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W3C Weekly News - 28 October 2004

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Date: Thu, 28 Oct 2004 12:07:07 -0700
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                             W3C Weekly News

                      10 October - 28 October 2004

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W3C Spanish Office's Standards Tour Visits Ten Cities in Spain

   The W3C Spanish Office brings its first W3C Standards Tour to ten
   universities in Spain from 3 to 26 November. The environment-friendly
   tour bus with disability access, video conferencing and Internet
   connectivity via satellite will visit Gijón, Bilbao, Zaragoza,
   Barcelona, Valencia, Sevilla, Salamanca, A Coruña and Oviedo and make a
   Multimodal Web Seminar stop in Madrid. The W3C Spanish Office Prize for
   Web Standardization will be launched during the tour. Read the press
   release and visit the W3C Offices home page.


W3C Multimodal Interaction Seminar in Madrid

   As part of the European IST Programme's MWeb project, a Multimodal
   Interaction seminar will be held in Madrid, Spain on 18 November at the
   Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. The agenda of this one-day event
   will feature presentations from W3C Members and Team. Please register
   before 11 November. The seminar is open to the public. Visit the
   multimodal interaction home page.


Workshop on Semantic Web for Life Sciences Explores Scientific Data Networks

   The W3C Workshop on Semantic Web for Life Sciences is being held in
   Cambridge, MA, USA on 27-28 October. Data networks allow biology to
   progress from the mapping of one-dimensional DNA to understanding
   multi-dimensional organisms and their diseases. Semantic Web
   technologies such as RDF and OWL enable the rapid creation of rich
   information networks and can assist in the generation of hypotheses
   across massive data sets. Workshop participants will address the
   publication, sharing and management of data networks, and will develop
   use cases and prototypes. Read the press release and about W3C
   workshops, and visit the Semantic Web home page.


Last Call: Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 1.2

   The SVG Working Group has released a Last Call Working Draft of
   "Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 1.2." The SVG language delivers
   accessible, dynamic, and reusable vector graphics, text, and images to
   the Web in XML. The document also describes a set of APIs for building
   graphics-based applications. Comments are welcome through 24 November.
   Visit the SVG home page.


Working Draft: SPARQL Query Language for RDF

   The RDF Data Access Working Group has released the First Public Working
   Draft of the "SPARQL Query Language for RDF." SPARQL (pronounced
   "sparkle") offers developers and end users a way to write and to
   consume search results across a wide range of information such as
   personal data, social networks and metadata about digital artifacts
   like music and images. SPARQL also provides a means of integration over
   disparate sources. Visit the Semantic Web home page.


RDF Data Access Use Cases and Requirements Updated

   The RDF Data Access Working Group has released an updated Working Draft
   of "RDF Data Access Use Cases and Requirements." The draft suggests how
   an RDF query language and data access protocol could be used in the
   construction of novel, useful Semantic Web applications in areas like
   Web publishing, personal information management, transportation and
   tourism. Comments are welcome. Visit the Semantic Web home page.


Working Draft: Specifying the Language of XHTML and HTML Content

   The GEO (Guidelines, Education and Outreach) Task Force of the
   Internationalization Working Group has published an updated Working
   Draft of "Specifying the Language of Content." Part of a series
   designed for authors, the document is an aid to specifying the language
   of content for an international audience. Comments are welcome. Visit
   the Internationalization home page.


Working Draft: Web Services Choreography Description Language 1.0

   The Web Services Choreography Working Group has released a second
   Working Draft of the "Web Services Choreography Description Language
   Version 1.0 (WS-CDL)." This XML-based language describes peer-to-peer
   collaborations between Web service participants by defining their
   behavior from a global viewpoint. Ordered message exchanges thus
   accomplish a common business goal. Visit the Web services home page.


Upcoming W3C Talks

   * Ivan Herman gives a tutorial at the W3C Spanish Office and the
     University of Oviedo in Oviedo, Spain and at the W3C Spanish Office
     Standards Tour 2004 in Bilbao, Spain on 2 November.

   * Steven Pemberton gives the tutorials "XForms: Improving the Web
     Forms Experience" and "Styling the New Web Using CSS" at User
     Experience 2004 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands on 4-6 November.

   * Daniel Weitzner gives the lecture "The Transparency Paradox:
     Privacy-enhancing architectures for open information networks" at
     the Distinguished Lecture Series at the University of California,
     School of Information Management and Systems in Berkeley, CA, USA
     on 10 November.

   * Steve Bratt gives the keynote "Weaving a Web for the Next
     Generation of Science" at the Geological Society of America Annual
     Meeting in Denver, CO, USA on 11 November.

   * Ivan Herman presents "2D Web Graphics: SVG" at Media Elements 2004
     in Entschede, The Netherlands on 12 November.

   * C. M. Sperberg-McQueen gives the tutorial "Introduction to XML
     Schema" at XML 2004 in Washington, DC, USA on 15 November.

    Browse upcoming W3C appearances and events, also available as
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