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CFP: Talis sponsored Semantic Scripting Challenge at SFSW09 - Win 250€, deadline 15th of May

From: Gunnar Aastrand Grimnes <gunnar.grimnes@dfki.de>
Date: Tue, 07 Apr 2009 15:52:38 +0200
Message-ID: <49DB5AA6.3000002@dfki.de>
To: semantic-web@w3.org, public-lod@w3.org, dbpedia-discussion@lists.sourceforge.net

(Apologies if you receive this more than once
 and this is the last time I promise! )

Talis has kindly agreed to sponsor this year's Semantic Web Scripting
Challenge with a 250€ cash prize -- To celebrate we have also moved the
deadline one month forward, now to 15th of May!


The Semantic Web Scripting Challenge is a part of the 5h Semantic Web
Scripting Workshop (SFSW09) at ESWC2009. It awards a prize to the most
innovative small scripting application or mashup. (Prize details will be
published shortly!) It is an annual event, last year's prize of 250€ was
won by Benjamin Nowack for "SPARQLBot - the Semantic Web Commandline".

The application must be implemented using a scripting language and
Semantic Web technologies. It should access, visualize or combine
information from more than one source in novel or unforeseen ways. For
the purpose of the Challenge we define a "small" application as being
less than 1000 lines of code (excluding external libraries), and
focusing on one specific problem or application.

The challenge is open to anyone interested in developing applications,
services, or infrastructure for the Semantic Web, using Scripting
Languages. This might include students, developers, researchers, and
people from industry. Individual or group submissions are both acceptable.


Entries will be assessed according to the extent to which they:

    * Demonstrate innovation through the use of Scripting Languages
    * Highlight the technical capabilities of a Semantic Web
    * Bring benefits to potential users

All three criteria will be given equal importance in selecting the
winning entry. In the event of a tie, the entry deemed to bring greatest
benefits to potential users will be awarded the prize.

Reviews and Judging:

Submissions to the Scripting Challenge will be reviewed by members of
the Programme Committee of the 5th Workshop on Scripting for the
Semantic Web. A final decision will be made by the Organising Committee
of the workshop, based on the reviews by Programme Committee members.


Submissions should consist of a 2 page description (in Springer LNCS
format) of the application, ideally accompanied by the source code and a
link to an online demo. Descriptions and accommpanying materials should
be submitted electronically via the workshop management system by May
15th, 2009. Descriptions of the submissions will be included in the
workshop proceedings. Entries to the Scripting Challenge may be
presented at the workshop by their authors, however authors of Scripting
Challenge submissions are not required to attend the workshop
personally. Submissions to the Scripting Challenge may include work that
has previously been published elsewhere. However in this case we would
expect entries to demonstrate novelty through new features, or
deployments of the application with new data sets.

Scripting Challenge Submissions are submitted by email to:

	 gunnar.grimnes (AT) DFKI.de

Please include "SFSW09 Scripting Challenge" in the subject.

In the event of any queries regarding the Scripting Challenge, please see:


or contact Gunnar Aastrand Grimnes.


Gunnar Aastrand Grimnes, Sören Auer and Chris Bizer

Gunnar Aastrand Grimnes
gunnar.grimnes [AT] dfki.de

Knowledge Management
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