> Web Internationalization & Multilinguism Symposium
> Sevilla (Spain), 20-22 November 1996
> Background Registration Programma Spain CEC
> background registration programme travel sponsors
> The objective of the Symposium is the advancement of the
> Internationalization & Multilinguism of the Web; it will cover both
> the current state and needed future developments. In particular, the
> symposium is intended to promote agreement on relevant technical
> standards. The intent is to gather interested parties from all
> sectors, including:
> * Users, particularly site developers with large multi-lingual
> * Implementors of Web products (e.g., browsers, servers, authoring
> tools, ...).
> * Vendors of linguistic products (e.g., translator workbenches).
> * Standards developers (e.g, W3C).
> * Social and political stake-holders (e.g., European Commission)
> The Symposium is organized into five broad domains. Each domain has
> one or more rapporteurs, who will organize a section of the symposium
> in which the current status, options, and issues are presented and
> discussed. Each domain has a separate web page, which will be updated
> to point to position statements and background papers. Those with a
> strong interest who are new to the issues of Internationalization and
> Multilinguism of the web are encouraged to attend.
> There will be one Main Track and several Secondary Tracks in parallel.
> All the subject will be treated, to different extend, on the Main
> Track. The Secondary Tracks are for specialized events; there is no
> fixed model for the Secondary Tracks: workshops, brainstorming
> sessions, BOF meetings, vendors demonstrations/tutorials, ...
>Main Track program
> Wednesday 20 November
> + 9.00 Opening Address of the Symposium. M.T. Carrasco Benitez.
> + 9.10 Keynote Speaker. Representative of the Government of
> + 9.35-13.00 1. Social, political and cultural aspects
> Domain rapporteur: Patrice Husson
> This domain covers goals and issues around web
> internationalization, including social, economic, political,
> cultural, legal, censorship and linguistic issues, including
> the global functional view required for the
> internationalization and multilinguism of the Web.
> o 10.50-11.10 coffee
> o 13.00 lunch
> + 14.30-18.00 2. Basic infrastructure
> Domain rapporteur: L. Masinter
> This domain covers the international and multi-lingual issues
> of protocols and protocol elements underlying the Web. Topics
> include language tags, character sets and encodings, MIME
> registration, URLs, HTTP, Internet directory services.
> o 16.20-16.40 coffee
> Thursday 21 November
> + 9.00-13.00 3. Authoring
> Domain rapporteurs: M. Duerst, G. Nicol, F.
> This domain covers the technology important for authors,
> including the internationalization issues of HTML, BIDI,
> undisplayable characters, fonts, multi-lingual typography,
> style sheets, and localization.
> o 10.50-11.10 coffee 13.00 lunch
> + 14.30-18.00 4. Site development
> Domain rapporteur: M.T. Carrasco Benitez
> This domain covers the technology necessary for developing
> and maintaining multi-lingual web sites, including
> translation and translation tools, parallel hypertext,
> multi-lingual hypertext, multi-lingual search and natural
> language processing. Also the processing of EDI.
> o 16.20-16.40 coffee
> o 19.30 Social evening
> Friday 22 November
> + 9.00-12.45 5. Deployment
> Domain rapporteur: Bert Bos
> This domain covers the current state of web software, servers
> and sites, and the issues of deployment: for example, how to
> encourage authors to use features and servers to support
> those features and browsers to interpret those features,
> since the willingness of each of them depends on how
> widespread the technology is in the other communities.
> o 10.50 coffee
> + 12.45 Closing address.
> o 13.00 lunch
> Only the internationalization and multilinguism aspect of the above
> subject will be considered.
> Comments on the program are encouraged; particularly missing aspects.
> Participants should submit a short statement. Comments and statement
> should be send to the internationalization mailing list. For
> Details on this list.
> The registration is administered by Sadiel.
> The fees are:
> * $450 : Until 31 October 1996
> * $500 : After 31 October 1996
> This is for the Symposium, printed material, lunches and coffees.
>Traveling & accommodation
> The Symposium will be in Sevilla, Spain.
> Participants are to make their own travel and accommodations
> arrangements. Some information is in the Symposium travel and
> accommodation server.
> The language of the Symposium is English. There will be simultaneous
> translation English/Spanish and Spanish/English for the Main Track.
> The Symposium is co-organized by Sadiel and the World Wide Web
> Consortium. It has the support of the European Commission, as part
> of the European contribution to the G7 Project "A Global
> Marketplace for SMEs". The chairman of the Symposium is M.T.
> Carrasco Benitez.
> The objective of this project is translating, to as many languages as
> possible, the Web pages of the event. It is not properly part of the
> W3C M.T. Carrasco Benitez
> Last updated 14 October 1996.