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Re: [Fwd: CFP: 4th Workshop on Scripting for the Semantic Web, at ESWC2008 (inc special focus on SW data from social interactions)]

From: Tom Heath <tom.heath@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2008 12:12:41 +0000
Message-ID: <fce623cd0802140412p3fc7c220q3ca15e864a150ec5@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Dan Brickley" <danbri@danbri.org>
Cc: public-rdf-ruby@w3.org

Yes, please do come! And please do also consider submitting a paper or
Scripting Challenge entry to the workshop. If there's anything us
workshop organisers can do to help with promoting the Ruby effort then
please let us know.

Cheers,

Tom.


On 09/02/2008, Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org> wrote:
> Hi Ruby people,
>
>  If anyone's coming to ESWC2008 (do come!), perhaps we could use that as
>  a milestone for any Ruby API / tool collaboration?
>
>  cheers
>
>  Dan
>
>
>  --
>  http://danbri.org/
>
>
>  (apologies if you've seen this elsewhere already)
>
>  There's a social focus to this year's workshop which should be of
>  great interest to the FOAF and SIOC communities (although obviously
>  non-socially oriented papers are still very welcome).
>
>  Hope to see many of you in Tenerife :)
>
>  Tom.
>
>
>  -------------------------------------------------------
>  CALL FOR PAPERS
>  -------------------------------------------------------
>
>  4th Workshop on Scripting for the Semantic Web
>  http://www.semanticscripting.org/SFSW2008/
>
>  co-located with
>  5th European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC2008) June 1, 2008, Tenerife, Spain
>
>  -------------------------------------------------------
>
>  OBJECTIVES
>  ----------
>
>  The workshop aims to bring together developers who are building
>  applications and infrastructure for the Semantic Web using scripting
>  languages such as PHP, JavaScript, Ruby, Python, Perl, JSP and
>  ActionScript. These languages are the tools of a generation of Web
>  programmers who use them to quickly create server and client-side web
>  applications. Many deployed Semantic Web applications from the FOAF,
>  RSS/ATOM, blog and wiki communities, as well as many innovative
>  mashups from the Web 2.0 and Open Data movements are using scripting
>  languages, and it is likely that the process of RDF-izing existing Web
>  applications and database-backed Web sites will continue to rely
>  heavily on scripting languages.
>
>  This year's fourth workshop on Scripting for the Semantic Web aims to
>  continue the tradition of successful ESWC scripting workshops. Last
>  years Scripting for the Semantic Web workshop in Innsbruck, Austria
>  (http://www.semanticscripting.org/SFSW2007/) focused on the role of
>  scripting languages in populating the Web with Linked Data, as well as
>  showcasing innovative scripting applications that consume Linked Data
>  from the Web.
>
>  The special focus of this years workshop is the creation of Semantic
>  Web data through social interactions, as well as applications that
>  integrate socially-created data across communities. Therefore, we
>  especially encourage work on providing Semantic Web access to
>  socially-created content bases, as well as approaches that facilitate
>  data integration across different content bases using Semantic Web
>  technologies.
>
>  The workshop will include a scripting challenge which will award an
>  industry sponsored prize to the most innovative scripting application.
>
>
>  TOPICS OF INTEREST
>  ------------------
>
>  Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
>
>  Infrastructure
>  - Semantic Web frameworks and APIs for scripting languages
>  - RDF repositories and query languages implemented using scripting languages
>  - Reasoning engines implemented using scripting languages
>  - Semantic Web publishing and data syndication frameworks
>  - Approaches to providing Linked Data views on socially-created content bases
>  - Approaches to crawling Web data and querying distributed data on the Web
>
>  Applications
>  - Semantic Web applications using scripting languages
>  - Approaches to using Semantic Web technologies for integrating data
>  across socially-created content bases and user communities
>  - Mashups that combine Linked Data from the Web with data from Web 2.0
>  data sources such as Google, Yahoo, flickr, Amazon or eBay
>  - Wikis, weblogs, data syndication and content management applications using RDF
>  - Scripting applications for visualizing Web data
>  - Semantic Web Mining and Social Network Analysis
>  - Approaches to RDF-izing existing web-content, such as RDFa,
>  microformats, GRDDL
>  - Mashups that demonstrate the novel capabilities of Semantic Web technologies
>
>  Conceptual
>  - Rapid development techniques for the Semantic Web
>  - Employment of scripting language characteristics for Semantic Web development
>  - Scalability and benchmarks of Semantic Web scripting applications
>
>
>  SCRIPTING CHALLENGE
>  -------------------
>
>  The workshop includes a scripting challenge which will award an
>  industry sponsored prize to the most innovative small scripting
>  application or mashup. The application must be implemented using a
>  scripting language and Semantic Web technologies. It should access,
>  visualize or combine data from heterogeneous sources in a novel way.
>  Authors of Scripting Challenge submissions are not required to attend
>  the workshop personally. Please contact Gunnar Grimnes (gunnar.grimnes
>  {at} dfki.de) for further information about the Scripting Challenge.
>
>
>  IMPORTANT DATES
>  ---------------
>
>  Submission deadline: March 7, 2008
>  Notication of acceptance: April 4, 2008
>  Camera-ready paper submission: April 18, 2008 Workshop date: June 1, 2008
>
>
>  WORKSHOP CHAIRS
>  ---------------
>
>  * Chris Bizer, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
>  * Sören Auer, Universität Leipzig, Germany and University of Pennsylvania, USA
>  * Gunnar Aastrand Grimnes, DFKI Knowledge Management Lab, Germany
>  * Tom Heath, Talis Information Ltd, United Kingdom
>
>
>  SUBMISSIONS
>  -----------
>
>  We seek three kinds of submissions:
>  * Full papers - up to 12 pages in length.
>  * Short papers - up to 6 pages in length.
>  * Scripting Challenge Submissions - 2 page description of the
>  application, ideally accompanied with the source code and a link to an
>  online demo.
>
>
>  FURTHER INFORMATION
>  -------------------
>
>  Updated information about the workshop is found on the workshop
>  website http://www.semanticscripting.org/SFSW2008/
>
>  For further information, please send email to sfsw2008 {at}
>  semanticscripting.org
>
>
>
>  --
>  Tom Heath
>  Researcher
>  Platform Team
>  Talis Information Ltd
>  T: 0870 400 5000
>  W: http://www.talis.com/
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