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W3C Webinar: Developing Portable Mobile Applications with Compelling User Experience using the W3C MMI Architecture

From: Kazuyuki Ashimura <ashimura@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 19 Jan 2013 07:14:50 +0900
Message-ID: <50F9C95A.7000008@w3.org>
To: www-multimodal@w3.org
Dear www-multimodal,

The W3C Multimodal Interaction(MMI) Working Group is pleased to
announce the first webinar on “Developing Portable Mobile
Applications with Compelling User Experience using the W3C MMI
Architecture” to be held on January 31, 2013 . This webinar, with the
support of the Working Group's leading member organizations, will be
focused on leveraging HTML5 and the W3C Multimodal Architecture for
developing compelling multimodal applications.

HTML5 has paved the way for development of rich web applications and
has been widely adopted by mobile application developers. Ease of
user-interaction (user-experience) with applications has become a
prime focus world-wide, thanks to the proliferation of mobile phones
and tablet devices.

User-interaction through speech, touch, gesture and swipe has become
the key differentiator in the success of popular mobile applications
today. The recent success of technologies such as Apple's SIRI and
Google’s Voice Assistant in mobile phones has increased the awareness
of such hybrid input and output methods among developer and user

However, the developer community often finds it daunting to
incorporate these innovative i/o methods as part of their
applications, given the diversity of mobile devices and programming
techniques. Adopting short-cuts for incorporating such i/o mechanisms
in development often results in diverse short-term strategies that may
not work for any reasonably sophisticated/complex applications across
device/OS platforms.

One of the key advantages of the W3C Multimodal Architecture (MMI) is
its suitability for simple to sophisticated applications across
mobile/user-devices in creating compelling user experiences,
leveraging advances in input/output methodologies, and supporting
inter-operability among multiple vendors' products and solutions.

This webinar, the first in a series, is aimed at accentuating the
merits of HTML5 and the W3C Multimodal Architecture to help create the
appropriate level of awareness of the maturity of the MMI Architecture
and its suitability for developing innovative and compelling
user-experiences across applications/devices.

Several invited experts from the industry and analyst communities will
be sharing their experiences and views on the explosive growth of
opportunities for the development of applications that provide
enhanced multimodal user-experiences.

At the end of this webinar participants will gain a good perspective
on :
- Overview of the MMI Architecture and HTML5, and their relationship
- Implementing modality components
- Discovery of resources
- Dealing with modalities that are both input and output (e.g., haptic
- Presentation issues such as how to determine what output modality or
   modalities to use to present information to users
- Interchangeable modalities (e.g., typing, handwriting, speaking,

This webinar will be of interest to both developer communities and
platform providers. It will also be of interest to specific industries
which seek to leverage the dramatic increase in new modes of
interaction, including industries such as health care, financial
services, broadcasting, automotive, gaming and consumer devices.

Register for the webinar at:


Date of the webinar: January 31, 2013

Time: 11:00 AM ET ( USA )

Duration : 90 Minutes (including Q&A )


Kazuyuki Ashimura, the Multimodal Interaction Activity Lead
for the Multimodal Interaction Working Group

Kaz Ashimura, W3C Staff Contact for Web&TV, MMI and Voice
Tel: +81 466 49 1170
Received on Friday, 18 January 2013 22:15:24 UTC

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