People are increasingly turning to online services offered through the Web for performing various functions.? This includes shopping, banking, travel booking or even accessing various government services and doing civic duties like voting.? This means that private information is being shared on the Web all the time.? How can we ensure that the right measures are in place for protecting the private information of individuals? Who is managing your privacy and identity on the Web? What should you be aware of?

This roadshow explores the various challenges and progress made in the area of privacy and identity on the Web and the underpinning standards framework needed to protect private data.? You will hear from leading experts in the field on how various challenges are being tackled.

Dates:

Thursday 14 February, Melbourne Vic (please note change of venue) @Sofitel Melbourne on Collins St?(25 Collins St Melbourne VIC)??8.30am – 2:00pm?Register for Melbourne

Thursday 21 February, Sydney NSW?@ Data61 (Level 5,?13 Garden Street Eveleigh NSW), 8.30am – 2:00pm?Register for Sydney

Friday 22 February, Canberra ACT @ ANU (Hanna Neumann?Building 145??Seminar room, Ground Floor) 1.33,?8.30am – 2:00pm.??Register for Canberra.?In addition, Canberra attendees are invited to stay on for this free event at the same venue:?Unlocking the Web – A Digital Accessibility Information Session

Program details and registration

free for W3C members and ANU alumni

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Contact Person:

Priscilla Kan John

Email:?priscilla.kanjohn@anu.edu.au

 

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. W3C is an international community where Member Organisation, a full-time staff and the public work together to develop Web Standards, led by Web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee.

The Australia Regional Office is hosted by the Australian National University’s College of Business and Economics and College of Computer Science and Engineering.

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W3C and ANU partnered to deliver the first of a roadshow series to ponder the Future of the Web.? This first series focussed on data and the Smart City with events held in 3 cities (Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney) in early May.

The motivation for doing the roadshow is to open a channel for exposure and open discussions with government and industry on a number of topics where technology is shaping society.? It is essential to think about implications of various high-impact technologies as we make plans for how to use them.

W3C does important work in developing standards for the Web, which needs wide industry and government participation for? input and directions.??

ANU is training the workforce of the future.? In order to ensure that the programs being taught meet demand from government and industry, we need an on-going dialogue to understand issues faced and adapt our curriculum accordingly.? Programs of relevance include Data Analytics, Computing,?Cybersecurity?and evidence-based MBA.

The ‘Data drives the Smart City’ events (workshop schedule) included:

  • overviews of how 2 local governments (NSW and ACT) are thinking about the Smart City (Dr Ian Oppermann and Dr Ole Nielsen)
  • some insights from IBM Research (DrMukesh Mohania)
  • perspectives on operating a Smart Grid (Dr Lachlan Blackhall, A/Prof Kerry Taylor, Dr Armin Haller)
  • perspectives on privacy (Dr David Hyland-Wood, Prof Peter Christen, Ms Christine Cowper)
  • overview of work in W3C and relevance (Mr Alan Bird)

The workshops fostered lively debates in all 3 cities, with the biggest crowd in Canberra.? The various aspects of privacy was at the heart of the discussions with many participants raising questions and contributing insights.? Given the level of interest, we thought the next series theme of “Cybersecurity” seems to be a good choice.??

We thank presenters for providing access to their slides:

ACT Government Keynote – Dr Ole Nielsen

NSW Government Keynote – Dr Ian Oppermann

Industry Keynote – Dr Mukesh Mohania (slides to be uploaded later)

Linked Data – A/Prof Kerry Taylor

Data and the People-powered Grid – Dr Lachlan Blackhall

In-context data for electricity forecasting – A/Prof Kerry Taylor, Dr Armin Haller

Privacy in the smart city (Melbourne) – Dr David Hyland-Wood

Privacy & Power to the People (Sydney) – Ms Christine Cowper

Privacy-preserving use of data (Canberra) – Prof Peter Christen

 

 

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), in partnership with the Australian National University invites you to Data Drives the Smart City, to be held in Melbourne 7 May, Canberra 8 May and Sydney 10 May, 2018. The half day conference will explore the challenges and progress made in the technology and underpinning standards framework needed to enable smart cities. You will hear from leading experts in the field on how challenges are being tackled.

W3C is the international body founded by Sir Tim Berners-Lee for developing standards for the web, with the mission of leading the web to its full potential.

ANU is Australia’s top-ranked university striving to do world-class research and to educate in-demand graduates ready to address complex contemporary challenges.

Agenda details can be found here.

RSVP Link

 

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