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Re: "VoCamp" - Proposal for a Vocabulary/Ontology Hackfest - Call for Expressions of Interest (was RE: [call for comments] voiD - vocabulary of interlinked datasets)

From: Keith Alexander <k.j.w.alexander@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2008 13:15:11 +0100
To: "Tom Heath" <Tom.Heath@talis.com>, public-lod@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.uck2zlpd63ayaz@87.113.73.0.plusnet.pte-ag2.dyn.plus.net>


> Yes, as Jun mentions, there is a proposal floating around for a "VoCamp"
> sometime in the near-ish future - basically a short, residential
> "hackfest" kind of event where people interested in creating
> vocabularies/lightweight ontologies for Linked Data/Semantic Web can get
> together with other motivated people and produce vocabs in areas that
> interest them. The emphasis would be on practical outputs, probably with
> a "paper first, laptops second" policy and plenty of time for discussion
> and socialising. The aim would also be to minimise the cost as much as
> possible.
>
> Oxford has been proposed as a possible venue, but neither this or any
> other details are set in stone, it all depends on YOU! :D
>


Count me in ;)

Would it be an idea to take a 'scientific' approach  to the organisation  
of the event? - we could set up a web page where interested participants  
could submit RDF (or URIs to RDF) about their names, affiliations,  
locations and ontological interests, and use the data to determine the  
optimal venue and program ;)


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