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[cfp] 5th Open Knowledge Conference (OKCon 2010)

From: Sören Auer <auer@informatik.uni-leipzig.de>
Date: Thu, 03 Dec 2009 20:41:46 +0100
Message-ID: <4B18147A.7040102@informatik.uni-leipzig.de>
To: SW-forum <semantic-web@w3.org>, Linking Open Data <public-lod@w3.org>, dbpedia-discussion@lists.sourceforge.net, linked-geo-data@googlegroups.com, triplify-discussion@lists.sourceforge.net
OKCon, now in its fifth year, is the interdisciplinary conference that 
brings together individuals from across the open knowledge spectrum for 
a day of presentations and workshops.

Open knowledge (http://opendefinition.org) promises significant social 
and economic benefits in a wide range of areas from governance to 
science, culture to technology. Opening up access to content and data 
can radically increase access and reuse, improving transparency, 
fostering innovation and increasing societal welfare.

In addition to high profile initiatives such as Wikipedia, OpenStreetMap 
and the Human Genome Project, there is enormous growth among open 
knowledge projects and communities at all levels. Moreover, in the last 
year, many governments across the world have begun opening up their data.

And it doesn't stop there. In academia, open access to both publications 
and data has been gathering momentum, and similar calls to open up 
learning materials have been heard in education. Furthermore, this 
gathering flood of open data and content is the creator and driver of 
massive technological change. How can we make this data available, how 
can we connect it together, how can we use it collaborate and share our 
work?

  * where: London, UK
  * when: Saturday 24th April, 2010
  * www: http://www.okfn.org/okcon/
  * last year: http://www.okfn.org/okcon/2009/
  * cfp: http://www.okfn.org/okcon/cfp/ (deadline: Jan 31st 2010)
  * hashtag: #okcon2010


TOPICS

We welcome proposals on any aspect of creating, publishing or reusing 
content or data that is open in accordance with 
http://opendefinition.org. Topics include but are not limited to:

Technology

* Semantic Web and Linked Data in relation to open knowledge
* Platforms, methods and tools for creating, sharing and curating
   open knowledge
* Light-weight, adaptive interaction models
* Open, decentralized social network applications
* Open geospatial data

Law, Society and Democracy

* Open Licensing, Legal Tools and the Public Domain
* Open government data and content (public sector information)
* Open knowledge and international development
* Opening up access to the law

Culture and Education

* Open educational tools and resources
* Business models for open content
* Incentive and rewards open-knowledge contributors
* Open textbooks
* Public domain digitisation initiatives

Science and Research

* Opening up scientific data
* Supporting scientific workflows with open knowledge models
* Open models for scientific innovation, funding and publication
* Tools for analysing and visualizing open data
* Open knowledge in the humanities


IMPORTANT DATES

  * Submission deadline: January 31st 2010
  * Notification of acceptance: March 1st
  * Camera-ready papers due: March 31st
  * OKCon: April 24th 2010


SUBMISSION DETAIL

We are accepting three types of submissions:

1. Full papers of 5-10 pages describing novel strategies, tools, 
services or best-practices related to open knowledge,
2. Extended talk abstracts of 2-4 pages focusing on novel ideas, ongoing 
work and upcoming research challenges.
3. Proposals for short talks and demonstrations

OKCon will implement an open submission and reviewing process. To make a 
submission visit:

* http://www.okfn.org/okcon/submit/

Depending on the assessment of the submissions by the programme 
committee and external reviewers, submissions will be accepted either as 
full, short or lightning/poster presentations.

Proceedings of OKCON will be published at http://ceur-ws.org. If you 
want your submission to be included in the conference proceedings you 
have to prepare a manuscript of your submission according to the LNCS Style.
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