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Re: ESTC2007 - Call for Tutorials

From: Jonathan Chetwynd <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>
Date: Fri, 9 Feb 2007 18:20:14 +0000
Message-Id: <7F316BD5-C2E4-42E2-898C-281180CA14E8@btinternet.com>
Cc: semantic-web@w3.org, a-t.leger@wanadoo.fr, vincent.louis@orange-ftgroup.com, sure@aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de
To: Ilona Zaremba <ilona.zaremba@deri.org>

Ilona,

I'm concerned that the "CONFERENCE TOPICS OF INTEREST AND AREA  
KEYWORDS" in your "Call for Tutorial Proposals" does not include Web  
Accessibility, or how to help meet the needs of the disabled.

Please can you explain your position in respect of this decision?

I may not be the ideal candidate to provide such a tutorial but was  
invited to speak to CETIS on "RDF and Accessibility" in 2004
http://www.cetis.ac.uk/members/accessibility/meetings/2004/sig6/ 
overview#rdf

There has certainly been a significant amount of work in this area  
since then, and I have participated in meeting with groups such as  
Dublin Core. http://dublincore.org/

It doesn't seem acceptable to rely on "Topics of interest to the  
conference include (but are not restricted to):"

regards

Jonathan Chetwynd



On 9 Feb 2007, at 14:16, Ilona Zaremba wrote:

Call for Tutorial Proposals
1st European Semantic Technology Conference (ESTC 2007)
31 May – 1 June 2007
Vienna, Austria
www.estc2007.org

ESTC 2007 organizing committee invites the submission of tutorial  
proposals on Industry aspects of the development of Semantic Web  
Technology, particularly relating to the subject areas indicated  
below. We encourage adapted academic content that will present the  
state of the art and present intricacies and limitations of the  
current technology. So, we encourage tutorials that will greatly  
foster the fast education of the practitioners in industry facing  
practical issues driven primarily by business interests.

IMPORTANT DATES
Tutorial proposals due: February 28, 2007
Notification of proposal acceptance: March 30, 2007
URL for tutorial website due: April 15, 2007
Tutorial: June 1, 2007
PROPOSAL REQUIREMENTS:
Tutorials can vary in length from 1.5 hours to 3 hours (a half day).  
Having more than one co-organizer for a tutorial is strongly advised,  
typically a joint industry and academic effort should be pursued.

Tutorial proposed for the ESTC 2007 should cover one topic in  
appropriate depth (see ESTC 2007 topics of interest below), and  
present this in a appropriate way that enables especially  
practitioners in industry to better understand and apply rapidly the  
state of art Semantic Web technologies. Furthermore, we strongly  
encourage parts of tutorials to be hands-on sessions that allow  
attendees to have time and support to have hands-on presented  
technologies.

Tutorial proposals should not exceed 3 pages in A4 format and need to  
contain the following information:

Title and Abstract (200 maximum; to be published on ESTC 2007 website)
Description (aims, content, presentation style, technical  
requirements, hands-on activities)
Relevance of the tutorial to foster education of the practitioners in  
Industry
Outline of tutorial content and schedule
A list of related tutorials held in the last 3 years, or to be held  
in 2007
Information on presenters (name, affiliation, expertise, experiences  
in teaching and tutorial presentation)
A description of the qualifications of the proposed organizing  
committee (e.g., papers published in the proposed topic area,  
previous tutorials organization, other relevant information).
Each tutorial organizing committee will be responsible for the  
following:

Producing a web page and a "Call for Participation" for their tutorial.
Providing a brief description of the tutorial for the conference web  
page and program.
Advertising the tutorial beyond the conference web page.
Producing a camera-ready version of the tutorial proceedings in LNCS  
style.
The ESTC 2007 Organizing Committee will be responsible for the  
following:

Providing a link to a tutorial's local page.
Providing logistics support and a meeting place for the tutorial.
Proposing to the organizers, the tutorial date and time.
Providing copies or files on ESTC 2007 CDROM of the tutorial  
proceedings to attendees.
Submitted proposals that follow the above guidelines will be reviewed  
by the ESTC 2007 organizing committee with respect to the relevance  
of the topic, the content, and the presentation style.

For accepted tutorials, the tutorial organizers need to submit the  
material for hand-outs (the slide sets and / or additional  
information; software installation and usage guides for practical  
hands-on sessions) to the organization committee for pre-printing and  
preparation of the ESTC 2007 website.

Accepted tutorials will receive 1 free registration to the ESTC.

PROPOSAL SUBMISSION
Tutorial proposals, organization details and any inquiries should be  
sent by e-mail to the workshop chairs. Proposals may be submitted in  
PDF, text or MS Word format. Submitted proposals that follow the  
above requirements will be reviewed by the ESTC 2007 organizing  
committee with respect to the relevance of the topic and content.

CONFERENCE TOPICS OF INTEREST AND AREA KEYWORDS
Topics of interest to the conference include (but are not restricted  
to):

Real World Deployments of Semantic Web technologies (value  
proposition, ROI, adoption of technologies, etc)
Semantic Web Services Tools and Applications (e.g. description,  
discovery, composition, orchestration, etc)
Business taxonomies and Vocabularies
Ontology and Rules systems deployment
Semantic technologies for content and unstructured data in legacy  
systems
Practices in migration to knowledge technology
Knowledge acquisition, Ontology Creation and Management (e.g.  
evolution, evaluation)
Best Practices in Data, Schemas, terminology and Ontology Alignment
Semantic Annotation of Data, Resources and services
Semantic Web Rules and Query Languages
Deployment of semantic inference schemes and reasoners (e.g.  
scalability, fuzziness, distribution)
Semantic Web-based Knowledge Management
Semantic Web for e-Business, e-Health, e-Government, Multimedia, Bio- 
Pharmacy drug discovery
Database Technologies and Query Languages with Semantic technology
Semantic Interoperability in Data and Services for the enterprise
Semantic Mining for Business Intelligence
Semantic Searching, Querying, Navigation and Browsing
Visualization and Semantic Data Modelling
Semantic Web Trust, Privacy, Security and Intellectual Property Rights
Tutorials Chairs:
The ESTC 2007 Tutorial chairs are:

Dr. Alain Léger, Dr. Vincent Louis FT R&D - Research
e-mails : a-t.leger@wanadoo.fr ; vincent.louis@orange-ftgroup.com

Dr.YorkSure, Institute AIFB, University of Karlsruhe
e-mail: sure@aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de
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