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

WWW2017 and W3CX WEBDEV contests at Perth’s festival of the web

WWW2017 is in less than a month! The 26th edition of the annual World Wide Web Conference will be held in Perth, Australia, from 2 to 7 April 2017.

This year again, W3C proposes a W3C track where conference attendees are invited to learn from, meet and discuss with W3C’s members and team experts. During 2 days, on Wednesday 4 and Thursday 5 April, the current state of the art and future developments in Web Accessibility, Web of Things, Spatial Data on the Web and Web privacy will be presented and demonstrated. Many thanks to our members and the W3C Australia Office for making this happen! more…

Canberra is hosting OZeWAI 2016

The 2016 conference on Australian web accessibility initiative, OZeWAI’16, will happen in Canberra from 28 November to 30 November. OZeWAI is the Australian Web Accessibility Initiative, which consists of a strong and established group of members. OZeWAI proudly provides a valuable source of information on accessibility issues and ideas to the broader community. The OZeWAI conference brings together the most knowledgeable digital accessibility experts, specialists and researchers from all over the world, as well as leaders in the industry, government and non-profit organisations to explore and support digital inclusion topics and ideas. more…

W3C Breakfast Event in Sydney

The way we think about money and payment is being disrupted.  More non-banking players are entering the market and the number of digital payment solutions on offer is growing.  This calls for a concerted effort to address issues such as interoperability, security and ease of technology integration.

W3C (The World Wide Web Consortium) was founded by Sir Tim Berners-Lee, with the mission of leading the Web to its full potential while ensuring it remains open and accessible to all. W3C develops standards underpinning the Open Web Platform, which offers tremendous potential as the driver behind the transformation of the Web Payment Industry.

Would you like to hear about the latest work being done at W3C in the web payment space?

W3C Australia, in partnership with Stone & Chalk, is hosting a keynote address by Ian Jacobs, Head of W3C Payment Activity, followed by a panel discussion on “The Future of Web Payment”. Panelists are Ian Jacobs from the W3C, Rick Wingfield from Australia Post and Richard E Schutte from NAB.

When: 7.30 am to 9 am on Friday 11 November 2016

Where: Stone & Chalk, 50 Bridge Street, Sydney, NSW 2000

This is a FREE Event, but please RSVP

Breakfast will be provided

W3C Global Web Experts Plan Technical Roadmap for Future of Web — 23 September 2016, Lisbon, Portugal —  More than 550 experts in Web technologies gathered in Lisbon, Portugal this week to address challenges and new opportunities for the future of the Web’s technical roadmap and standardization work.  Hosted by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), whose mission is “to lead the Web to its full potential” by standardizing Web technologies, the annual W3C Technical Plenary and Advisory Committee (TPAC) Meeting included nearly 40 sessions of formally chartered groups engaged in standards-related work. Another 40 informal break-out sessions discussed emerging technologies that may benefit from standardization work at W3C.  more…

W3C is pleased to welcome Department of Humman Services as a new member of its community

W3C is pleased to welcome Department of Human Services as a new member of its community. The Department of Human Services is responsible for the delivery of social and health-related services and payments to the Australian community. The mission of this department is to connect Australians to the services they need. more…

Talk: Semantic Sensor Networks: The Internet of Things needs the Web of Data

Kerry Taylor, who is the chair of W3C/OGC Spatial Data on the Web Working Group at the Australian Computer Science Week of Conference, is delivering a talk on Semantic Sensor Networks: The Internet of Things needs the Web of Data.

Please register via Australian Computer Science Week of Conference web site. more…

W3C Workshop: A partial tutorial and history of CSS, with discussion

Bert Bos, who joined the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) in 1995 and is working on further developing the CSS specification since then, is joining us for a hands-on CSS workshop at the Australasian Computer Science Week on Friday the 5th from 2-5pm in the P.A.P Moran G08 (Building 26B) of the Australian National University.

Please register on our Eventbrite page. more…

W3C starts Web Payment Standards work to help smooth online payment process

web_paymentThe World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has now launched the Web Payments Working Group to help streamline the online “check-out” process and make payments easier and more secure on the Web.  The proposed standards aim to make web payment transactions simpler, faster and more secure, while supporting an array of payment methods.  Standardized APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) will enhance user experience while making it easier for Web developers to integrate existing and new payment flows into their applications.

Check out the charter (and supporting FAQ) for this new Web Payments Working Group, the official W3C press release (including testimonials from members such as Bloomberg, Deutsche Telekom, Digital Bazaar, ETA, Federal Reserve Bank, Ingenico Labs MAG, NACS, Qihoo360, Rabobank, Ripple and WorldPay.

World Wide Web Consortium selects Australian National University (ANU) to Host Australia Office

On 29 July, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), an international consortium of over 400 member organisations that work together to develop Web standards and guidelines to ensure the long-term growth of the Web, announced that its Australian office would be relocated to the Australian National University (ANU). more…