ML entries since July, 2015; recent ones are about TPAC participation
  • Music Notation - Janina to track. - ML activity in spurts since August 2015

Community Groups the APA WG thinks might need examination later

Community Groups whose output might interest us

Community Groups the APA WG thinks do not need to be followed

Community Groups the APA WG wanted to follow but doesn't seem valuable to

Community Groups the PF meant to track but are known to be closed