W3C Track Sessions
WWW2006 is organised in conjunction with the World Wide Web Consortium, who will report on their achievements since last year's conference. With fifty-one W3C Working Groups for twenty-two W3C Activities and about 370 Working Group members, attendees can expect substantive reports on the variety of technologies that bring the Web to its full potential, as well as insights on future work developments. In addition, attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions to the W3C team.
The W3C official page from which this track's information is derived is available on the W3C site at http://www.w3.org/2006/05/w3c-track.html.
Mobile Web Opportunities
Session Chair: Dominique Hazaël-Massieux (W3C)
W3C launched the Mobile Web Initiative a year ago to gather momentum around making the Web on mobile devices a better experience for the users. This session will present what achievements have been accomplished during this year, and what the future holds for the initiative.
Rich Web Applications
Session Chair: Dean Jackson (W3C)
Session Chair: Shawn Henry (W3C)
Web 2.0, Mobile Web, AJAX, rich Web applications, blogs -- the Web continues to develop. This session addresses accessibility issues in the next-generation Web. For example, scripting, once a significant accessibility barrier, is now a key aspect of many Web applications. Join us to get the latest on how the recently-released Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Last Call and Authoring Tools Accessibility Guidelines (ATAG) 2.0) Working Drafts address these Web developments. Learn how to take advantage of current and developing strategies to make dynamic Web content and applications accessible.
The Web Everywhere
Session Chair: Max Froumentin (W3C)
The W3C speech interface framework languages (including VoiceXML 2.0/2.1) have been widely deployed. The focus is now on CCXML,VoiceXML 3.0, and SCXML, a state-transition language for managing the control flow of applications, expecially voice and multimodal applications. These languages will enable new and exciting speech and multiple applications.
This presentation focuses on the recent activity of internationalizing speech synthesis and SSML, and will present the issues and requirements that have arisen from the recent workshops and the work of the Voice Browser Working Group.
The Ubiquitous Web as a synthesis of the Web and ubiquitous computing that extends the Web out into the physical world: importance of context awareness, device coordination, role of Semantic Web, trust, identity and security.
Web Services: Towards the Next Stepss
Session Chair: Hugo Haas (W3C)
After SOAP 1.2 and MTOM standards, WS-Addressing 1.0 is coming to an end and the work on WSDL 2.0 has also progressed (implementation testing stage). Web services infrastructure work has therefore started on nextsteps: facilitating the work of developers by defining a set of XML Schema patterns efficiently implementable by the broad community who use XML databindings, and building a simple and generic support for semantics in Web services.
Newest XML Tools: Queries, Transformations
Session Chair: Liam Quin (W3C)
There is no agreed upon definition of what Web 2.0 is but everybody has a personal definition. This talk will describe our interpretation of how a new generation of applications on the Web will be built. It will look at the current architectures and see why they do not satisfy the requirements of Web 2.0 (as we understand them). It will explain why we believe that Web 2.0 applications will rely on XML not only for serialization but as a fundamental underlying information model. We believe that there will be no more (or very little) Java or SQL code in this new generation of applications. Unfortunately the existing XML stack of technologies isn't complete at this point. In the talk we will also list the extensions we think will be needed in order to fulfill the goal of an XML-based declarative information hub as a fundamental architecture for such applications.
Advancements in Semantic Web
Session Chair: Eric Miller (W3C)
Health care practices and bioinformatics have already succeeded in utilizing database management, workflow and information retrieval technologies, which have provided syntactic search, heterogeneous data access and sharing, and limited forms of integration. We can realize more exciting potential of health care and life science if we have more automated ways for analysis leading to insight and discovery.
Style and Layout: Key Successes to Create Interoperable Web Pages
Session Chair: Bert Bos (W3C)
After much work on the implementations and the specification, we are finally reaching a well-supported CSS level 2. About 70% of all pages now use CSS. Designers are becoming more confident and push CSS2 to its limits. After an overview of the status of CSS, we'll end with a preview of a new grid layout scheme for CSS3.
Molly E Holzschlag
As more and more sites syndicate small chunks of markup, the integration of "foreign" CSS is causing all kinds of headaches for developers and site owners. This presentation will cover strategies for both site owners and syndicators to make sure these modules don't cause any more headaches.
Challenges in Web Security
Session Chair: Thomas Roessler (W3C)
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