People are increasingly turning to online services offered through the Web for performing various functions.  This includes shopping, banking, travel booking or even accessing various government services and doing civic duties like voting.  This means that private information is being shared on the Web all the time.  How can we ensure that the right measures are in place for protecting the private information of individuals? Who is managing your privacy and identity on the Web? What should you be aware of?

This roadshow explores the various challenges and progress made in the area of privacy and identity on the Web and the underpinning standards framework needed to protect private data.  You will hear from leading experts in the field on how various challenges are being tackled.

Dates:

Thursday 14 February, Melbourne Vic (please note change of venue) @Sofitel Melbourne on Collins St (25 Collins St Melbourne VIC)  8.30am – 2:00pm Register for Melbourne

Thursday 21 February, Sydney NSW @ Data61 (Level 5, 13 Garden Street Eveleigh NSW), 8.30am – 2:00pm Register for Sydney

Friday 22 February, Canberra ACT @ ANU (Hanna Neumann Building 145  Seminar room, Ground Floor) 1.33, 8.30am – 2:00pm.  Register for Canberra. In addition, Canberra attendees are invited to stay on for this free event at the same venue: Unlocking the Web – A Digital Accessibility Information Session

Program details and registration

free for W3C members and ANU alumni

 

Contact Person:

Priscilla Kan John

Email: priscilla.kanjohn@anu.edu.au

 

ANU College of Economics and BusinessThe W3C mission is to lead the World Wide Web to its full potential by developing protocols and guidelines that ensure the long term growth of the web. W3C is an international community where Member Organisation, a full-time staff and the public work together to develop Web Standards, led by Web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee.

The Australia Regional Office is hosted by the Australian National University’s College of Business and Economics and College of Computer Science and Engineering.

Local News

Data drives the Smart City – post events

W3C and ANU partnered to deliver the first of a roadshow series to ponder the Future of the Web.  This first series focussed on data and the Smart City with events held in 3 cities (Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney) in early May.

The motivation for doing the roadshow is to open a channel for exposure and open discussions with government and industry on a number of topics where technology is shaping society.  It is essential to think about implications of various high-impact technologies as we make plans for how to use them.

W3C does important work in developing standards for the Web, which needs wide industry and government participation for  input and directions.  

ANU is training the workforce of the future.  In order to ensure that the programs being taught meet demand from government and industry, we need an on-going dialogue to understand issues faced and adapt our curriculum accordingly.  Programs of relevance include Data Analytics, ComputingCybersecurity and evidence-based MBA.

The ‘Data drives the Smart City’ events (workshop schedule) included:

  • overviews of how 2 local governments (NSW and ACT) are thinking about the Smart City (Dr Ian Oppermann and Dr Ole Nielsen)
  • some insights from IBM Research (DrMukesh Mohania)
  • perspectives on operating a Smart Grid (Dr Lachlan Blackhall, A/Prof Kerry Taylor, Dr Armin Haller)
  • perspectives on privacy (Dr David Hyland-Wood, Prof Peter Christen, Ms Christine Cowper)
  • overview of work in W3C and relevance (Mr Alan Bird)

The workshops fostered lively debates in all 3 cities, with the biggest crowd in Canberra.  The various aspects of privacy was at the heart of the discussions with many participants raising questions and contributing insights.  Given the level of interest, we thought the next series theme of “Cybersecurity” seems to be a good choice.  

We thank presenters for providing access to their slides:

ACT Government Keynote – Dr Ole Nielsen

NSW Government Keynote – Dr Ian Oppermann

Industry Keynote – Dr Mukesh Mohania (slides to be uploaded later)

Linked Data – A/Prof Kerry Taylor

Data and the People-powered Grid – Dr Lachlan Blackhall

In-context data for electricity forecasting – A/Prof Kerry Taylor, Dr Armin Haller

Privacy in the smart city (Melbourne) – Dr David Hyland-Wood

Privacy & Power to the People (Sydney) – Ms Christine Cowper

Privacy-preserving use of data (Canberra) – Prof Peter Christen

 

 

W3C ANU Future of the Web Roadshow: Data drives the Smart City

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), in partnership with the Australian National University invites you to Data Drives the Smart City, to be held in Melbourne 7 May, Canberra 8 May and Sydney 10 May, 2018. The half day conference will explore the challenges and progress made in the technology and underpinning standards framework needed to enable smart cities. You will hear from leading experts in the field on how challenges are being tackled.

