Semantic Wiki mini-series Launch Event – Thu 2008.10.23

Further to the very successful planning session we had on 18-Sep-2008 during which we were able to collect a huge number of ideas and offers to contribute, we have finally put together a 6-month program for this high anticipated "Semantic Wiki mini-series." … You are cordially invited to join us at the *Semantic Wiki mini-series Launch Event* which will take place, virtually, this Thursday 23-Oct-2008.

The session is entitled: (session-1) "A survey of the Semantic Wiki Landscape and the State-of-Art"

This session will be co-chaired by Dr. Sebastian Schaffert (Salzburg Research, Austria) and Mr. Max Volkel (AIFB, Karlsruhe), the two gentlemen who were responsible for pulling the first "semantic wiki" workshop and community together back in 2005.  During this launch session they will outline what people could be expecting from the mini-seriesin the upcoming 6-months. We will also be hearing from our co-chairs on (a) some background and history on Semantic Wikis, (b) perspectives gained from the SemWiki 2006 & 2008 workshops, and (c) where they feel things are going (trends, directions, future scenarios) in the semantic wiki space.

We will leave ample time for open discussion at this session, and will continue to solicit ideas and input to help enhance the program. We are confident that the mini-series will be useful for those who seek to find out what semantic wikis are all about, as well as for the serious developers, administrators and users of semantic wikis.

*Conference Call Details*:

* Date: Thursday, 23-October-2008 * Start Time:  10:30 AM PDT / 1:30 PM EDT / 7:30pm CEST / 17:30 UTC 

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* Expected Call Duration: 1.5~2.0 hours

* Dial-in Numbers: 

o Skype: 

o When calling in from a phone, use Conference ID: "4389979#" 

o from a US telephone (US): +1-218-486-3600 

o from Europe, call:  + Austria 0820-4000-1577  + Germany 01805-00-7642  + UK 0870-738-0765

Please refer to full agenda and details (including dial-in numbers for more European countries) at the session wiki page at:

This event, like all Ontolog virtual events, is open and free of charge. Anyone who is interested, or (better still) who may have something to contribute, is welcome. Please refer to event details on the session page, to which the hyperlink is given above, where you will find session agenda, conference call dial-in, slides and other pertinent information. Feel free to pass this invitation along to colleagues who may also find these sessions to be of interest.

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Regards.  =ppy

Semantic Wiki mini-series project Co-champions,  Dr. LiDing (RPI Tetherless World Constellation),  Dr. SebastianSchaffert (Salzburg Research, Austria),  Mr. HaroldSolbrig (Mayo Clinic),  Mr. MaxVolkel (AIFB, Karlsruhe), and  Mr. PeterYim (Ontolog, CIM3)