SVG Open 2011 Hosted By Microsoft
March 15, 2011 by Rob Nijkamp Source article

Regarding SVG Open, Microsoft will be hosting SVG Open 2011 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, October 17-20, 2011, at the New England Research & Development Center. The theme of this year’s conference is “Where SVG meets the Web.” Though SVG itself has been around for a while, it is HTML5 that promises to bring it to the everyday Web.

SVG Open 2011

SVG Open 2011

It is only now with IE9 and recent versions of other browsers that SVG content can be embedded inline in HTML and used as a source for the HTML <img> element. In many respects, now is the time when SVG meets the Web.

What is SVG?

SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) is a key aspect of HTML5, bringing W3C-standard DOM-based vector graphics to the Web. IE9 implements the core modules of SVG 1.1 (Second Edition) and does so in a fully hardware-accelerated manner, like the rest of IE9’s fully hardware-accelerated HTML5.

Call for Participation

Though Microsoft is the event host, they are not the event organizers. Since its first conference in the summer of 2002, SVG Open has been organized by a committee of dedicated volunteers who review submissions, select among them, and coordinate with the chosen presenters. The SVG Open 2011 organizing committee is currently calling for participants who wish to present a paper or teach a course.

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