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Dear W3C Public Newsletter Subscriber,

The 2010-03-15 version of the W3C Public Newsletter is online:
  http://www.w3.org/News/Public/pnews-20100315

A simplified plain text version is available below.

Ian Jacobs, W3C Communications Team

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Dr. Jeffrey Jaffe Named W3C CEO

   08 March 2010 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2010#entry-8738

   [] W3C today named Dr. Jeffrey Jaffe its new Chief Executive
   Officer. "Web technologies continue to be the vehicle for every
   industry to incorporate the rapid pace of change into their way
   of doing business," said Dr. Jaffe. "I'm excited to join W3C at
   this time of increased innovation, since W3C is the place where
   the industry comes together to set standards for the Web in an
   open and collaborative fashion." As W3C CEO, Dr. Jaffe will
   work with Director Tim Berners-Lee, staff, Membership, and the
   public to evolve and communicate W3C's organizational vision.
   The CEO is responsible for W3C's global operations, for
   maintaining the interests of all of the W3C’s stakeholders, and
   for sustaining a culture of cooperation and transparency, so
   that W3C continues to be the leading forum for the technical
   development and stewardship of the Web. Read the CEO Blog and
   learn more in the press release.

   http://www.w3.org/People/Jeff/
   http://www.w3.org/People/Jeff/
   http://www.w3.org/QA/2010/03/w3c_ceo_blog_first_posting_mar
   http://www.w3.org/2010/03/ceo-pr

W3C Launches Decisions and Decision-Making Incubator Group

   11 March 2010 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2010#entry-8747

   W3C is pleased to announce the creation of the Decisions and
   Decision-Making Incubator Group, whose mission is to determine
   the requirements, use cases, and a representation of decisions
   and decision-making in a collaborative and networked
   environment suitable for leading to a potential standard for
   decision exchange, shared situational awareness, and
   measurement of the speed, effectiveness, and human factors of
   decision-making.. The following W3C Members have sponsored the
   charter for this group: DISA, MITRE, and CNR. Read more about
   the Incubator Activity, an initiative to foster development of
   emerging Web-related technologies. Incubator Activity work is
   not on the W3C standards track but in many cases serves as a
   starting point for a future Working Group.

   http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/decision/
   http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/decision/charter
   http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/

User Agent Accessibility Guidelines (UAAG) 2.0 Updated; New
Implementation Guide Published

   11 March 2010 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2010#entry-8746

   The User Agent Accessibility Guidelines Working Group has
   published an updated Working Draft of the "User Agent
   Accessibility Guidelines (UAAG) 2.0." UAAG defines how
   browsers, media players, and other "user agents" should support
   accessibility for people with disabilities and work with
   assistive technologies. This draft adds requirements in seven
   new areas, including support for speech input, video playback
   controls and a new section on conformance. It introduces a new
   supporting document, "Implementing UAAG 2.0" as a First Public
   Working Draft. Read the invitation to review the UAAG 2.0
   Working Draft and about the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI).

   http://www.w3.org/WAI/UA/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2010/WD-UAAG20-20100311/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2010/WD-IMPLEMENTING-UAAG20-20100311/
   http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ig/2010JanMar/0078
   http://www.w3.org/WAI/

Community Invited to Discuss Conversational Applications at Workshop

   11 March 2010 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2010#entry-8745

   W3C announced today a Workshop on Conversational Applications -
   Use Cases and Requirements for New Models of Human Language to
   Support Mobile Conversational Systems, 18-19 June 2010 in
   Somerset, New Jersey (USA), Hosted by Openstream. There is
   currently an increasing need for new capabilities of the human
   language model to support sophisticated conversational
   applications. The goal of the Workshop is to understand the
   limitations of the current W3C language model in order to
   develop a more comprehensive one. Participants will collect and
   analyze use cases and prioritize requirements that ultimately
   will improve support for language capabilities that are
   unsupported today. Position papers are due 2 April. Please see
   the Call for Participation for more information.

   http://www.w3.org/2010/02/convapps/cfp
   http://www.w3.org/2010/02/convapps/cfp

WebCGM 2.1 is a W3C Recommendation

   09 March 2010 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2010#entry-8743

   The WebCGM Working Group has published a W3C Recommendation of
   "WebCGM 2.1." Computer Graphics Metafile (CGM) is an ISO
   standard, defined by ISO/IEC 8632:1999, for the interchange of
   2D vector and mixed vector/raster graphics. WebCGM is a profile
   of CGM, which adds Web linking and is optimized for Web
   applications in technical illustration, electronic
   documentation, geophysical data visualization, and similar
   fields. WebCGM aims to balance graphical expressive power on
   the one hand, and simplicity and implementability on the other.
   A small but powerful set of standardized metadata elements
   supports the functionalities of hyperlinking and document
   navigation, picture structuring and layering, and enabling
   search and query of WebCGM picture content. WebCGM 2.1 refines
   and completes the features found in WebCGM 2.0. Learn more
   about the Graphics Activity.

   http://www.w3.org/Graphics/WebCGM/WG/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2010/REC-webcgm21-20100301/
   http://www.w3.org/Graphics/

Call for Review: XProc - An XML Pipeline Language Proposed
Recommendation

   09 March 2010 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2010#entry-8742

   The XML Processing Model Working Group has published a Proposed
   Recommendation of "XProc: An XML Pipeline Language." This
   specification describes the syntax and semantics of XProc: An
   XML Pipeline Language, a language for describing operations to
   be performed on XML documents. Pipelines are made up of simple
   steps which perform atomic operations on XML documents and
   constructs similar to conditionals, iteration, and exception
   handlers which control which steps are executed. The group has
   produced an implementation report Comments are welcome through
   15 April. Learn more about the Extensible Markup Language (XML)
   Activity.