W3C is the international body founded by Sir Tim Berners-Lee for developing standards for the web, with the mission of leading the web to its full potential.

ANU is Australia’s top-ranked university striving to do world-class research and to educate in-demand graduates ready to address complex contemporary challenges.

Agenda details can be found here.

RSVP Link

 

ANU students bring satellite imagery out of the scientific closet

A group of international professionals and academics of the OGC/W3C Spatial Data on the Web Working Group have collaborated with a team of Australian National University (ANU) Research School of Computer Science students, in collaboration with Geoscience Australia and the ANU TechLauncher initiative to efficiently weave satellite imagery into Web applications. more…

W3C Technical Plenary / Advisory Committee Meetings Week (TPAC 2017)

The Combined Technical Plenary / Advisory Committee Meetings Week (TPAC 2017) wil be happening 6-9 November in Burlingame, California. W3C Community Groups are invited to participate in TPAC2017. Community Groups will be able to hold a 2 hour meeting on Monday (6 Nov), Tuesday (7 Nov), Thursday (8 Nov) or Friday (9 Nov) in up to 4 groups each day.

The Combined Technical Plenary / Advisory Committee Meetings Week (TPAC) brings together W3C Technical Groups, the Advisory Board, the TAG and the Advisory Committee for an exciting week of coordinated work. The face to face meetings and discussions provide invaluable benefits for the members. For further details and registration, see the program website (link).

CAUL Publishing Workshop in Sydney

CAUL Publishing-X 2017 is the Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) publishing symposium, to be held on July 11-12. Hosted by the University of Technology Sydney at Dr Chau Chak Wing Building (UTS Business School). the symposium aims to bring together University publishing specialists and innovative digital and print service providers to share practical knowledge and insight into the rapidly changing environment that is international scholarly communication.

The program for CAUL Publishing-X 2017 is available in this page, and registration can be done online in this page.

Karen Myers’s Podcast on W3C Business Development Americas and Australia

Karen Myers, W3C Business Development Americas and Australia, gave a introduction of W3C, the importance of Web standards, and focused on recent work on Web security, Web Payments, Web of Things and Publishing. The podcase is available at: https://youtu.be/-4Bw21l_xqc and the slides are available here.

Expanded educational program offerings for front-end developers on W3Cx

Today W3C announced the expansion of educational program offerings for front-end developers on W3Cx, including an introductory level course in JavaScript, created in partnership with University Côte d’Azur. Additionally, W3C is launching a “Front-End Web Developer” Professional Certificate on edX.org, which consists of a suite of five W3Cx courses on the three foundational languages that power the Web: HTML5, CSS and JavaScript.  After just two years, W3Cx has exceeded its enrollment goals with nearly 400,000 students from every country participating in its HTML5 and CSS MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses). more…

Latest W3C web technology developments seminar with Karen Myers

W3C Australia is pleased to invite you its latest W3C web technology developments seminar on Thursday 13 April between 10am to 11.30am at the Allan Barton Forum Level 2, CBE Bldg 26C, Kingsley Street Acton ACT 2601 (Map).

Please RSVP using this link to help us with catering: W3C Canberra seminar registration  more…

Join W3C global staff Karen Myers at a meetup event in Melbourne by the Web Meetup: Development, Design and UX on the Internet

The goal of The Web Meetup is to promote collaboration and a better understanding of the disciplines associated with working on The Web. It’s through an understanding of how to improve communicate and realising where our different roles and skills overlap that we can produce better quality applications and websites, and make our work more enjoyable.

W3C is co-sponsoring this event on Tuesday 11 April and will participate to present on latest web developments. more…

Sir Tim Berners-Lee named recipient of the ACM A.M. Turing Award

ACM turing award logopicture of Tim Berners-LeeToday, Tuesday 4 April, the ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, named Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the Web and Director of the World Wide Web Consortium, as the recipient of the 2016 ACM A.M. Turing Award. more…

News

W3C Recommends WebAssembly to push the limits for speed, efficiency and responsiveness

The WebAssembly Working Group has published today the three WebAssembly specifications as W3C Recommendations, marking the arrival of a new language for the Web which allows code to run in the browser. WebAssembly Core Specification defines a low-level virtual machine which closely mimicks the functionality of many microprocessors upon which it is run. Either through […] more...

