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Re: ESWC

From: Alan Rector <rector@cs.man.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2007 08:01:54 +0100
Message-Id: <29A9619E-7CD8-43E7-87D0-BD206C441B22@cs.man.ac.uk>
Cc: public-semweb-lifesci hcls <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>
To: Alan Ruttenberg <alanruttenberg@gmail.com>
Alan

Not sure about ESWC.  Many of the OWL community will be at ISWC in  
`Karlsruhe in the Autumn because it will be collacted with OWLEd.   
The AMIA Spring Symposoium which is on SNOMED and related is w/o 27  
May & 2 June, so I suspect many of us will be at some part of that.

Regards

Alan

On 24 Oct 2007, at 17:55, Alan Ruttenberg wrote:

> Anyone planning to attend ESWC? Interest in presenting HCLS stuff  
> there?
> -Alan
>
>
> Begin forwarded message:
>
>> Resent-From: www-rdf-logic@w3.org
>> From: RaphaŽl Troncy <Raphael.Troncy@cwi.nl>
>> Date: October 24, 2007 12:44:22 PM EDT
>> To: destinataires inconnus:;destinataires:;
>> Subject: ESWC 2008 Call for Panel Proposals
>> Archived-At: <http://www.w3.org/mid/471F7666.90701@cwi.nl>
>>
>>
>> [Apologies for cross and multiple postings. Please circulate to
>> colleagues and prospective interested parties.]
>>
>> ===================================================================== 
>> ==
>>
>>          5th European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC2008)
>>                   Tenerife, Spain, June 1-5 2008.
>>
>> ===================================================================== 
>> ===
>>
>> Call for Panel Proposals:
>> -------------------------
>>
>> Proposal submission deadline: February 8, 2008
>> Notification date: February 29, 2008
>> Final panel description for inclusion in the proceedings: March  
>> 14, 2008
>>
>> The ESWC is the leading European Conference on Theory, Practice and
>> Applications of Semantic Web Technologies, constantly attracting a  
>> high
>> number of high
>> quality submissions participants from academia and industry. For the
>> first time, ESWC will host panels during the main technical  
>> programme.
>>
>> ESWC2008 panels should focus on emerging technologies, controversial
>> issues, or unsolved problems in the Semantic Web community. Panels  
>> are
>> expected to stimulate lively, thoughtful, and sometimes provocative
>> discussions. Panelists are expected to actively engage the  
>> audience and
>> help them broaden their understanding of the issues.
>>
>> All areas of interests to ESWC participants are acceptable as a panel
>> topic. Panel proposals will be accepted on the basis of their  
>> audience
>> appeal, credentials of panelists, originality, and focus on  
>> disputed topics.
>>
>> Panel Proposal Submission Procedure:
>> ------------------------------------
>>
>> Panel proposals must include:
>>
>>     * Panel title
>>     * Panel organizer(s)/moderator(s)
>>     * Short description of the topic (suitable for inclusion in the
>> program)
>>     * Panel objective, scope, and target audience
>>     * Extended abstract of the panel, including suitable references
>>     * Panel format
>>     * The names and affiliations of the panelists
>>     * A statement for each panelist, indicating whether the  
>> panelist's
>> participation is (a) confirmed or (b) pending in the case s/he has
>> already been contacted and is not yet committed or (c) not yet  
>> contacted.
>>
>> Please append short bios for moderator and each panelist, from whom
>> prior approval to participate should be obtained. Each panel proposal
>> should also indicate whether other similar panels have happened in  
>> other
>> recent conferences or workshops. If there have been similar panels  
>> then
>> the panel proposal should point out the differences between the  
>> previous
>> panels and the proposed panels.
>>
>> Proposals should be 4-6 pages long and can be submitted in either  
>> HTML
>> or PDF. Please send proposals for ESWC2008 panels to  
>> <raphael.troncy@cwi.nl>
>>
>> Panel formats:
>> --------------
>>
>> Panels should last 90 minutes and typically include three to five
>> panelists plus a moderator. Be creative about the panel format. A
>> typical format includes:
>>     * moderator introduction
>>     * brief position statements by domain experts (It is essential  
>> that
>> this part of the panel does not exceed a total of 30 minutes.)
>>     * discussions (at least 40 minutes)
>>     * closing statements from panelists and moderator
>>
>> You are also welcome to use various forms of multimedia  
>> presentations to
>> help engage the audience.
>>
>> Duties of the Panel Moderator:
>> ------------------------------
>>
>> The panel moderator is the most important participant in a panel. The
>> moderator must take an active role during the panel to ensure that  
>> the
>> panelists stay on time and on track and to stimulate debate.
>>
>> The most important part of the moderator's job, however, occurs well
>> before the panel starts. It is the duty of the moderator to force the
>> panelists to prepare lively and controversial initial  
>> presentations and
>> to be prepared for the debate part of the panel. Panel moderators  
>> thus
>> must spend a significant amount of time "herding cats", i. e.,  
>> getting
>> the panelists to adequately prepare.
>>
>> RaphaŽl Troncy (ESWC 2008 Panel Chair)
>>
>> -- 
>> RaphaŽl Troncy
>> CWI (Centre for Mathematics and Computer Science),
>> Kruislaan 413, 1098 SJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
>> e-mail: raphael.troncy@cwi.nl & raphael.troncy@gmail.com
>> Tel: +31 (0)20 - 592 4093
>> Fax: +31 (0)20 - 592 4312
>> Web: http://www.cwi.nl/~troncy/
>>
>>
>

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Alan Rector
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