Important note: This Wiki page is edited by participants of the RDWG. It does not necessarily represent consensus and it may have incorrect information or information that is not supported by other Working Group participants, WAI, or W3C. It may also have some very useful information.

Step-by-Step Guide for Symposium Chairs/Editors

From Research and Development Working Group Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search


  1. Main Page
  2. Research Topics (view or suggest)
  3. Catalogue Topics (Drafts for Discussion)
  4. Instructions for Authors
  5. Step-by-Step Guide for Symposium Chairs/Editors


We'd like to invite anyone to propose a new topic, by adding it to the bottom of the 'Prosed' list. But you'll need to use our template for creating new topics to do this.

  1. Everybody is invited to propose Research Topics by outlining a short description following the structure in the template.
  2. The RDWG core group selects which proposed symposia will be organised in what sequence. We can't select a topic until the Proposed Topic is completely filled out.
  3. Experts are invited to select a topic out of the list, brush up and finalise the topic description and propose to organise a symposium on it.
  4. Once the topic is agreed and the dates confirmed (According to the Symposium Timeline Calculator) then Symposium e-mails: CfP Email Boilerplate, @@e-mail to registered participants, Template for Participation Guide can be created and sent.
  5. You must follow the timeline, completing each event ON-TIME!
  6. As well as the internal lists via Shadi and Shawn there are another Distribution Lists (External to W3C) required.
  7. The Symposium Web pages now need to be created: Template for Symposium Main Web Page, Template for CfP Web Page. This page will be developed by the Symposium Chairs in coordination with our W3C contact.
  8. There are a number other general Symposium Development (old Symposium Mechanics) issues you should be aware of.
  9. Once papers are submitted there are Paper Selection Criteria to be considered and a set of Paper Response Templates available.
  10. Once the symposium is over then it's time to provide a Chat log, a transcript, and write the accompanying note - for which there is a Template.
  11. Remember to look at Indexing and at Manual of Style including that for citations
  12. In some cases Alternative Conference Publishing Venues may be appropriate after the note is complete.