In the last post, we discussed the MultilingualWeb workshops and the importance of this project for contributing to the development of standards for websites. We also talked about the workshops that took place during the last year or are scheduled for 2011.
First, we talked about the workshop held in Madrid, which was the first on this subject. Now is the time to write about the next workshop to be held in the city of Pisa, Italy, on April 4 and 5 this year. This workshop, titled “Content on the Multilingual Web”, is the second of the workshops to present the best practices that can help localizers and developers to address the needs of multilingual websites, including the semantic web.
This workshop also provides an excellent opportunity for identifying the solution to some problems, to share information between different communities on the multilingual web.
The event will be held at the Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), an Italian public body dedicated to promoting the development, promotion and dissemination of research activities in key sectors working towards the development of science and knowledge, and subsequent application for scientific, technological and social development in the country.
Do not forget to call to confirm participation. Participation is free, just register on the website of the CNR: http://www.w3.org/2002/09/wbs/1/mlwpisa/
Remember that participation is limited, and accreditation will be awarded as applications are received for registration in order of arrival. The workshop is not limited, however, to W3C members. You can also choose whether to provide a talk at the workshop. Simply fill out a form to be eligible for this possibility. If there is availability, you can give a talk of 15 to 20 minutes in the workshop, after analysis and assessment of the topic to present by the authorities and the organizers of the event.
In order to expose a particular topic, you must cover the following issues:
1) Relevant standards and best practices.
2) New standards and best practices currently in development.
3) Problems that are not covered by these standards and best practices.