News Release: World Wide Web Consortium Launches Indian Office

Today, W3C announces the launch of its newest office, based at the
Centre for Development of Advanced Computing in Noida, India. Official 
ceremonies, which are open to the public, will be held in November. To 
attend, or to find out more information about W3C and its Offices 
program, please contact the W3C Communications representative in your 

World Wide Web Consortium Launches Indian Office

W3C Connects Web Standards to Rapidly Growing Technical Hub

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W3C Offices Program: -- 27 October 2005 -- The World Wide Web Consortium 
(W3C) announces the launch of its Indian Office on 10 November 2005. 
Based at the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) in 
Noida, India, it is the first W3C Office launched since the introduction 
of W3C's new fee structure for organizations in developing countries.

The opening ceremony coincides with the International Conference & 
Workshop on Web Technologies on 10-11 November 2005 at the Hotel Taj 
Palace in New Delhi. Among those attending the opening ceremony are Dr. 
Steve Bratt, COO of W3C, and representatives of leading industries and 
research institutes in India.

The conference is a public event with presentations from the W3C staff 

     * Dr. Steve Bratt, W3C Chief Operating Officer
     * Stéphane Boyera, Device Independence Activity Lead
     * Dr. Max Froumentin, Math Activity Lead and Voice Browser Activity 
     * Richard Ishida, Internationalization Activity Lead
     * Dr. Ivan Herman, W3C Head of Offices

India's IT Industry Exhibiting Huge Growth

In the last decade, India has made its presence felt in the fast growing 
global information technology (IT) industry. A World Bank funded study 
has confirmed that foreign vendors rate India as their top choice for 
software outsourcing. Indian software companies are increasingly 
providing sophisticated solutions for ecommerce, e-banking, CRM, SCM, 
telecom software, mobile Internet, WAP, network integration, application 
development, robotics, embedded software, microelectronics design and 
software engineering among others. India boasts of over 50 percent of 
the world’s SEI CMM Level 5 companies, COPC/ISO recognized Customer 
Interaction Centers, over 150 R&D institutions, as well as one of the 
highest concentrations of technical universities and colleges in the world.

C-DAC Provides a Network of Connections All Around India

The Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), a scientific 
institution under the Ministry of Communications and Information 
Technology, Government of India, is engaged in the design, development 
and deployment of electronics and advanced IT products and services.

Known for its OpenFrame Architecture of PARAM series of supercomputers, 
C-DAC has developed a wide range of technologies and products in natural 
language processing (NLP), artificial intelligence (AI), e-learning, 
multimedia, multilingual computing, geomatics, data warehousing, data 
mining, digital and broadband wireless networks, scientific modelling 
and visualization, health care, telemedicine and picture archival and 
communication systems.

About W3C Offices

As its Members work to realize the full potential of the Web, W3C 
collaborates with regional organizations wishing to further W3C's 
mission. The W3C Offices assist with promotion efforts in local 
languages, help broaden W3C's geographical base, and encourage 
international participation in W3C Activities. W3C currently has 15 
Offices in Australia, the Benelux countries, Germany and Austria, 
Finland, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Israel, Italy, Korea, 
Morocco, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom and Ireland.

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

Received on Thursday, 27 October 2005 04:35:41 UTC