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W3C Welcomes Community Discussion at WWW2008 Track

March 18, 2008; 10:12 AM WIRE)--The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) invites WWW2008 conference attendees to discuss pressing Web issues at the W3C Track in Beijing, China. W3C Member and Staff representatives will present nearly 25 topics and invite discussion over the course of two days, 23-24 April. In addition to the W3C Track, Tim Berners-Lee, W3C Director and inventor of the Web, will give a keynote titled "The Future of Web Applications" on Thursday, 24 April. A press conference with Tim Berners-Lee is scheduled on Wednesday 23 April at the Beijing International Convention Center; see the W3C track page for more details.

The track includes a number of sessions about Internet use in China as part of W3C's mission to create international standards that also meet regional needs. These sessions are:

The Web on the Move  
+ News from W3C's Mobile Web Initiative  
+ Mobile Web in Rural China  
+ Geolocation in the Mobile Web  
+ Making a Web Site Accessible Both for Mobile Devices and for People with Disabilities  
Open Your Data!  
+ Linking Open Data  
+ Managing Online Video (or Multimedia) Content with the  
Semantic Web  
+ Semantic Web Development in China  
An International Web  
+ What you Need to Know to Reach a Chinese Audience?  
+ International Domain Names  
+ Internationalizing Speech Synthesis  
+ Localization and Internationalization of Layout on the Web  
+ A World of Stakeholders: Lessons from Global Outreach  
+ Adopting International Standards Locally: The Importance of Harmonization  
Integrating the Web in Society  
+ Web Usage in China  
+ Improving Access to Government through Better Use of the Web  
+ Powder your data with trust  
+ Suffer a Sea-Change: Human Implications of Browsing the Web Securely  
+ Designing the Web for All of Society  
What's Hot in Web Content  
+ HTML 5, the future of Web Content  
+ Accessibility for rich Web applications  
+ Wicked Wide Web: Integrating Documents and Devices  
+ Video on the Web  
+ Widgets - they look great, but what are the risks?  

About the World Wide Web Consortium [W3C]

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 440 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





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