Data News Speed

The DIGITAL DIVIDE isn’t about have and have nots anymore; it’s about HAVE IN TIME TO BE ACTIONABLE. Monopolies, oligarchies, and boutique data aggregators own the actual currency upon which societies are based:

Chattanooga media jostle in digital fast lane

The citywide rollout of a gigabit Ethernet connection and a brand new, job-proliferating Volkswagen plant have sparked an unusually high level of online competition in the nation’s 86th DMA. Wehco Media’s Times-Free Press leads in traffic while a bevy of rivals, including a strong Internet pureplay, are vying for attention.

High-Frequency Traders Flat-Out Buying Data Ahead of You

When the Institute for Supply Management releases its index of manufacturing activity next week, the headlines from the report will flash to traders at what their eyes tell them is 10:00 am. But unless they are subscribers to a new low-latency feed provided by Thomson Reuters, they’ll actually be getting it late—and depending on how they’re positioned, it could be too late.

04/24/2012 Internet2 General Session focused on transformation PDF

04/25/2012 Internet2 General Session focused on innovation PDF

Smart Grid Requires Utilities To Merge IT And OT Worlds

Maps

Future of Scholarly Communication and Scientific Publishing Workshop@ESWC (May 27/28): SePublica Submission Deadline Extended to March 18.

Wikis offer an excellent environment for “future scholarly communication and scientific publishing”, don’t you think so? We are looking forward to your submissions! – Cheers, Christoph Lange

Deadline extended: March 18

http://sepublica.mywikipaper.org/ – the future of scholarly communication and scientific publishing

SePublica2012 an ESWC2012 Workshop. May 27 or 28 (exact day to be announced), Heraklion, Greece.

At Sepublica we want to explore the FUTURE OF SCHOLARLY COMMUNICATION and SCIENTIFIC PUBLISHING. As we are going through a transition between print media and Web media, Sepublica aims to provide researchers with a venue in which this future can be shaped. Consider research publications: Data sets and code are essential elements of data intensive research, but these are absent when the research is recorded and preserved by way of a scholarly journal article. Or consider news reports: Governments increasingly make public sector information available on the Web, and reporters use it, but news reports very rarely contain fine-grained links to such data sources. At Sepublica we will discuss and present new ways of publishing, sharing, linking, and analyzing such scientific resources as well as reasoning over the data to discover new links and scientific insights.

Workshop Format

We are planning to have a full day workshop with two main sessions. During the first part of the workshop accepted papers will be presented; the second part of the workshop will address by means of focus groups two main questions, namely “what do we want the future of scholarly communication to be?” and “how could data be preserved and delivered in an interactive manner over scholarly communications?”. These focus groups will be followed by a panel discussion. As an outcome of these activities we will have a communique that will be the editorial for the workshop proceedings.

Dates

  • workshop papers submission deadline: March 18 (EXTENDED)
  • workshop papers acceptance notification: April 1
  • workshop papers camera ready: April 15

*Submission*

https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=sepublica2012

Research papers are limited to 12 pages and position papers to 5 pages. For system/demo descriptions, a paper of minimum 2 pages, maximum 5 pages should be submitted. Late-breaking news should be one page maximum. All papers and system descriptions should be formatted according to the LNCS format.

We encourage the submission of semantic documents. LaTeX documents in the LNCS format can, e.g., be annotated using SALT (http://salt.semanticauthoring.org) or sTeX (http://trac.kwarc.info/sTeX/). We also invite submissions in XHTML+RDFa or in the format or YOUR semantic publishing tool. However, to ensure a fair review procedure, authors must additionally export them to PDF.

For submissions that are not in the LNCS PDF format, 400 words count as one page. Submissions that exceed the page limit will be rejected without review.

Depending on the number and quality of submissions, authors might be invited to present their papers during a poster session.

The author list does not need to be anonymized, as we do not have a double-blind review process in place.

Submissions will be peer reviewed by three independent reviewers; late-breaking news get a light review w.r.t. their relevance by two reviewers. Accepted papers have to be presented at the workshop (requires registering for the ESWC conference and the workshop).

Issues to be addressed

Representation:

  • Formal representations of scientific data; ontologies for scientific information
  • What ontologies do we need for representing structural elements in a document?
  • How can we capture the semantics of rhetorical structures in scholarly communication, and of hypotheses and scientific evidence?
  • Integration of quantitative and qualitative scientific information
  • How could RDF(a) and ontologies be used to represent the knowledge encoded in scientific documents and in general-interest media publications?
  • Connecting scientific publications with underlying research data sets

Technological Foundations:

  • Ontology-based visualization of scientific data
  • Provenance, quality, privacy and trust of scientific information
  • Linked Data for dissemination and archiving of research results, for collaboration and research networks, and for research assessment
  • How could we realize a paper with an API? How could we have a paper as a database, as a knowledge base?
  • How is the paper an interface, gateway, to the web of data? How could such and interface be delivered in a contextual manner?

