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[Fwd: CFP: 4th Workshop on Scripting for the Semantic Web, at ESWC2008 (inc special focus on SW data from social interactions)]

From: Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>
Date: Sat, 09 Feb 2008 10:34:07 -0800
Message-ID: <47ADF21F.6040708@danbri.org>
To: public-rdf-ruby@w3.org
CC: Tom Heath <tom.heath@gmail.com>
Hi Ruby people,

If anyone's coming to ESWC2008 (do come!), perhaps we could use that as 
a milestone for any Ruby API / tool collaboration?




attached mail follows:

(apologies if you've seen this elsewhere already)

There's a social focus to this year's workshop which should be of
great interest to the FOAF and SIOC communities (although obviously
non-socially oriented papers are still very welcome).

Hope to see many of you in Tenerife :)



4th Workshop on Scripting for the Semantic Web

co-located with
5th European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC2008) June 1, 2008, Tenerife, Spain



The workshop aims to bring together developers who are building
applications and infrastructure for the Semantic Web using scripting
languages such as PHP, JavaScript, Ruby, Python, Perl, JSP and
ActionScript. These languages are the tools of a generation of Web
programmers who use them to quickly create server and client-side web
applications. Many deployed Semantic Web applications from the FOAF,
RSS/ATOM, blog and wiki communities, as well as many innovative
mashups from the Web 2.0 and Open Data movements are using scripting
languages, and it is likely that the process of RDF-izing existing Web
applications and database-backed Web sites will continue to rely
heavily on scripting languages.

This year's fourth workshop on Scripting for the Semantic Web aims to
continue the tradition of successful ESWC scripting workshops. Last
years Scripting for the Semantic Web workshop in Innsbruck, Austria
(http://www.semanticscripting.org/SFSW2007/) focused on the role of
scripting languages in populating the Web with Linked Data, as well as
showcasing innovative scripting applications that consume Linked Data
from the Web.

The special focus of this years workshop is the creation of Semantic
Web data through social interactions, as well as applications that
integrate socially-created data across communities. Therefore, we
especially encourage work on providing Semantic Web access to
socially-created content bases, as well as approaches that facilitate
data integration across different content bases using Semantic Web

The workshop will include a scripting challenge which will award an
industry sponsored prize to the most innovative scripting application.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- Semantic Web frameworks and APIs for scripting languages
- RDF repositories and query languages implemented using scripting languages
- Reasoning engines implemented using scripting languages
- Semantic Web publishing and data syndication frameworks
- Approaches to providing Linked Data views on socially-created content bases
- Approaches to crawling Web data and querying distributed data on the Web

- Semantic Web applications using scripting languages
- Approaches to using Semantic Web technologies for integrating data
across socially-created content bases and user communities
- Mashups that combine Linked Data from the Web with data from Web 2.0
data sources such as Google, Yahoo, flickr, Amazon or eBay
- Wikis, weblogs, data syndication and content management applications using RDF
- Scripting applications for visualizing Web data
- Semantic Web Mining and Social Network Analysis
- Approaches to RDF-izing existing web-content, such as RDFa,
microformats, GRDDL
- Mashups that demonstrate the novel capabilities of Semantic Web technologies

- Rapid development techniques for the Semantic Web
- Employment of scripting language characteristics for Semantic Web development
- Scalability and benchmarks of Semantic Web scripting applications


The workshop includes a scripting challenge which will award an
industry sponsored prize to the most innovative small scripting
application or mashup. The application must be implemented using a
scripting language and Semantic Web technologies. It should access,
visualize or combine data from heterogeneous sources in a novel way.
Authors of Scripting Challenge submissions are not required to attend
the workshop personally. Please contact Gunnar Grimnes (gunnar.grimnes
{at} dfki.de) for further information about the Scripting Challenge.


Submission deadline: March 7, 2008
Notication of acceptance: April 4, 2008
Camera-ready paper submission: April 18, 2008 Workshop date: June 1, 2008


* Chris Bizer, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
* Sören Auer, Universität Leipzig, Germany and University of Pennsylvania, USA
* Gunnar Aastrand Grimnes, DFKI Knowledge Management Lab, Germany
* Tom Heath, Talis Information Ltd, United Kingdom


We seek three kinds of submissions:
* Full papers - up to 12 pages in length.
* Short papers - up to 6 pages in length.
* Scripting Challenge Submissions - 2 page description of the
application, ideally accompanied with the source code and a link to an
online demo.


Updated information about the workshop is found on the workshop
website http://www.semanticscripting.org/SFSW2008/

For further information, please send email to sfsw2008 {at}

Tom Heath
Platform Team
Talis Information Ltd
T: 0870 400 5000
W: http://www.talis.com/

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