< Contents ERCIM News No. 60, January 2005

Future Web Work at W3C

Current work is expanding the reach of the Web to anyone (regardless of culture, abilities, etc.), anything (on devices ranging from powerful computers with high-definition displays to smaller palm devices, and from general purposes consumer products to specialized tools), anywhere (from high to low bandwidth environments), and via any mode of interaction (touch, pen, mouse, voice, assistive technologies, computer to computer). These new technologies will lead to new discoveries, expand commercial opportunities, increase benefits, and create and solve new challenges for humankind. As of 1 December 2004, these technologies have been identified as follows:

  • Web Applications
  • Semantic Web Services
  • Multimodal Web
  • Mobile Web
  • Accessible Web
  • Advancing International Reach
  • Policy Aware Web
  • Next Generation Privacy for Enterprises.