The Publishing Activity at W3C will be hosting a discussion session on the future of digital publications with the goal of creating a five-year roadmap. This event should bring together the various stakeholders of the publishing industry in order to determine what the publishing industry needs to continue adoption and innovation in the digital publishing space.
This event will cover a few topics:
Gap analysis of EPUB vs industry needs
Exploration of web technologies and publishing
User stories and requirements for various publishing segments
The goal of the workshop is not to have a solution to the “problems” of digital publishing, but a roadmap of work to further digital publications into the future. The focus should be on identifying stakeholder needs, with priority put on the reading experience of the reader.