   http://www.w3.org/XML/Processing/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2010/PR-xproc-20100309/
   http://www.w3.org/XML/XProc/2010/02/ir
   http://www.w3.org/XML/

Last Call: Web Security Context: User Interface Guidelines

   09 March 2010 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2010#entry-8741

   The Web Security Context Working Group has published a Last
   Call Working Draft of "Web Security Context: User Interface
   Guidelines." This specification deals with the trust decisions
   that users must make online, and with ways to support them in
   making safe and informed decisions where possible. This
   document specifies user interactions with a goal toward making
   security usable, based on known best practice in this area.
   Comments are welcome through 31 March. Learn more about the
   Security Activity.

   http://www.w3.org/2006/WSC/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2010/WD-wsc-ui-20100309/
   http://www.w3.org/Security/

Ontology for Media Resource 1.0, API for Media Resource 1.0 Drafts
Published

   09 March 2010 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2010#entry-8740

   The Media Annotations Working Group has published Working
   Drafts of "Ontology for Media Resource 1.0" and "API for Media
   Resource 1.0." The former document defines the Ontology for
   Media Resource 1.0, a core vocabulary to describe media
   resources on the Web. It is defined based on a core set of
   properties which covers basic metadata to describe media
   resources. Further it defines syntactic and semantic level
   mappings between elements from existing formats. The ontology
   is supposed to foster the interoperability among various kinds
   of metadata formats currently used to describe media resources
   on the Web. The latter defines a client-side API to access
   metadata information related to media resources on the Web.
   Learn more about the Video in the Web Activity.

   http://www.w3.org/2008/WebVideo/Annotations/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2010/WD-mediaont-10-20100309/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2010/WD-mediaont-api-1.0-20100309
   http://www.w3.org/2008/WebVideo/

   More news: http://www.w3.org/News/archive

Workshops

W3C Blog

     * Venue details for the RDF Next Steps workshop published
       http://www.w3.org/QA/2010/03/venue_details_for_the_rdf_next
       9 March 2010 by Ivan Herman
       http://www.w3.org/People/Ivan
     * W3C CEO blog – First posting – March 8, 2010
       http://www.w3.org/QA/2010/03/w3c_ceo_blog_first_posting_mar
       8 March 2010 by Jeff Jaffe
       http://www.w3.org/People/Jeff/

Upcoming Talks

     * 2010-03-15 (15 MAR)
       Aplicaciones Web: orden en el caos
       http://www.w3c.es/Presentaciones/2010/0315-aplicacionesCPR-
       MA
       by Martín Álvarez
       Asesoría Formación Profesional Específica CPR Oviedo
       http://web.educastur.princast.es/cpr/oviedo/web/index.php?o
       ption=com_actividades&task=actividad&id_actividad=207
       Oviedo, Spain
     * 2010-03-22 (22 MAR)
       The semantic web and some Python based applications
       http://www.slideshare.net/ISOCIL/semntic-web-intro-eyal-sel
       a
       by Eyal Sela
       PyWeb-IL 13th Meeting
       http://groups.google.com/group/pyweb-il/web/pyweb-il-13th-m
       eeting
       Tel-Aviv, Israel
     * 2010-03-24 (24 MAR)
       Presenting Mobile Web Application Best Practices
       The second meetup of the Israeli W3C developers forum
       (W3CDF) - Mobile applications and websites development
       http://www.w3c.org.il/article/meetup_2_mobile_web
       Ramat Gan, Israel
     * 2010-03-24 (24 MAR)
       Social Networking Tips and Tools for Accessing the
       Inaccessible
       panel features Shadi Abou-Zahra
       CSUN Conference
       http://www.csunconference.org/
       San Diego, USA
     * 2010-03-25 (25 MAR)
       Building an Accessible Web Browser: W3C User Agent
       Accessibility Guidelines
       Annual International Technology and Persons with
       Disabilities Conference
       http://csunconference.org
       San Diego, CA, USA
     * 2010-03-25 (25 MAR)
       Web Accessibility Before and After Demo (BAD)
       by Shadi Abou-Zahra
       CSUN Conference
       http://www.csunconference.org/
       San Diego, USA
     * 2010-04-07 (7 APR)
       Mobile Web Application Best Practices: Review workshop
       by Eyal Sela
       Mobile Web Application Best Practices: Review workshop
       http://www.w3c.org.il/article/mobile_application_review
       Petach Tikva, Israel
     * 2010-04-08 (8 APR)
       The future from now... on the internet
       http://www.w3.org/2010/Talks/04-08-steven-future/
       by Steven Pemberton
       Solar Initiative Lecture Series
       http://www.solar.nl/
       Amsterdam, The Netherlands
     * 2010-04-19 (19 APR)
       Unleashing Opportunities through Accessibility
       keynote by Shawn Henry
       2010 UIC Digital Accessibility Expo
       http://uicweb.net/dae2010
       Chicago, IL, USA
     * 2010-04-23 (23 APR)
       Distributed Multimodality in the Multimodal Architecture
       by Deborah Dahl
       Mobile Voice Conference
       http://www.mobilevoiceconference.com/
       San Francisco, USA
     * 2010-05-10 (10 MAY)
       Web Accessibility from the Usability and UX Perspectives
       by Shawn Henry
       AccessU, Usability Track
       http://www.knowbility.org/conference/?content=usabilitytrac
       k
       Austin, TX, USA
     * 2010-05-10 (10 MAY)
       Accessibility Now
       keynote by Shawn Henry
       AccessU
       http://www.knowbility.org/conference/
       Austin, TX, USA

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