W3C Print Symposium 2006

Heidelberg Print Media Academy, 17 - 18 October 2006

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In fall 2006, the German and Austrian W3C Office hosts an international symposium on W3C printing technologies. Renowned speakers will give an overview of the next generation of print-related web technologies. The symposium is targeted at technical decision makers, IT experts and managers of the European printing and publishing industry as well as the interested public.


In 2006 the World Wide Web Consortium publishes four potentially trend-setting specifications for the print sector: With XLS 1.1, the next generation of the well-known transformation language XSL-T reaches the maturity level of a Technical Recommendation. At the same time, the SVG Print specification adapts the popular quality of Scalable Vector Graphics for professional printing. Then, another module from the CSS 3 family, CSS Paged Media, which is responsible for rendering of content on page based media, closes in to Technical Recommendation status. And last not least, XHTML Print offers new printing capabilities especially for mobile content.

October 17: Print Symposium - Introduction into the new standards

The presentations of the Print Symposium offer an overview of principles and application of print related W3C technologies:

Time Event Track XSL WG
08:00 Registration and Coffee
09:00 Welcome and Introduction (Thomas Tikwinski, W3C.DE/AT) Common WG
09:30 Keynote (Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG) Common
10:30 Coffee, Opportunity to network with members of the XSL WG
11:00 CSS Paged Media (Bert Bos, W3C, CSS Activity Lead) Preprint & Layout WG
11:45 Practitioner's View: Using CSS in Print (Hakon Wium Lee, YesLogic) Preprint & Layout
12:30 Buffet Lunch
13:15 An Introduction to XHTML Print (Dean Anderson, HP Imaging and Printing Group) Preprint & Layout WG
14:00 An Introduction into SVG Print (Chris Lilley, W3C, SVG Activity Lead) Professional Printing
14:45 Practitioner's View: SVG Print in Action (Andrew Shellshear, Canon Information Systems Research, Australia) Professional Printing
15:30 Coffee, Opportunity to network with members of the XSL WG
16:00 XSL 1.1 Technology Update (Liam Quin, W3C, XML Activity Lead) Cross Media Publishing WG
16:45 Practitioner's View: XSL in Print (Klaas Bals, Inventive Designers) Cross Media Publishing
17:30 Summary and Conclusion (Thomas Tikwinski, W3C.DE/AT) Common
(Conference language will be English)

October 18: W3C Workshop on XSL Formatting Objects 2.0

Day two features an official W3C-Workshop on Requirements for XSL Formatting Objects 
on requirements for XSL-FO 2.0. The workshop will collect input to be taken into account for the next generation of Formatting Objects.
The workshop is organized by the W3C XSL Working Group, please find all details and registration options on the separate Workshop Homepage.

Meet the XSL Working Group

In parallel to the presentation sessions of October 17, the XSL Working Group of W3C will hold a face to face meeting at the Heidelberg PMA to work on the next generation of the XML style sheet language. The meeting itself is not open to the public, yet there will be opportunity for networking and technical exchange during the breaks.


Registration for the W3C Print Symposium on October 17 is open. Since the number of participants is limited, we recommend to register early. Registration for the W3C Workshop on XSL-FO on October 18 has not yet started, details will follow soon.

The following conference fees are applicable for the Print Symposium (October 17 only):

Rate Amount
Standard 50,- Euro
Students 25,- Euro
W3C-Members free

Please register by email to registration@w3c.de. Include the following information in your registration:
You will receive a confirmation mail shortly (please allow one day) with further instructions on wiring the registration fee.

Looking forward to meeting you in Heidelberg!


Heidelberg Print Media AcademyThe W3C Print Symposium 2006 will be hold at the Heidelberg Print Media Academy in Heidelberg, Germany. The extraordinary building is located vis-a-vis of Heidelberg main station and offers high quality conference facilities. Comprehensive instructions on how to get there are available in this Leaflet (PDF).


There are several major hotels within few minutes' walk from the Print Media Academy, including the Crowne Plaza and NH Heidelberg.

W3C.DE/AT wishes to thank the following supporters

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