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W3C Public Newsletter, 2008-01-21

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Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2008 19:42:26 -0500
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Dear W3C Public Newsletter Subscriber,

The 2008-01-21 version of the W3C Public Newsletter is online:

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Ian Jacobs, W3C Communications Team

SPARQL Standard Opens Data on the Web

   Today, the World Wide Web Consortium made it easier to share and
   reuse data across application, enterprise, and community boundaries
   with the publication of three new Semantic Web standards for
   "SPARQL" (pronounced "sparkle"). SPARQL is the query language for
   the Semantic Web (see Semantic Web use cases). SPARQL queries hide
   the details of data management, which lowers costs and increases
   robustness of data integration on the Web. "Trying to use the
   Semantic Web without SPARQL is like trying to use a relational
   database without SQL," explained Tim Berners-Lee, W3C Director.
   There are already 14 implementations of the standard, which is
   comprised of three W3C Recommendations: "SPARQL Query Language for
   RDF," "SPARQL Protocol for RDF," and "SPARQL Query Results XML
   Format." Read the press release, testimonials and learn more about
   the Semantic Web Activity.


W3C Invites Implementations of SMIL 3.0 (Candidate Recommendation)

   The SYMM Working Group has published the Candidate Recommendation of
   "Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language (SMIL 3.0)," an
   XML-based language that allows authors to create interactive
   multimedia presentations. Using SMIL 3.0, an author can describe the
   temporal behavior of a multimedia presentation, associate hyperlinks
   with media objects and describe the layout of the presentation on a
   screen. The Working Group is building a test suite help ensure
   interoperable implementation. Learn more about W3C work on
   Synchronized Multimedia


Service Modeling Language 1.1 Drafts

   The Service Modeling Language (SML) Working Group has published the
   third Working Drafts of "Service Modeling Language, Version 1.1" and
   "Service Modeling Language Interchange Format Version 1.1." The
   former defines the SML 1.1, intended to model complex services and
   systems, including their structure, constraints, policies, and best
   practices. The latter defines the SML 1.1 interchange format,
   designed to ensure accurate and convenient interchange of the
   documents that make up an SML model. Learn more about the Extensible
   Markup Language (XML) Activity.

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Upcoming Meetings

     * More About Workshops...
     * W3C Membership Meeting Calendar...

Upcoming Talks 

     * 23 January, San Francisco, CA, USA: Unifying a Fragmenting
       Market Through Standardisation to Encourage Mobile Web Industry
       Development. Matt Womer presents at Mobile Web USA.
     * 23 January: eGovernment and the Web. José Manuel Alonso is at
       Virtual W3C Seminar.
     * 28 January, Albany, NY, USA: Making the Web Accessible to All.
       Shawn Henry presents at University at Albany.
     * 30 January, Stockholm, Sweden: The Semantic Web. Olle Olsson
       presents at JFokus 2008.
     * 31 January, Gijón, Spain: TIC y Gobernabilidad. José Manuel
       Alonso participates in a panel at Cooperación al desarrollo 2.0.
     * 11 February, Wellington, New Zealand: Achieving Web for All:
       Improving the Accessibility, Usability, and Quality of Your
       Website. Shawn Henry gives a tutorial at Webstock 2008.
     * 7 March, Tokyo, Japan: State of the Semantic Web. Ivan Herman
       presents at INTAP Semantic Web Conference 2008.
     * 8 March, Austin, TX, USA: Catching up with Accessibility: The
       Basics Quickly. Shawn Henry presents at SXSW Interactive 2008
     * 10 March, Berlin, Germany: An Introduction to POWDER
       (tentative). Phil Archer, Thomas Tikwinski give a tutorial at
       Web 2.0 Telecoms.
     * 1 April, Berlin, Germany: Analysing The Importance Of
       Standardisation In Driving Mobile Internet Usage. Philipp
       Hoschka presents at Mobile Internet.
     * 21 April, Beijing, China: RDFa: Extensible Structured Data in
       HTML. Ben Adida, Elias Torres, Ivan Herman give a tutorial at
       17th World Wide Web Conference (WWW2008).
     * 21 April, Beijing, China: Producing XML that works
       internationally. Richard Ishida, Felix Sasaki give a tutorial at
       17th World Wide Web Conference (WWW2008).
     * 21 April, Beijing, China: Introduction to the Semantic Web
       (through an example…). Ivan Herman gives a tutorial at 17th
       World Wide Web Conference (WWW2008).
     * 18 June, Nancy, France: State of the Semantic Web. Ivan Herman
       gives a keynote at 19èmes Journées Francophones d'Ingénierie des
       Connaissances (IC2008).
     * 19 June, Baltimore, Maryland, USA: How New Web Accessibility
       Standards Impact User Experience Design. Shawn Henry presents at
       Usability Professionals' Association International Conference
     * View upcoming talks by country
     * More talks...

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