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Re: Shopping for research venues

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Sun, 24 Mar 2013 14:30:37 -0400
Message-ID: <514F464D.5040801@openlinksw.com>
To: public-lod@w3.org
On 3/24/13 2:18 PM, Sarven Capadisli wrote:
> On 03/21/2013 03:46 PM, Kingsley Idehen wrote:
>> On 3/20/13 7:36 AM, Sarven Capadisli wrote:
>>> Dear community,
>>>
>>> I would like to know which venues (e.g., conferences, journals) are
>>> out there that accepts research documents in
>>> (X)HTML+CSS+JavaScript+MathML+SVG etc. as the primary and final
>>> format. On that note, which accepts an HTTP URI of the research?
>>>
>>> As far as I know, there are none out there, but I want to be wrong
>>> about this!
>>>
>>> What I'm hoping for are a bunch of things:
>>>
>>> Although not ultimately necessary, a venue to submit to that would
>>> have some weight given "reviewed and approved" stamps.
>>>
>>> Not being at the mercy of classical publishers needs when it comes to
>>> sharing knowledge given the technologies that we have at our disposal.
>>>
>>> In the absence of such forward-looking venues, I would love to see an
>>> open discussion on what's really needed to make it happen and be it
>>> the default approach when it comes to sharing research findings.
>>> Pragmatic approaches are always welcome, so, this doesn't have to be
>>> about "how to we make all scholarly publishing get on the Web?", but
>>> rather for starters, "how do we make scholarly work of Linked Data and
>>> Semantic Web researchers and practitioners get on the Web"?
>>>
>>> I don't mean to belittle or overlook the hard work that some groups
>>> are already actively involved in e.g., Semantic Web Journal, Semantic
>>> Web Dog Food, FORCE11. I'm merely looking for more out of this 
>>> community.
>>>
>>> For those that this sounds desirable, please voice yourself because
>>> there are indeed many like you!
>>>
>>> Humbly yours,
>>>
>>> -Sarven
>>> http://csarven.ca/#i
>>>
>> +1
>>
>> Dog-fooding is important. Basically, exemplify what you seek from
>> others. The more this is done the easier it will become for others to
>> appreciate the virtues inherent in Linked Data and its underlying
>> exploitation of Web Architecture.
>>
>
> You already know how I share my work and try to encourage others to 
> give it a try to do the same. I don't think that's sufficient to win 
> this tough battle.
>
> SW/LD venues and supervisors are not on board. Obeying publisher's 
> demands and sticking to classical ways is the easy route. Why bother 
> right? Most of them neither bother to change or even encourage others 
> to take a forward step.
>
> If research venues simply accepted documents to be submitted using 
> native Web technologies, we'd see things changing hopefully in the 
> right direction (here is me with wishful thinking).
>
> They are keep using that [Linked Data] word, but I do not think it 
> means what they think it means.
>
> Perhaps the incentive to change needs to be worked on.
>
> -Sarven
>

Yes, and this also requires more work re. qualifying what Linked Data 
means . This is why I prefer to phrase "RDF based Linked Data" :-)


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