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The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) have announced the details of their WWW2007 conference: May 9-11, 2007 in Banff, Alberta, Canada. Among other things they'll be presenting their most recent achievements and future plans through the W3C Track.The W3C Track is a regular component of the IW3C2 conference series. This gives attendees a chance to meet W3C's technical staff and chairmen. Staff will also be available for chit-chat at the W3C booth, #7, at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel exhibition area. The Conference itself consists of nine sessions or 33 presentations, which cover: * Making Mobile Browsing Better * Rich Web Applications * The Future of the Web Page * Advances in Semantic Web * Security and Usability on the Web * Web of Services for Enterprise Computing * A Multimodal Web to Expand Universal Access * Architectural Integration * Query, Interchange and Access with XML! Tim Berners-Lee will be giving the opening keynote, "The Two Magics of Web Science," on May 9th. He will also be participating in the Web History sessions taking place on that day. In recent news, the W3C brought eight new standards to XML, plugged CMS into audio, started an AJAX-oriented Progress Event standard and still had time to ring in 10 years of style (with a CSS gallery). The World Wide Web Consortium is an international consortium for people around the world seeking to develop uniform Web standards. It is jointly run by the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (MIT CSAIL) in the US, the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM) in France and Keio University in Japan. Read more at the W3C website or, better yet, register for WWW2007.