[sc34wg3] FW: XML Europe RDF/Topic Maps workshop

Ann Wrightson sc34wg3@isotopicmaps.org
Mon, 8 Mar 2004 18:31:00 -0000

From: "Matthews, BM \(Brian\) " <B.M.Matthews@rl.ac.uk>
To: "Geoff Williams" <Geoff.Williams@bsi-global.com>,
	"Maurice Swain" <Maurice.Swain@bsi-global.com>,
	"'Martin Bryan'" <martin@is-thought.co.uk>,
	"'Alex Brown'" <alexb@griffinbrown.co.uk>
Cc: <danbri@w3.org>
Subject: XML Europe RDF/Topic Maps workshop
Date: Mon, 8 Mar 2004 18:01:43 -0000
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As I mentioned at last week's IST/41 meeting, Dan Brickley and
I are organising a workshop at the XML Europe conference on the
subject of RDF/Topic Map interoperability.  This is sponsored
by the SWAD-Europe project http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/Europe/

Our aim is to get a bunch of RDF and TM experts together to
provide guidance as to the likely interaction between these
two systems, building on the fair amount of work which has been
done already.  I would like to see some sort of FAQ as a possible

Draft of the meeting page can be found at :
Note that this is still *very* drafty and we are likely to change it!

But I thought that it would be worth sounding the IST/41 committee (and 
by extension the wider TM community) to see whether you be willing to 
contribute, and your feelings about the aims of such a workshop. 

One question is the timing; the ISO SC34 WGs are meeting during this
week in Amsterdam;  this has the advantage that there will be a lot of 
TM experts around, but on the other hand they are likely to be involved 
in other meetings. Do you feel that this workshop can be accommodated 
in the larger plan of events?   Clearly this is the time that the conference
has put aside for workshops, so we are constrained from that PoV.

We would also like your assitance in advertising the workshop more widely!