RALEIGH, N.C., April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, organizers of the 19th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW2010) together with the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), announce a press briefing on Wednesday evening, April 28 at 5:30pm ET. Held onsite in room #304 at the Raleigh Convention Center, the briefing will cover hot topics in Web development and feature, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, director of the W3C, Jeff Jaffe, Chief Executive Officer of the W3C and Ivan Herman, Semantic Web Activity Lead.
The annual World Wide Web conference is a premier opportunity for the Web community to discuss the direction and implementation of critical technologies including HTML5 and Linked Open Data. Two W3C-lead camps on these topics are scheduled for Thursday, April 29 and Friday, April 30. The press briefing on Wednesday will preview camp presentations and open the floor for journalists to learn how the community is coming together at W3C to develop open Web standards to meet the needs of developers as they strive to improve the Web user's experience.
Members of the press interested in attending the briefing should pre-register for a press pass by contacting Christina Shaw at +1.910.616.6258, or [email protected]. Press can also visit the Press Registration desk to register on-site.
Later in the week, WWW attendees can participate in W3C's HTML5 camp and a Linked Open Data camp, where developers and researchers can focus on these current hot topics in Web development. Berners-Lee will open the Linked Open Data camp by discussing the adoption of linked data technologies by global government entities. At the HTML5 camp, Philippe Le Hegaret, Interaction Domain Leader and other W3C staff will lead discussions on what developers can expect today and in the near future from the open Web platform that is HTML5.
On Wednesday, April 28 at 11am ET, Berners-Lee will address attendees of the co-located FutureWeb 2010 conference by leading a panel discussion on Open Government and the World Wide Web, with Andrew McLaughlin, deputy CTO for the US Executive Office of the President, James Hendler, a semantic Web pioneer from RPI, Nigel Shadbolt, director of the Web Science Trust and World Wide Web Foundation, and Paul Jones, professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and director of ibiblio, and David Ferriero, archivist of the United States.
The annual World Wide Web Conference is a forum for discussion and debate about the evolution of the Web, the standardization of its associated technologies, and the impact of those technologies on society and culture. This and co-located events, including the 7th annual International Cross-Disciplinary Conference on Web Accessibility (W4A2010), the Web Science Conference (WebSci10), and the FutureWeb 2010 (FutureWeb), bring together researchers, developers, users and commercial ventures –who are passionate about the Web and devoted to building a reliable and stable platform for Web development. Attendees from more than 40 countries are expected to attend as the conference is held for the first time in the southeastern United States.
For more details about the conference please see the Web site at: http://WWW2010.org.
About the World Wide Web Consortium
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is an international consortium where Member organizations, a full-time staff, and the public work together to develop Web standards. W3C primarily pursues its mission through the creation of Web standards and guidelines designed to ensure long-term growth for the Web. Over 350 organizations are Members of the Consortium. W3C is 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, and has additional Offices worldwide. For more information see http://www.w3.org/