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Re: Next Topic Heads Up!

From: Simon Harper <simon.harper@manchester.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2012 08:14:30 +0000
Message-ID: <50A9EA66.2090501@manchester.ac.uk>
To: DavidSloan <DSloan@computing.dundee.ac.uk>
CC: RDWG <public-wai-rd@w3.org>
Well you're a member now!! Welcome - officially! Both topics are in the
mill - I'm creating some initial stuff for the first - and I'm sure you
could help with the second in parallel. However, there is still alot of
work to do wrt to the symposium and note write up.

Cheers

Si.

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Simon Harper
http://simon.harper.name/about/card/

University of Manchester (UK)
Web Ergonomics Lab - Information Management Group
http://wel.cs.manchester.ac.uk

On 16/11/12 16:21, DavidSloan wrote:
> Hi all
> 
> I'm not sure what I can legitimately sign up to do while my application
> to joining RDWG is still being processed, and I don't know how much work
> has been done already, but I would be very happy to contribute to work
> on the "catalog of research topics" and the "Tips for
> Accessibility-Aware Research" as mentioned below.
> 
> Dave
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Shadi Abou-Zahra [mailto:shadi@w3.org] 
> Sent: 15 November 2012 08:03
> To: simon.harper@manchester.ac.uk
> Cc: RDWG
> Subject: Re: Next Topic Heads Up!
> 
> 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
>>
> 
> --
> Shadi Abou-Zahra - http://www.w3.org/People/shadi/ Activity Lead,
> W3C/WAI International Program Office Evaluation and Repair Tools Working
> Group (ERT WG) Research and Development Working Group (RDWG)
> 
> 
> The University of Dundee is a Scottish Registered Charity, No. SC015096.
> 
> 
> 
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