Organizer: Gbor Paller, Nokia
9:00-10:30: Wireless Web Market Opportunity and Strategy
Third Generation Internet Development: New Zealand's Formula
for Propelling Mobile E-commerce -- Howard H. Frederick, New Zealand Centre for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, New Zealand
Continuing reduction in the size of computing devices combined
with advances in cellular telephony are making the mobile Web a reality. This
track will explore Web applications in areas such as personal
organizers, mobile phones, Web cams, etc.
- Market potential - an overview
- What is mobile e-commerce?
- New Zealand as 3G Testbed
- Wellington's WAP business cluster
- How to overcome "resistance"
Choosing a Wireless Standard Strategy -- Mark Baker, Sun Microsystems
This presentation is based on a detailed technical reading of the Wireless
Application Protocol Forum suite, compared with the 'control hypothesis' of
adapting current and near-future 'web standards', including XHTML and XSL
style sheets. Perhaps the best sense of it can be found in an unrefereed
column authored by the originally-scheduled presenter, Rohit Khare, for
IEEE Internet Computing, "W* Effect Considered Harmful" (http://www.4K-Associates.com/IEEE-L7-WAP.html)
There was considerable informal interest in these findings at WWW8, but any
talk next year (at WWW9) will have to be extensively updated to account for
industry developments by then. It is precisely because these choices facing
content developers are so chaotic, though, that it may be appropriate to
kick off a wireless DevDay track with this sort of debate.
11:00AM-12:30: Wireless Web Content Adaptation
Repurposing Content for the Mobile Web -- Rakesh Mohan, Chung-Sheng Li and Brad Topol, IBM
The authors will detail the use of systems we have developed
(which is freely available), and their use at both web sites and at
proxies serving the mobile devices.
We will also summarize our proposals to the W3C and MPEG-7
standards bodies related to multimedia content for mobile devices. For each
such page, an example is chosen and it relevant content is authored in WML
(or SpeechML), giving examples of same content in the different markups. Then
a translator generator is used to generate a translator between the HTML
page and the WML (or SpeechML) page. This translator generator is freely
available. We will discuss our experience in using this approach to repurpose
news web sites for speech based browser for cars and WML browsers for mobile
Designing the user experience for a mobile web application -- Dena Tepper
and Mark Fletcher, Sapient
The objective of this presentation is to discuss an approach to
designing the user experience for a mobile phone web application.
The presentation will be in two parts. With the goal of
creating an application that is both useful and usable the first section
will focus on determining which features and functions of an existing HTML
portal Website should be included in the mobile version of the
application. Emphasis will be placed on identifying which features and
functions would be useful to users in a mobile environment and, given
both the hardware and software limitations of mobile phones, which
functionalities can be made usable.
The Second section of the presentation will focus on a
particular feature/function describing and illustrating a proposed
interface design. The presentation would include mobile phone browser screen
displays of the functionality.
12:30-14:00: lunch with Tim Berners-Lee
14:00-15:30: Mobile content generation techniques
Adaptive Personalization for the Mobile Web -- Michael J. Pazzani and
Daniel Billsus, University of California
The DailyLearner is a personalized agent that allows users to
access news that interests them from handheld PDAs (such as the Palm VII or
other Palm with a cellular modem using the Proxiweb browser), Windows CE
with wireless or other Internet Connection, Qualcomm pdQ smart phones, or
other "wireless internet" cell phones. The DailyLearner is intended to save
users time and transmission costs by providing access to personalized news of
World Events, Business, Sports, Politics, Entertainment, etc. The system
creates a statistical profile of the user interests, enabling it to
determine which headlines to send to the handheld. Several versions for
handhelds are available.
The DailyLearner has a client-server architecture. News
articles are storied in a database. When the user requests to read news,
articles are sorted by predicted interestingness to the user. The original
DailyLearner was WWW service in HTML with tables and Java for Web browsers
http://dailylearner.ics.uci.edu/. A complete redesign of the
interface and user interaction was performed for the HDML (http://hdml.ics.uci.edu/)
and WML (http://wml.ics.uci.edu/) versions.
Generating Mobile Content Using XSLT and CC/PP -- Johan Hjelm, Ericsson and W3C
XSLT is a general transformation technology for XML, and given
that CC/PP will enable a higher degree of parametrization than UA-headers,
it will also be possible to select style sheets that represent the
preferences of the user and the device capabilities to a much higher degree
In the presentation, I look briefly into the layout of a couple
of XSLT style sheets that can be used to generate content with
radically different design (not just presentation, but also content-wise), and how
the parametrization of the request can be used to select between
different style sheets. I will also discuss matching metainformation from
CC/PP and the document profile.
I also talk about how this technology can be applied to content
generation from a database, and how it can be used to distribute content
generation, using proxies (e.g. in conjunction with the WAP gateways).
16:00-17:30: Advanced Mobile Web Content
Embedded Web Devices - a Java perspective -- Chris Laffra, Object Technology
This presentation will discuss:
- what Java solutions are currently available for embedded
- how to handle special embedded requirements (e.g. realtime)
- optimizing Java for embedded
- eCommerce with Java on embedded devices
- compressing Java applications
- communication protocols: JNI, WAP, etc.
Summary of the W3C Voice Browser Group Activity -- Dave Ragget, W3C-Hewlett-Packard Labs
Many people are getting interested in the use of mobile phones
for accessing web services using speech recognition and synthesis.
I am the W3C staff contact for voice browsers and would be very
happy to summarise the work being done on this at the W3C and to add my
own comments based upon work at HP Labs.