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W3C Track Sessions

W3C logoWWW2006 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 Initiative

11:00-12:30, Wednesday 24th May

Session Chair: Dominique Hazaël-Massieux (W3C)

Dominique Hazaël-Massieux

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Daniel Appelquist

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James Pearce

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James Pearce
Charles McCathie Neville
Roland Geisler
Arun Ranganathan
Paul Walsh
Dan Appelquist

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Rich Web Applications

14:00-15:30, Wednesday 24th May

Session Chair: Dean Jackson (W3C)

Dean Jackson

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Art Barstow

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Steven Pemberton

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Accessibility 2.0

16:00-17:30, Wednesday 24th May

Session Chair: Shawn Henry (W3C)

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The Web Everywhere

11:00-12:30, Thursday 25th May

Session Chair: Max Froumentin (W3C)

Jim Larson

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.

Kazuyuki Ashimura

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.

Dave Raggett

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 Service: Towards the Next Stepss

14:00-15:30, Thursday 25th May

Session Chair: Hugo Haas (W3C)

Jacek Kopecky

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Paul Downey

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

16:00-17:30, Thursday 25th May

Session Chair: Liam Quin (W3C)

Liam Quin

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Mike Kay

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Daniela Florescu

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.

Advances in Semantic Web for HealthCare/Life Sciences

11:00-12:30, Friday 26th May

Session Chair: Eric Miller (W3C)

Eric Miller

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Eric Neumann

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Susie Stephens

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Amit Sheth

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.

Ben Adida

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Style and Layout

14:00-15:30, Friday 26th May

Session Chair: Bert Bos (W3C)

Bert Bos

The status of CSS2 and a demo of layout in CSS3. 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
Andy Clarke

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Kevin Lawver

As more and more sites syndicate small chunks of markup, theintegration of "foreign" CSS is causing all kinds of headaches fordevelopers 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

16:00-17:30, Friday 26th May

Session Chair: Thomas Roessler (W3C)

Thomas Roessler

Presenters and a panel will look at the challenges to Web security that emerge as the Web's potential as a platform for applications and services is explored: How do we make Web authentication usable -- and what does that mean? How do today's approaches to mutual authentication mix with mash-ups, RESTful Web services, and ubiquity? How does today's browser security model mix with the needs of rich Web applications?

W3C Track Chair

  • Marie-Claire Forgue, Head of W3C European Communications

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