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The following section informs about the SVG Open and the organizers. You are free to use any information published here for your press related work.

About the SVG Open

SVG Open 2008 Conference and Exhibition is a forum for software developers, web developers, graphic artists and other technical specialists to exchange ideas, methods and advances related to web graphics; in particular, the World Wide Web Consortium's Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) standard grammar for Web graphics.

SVG is an instance of Extensible Markup Language (XML) that leverages many other Web standards, including Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformations (XSLT), Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language (SMIL), Document Object Model (DOM) and ECMAScript. Consequently SVG can be generated, styled, scaled, scripted, animated and made interactive while retaining precise visual fidelity and requiring minimal download times. The conference will explore techniques to author SVG, software to process SVG, and uses of SVG in fields as diverse as mobile computing, Geographic Information Systems, Computer-Aided Design, print publishing, multimedia, business reporting and scientific visualization.

The conference is hosted by Examotion in association with the World Wide Web Consortium, and takes place in Nuremberg, Germany from August 26-28, 2008 at the Maritim Hotel Nuremberg. You can register and find out more at

About Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG)

Excerpt from the W3C, About SVG page.

SVG LogoSVG is a platform for two-dimensional graphics. It has two parts: an XML-based file format and a programming API for graphical applications. Key features include shapes, text and embedded raster graphics, with many different painting styles. It supports scripting through languages such as ECMAScript and has comprehensive support for animation.

SVG is used in many business areas including Web graphics, animation, user interfaces, graphics interchange, print and hardcopy output, mobile applications and high-quality design.

SVG is a royalty-free vendor-neutral open standard developed under the W3C Process. It has strong industry support; Authors of the SVG specification include Adobe, Agfa, Apple, Canon, Corel, Ericsson, HP, IBM, Kodak, Macromedia, Microsoft, Nokia, Sharp and Sun Microsystems. SVG viewers are deployed to over 100 million desktops, and there is a broad range of support in many authoring tools.

SVG builds upon many other successful standards such as XML (SVG graphics are text-based and thus easy to create), JPEG and PNG for image formats, DOM for scripting and interactivity, SMIL for animation and CSS for styling. SVG is interoperable. The W3C release a test suite and implementation results to ensure conformance.

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About the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)

W3C LogoThe W3C was created to lead the Web to its full potential by developing common protocols that promote its evolution and ensure its interoperability. It is an international industry consortium jointly run by the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) in the USA, the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM) headquartered in France and Keio University in Japan. Services provided by the Consortium include: a repository of information about the World Wide Web for developers and users, and various prototype and sample applications to demonstrate use of new technology. To date, nearly 400 organizations are Members of the Consortium. For more information see

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