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Minutes: Day 1 Day 2

W3C eGovernment Interest Group
Open F2F Meeting @ TPAC
31 October - 1 November 2011

Improving Access to Government through Better Use of the Web


Dates: 31 October - 1 November 2011
Time: 9:00 to 17:00 Pacific Time
Venue: Santa Clara Marriott, Santa Clara, California, (Silicon Valley) USA, part of W3C TPAC
Registration:   Closed but Members of the IG may participate remotely without registering.
Contact: Jeanne Holm team-egov-chairs@w3.org

Remote Participation

Remote participation will be possible via the usual dial-in and IRC channels, namely:

N.B. European daylight saving ends Sunday 30th October but not for another week in the US. The time difference between the USA and Europe is therefore one hour less than usual. See the world clock to check what 09:00 Pacific Time means where you are! Where possible, topics that are known to be of direct interest to remote participants have been given early slots on the agenda.


The W3C eGovernment Interest Group was chartered in June of 2008 recognizing that governments throughout the World needed assistance and guidance in achieving the promises of electronic government through technology and the Web. An updated charter was issued in June 2011.

The group and its efforts fill a distinct gap in the Web and technology standards space focusing on the unique and diverse needs and issues that governments throughout the developed and developing World face in enabling electronic service and information delivery and providing opportunities for discovery, interaction and participation.

This meeting will bring together government officials, computer scientists, civic activists, and academics specializing in both technical and legal eGovernment issues, leaders in the Web standards community, as well as a wide range of companies providing products and services in the government marketplace.

Purpose of the Meeting

The Group will be creating a resource of government data examples, standards, and policies in the areas of

  • Government data
  • Accessibility
  • Social media
  • Community directory
  • Education and outreach
  • Data licensing


Sessions on open discussion following a provocation/reflection/action approach:

  1. Provocation of challenges in establishing and sustaining eGovernment activities
  2. Analyze how those could be addressed and examples of success
  3. Create actions that the Group should take to be most effective

(Please note that breaks and meals are on the participant's own)

Monday, 31 October 2011 (all times in US PST)

  • 09.00-09.30 - Introductions by Participants and Observers [All]
  • 09.30-10.00 - Introductions and Goals of the Meeting [Jeanne Holm, Phil Archer]
    • W3C Introduction, scribe rota for the day etc (Phil Archer) [slides]
    • W3C eGov Interest Group Introduction (Jeanne Holm) slides
  • 10.00-10.30 - View from the Government and Stakeholders, What Is More Important, What Is Missing, What the Future Could Bring to eGov
  • 10.30-10.45 - Break
  • 10.45-12.30 - Reports from the Open Government Data Camp (Warsaw 20-21 Oct 2011) [continued]
  • 12.30-14.00 - Lunch
  • 14.00-14.30 - Reports from World Bank and Open Government Data Camp [Josema, Hadley, Jeanne]
  • 14.30-16.30 - Open Government Data Practices and Policies [Chair: Hadley Beeman (slides) and Panel presentations: please let Hadley know if you wish to contribute]] (PhilA slides)
  • 16.30-16.45 - Break
  • 16.45-17.30 - Accessibility [Jason Kiss]
  • 18.30-21.00 - Networking/Dinner

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Participation and Registration

Remote: Information on how to participate remotely is the same as usual for Group calls.

People who registered in advance (not necessary for remote participation).


  • Jeanne Holm (NASA, Data.gov)
  • Phil Archer (W3C)
  • John Erickson (TWC RPI)
  • Hadley Beeman (LinkedGov)
  • (add your name here)

Remote Participants

  • Sandro Hawke (W3C)
  • Bernadette Hyland (W3C GLD WG, 3 Round Stones)
  • TBD

Group Membership

Group Membership is open: if you want to become a Group Member and participate in the Group calls and contribute to the document, please see the separate page on Group participation.


Press representatives must contact the W3C Communications staff at w3t-pr@w3.org in advance.