SVG Tutorial

Attention: New Date !!!

16.10.2002, 13:00-17:00, Sankt Augustin

The Event

SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) 1.0 is a World Wide Web Consortium Recommendation since September 2001, with new versions (Version 1.1, plus specialised profiles for mobile internet) expected to be published before the end of 2002. SVG is a language for describing two-dimensional graphics in XML. SVG allows for three types of graphic objects: vector graphic shapes (e.g., paths consisting of straight lines and curves), images and text. Graphical objects can be grouped, styled, transformed and composited into previously rendered objects. Text can be in any XML namespace suitable to the application, which enhances searchability and accessibility of the SVG graphics. The feature set includes nested transformations, clipping paths, alpha masks, filter effects, template objects and extensibility.

This tutorial will give you an overview over the possibilities of SVG. You will learn how to create SVG files and how to set up SVG in your daily business (e.g. to create a slide show). You will also be informed about current implementations of SVG, tools etc. Language will be english.

For registration, please send an email to:w3c@w3c.de or fax to: +49 2241 141978

This tutorial is open to the public; there will be no fees.


The tutorial will take place in

Room 367
Rathausalle 10
Sankt Augustin

Look here for travel information.


For this tutorial you will find the presentation given by Ivan Herman on the web. The slides have been prepared in SVG, and need an SVG player or plugin to view them. You may want to check the SVG Implementations' page for more details on players and on the latest versions. To ensure a proper display of the slides the latest releases of the players should be used.


Speaker is Ivan Herman from W3C. He graduated as a mathematician at the University of Budapest, in Hungary, in 1979. After a brief scholarship at the Universite Paris VI he joined a Hungarian research institute in computer science (SZTAKI) where he worked 6 years (and turned into a computer scientist...). He then spent three years at a software house in Münich, Germany, before joining the Centre for Mathematics and Computer Sciences in Amsterdam (CWI) in 1989, where he holds a tenure position. He received a PhD degree in computer science in 1990 at the University of Leiden, in the Netherlands. Although he worked in quite different areas ( distributed and dataflow programming, language design, system programming) he spend most of these years in computer graphics and visualization. He also participated in various related ISO standardization activities. He has over 50 scientific publications, served on various conferences as program or tutorial chair, IPC member, etc. A more complete list of his publications and the projects he participated in is listed at his home page at CWI: http://www.cwi.nl/~ivan.

Ivan has been active in the Eurographics Association since 1985, served as chair of the workshop and publication boards. He is now vice-chair of the Association. His activities in EG also provided him with his first active encounter with the Web: he created and maintained the Web site of the Association back in 1994 (or thereabouts) and he was the head of the online activities until the end of 2000. He was the co-chair of the 9th World Wide Web Conference, in Amsterdam, in May 2000. He was also the Advisory Committee Representative for CWI at W3C, and head of the W3C Dutch Office. He joined the permanent team of the World Wide Web Consortium in January 2001, and is currently responsible for the W3C Offices Worldwide.

About W3C and W3C.DE / W3C.AT

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 Laboratory for Computer Science (MIT LCS) in the USA, the National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control (INRIA) 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 500 organizations are Members of the Consortium. For more information see http://www.w3.org/

The W3C Office in Germany and Austria is situated at the Fraunhofer Institut für Medienkommunikation (Fraunhofer IMK) near Bonn. The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is the leading organization for institutes of applied research in Europe, undertaking contract research on behalf of industry, the service sector and the government. Commissioned by customers in industry, it provides rapid, economical and immediately applicable solutions to technical and organizational problems. Within the framework of the European Union's technology programs, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is actively involved in industrial consortiums which seek technical solutions to improve the competitiveness of European industry. At present, the organization maintains 57 research establishments at locations throughout Germany.


Deutsch-Österreichisches W3C Büro
c/o Fraunhofer Institut für Medienkommunikation
Schloss Birlinghoven, D 53754 Sankt Augustin

Tel: +49 2241 14-1973
Fax: +49 2241 14-1978
Email: w3c@w3c.de

Henning Fischer, German & Austrian W3C Office (henning@w3.org)
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