Sign up for the NEPOMUK Summer School

Join the 1st NEPOMUK Social Semantic Desktop Summer School at Hotel Victoria, Sliema, Malta 7-13 September 2008. For PhD students, learning about Semantic Desktop and PIM, Social Semantic Desktop.

  • Application Closes: 9th June 2008
  • Notification of acceptance: 16th June 2008
  • Deadline for registration: 15th July 2008

The NEPOMUK Social Semantic Desktop EU Project brings together researchers, industrial software developers, and representative industrial users, to develop a comprehensive solution for extending the personal desktop into a collaboration environment which supports both the personal information management and the sharing and exchange across social and organizational relations.

The NEPOMUK Summer School will represent a very good opportunity for postgraduates students to refine their knowledge in a variety of topics such as Semantic Web, Personal Information Management, P2P, HCI or Social Networking, all in the context of the Social Semantic Destkop. It will consist of a range of theoretical and practical sessions taught by leading researchers in the field and combined with a series of mini-projects to encourage collaboration between participants. In addition to the taught and practical sessions, the students will also benefit from and enjoy a stimulating environment through social interactions with the lecturers, tutors or the other students.

Target audience
We welcome applicants independently of the location in the world. As requirements, the applicants should be PhD students, postdocs or young researchers acting in relevant disciplines for the field.

The accepted participants are expected to arrive in Malta on September the 7th and be willing to commit theirselves to the Summer School’s activities, in terms of a full participation, until noon September 13th. Applications that do not fulfill these requirements, will not be considered.

15 years of a free web

well aged WWW logoHappy Birthday, Free Web. On April 30 1993 (well, I am a week late to gratulate, but anyway) CERN published the software and standards of the web as free software.

“CERN’s decision to make the Web foundations and protocols available on a royalty free basis, and without additional impediments, was crucial to the Web’s existence. Without this commitment, the enormous individual and corporate investment in Web technology simply would never have happened, and we wouldn’t have the Web today.”

Tim Berners-Lee, Director, WWW Consortium

(10 years of web)

The original announcement says “CERN relinquishes all intellectual property rights to this code, both source and binary form and permission is granted for anyone to use, duplicate, modify and redestribute it.”
Signed by W. Hoogland and H. Weber.

Through my HTTP and HTML based weblog, I can only say: thanks Mr W.H. and H.W. !

read on at wikipedia.