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[CfP] (Deadline imminent) Smart Descriptions & Smarter Vocabularies (SDSVoc)

From: Phil Archer <phila@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 5 Oct 2016 13:32:59 +0100
To: Semantic Web IG <semantic-web@w3.org>
Message-ID: <7faf00e9-d4a9-c99b-b5e3-5c5d7178f747@w3.org>
A reminder that the submission deadline for this W3C workshop on 
vocabularies, with the Data Catalog Vocabulary (DCAT) as an exemplar, is 
now imminent (Sunday!)

Workshop aims

This workshop aims to clarify the steps needed to improve communication 
between data repositories and applications that use that data, such as 
virtual research environments. Applications may simply discover data or 
visualize it, manipulate it, discuss it, correct it, describe it 
republish it etc. The outcome may be a new W3C Working Group chartered 
to extend DCAT and determine how human and machine-readable metadata 
profiles are defined and made discoverable. A further aim is to explore 
how W3C can best support vocabulary development for a variety of 
communities.

Workshop topics

Topics for the workshop include, but are not limited to:

* Approaches to dataset descriptions
* Experience of using DCAT and/or other dataset description vocabularies
* Defining and using metadata profiles
* Discovering metadata profiles
* Providing and using metadata in multiple profiles for multiple contexts
* Experiences of developing, managing and mapping vocabularies.
* Expected participation

To ensure productive discussions, the Workshop will include sessions 
which are primarily technical, but grounded in business needs. The 
sessions will be conducted in English; we will do our best to 
accommodate special needs, but signing and continuous translation will 
not be available. We invite representatives from following communities 
to submit papers, although this is not intended to be an exhaustive list:

* Data catalog operators and users especially from Research Infrastructures
* Data managers/curators
* Virtual research environment developers and users
* Developers of data-centric applications

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Phil Archer
W3C Data Activity Lead
http://www.w3.org/2013/data/

http://philarcher.org
+44 (0)7887 767755
@philarcher1
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