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W3C Public Newsletter, 2011-10-24

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Date: Mon, 24 Oct 2011 20:25:25 -0400
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Dear W3C Public Newsletter Subscriber,

The 2011-10-24 version of the W3C Public Newsletter is online:

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Ian Jacobs, W3C Communications Team

W3C Welcomes Google and Adobe as First Organization Sponsors

   19 October 2011 | Archive


   W3C introduced a W3C Organization Sponsor program earlier this
   year to enhance its capacity to support the deployment of Web
   standards. W3C announces today the first W3C Organization
   Sponsors: Google (Gold) and Adobe (Silver). W3C thanks both
   organizations for their generosity. W3C will use the donations
   to support training, documentation, tools, and outreach to Web
   professionals. "W3C has been a cornerstone component of the
   World Wide Web's evolution and Google is pleased to be able to
   support and participate in its processes," said Vint Cerf,
   Chief Internet Evangelist at Google and an Internet pioneer.
   "W3C brings many perspectives together from around the world to
   move the Web forward," said Kevin Lynch, Chief Technology
   Officer at Adobe. "We're happy to help support this effort and
   look forward to ongoing collaboration around our shared vision
   in the standardization of a richer Web." Read the press release
   and learn more about the W3C Organization Sponsor program.


Schedule, Speakers, and Sponsors Announced for W3Conf Developer

   21 October 2011 | Archive


   [] W3C announces today the speakers and the schedule for
   W3Conf, W3C's first developer conference, in the Seattle area
   on 15-16 November 2011. W3Conf will feature presentations by
   renowned experts on mobile development, layout, script
   libraries, graphics, security, and Web gaming, and
   representatives from major browser and authoring tool vendors.
   The talks will focus on technologies you can use today, with a
   glimpse of the future; this is about developers, not products.
   Registration is open, with early bird rates available through
   31 October. W3C would like to thank Microsoft for making this
   conference possible, and express our appreciation to Platinum
   Sponsor ATT, and Gold Sponsors Adobe and Nokia.


Updated Drafts of Three WebApps Specifications: File API, Server-Sent
Events, HTML5 Web Messaging

   20 October 2011 | Archive


   The Web Applications Working Group updated three Working Drafts

     * File API, which provides an API for representing file
       objects in web applications, as well as programmatically
       selecting them and accessing their data.
     * Server-Sent Events, which defines an API for opening an
       HTTP connection for receiving push notifications from a
       server in the form of DOM events. The API is designed such
       that it can be extended to work with other push
       notification schemes such as Push SMS.
     * HTML5 Web Messaging, which defines two mechanisms for
       communicating between browsing contexts in HTML documents.

   Learn more about the Rich Web Client Activity.


Group Note: Ontology of Rhetorical Blocks (ORB)

   20 October 2011 | Archive


   The Semantic Web Health Care and Life Sciences Interest Group
   has published a Group Note of "Ontology of Rhetorical Blocks
   (ORB)." The Ontology of Rhetorical Blocks is a formalization
   capturing the coarse-grained rhetorical structure of scientific
   publications. This note is designed to provide a general
   overview of the motivation and use-cases supporting ORB, in
   addition to the actual conceptual elements, as well as,
   practical examples of how to use it in conjunction with
   different representation languages. Learn more about the
   Semantic Web Activity.


First Draft of PROV Data Model and Abstract Syntax Notation Published

   18 October 2011 | Archive


   The Provenance Working Group has published the First Public
   Working Draft of "The PROV Data Model and Abstract Syntax
   Notation." PROV-DM is a core data model for provenance for
   building representations of the entities, people and processes
   involved in producing a piece of data or thing in the world.
   PROV-DM is domain-agnostic but with well-defined extensibility
   points allowing further domain-specific and
   application-specific extensions to be defined. It is
   accompanied by PROV-ASN, a technology-independent abstract
   syntax notation, which allows serializations of PROV-DM
   instances to be created for human consumption, which
   facilitates its mapping to concrete syntax, and which is used
   as the basis for a formal semantics. Learn more about the
   Semantic Web Activity.


W3C Launches Model-Based User Interfaces Working Group

   17 October 2011 | Archive


   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.


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


     * 2011-11-05 ( 5 NOV)
       W3C Workshop on The Future of Off-line Web Applications
       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
       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
     * 2011-11-15 (15 NOV) – 2011-11-16 (16 NOV)
       W3Conf: Practical Standards for Web Professionals
       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
     * 2011-12-06 ( 6 DEC) – 2011-12-07 ( 7 DEC)
       Linked Enterprise Data Patterns: Data-driven Applications
       on the Web
       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

     * Some notes on the recent XML Encryption attack
       24 October 2011 by Thomas Roessler
     * Serving XHTML with math: a recipe for Apache
       19 October 2011 by Bert Bos

Upcoming Talks

     * 2011-10-24 (24 OCT)
       Embracing Accessibility - Go for the Carrots
       keynote by Shawn Henry
       HighEdWeb 2011 conference
       Austin, TX, USA
     * 2011-11-10 (10 NOV)
       Web content vs Web applications - do we want information or
       by Olle Olsson
       J. Boye Aarhus 11
       Aarhus, Denmark
     * 2011-11-11 (11 NOV)
       Adopting HTML5 for Television: Next Steps
       by Philipp Hoschka
       2nd FOKUS Media Web Symposium 2011
       Berlin, Germany
     * 2011-11-15 (15 NOV)
       Juridiska tjänster via webben - ett samtal
       panel features Olle Olsson
       Juridiska tjänster via webben - drivkrafter och
       Stockholm, Sweden

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