Applications and Use Cases:

  • Case studies on linked science, i.e., astronomy, biology, environmental and socio-economic impacts of global warming, statistics, environmental monitoring, cultural heritage, etc.
  • Barriers to the acceptance of linked science solutions and strategies to address these
  • Legal, ethical and economic aspects of Linked Data in science

Announcing the Allvoices American Pundit Competition

Dear Allvoices writers,

I hope this email finds you well.

As we all know, the U.S. presidential elections are quickly approaching — November is less than a year away!

We are extremely excited to launch a new contest that will last all year: Campaign 2012, the Search for the American Pundit.

In short, the American Pundit competition aims to find the smartest, most unique and most engaging voices who have something to say about U.S. politics. Share your thoughts, opinions and reporting between now and Election Day and vie for cash prizes!

Two American Pundit contest entrants will be awarded $250 every two weeks between January 15 and November 5, 2012. Once all the votes are counted in November, one finalist will earn the title of American Pundit and claim a Grand Prize of $5,000. One runner-up will also be selected and will win $1,000.

As part of this process, Allvoices will also post a writing assignment on the first business day of each month. We’ll award at least two writers a month with $250 for the best responses to this assignment. The first topic is already posted: Which of the Republican presidential candidates has run the best (or worst) campaign and why? Write a post this month to respond and click the box for the American Pundit competition for your chance to win $250!

Full details are at http://www.allvoices.com/contest/americanpundit/details. The contest is open to writers from all over the world, not just in the U.S., but please do not check the American Pundit checkbox when writing an article unless your article is about U.S. election politics.

A big thanks to user Punditty for helping us formulate a vision for this extraordinary contest. Be sure to follow the American Pundit contest on Twitter @AmericanPundits.

Good luck!

Best,

Dean Schaffer
Allvoices Community Manager

Occupy Wall Street Links

Editor’s Note: Apparently, if firms systematically disallow Say on Pay this is what you get:

Occupy Wall Street | NYC Protest for American Revolution
https://occupywallst.org/

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http://twitter.com/#!/search/%23occupywallstreet

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More than 700 arrested in Wall Street protest
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/10/02/us-wallstreet-protests-idUSTRE7900BL20111002

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Occupy Wall Street’s Media Problems
http://www.observer.com/2011/09/occupy-wall-streets-media-problems/

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http://www.livestream.com/globalrevolution

Global Revolution brings you live stream video coverage from independent journalists on the ground at nonviolent protests around the world. The team includes members of Mobile Broadcast News, Glassbead Collective, Twin Cities Indymedia and the alt.media ninjas that brought you Terrorizing Dissent and Democracy 101 documentaries. Currently broadcasting from #OccupyWallStreet protests in NYC that began on Saturday, Sept 17, 2011. Please donate to equip our live video team:http://tinyurl.com/occupywslive

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http://newsjunkiepost.com/2011/09/22/occupy-wall-street-photojournal-come-to-manhattan/attachment/317/

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Occupy Wall Street and the Rebirth of the Radical Imagination

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/09/26/1020211/-Occupy-Wall-Street-and-the-Rebirth-of-the-Radical-Imagination

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Getahn Ward, The Tennessean, researching Medicare, Medicaid and people on Social Security

Source Request: As debate in Washington over the nation’s debt ceiling unfolds, The Tennessean is working on a story about what’s at stake for Medicare, Medicaid and people on Social Security. If you’re a beneficiary and have strong views about potential cuts or ideas for resolving the stalemate in budget talks or for reducing the trillion-dollar deficit, contact Getahn Ward at 615-726-5968 or gward@tennessean.com by Tuesday, July 19. He’s also interested in hearing from health care providers and others affected.

Deadline: 07/19/2011

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Deadline is Dec 1 for Knight News Challenge media innovation contest

If you have an innovative media technology idea, you might be able to get funding from the Knight News Challenge contest.

Run by the Knight Foundation, the grant competition awards up to $5 million annually for innovative projects that use digital technology to transform the way communities send, receive and make use of news and information.

More info can be found here: http://newschallenge.org. The site includes application information, as well as details about past winners.

This year’s application deadline is December 1. The News Challenge is looking for applications in four categories: mobile, authenticity, sustainability and community. All projects must make use of digital technology to distribute news in the public interest.

The contest is open to anyone in the world.

A simple description of the project is all you need to apply. Submit a brief pitch to http://newschallenge.org. If the reviewers like it, you’ll be asked to submit a full proposal later.

If you have questions you can a) reference the FAQ: http://www.newschallenge.org/frequently-asked-questions, or; b) check the archived chat transcript here: http://www.newschallenge.org/1026-live (another live chat will be held before the end of the contest period, time/date TBD)

You can follow Knight Foundation at http://twitter.com/knightfdn. The News Challenge Twitter hashtag is #knc

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