Web of Things at W3C

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Web of Things Interest Group

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Web of Things Working Group

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Interested parties should cbet365tact Dave Raggett dsr@w3.org or Kaz Ashimura kaz@w3.org.

Shape the Web as a W3C Member

W3C Members play a significant role in shaping the Web. Cbet365tact W3C to learn more about the benefits of W3C Membership.

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This work has been supported by the European Unibet365's 7th Research Framework Programme (FP7/ 2013-2015) under grant agreement no317862 - Compose