SWIG F2F during W3C TPAC week, Oct 20/21 (Cannes, France)

Hello, Semantic Web Interest Group.

Registration is open for W3C's Tech Plenary week [1], which includes a 2 
day SWIG meeting, October 21st and 22nd. Venue: Pullman Cannes Mandelieu 
Royal Casino, Mandelieu, France.

The Tech Plenary is the big annual technical gathering of the W3C 
community, and provides an opportunity for dialog within and between the 
many groups working on Web standards.

  * see http://esw.w3.org/topic/SwigAtTp2008 for a draft SWIG agenda
  * please register, http://www.w3.org/2002/09/wbs/35125/TPAC2008/
  * agenda suggestions welcomed!

Nearby meetings:

Some of you will be attending for meetings of other groups already. Some 
of you may be headed for ISWC 2008 [2] in Karlsruhe, Germany the week 
after (26-30th). Some of you may be planning to attend the Web of Data 
Practitioners Day meeting in Vienna, Oct 22-23rd [3]. Or the Semantic 
Web Healthcare and Life Sciences Interest Group [4], who are meeting at 
the same time as the SWIG but who will be in the same corridors.

There's clearly a lot going on during TP week: The POWDER (thu/fri), 
Policy Languages IG (thu/fri), OWL (thu/fri), XHTML2 (thu/fri), Media 
Annotations WG (thu/fri), E-Government IG (thu/fri), HTML (thu/fri), and 
Math (thu/fri) groups, for example, are all meeting later in the week. 
Check the Schedule at [5] if you are interested to sit in on any of 
those meetings as Observers. If not, you'll run into all these folk and 
more in hallways...


The draft agenda, http://esw.w3.org/topic/SwigAtTp2008 still has plenty 
of flexibility. If you would like to give a short talk or lead or 
discussion session, present a demo, or if you have thoughts on 
priorities for making best use of the time, please let me and Ivan 
(cc:'d) know. Ideally, cc: this thread too. Please also leave "SWIG" in 
the Subject line, to help us keep track of mails.


Registration is open until Sept 28,

Please sign up as soon as possible to help us with room allocations and 
planning. The meeting page at [1] has information on the main conference 
hotel (within which the event is hosted), the 'Pullman Cannes Mandelieu 
Royal Casino'. The Pullman has a discounted room rate until Sept 8th. 
There are other hotels nearby; feel free to update the ESW Wiki page for 
our meeting agenda to include information about other accomodation options.


The meeting is open to all participants in this W3C Semantic Web 
Interest Group. Those of you who are affiliated with a W3C Member 
organisation will need your w3.org account names and passwords to 
register. Those of you who are currently unaffiliated with a W3C Member 
will need a public account on w3.org; this is used for the registration 
database. It can take a day or so to get one - see the SWIG F2F meeting 
page at http://esw.w3.org/topic/SwigAtTp2008 for details. Let me know if 
you have any difficulties.

Hope to see many of you in France,



[0] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/semantic-web/2008May/0001.html

[1] http://www.w3.org/2008/10/TPAC/Overview.html

[2] http://iswc2008.semanticweb.org/

[3] http://webofdata.info/


[5] http://www.w3.org/2008/10/TPAC/Schedule.html

Received on Thursday, 28 August 2008 14:22:26 UTC