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RE: [Fwd: Call for Tutorials: European Semantic Technology Conference (ESTC)]

From: Paul Walsh, Segala <paulwalsh@segala.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2007 16:41:37 -0000
To: "'Ivan Herman'" <ivan@w3.org>, "'W3C SW Education and Outreach IG'" <public-sweo-ig@w3.org>
Message-Id: <20070130164135.00B6BB84FC6C@postie1.hosting365.ie>

I'd like to volunteer to represent the group. 

FYI, I gave my 2 minute pitch on the 'Future of the Internet' [1]
(impossible task I know) last night. I talked about the Semantic Web and in
particular and Content Labels as a use case. I was very pleased when I was
told afterwards but a guy that used to work at CERN in 1996, that what I
talked about was basically TimBL's last chapter in 'Weaving the Web' and it
all made sense. A few others said that my take was 'real' - i.e. the
Semantic Web being recognised in 2007 was good. That's not to say however,
that others thought I was a nut case and chose not to voice their opinions

So, I'm telling you this because it's great feedback about what people think
about the Semantic Web.

The guy that used to work at CERN currently runs a company with one of the
co-founders of Bebo [2]. So, if the social network gurus on this list would
like an introduction please let me know. 

I was pleased that I wasn't met with scepticism and instead, positive vibes

[1] http://segala.com/blog/the-future-of-the-internet-in-2-minutes 
[2] http://www.cominded.com/paulbirch/ 


-----Original Message-----
From: public-sweo-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:public-sweo-ig-request@w3.org]
On Behalf Of Ivan Herman
Sent: 30 January 2007 10:28
To: W3C SW Education and Outreach IG
Subject: [Fwd: Call for Tutorials: European Semantic Technology Conference

I was wondering whether one of our European group members are in
position to offer a tutorial for this conference.

I am not fully familiar with the details of this event (maybe some of
you may know more!). If it is the European Counterpart of the Semantic
Technology Conference (the one held in the Silicon Valley every year),
then it may be important for us to be around.

For family reasons it would be a bit complicated for me to go there in
that time range. And we should try to build up a 'speaker pool' at least
on both sides of the pond who could represent SWEO in general. Any taker?


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: 	Call for Tutorials: European Semantic Technology Conference
Resent-Date: 	Tue, 30 Jan 2007 09:01:19 +0000
Resent-From: 	semantic-web@w3.org
Date: 	Tue, 30 Jan 2007 10:00:59 +0100
From: 	York Sure <sure@aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de>
To: 	semantic-web@w3.org

*Call for Tutorial Proposals*

*1st European Semantic Technology Conference (ESTC 2007)*
31 May – 1 June 2007
Vienna, Austria
http://www.estc2007.org/ <%22>

ESTC 2007 organizing committee invites the submission of tutorial
proposals on Industry aspects of the development of Semantic Web
Technology, particularly relating to the subject areas indicated below.
We encourage adapted academic content that will present the state of the
art and present intricacies and limitations of the current technology.
So, we encourage tutorials that will greatly foster the fast education
of the practitioners in industry facing practical issues driven
primarily by business interests.


*Tutorial proposals due: *February 28, 2007
*Notification of proposal acceptance*: March 31, 2007
*URL for workshop website due*: April 15, 2007
*Tutorial*: May 31 – June 1, 2007


Tutorials can vary in length from 1.5 hours to 3 hours (a half day).
Having more than one co-organizer for a tutorial is strongly advised,
typically a joint industry and academic effort should be pursued.
Accepted tutorials will receive one free registration to the ESTC 2007
(full registration incl. tutorial, workshop, conference, reception and
conference dinner). Workshop attendees must pay the ESTC 2007 workshop
registration fee.

Tutorial proposed for the ESTC 2007 should cover one topic in
appropriate depth (see ESTC 2007 topics of interest below), and present
this in a appropriate way that enables especially practitioners in
industry to better understand and apply rapidly the state of art
Semantic Web technologies. Furthermore, we strongly encourage parts of
tutorials to be hands-on sessions that allow attendees to have time and
support to have hands-on presented technologies.

