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Re: [Invitation] Semantic Interoperability Conference 2012

From: Gannon Dick <gannon_dick@yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 14 May 2012 15:42:49 -0700 (PDT)
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To: Phil Archer <phila@w3.org>, "public-egov-ig@w3.org" <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
Thanks Phil,

This opinion [1] if effected somewhere down the line would have a bearing on the issue of the "data.gov" brand (gTLD).  That would include data.gov.uk (ccTLD=UK), data.gov (ccTLD=US) and many others.  There is no "data.gov.eu", and that's not the issue for branding and Trademarks, but when you federalize the ccTLD, you risk losing sight of subdivisions and overseas dependencies, and the UK, France, the Netherlands (off the top of my head) and others, have overseas dependencies with seriously nice beaches and climate :o)  In terms of gTLD branding, "data.gov.{gTLD}" is a possible domain name, but does not supply a Government service.  The gTLD is an official supplier of something, but not Government Data.

I have a solution (amounting to carefully tabulating ccTLD's as gTLD's) if you are interested, but I'm not sure if this is actually on the radar yet.

[1] http://curia.europa.eu/jcms/jcms/P_87207/

 From: Phil Archer <phila@w3.org>
To: public-egov-ig@w3.org 
Sent: Monday, May 14, 2012 10:33 AM
Subject: [Invitation] Semantic Interoperability Conference 2012

I believe this will be of interest to several members of the IG. It is at the start of a week of events in Brussels in Mid-June. This one is on the Monday, then on the Tuesday/Wednesday there's the Using Open Data Workshop I'm organising under the Crossover project (position papers due by this Saturday!) and then it's the Digital Agenda Assembly on the Thurs/Fri/. A busy week!

 Semantic Interoperability Conference 2012 
Dear  Sir / Madam,  
We are pleased to invite you to the: 
 Semantic Interoperability Conference 2012 
SEMIC 2012 offers an opportunity to explore and discuss how semantic interoperability solutions are being embraced by eGovernment initiatives. The main topics of interest include:
	* The practical use of semantic technologies such as RDF, OWL and SPARQL.
	* The work of standardisation organisations in the field of semantic technologies.
	* The business case for ICT projects to consider the use of semantic tehcnologies. 
Monday, June 18, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (GMT+0100) 
Madou Plaza Tower (Brussels)
Auditorium - Ground Floor
1 Place Madou
1210 Brussels
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If you are interested to learn more about semantic technologies, join the SEMIC 2012 conference in Brussels on 18th June 2012. This is a free and open event, however registration is required and places are limited. Register now!
Visit the conference website for detailed information.
We are looking forward to welcoming you,
Débora Di Giacomo
- on behalf of the ISA Programme of the European Commission
Share this event on LinkedIn and Twitter - #SEMIC2012  
  Phil Archer, W3C for
The Joinup Team
Received on Monday, 14 May 2012 22:43:20 UTC

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