The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is a collaborative international community that brings together Member organizations, a dedicated staff, and the public to jointly develop Web standards.

https://www.w3.org/Consortium/ external-link


A wallet allows for the storage, organization, and presentation of Verifiable Credentials.

https://gaia-x.gitlab.io/glossary/ external-link


The Web encompasses a variety of servers that facilitate the exchange of information. The World Wide Web is a specific subset of the Internet consisting of pages accessible through a web browser. Many people confuse the Web with the Internet and use the terms interchangeably. However, the term Internet refers to the global network of servers, while the Web constitutes a significant portion of the Internet. It is important to note that they are not identical.

https://www.techopedia.com/de/definition/web external-link

Web Ontology Language (OWL)

The W3C Web Ontology Language (OWL) is a Semantic Web platform created to represent intricate and comprehensive knowledge about entities, collections of entities, and the associations among them. OWL is a logic-based language that can be processed by computer programs to assess the consistency of the knowledge or to make implicit knowledge explicit. OWL documents, called ontologies, can be shared on the World Wide Web and can link to or be linked from other OWL ontologies. OWL is part of the W3C's Semantic Web technology stack, which encompasses RDF, RDFS, SPARQL, and more.

https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007/978-3-030-93975-5.pdf external-link

Web Services Description Language

WSDL is an XML-based description language for web services and other network services used for message exchange. The platform-, protocol-, and programming language-independent language specifies the syntactic elements of a web service, which enable a client to access the corresponding web service.

https://it-gipfelglossar.hpi-web.de/wsdl/ external-link

WG (working group)

Working groups are organized committees or cross-SIG efforts that aim to facilitate discussions and/or implement short-lived, narrow, or decoupled projects. These groups are designed to bring together individuals with diverse skill sets to collaborate on specific tasks and projects. Working groups are an effective way of organizing people and resources to achieve a specific goal. To learn more about working groups, please refer to the Kubernetes community repository and the current list of SIGs and working groups.

https://kubernetes.io/docs/reference/glossary/?all=true external-link

White Goods

Electrical household appliances like washing machines, refrigerators, and ovens are commonly referred to as "white goods."

https://it-gipfelglossar.hpi-web.de/weisse-ware/ external-link

Wholesale IT Architecture

The IT architecture supports the wholesale business in the Carrier-to-Carrier sector by providing relevant functions and processes.

https://it-gipfelglossar.hpi-web.de/wita/ external-link

Wide Area Network

A Wide Area Network (WAN) is a computer network that, in contrast to a Local Area Network (LAN) or a Metropolitan Area Network (MAN), extends over a very large geographical area.

http://resch-media.de/it_glossar.html?modi=idx&squery=W&cHash=096761659d731b16f7824811944832bc external-link

Wide Column Stores

Wide Column Stores, also known as Extensible Record Stores or often referred to as column-oriented databases in German, store data in records that can potentially contain a large number of dynamic columns. Since the column name, similar to the key of the records, is not fixed, and a record can have billions of columns, Wide Column Stores can be seen as two-dimensional key-value stores. Although they share the property of schema flexibility with Document Stores, their implementation differs significantly.

http://db-engines.com/de/article/Wide+Column+Stores external-link


An public internet access point, known as a WiFi hotspot, allows wireless connection to the internet using WLAN technology.

https://it-gipfelglossar.hpi-web.de/wifi-hotspots/ external-link

Windows Embedded CE

The number of connected computers is unlimited. WANs span across countries or even continents. They are used to connect different LANs as well as individual computers. Some WANs are owned by specific organizations and are exclusively used by them. Other WANs are built or expanded by Internet service providers to provide access to the Internet.

https://it-gipfelglossar.hpi-web.de/windows-embedded-ce/ external-link

Wireless Local Area Network

A wireless local area network, also known as WiFi, refers to a wireless local radio network that allows computers, smartphones, printers, and other devices to connect to a network. Nowadays, the majority of WLANs worldwide adhere to the IEEE 802.11 standard.

https://it-gipfelglossar.hpi-web.de/wlan/ external-link

WITA Based Carrier Interface

The WBCI (WITA-based Carrier Interface) ensures a consistent and smooth handling of a provider switch through a preliminary coordination. It is considered as an electronic alternative to the traditional manual and error-prone fax procedure.

http://wbci.de/ external-link

Work Packages (WP)

The Open Work Packages are focused on completing specific tasks and operate under a similar structure to the permanent Working Groups. All members of Gaia-X have the ability to contribute to the Open Work Packages, and the resulting deliverables may include position papers, technical evaluations, whitepapers, proposals, and more.

https://www.gxfs.eu/de/glossar/ external-link

Working Groups (WG)

The Working Groups are situated within the AISBL's Technical Committee and are responsible for handling specific assignments. Participation in the Working Groups is restricted to members of the AISBL.

https://www.gxfs.eu/de/glossar/ external-link


A workload in Kubernetes refers to an application that is currently running on the platform. The core objects that represent different types or components of a workload include DaemonSet, Deployment, Job, ReplicaSet, and StatefulSet objects. For instance, a workload that includes both a web server and a database may involve running the database in one StatefulSet object, while deploying the web server in a separate Deployment object.

https://kubernetes.io/docs/reference/glossary/?all=true external-link

World Health Organization

The international organization of the United Nations for public health, which deals with coordination.

https://it-gipfelglossar.hpi-web.de/who-2/ external-link

World Radiocommunication Conference

The conference, which takes place every two to four years since 1995, addresses matters related to radiocommunications and is organized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), a subsidiary organ of the United Nations (UN).

https://it-gipfelglossar.hpi-web.de/wrc/ external-link