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Dear W3C Public Newsletter Subscriber,

The 2011-03-28 version of the W3C Public Newsletter is online:
  http://www.w3.org/News/Public/pnews-20110328

A simplified plain text version is available below.

Ian Jacobs, W3C Communications Team

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W3C Workshop: Identity in the Browser

   21 March 2011 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2011#entry-9042

   The Web is now critical infrastructure and, as such, requires
   mechanisms that foster trust. For critical enterprise activity,
   effective government engagement, and sensitive social
   information accessed over the Web, a higher level of identity
   assurance, privacy protection, and security is required, and
   client-side technologies like browsers have an important role
   to play. There is a pressing need for trustworthy,
   widely-applicable digital identity management. W3C is therefore
   organizing a Workshop on Identity in the Browser, to take place
   24-25 May 2011 in Mountain View, California, and hosted by the
   Mozilla Foundation. Participants will investigate strategies to
   facilitate the development and deployment of improved identity
   authentication and authorization technologies across the Web.
   Also included in the workshop will be explorations into the
   operational, policy, and legal issues that must be addressed by
   the solutions. Anyone may participate and there is no fee to
   participate. All participants are required to submit a position
   paper by 22 April; see additional participation requirements.
   To help with planning, brief "expressions of interest" are
   appreciated as rapidly as possible. Learn more about the
   Workshop on Identity in the Browser.

   http://www.w3.org/2011/identity-ws/
   http://www.w3.org/2011/identity-ws/#cfp_participationRequiremen
   ts
   http://www.w3.org/2011/identity-ws/

W3C Issues Report on Web and Television Convergence

   28 March 2011 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2011#entry-9049

   Today, W3C publishes a report from the Second Web and TV
   Workshop, which took place in Berlin in February. The report
   summarizes the discussion among the 77 participating
   organizations and highlights some key Web and TV convergence
   priorities:

   http://www.w3.org/2010/11/web-and-tv/summary
   http://www.w3.org/2010/11/web-and-tv/
     * Adaptive streaming over HTTP
     * Home networking and second-screen scenarios
     * The role of metadata and relation to Semantic Web
       technology
     * Ensuring that convergent solutions are accessible
     * Profiling and testing
     * Possible extensions to HTML5 for Television

   Prioritization now continues in the W3C Web and TV Interest
   Group. That group will review existing work, as well as the
   relationship between services on the Web and TV services. It
   will identify requirements and potential solutions to ensure
   that the Web will function well with TV.

   http://www.w3.org/2011/webtv/

   The W3C Workshop in Berlin was made possible in part by
   sponsorship from Netflix, IPTV Forum Japan, and Tomo-Digi. This
   second Web and TV workshop was also organized with the support
   of the OMWeb EU project.

W3C Launches Audio Working Group

   25 March 2011 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2011#entry-9048

   W3C today launches the Audio Working Group, whose chartered
   mission is to develop a client-side script API adding more
   advanced audio capabilities than are currently offered by audio
   elements. The API will support the features required by
   advanced interactive applications including the ability to
   process and synthesize audio streams directly in script, and
   will extend the HTML5 <audio> and <video> media elements. Learn
   more about the Rich Web Client Activity.

   http://www.w3.org/2011/audio/
   http://www.w3.org/2011/audio/charter/Overview
   http://www.w3.org/2006/rwc/Activity

Databases on the Semantic Web: Drafts Published for R2RML; A Direct
Mapping of Relational Data to RDF

   24 March 2011 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2011#entry-9047

   The RDB2RDF Working Group has published Working Drafts of
   "R2RML: RDB to RDF Mapping Language" and "A Direct Mapping of
   Relational Data to RDF," which enable people to expose
   relational database data on the Semantic Web. In R2RML, people
   map their relational database to RDF datasets. The Direct
   Mapping is intended to provide a default behavior for R2RML.
   Learn more about the Semantic Web Activity.

   http://www.w3.org/2011/sw/rdb2rdf/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2011/WD-r2rml-20110324/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2011/WD-rdb-direct-mapping-20110324/
   http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/

CSS Fonts Module Level 3 Draft Published

   24 March 2011 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2011#entry-9046

   The Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) Working Group has published a
   Working Draft of "CSS Fonts Module Level 3." Families of fonts
   typically don't contain a single face for each possible
   variation of font properties. The CSS font selection mechanism
   describes how to match a given set of CSS font properties to a
   given font face, and how font resources are loaded dynamically.
   Learn more about the Style Activity.

   http://www.w3.org/Style/CSS/members
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2011/WD-css3-fonts-20110324/
   http://www.w3.org/Style/

Bringing Communities Together at Federated Social Web Europe

   24 March 2011 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2011#entry-9045

   [] Social networking has transformed the Web. However, most
   Social Web applications today limit relationships to those with
   accounts in the same system. As with many other communications
   tools (telephone, email, Web) people will ultimately prefer
   Social Web applications without such barriers, where anyone can
   communicate seamlessly with anyone else, whatever application
   they are using. W3C will be exploring how to achieve "One
   Social Web" at Federated Social Web Europe.

   http://d-cent.org/fsw2011/
   http://d-cent.org/fsw2011/

   The conference, which takes place 3-5 June in Berlin, Germany,
   is made possible with the help of the PrimeLife project and is
   hosted by the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung. It follows the 2010
   Federated Social Web Summit and is designed to bring together
   diverse communities interested in Social Web, identity, and
   privacy. The agenda will include talks, presentation of
   position papers, and opportunities for on-the-ground agenda
   building. Participants are invited to submit position papers,
   due 2 May. Proposals received after that date may be added to
   the part of the agenda determined at the event.

