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RE: [ESWC 2015] First Call for Paper

From: <john.nj.davies@bt.com>
Date: Thu, 2 Oct 2014 13:14:10 +0100
To: <john.domingue@open.ac.uk>, <phillip.lord@newcastle.ac.uk>
CC: <info@csarven.ca>, <dragoni@fbk.eu>, <Fabien.Gandon@inria.fr>, <marta.sabou@modul.ac.at>, <harald.sack@hpi.uni-potsdam.de>, <semantic-web@w3.org>, <public-lod@w3.org>
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"for both ISWC and ESWC the PDFs are freely available e.g. see [1] "
True, though back in 1995 web conferences were making papers freely available in a far more machine-processsable format[2] ;-)

[2] http://www.w3.org/Conferences/WWW4/Wednesday.html



From: John Domingue [mailto:john.domingue@open.ac.uk]
Sent: 02 October 2014 12:51
To: Phillip Lord
Cc: Sarven Capadisli; Mauro Dragoni; Fabien Gordon; Marta Sabou; Harald Sack; semantic-web@w3.org; public-lod@w3.org
Subject: Re: [ESWC 2015] First Call for Paper

As well as being irritating, UK academics submitting to ESWC run the
risk that their papers will not be open to REF submission; even if they
are, we have to go to additional efforts to ensure they are green OA
published. This is also true of ISWC which makes the semantic web a
pretty unattractive area to do research in.


for both ISWC and ESWC the PDFs are freely available e.g. see [1]

John

[1] http://2014.eswc-conferences.org/program/accepted-papers


On 2 Oct 2014, at 12:23, Phillip Lord <phillip.lord@newcastle.ac.uk<mailto:phillip.lord@newcastle.ac.uk>> wrote:


Sarven Capadisli <info@csarven.ca<mailto:info@csarven.ca>> writes:


On 2014-10-01 13:36, Mauro Dragoni wrote:

Papers should not exceed fifteen (15) pages in length and must be
formatted according to the guidelines for LNCS authors. Papers must be
submitted in PDF (Adobe's Portable Document Format) format.

As I understand it, there is a disconnect between the submission format and
what ESWC wishes to achieve or encourage [1].

Can someone please elaborate on how forcing researchers to use PDF to share
their publicly funded knowledge instead of SW/LD technologies and tools better
fulfills [1], or perhaps even contributes towards the Semantic Web "vision"?

I would like to better discover and use SW research knowledge. ESWC
encouraging and promoting PDF for knowledge sharing sets an unnecessary limit
on discovery and use.

Will you consider encouraging the use of Semantic Web / Linked Data
technologies for Extended "Semantic Web" Conference paper submissions?


Additionally, submission is to a closed access publisher, requiring us
to sign our copyright away in return for, well, nothing.

As well as being irritating, UK academics submitting to ESWC run the
risk that their papers will not be open to REF submission; even if they
are, we have to go to additional efforts to ensure they are green OA
published. This is also true of ISWC which makes the semantic web a
pretty unattractive area to do research in.

Can we dump both Springer and PDF please?

Phil

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