W3C India Events

CDAC/W3C India signs MOU with National Book Trust, India

04th August, 2015

With a view to facilitate wider dissemination of digital publishing technology and innovations, National Book Trust, India today signed an MoU with Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), a Scientific Society under Department of Electronics, Information Technology, Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, Government of India, which is the India Host Office of World Wide Web Consortium, (W3C), the main international standards organization for the World Wide Web (abbreviated WWW or W3). Click here for More ...

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DPUB and Web payments community meet-up at CDAC, Mumbai on 22nd April 2015

22nd April’ 2015

1. Digital Publishing in India - Next steps

In this meeting, we are engaging with the Publishing community in India at two levels .

  • - To appraise the community about the need for entering in the Digital Publishing
  • - To connect the community with the work happening in the area at Global level

This meeting is expected to see the initiation of a weekly conference call based "Alternate Time Zone meeting" with the DPuB community in India.

2. Web Payments ecosystem - Indian approach

This is the first meeting of the stakeholders of Web payments ecosystem in India. The prospective stakeholders as we see are from, but not limited to, Public/private Banks, Payment gateway providers, Merchants, Regulators and Standardization bodies. We have invited Mr. Alan Bird - Global Business Development leader, W3C, to share the current discourse on Web Payment at W3C global, via teleconferencing.

Major discussions will revolve around below key points:

  1. - Sharing, identifying and prioritizing observations and problems in the area of Web payments standardization
  2. - Discussion on India specific requirements in the Web payments domain
  3. - Discussion how to make payment solutions more user friendly and secure for the end user
  4. - (and above all) enabling Indian community for a head-start in the way the future online transactions will be conducted

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W3C-Digital Publishing Workshop

22 August 2014

India warming up to Digital Publishing   
A meet-up of publishing industry stakeholders in India On August 22nd 2014, W3C India office convened various stakeholders in Publishing industry from India as one of the first steps to bring Digital Publishing activity to the fore. Click here for More ...

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Announcement on W3C's MathML 3.0 becoming an ISO/IEC International Standard

23 June 2015

Today the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), together with the Joint Technical Committee JTC 1, Information Technology of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), announced approval of the MathML Version 3.0 2nd Edition as an ISO/IEC International Standard (ISO/IEC 40314:2015).

MathML 3.0 is the mark-up language used in software and development tools for statistical, engineering, scientific, computational and academic expressions of math on the Web. MathML 3.0 improves accessibility authoring capabilities and can now be used both on its own, as before, or embedded in HTML. For more information, see the press release and member testimonials for MathML 3.0.

W3C launches First HTML5 Course in new partnership with edX

31 March 2015

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the global technical standards organization for the Web, announced today that it has joined edX, one of the world's leading online course platforms, as a new member and will offer its first course on HTML5 on 1 June, 2015.

Registration is now open. Under the name of W3Cx, the W3C will develop a number of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses), showcasing its authority and expertise across a range of courses on core Web technologies. Click here for More ...

Open Web Platform Milestone Achieved with HTML5 Recommendation

28 October 2014

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) published a Recommendation of HTML5, the fifth major revision of the format used to build Web pages and applications, and the cornerstone of the Open Web Platform. For application developers and industry, HTML5 represents a set of features that people will be able to rely on for years to come. HTML5 is now supported on a wide variety of devices, lowering the cost of creating rich applications to reach users everywhere. Click here for More ...

W3C Launches Web Payments Initiative

15 October 2014

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) announced today a new initiative to integrate payments seamlessly into the Open Web Platform. W3C calls upon all industry stakeholders —banks, credit card companies, governments, mobile network operators, payment solution providers, technology companies, retailers, and content creators— to join the new Web Payments Interest Group and leverage the unique ability of the Web to bridge ecosystem diversity and reach users everywhere, on any device. The result will be new business opportunities, an improved user experience for online transactions,reduced fraud, and increased interoperability among traditional solutions and future payment innovations. Click here for More ...

Easy Checks: A First Review of Web Accessibility Updated Draft

20 Dec 2013

The Education and Outreach Working Group (EOWG) has published an updated draft of the WAI resource Easy Checks – A First Review of Web Accessibility. Easy Checks helps you assess if a Web page addresses accessibility. It provides simple steps for anyone who can use the Web; no accessibility knowledge or skill is required. The checks cover just a few accessibility issues and are designed to be quick and easy, rather than definitive. Learn about the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)

W3C Workshop: New Horizons for the Multilingual Web

18 Dec 2013

W3C announced today the seventh MultilingualWeb workshop in a series of events exploring the mechanisms and processes needed to ensure that the World Wide Web lives up to its potential around the world and across barriers of language and culture. To be held 7-8 May 2014 in Madrid, this workshop is made possible by the generous support of the LIDER project. As part of the event, LIDER will organize a roadmapping workshop on linked data and content analytics. Anyone may attend all sessions at no charge and the W3C welcomes participation by both speakers and non-speaking attendees. Early registration is encouraged due to limited space. Building on the success of six highly regarded previous workshops, this workshop will emphasize new technology developments that may lead to new opportunities for the Multilingual Web. The workshop brings together participants interested in the best practices and standards needed to help content creators, localizers, language tools developers, and others meet the challenges of the multilingual Web. It provides further opportunities for networking across communities that span the various aspects involved. We are particularly interested in speakers who can demonstrate novel solutions for reaching out to a global, multilingual audience. Registration is available online.

Upcoming: Fourth W3C Web and TV Workshop: Web and TV Convergence

9 Dec 2013

W3C announced a Fourth W3C Web and TV Workshop: Web and TV Convergence, 12-13 March 2014, in Munich, Germany. The Workshop is hosted by IRT. The TV ecosystem is seeing large changes in terms of consumer behavior, creator demographics and technical capabilities. The effect on companies and organizations is profound leading to individual and collaborative efforts to turn challenges into opportunities. Since 2010, three W3C workshops have been held accompanied by active work in the Web and TV Interest Group as well as other related groups. As the next generation of challenges arise, this workshop aims to assist market players in two main areas: Identifying the priorities for Web and television convergence and advising W3C on where to focus its efforts; Strengthening cooperation between those involved in the development of standards to avoid confusion and duplication of work.

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) develops interoperable technologies (Specifications, Software and Tools) to lead the web to its full potential as a forum for information commerce, communication and collective understanding. The Indian W3C office (W3C India) is the national contact point for W3C activities in India.

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