W3C Invites Implementations of Publication Manifest and Audiobooks

The Publishing Working Group has just published a Candidate Recommendation for two documents, namely: Publication Manifest – This specification defines a general manifest format for expressing information about a digital publication. It uses schema.org metadata augmented to include various structural properties about publications, serialized in JSON-LD, to enable interoperability between publishing formats while accommodating variances […] more...

W3Cx Introduction to Web Accessibility ? New Online Course

On the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, W3C and the UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education (UNESCO IITE) launched a new W3Cx course: “Introduction to Web Accessibility“. The course is designed for technical and non-technical audiences, including developers, designers, content authors, project managers, people with disabilities, and others. The course will start on […] more...

W3C opens Technical Architecture Group (TAG) election

The W3C Advisory Committee having nominated four individuals, is invited today to vote until 10 January 2020 for three seats in the W3C Technical Architecture Group (TAG) election. The TAG is a special working group within the W3C, chartered under the W3C Process Document, with stewardship of the Web architecture. Some aspects of its mission […] more...

New version of the Roadmap of Web Applications on Mobile

W3C has published a new version of its Roadmap of Web Applications on Mobile, an overview of the various technologies developed in W3C that increase the capabilities of Web applications, and how they apply more specifically to the mobile context. The November 2019 snapshot refreshes the list of technologies under incubation in Community Groups or […] more...

First Public Working Draft: TTML Profiles for Internet Media Subtitles and Captions 1.2

The Timed Text Working Group has published a First Public Working Draft of TTML Profiles for Internet Media Subtitles and Captions 1.2. This specification defines two profiles of [ttml2]: a text-only profile and an image-only profile. These profiles are intended to be used across subtitle and caption delivery applications worldwide, thereby simplifying interoperability, consistent rendering […] more...

First Public Working Draft: Use Cases and Requirements for Decentralized Identifiers

The Decentralized Identifier Working Group has published a First Public Working Draft of Use Cases and Requirements for Decentralized Identifiers. This document sets out use cases and requirements for a new type of identifier that has 4 essential characteristics: decentralized: there should be no central issuing agency; persistent: the identifier should be inherently persistent, not […] more...

Authorized Translation of WCAG 2.1 in Finnish

Today the World Wide Web Consortium published the Authorized Finnish Translation of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1, Verkkosislln saavutettavuusohjeet (WCAG) 2.1. The Lead Translation Organization for this Authorized Translation was the Kehitysvammaliitto ry. Translations in other languages are listed in WCAG 2 Translations. W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) particularly encourages the development of Authorized […] more...

High Resolution Time Level 2 is a W3C Recommendation

The Web Performance Working Group has published High Resolution Time Level 2 as a W3C Recommendation. This specification defines an API that provides the time origin, and current time in sub-millisecond resolution, such that it is not subject to system clock skew or adjustments. High Resolution Time Level 2 replaces the first version of High […] more...

CSS Containment Module Level 1 is a W3C Recommendation

The CSS Working Group has published CSS Containment Module Level 1 as a W3C Recommendation. This CSS module describes the contain property, which indicates that the element?s subtree is independent of the rest of the page. This enables heavy optimizations by user agents when used well. more...

Call for Review: Trace Context is a W3C Proposed Recommendation

The Distributed Tracing Working Group has published a Proposed Recommendation of Trace Context. This specification defines standard HTTP headers and a value format to propagate context information that enables distributed tracing scenarios. The specification standardizes how context information is sent and modified between services. Context information uniquely identifies individual requests in a distributed system and […] more...

Verifiable Credentials Data Model 1.0 is a W3C Recommendation

The Verifiable Claims Working Group has published Verifiable Credentials Data Model 1.0 as a W3C Recommendation. Credentials are a part of our daily lives; driver’s licenses are used to assert that we are capable of operating a motor vehicle, university degrees can be used to assert our level of education, and government-issued passports enable us […] more...

Call for Review: Data Catalog Vocabulary (DCAT) ? Version 2 is a W3C Proposed Recommendation

The Dataset Exchange Working Group has published a Proposed Recommendation of Data Catalog Vocabulary (DCAT) – Version 2. DCAT is an RDF vocabulary designed to facilitate interoperability between data catalogs published on the Web. This document defines the schema and provides examples for its use. DCAT enables a publisher to describe datasets and data services […] more...

