World Wide Web Consortium Announces W3C Day in Japan
Meet Technologists from the Birthplace of XML and XHTML; learn about Semantic Web, SVG, and Device Independence developments
http://www.w3.org/ -- 19 November 2001 -- The World Wide Web Consortium holds its first public event in Japan, W3C Day, on 29 November 2001, at the Mita Campus of Keio University, Tokyo, Japan. Keio Research Institute at Shonan Fujisawa Campus (SFC) is hosting W3C Day.
The event, which is conducted in both English and Japanese, gives the public a chance to hear from the W3C Team about a range of technologies currently under development, as well as recent achievements in areas such as graphics, the Semantic Web, mobile technology advances, and more. The W3C Technical team is presenting best practice implementations of W3C Recommendations, and gives the audience a view of future work.
Attendees have the opportunity to meet with members of the W3C Team, and learn how W3C's over 500 members work together to create the technologies that serve as standards for the World Wide Web.
Hidetaka Ohto, W3C Fellow from Panasonic, and Chair of the Device Independence Working Group, is the chairman for this event. The W3C Team presenters include:
- Dr. Marie-Claire Forgue, W3C European Communications Officer, provides an overview of W3C's work
- Dr. Tatsuya Hagino, W3C Deputy Director for Asia, presents on the Semantic Web
- Dr. José Kahan presents on Annotea, an Open RDF Infrastructure for Shared Web Annotations
- Mr. Kazuhiro Kitagawa, W3C Device Independence Activity Lead, presents on the latest developments to enable fuller Web access for mobile devices, and newer, non-traditional appliances
- Mr. Chris Lilley, Graphics Activity Lead, presents on Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) and the latest developments with Mobile SVG and XML
- Dr. Nobuo Saito, Associate Chairman of W3C, presents on recent W3C work in other areas such as XML and Web Services.
All are welcome to attend W3C Day, but registration is required. To register, or to learn more about this W3C event, please refer to the program:
- Program Information:
or contact Ms. Saeko Takeuchi, at +81.466.49.1170.
About the World Wide Web Consortium [W3C]
The W3C was created to lead the Web to its full potential by developing common protocols that promote its evolution and ensure its interoperability. It is an international industry consortium jointly run by the MIT Laboratory for Computer Science (MIT LCS) in the USA, the National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control (INRIA) in France and Keio University in Japan. Services provided by the Consortium include: a repository of information about the World Wide Web for developers and users, and various prototype and sample applications to demonstrate use of new technology. To date, over 500 organizations are Members of the Consortium. For more information see http://www.w3.org/