Events – RENDER - Reflecting Knowledge Diversity Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:37:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 The ISWC 2012 project booth Mon, 12 Nov 2012 08:44:49 +0000 The project will be given the opportunity to present its latest achievements during the poster and demo session of the ISWC conference, a well-attended part of the event, which brings together researchers and developers active in the area of semantic technologies. The project presence will include several posters (KDO, technical architecture, Wikipedia) and demos (Wikipedia, Drupal).

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RENDER at Wikimania 2012 Wed, 08 Aug 2012 12:28:29 +0000 RENDER (KIT and Wikimedia Deutschland) were present at the Wikimania 2012 in Washington D.C. Wikimania is the annual international conference of the Wikimedia community. Wikimania allows the community and the general public to learn about and share their experiences with free knowledge initiatives all over the world.

We presented the RENDER toolkit and the planned Article Quality Monitor that will include the results from the diversity enabling tools of the toolkit. The intention was to get feedback from the people actually intended to benefit from these tools, the Wikipedia editors. Feedback was very positive and we got a lot of good input and ideas to improve the tools further.
We further hosted a discussion session around knowledge diversity which was very well received and presented RENDER in 1:1 presentation sessions at the Wikimedia Deutschlabd booth at the conference site.
Wikidata was also presented and received enourmous attention by the editors, who had a lot of questions and in most parts very positive feedback. It became obvious that Wikidata has an application potential in much more than the initially intended use cases and that the community eagerly waits to see it being put to work.

More information on the presentations is also available at

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Wikimania 2012 Mon, 02 Jul 2012 11:48:06 +0000 Wikimania 2012 will take place in Washington DC from 12.7. to 15.7. 2012.

Accepted submission:

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Wikipedia Academy 2012 Mon, 02 Jul 2012 11:41:21 +0000 The Wikipedia Academy 2012: Research and Free Knowledge (29.6. – 1.7.2012) conference is organized by Wikimedia Deutschland in cooperation with FU Berlin and Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society.

The RENDER Project will be presented during the Speed Geeking Session:

Accepted papers from RENDER partners:

Find the program of the event here.

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WebScience 2012 Mon, 02 Jul 2012 11:31:25 +0000 Gerrit Holz (Wikimedia Deutschland) is giving a poster presentation concerning the RENDER toolkit at the WebScience 2012 (22-24.6.2012) in Evanston, IL.

  • Felix Leif Keppmann, Fabian Flöck, Angelika Adam, Elena Simperl, Delia Rusu, Anselm Metzger and Gerrit Holz. “A Knowledge Diversity Dashboard for Wikipedia” (available here)

more Information on the event is available at:

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DiversiWeb2012 – DiversiWeb workshop @ WWW2012 Thu, 09 Feb 2012 10:05:48 +0000 RENDER is very happy to announce the Second International Workshop on Knowledge Diversity on the Web (DiversiWeb2012). The workshop will take place during the next WWW’12 in Lyon, France from 16th to 20th April, 2012.

Find the workshop website here:

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ESWC2012 Summer School Thu, 09 Feb 2012 09:31:17 +0000 The 2nd ESWC Summer School, sponsored by RENDER, will run in southern Crete in the week before the EWSC2012 conference –  from the morning of Monday May 21st  to midday Saturday May 26th 2012. Applications are open now until 15 of February 2012! The ESWC summer school will be aligned with the most prominent and emerging topics of the ESWC conference. We will also provide opportunities for attendees to network with their peers, the school tutors and keynotes as well as senior members of STI International and senior members of the Semantic Web community who are participating in the conference.

Keynotes include

  • Lora Aroyo (Free University of Amsterdam, NL)
  • Enrico Franconi (Free University of Bolzano, IT)
  • Mark Greaves (Vulcan Inc. US)
  • Jim Hendler (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, US)
  • Chris Welty (IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, New York, US)

Topics include

  • Knowledge representation languages and Web-scale reasoning
  • Linked Data publishing and consumption
  • Developing and using ontologies
  • Semantically enabled Web APIs and services
  • Social semantics

The organization and tutorial team for this summer school have extensive experience in these types of events having organized similar events in Europe, the US and Asia over a number of years. Building from this experience, and also knowledge of pedagogy we know that learning-by-doing leads to successful learning. We also know the true value of networking in the research context and that this is best supported by an informal atmosphere coupled with an enjoyable inclusive social program. Supporting the above will be a dominant theme of the EWSC summer school and a significant portion of the school will involve hands-on sessions with the latest generation of Semantic Web tools.

The summer school is open to anyone studying in a Semantic Web related post-graduate course or is at an early stage of a Semantic Web related career and is engaged in suitable Semantic Web activities. Places will be limited to 50 in order to ensure that all participating students receive quality time with their tutors. Accepted students will be obliged to attend the whole week.

We encourage anyone who is at an early stage of their Semantic Web career to apply our school which benefits from its close association with the conference.

The ESWC summer school is supported by a number of European projects including PlanetData and also

You can find out more details including the whole program at our website at:


  • Application opens: December 1st 2011
  • Application closes: February 15th 2012
  • Decision on acceptance: March 1st 2012
  • Summer school: May 21st (9am) to midday May 26th


  • STI Members: 650 Euros
  • Non STI Members: 700 Euros

Fees include registration fee, accommodation and meals.

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CVM 2012 – 1st International Workshop on Common Value Management Mon, 19 Dec 2011 09:03:13 +0000 RENDER is very happy to announce the 1st International Workshop on Common Value Management (CVM2012). The workshop will take place during ESWC2012 in Heraklion, Greece from 27th to 31st of May, 2012.

