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Dear W3C Public Newsletter Subscriber,

The 2011-01-31 version of the W3C Public Newsletter is online:
  http://www.w3.org/News/Public/pnews-20110131

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Ian Jacobs, W3C Communications Team

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W3C Organizes Workshop on Mobile and Web Technologies in Social and
Economic Development

   31 January 2011 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2011#entry-9006

   W3C announces its fourth Workshop on Mobile and Web
   Technologies in Social and Economic Development, in Dar es
   Salam, Tanzania on 4-5 June. Today, more than half the world's
   population lives on less than $3 a day, and has no access to
   healthcare, education, government services, etc. But the strong
   growth in the mobile phone use offers new opportunities for
   improvement. The potential of simple ICT services on mobile
   devices to increase people's income has been demonstrated.
   However, there are still many challenges to overcome in order
   to realize the full potential of mobile and Web technologies in
   this area. The aim of this Workshop is to explore how to lower
   the existing barriers and to identify key directions for future
   exploration. Learn more about participation in the Workshop as
   well as sponsorship opportunities. This Workshop is jointly
   organized by W3C and the World Wide Web Foundation. Learn more
   about W3C's Mobile Web for Social Development Interest Group.

   http://public.webfoundation.org/2011/01/MW4D_WS/
   http://public.webfoundation.org/2011/01/MW4D_WS/#Participation
   http://public.webfoundation.org/2011/01/MW4D_WS/#Sponsorshi
   http://www.w3.org/2008/MW4D/

Invitation to W3C Germany and Austria Office Opening

   26 January 2011 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2011#entry-9004

   W3C is pleased to announce that the German Research Center for
   Artifical Intelligence (DFKI), a long-term W3C Member and the
   leading German research institute in the field of innovative
   software technology, is the new W3C Office for Germany and
   Austria. To celebrate this new relationship, W3C and DFKI
   invite people to an opening event in Berlin, Germany on 10
   February 2011. The event will be a great opportunity for people
   to learn how European research and various industries can
   contribute to and benefit from W3C's open Web platform.
   Participation is free, but registration is required. The event
   follows a W3C Web and TV Workshop. W3C Offices promote adoption
   of W3C work among developers, application builders, and
   standards setters, and encourage inclusion of stakeholder
   organizations in the creation of future recommendations by
   joining W3C. Learn about the W3C Offices Program.

   http://www.w3c.de/
   http://www.w3c.de/Events/2011/w3c-office-at-dfki/
   http://www.w3c.de/Events/2011/w3c-office-at-dfki/registration
   http://www.w3.org/2010/11/web-and-tv/
   http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Offices/

Call for Review: XQuery Update Facility 1.0 Proposed Recommendation

   25 January 2011 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2011#entry-9003

   The XML Query Working Group has published a Proposed
   Recommendation of the "XQuery Update Facility 1.0" ; this
   defines extensions to XQuery to support changing documents in
   place in an efficient and declarative manner. Comments are
   welcome through 22 February. Learn more about the Extensible
   Markup Language (XML) Activity.

   http://www.w3.org/XML/Query/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2011/PR-xquery-update-10-20110125/
   http://www.w3.org/XML/

Call for Review: XQuery and XPath Full Text 1.0 is a Proposed
Recommendation

   25 January 2011 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2011#entry-9002

   The XSL Working Group and the XML Query Working Group have
   jointly published a Proposed Recommendation of the "XQuery and
   XPath Full Text 1.0" facility. This extends the XPath and
   XQuery languages to give support for full-text searches against
   XML Documents or other data model instances. Comments are
   welcome through 22 February. Learn more about the Extensible
   Markup Language (XML) Activity.

   http://www.w3.org/Style/XSL/
   http://www.w3.org/XML/Query/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2011/PR-xpath-full-text-10-20110125/
   http://www.w3.org/XML/

Last Call: Multimodal Architecture and Interfaces

   25 January 2011 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2011#entry-9001

   The Multimodal Interaction Working Group has published a Last
   Call draft of "Multimodal Architecture and Interfaces." This
   document describes a loosely coupled architecture for
   multimodal user interfaces, which allows for co-resident and
   distributed implementations, and focuses on the role of markup
   and scripting, and the use of well defined interfaces between
   its constituents.The Last Call period ends on 15 February 2011.
   Learn more about the Multimodal Interaction Activity.

