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W3C Workshop on the Future of Social Networking

From: Dominique Hazael-Massieux <dom@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2008 17:34:29 +0200
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W3C just announced a call for participation to a Workshop on the future
of social networking, in Barcelona on January 15-16 2009.

A W3C Workshop is an opportunity for any interested parties to interact
and exchange ideas on the topics under discussion. W3C Membership is NOT
required to participate in a W3C Workshop.

This workshop will: 
      * Bring together industry actors to foster discussion 
      * Analyse risks and opportunities of social networking industry 
      * Define plans for the future of the industry, including
        opportunities of creation of a W3C group to continue the

To participate to this workshop, interested parties need to submit a
position paper relevant to this topic before *November 20 2008* to
team-msnws-submit@w3.org. These position papers will be reviewed by the
workshop program committee, and will serve as a basis for the agenda of
the two days workshop. Submitters will be notified of acceptance of
their papers by December 1st.

A position paper should:
      * explain your interest in the Workshop
      * be aligned with the Workshop's stated goals
      * be 1 to 5 pages long
      * be formatted in (valid) HTML/XHTML, PDF, or plain text

Interested parties are invited to inform the workshop organizers that
they are planning to submit a position paper by sending as soon as
possible an expression of interest to team-msnws-submit@w3.org,
including the number of persons from their organizations that are
planning to attend the workshop.

Topics in scope for the workshop include:
      * Interoperability of Social applications and User Generated
      * Approaches for inter-social network communication and
      * Social Networks and the User Experience, in particular user
        interface similarities and differences between desktop and
        mobile social applications, and solutions for making social
        network sites accessible to people with disabilities 
      * Identity federation, privacy, and security - scalable and
        interoperable technology to communicate metadata securely and in
        socially responsible fashion between and in communities 
      * Sharing social network features between PC and mobile, such as
        using social networks as addressbook, Location-awareness,
      * Mechanisms for securely sharing location, while preserving
      * Secure transaction/financial and recommendation tracking
        specifications for commerce within social networks - how to make
        social networks resources for trusted relations and privacy
      * Landscape of existing social networking initiatives, and their
        relevance to the mobile world 
      * The role of operators within mobile social networks 
      * Metrics to quantify social network size and growth (user
        types/profiles, community size, growth, traffic/activity) 
      * Monetization practices (advertizing, subscriptions, etc) 
      * Security (profile management policies, penalties), Ethics
        (disclosure, privacy), Moderation practices and Accessibility

Should you have any question, please contact me at <dom@w3.org>.

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