About SVG Open 2004
SVG Open 2004 Conference and Exhibition is a forum for software developers, Web developers, graphic artists and other technical specialists to exchange ideas, methods and advances related to Web graphics; in particular, the World Wide Web Consortium's Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) standard grammar for Web graphics. SVG is an instance of Extensible Markup Language (XML) that leverages many other Web standards, including Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformations (XSLT), Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language (SMIL), Document Object Model (DOM) and ECMAScript. Consequently SVG can be generated, styled, scaled, animated and made interactive while retaining precise visual fidelity and requiring minimal download times. The conference will explore techniques to author SVG, software to process SVG, and uses of SVG in fields as diverse as mobile computing, Geographic Information Systems, Computer-Aided Design, print publishing, multimedia, business reporting and scientific visualization. The conference is hosted by Keio University and Canon in association with the World Wide Web Consortium, and takes place in Tokyo, Japan from September 7-10, 2004 at the Keio University Mita campus. You can register and find out more at http://www.svgopen.org.
About Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG)
For more links and information, see http://www.w3.org/Graphics/SVG/.
About the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
The W3C was created to lead the Web to its full potential by developing common protocols that promote its evolution and ensure its interoperability. It is an international industry consortium jointly run by the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) in the USA, the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM) headquartered in France and Keio University in Japan. Services provided by the Consortium include: a repository of information about the World Wide Web for developers and users, and various prototype and sample applications to demonstrate use of new technology. To date, nearly 400 organizations are Members of the Consortium. For more information see http://www.w3.org/