W3C Invites Implementations of Service Workers 1

The Service Workers Working Group has published a Candidate Recommendation of Service Workers 1. This specification describes a method that enables applications to take advantage of persistent background processing, including hooks to enable bootstrapping of web applications while offline. The core of this system is an event-driven Web Worker, which responds to events dispatched from […] more...

W3C Website redesign, phase 1 RFP

W3C is accepting proposals from outside vendors to redesign the existing W3C website. Our organization, which celebrated its 25th anniversary this year, produces open and royalty-free Web Standards and guidelines that make the Web work, for everyone. We believe that by implementing current web best practices and technologies, revising the information architecture, creating a content […] more...

First Public Working Draft: Decentralized Identifiers (DIDs) v1.0

The Decentralized Identifier Working Group has published a First Public Working Draft of Decentralized Identifiers (DIDs) v1.0. Decentralized identifiers (DIDs) are a new type of identifier for verifiable, decentralized digital identity. These new identifiers are designed to enable the controller of a DID to prove control over it and to be implemented independently of any […] more...

Updated Candidate Recommendations for WoT Thing Description and WoT Architecture

The Web of Things Working Group invites implementations of two updated Candidate Recommendations published today: Web of Things (WoT) Thing Description: This document describes a formal model and common representation for a Web of Things Thing Description. A Thing Description describes the metadata and interfaces of Things, where a Thing is an abstraction of a […] more...

Accessibility Conformance Testing (ACT) Rules Format 1.0 is a W3C Recommendation

The Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (AGWG) has published Accessibility Conformance Testing (ACT) Rules Format 1.0 as a W3C Recommendation. This standard helps developers of automated testing tools and manual testing methodologies to write, share, and implement test rules. The test rules contribute to consistent testing for accessibility standards compliance. ACT is introduced in the ACT […] more...

Authorized Translation of Data on the Web Best Practices in Brazilian Portuguese

Today W3C published the Brazilian Portuguese Authorized Translation of Data on the Web Best Practices, Boas Prticas para Dados na Web, following the Policy for Authorized W3C Translations. The Lead Translation Organization for this Authorized Translation was the Ncleo de Informao e Coordenao do Ponto BR. This translation and more are listed on W3C public […] more...

Call for Review: CSS Writing Modes Level 3 is a W3C Proposed Recommendation

The CSS Working Group has published a Proposed Recommendation of CSS Writing Modes Level 3. This document defines CSS support for various writing modes and their combinations, including left-to-right and right-to-left text ordering as well as horizontal and vertical orientations. Comments are welcome through 22 November 2019. CSS is a language for describing the rendering […] more...

First Public Working Draft: Scalable Video Coding (SVC) Extension for WebRTC

The Web Real-Time Communications Working Group has published a First Public Working Draft of Scalable Video Coding (SVC) Extension for WebRTC. This document defines a set of ECMAScript APIs in WebIDL to extend the WebRTC 1.0 API to enable user agents to support scalable video coding (SVC). more...

Call for Review: High Resolution Time Level 2 is a W3C Proposed Recommendation

The Web Performance Working Group has published a Proposed Recommendation of High Resolution Time Level 2. This specification defines an API that provides the time origin, and current time in sub-millisecond resolution, such that it is not subject to system clock skew or adjustments. Comments are welcome through 12 November 2019. more...

CSS Containment Module Level 1 is a W3C Proposed Recommendation; Level 2 is a First Public Working Draft

The CSS Working Group has published a Proposed Recommendation of CSS Containment Module Level 1. This CSS module describes the contain property, which indicates that the element?s subtree is independent of the rest of the page. This enables heavy optimizations by user agents when used well. Comments are welcome through through 13 November 2019. The […] more...

First Public Working Drafts: WebXR Augmented Reality Module; WebXR Gamepads Module

The Immersive Web Working Group has published two First Public Working Drafts today. The WebXR Augmented Reality Module – Level 1 expands the WebXR Device API with the functionality available on AR hardware. The WebXR Gamepads Module – Level 1 describes support for accessing button, trigger, thumbstick, and touchpad data associated with virtual reality (VR) […] more...

Updated Candidate Recommendation for CSS Images Module Level 3

The CSS Working Group invites implementations of an updated Candidate Recommendation of CSS Images Module Level 3. This module contains the features of CSS level 3 relating to the <image> type and some replaced elements. It includes and extends the functionality of CSS level 2 [CSS2]. The main extensions compared to CSS2.1 are the generalization […] more...

More