incontext project

A EU project supporting users in collaborative work.

inContext will develop a novel scientific approach focused on a new blend of human collaboration and service-oriented systems that explores two basic research strands:

  1. efficient and effective support for human interactions and collaboration in various teams through dynamically aggregated software services;
  2. use of human-to-human or human-to-service interactions in applying intelligent mining and learning algorithms that can detect interaction patterns for pro-active service aggregation.

It has both science and application, look at this awesome presentation video of the project on youtube:

whoa, I wish there was such a video for tabulator or nepomuk.

call for workshop proposals for KI2008

Thomas Roth-Berghofer, our colleague, is workshop chair at the KI2008, here is the call for workshop submissions. Artificial Intelligence people: go for it! ­čÖé

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KI 2008 — 31st German Conference on Artificial Intelligence
23 – 26 September 2008, Kaiserslautern, Germany
http://ki2008.dfki.uni-kl.de

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KI 2008 is the 31st edition of the German Conference on Artificial
Intelligence, which traditionally brings together academic and
industrial researchers from all areas of AI. The technical programme
of KI 2008 will comprise paper and poster presentations and a
variety of workshops and tutorials.

We invite proposals for workshops to be held at the beginning of
the conference. Eligible topics include all subareas of Artificial
Intelligence, as well as their foundations and applications.

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How to Propose a Workshop

Proposals should be about two (2) pages in length. They should be
prepared in PDF or plain ASCII and sent by email to the KI 2008
Workshop Chair Thomas Roth-Berghofer (trb@dfki.uni-kl.de).

The proposals should be written in English and must arrive by
January 25, 2008. Each workshop proposal should contain the
following:

– A description of the workshop topic. This description should
briefly discuss why the suggested topic is of particular
interest at this time.

– A brief description of the workshop format, regarding the mix
of events such as paper presentation, invited talks, panels,
demonstrations, and general discussion.

– An indication as to whether the workshop should be considered
for a half-day or one-day meeting.

– The names and full contact information (email and postal
addresses, fax and telephone numbers) of the organising
committee (three or four people knowledgeable in the field)
and short descriptions of their relevant expertise. (Please
specify the main contact.) Strong proposals include organisers
who bring differing perspectives to the workshop topic and who
are actively connected to the communities of potential
participants.

– A list of potential attendees.

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Workshop organisers will be responsible for:

– Producing a call for participation. The call is due February 20,
2008. This call will be posted on the KI 2008 website. Organisers
are responsible for additional publicity such as distributing the
call to relevant newsgroups and electronic mailing lists, and
especially to potential audiences from outside the KI conference
community. Organisers are encouraged to maintain their own web
site with updated information about the workshop.

– Coordinating the production of the workshop notes. The KI 2008
Workshop Chair coordinates the collection, production, and
distribution of the working notes for the workshops. Workshop
papers and abstracts must be received by the KI 2008 Workshop
Chair no later than August 17, 2008, and volumes are limited to
a total of 200 pages.

The KI 2008 conference organisers will provide logistic support,
and meeting places for the workshops, and will determine the
dates and times of the workshops. The KI 2008 conference
organisers reserves the right to drop any workshop if the
organisers miss the above deadlines. All workshop participants
must register for the KI 2008 conference.

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Important Dates

Proposal deadline: January 25, 2008
Notification of acceptance: February 4, 2008
CFP for the workshops due: February 20, 2008
Proceedings due for printing: August 17, 2008
Workshop: September 23, 2008

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KI 2008 – Workshop Chair
Dr. Thomas Roth-Berghofer (trb@dfki.uni-kl.de)

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