The Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) has been leading work at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) to establish a new technology that will make a real difference to the way that high quality, trusted and appropriate online content is discovered and recognised by end users. Known as the Protocol for Web Description Resources – POWDER – it is closely tied in with their work in the Quatro Project under the EU Safer Internet Programme that is creating a platform through which a wide variety of trustmarks can be identified and authenticated automatically. Now the organisers want to present the new technology with real world applications on this Stakeholder's Meeting in Santa Clara - that will include a look at the Quatro Platform that identifies and authenticates trustmarks.
From an end user's perspective, POWDER delivers more of what they asked for and less of what they don't want and allows them to judge the trustworthiness of information found on the Web.
From a publisher's perspective, POWDER is an easy and inexpensive way to describe lots of things at once, is open to authentication so that others can trust their data and opens up their data to the Semantic Web.
From a service provider's perspective, POWDER supports real-time content personalization, makes discovering relevant and trustworthy content easier and identifies online resources that meet criteria that are not solely based on popularity.
The target group of the event are software and online service product managers, trustmark operators and awards bodies and Semantic Web practitioners. Further information to be found under http://www.w3.org.