Contributing to the development of web standards

To ensure the sustainability and impact of our research, the team of the Web Compliance Centre is involved since 15 years in different Working Groups of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is an international community where Member organizations, a full-time staff, and the public work together to develop Web standards.

The W3C mission is to lead the World Wide Web to its full potential by developing protocols and guidelines that ensure the long-term growth of the Web. Below we discuss important aspects of this mission, all of which further W3C's vision of One Web.

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Our participation also ensures that our team is up-to-date with the leading-edge developments of the web and is able to influence new directions of the web in collaboration with leading industrial partners.

Since 2013, Dr. Carlos A Velasco, manager of the Web Compliance Centre, is the representative of the Fraunhofer Society within the Advisory Committee of the World Wide Web Consortium. His responsibilities include the formal review of the activity proposals, proposed recommendations and changes to the W3C process management and patent policy. Furthermore, we coordinate the participation of the Fraunhofer institutes into the different activities of the consortium.

Actual work of the team includes participation to: