[foaf-dev] Challenge: Scripting for the Semantic Web, at SFSW2007 (co-located with ESWC2007, Innsbruck, Austria)

Tom Heath tom.heath at gmail.com
Thu Jan 25 14:50:10 UTC 2007

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Challenge: Scripting for the Semantic Web, at 3rd Workshop on
Scripting for the Semantic Web, ESWC2007


The 3rd Workshop on Scripting for the Semantic Web, at ESWC2007,
includes a Scripting Challenge which will award a prize (an Apple iPod
Video or alternatively €200 cash) to the most innovative *small*
scripting application or mashup.

The application must be implemented using a scripting language and
Semantic Web technologies. It should access, visualize or combine
information from more than one source in novel or unforeseen ways. For
the purpose of the Challenge we define a "small" application as being
less than 1000 lines of code (excluding external libraries), and
focusing on one specific problem or application.

The challenge is open to anyone interested in developing applications,
services, or infrastructure for the Semantic Web, using scripting
languages. This might include students, developers, researchers, and
people from industry. Individual or group submissions are both

Entries will be assessed according to the extent to which they:

- Demonstrate innovation through the use of Scripting Languages
- Highlight the technical capabilities of a Semantic Web
- Bring benefits to potential users

All three criteria will be given equal importance in selecting the
winning entry. In the event of a tie, the entry deemed to bring
greatest benefits to potential users will be awarded the prize.

Reviews and Judging
Submissions to the Scripting Challenge will be reviewed by members of
the Programme Committee of the 3rd Workshop on Scripting for the
Semantic Web, ESWC2007. A final decision will be made by the
Organising Committee of the workshop, based on the reviews by
Programme Committee members.

Submissions should consist of a 2 page description (in Springer LNCS
format) of the application, ideally accompanied by the source code and
a link to an online demo. Descriptions and accommpanying materials
should be submitted electronically via the workshop management system
(address to be announced) by March 30, 2007. Descriptions of the
submissions will be included in the workshop proceedings. Entries to
the Scripting Challenge may be presented at the workshop by their
authors, however authors of Scripting Challenge submissions are not
required to attend the workshop personally. Submissions to the
Scripting Challenge may include work that has previously been
published elsewhere. However in this case we would expect entries to
demonstrate novelty through new features, or deployments of the
application with new data sets.

Contact Details
In the event of any queries regarding the Scripting Challenge, please
contact Tom Heath <http://kmi.open.ac.uk/people/tom/>.

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