by November 18, 2005 0 comments



The coming month marks the launch of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) initiatives in India. To solemnize the event, C-DAC, is organizing an International Conference and Workshop on Web technologies, coinciding with the launch, during November 10-11, at Taj Palace, Delhi.

The objective of this conference is to create awareness about the futuristic developments in Web technologies amongst the Indian IT developer’s community, researchers and institutions to leapfrog from technologies to products and services based on international standards. Eminent experts in the field of Web technology will be present too. Interaction with the experts will facilitate better understanding on common protocols and tech (specifications, guidelines, software, tools etc.) for interoperability. It will also pave the way for including regional inputs in the global standards and guidelines being evolved by W3C. 

From left: Dayanidhi Maran (Minister of IT, Govt of India), Sir Tim Berners-Lee (W3C)

The topics of discussion include internationalization, semantic Web, Voice XML, multi-modal interaction and mobile Web. Sir Tim Berners-Lee’, founder of WWW and W3C Director, will address the conference. The event would also be addressed by eminent national and international experts from academia, industry and R&D institutions. Among other noted speakers will also be Shri Dayanidhi Maran (Minister of IT, Govt of India and Shri R K Verma (Executive Director, C-DAC Noida). W3C develops interoperable technologies (specifications, guidelines, software, and tools) to lead the Web to its full potential. W3C is a forum for information, commerce, communication and collective understanding. Its members work together to design and standardize technologies that build on the Web’s universality. W3C creates the power to communicate, exchange information and write dynamic apps for anywhere, anytime using any device. It has close to 400 members including the world’s foremost technology companies. It operates with its vendor-neutral team. The W3C staff is based at the MIT, USA, ERCIM, France and Keiko University in Japan. W3C offices around the world support an expanding global constituency. Their Indian office is located at C-DAC Noida.W3C aims to ensure Web for everyone; Web on everything; increase the knowledge base; and build trust and confidence in the Web and its technologies. So watch out, as the mega event on the IT landscape unfolds!!

Rinku Tyagi

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