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RDF calendar taskforce and use-cases

From: Libby Miller <Libby.Miller@bristol.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 7 Mar 2001 14:45:52 +0000 (GMT)
To: Dan Brickley <danbri@w3.org>
cc: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>, Owen_Ambur <Owen_Ambur@ios.doi.gov>, Jim Harris <JIM.HARRIS@DOT.STATE.MN.US>, "marion.royal" <marion.royal@gsa.gov>, "sara.wagner" <sara.wagner@gsa.gov>, jordanc <jordanc@seta.com>, Motoole <Motoole@seta.com>, "lisa.carnahan" <lisa.carnahan@nist.gov>, "libby.miller" <libby.miller@bristol.ac.uk>, www-rdf-interest@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.4.21.0103071153060.8395-100000@mail.ilrt.bris.ac.uk>

Hi,
Discussion at the RDF Interest group meeting in Boston last week made it
clear that there was a lot of interest in the use of RDF for
calendars. Several people have done work in this area already, including
Dan Connolly [1], Tim Berners-Lee [2], Charles CathieNevile [3]
and Dan Brickley (can't find the reference for this). I've done a quick
demo [4] and from discussions with danbri a scrappy writeup of some of
the issues [5]. SkiCal [6] is an interesting related project - I'm sure
that there are lots more (apologies if I've missed out anything).

There was a great deal of interest in taking this disparate calendar
work forward, so this is a call for participation in an informal RDF
calendaring taskforce, with the minimal aim of producing a usable schema
for calendaring and demonstration applications of the uses of RDF for
calendars.

To get things moving, I'd like to ask people for use cases for an RDF
calendar app - for example:

* I've got a work calendar (password protected) and a Palm, and I'd like
to view the data in the same place.
             
* I'm going to a week long meeting, and I want to combine the
schedule of the meeting with my personal calendar.
             
* I'm trying to schedule a meeting with three people without
having complete information about their calendar.
             
* I'm trying to divide time spent on a project between
various people
             
* I'm trying to schedule cinema trips with my friends.
             
* I'm trying to divide up my TV watching, TiVO-style.
             
* I'm trying to book plane tickets for someone else.
             
* I want to find out who was at the meeting which produced
the Dublin Core 15 elements, and what documents were produced a result
of that meeting. 

Let me know if you are interested, and we'll see if there is sufficient
discussion to warrant setting up an email list.

cheers,

Libby


[1] http://www.w3.org/2000/08/palm56/datebook.html
[2] http://www.w3.org/2000/01/foo
[3] http://www.w3.org/2000/09/calendar/alpha1
[4] http://swordfish.rdfweb.org/discovery/2001/02/calendar/
[5] http://ilrt.org/discovery/2001/02/calendar/
[6] http://www.metamatrix.se/presentationer/html/inet.htm
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