Reminder: SVG Open 2011 October 17-20

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Reminder: SVG Open 2011 October 17-20

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SVG Open 2011, the 9th International Conference on Scalable Vector Graphics, is just over two weeks away. This year’s theme, “Where SVG Meets the Web,” underscores SVG’s inclusion in HTML5 and its growing importance on the Web. SVG is also the declarative vector graphics format for Windows 8 Metro style apps built using HTML.

The conference is an annual showcase of SVG innovation bringing together the leaders who drive SVG forward. Microsoft is honored to host this year’s conference at our New England Research & Development Center in the heart of Cambridge, Massachusetts. Joining us as sponsors are Google, Adobe, IBM, Slippery Rock University, Rochester Institute of Technology, Harvard’s Institute for Applied Computational Science, and the W3C.

SVG Open presenters are recognized for widening the use of SVG on the Web. This year’s tracks feature SVG Authoring Tools, SVG for Charting and Visualization, SVG for Games and Interactive Applications, SVG for Web Applications and HMI, Publishing and Printing with SVG, SVG Implementations and Implementation Issues, SVG for Webmapping and GIS, and a set of Case Studies of SVG usage.

Also attending are members of the W3C SVG Working Group who will share information, solicit input, and respond to questions about features proposed for SVG 2.0, as well as the integration of certain CSS and SVG features as contemplated by the CSS-SVG Effects Task Force. Two areas of particular interest are applying SVG Filter Effects to HTML elements and CSS Animations and Transitions to SVG elements.

To those who are attending, I hope to meet you. Jennifer Yu, also of the IE team, and I are both attending all three days of the conference.

—Patrick Dengler, Senior Program Manager, Internet Explorer, and member, W3C SVG Working Group and CSS-SVG Effects Task Force

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