The term Common Value Management (CVM) serves as an umbrella for three major aspects of today’s organization on-line communication:

Yield Management
also known as Revenue Management “is an economic discipline appropriate to many service industries in which market segment pricing is combined with statistical analysis to expand the market for the service and increase the revenue per unit of available capacity” [1]. Yield management is mostly about maximizing the short term gain of an enterprise. One has to monitor price offers of competitors and has to reflect various constraints over offering products and prices in various booking channels.

Brand Management
“is the application of marketing techniques to a specific product, product line, or brand” [2]. Here, the long term value of a company is the focus of interest. A brand has been carefully monitored, has an active dissemination strategy and can furthermore be used to maintain and increase the value of the brand. Finally crisis management, i.e., rapid cycles of monitoring and disseminating, has to be performed to protect against significant value loss of a brand.

Reputation Management
“also known as directory management, is the process of tracking an entity’s actions and other entities’ opinions about those actions; reporting on those actions and opinions; and reacting to that report creating a feedback loop” [3]. It can be the general reputation of an enterprise, as well as a public body, political parties etc. Here it is not directly about an economic value, however, about maximizing the impact of a campaign in relation to a certain budget.

CVM addresses these challenges especially in regard to the increasing number of on-line communication channels such as:

* Broadcasting, e.g.: web sites, news, email, RSS feeds, Twitter, chats, blogs
* Sharing of information items such as: booksmarks, images, slides, and videos
* Collaboration through wikis
* Group communication and interaction through sites such as Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, XING, and a multitude of specific recommendation and feedback places for certain vertical domains.
* Semantic-based Dissemination through formats such as microdata, RDF, RDFa, and SPARQL; and vocabularies such as Dublin Core, foaf, and GoodRelations,, etc.

We want to emphasize the aspect of bidirectionality in these interactions. This means multichannel dissemination, market and feedback analysis of various communication events, and communication in general as integrated loops of both activities.

The first International CVM workshop focuses on the scientific and technical aspects of semantics in relation to this topic. In this context, it aims to get an insight in the current state of the art in this field and also to mark current academic and industrial trends in this field. Semantics can hereby be used to describe and establish content, channels, and their alignments.

Please find the workshop website here:

1. THE BASICS OF REVENUE MANAGEMENT, Integrated Decisions and Systems, Inc., 2005

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[CTS 2012] Call For Papers and Participation Fri, 09 Dec 2011 10:23:23 +0000 The 2012 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems (CTS 2012)

May 21 – 25, 2012
The Westin Westminster Hotel
Denver, Colorado, USA

In Cooperation with the ACM, IEEE, IFIP

Paper Submission Deadline: December 30, 2011

You are cordially invited to participate in this international conference through paper submission, a workshop or a special session organization, a tutorial, an invited speech, a demo, a poster, an exhibit, a panel discussion, a doctoral dissertation, whichever sounds more appropriate and convenient to you.

The conference will include invited presentations by experts from academia, industry, and government as well as contributed paper presentations describing original work on the current state of research in collaboration technologies, collaboration systems, social networks, virtual worlds, and related issues. There will also be tutorial sessions, symposia, workshops, special sessions, demos, posters, panel discussions, doctoral colloquium, and exhibits. Conference sponsorships are welcomed. Main track and the following:

Symposia: (all refereed. may have different deadlines)
SYMP1. Collaboration, Social Computing, New Media and Networks (SoMNet 2012)
SYMP2. Security in Collaboration Technologies and Systems (SECOTS 2012)

Workshops: (all refereed. may have different deadlines)
W01. Cloud and Web 2.0 Technologies for Collaboration (CWC 2012)
W02. Knowledge Management and Collaboration (KMC 2012)
W03. Collaboration: Human-Centered Issues & Interactivity Design (CHCI&ID 2012)
W04. Semantic Technologies for Information-Integrated Collaboration (STIIC 2012)
W05. Collaborative Mobile Systems and Sensors Networks (CMSSN 2012)
W06. Multi-Agent Systems and Collaborative Technologies (I-MASC 2012)
W07. Collaborative Robots and Human Robot Interaction (CR-HRI 2012)
W08. Collaborations in Emergency Response and Disaster Management (ERDM 2012)
W09. Collaboration and e-Learning (Ce-Learning 2012)
W10. Collaboration Technologies and Systems in Healthcare and Biomedical Fields (CoHeB 2012)
W11. Adaptive Collaboration (AC 2012)
W12. E-Transactions Systems (ETS 2012)
W13. Internet of Things, Machine to Machine and Smart Services Applications (IoT 2012)
W14. Collaboration in Virtual Environments (CoVE-2012)
W15. Resilient Systems and Solutions (RSS 2012)
W16. Smart Grids and SCADA Security (SGS 2012)

Special Sessions: (all refereed. may have different deadlines)
SS01. Collaboration for Dynamic Resource Management in Mobile P2P Networks (CDRM 2012)
Important Dates:
Extended Paper and Poster Submission Deadline: December 30, 2011
Workshop/Special Session Proposal Deadline: November 15, 2011
Tutorial/Demo/Panel Proposal Deadline: December 30, 2011
Notification of Acceptance: February 01, 2012
Registration & Camera-Ready Manuscripts Due: March 01, 2012
Conference Dates: May 21 – 25, 2012

For further details and updates, please consult the conference web site at URL:, or contact one of the organizers.

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4th RENDER Plenary, September 29-30, 2011 Wed, 21 Sep 2011 15:08:20 +0000 RENDERs 4th plenary will take place from September 29 to September 30, 2011 in Berlin, Germany. This technical meeting will be kindly supported/ sponsored by the co-working space ClubOffice.

All information on the meeting is available at the RENDER internal wiki:

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