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W3C Weekly News - 18 January 2006

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Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2006 16:57:27 -0600
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Candidate Recommendations: Web Services Description Language (WSDL) 2.0

  W3C is pleased to announce the advancement of the "Web Services
  Description Language (WSDL) Version 2.0" specifications to Candidate
  Recommendations: "Part 0: Primer," "Part 1: Core Language" and "Part 2:
  Adjuncts." Comments are welcome through 15 March. SOAP 1.1 Binding is
  an updated Working Draft. WSDL 2.0 models and describes modular Web
  services and is used to document distributed systems and to automate
  communication between applications. Read about Web services.


Candidate Recommendation: Semantic Interpretation for Speech
Recognition (SISR) 1.0

  W3C is pleased to announce the advancement of the "Semantic
  Interpretation for Speech Recognition (SISR) Version 1.0" language to
  Candidate Recommendation. The specification describes ECMAScript-based
  annotations to grammar rules for extracting meaning from speech
  recognition. SISR defines the syntax and semantics of tag content in
  the Speech Recognition Grammar Specification (SRGS) for output as
  serialized XML or ECMAScript variables. Comments are welcome through 20
  February. Visit the Voice Browser home page.


W3C Advisory Committee Elects TAG Participants

  The W3C Advisory Committee has elected T.V. Raman (Google) and Henry
  Thompson (University of Edinburgh) to the W3C Technical Architecture
  Group (TAG). Continuing TAG participants are Dan Connolly (W3C), Noah
  Mendelsohn (IBM), David Orchard (BEA), Ed Rice (HP), Norman Walsh (Sun
  Microsystems) and co-Chairs Tim Berners-Lee (W3C) and Vincent Quint
  (INRIA). In 2004, the TAG published the W3C Recommendation
  "Architecture of the World Wide Web, Volume One." Visit the TAG home


Last Call: Mobile Web Best Practices

  The Mobile Web Best Practices Working Group has released a Last Call
  Working Draft of "Mobile Web Best Practices 1.0." The draft describes
  how to produce Web content and Web sites intended for delivery to
  mobile and small-screen devices. Written for all participants in the
  mobile value chain, the document is designed to improve user
  experience. Comments are welcome through 17 February. Read about the
  W3C Mobile Web Initiative, a joint effort by authoring tool vendors,
  content providers, handset manufacturers, browser vendors and mobile


XKMS Activity Completes Work and Closes

  W3C is pleased to announce that the XML Key Management (XKMS) Working
  Group has successfully completed its work: the W3C Recommendation "XML
  Key Management Specification (XKMS 2.0)" and its companion "Bindings"
  and "Requirements" as well as the Working Group Notes "Using XKMS with
  PGP" and "A WSDL 1.1 description for XKMS." With XKMS, users can share
  public key identity across applications, systems and trust boundaries.
  Please join us in thanking all participants and Chairs Stephen Farrell
  (Invited Expert) and Shivaram Mysore (Microsoft) for their
  contributions. Read about Technology and Society at W3C.


Working Draft: XML Schema 1.1 Datatypes

  The XML Schema Working Group has released an updated Working Draft
  of "XML Schema 1.1 Part 2: Datatypes." XML schemas define shared
  markup vocabularies, the structure of XML documents which use those
  vocabularies, and provide hooks to associate semantics with them.
  With XML Schema Part 2, datatypes may be defined for use in XML
  schemas as well as other contexts. Visit the XML home page.


Keio Hosts Semantic Web Conference 2006 in Tokyo

  The Semantic Web Conference 2006 will be held at Keio University in
  Tokyo, Japan on 27 January 2006, organized by INTAP. Keio University
  holds an exhibition booth, Nobuo Saito gives a welcome message, and
  Tatsuya Hagino presents "Past and Future of the Semantic Web" and
  moderates a panel discussion on "Semantic Web, the Past, Today and


W3C Offices Meet Face to Face in Amsterdam

  W3C's Offices held their annual meeting on 10-11 January in Amsterdam,
  the Netherlands. "Office representatives from five continents and
  members of the W3C Communication Team have gathered at CWI, the hosting
  institution of the W3C Benelux Office in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
  Issues related to W3C Membership, Office events, outreach, and plans
  for the future of the W3C Office program for 2006 and beyond were
  discussed," said Ivan Herman, Head of Offices. W3C Offices work with
  their regional Web communities to promote W3C technologies in local
  languages, broaden W3C's geographical base, and encourage international
  participation in W3C Activities. Visit the Offices home page.


Web Authentication Position Papers Due 25 January

  Reminder: Position papers are due 25 January for the W3C Workshop on
  Transparency and Usability of Web Authentication to be held 15-16 March
  2006, hosted by Citigroup in New York, NY, USA. Attendees will identify
  steps W3C can take to improve the Web's trustworthiness and security
  for users. Topics include site authentication, safe Web client
  behavior, communication with users, infrastructures for content
  providers, and user agent testing. Read the press release, about W3C
  Workshops and more about Technology and Society.


Upcoming W3C Talks

  * José Manuel Alonso presents at Jornadas Técnicas sobre
    Administración Electrónica "Abrimos 24 horas" on 20 January
    in Gijón, Spain.
  * Steve Bratt presents at the RFID Academic Convocation on
    23 January in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.
  * Deborah Dahl presents at SpeechTek West 2006 on 30 January
    and 1 February in San Francisco, California, USA.
  * Dave Raggett presents at SpeechTek West 2006 on 31 January
    in San Francisco, California, USA.
  * Masayasu Ishikawa participates in a panel at PAGE2006 on
    3 February in Tokyo, Japan.
  * Richard Ishida presents at the Open Road Conference on
    7 February in Melbourne, Australia.
  * On behalf of the W3C Hungarian Office, Ivan Herman presents
    at the Magyarországi Web Konferencia on 18 March in
    Budapest, Hungary.
  * Rhys Lewis gives a keynote at W4A2006 - Building the Mobile
    Web: Rediscovering Accessibility? on 22 May in Edinburgh, UK.

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