NEWSLETTER W3C Kantoor Benelux - Bureau W3C Bénélux - Benelux W3C Office

January - janvier - januari 2006

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W3C to Hold Workshop on the Ubiquitous Web

2006-01-24: W3C holds the Workshop on the Ubiquitous Web on 9-10 March in Tokyo, Japan. The Ubiquitous Web "takes advantage of the diversity of networked devices," said Dave Raggett (W3C/Canon). Attendees will examine technologies and help W3C make choices for standardization to realize the vision of distributed applications that adapt to users' needs, device capabilities and environmental conditions. Position papers are due 10 February. Read press release and about W3C Workshops.

W3C Names Steve Bratt Chief Executive Officer

2006-01-23: W3C has named Dr. Steven R. Bratt to the newly-created position of W3C Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective 20 January. In this capacity, Steve will continue to oversee worldwide operations and outreach, including overall management of Member relations, the W3C Process, the staff, strategic planning, budget, legal matters, external liaisons and major events. Since joining W3C in 2002, Steve served as W3C's Chief Operating Officer and subsequently also as Acting Chair. Read about the W3C management team and more About W3C.

W3C Seminar on Using Web Services

2006-01-19: As part of the European IST Programme's WS2 project, the seminar Using Web Services - From Infrastructure to Semantics will be held in Paris, France on 6 March. W3C Members Amadeus, Canon, France Telecom, Nokia and W3C technical staff will demonstrate the use of Web services technologies in real world scenarios. Please register. The seminar is free and open to the public. Visit the Web Services home page.

XKMS Activity Completes Work and Closes

2006-01-17: W3C is pleased to announce that the XML Key Management (XKMS) Working Group has successfully completed its work: the W3C Recommendation XML Key Management Specification (XKMS 2.0) and its companion Bindings and Requirements as well as the Working Group Notes Using XKMS with PGP and A WSDL 1.1 description for XKMS. With XKMS, users can share public key identity across applications, systems and trust boundaries. Please join us in thanking all participants and Chairs Stephen Farrell (Invited Expert) and Shivaram Mysore (Microsoft) for their contributions. Read about Technology and Society at W3C.

Candidate Recommendation: Semantic Interpretation for Speech Recognition (SISR) 1.0

2006-01-13: W3C is pleased to announce the advancement of the Semantic Interpretation for Speech Recognition (SISR) Version 1.0 language to Candidate Recommendation. The specification describes ECMAScript-based annotations to grammar rules for extracting meaning from speech recognition. SISR defines the syntax and semantics of tag content in the Speech Recognition Grammar Specification (SRGS) for output as serialized XML or ECMAScript variables. Comments are welcome through 20 February. Visit the Voice Browser home page.

W3C Offices Meet Face to Face in Amsterdam

2006-01-13: W3C's Offices held their annual meeting on 10-11 January in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. "Office representatives from five continents and members of the W3C Communication Team have gathered at CWI, the hosting institution of the W3C Benelux Office in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Issues related to W3C Membership, Office events, outreach, and plans for the future of the W3C Office program for 2006 and beyond were discussed," said Ivan Herman, Head of Offices. W3C Offices work with their regional Web communities to promote W3C technologies in local languages, broaden W3C's geographical base, and encourage international participation in W3C Activities. Visit the Offices home page.

Candidate Recommendations: Web Services Description Language (WSDL) 2.0

2006-01-06: W3C is pleased to announce the advancement of the Web Services Description Language (WSDL) Version 2.0 specifications to Candidate Recommendations: Part 0: Primer, Part 1: Core Language and Part 2: Adjuncts. Comments are welcome through 15 March. SOAP 1.1 Binding is an updated Working Draft. WSDL 2.0 models and describes modular Web services and is used to document distributed systems and to automate communication between applications. Read about Web services.