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Re: More ESWC 2008 Linked Data Playground

From: Daniel Schwabe <dschwabe@inf.puc-rio.br>
Date: Tue, 10 Jun 2008 20:15:28 -0300
Message-ID: <484F0B10.6030705@inf.puc-rio.br>
To: kidehen@openlinksw.com
CC: Sean Bechhofer <sean.bechhofer@manchester.ac.uk>, Chris Bizer <chris@bizer.de>, David Huynh <dfhuynh@alum.mit.edu>, Aldo Bucchi <aldo.bucchi@gmail.com>, knud.moeller@deri.org, Paul Kreis <Paul.Kreis@gmx.de>, public-lod@w3.org

Kingsley (et al)
On 10/06/2008 12:25, Kingsley Idehen wrote:
> ...
> Sean et al,
> I think moving forward we should make a concerted effort to encourage 
> Semantic Web event organizers to embrace "Dog-fooding" .
> For instance, I am at Linked Data Planet, and although I don't control 
> the events Web Site, I can certainly ensure that Linked Data for this 
> event makes it to the Web., and that the event Web site provides a 
> valuable conduit to the associated Linked Data. The approach I am 
> taking somewhat similar to what Chris and Co. have just done re. 
> ESW2008, but with my own specific twists (which will be explained once 
> completed should some of my posts and commentary not reveal vital 
> clues).  I am hoping that this effort will demonstrate an approach we 
> can adopt going forward re. other events (i.e. relevant LOD members 
> reach out to event organizers), especially when the event organizers 
> are part of the Web User audience that we are trying to expose to the 
> Linked Data virtues.
> Here is the approach I would suggest:
> 1. Ping organizers letting them know that their site should be a 
> virtuous demonstration of the event's core theme
> 2. Determine what's practical re. Content Negotiation, <link 
> rel="".../>, GRDDL, RDFa
> 3. Use the Linked Data enabled site as a showcase, so in the case of 
> Linked Data Planet the goal is for it to play nice with the Linked 
> Data Web on or before  next Sunday.
All of this has already been done for the *SWC conference series, and I 
am making sure it will be done for the WWW XXXX series, XXXX>=2008. 
Additional conferences hopefully will jump in the bandwagon once the 
infrastructure I referred to in my previous post is in place. It is 
mostly a matter of time (due to limited resources), but I expect that in 
the future it will be mostly automatic.
And then, once we have exciting applications (e.g., the Exihibit 
interface David made) available "for free", I believe the added 
incentive will be there for organizers to do it - it would clearly be a 
bonus for any organizer to be able to offer such interfaces to the 

PS Not to worry, passion is not something that is lacking in this 
community ;-)
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