Media Advisory: W3C to organize a Mobile Web Seminar in Paris on 16 November 2006

W3C is organizing a Mobile Web seminar in Paris, to focus on current 
results produced by W3C's Mobile Web Initiative (MWI). Speakers include 
representatives of MWI sponsors such as France Telecom, Jataayu 
Software, MobileAware, Opera Software, and Vodafone.

Read on to learn more about the Mobile Web Initiative, the logistics of 
this half-day event and the W3C contact in your region.

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W3C to organize a Mobile Web Seminar in Paris on 16 November 2006 -- 18 October 2006 -- The World Wide Web Consortium 
(W3C) announces a public seminar on the technical solutions for the 
special challenges of mobile Web adoption. The event will be held at 
L'entrepôt in central Paris, on Thursday 16 November 2006.

"People could access the Web at all times and in all situations, thanks 
to mobile devices, but Web sites aren't always ready for the diverse 
range of devices," explains Philipp Hoschka, Mobile Web Initiative 
Leader. "W3C's Mobile Web Initiative has already produced concrete 
results to help developers make their Web sites accessible to mobile 
devices. This seminar gives a valuable opportunity to discuss those 
results and state of the art techniques."

Mobile Web Usage on the Rise

People worldwide are spending more time online, whether at home or at 
work. With the widespread adoption of mobile devices, such as PDAs and 
mobile phones, people are now expecting to use the Web - to get 
information, connect with each other and make purchases - while they're 
on the go. They expect the same access and similar rich experiences in 
both settings.

Ahead of this trend, W3C's Mobile Web Initiative (W3C-MWI) was launched 
in 2005 to improve the mobile experience on the Web. The W3C-MWI work is 
focused on developing best practices for "mobileOK" Web sites, and 
device information needed for content adaptation.

Mobile Web Initiative Results Presented in Paris for the First Time

W3C's Mobile Web seminar is a public event which will focus on current 
results produced by W3C's Mobile Web Initiative. The confirmed speakers 
include representatives from W3C MWI sponsors such as France Telecom, 
Jataayu Software, MobileAware, Opera Software, and Vodafone.

W3C is organizing this event to further the MWI mission of educating 
operators, content developers, and handset manufacturers on available 
options and new development. The program and materials from the seminar 
will be made available to the public, and the attendance is free of charge.

W3C Mobile Web Initiative Boasts Strong International Sponsorship

The current nineteen MWI sponsors are key players in the mobile 
production chain, including authoring tool vendors, content providers, 
adaptation providers, handset manufacturers, browser vendors and mobile 
operators. They are:

     Afilias, Argogroup,, Drutt Corporation, Ericsson,
     France Telecom, HP, Jataayu Software, mTLD, MobileAware, Nokia,
     NTT DoCoMo, Opera Software, TIM Italia, RuleSpace, Segala,
     Sevenval, Vodafone, and Volantis.

Logistics and Contact Information

Date: 16 November 2006
Time: from 8:30 am until 13:00pm
Location: L'entrepôt, 7-9 rue Francis de Pressensé, 75014 PARIS

To register, press should contact Amal El Badraoui (Ketchum) at 
<> or Marie-Claire Forgue (W3C) at 
<> or fill out the online registration form:

Contact Americas and Australia -- Janet Daly, <>, 
+1.617.253.5884 or +1.617.253.2613
Contact Europe, Africa and Middle East -- Marie-Claire Forgue, 
<>, +33 4 92 38 75 94 or +33 6 76 86 33 41
Contact Asia -- Yasuyuki Hirakawa <>, +81.466.49.1170

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 Wednesday, 18 October 2006 06:03:23 UTC