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Re: [CFP] Workshop on Down Scaling the Semantic Web at ESWC 2012

From: Henry Story <henry.story@bblfish.net>
Date: Thu, 5 Jan 2012 10:12:12 +0100
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To: Christophe Guéret <c.d.m.gueret@vu.nl>
Have you thought of using the Freedom Box as a device to help focus your effort?

   http://freedomboxfoundation.org/

Henry

On 4 Jan 2012, at 18:37, Christophe Guéret wrote:

> [Apologies for cross-posting]
> 
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> First International Workshop on Downscaling the Semantic Web - DownScale2012
> http://worldwidesemanticweb.wordpress.com/downscale2012/
> May 27-28, 2012
> 
> co-located with the 9th Extended Semantic Web conference
> May 27-31, 2012, Heraklion, Greece
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> 
> = Objectives of the workshop =
> 
> Our current mind set as Semantic Web engineers is to focus on centralized and
> very powerful solutions centred (and depending on ...) around Web hosted
> servers and (mobile) clients accessing it. As a direct consequence of that, the
> usage of Linked Data depends on the availability of a Web infrastructure
> compassing data-centers, high speed reliable Internet connection and modern
> client devices. If any of this is missing, our community is not able, yet, to
> provide any Linked Data enabled data management solution. Still, the digital
> divide that is currently widely recognized separates the world into those who
> have access to Web-based platforms and those who don’t.
> When designing Linked Data platforms we tend to forget those 4 Billion persons
> who don’t have access to Internet but would benefit from being able to use
> Linked Data.We should keep everyone in mind when we design Linked Data platforms
> and aim at helping to reduce this digital divide.
> 
> This workshop, organised around a morning of presentations and an hacking
> afternoon, as for objective to discuss the steps to take to lower the
> requirements for deploying Semantic Web technologies. For instance, making
> Semantic Web platforms usable under limited computing power and limited access
> to Internet. During the hacking session, a specific focus will be put on the
> usage of Semantic Web technology for educational software.
> 
> = Topics =
> 
> Topics of the workshop include, but are not limited to:
> * Off-line linked data synchronisation
> * Low resource demanding triple stores
> * Application of Semantic Web to disaster data management
> * Innovative linked data interfaces for illiterate and/or young users
> * De-centralised data management platforms
> * Collaborative, de-centralised, educational software
> 
> = Program =
> 
> * Morning: discussions
>  Presentations and discussions around the need for Down scaling the Semantic
>  Web and the challenges implied.
> * Afternoon: hacking session
>  Implementation of Semantic Web enabled software using the toolkits of Sugar
>  and SemanticXO. Deployment of these applications on devices such as the XO
>  laptop and other small hardware such as Sheevaplug.
> 
> = Submissions =
> 
> We welcome short papers that present down-scaled revisions of previously
> published systems as well as position and systems paper presenting novel ideas.
> Papers are expected not to exceed 8 pages and should be formatted according to
> the Springer’s Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) formatting guide.
> Submissions are managed via EasyChair:
> https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=downscale2012
> 
> = Important dates =
> 
> * Submission deadline: March 4, 2012
> * Notifications: April 1, 2012
> * Camera ready version: April 15, 2012
> * Workshop date: May 27 or 28, 2012
> 
> = Organization committee =
> 
> Christophe Guéret, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Nederlands
> Stefan Schlobach, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Nederlands
> Florent Pigout, Association OLPC France
> 
> = Program Committee =
> 
> Victor de Boer, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Nederlands
> Anna Bon, CIS Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Nederlands
> Stephane Boyera, Web Foundation
> Mathieu D’Aquin, KMi Open University, UK
> Louiqa Raschid, University of Maryland, USA
> Elena Simperl, KIT Karlshrue, Germany
> Andreas Thor, University of Leipzig
> Sameer Verma, San Francisco State University, USA
> Maria Esther Vidal, Universidad Simón Bolívar, Venezuela
> Jérôme David, INRIA Grenoble – Rhône-Alpes, France
> 
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