As with previous ESWC and ISWC conferences, metadata describing the
conference is being published. This includes basic
author/title/abstract information describing the proceedings, along
with additional information such as scheduling. The hope is that, as
in the past, developers will bring their tools to consume this data,
providing a showcase for Semantic Web technologies.
Data is published using ontologies and schemas based on those
developed for recent ESWC and ISWC conferences.
The challenge for developers is now to put this information to good
use. What can you do with it that will help attendees' experience of
the conference? There is no competition or prize for "best
application" other than the glowing admiration of your peers! What
more do you need?
The metadata set can now be found at http://data.semanticweb.org.
Rather than providing a dedicated wiki, this year we'll be using pages
on Ontoworld as a space for
comments and discussion. Pages will be generated from the metadata
set, and we encourage you to discuss and comment on the papers (or
anything else related to the conference) using the wiki.
If you're tagging photos, blogs or anything else, please make sure
use the tag eswc2007.
If you have any comments or suggestions as to how we might improve
our metadata provision, please let us know.
Semantic Technologies Co-ordinator