In the context of the 10-year long presence of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) in Greece, the W3C Greece Office held an event on September 16th, 2009 in Heraklion, Crete, at ICS-FORTH, where the office is hosted. The W3C Greece Office, which is among the first five offices to join the World Wide Web Consortium, shares the consortium’s goals and vision and contributes towards the improvement and participation of the Greek community in the evolution of the World Wide Web.

The celebration event took place in the context of the ENISA-FORTH Summer School, co-organized by the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) and FORTH. The goal was to strengthen the ties between the W3C Members in Greece and their acquaintance with the managerial and research staff of W3C, FORTH and ENISA, as well as to exchange views on current, crucial matters regarding the World Wide Web. The talks given at the celebration covered a broad range of subjects ranging from effective content recommendation in social sites to Web security.

The introductory talk was given by Klaus Birkenbihl, coordinator of W3C's International Offices Program, who gave a brief history of W3C and discussed its most prominent technologies, such as HTML, XML and RDF that have affected the course of development of the Web.
Dr. Sihem Amer-Yahia, Senior Research Scientist at Yahoo! Labs, discussed information presentation of (possibly large) ranked datasets in two contexts: recommendations in social content sites and online search of structured datasets.

Dr. Giorgos Flouris, Research and Development Engineer at the Institute of Computer Science of FORTH, presented work on detecting high level changes for Semantic Web Data. He argued that dynamic ontologies are a key technology for the Semantic Web, and discussed an approach for an 'a posteriori' detection of ontology changes.

Finally, Dr Sotiris Ioannidis, Associate Researcher at the Institute of Computer Science of FORTH, discussed typical vulnerabilities attackers use to compromise Web systems and services and presented state of the art methods for tackling these vulnerabilities.


Please contact:
Eleni Orphanoudaki
Tel.: +30 2810 391702
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Irini Fundulaki
Head and Coordinator of the Greek W3C Office
Tel.: +30 2810 391725
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