   http://www.w3.org/2002/mmi/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2011/WD-mmi-arch-20110125/
   http://www.w3.org/2002/mmi/Activity

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

Workshops

     * 2011-02-08 ( 8 FEB) – 2011-02-09 ( 9 FEB)
       W3C Web and TV Workshop
       http://www.w3.org/2010/11/web-and-tv/
       Berlin, Germany
       Hosted by Fraunhofer-Fokus
       The IT industry is building the future Web platform at W3C.
       HTML5, CSS, SVG, and other open global standards for Web
       technology are starting to be deployed in browsers, and the
       Web community is enthusiastic about host of new features
       such as location-based services. W3C is organizing this
       workshop to bring the television industry and other
       producers of consumer electronics into the discussion.
       Participants in this workshop will have the opportunity to
       share their own perspectives, requirements, and ideas to
       ensure that emerging global standards meet their needs.
     * 2011-04-04 ( 4 APR) – 2011-04-05 ( 5 APR)
       Content on the Multilingual Web
       http://www.multilingualweb.eu/documents/pisa-workshop/pisa-
       cfp
       Pisa, Italy
       Hosted jointly by the Istituto di Informatica e Telematica
       and Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale, Consiglio
       Nazionale delle Ricerche.
       Today, the World Wide Web is fundamental to communication
       in all walks of life. As the share of English web pages
       decreases and that of other languages increases, it is
       vitally important to ensure the multilingual success of the
       World Wide Web. The MultilingualWeb project is looking at
       best practices and standards related to all aspects of
       creating, localizing and deploying the Web multilingually.
       The project aims to raise the visibility of existing best
       practices and standards and identify gaps. The core vehicle
       for this is a series of four events which are planned for
       the coming two years. Following the highly successful first
       event in Madrid, this second workshop will be held in Pisa,
       Italy.
     * 2011-06-04 ( 4 JUN) – 2011-06-05 ( 5 JUN)
       Mobile and Web Technologies in Social and Economic
       Development
       http://public.webfoundation.org/2011/01/MW4D_WS/
       Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
       Jointly organied by the World Wide Web Foundation and W3C
       The Workshop on Mobile and Web Mobile Technologies in
       Social and Economic Development aims to understand the
       challenges associated with using mobile phones and Web
       technologies to deliver sustainable services for
       underprivileged populations in developing countries.

W3C Blog

     * 100 Specifications for the Open Web Platform and Counting
       http://www.w3.org/QA/2011/01/100_specifications_for_the_ope
       28 January 2011 by Philippe Le Hégaret
       http://www.w3.org/People/LeHegaret/

Upcoming Talks

     * 2011-02-06 (6 FEB)
       HTML5 - ny funktionalitet för webben
       http://www.w3c.se/resources/office/talks/20110206/
       by Olle Olsson
       Know IT workshops
       Stockholm, Sweden
     * 2011-02-14 (14 FEB)
       W3C Widgets and Web APIs
       WAC Developer event in Mobile World Congress 2011
       https://www.wacapps.net/web/jil/mwc-2011
       Barcelona, Spain
     * 2011-03-13 (13 MAR)
       Secret Revealed: How to be Successful, with Accessibility
       by Shawn Henry
       SXSW interactive
       http://sxsw.com/interactive
       Austin, TX, USA
     * 2011-03-17 (17 MAR)
       Conducting Effective Accessibility Buy-In Sessions: A Key
       to Success
       by Shawn Henry
       CSUN International Technology & Persons with Disabilities
       Conference
       http://www.csunconference.org/
       San Diego, CA, USA
     * 2011-03-17 (17 MAR)
       Web Accessibility is About People: A Tour of New WAI
       Resources
       by Shawn Henry
       CSUN International Technology & Persons with Disabilities
       Conference
       http://www.csunconference.org/
       San Diego, CA, USA

W3C Membership

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   http://www.w3.org/Consortium/membership-benefits
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New Members

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