Fwd: W3C Workshop on the Future of Offline Web Applications (Call for Participation)

Speaking of application caches and widgets, below is an announcement 
about a "Future of Offline Web Applications" workshop on Saturday 
November 5 in Redwood City CA US:


Position Papers are due September 30.

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: 	Join the W3C Workshop on the Future of Offline Web 
Applications (Call for Participation)
Date: 	Fri, 9 Sep 2011 20:16:07 +0000
From: 	Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>




Dear Advisory Committee Representative,

W3C is pleased to announce an upcoming Workshop:

	The Future of Offline Web Applications
         5 November 2011
  	Redwood City, CA, USA
         Hosted by Vodafone

The Web has rapidly evolved into a platform suitable for applications that exhibit a level of richness and interaction that could barely be envisioned 20 years ago. Word processors, email clients, navigation systems, and games are just a small sample of applications that are now a regular part of the Web experience, but there are many types of applications that are difficult to produce using Web technologies. In order to facilitate these complex applications move into the Web, additional functionality is required from the Open Web Platform.

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.

The goal of this workshop is to identify a clear path forward for innovation in the Open Web Platform related to offline Web application invocation and use.

More background information for this Workshop is available:

If you have any questions, please contact the chairs: Daniel Appelquist<Daniel.Appelquist@vodafone.com>  and Matt Womer<mdw@w3.org>.

This announcement follows section 9 of the Process Document:

Ian Jacobs, Head of W3C Communications

Important Dates

   9 September: Call for Participation
30 September: Deadline for position papers
     15 October: Program released
     28 October: Deadline for Registration
   5 November: Workshop

Requirements for Participation

Participation will be governed by the following:

  - To ensure maximum interaction among participants, the number of participants will be limited to two from one company.
  - W3C membership is not required to participate in this workshop.
  - Attendees are required to submit a Position Paper by email to<team-uwa-review@w3.org>  by 30 September

For details on Position Paper and Statement of Interest, see:

Ian Jacobs (ij@w3.org)    http://www.w3.org/People/Jacobs/
Tel:                                      +1 718 260 9447

Received on Friday, 9 September 2011 21:09:48 UTC