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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: Tom Heath <Tom.Heath@talis.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2008 13:45:52 +0100
Message-ID: <DD5E887552496241BC701548837A282F06E335B8@nemo.talis.local>
To: "Keith Alexander" <k.j.w.alexander@gmail.com>, <public-lod@w3.org>

Hey Keith,

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Keith Alexander [mailto:k.j.w.alexander@gmail.com] 
> Sent: 11 June 2008 13:15
> To: Tom Heath; public-lod@w3.org
> Subject: Re: "VoCamp" - Proposal for a Vocabulary/Ontology 
> Hackfest - Call for Expressions of Interest (was RE: [call 
> for comments] voiD - vocabulary of interlinked datasets)
> 
> 
> > 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 ;)

Great, hoped you would be up for it :)

Re venue and your proposal, that sounds great, if you fancy writing the
reasoner capable of finding the optimum solution ;) Btw, it must also be
able to take into account ease of travel connections, ease of finding a
venue, cost, and existing commitments of those wanting to attend then
reconciled with venue availability. Should be just a weekend's work eh?
;D

Tom.
Received on Wednesday, 11 June 2008 12:57:07 UTC

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