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Re: Context in the XG?

From: Harry Halpin <hhalpin@ibiblio.org>
Date: Mon, 8 Jun 2009 12:15:34 +0100
Message-ID: <b3be92a00906080415q480762e4s776fbcabcbca5c6d@mail.gmail.com>
To: Venezia Claudio <claudio.venezia@telecomitalia.it>
Cc: "public-xg-socialweb@w3.org" <public-xg-socialweb@w3.org>
On Wed, Jun 3, 2009 at 2:43 PM, Venezia
Claudio<claudio.venezia@telecomitalia.it> wrote:
> I've not received any comment to the mail below so far....
> Is there any?

+1 on general proposal. I think the reason why it didn't get as much
feedback as it should have was because you e-mailed out this ideas so
early, but I wouldn't take that as lack of interest.

> Regards
> Claudio
> -----Original Message-----
> From: public-social-web-talk-request@w3.org [mailto:public-social-web-talk-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Venezia Claudio
> Sent: Friday, February 27, 2009 10:56 AM
> To: 'Harry Halpin'; Renato Iannella
> Cc: public-social-web-talk@w3.org
> Subject: RE: Proposal: Keep Group Unified, Don't Divide into Taskforces
> Hi Harry, all,
> as said during the workshop operators would be interested in getting to a standard definition of social context, as a set of information which might range from location symbolic names (e.g. home, office, transportation) and social activity (e.g. business meeting, with friends) to sensors' related information (e.g. temperature, brightness and whatever),
> this work has been partially carried out within W3C UWA but just with respect to the delivery context,
> the aim would be collecting use cases, generate requirements (e.g. functional, security etc) and collect the critical mass to propose/achieve:
> 1) a social context vocabulary
> 2) a definition of Web social context which would extend the web browsing context
> 3) the specification of APIs to get/set social contextual information
> 4) a (privacy) security model

I think 1-3 definitely merits its own task force, and would be great
drafts for the XG to have ready and talk about in the final report.
The fourth one is absolutely necessary as well.

I'd also do the order a bit different, maybe try to do 2) first and
then create 1) (vocabulary) and 3) (API), making sure they map to each
other in some manner.
I really like this approach.

> We believe that contextual information will be more and more important in social networking (especially in mobility) and we'd like to prevent a massive market fragmentation,

The last is especially a good point for the final report. Maybe the
first step would be to see how companies and organizations are
currently dealing with this data, both from within and without the
W3C? Like some sort of "context matrix" kinda similar to the one we
are hoping to create for social networking sites.

> Regards
> Claudio
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