WWW Consortium to meet at Keio University

World Wide Web Consortium, an international nonprofit organization to promote standardization of the World Wide Web, is holding its semiannual general meeting, starting June 18, at Keio University in Minato Ward, Tokyo.

The organization develops Web infrastructure such as protocol and forms of data, and improves technology for Web users to receive and send information. It also conducts research into digital signatures, which are needed for electronic commerce, and develops technology enabling disabled Web users to do a higher level of work.

Participants in the two-day meeting include Tim Berners-Lee, who developed the Web. About 180 private companies, universities and research institutions are members of the consortium, which was founded in 1994.