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RE: Survey: Use of this list for Calls for Papers

From: Obrst, Leo J. <lobrst@mitre.org>
Date: Wed, 30 Mar 2016 16:28:56 +0000
To: Ruben Verborgh <ruben.verborgh@ugent.be>, Axel Polleres <droxel@gmail.com>
CC: Phil Archer <phila@w3.org>, Semantic Web IG <semantic-web@w3.org>, "LOD List" <public-lod@w3.org>
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One thought is a dedicated W3C announcement list, e.g., SemWeb-LD-Announce@w3.org, or something similar. 


>-----Original Message-----
>From: Ruben Verborgh [mailto:ruben.verborgh@ugent.be]
>Sent: Wednesday, March 30, 2016 10:19 AM
>To: Axel Polleres <droxel@gmail.com>
>Cc: Phil Archer <phila@w3.org>; Semantic Web IG <semantic-web@w3.org>;
>LOD List <public-lod@w3.org>
>Subject: Re: Survey: Use of this list for Calls for Papers
>Dear all,
>Thanks Phil for bringing up this debate.
>I agree with Axel about the list being a natural place.
>However, I think we need something else:
>a clear guideline for efficient CfPs.
>Too often, CfPs look like the braindump
>of 10 different people all mixed together.
>The more information it contains,
>the better the sender seems to think it is.
>Except that it's not.
>(Not to mention the obligatory apologies
> on top, which only annoy people more.)
>If we mail around CfPs, they should be efficient;
>having a suggested template would really help.
>As far as I'm concerned, a CfP only contains:
>- who should submit and why
>- the title and place
>- dates (deadline / event)
>- URL for all info
>All other details are irrelevant at first.
>Just 1 screen-no scrolling-instead of 10.
>By making CfPs more efficient,
>they also become more useful for readers,
>and hence much more of an added value
>to subscribers than they are now.
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