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Re: RDIG June 9 Telecon Summary

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@sidar.org>
Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2003 00:36:34 +0200
Cc: Public-Wai-Rd <public-wai-rd@w3.org>
To: "Markku T. Hakkinen" <hakkinen@dinf.ne.jp>
Message-Id: <25055542-A5CB-11D7-B026-000A958826AA@sidar.org>

First my apologies - I have been battling a couple of major problems 
today and couldn't make the call.

On Monday, Jun 23, 2003, at 17:55 Europe/Zurich, Markku T. Hakkinen 

> Agenda:
> 1. Increase Participation in planning calls
> 2. Completing the Proceedings from the first event
> 3. Planning for next event
> Discussion:
> How do we increase participation in planning calls?
> Planning for more events ahead of time. Pages to gather links and 
> materials.
> Start discussions about those.
> Phoning in during the evening is an issue for European participants. We
> should try to schedule calls to allow more european participation.
> We need more specific info about how to contribute to the planning 
> group.
> One example, or template, may be:
> http://www.w3.org/2003/Talks/0523-www-wac/slide6-0.html
> Give more ideas of how people could get involved.
> We need to try to make more BOF kinds of events and include some RDIG 
> slides
> when doing presentations.
> actions Mark: publish RDIG info slides for others to use
> How to get more participants from Asia? People have been interested, 
> doing
> more outreach to get more interest, still many do not appear in calls. 
> We
> need to do more outreach and encourage participation.

This is hard - there is a time zone barrier and a language barrier, and 
quite often something of a cultural divide as well. One thing that 
would be interesting is to ask people working in Asia (and in asian 
languages) to give something of an overview of work they are aware of, 
and perhaps ask them to encourage particular individuals to talk about 
their work.

There is a lot of good stuff being done in languages other than 
english, but people assume that the first place for development is 
always english, so don't look, or don't think they have something new 
to show.

> Marja could start Web3D, visualization and using Semantic Web Topic 
> pages if
> suitable?
> Home page "topics" links to topic pages.
> action marja: take a stab at creating a topic page for one of the 
> topics
> interested in. use and comment on template.
> agendum 2. "completing proceedings from previous event" taken up [from
> wendy]
> Current components of the proceedings are:
> draft themes http://www.w3.org/WAI/RD/2003/04/28-themes.html
> captions http://www.w3.org/WAI/RD/2003/04/28-captions.html]
> w3c possible status would be: note or WD. personally WAC prefers 
> something
> in /WAI/RD/ space that does not have official w3c status.

Chaals does too.

> How to structure proceedings so that they look like proceedings?
> action hazel: take a look at web-based proceedings. find suggestions 
> for how
> to structure ours.
> goal is to publish proceedings in /WAI/RD space by 30 june
> 1. discussion of layout and structure (hazel's input to start that
> discussion on the list)
> 2. incorporate marja's themes into proceedings document.
> 3. link to slides and papers
> 4. link to transcript
> 5. link to call for papers and agenda
> 6. link to all papers submitted.
> 7. link to accessible presentation slides
Charles McCathieNevile                          Fundación Sidar
charles@sidar.org                                http://www.sidar.org
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