ESWC 2008 is over, and it was interesting. Best paper on combining data mining and sparql. Best poster was Heiko Hallers quikey (nepomuk) and best demo Knud Möller/Laura Dragan/Sebastian Trügs semantic desktop pipes for kde, also from the Nepomuk project. Score.
I kept chatting with interesting people about the future of the semantic desktop and my plans for bringing it to more people. During the whole event internet was rare and I currently type this on my nokia e70 at ristorant pomodoro in san telmo, they have free wifi….. Once I got web, you will see the nice pictures I did on flickr, but don’t hold your breath, from today on I am one week on holiday.
eswc rocks, and although our science is young, it can (in the words of Manfred Hauswirth) “feed itself”., and like an evolving being, starts to walk.