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W3C Public Newsletter, 2011-10-17

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Date: Mon, 17 Oct 2011 23:26:57 -0400
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Dear W3C Public Newsletter Subscriber,

The 2011-10-17 version of the W3C Public Newsletter is online:
  http://www.w3.org/News/Public/pnews-20111017

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Ian Jacobs, W3C Communications Team

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W3C Launches Model-Based User Interfaces Working Group

   17 October 2011 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2011#entry-9230

   W3C announces today the new Model-Based User Interfaces (MBUI)
   Working Group. The mission of the Model-Based UI Working Group
   is to develop standards as a basis for interoperability across
   authoring tools for context aware user interfaces for Web-based
   interactive applications. Application developers face
   increasing difficulties due to wide variations in device
   capabilities, in the details of the standards they support, the
   need to support assistive technologies for accessibility, the
   demand for richer user interfaces, the suites of programming
   languages and libraries, and the need to contain costs and meet
   challenging schedules during the development and maintenance of
   applications. The Model-Based UI Working Group will start from
   extensive experience with model-based user interface design
   solutions, and will provide a strong basis for interoperable
   authoring tools for interactive application front ends, with
   HTML5 as a key delivery platform. Learn more about the
   Ubiquitous Web Applications Activity.

   http://www.w3.org/2011/01/mbui-wg-charter
   http://www.w3.org/2007/uwa/

W3C Launches Web Testing Activity

   13 October 2011 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2011#entry-9229

   W3C announces the launch of a new Web Testing Activity. For
   years, W3C has been testing technologies independently in a
   variety of Working Groups. Each specification follows its own
   methods for testing the underlying technology and there has
   been minimal coordination between Working Groups on testing
   methods. Technologies such as HTML, CSS, and APIs must be
   tested in the same user agents, at times in combination.
   Therefore, as the number of technologies and the number of
   devices using them increase, it has become vital to quality on
   the Web that W3C take a broader view of testing. To this end,
   W3C has launched two groups. The Browser Testing and Tools
   Working Group will produce technologies for use in testing,
   debugging, and troubleshooting of Web applications running in
   Web browsers. The Web Testing Interest Group will develop and
   deploy testing mechanisms and collateral materials for testing
   of Web technologies across different devices (desktops, mobile,
   TV, etc.).

   http://www.w3.org/testing/
   http://www.w3.org/testing/browser/
   http://www.w3.org/testing/ig/

BAD to Good: Demo shows web accessibility barriers fixed

   13 October 2011 | Archive

   http://www.w3.org/News/2011#entry-9228

   The Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) Education and Outreach
   Working Group (EOWG) has updated the Before and After
   Demonstration (BAD). BAD shows an inaccessible website and a
   retrofitted version of the same website with the accessibility
   barriers fixed. Read the call for review e-mail, learn about
   Accessibility, and visit the WAI home page.

   http://www.w3.org/WAI/
   http://www.w3.org/WAI/EO
   http://www.w3.org/WAI/demos/bad/
   http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ig/2011OctDec/0003
   http://www.w3.org/standards/webdesign/accessibility
   http://www.w3.org/WAI/

