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Re: Next Topic Heads Up!

From: Simon Harper <simon.harper@manchester.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2012 08:17:03 +0000
Message-ID: <50A5F67F.3020608@manchester.ac.uk>
To: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
CC: RDWG <public-wai-rd@w3.org>
Hi Shadi,

So I think that we should schedule these and look for emergent ways of
cutting work. I think we can centre this around the process to get to
the symposium, and the editors job when the document is complete (which
we can look at in the Mobile Note - which I'm part of).

We are now building interest, the group wants to hold symposium - I
think we should move ahead and we as editors need to react to your input
regarding additional work when it occurs (even if the note is delayed a
little). I also think we should keep an editors duties wiki page - to
set all this out.



PS I check my email at 08:00 and 17:00 GMT. If you require a faster
response please include the word 'fast' in the subject line.

Simon Harper

University of Manchester (UK)
Web Ergonomics Lab - Information Management Group

On 15/11/12 08:02, Shadi Abou-Zahra wrote:
> Hi Simon, all,
> Great to see this queue of suggested upcoming topics!
> Before we can make final decisions on these, there are a number of
> things to consider:
> - Each symposium still has lots of administrative overhead for me and it
> is unmanageable to have this number of events in such close period
> (February, April, June) without us putting effort on streamlining the
> process first -- there is lots to debrief on and improve;
> - We also need to continue the discussion on "criteria" for selecting
> topics -- we need more assessment as to why we select any particular
> topic, for example a brief analysis on the current need for it and on
> the expected impact or contribution of a symposium;
> - Each proposed symposium topic needs to have a clear description that
> addresses the criteria above so that we can make informed decisions
> within the group and so that we can bring more mature suggestions to the
> WAI Coordination Group (CG) and relevant W3C Working Groups;
> We should also not lose focus on the Research Reports that need to be
> developed from these symposia. Currently we are having a 1-year cycle
> for our first such report and we need to reduce this lag somehow.
> We also need to continue working on the "catalog of research topics" and
> to develop "Tips for Accessibility-Aware Research" as per our Charter
> [1]. As you know, symposia is only one part of our Charter.
> [1] <http://www.w3.org/WAI/RD/charter3#deliverables>
> Regards,
>   Shadi
> On 14.11.2012 18:48, Simon Harper wrote:
>> Hello everyone,
>> as we discussed today at the meeting we have 3 groups of editors willing
>> and able to get things moving on three new topics. Instead of waiting we
>> decided to schedule these while we have the interest.
>> So the plan is to run a symposium on 'User Modelling' headed up by Yehya
>> and Christos mid February.
>> Another on Accessible Diagrams/Smart Images headed up by Markku mid
>> April.
>> And a third on Accreditation Methods headed up by Vivienne and Justin
>> mid June.
>> I wonder what people think about these suggestions?
>> Further, I think we should get Matt Huenerfauth to run Klaus' "Sign
>> Language on the Web" Mid September (if Possible)...
>> I wonder what you think about this too?
>> Cheers
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