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  • TPAC 2013, 11-15 November, Shenzhen, China

TPAC 2013 Home page

Registration for TPAC 2013

NOTE: Many people are required to have a visa for entry into China.
Please see the registration form for information about securing an invitation letter from Beihang University for a Chinese visa to attend TPAC 2013.


Wuzhou Guest House
No. 6001, Shennan Road
Shenzhen, China 518034
Telephone: +86 755 82938000

Getting there



Hotel reservation:

TPAC week at a Glance

TPAC Group Meeting Schedule

DPUB IG Agenda

  • The DPUB IG will meet F2F on Monday 11 Nov. and Tuesday 12 Nov.

Coffeee breaks at 10:30 and 15:00

Monday 11 Nov

  • 9:00 - 9:30 Introductions
  • 9:30 - 12:30 Pagination (Dave)
 Topics for discussion:
 - Scope of document: which languages, nations, typesetting traditions? 
 - Do we try to bring in concepts from magazines and newspapers?
 - How best to express relationship with existing or future CSS?
 - Further ideas on what material to cover, with goal of a more complete outline of the document.
 - General discussion of level of detail, types of examples, sample code, document structure...
 - How will the group work on the document? Filter changes through me? More people editing via GitHub?
  • 12:20-12:30 Heads-up on Web Payments -- Manu Sporny
  • 12:30-13:30 Lunch
  • 13:30-14:30 Meeting with CSS WG
  • 14:30-17:00 Fonts/Typography (Vlad)
 Suggested font topics to discuss:
 - mandatory support for embedded fonts and font obfuscation
   (requested by publishers because of the licensing concerns);
 - support for advanced typography / text layout / font feature settings
   (as part of the CSS3 Fonts)

Tuesday 12 Nov

  • 9:00-11:00 Behavioral adaption, (Tzviya by phone) Robin Berjon from HTML WG joins at 10:00
    • Establishing a vocabulary for refining mark up of digital publications (e.g. part, chapter, index, footnote, page)
    • Inflecting markup to reflect publishing semantics and allow for increased navigation and discoverability
      • Use cases: Journal includes Book Review. How best tag Title, Author, etc of Book to show relationship to Journal as well as provide information about Book? (RDF,
      • Related topic: identifiers and fragment identifiers
    • Inflecting markup to trigger specific behavior
      • Use cases: 1. Activation of linked note reference in conjunction with content tagged as type="footnote" triggers footnote content to pop up. 2. Type="printOnly" hides content in digital environment (and TTS)
  • 11:00-12:30 Security (Sharad)
  • 12:30-13:30 Lunch
  • 13:30-14:30 Accessibility (Suzanne (by phone), Gerardo)
    • How can we broaden the group to get a large range of perspectives (e.g., people with disabilities, educators of students with disabilities, organizations that provide, adapt or create accessible instructional materials and developers of assistive technologies)?
    • How can we more efficiently and effectively leverage SVG for multi-modal delivery and alternative descriptions?
    • How can we facilitate complex image descriptions and image alternatives that account for different physical and cognitive disabilities? (
    • How can we support for 3rd party/post-production adaptation/remediation of image descriptions and alternatives?
    • How can we better provide MathML fallbacks to support EPUB 2 reading systems or EPUB 3 reading systems that don't provide MathML rendering and accessibility?
    • How can improve MathML semantics for multi-modal delivery (e.g. TTS or Nemeth Braille)?
    • How can we also provide 3rd party/post-production remediation of MathML markup and descriptions?
    • How can we better support Braille delivery?
    • How can we improve TTS delivery?
    • How can better support the needs of dyslexic users who don't tend to use assistive technologies for BVI, but require multi-modal delivery?
    • How can we improve reading system support for HTML5 APIs, such as Web Audio and Web Speech?
    • How can we better discover accessible resources (Accessibility metadata) using search technologies?
    • How can reading systems better indicate to users whether they support the accessibility features required by a given publication?
  • 14:30-15:30 Testing (Tobie Langel)
  • 15:30-17:00 Packaging and Distribution
    • Backwards compatibility with EPUB 2 reading systems (Gerardo suggestion)
  • 17:00-17:30 Summary & Next steps


Present in Shenzhen

Participants registered to the F2F

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  • George Walkley (subject to confirming visa)
  • Dave Cramer, Hachette
  • Markus Gylling, IDPF


We will provide the logistics to allow people to dial-in into the F2F.

Zakim Bridge +1.617.761.6200, conference 3782 ("DPUB")

List of people wanting to dial-in into the DPUB F2F

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  • Frederick Hirsch (time zones permitting)
  • Tom De Nies
  • Hajar Ghaem Sigarchian
  • Miel Vander Sande
  • Tzviya Siegman
  • Ben Ko
  • Jean Kaplansky