Mobile web challenges workshop
Fragmentation or diversity - Paris, France, 29 May 2012

Presentation are available for download! Check below in the agenda. 

All of us acknowledge that the native app ecosystem is fragmented and majority of the industry now considers this paradigm as a race between two ecosystems. On the other hand, mobile web is gaining sustained industry interest in a bid to become a credible alternative, in the war of competing mobile operating systems.

The desire to reach across multiple platforms is also proving be its own anathema as different organizations have taken their own mobile app implementation approaches. To ensure that mobile web remains globally acceptable form of communication and delivery, there is a strong need to address interoperability and fragmentation through standardisation.

The workshop on HTML5 and mobile web aims to explore these issues by bringing together standards bodies, industry and the developer community.


Morning session

  • HTML5 and mobile – so far so good – but why and where does it lead to?
  • Fragmentation or diversity?
8:45 - 9:15 Welcome Fabrice Clari,
Keynote speech
HTML5 for Orange devices
Julien Sicart,
Head of Device Software (and Group Device Deputy Technical Director)
Orange, Group Devices
9:15 - 10:00 Promise of HTML5. How it impacts mobile: from multimedia to payments

W3C Open Web Platform, a platform for connected devices

Dominique Hazael-Massieux,
Mobile Web Initiative Activity Lead,

Core Mobile Web Platform: Why, How, and When?

Robin Berjon,
CoreMob CG co-chair
10::00 - 10:50 Industry implementation of HTML5 - operator, enterprises
How the WebAPI and B2G teams are working together to push the mobile web forward Etienne Segonzac,
Mobile developer, B2G team,
Large enterprise that has developed HTML5 based mobile web app Steve Pinches,
Lead Product Manager,
Financial Times
10:50 - 11:10 Coffee break
11:10 - 12:00 OS fragmentation, opportunity and issues - around design, development, testing, deployment and future maintenance
Natives apps vs mobile web apps Vishal Jain,
Analyst, Mobile Services,
451 Research
How are enterprises are making best of mobile opportunity and what approaches they deploy (web, hybrid, container, OS virtualization) Erwan Paccard
Worldwide Product Manager,
IBM Mobile Foundation
12:00 - 12:45

Panel discussion: fragmentation or diversity? Will the diverse environment help?

  • Moderator: Vishal Jain, Analyst, Mobile Services, 451 Research
  • Panelists: Dominique Hazael-Massieux, Robin Berjon, Etienne Segonzac, Steve Pinches, Erwan Paccard, Sérgio Freire (PT Inovação)
12:45 - 14:00 Lunch

Afternoon session

  • standardization effort using HTML5
  • openness and interoperability Panel session: what is the main factor blocking the widespread of your application over phones and service providers?
14:00 - 15:00 Standardization and other open initiatives : why are they required and what is the opportunity
MobiWebApp project : "Enabling Mobile Web Applications" Dominique Hazael-Massieux,
Mobile Web Initiative Activity Lead,
Webinos project: "Distributed Web based cross platform Apps" Paul André,
Fokus Fraunhofer
User satisfaction Guillaume Gimbert,
15:00 - 16:00 Standardization gaps
MOSQUITO project: standardisation gaps Philippe Cousin,
What standardization gaps do you see in the market around development and deployment of cross-platform native and/or mobile web apps? Does that pose challenges and how are you addressing these challenges?  Emmanuel Hayet,
Security in Mobile Web App Virginie Galindo,
Standardization Expert,
W3C Web Cryptography WG chair,
16:00 - 16:20 Coffee break
16:20 - 17:00

Panel discussion: standardisation

  • Moderator: Philippe Cousin, ETSI
  • Panelists: Paul André, Guillaume Gimbert, Emmanuel Hayet, Virginie Galindo, Milan Patel (Huawei)
17:00 - 17:15 Conclusions


Registration is free but mandatory and must be done online: click here to proceed.


The event will be held at Hotel Pullman Montparnasse.

19, rue du Commandant René Mouchotte
75014 Paris – France
T. +33 (0)1 44 36 44 36 – F. +33 (0)1 44 36 47 00

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