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Web Science Institute

W3C UK & Ireland Office Launch Event

13:00 - 16:00
14 October 2016
University of Southampton Building 53, Room 4025 Highfield Campus Southampton SO17 1BJ

For more information regarding this event, please email Susan Davies at .

Event details

The official launch of the W3C UK & Ireland Office will take place at the University of Southampton on Friday 14 October. The Web Science Institute became the official hosts of the Office in May this year and will help the W3C achieve its mission to broaden participation in W3C activities of more diverse stakeholders from the UK and Ireland.


The launch will include talks from Professor Dame Wendy Hall (Executive Director of the WSI) and Bernard Gidon (W3C Business Development Leader). There will also be presentations on current W3C activities, including the Semantic Web, Provenance, the Web Observatory, Web Accessibility, Security and the Web, and Data on the Web. The event will end with a discussion about the challenges and opportunities for the future of the Web and how the W3C can help.


About the W3C

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 and stewardship for the Web. Over 400 organizations are Members of the Consortium.

W3C is jointly run by the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (MIT CSAIL) in the United States, the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM) headquartered in France, Keio University in Japan and Beihang University in China. W3C has Offices in Australia; the Benelux countries; Brazil; Finland; France; Germany and Austria; Greece; Hungary; India; Italy; Korea; Morocco; Russia; Southern Africa; Spain; Sweden; and the United Kingdom and Ireland. For more information see


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