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Re: Question: Is/was there an ASWC 2011?

From: John Domingue <j.b.domingue@open.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 5 Jan 2011 10:22:24 +0000
Cc: Semantic Web <semantic-web@w3.org>, Dieter Fensel <dieter.fensel@sti2.at>
Message-Id: <AA133B75-8599-4F8C-97BA-92E8F868D9DC@open.ac.uk>
To: paoladimaio10@googlemail.com
just to follow up Paola, as Dieter says organising a conference in  
Asia is very different to organising one in Europe where we have a  
common funding framework for a lot of our research and we need time to  
work out how best to do this in an expanded area that includes the  
Pacific region.

As Dieter also says we are open to suggestions on collaboration.

cheers

John

On 5 Jan 2011, at 10:13, Dieter Fensel wrote:

> Dear Paola,
>
> as John said STI2 is not planning to organize an event for 2011.  
> Mostly for three reasons:
>
>        1) Asia is somehow fragmented (obviously because it is so  
> much bigger than small
>        Europe) and therefore it is quite a challenge to bridge the  
> different national research
>        communities and establish a true cross country event. Even  
> for small Europe this
>        only happened after EU funding helped to generate a cross- 
> country awareness
>        (what a shame that people need money to civilize). Also when  
> we had ISWC in
>        Asia we made similar epxeriences.
>
>        2) There were severe requests that we should generalize the  
> conference to
>        a Pacific-Asian Semantic Web Conference and we are reflecting  
> on this for 2012.
>        In a sense this makes the problem even harder but it is  
> requested quite clearly.
>
>        3) A number of people were requesting to see the event going  
> on and I love to
>        see your interest in it. For example, we have severe  
> interests expressed from groups
>        in Singapore, Korea, and Malaysia (Unfortunately in Japane  
> they still think we
>        are their failed 5th generation project). Simply, currently  
> nobody is taking the lead to
>        take the opportunity and brings it to its full potential.
>
> If you would like to help on this (and some of the colleagues you  
> are referring to, too) we would
> very much appreciate this and could provide you much of the help and  
> contacts needed.
> Finally this is also a question to Jim and the SWSA foundation which  
> could/should help on
> this task, too.
>
> Many greetings,
>
> Dieter
>
> At 10:16 AM 1/5/2011, Paola Di Maio wrote:
>> John
>>
>> I wonder if you could share some info on why there's no ASWC, was the
>> last one not successful or something?
>>
>> Some of us who lecture in Asia and organise research events are
>> particularly interested
>> to know the plans
>>
>> cheers
>>
>> PDM
>>
>> On Mon, Dec 6, 2010 at 1:14 PM, John Domingue <j.b.domingue@open.ac.uk 
>> > wrote:
>> > Hi Michael, I can confirm that there are no plans for ASWC for  
>> next year.
>> > Preliminary discussions are under way for a Pan-Pacific conference
>> >
>> >
>> > Regards
>> >
>> >
>> > John
>> >
>> >
>> > On 6 Dec 2010, at 12:26, Yimin Wang wrote:
>> >
>> >> Hi Michael,
>> >>
>> >> To my knowledge, ASWC has no plan for 2010 or any further. This  
>> was a
>> >> decision made last year.
>> >>
>> >> Regards,
>> >>
>> >> Yimin
>> >>
>> >> On 6 December 2010 18:51, Michael Schneider <schneid@fzi.de>  
>> wrote:
>> >>>
>> >>> Hi!
>> >>>
>> >>> A question: Does anybody know whether there is or was an Asian  
>> Semantic
>> >>> Web
>> >>> Conference (ASWC) this year? In former years, it has been close  
>> to the
>> >>> end
>> >>> of the year, but I cannot find anything about it on the web. Or  
>> was it
>> >>> merged with ISWC, as in 2007 (although I cannot find any note  
>> about this
>> >>> at
>> >>> the ISWC site)?
>> >>>
>> >>> Thanks in advance,
>> >>> Michael
>> >>>
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