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Re: freebase parallax: user interface for browsing graphs of data

From: Tim Finin <finin@cs.umbc.edu>
Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2008 07:03:13 -0400
Message-ID: <48AAA871.1040506@cs.umbc.edu>
To: David Huynh <dfhuynh@alum.mit.edu>
CC: public-lod@w3.org, semantic-web@w3c.org

David Huynh wrote: 
> I think that even small things can make the SW effort feel more 
> welcoming, and more open, toward people with less interest in data 
> modeling and data linking. For example, the ISWC conferences have been 
> using a page layout format of one column 4.5" wide (wasting 4" on a 
> letter-size page). Most screenshots are landscape-oriented. So people 
> who want to show screenshots in ISWC papers either have to resize their 
> screenshots to unreadable sizes, or crop them. If there's an opportunity 
> to adopt a two column layout, allowing screenshots to stretch across the 
> columns, that would make someone like me a little happier publishing UI 
> work to ISWC. :-) 
>   Maybe folks on these lists who are interested in publishing UI work to 
> ISWC can vote if they want a more accommodating page layout...

ISWC uses Springer to publish its proceedings as an LNCS volume,
which is done in a book sized format.  This determines the formatting
requirements.  This is unlikely to change as long as ISWC continues to
use Springer. Springer has been very accommodating in allowing ISWC
to simultaneously make the papers available online with free access,
which another publisher (e.g., ACM or IEEE) would probably not agree
to.  So I think that it is unlikely to change anytime soon.

Tim

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