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Re: A request for conference organizers and promoters

From: Aidan Hogan <aidan.hogan@deri.org>
Date: Wed, 01 May 2013 13:19:58 +0100
Message-ID: <5181086E.3050007@deri.org>
To: Sarven Capadisli <info@csarven.ca>
CC: Linking Open Data <public-lod@w3.org>, SW-forum <semantic-web@w3.org>
Hi Sarven,

We've been following the discussion and saw your request ...

For the COLD 2013 Workshop (@ISWC) [1], aside from requiring PDFs, we 
will also allow submission of optional Web-based materials, such as 
HTML, XHTML+RDFa, Turtle, ontologies, videos, etc. It is up to the 
authors to decide if they want to submit such material and if so, in 
what format or for what purpose. Such material will be hosted and/or 
linked from our workshop web-page (which is a source of RDFa-based 
Linked Data) [1].

We're not sure what kinds of material authors will see fit to submit, so 
this is effectively an experiment for us. Let's see if authors decide to 
make use of this option and if so, how.

Best regards,
COLD 2013 Organisers

[1] http://db.uwaterloo.ca/cold2013/

On 25/04/2013 17:35, Sarven Capadisli wrote:
> Hi,
> Let me first state that, I don't know anything about organizing a
> conference nor all of the variables involved to make it successful.
> Hence, this is just a request, a proposal if you will to see your
> position on what will it take for the conference to request research
> papers submissions in Web friendly formats.
> I have the following in mind and I hope you can share your views on it
> publicly. For the final submission:
> * Accept a document in XHTML+RDFa (+ other technologies) as well as in PDF.
> * Same as above, while the print stylesheet conforms to desired
> presentation (e.g., ACM, LNCS)
> * Like above, but a public URL of the document. For example, a link to
> the research, which may be along the lines of a blog post.
> Needless to say at this point, if I'm not getting ahead of myself, many
> agree that something along the lines of HTML+RDFa would be ideal but we
> perceive there are some difficulties to get there. Until the perception
> and the solutions is ironed out e.g., [1], we can still work towards it
> any way.
> I would like to know whether you can at least allow Web friendly formats
> from here on end. A shift in that direction would be invaluable IMHO.
> Thanks,
> [1]
> https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Le3t_6oEDQUpA958gTFGdgvF5NPKLMcz4gcYx2PDn-E
> -Sarven
> http://csarven.ca/#i
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