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.

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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

 

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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.

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CAUL Publishing Workshop in Sydney

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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

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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

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

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