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ESTC 2009 Impressions

Start of December I attended the ESTC 2009 (European Semantic Technologies Conference) here in Vienna.

It was my first attendence, and it was interesting to see how the non-academic faction of the semantic web crowd looked like. I had seen the academic portion at the ESWC 2009 where I presented a paper on semantic time series in one of the workshops.

And while I wore my Topic Maps T-shirt publicly in Heraklion, at the ESTC it was kept well hidden under my pullover all the time.

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CatBert's Conference Carousel

I was just finishing up my last Perl test case for the day, when CatBert hopped onto the table. He sat down just behind the laptop screen and fixated me.

He knew exactly that this drives me crazy as we had been playing this game before. Obviously he wanted to tell me something.

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TMRA 2009

10/11/2009 - 00:00
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TMRA 2009

Campus Villa Ida, Leipzig, Germany

(comment: website better looking than previous years)

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Accosted By A Barker

When you submit papers to academic conferences, then you have to be prepared that some of them will be rejected. And this is all good and well.

Now, in the years 2004 to 2006 I have submitted numerous papers to Semantic Web related conferences, such as the WWW conferences or ISWC.

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FOSS4G 2008

09/29/2008 - 00:00
10/03/2008 - 23:59
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http://conference.osgeo.org/foss4g/2008

FOSS4G 2008, Cape Town, South Africa

Free and Open Software for Geospatial Conference

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YAPC::Europe 2008

08/13/2008 - 00:00
08/15/2008 - 23:59
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Copenhagen

http://www.yapceurope2008.org/ye2008/

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TMRA 2008 "Subject-centric Computing"

10/15/2008 - 00:00
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This is one of the most interesting conferences.

http://www.tmra.de/2008/

I only find the title somewhat irritating.

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Topic Maps 2008, Oslo, Collected Quotes

While others have already reported what was newsworthy about the recent Topic Maps 2008 conference I resort here to list some quotes I picked up on the way:

"Portal discovery is a mistake".

(Peter Brown, loosly paraphrasing James Joyce)

"Nothing has changed since SQL."

(unnamed conference participant, about the evolution of technology since 1970)

"Books are good for stories. They are not good for knowledge."

(Weinberger, about, uhm, books)

"Researchers. They never do what you tell them."
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ElPub 2008

06/25/2008 - 00:00
06/27/2008 - 14:00
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http://www.elpub.net/

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XTech 2008, Dublin Ireland

05/06/2008 - 00:00
05/09/2008 - 12:00
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http://2008.xtech.org/public/news

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TMRA 2008

10/15/2007 - 00:00
10/17/2007 - 23:59
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Leipzig, Germany

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Balisage 2008

08/12/2008 - 00:00
08/15/2008 - 23:59
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Montréal, Canada

http://www.balisage.net/

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Topic Maps 2008, Oslo

04/02/2008 - 00:00
04/02/2008 - 23:59
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Oslo, Norway

http://www.topicmaps.com/TM2008/

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AToMS 2008

12/12/2007 - 00:00
12/12/2007 - 23:59
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Kyoto, Japan

http://www.knowledge-synergy.com/news/atoms2007-en.html

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YAPC::Europe 2007 Impressions

Because of work I had only 1.5 days time to consume YAPC::Europe, so this entry cannot be representative of the event. But you would not have expected a neutral report from me anyway.

I was suprised about the size of the conference. The plenum almost filled the AudiMax of the WU Wien (University of Economics). Organisation was smooth, maybe I was missing a bit more "session management", so that the speakers were introduced a bit at the start and the question time is moderated.

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