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 SRU computer science professor joins new WWW group as expert 



May 7, 2008
Contact: K.E. Schwab


SRU computer science professor joins new WWW group as expert 


SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -  Slippery Rock University's David Dailey, associate professor of computer science, has been invited by the World Wide Web Consortium to serve as an expert for its newly chartered Scalable Vector Graphics Interest Group.

            The World Wide Web Consortium is the standards group directed by Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the Web. 

           The W3C is jointly headquartered at MIT, the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics and Keio University in Japan. The consortium is responsible for overseeing standards for HTML, XML, Cascading Style Sheets, SVG and a variety of emerging languages such as Ontology Web Language.

            From the Web's description: "The mission of the <> SVG Interest Group, part of the <> Graphics Activity [of the W3C], is to foster the widespread discussion of Scalable Vector Graphics as a format and a platform, to gather requirements and enhance the adoption and usability of SVG in combination with other technologies."

           Dailey, who joined the SRU computer science faculty in 1999, said he was very pleased to have been asked to join the prestigious group. He said his interest in Web-based vector graphics began several years ago when he wished to be able to represent some of his mathematical research in graph theory in formats visible on the Web. He worked with several earlier technologies until SVG emerged as the new standard from the W3C. 

           He said the expertise he brings to the group includes several academic publications on the subject, consulting with other universities and private interests, as well as a strong involvement in exploring the frontiers of the new technology.

           Those interested in more information about this new technology are invited to visit some of Dailey's Web pages on the topic. An index may be found at:


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