W3C @ WWW2011 in India: Open Web Platform for All

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W3C Invites Discussion on Web and Open Society, Mobile Apps, Multilingual and Accessible Content, and More


http://www.w3.org/ -- 16 March 2011 -- The Web has become a critical resource that is transforming all industries and society at large. This year, W3C invites all WWW2011 participants to meet at the Hyderabad International Convention Centre (HICC) to discuss the regional and global impact of this expanding Open Web Platform for application development.

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What are the keys to building a Web that supports Open Society? How are the Web and Television converging? What are the advantages of Web applications on mobile devices over native apps? What are some of the design challenges for augmented reality on mobile phones with respect to accessibility? Participants can discuss these topics and others with the W3C through several opportunities:

  • Vision. Tim Berners-Lee, W3C Director and inventor of the Web, delivers a keynote on the topic of Designing the Web for an Open Society. The talk takes place on 31 March at 8:30 am in the H-04-Plenary Hall.
  • Technology. This year's W3C track addresses the conference theme of "Web for all" in two ways: people and devices. On 30 March, participants address the accessible and multilingual Web. On 31 March, participants discuss Web applications on mobile devices. Each track (in room H-01) combines speakers with topics to be determined by the attendees. If you are planning to attend, W3C welcomes your suggestions for additional topics at any time. Please see the track wikis for more information (WebforAll wiki and MobiWebApp wiki). W3C also watches for suggestions on twitter (#w3ctrack).
  • Industry. Join W3C and representatives of the ICT Industry for a discussion about standards in India. The meeting, organized by the W3C India Office, takes place at the IIIT in Hyderabad, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. Learn more about follow-up meetings in Delhi on 4-5 April.
  • Support. In addition to discussions with W3C staff and other people in the W3C community, participants can show support for W3C efforts by participating in a partnership program.

Meet with W3C at WWW2011 to learn about and help shape the Open Web Platform.

The W3C track was organized with the support of the W3C India Office and the MobiWebApp EU project.

About the World Wide Web Consortium

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is an international consortium where Member organizations, a full-time staff, and the public work together to develop Web standards. W3C primarily pursues its mission through the creation of Web standards and guidelines designed to ensure long-term growth for the Web. Over 325 organizations are Members of the Consortium. W3C is jointly run by the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (MIT CSAIL) in the USA, the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM) headquartered in France and Keio University in Japan, and has additional Offices worldwide. For more information see http://www.w3.org/

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