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

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2007 12:19:23 -0500
Message-ID: <45BF7E1B.40907@openlinksw.com>
To: "Paul Walsh, Segala" <paulwalsh@segala.com>
CC: 'Ivan Herman' <ivan@w3.org>, 'W3C SW Education and Outreach IG' <public-sweo-ig@w3.org>

Paul Walsh, Segala wrote:
> 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 am certainly interested in making contact with people at Bebo.

I am already talking to LinkedIn (you should see this via LinkedIn's Q&A 
feature). They certainly see things a little clearer now I must say :-)

I've had rudimentary dialog with Xing CTO.

Wbile ecademy (Julian Bond) and I have connected and verified they are 
actually set re. FOAF :-)


> 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/ 
> Cheers
> Paul
> -----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
> (ESTC)]
> 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?
> Ivan
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: 	Call for Tutorials: European Semantic Technology Conference
> (ESTC)
> 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
> Industry
> 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
> style.
> 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
>       systems
>     * 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 Lιger, 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>



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