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Re: RDF calendar taskforce and use-cases

From: Brian McBride <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2001 17:47:31 +0000
Message-ID: <3AAE5D33.D57F8FF3@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
To: Libby Miller <Libby.Miller@bristol.ac.uk>
CC: Dan Brickley <danbri@w3.org>, Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>, Owen_Ambur <Owen_Ambur@ios.doi.gov>, Jim Harris <JIM.HARRIS@DOT.STATE.MN.US>, "marion.royal" <marion.royal@gsa.gov>, "sara.wagner" <sara.wagner@gsa.gov>, jordanc <jordanc@seta.com>, Motoole <Motoole@seta.com>, "lisa.carnahan" <lisa.carnahan@nist.gov>, www-rdf-interest@w3.org
Hi Libby,

I'd like to support this initiative, and maybe one or more of my
colleagues would like to join in too.


Libby Miller wrote:
> Hi,
> Discussion at the RDF Interest group meeting in Boston last week made it
> clear that there was a lot of interest in the use of RDF for
> calendars. Several people have done work in this area already, including
> Dan Connolly [1], Tim Berners-Lee [2], Charles CathieNevile [3]
> and Dan Brickley (can't find the reference for this). I've done a quick
> demo [4] and from discussions with danbri a scrappy writeup of some of
> the issues [5]. SkiCal [6] is an interesting related project - I'm sure
> that there are lots more (apologies if I've missed out anything).
> There was a great deal of interest in taking this disparate calendar
> work forward, so this is a call for participation in an informal RDF
> calendaring taskforce, with the minimal aim of producing a usable schema
> for calendaring and demonstration applications of the uses of RDF for
> calendars.
> To get things moving, I'd like to ask people for use cases for an RDF
> calendar app - for example:
> * I've got a work calendar (password protected) and a Palm, and I'd like
> to view the data in the same place.
> * I'm going to a week long meeting, and I want to combine the
> schedule of the meeting with my personal calendar.
> * I'm trying to schedule a meeting with three people without
> having complete information about their calendar.
> * I'm trying to divide time spent on a project between
> various people
> * I'm trying to schedule cinema trips with my friends.
> * I'm trying to divide up my TV watching, TiVO-style.
> * I'm trying to book plane tickets for someone else.
> * I want to find out who was at the meeting which produced
> the Dublin Core 15 elements, and what documents were produced a result
> of that meeting.
> Let me know if you are interested, and we'll see if there is sufficient
> discussion to warrant setting up an email list.
> cheers,
> Libby
> [1] http://www.w3.org/2000/08/palm56/datebook.html
> [2] http://www.w3.org/2000/01/foo
> [3] http://www.w3.org/2000/09/calendar/alpha1
> [4] http://swordfish.rdfweb.org/discovery/2001/02/calendar/
> [5] http://ilrt.org/discovery/2001/02/calendar/
> [6] http://www.metamatrix.se/presentationer/html/inet.htm
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