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MultilingualWeb workshop, Riga, Latvia, April 29th

From: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2015 21:19:12 +0000
Message-ID: <54BEC650.4070606@w3.org>
To: public-digipub-ig@w3.org
dear Digipub folks,

The MultilingualWeb initiative is concerned with standards and best 
practices that support the creation, localization and use of 
multilingual web-based information. We have been running workshops since 
2010, and the attendee reaction to each one has been consistently and 
unanimously enthusiastic. They are run as an intimate and friendly 
conference, usually attracting 100-150 people, many of whom come back 
again.  We are planning what may be the last (funding from the EC 
finally runs out this year) for April in Riga, Latvia, and I'd really 
like to have digital publishing needs represented, if possible.

One of the strong, and unique, points of the workshop series is that it 
brings together people from a range of disciplines, who don't normally 
mix, but who are all necessary to make the Web multilingual; and it 
gives them a wide view of the diverse aspects of enabling a multilingual 
Web that they don't typically see. This has built useful synergies over 
the years.

If you think you may be interested in participating, please could you 
send in a talk proposal or register as an attendee.  It would be great 
to have your experience and issues in the mix.

Here is some more formal information:

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) in collaboration with the European 
Commission have been running a series of workshops about the 
multilingual Web. The format and content of the workshops has been very 
successful and we are planning an 8th workshop in Riga, Latvia, on 29 
April 2015.

We are particularly interested in speakers who can identify gaps in 
standards and best practices related to the multilingualWeb, and propose 
opportunities for addressing those.  We use a very successful format 
where most speakers have 15 minute slots, plus time later for Q&A.

If you are interested in speaking, please register as soon as possible 
(see the CFP), since we usually run out of speaker slots before the 
deadline. Please add a short outline for your proposed talk at the 
indicated place on the registration form.

The workshop will be part of the Riga Summit 2015 on the Multilingual 
Digital Single Market. We are organizing the workshop as part of the 
Riga Summit to strengthen the European related community at large. 
Depending on the number of submissions to the MultilingualWeb workshop 
we also may suggest to move presentations to other days of the summit. 
For these reasons we highly recommend you to attend the whole Riga Summit!

The program committee will evaluate your proposal and let you know 
whether your proposal was accepted on or before 21 March.

Like previous MultilingualWeb workshops, this workshop will provide 
opportunities for networking across a wide range of communities. It will 
bring together a wide range of speakers and explore a wide spectrum of 
issues to produce a holistic view of the problems faced in developing 
and deploying multilingual content and applications on the Web.

For more information, see the Call for Participation.


PS: Reports for the previous workshops can be found at 

best regards,
Received on Tuesday, 20 January 2015 21:19:20 UTC

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