Brazil is appointed host of the World's principal web event in 2013
26/04/2012 12:33 - Portal Brasil
Brazil will host the world's principal web event. The Secretary for Information Technology Policy at the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MCTI) and President of the Internet Steering Committee (CGI), Virgílio Almeida, was present at the WWW2012 conference in France, and received the symbolic key for the event from the organizers at the termination of this year's activities.
WWW2013 will be held in Rio de Janeiro and will receive the principal authorities, scientists and researchers who work on the development of the World Wide Web. It is expected that Brazil will present its perspective of a web that is open and inclusive.
The conference has been held annually since 1994, and is hosted alternatively in candidate cities on different continents. 2013 marks the first time that it is to be held in the southern hemisphere and in a Latin American country. The selection process is undertaken annually, through submission of applications from candidate countries directly linked to the organizing committee (International World Wide Web Conferences Steering Committee - IW3C2). The annual conferences are not necessarily decision-making forums; the aim of the event is to encourage the use and development of the WWW across all sections of society.
The World Wide Web, also known as the web and WWW, is a system of files in hypermedia that are linked and executed across the Internet. Files can be in the form of hypertext, video, sounds and pictures.