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From Roy T. Fielding <field...@gbiv.com>
Subject Fwd: W3C Spanish Office’s Standards Tour 2004 to Visit Ten Cities Throughout (News Release)
Date Wed, 27 Oct 2004 20:49:13 GMT
May be of interest to Santiago and friends ... note the prize is a
research grant.


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> From: Marie-Claire Forgue <mcf@w3.org>
> Date: October 27, 2004 12:31:38 AM PDT
> Subject: W3C Spanish Office’s Standards Tour 2004 to Visit Ten Cities 
> Throughout (News Release)
> W3C Spanish Office’s Standards Tour 2004 to Visit Ten Cities Throughout
> Spain
> Bus Equipped With W3C Multimedia Demos; Multimodal Web Seminar in
> Madrid; First W3C Spanish Office Prize for Web Standardization
> Web Resources
> This press release:
>   In English: http://www.w3.org/2004/11/sptour-pressrelease.html.en
>   In Spanish: http://www.w3.org/2004/11/sptour-pressrelease.html.es
>   In French: http://www.w3.org/2004/11/sptour-pressrelease.html.fr
>   In Japanese: http://www.w3.org/2004/11/sptour-pressrelease.html.ja
> Check http://www.w3.org/Press/ for all hypertext versions
> Info on the W3C Standards Tour:
>   http://www.w3c.es/gira/info/intro.html.en
> W3C Spanish Office: http://www.w3c.es/
> http://www.w3.org -- 27 October 2004 -- The W3C Spanish Office brings
> its first W3C Standards Tour to ten universities in Spain from 3 to 26
> November 2004 to demonstrate W3C's work and promote the use and 
> adoption
> of W3C technologies. The environment-friendly tour bus has access to
> people with disabilities, multimedia equipment where demos of W3C
> technologies will be at visitors’ disposal, projection equipment,and
> video conferencing and Internet connectivity via satellite. During the
> tour, the ten universities will host conferences giving university
> research staff, students and organizations interested in W3C standards
> adoption and implementation the opportunity to establish relationships.
> The Standards Tour runs for three weeks and visits the following cities
> in Spain. All events are free and open to the public.
>     * Gijón (Opening Ceremony): 3 November 2004
>     * Bilbao: 4-5 November 2004
>     * Zaragoza: 8 November 2004
>     * Barcelona: 9-10 November 2004
>     * Valencia: 11-12 November 2004
>     * Sevilla: 15-16 November 2004
>     * Madrid: 17-19 November 2004
>     * Salamanca: 22 November 2004
>     * A Coruña: 24 November 2004
>     * Oviedo: 26 November 2004
> "Although the Web is in concentrated use in Spain, there is a lot of
> exciting new technology coming in the near future. The bus is an
> opportunity to see what's new and coming up," said Tim Berners-Lee,
> Director of W3C.
> "Our Spanish Office has come up with a novel way of reaching out in
> Spain," said Ivan Herman, Head of Offices at W3C. "The Standards Tour 
> as
> well as the W3C Spanish Office Prize for Web Standardization are
> exciting opportunities for the W3C and the Spanish technical community
> to make active and lasting contact."
> "It's wonderful to see the amount of new Web development work happening
> in Spain," said José Manuel Alonso, Manager of the W3C Spanish Office.
> "W3C encourages and supports the adoption of its standards and
> technologies throughout Spain's academic and business communities."
> The Standards Tour is organized by the W3C Spanish Office with the
> generous support of Red.es and Fundación CTIC, and with the help of
> Software AG España, TeleCable, Fundación ONCE and Centro de Estudios
> Garrigues.
> Multimodal Web Seminar in Madrid
> Researchers and participants from industry are invited to the 
> Multimodal
> Web Seminar at the tour stop in Madrid, where speakers from W3C Member
> organizations in Spain and members of the W3C Team will present the 
> work
> of the W3C Multimodal Interaction Activity. The seminar is funded by 
> the
> European Commission’s IST Programme as part of the Multimodal Web
> Interaction (MWeb) Project.
> First W3C Spanish Office Prize for Web Standardization
> The W3C Spanish Office Prize for Web Standardization will be launched
> during the tour. The prize encourages the use and adoption of W3C
> Recommendations at Spanish universities, and is awarded to the 
> prototype
> that best demonstrates W3C technologies in one or more of the following
> fields in an innovative way: Semantic Web, Device Independence, Voice,
> and Multimodal Interaction. The prize winner will be selected by 
> members
> of the W3C Team from ten finalists.
> The winner will receive an applied research grant to develop a full
> project based on her or his winning prototype at the Fundación CTIC
> headquarters in Gijón, Asturias, Spain. The best five finalists will
> also receive a top of the line laptop computer, courtesy of Red.es and
> Acer. The winner and winning prototype will be announced at an award
> presentation ceremony to be held in Asturias during the first quarter 
> of
> 2005.
> About the W3C Spanish Office
> Established in October 2003, the W3C Spanish Office is hosted by
> Fundación CTIC. Located at the Science and Technology Park of Gijón,
> Asturias, Fundación CTIC is a non-profit organization which carries out
> and disseminates applied research on information technologies. For more
> information see http://www.w3c.es.
> About W3C Offices
> W3C Offices assist with promotion efforts in local languages, broaden
> W3C's geographical base, and encourage international participation in
> W3C Activities. W3C currently has fourteen Offices located in 
> Australia,
> the Benelux countries, Germany and Austria, Finland, Greece, Hong Kong,
> Hungary, Israel, Italy, Korea, Morocco, Spain, Sweden, and the United
> Kingdom and Ireland.
> About the World Wide Web Consortium [W3C]
> Contact Spain --
>     José Manuel Alonso,< jalonso@w3.org>, +34.984.39.06.16
> Contact Americas and Australia --
>     Janet Daly, <janet@w3.org>, +1.617.253.5884 or +
> Contact Europe, Africa and Middle-East --
>     Marie-Claire Forgue, <mcf@w3.org>, +33.492.38.75.94
> Contact Asia --
>     Yasuyuki Hirakawa, <chibao@w3.org>, +81.466.49.11.70
> The W3C was created to lead the Web to its full potential by developing
> common protocols that promote its evolution and ensure its
> interoperability. It is an international industry consortium 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. Services provided by the Consortium include: a repository of
> information about the World Wide Web for developers and users, and
> various prototype and sample applications to demonstrate use of new
> technology. To date, nearly 400 organizations are Members of the
> Consortium. For more information see http://www.w3.org

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