Tutorial proposals should not exceed 3 pages in A4 format and need to
contain the following information:
1. Title and Abstract (200 maximum; to be published on ESTC 2007 website)
2. Description (aims, content, presentation style, technical
requirements, hands-on activities)
3. Relevance of the tutorial to foster education of the practitioners in
4. Outline of tutorial content and schedule
5. A list of related tutorials held in the last 3 years, or to be held
in 2007
6. Information on presenters (name, affiliation, expertise, experiences
in teaching and tutorial presentation)
7. A description of the qualifications of the proposed organizing
committee (e.g., papers published in the proposed topic area, previous
tutorials organization, other relevant information).

Each tutorial organizing committee will be responsible for the following:
• Producing a web page and a "Call for Participation" for their tutorial.
• Providing a brief description of the workshop for the conference web
page and program.
• Advertising the tutorial beyond the conference web page.
• Producing a camera-ready version of the tutorial proceedings in LNCS

The ESTC 2007 Organizing Committee will be responsible for the following:
• Providing a link to a tutorial's local page.
• Providing logistics support and a meeting place for the tutorial.
• Proposing to the organizers, the tutorial date and time.
• Providing copies or files on ESTC 2007 CDROM of the tutorial
proceedings to attendees.

Submitted proposals that follow the above guidelines will be reviewed by
the ESTC 2007 organizing committee with respect to the relevance of the
topic, the content, and the presentation style.

For accepted tutorials, the tutorial organizers need to submit the
material for hand-outs (the slide sets and / or additional information;
software installation and usage guides for practical hands-on sessions)
to the organization committee for pre-printing and preparation of the
ESTC 2007 website.

Accepted tutorials will receive 1 free registration to the ESTC 2007
(full registration incl. tutorial, workshop, conference, reception and
conference dinner).


Tutrorial proposals, organization details and any inquiries should be
sent by e-mail to the workshop chairs. Proposals may be submitted in
PDF, text or MS Word format. Submitted proposals that follow the above
requirements will be reviewed by the ESTC 2007 organizing committee with
respect to the relevance of the topic and content.

Topics of interest to the conference include (but are not restricted to):

    * Real World Deployments of Semantic Web technologies (value
      proposition, ROI, adoption of technologies, etc)
    * Semantic Web Services Tools and Applications (e.g. description,
      discovery, composition, orchestration, etc)
    * Business taxonomies and Vocabularies
    * Ontology and Rules systems deployment
    * Semantic technologies for content and unstructured data in legacy
    * Practices in migration to knowledge technology
    * Knowledge acquisition, Ontology Creation and Management (e.g.
      evolution, evaluation)
    * Best Practices in Data, Schemas, terminology and Ontology Alignment
    * Semantic Annotation of Data, Resources and services
    * Semantic Web Rules and Query Languages
    * Deployment of semantic inference schemes and reasoners (e.g.
      scalability, fuzziness, distribution)
    * Semantic Web-based Knowledge Management
    * Semantic Web for e-Business, e-Health, e-Government, Multimedia,
      Bio-Pharmacy drug discovery
    * Database Technologies and Query Languages with Semantic technology
    * Semantic Interoperability in Data and Services for the enterprise
    * Semantic Mining for Business Intelligence
    * Semantic Searching, Querying, Navigation and Browsing
    * Visualization and Semantic Data Modelling
    * Semantic Web Trust, Privacy, Security and Intellectual Property Rights

*Tutorials Chairs*

The ESTC 2007 Tutorial chairs are
Dr. Alain Léger, Dr. Vincent Louis FT R&D - Research
e-mails : alain.leger@orange-ftgroup.com <%22mailto:>,
a-t.leger@wanadoo.fr <mailto:a-t.leger@wanadoo.fr> ;
vincent.louis@orange-ftgroup.com <%22mailto:>
Dr. York Sure, Institute AIFB, University of Karlsruhe
e-mail: sure@aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de <mailto:sure@aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de>


Ivan Herman, W3C Semantic Web Activity Lead
URL: http://www.w3.org/People/Ivan/
PGP Key: http://www.cwi.nl/%7Eivan/AboutMe/pgpkey.html
FOAF: http://www.ivan-herman.net/foaf.rdf

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