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Re: SWIG F2F during W3C TPAC week, Oct 20/21 (Cannes, France)

From: Phil Archer <parcher@fosi.org>
Date: Mon, 01 Sep 2008 08:50:25 +0100
Message-ID: <48BB9EC1.4050807@fosi.org>
To: Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>
CC: Semantic Web <semantic-web@w3.org>, Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>

Dan, everyone,

I wonder whether a possible topic for discussion might be... and I'm 
hesitating a little to write this... testing the water to determine 
interest in and willingness to create an update to the RDF specs.

A few of things lead me to this:
  - There appears to be at least some dissatisfaction with RDF/XML
  - N3, whilst fully specified and understood, is not part of the formal 
  - Named graphs have been discussed (a lot) with various solutions 
proposed although none adopted (at least formally)
  - The 10th anniversary is looming and maybe it's time for at least a 
  - A lot of other technologies have bee n built of RDF (OWL, now with 
2.0 well on the way, SPARQL, RIF, RDFa POWDER, and more) and these may 
well provide good feedback into the original core?

I'm sorry to say that I'm not going to arrive until the Tuesday 
afternoon so I'm not going to be able to participate much in the 
discussion, but Ill get there as soon as I'm able.

All the best


Dan Brickley wrote:
> Hello, Semantic Web Interest Group.
> Registration is open for W3C's Tech Plenary week [1], which includes a 2 
> day SWIG meeting, October 21st and 22nd. Venue: Pullman Cannes Mandelieu 
> Royal Casino, Mandelieu, France.
> The Tech Plenary is the big annual technical gathering of the W3C 
> community, and provides an opportunity for dialog within and between the 
> many groups working on Web standards.
>  * see http://esw.w3.org/topic/SwigAtTp2008 for a draft SWIG agenda
>  * please register, http://www.w3.org/2002/09/wbs/35125/TPAC2008/
>  * agenda suggestions welcomed!
> Nearby meetings:
> Some of you will be attending for meetings of other groups already. Some 
> of you may be headed for ISWC 2008 [2] in Karlsruhe, Germany the week 
> after (26-30th). Some of you may be planning to attend the Web of Data 
> Practitioners Day meeting in Vienna, Oct 22-23rd [3]. Or the Semantic 
> Web Healthcare and Life Sciences Interest Group [4], who are meeting at 
> the same time as the SWIG but who will be in the same corridors.
> There's clearly a lot going on during TP week: The POWDER (thu/fri), 
> Policy Languages IG (thu/fri), OWL (thu/fri), XHTML2 (thu/fri), Media 
> Annotations WG (thu/fri), E-Government IG (thu/fri), HTML (thu/fri), and 
> Math (thu/fri) groups, for example, are all meeting later in the week. 
> Check the Schedule at [5] if you are interested to sit in on any of 
> those meetings as Observers. If not, you'll run into all these folk and 
> more in hallways...
> Agenda:
> The draft agenda, http://esw.w3.org/topic/SwigAtTp2008 still has plenty 
> of flexibility. If you would like to give a short talk or lead or 
> discussion session, present a demo, or if you have thoughts on 
> priorities for making best use of the time, please let me and Ivan 
> (cc:'d) know. Ideally, cc: this thread too. Please also leave "SWIG" in 
> the Subject line, to help us keep track of mails.
> Registration:
> Registration is open until Sept 28,
>     http://www.w3.org/2002/09/wbs/35125/TPAC2008/
> Please sign up as soon as possible to help us with room allocations and 
> planning. The meeting page at [1] has information on the main conference 
> hotel (within which the event is hosted), the 'Pullman Cannes Mandelieu 
> Royal Casino'. The Pullman has a discounted room rate until Sept 8th. 
> There are other hotels nearby; feel free to update the ESW Wiki page for 
> our meeting agenda to include information about other accomodation options.
> Participation:
> The meeting is open to all participants in this W3C Semantic Web 
> Interest Group. Those of you who are affiliated with a W3C Member 
> organisation will need your w3.org account names and passwords to 
> register. Those of you who are currently unaffiliated with a W3C Member 
> will need a public account on w3.org; this is used for the registration 
> database. It can take a day or so to get one - see the SWIG F2F meeting 
> page at http://esw.w3.org/topic/SwigAtTp2008 for details. Let me know if 
> you have any difficulties.
> Hope to see many of you in France,
> cheers,
> Dan
> [0] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/semantic-web/2008May/0001.html
> http://esw.w3.org/topic/SwigAtTp2008
> [1] http://www.w3.org/2008/10/TPAC/Overview.html
> [2] http://iswc2008.semanticweb.org/
> [3] http://webofdata.info/
> [4] 
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-semweb-lifesci/2008Aug/0053.html
> http://esw.w3.org/topic/HCLSIG/F2F/2008-10_F2F
> [5] http://www.w3.org/2008/10/TPAC/Schedule.html

Phil Archer
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