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Developers Track

The developers' track in 2006 is an expanded version of the "Developers' Day" of previous conferences. The aim is to support the needs of developers better, by recognising that they are an integral part of the conference.

The development community includes all those who write the code that makes the Web work. WWW developers work at startups, IT departments, software vendors and government, but also include researchers who have a committment to developing usable tools and products.

The developers' track includes themed sessions involving presentations, demos and lightening talks. Some of the sessions are themed on vertical areas, such as media or e-government; some on horizontal technologies, such as Semantic Web or microformats. The developers' track also overlaps with the tutorials track and the panels track. It includes tutorials for developers: both content developers and software developers.


A list of activities on the developers' track is given below, these events are being allocated to slots in the schedule. If there is something listed that is of particular interest to you, please e-mail the developers' track chairs (below) to express your enthusiasm.

Content Developer Tutorials

Professional Development Tutorial: Current Best Practices in Web Development and Design
David Leip
David Shrimpton

All day tutorial; separate registration required.

David Leip is the Corporate Webmaster for IBM. In that role, he manages a worldwide team of very talented technical folks around the world. He has direct responsibility for the IBM corporate portal, which supports 83 countries in 31 languages, on both the wired and wireless web. In addition, he has an arms length responsibility for the structural integrity of IBM's overall web presence. He also has responsibility for many IBM web standards, which speak to exactly how the IBM sites are implemented to comply with P3P, ICRA PICS, XHTML, etc.

David Shrimpton is Director of Learning and Teaching for the Computing Laboratory at the University of Kent. He has recently led the development of a new degree course in Web Computing at Kent, as well as designing and running a range of Web based courses. He was principal investigator for a research project on the convergence of interactive TV and the Web and has contributed to standards bodies including both the ISO and W3C. David gained his PhD in 1992 in networking and since has been an enthusiastic educator within both academia and industry. He is a member of the W3C advisory committee.

Developers Tutorial: Practical Microformats
Molly E Holzschlag

Molly E. Holzschlag is a well-known Web standards advocate, instructor, and author. She is Group Lead for the Web Standards Project (WaSP) and an invited expert to the HTML and GEO working groups at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). Via each of these roles, Molly works to educate designers and developers on using Web technologies in practical ways to create highly sustainable, maintainable, accessible, interactive and beautiful Web sites for the global community. Among her thirty-plus books is the The Zen of CSS Design, co-authored with Dave Shea. The book artfully showcases the most progressive csszengarden.com designs. A popular and colorful individual, Molly has a particular passion for people, blogs, and the use of technology for social progress.

Developers Tutorial: XForms for Web Applications
Steve Pemberton

At the end of the 80's, Steve Pemberton with a group of colleagues built a browser with extensible markup, a DOM, stylesheets, client-side scripting, etc. Following from this work, he organised two workshops at the first WWW conference in 1994 on client-side computation and electronic publishing. He chaired the first-ever W3C event, the workshop on style sheets, the first W3C internationalisation workshop, and was a long-time member of the CSS and HTML working groups. He now chairs the HTML and Forms working groups. He is editor-in-chief of ACM/interactions. He is based at the CWI, Amsterdam. For more information: www.cwi.nl/~steven.

Developers Presentations

Mobile Session

Chair: James Pearce, Argogroup, UK

SmartWeb: Mobile Access to the Semantic Web
Anupriya Ankolekar
Philipp Cimiano
P. Hitzler
M. Kiesel
M. Krötzsch
G. Ladwig
H. Lewen
D. Oberler
H. Schnurr
M. Sintek
Rudi Studer
Design tradeoffs for ubiquitous mobile applications, a case study with Yahoo! Go
Micah Dubinko
The μMAIS prototype for the risk evaluation of archaelogical heritage
Maurizio Brioschi
Cinzia Cappiello
Massimo Legnani
Andrea Maurino
Enrico Mussi
Barbara Pernici
Nicola Simeoni
Location Based Web Search on GSM/GPRS Mobile Phones
VVS Naresh
Prasad Pingali
Vasudeva Varma
Murali Krishna Punaganti Venkata

Next Wave Sessions

Chair: Danny Ayers, Independent Developer, Italy

DHTML Accessibility for Web Applications
Becky Gibson
SVG Data Widgets Framework
Ronan Oger
Adopting an open-source search engine and result comparisons to Google Appliance
Gloria Lau
Microformats, converting XHTML to vCards and vCalendars
Brian Suda
JSON: The Fat Free Alternative to XML
Douglas Crockford
RDF/A - Interoperable Metadata for XHTML
Ben Adida
xH: The new language you already know
Mark Birkbeck
Semantic Wikipedia
Markus Krötzsch
Max Völkel
Denny Vrandecic
Heiko Haller
Rudi Studer
A Public Key Authentication Scheme for HTTP
Stephan Fowler

Next Wave - Business Session

Chair: Rohit Khare, CommerceNet, USA

Web Services 2.0: Best Practices for Extreme Reuse
Jeff Barr
A Microformat and Proposal for Interoperable HTML Widgets (modules, gadgets, whatever)
Kevin Lawver
Shawn Carnell
What Powers Web2.0 Mashups
Dan Theurer

Ontologies and the Semantic Web Session

Chair: Jim Hendler, MINDSWAP, USA

OWLIM: balancing between scalable repository and light-weight reasoner
Atanas Kiryakov
Building semantic-based applications using Oracle
Omar Alonso
Browsing RDF Data with OINK
Ora Lassila
Deepali Khushraj
An Open Source Implementation of SPARQL
Andy Seaborne
DBin: Semantic Web for user communities, now!
Giovanni Tummarello
Rhizome: Building semantic applications the Wiki-way
Adam Souzis
MINDSWAP Tools for the Semantic Web
Christian Halaschek-Wiener
Vladimir Kolovski
D2R-Server - Publishing Relational Databases on the Web as SPARQL-Endpoints.
Chris Bizer
Richard Cyganiak


Chair: Phillip Hallam-Baker, Verisign, USA

Developer Panel: Authentication 2.0
Phillip Hallam-Baker
Jim Melnick
Kim Cameron
Stephen Fowler

Other Sessions

Kendra Base - a distributed semantic search and publish system prototype
Daniel Harris
Using ontologies to repair your car
Inigo Surguy
Niki Dinsey
Building Web Forms The Easy Way
Mark Seaborne
Kevin Kelly
Multiparadigm application development with the Zope 3 component architecture
Julien Anguenot
LDDI: Microformats for SOA Registries
Thomas Warne
Phillip J. Windley


  • Jeremy Carroll, (HP Labs, Europe)
  • Mark Baker, (Coactus)
  • Stuart Williams, (HP Labs, Europe)

Programme Committee

  • Danny Ayers, independent
  • Matthew Dovey, University of Oxford
  • Phillip Hallam-Baker, Verisign
  • Jim Hendler, University of Maryland
  • Rohit Khare, CommerceNet
  • Ben Metcalfe, BBC
  • James Pearce, Argogroup
  • Liam Quin, W3C

Email: www2006-developers@www2006.org

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