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

Steve Pepper sc34wg3@isotopicmaps.org
Wed, 10 Mar 2004 10:59:30 +0100

FYI, I have sent the following note to Brian Matthews regarding
the proposed RDF/TM workshop, urging him to move it to Monday
April 19th.


-----Original Message-----
From: Steve Pepper [mailto:pepper@ontopia.net]
Sent: 10. mars 2004 10:57
To: Matthews, BM (Brian) 
Cc: danbri@w3.org; Geoff Williams; a.m.wrightson@bcs.org.uk; Maurice
Swain; adrian.kent@e-envoy.gsi.gov.uk; francis@franciscave.com;
moore@ontopia.net; 'Martin Bryan'; 'Alex Brown'; Lars Marius Garshol
Subject: RE: XML Europe RDF/Topic Maps workshop

Hi Brian,

Thanks for taking the initiative for an RDF/Topic Maps workshop.

As you probably know, this is something my colleagues and I (in
particular Lars Marius Garshol and Graham Moore) have done a lot
of work on. We are therefore very interested in participating.

Unfortunately, we will all be busy with tutorials and ISO
meetings on Sunday April 18th. I would therefore like to urge
you to consider moving the meeting to Monday 19th. I believe
we can make substantial progress that will benefit both
communities if we are able to get the right people in the room
together. From the topic maps side, the most important person
is undoubtedly Lars Marius, who has written numerous important
papers and implemented RDF/TM interoperability in a commercial
product. It would render the workshop almost meaningless if he
were not able to attend.

Best regards,


Steve Pepper <pepper@ontopia.net>
Chief Strategy Officer, Ontopia
Convenor, ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 34/WG 3
Editor, XTM (XML Topic Maps 1.0)

| 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
| output. 
| Draft of the meeting page can be found at :
| http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/Europe/events/2004-tmrdf/
| 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!
| thanks
| Brian