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W3C chooses Drupal and aGov for event websites

PreviousNext works with the CSIRO and The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) to build out websites for the International Semantic Web Conference 2013 and Web Science Australia.

by Owen Lansbury /

The Australian W3C office, based at the CSIRO, engaged PreviousNext to create the branding and develop their website for the International Semantic Web Conference 2013 (ISWC 2013). A premier international forum for the Semantic Web / Linked Data Community, ISWC 2013 is where scientists and industry specialists meet to discuss the future of practical, scalable, user-friendly, and game changing web solutions. PreviousNext, a platinum sponsor of ISWC 2013, developed the site in the Conference Organising Distribution (COD), a pre-packaged version of Drupal specifically designed for promoting and managing events.

Further to our work on ISWC 2013, PreviousNext was also commissioned to create the branding and develop the website for Web Science Australia. Backed by partners including CSIRO, Microsoft and Fuji Xerox, Web Science Australia seeks to promote and help develop a body of research and knowledge linking the core themes around Web Science, in particular relating to the future of the Web and the role it plays in societal evolution and change. Thanks to aGov, the Drupal distribution developed by PreviousNext for Australian Government organisations, this project was very fast to turnaround and highly cost effective. 

The Drupal distribution provides a base set of user interface elements, functionality and features that can be reused as the basis for any new Australian Government website. For departments and agencies at a federal, state and local level, this will mean a large proportion of the work for any new Drupal website is already completed, enabling a much faster and simpler transition to comply with the National Transition Strategy (NTS).

For more information on building conference websites with Drupal, please contact us.

Posted by Owen Lansbury
Co-Founder & Chair