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

Workshops

     * 2011-10-20 (20 OCT) – 2011-10-21 (21 OCT)
       W3C Workshop on Data and Services Integration
       http://www.w3.org/2011/10/integration-workshop/
       Bedford, MA, USA
       Hosted by MITRE
       Integration of heterogeneous data and services has always
       been a concern for creators and managers of services. With
       the emergence of the Web, the need for reusing data and
       services has become even stronger as the number of
       available services has grown. Different services stacks now
       exist from Web Services to Cloud-based services.
       The goal of this Workshop is to bring together people with
       different ways of looking at the issues left unsolved by
       the existing stacks, to investigate the possible paths to
       help bridging services built using different paradigms, and
       to identify points where standardization would help
       integration of services and data.
     * 2011-11-05 ( 5 NOV)
       W3C Workshop on The Future of Off-line Web Applications
       http://www.w3.org/2011/web-apps-ws/
       Redwood City, CA, USA
       Hosted by Vodafone
       Off-line use of Web applications is one of the key missing
       elements from the Web platform that application developers
       require. The current fragmentation in this solution space
       is creating confusion among would-be WebApp developers and
       organizations who would otherwise invest in the Open Web
       Platform. This workshop will examine requirements that can
       be derived from the implementor and developer experiences,
       with the goal of informing future standardization efforts.
     * 2011-11-08 ( 8 NOV) – 2011-11-10 (10 NOV)
       W3C Social Business Jam
       http://www.w3.org/2011/socialbusiness-jam/
       Online
       Supported by IBM
       Join the Jam! Participation is free and open to all.
       Participation in this Jam is intended for individuals and
       professionals working in businesses or the social business
       space. If you are passionate about leveraging social
       capabilities to improve business results or if you want to
       discuss your ideas on how social technologies offer
       business value beyond traditional social media approaches,
       then this Jam is the right place for you. The meeting
       should produce a better understanding of how businesses are
       using social technologies and the challenges they face
       integrating the technologies into their existing
       environments.
     * 2011-11-15 (15 NOV) – 2011-11-16 (16 NOV)
       W3Conf: Practical Standards for Web Professionals
       http://www.w3.org/conf/
       Seattle, Washington, USA
       Primary Event Sponsorship from Microsoft
       If you are a developer or designer wanting to hear the
       latest news on HTML5 and the open web platform, and your
       place in it, save the date for W3C's first developer
       conference.
     * 2011-12-06 ( 6 DEC) – 2011-12-07 ( 7 DEC)
       Linked Enterprise Data Patterns: Data-driven Applications
       on the Web
       http://www.w3.org/2011/09/LinkedData/
       Cambridge, MA, USA
       Hosted by W3C/MIT
       Linked Data technology also offers a huge potential for
       enterprise applications, e.g., for the integration and the
       management of data within and across enterprises. The
       distributed nature of Linked Data enables loose-coupling
       for data sharing within and between organizations. With
       Linked Data, enterprises have a unique opportunity to
       cooperate in their use of shared data without the costs of
       extensive coordination. Sharing a common data model (RDF)
       allows us to establish design patterns for providing
       dereferencable resource identifiers, migrating and cloning
       data as business needs and data authorities evolve. These
       will address issues such as data distribution, query
       federation, access control, encryption and signature, legal
       problems around the access of datasets and business models
       in using open or closed linked data. Please join the W3C
       Linked Data community at this workshop to air requirements,
       share solutions and develop a healthy and scalable Linked
       Enterprise Data infrastructure.

W3C Blog

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

Upcoming Talks

     * 2011-10-21 (21 OCT)
       Semantic Sensor Networks - short overview
       http://www.w3c.se/resources/office/talks/20111021/
       by Olle Olsson
       Applikationsprofiler och semantik för smarta objekt IoT
       Kista , Sweden
     * 2011-10-24 (24 OCT)
       Embracing Accessibility - Go for the Carrots
       keynote by Shawn Henry
       HighEdWeb 2011 conference
       http://2011.highedweb.org/
       Austin, TX, USA
     * 2011-11-10 (10 NOV)
       Web content vs Web applications - do we want information or
       programs?
       http://www.w3c.se/resources/office/talks/20111110/
       by Olle Olsson
       J. Boye Aarhus 11
       http://aarhus11.jboye.com/
       Aarhus, Denmark
     * 2011-11-11 (11 NOV)
       Adopting HTML5 for Television: Next Steps
       by Philipp Hoschka
       2nd FOKUS Media Web Symposium 2011
       http://www.fokus.fraunhofer.de/en/fokus_events/fame/mediawe
       bsymposium2011/index
       Berlin, Germany
     * 2011-11-15 (15 NOV)
       Juridiska tjänster via webben - ett samtal
       http://www.w3c.se/resources/office/talks/20111115/
       panel features Olle Olsson
       Juridiska tjänster via webben - drivkrafter och
       överväganden
       http://www.rattsinfo.se/111115.htm
       Stockholm, Sweden

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