Emphasizing its support of SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) and the so-called Open Web, Google will help host the SVG Open 2009 conference in October, pitching it as the "premier forum" for SVG designers, developers, and implementers.
Planned for Oct. 2-5, 2009, at company facilities in Mountain View, Calif., the event will cover topics such as design workflows, mobile SVG, Web application development and geolocation-based services.
World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) members will participate including Google, IBM, Mozilla, Opera, and Oracle.
"At Google we're excited about Scalable Vector Graphics," said Brad Neuberg, of the Google Developer Team, in a blog entry on Monday.
The theme of the event is "SVG Coming of Age." Some of the talks include:
- Beyond HTML
- AJAX Toolkits supporting SVG graphics: Raphael, dojo, Ample SDK, SVG Web Project, JSXGraph
- SVG in Internet Explorer at Google
- SVG for Mobile Applications