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eEnvironment Terminology Workshop deadline extended

From: Thomas Bandholtz <tbandholtz@googlemail.com>
Date: Sun, 05 Oct 2008 10:29:20 +0200
Message-ID: <48E87AE0.8040105@googlemail.com>
To: public-lod@w3.org
CC: Rudolf Legat <rudolf.legat@umweltbundesamt.at>

Hi all,

the European Environmental Information community is currently
discovering Semantic Web technologies and, more specific, LOD.

Environmental data consists of billions of measurement records which may
be published in a LOD style and be linked to the environmental
terminology. This would be a huge use case to satisfy legal reporting 
obligations of the EU member states.

One of the milestones in this development will be the eEnvironment
Terminology Workshop of the European conference of the Czech Presidency
of the Council of the EU "TOWARDS eENVIRONMENT", March 25-27 2009,
Prague, Czech Republic
http://www.e-envi2009.org/?workshops

"Environmental terminology and its semantics constitute a major building 
block of SEIS and SISE as important instruments for discovery, 
understanding, and integration of any kind of accessible information. 
They have already taken a long way starting with early subject heading 
systems of the libraries, moving on to multilingual thesauri such as 
GEMET, some of them evolving towards more expressive ontologies.

This workshop will present several domain-specific and interdisciplinary 
examples and discuss common design issues such as terminology structure 
models, cross-referencing, symmetric vs. asymmetric multilingualism, 
identity and reference, publishing terminology in the Web, and linking 
environmental data to such published terminology."

What's "SEIS" and "SISE"?

The European Commission has recently decided on building a "Shared
Environmental Information System"(SEIS)
http://ec.europa.eu/environment/seis/index.htm
accompanied by a European research strategy "Towards a Single
Information Space for the Environment in Europe" (SISE)
http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/ict/sustainable-growth/workshops_en.html
with a high awareness of explicit semantics.

This was again one of the topics of the EnviroInfo conference in September.
http://www.enviroinfo2008.org/detail_wednesday.php

Those who are interested in contributing in these activities should
submit an abstract at
http://www.e-envi2009.org/myreview/SubmitAbstract.php before the
deadline Oct 31.

Kind regards
Thomas Bandholtz
innoQ.com
www.semantic-network.de
Received on Monday, 6 October 2008 01:21:50 UTC

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