   http://www.primelife.eu/
   http://federatedsocialweb.net/
   http://d-cent.org/fsw2011/cfp

Last Call: Widget Packaging and Configuration

   22 March 2011 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2011#entry-9044

   The Web Applications Working Group has published a Last Call
   Working Draft of "Widget Packaging and Configuration." This
   specification standardizes a packaging format and metadata for
   a class of software known as widgets. Unlike traditional user
   interface widgets (e.g., buttons, input boxes, toolbars, etc.),
   widgets as specified in this document are full-fledged
   client-side applications that are authored using technologies
   such as HTML5 and then packaged for distribution. Examples
   range from simple clocks, stock tickers, news casters, games
   and weather forecasters, to complex applications that pull data
   from multiple sources to be "mashed-up" and presented to a user
   in some interesting and useful way. Comments are welcome
   through 01 May. Learn more about the Rich Web Client Activity.

   http://www.w3.org/2008/webapps/
   http://www.w3.org/TR/2011/WD-widgets-20110322/
   http://www.w3.org/2006/rwc/

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

Workshops

     * 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.
     * 2011-04-28 (28 APR) – 2011-04-29 (29 APR)
       Web Tracking and User Privacy
       http://www.w3.org/2011/track-privacy/
       Princeton, New Jersey
       Hosted by the Center for Information Technology Policy at
       Princeton University
       Tracking (e.g., for behavioral advertising) has come to the
       forefront recently as part of the overall Web privacy
       conversation in the broader Web and policy community.
       Several software vendors (including Microsoft, Mozilla, and
       Google) are offering measures that are intended to permit
       users to opt out of this tracking, or to prevent tracking
       by Web sites that are known to engage in these practices.
       Similar technology is deployed in a number of plugins
       (including NoScript, AdBlock plus, TACO, and
       PrivacyChoice). As part of ongoing efforts in the area of
       user privacy on the Web, W3C is organizing a Workshop on
       Web Tracking and User Privacy.
     * 2011-05-24 (24 MAY) – 2011-05-25 (25 MAY)
       W3C Workshop on Identity in the Browser
       http://www.w3.org/2011/identity-ws/
       Mountain View, CA, USA
       Hosted by Mozilla Foundation
       The Web is now critical infrastructure and, as such,
       requires mechanisms that foster trust. For critical
       enterprise activity, effective government engagement, and
       sensitive social information accessed over the Web, a
       higher level of identity assurance, privacy protection, and
       security is required, and client-side technologies like
       browsers have an important role to play. There is a
       pressing need for trustworthy, widely-applicable digital
       identity management. W3C is therefore organizing a Workshop
       on Identity in the Browser. Participants will investigate
       strategies to facilitate the development and deployment of
       improved identity authentication and authorization
       technologies across the Web. Also included in the workshop
       will be explorations into the operational, policy, and
       legal issues that must be addressed by the solutions.
     * 2011-06-03 ( 3 JUN) – 2011-06-05 ( 5 JUN)
       Federated Social Web Europe
       http://d-cent.org/fsw2011/
       Berlin, Germany
       Hosted by the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung
       Social networking has transformed the Web. However, most
       Social Web applications today limit relationships to those
       with accounts in the same system. As with many other
       communications tools (telephone, email, Web) people will
       ultimately prefer Social Web applications without such
       barriers, where anyone can communicate seamlessly with
       anyone else, whatever application they are using. W3C will
       be exploring how to achieve "One Social Web" at Federated
       Social Web Europe.
     * 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

     * None. Read the W3C Blog Archives
       http://www.w3.org/QA/

Upcoming Talks

     * 2011-03-31 (31 MAR)
       The power of Mobile Web Applications
       by Dominique Hazaël-Massieux
       W3C Track in WWW 2011 conference
       http://www.w3.org/2011/03/w3c-track
       Hyderabad, India
     * 2011-04-04 (4 APR)
       Multilingual Forms and Applications
       http://www.w3.org/2011/Talks/04-04-steven-i18n
       by Steven Pemberton
       Content on the Multilingual Web
       http://www.multilingualweb.eu/en/documents/pisa-workshop
       Pisa, Italy
     * 2011-05-01 (1 MAY)
       Usability, accessibility and inter-operability standards
       for multimodal mobile healthcare and clinical trials
       ATA 2011: American Telemedicine Association 16th Annual
       Meeting and Exposition
       http://www.americantelemed.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=3
       773
       Tampa, USA
     * 2011-05-18 (18 MAY)
       The semantic web and its applications
       by Eyal Sela
       Info2011
       http://www.teldan.com/Templates/showpage.asp?DBID=1&LNGID=1
       &TMID=84&FID=720
       Tel Aviv, Israel
     * 2011-05-25 (25 MAY)
       Update on international web accessibility standards and
       support material
       by Shawn Henry
       Evolving Standards in Accessibility
       http://www.bcs.org/category/15015
       London, United Kingdom
     * 2011-05-25 (25 MAY)
       HTML5 & CSS3 in Practice
       http://www.webvisionsevent.com/workshops/html5--css3-in-pra
       ctice/
       by Daniel Davis
       WebVIsions 2011
       http://www.webvisionsevent.com/
       Portland, Oregon, USA

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