In partnership with WWW2007, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) provides a separate technical track at the conference to update the WWW community on W3C's latest initiatives and activities. The W3C reports on the range of their achievements since WWW2006. With 62 Groups for 24 W3C Activities, and over 430 W3C members, WWW2007 attendees can expect substantive reports on the variety of technologies that bring the Web to its full potential, as well as insights on future developments. In addition, attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions to the W3C Members and staff.
The W3C Track runs from Wednesday, May 9 to Friday, May 11 at the WWW2007 conference. All W3C Track sessions take place in the Cascade Ballroom, which is on Mezzanine 2 in the conference hotel. W3C coffee breaks will be provided in this area as well. Plenary sessions, lunches, and the sponsor exhibition hall are joint with WWW2007 in the Van Horne Ballroom area.
The following represents the W3C Track content as of March 21, 2007. Please check the official version of the W3C Track schedule for the latest program updates.
Session Chair: Michael Smith (W3C)
Session Chair: Chris Lilley (W3C)
Session Chair: Olivier Thereaux (W3C)
Session Chair: Ivan Herman (W3C)
This session shows three different aspects of the Semantic Web activity at W3C. The RIF presentation gives an overview of one of the developments for the ground Semantic Web infrastructure. The GRDDL and RDFa talk concentrates on technologies whose primary goal is to outreach to other technologies and communities. Finally, an example will show how a large user community uses this technology to solve its own research and development problems.
Session Chair: Philippe Le Hegaret (W3C)
Session Chair: Thomas Roessler (W3C)
Session Chair: Kazuyuki Ashimura (W3C)
Session Chair: Steven Pemberton (W3C)
Session Chair: Liam Quin (W3C)
XML remains the representation of choice for interchanging structured information all over the planet. Hear about some of the active areas of development in XML today, and how XML is being used in Web applications, in print, in interactive content, and even in mobile phones.
W3C will have a display booth in the exhibition hall (Van Horne C). The exhibtion runs from Wednesday to Friday.
Brochures and flyers will be available at the W3C booth. Please come by to discuss about W3C's work as well as picking up a copy of our set of brochures related to Web Services, Mobile Web Initiative, Multimodal Web and Mobile Web Best Practices flip cards. Goodies will also be available!
Each Recommendation not only builds on the previous, but is designed so that it may be integrated with future specifications as well. W3C is transforming the architecture of the initial Web (essentially HTML, URIs, and HTTP) into the architecture of tomorrow's Web, built atop the solid foundation provided by XML.
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 400 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, Keio University in Japan, and has additional Offices worldwide. For more information see http://www.w3.org/