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News Release: World Wide Web Consortium Announces W3C Day Japan 2003

From: Janet Daly <janet@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2003 19:26:36 -0800
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Building on a series of international outreach events, W3C announces W3C 
Day Japan 2003 to be held on 14 November 2003 in Tokyo. The full program 
includes a presentation of the Semantic Web by W3C Director and Web 
inventor Tim Berners-Lee. For more information, please contact Janet 
Daly, W3C Head of Communications <janet@w3.org> or the W3C 
Communications Team representative nearest you.


World Wide Web Consortium Announces W3C Day Japan 2003
W3C to Present Recent Advances in Web Standards to Tokyo Audience

Contact Americas, Australia —
     Janet Daly, <janet@w3.org>, +1.617.253.5884 or +1.617.253.2613

Contact Europe, Africa, Middle-East —
     Marie-Claire Forgue, <mcf@w3.org>, +33.492.38.75.94

Contact Asia —
     Yasuyuki Hirakawa <chibao@w3.org>, +81.466.49.1170

On the Web:

http://www.w3.org/ — 29 October 2003 — The World Wide Web Consortium
(W3C) is holding its second major public event in Japan on 14 November
2003. W3C Day Japan 2003 is a daylong public conference held on the Mita
Campus of Keio University in Tokyo, Japan, where W3C representatives
plan to present current Web technologies standardized by W3C.

The conference is co-organized by Keio Research Institute at Shonan
Fujisawa Campus (SFC) as a pre-event of SFC Open Research Forum (ORF)
2003. The SFC ORF is an annual event where SFC's research results are
presented to the public.

W3C Day Japan Presents Broad Technical Topics, Encourages Discussion

The W3C Day Japan program features six technical topic areas which W3C
develops and promotes — the Extensible Markup Language, known as XML;
Web services; XML-based interactive technologies; device independence;
Web accessibility; and the Semantic Web. All presentations are to have
Japanese-English simultaneous interpretation.

Dr. Tatsuya Hagino, W3C Deputy Director for Asia, acts as conference
chair. The conference program is as follows:

     * Dr. Nobuo Saito, W3C Associate Chairman for Asia: "Welcome to W3C
Day Japan 2003"
     * Dr.Steven R. Bratt, W3C COO: "W3C: Laying the Foundation for the
Next Generation of the Web"
     * Mr. Philippe Le Hégaret, W3C Architecture Domain Leader: "Web
Services: SOAP, WSDL and Choreography" and "Integration of XML Technologies"
     * Mr. Masayasu Ishikawa, W3C HTML Activity Lead: "Interactive Web"
     * Prof. Kazuhiro Kitagawa, W3C Device Independence Activity Lead,
and Dr. Dave Raggett, W3C Voice Browser and Multimodal Interaction
Activity Lead visited from Canon as a W3C Fellow: "Device Independent
Cool Web Interaction"
     * Ms. Shawn Lawton Henry, W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
Outreach Coordinator, and Ms. Wendy Chisholm, W3C Web Accessibility
Initiative (WAI) Team: "WAI: Opportunities for International Web
Accessibility Guidelines"
     * Dr. Tim Berners-Lee, W3C Director: "Semantic Web: Concepts and
     * Mr. Eric Prud'hommeaux, W3C Technology & Society Team: "RDF
Application Overview"

Following the formal presentations there is an open question and answer
session, where conference participants are invited to ask questions and
participate in discussions with the presenters. An informal reception
after the conference provides attendees with valuable opportunities to
meet individually with W3C technical staff.

Berners-Lee Delivers Presentation on Semantic Web

Tim Berners-Lee, W3C Director and Web inventor, is giving a presentation
on the Semantic Web. In 2002, Mr. Berners-Lee was named as recipient of
the 18th Japan Prize for Computing and Computational Science and

W3C Day Japan is one of two Asian outreach events occurring in the same
week. The other event, the China International Forum on WWW's
Development 2003, is scheduled for 12-13 November.

W3C Day Japan Registration Remains Open until 7 November

W3C welcomes participation in the conference. W3C Day Japan 2003
requires registration for participants. Registration options are
available for both general public and the press. More information is
available on the W3C Day Japan 2003 home page.

About the World Wide Web Consortium [W3C]

The W3C was created to lead the Web to its full potential by developing
common protocols that promote its evolution and ensure its
interoperability. It is an international industry consortium jointly run
by the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (MIT
CSAIL) in the USA, the European Research Consortium for Informatics and
Mathematics (ERCIM) headquartered in France and Keio University in
Japan. Services provided by the Consortium include: a repository of
information about the World Wide Web for developers and users, and
various prototype and sample applications to demonstrate use of new
technology. To date, nearly 400 organizations are Members of the
Consortium. For more information see http://www.w3.org/

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