鳕鱼岬会议(2月25日修订)- –

会议名称: Wave of the Future: NSF Post Digital Library Future Workshop ,简称 鳕鱼岬 会议

会议性质:NSF主办,邀请参加

主题: “Ubiquitous Knowledge Environments: The Cyberinfrastructure Information Ether”

地点: Wequassett Inn, Cape Cod, Chatham, Massachusetts

报告标题: Knowledge Lost in Information

参加人员:数字图书馆的父母们

网址: http://www.sis.pitt.edu/~dlwkshop/

美国现在热衷于 Cyberinfrastructure 的研究和建设,每年要投入 1 billion 经费,这是NII/DL的一个后续研究领域,去年3月在日本筑波开 DLKC04 会议时认识的米歇根大学的 Daniel E Atkins 教授是其中的重要人物 [1]

匹兹堡大学信息科学学院的一帮教授似乎对 Atkins 提出的构建 Cyberinfrastructure 的报告非常有心得,在 2003 年 5 月决定美国数字图书馆研发未来方向的鳕鱼角会议上提交了一份报告: Ubiquitous Knowledge Environments: The Cyberinfrastructure Information Ether ,一举为这次会议定下了基调。会议网站也寄放在匹兹堡大学的域名之下。

这份主旨报告,以及这次 鳕鱼岬 会议本身,似乎很清楚地表明,数字图书馆的研究重点已经转为 Ubiquitous Knowledge Environment ( UKE :无所不在的知识环境),或者说数字图书馆将为 UKE 所取代,或者说数字图书馆将以 UKE 的形式而存在。而 UKE 的存在目的是什么?大会的副标题说的很清楚:( to provide ) Cyberinfrastructure Information Ether (提供赛百基础结构的信息大气)。

查国内对于 Daniel Atkins 的 Cyberinfrastructure 报告是否有报道。查到 http://www.sunway.cn/swnews/html/2/2004-02-25/20040225100106.html 有一段:

阅读” 鳕鱼岬 “会议上专家提交的报告,一些感悟:

Carl Lagoze 认为:

NSF 倡导的数字图书馆研发开始于”前” Web 时代,因而造成了数字图书馆研究与 Web 为基础的研究有些各走各的道,并造成数字图书馆研究成果的一定的落后和不合时宜。然而具有讽刺意味的是,目前如日中天的宠儿,也是 Web 世界近来最重要的进展– Google ,最早却是来自于 DLI1 支持的一个项目; DL 研发促进了 Web 核心技术 (Java 、 XML 、 RDF 等 ) 的进展,然而这些技术没有任何一个源自 DLI 项目。

陈钦智说:

经过十余年的研发,例如 DLI1 、 DLI2 、 IDLP 等的系列项目的研发,我们取得了丰硕的成果,包括元数据和 OAI 方面的进展、全文本和机遇图像、视频的检索技术的进展等,这些项目带来了全球数字图书馆的研究开发热潮。数字图书馆的研究顺理成章地引申出 Cyber-infrastructure 的研究领域,后者广泛地包容了数字环境下人、数据、信息、工具、设施设备等复杂的联系,以及信息系统在其中的功能实现,这个领域逐渐取代了数字图书馆的研究地位。 (NSF 每年拟投入 10 亿美元进行研究 ) 。数字图书馆的研究过多地注重技术研发,虽然 DLI2 注意了这一点,然而也还是基于技术创新的。而 Cyber-infrastructure 更注重功能和实践。

数字图书馆研发的任务依旧是:

数字图书馆的研发没有带来大规模的应用,主要原因还是许多研发还是基于 R&D ,而没有将这些技术很好地整合起来。数字图书馆大踏步地进步依赖于对其相关技术、内容和用户的整合(见图示):

待续……


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DC2005和ECDL2005- –

今年DC元数据年会与欧洲数字图书馆会议ECDL将于9月中下旬相继召开,前者在西班牙首都马德里,后者在音乐之都维也纳召开。会议征文通知预示着这一领域人们关心的论题的细微变化。
对于DC来说,今年是其十周年,应该有一定的庆祝意义。
如果我要投稿,利用FOAF建设人名规范档是一个很好的题目,结合数字图书馆分布式体系结构、元数据应用、词表规范控制等,有理论,有实践。
DC2005的官方网站:http://dc2005.uc3m.es/
ECDL2005的官方网站:http://www.ecdl2005.org/

DC2005 CFP

Metadata based on standards such as Dublin Core are a key component of information environments from scientific repositories to corporate intranets and from business and publishing to education and e-government.

DC-2005 – the fifth in a series of conferences previously held in Tokyo (2001), Florence (2002), Seattle (2003), and Shanghai (2004) – will examine the practicalities of maintaining and using controlled sets of terms (“vocabularies”) in the context of the Web.

DC-2005 aims at bringing together several distinct communities of vocabulary users:

These diverse communities share common problems, from the the use of identifiers for terms to practices for developing, maintaining, versioning, translating, and adapting standard vocabularies for specific local needs. Topics of particular relevance include:

The Program Committee would like to solicit contributions of the following types:

Paper submissions will be peer-reviewed by the program committee and published both in print and electronically in the conference proceedings. All accepted papers must be presented at the conference by at least one of their authors.

The official language of the conference is English, but we will provide simultaneous translation (English-Spanish) for keynotes, tutorials, and plenary sessions.


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JCDL-NKOS Workshop 2005- –

今年 IEEE 和 ACM 联合的 JCDL 将于 6 月中旬在丹佛召开, NKOS 又有一个 Joint Session 。值得一提的是曾蕾和秦健是这个组织的核心成员。下面是他们的工作组计划,也是一个 Announcement ,可以看看今年的动向是什么。

Integration Challenges and Strategies

The 7th Networked Knowledge Organization Systems (NKOS) Workshop

Gail Hodge

Linda Hill

Jian Qin

Douglas Tudhope

Marcia Zeng

ABSTRACT

This year's Networked Knowledge Organization Systems (NKOS) workshop builds on seven years of workshops in the U.S. and Europe on issues enabling networked knowledge organization systems (KOS), such as classification systems, thesauri, gazetteers, taxonomies, and ontologies, to support the description, retrieval, and use of diverse information resources. Now many efforts are underway to research the issues and implement solutions to the challenges of networking and integrating KOS somewhat isolated domains: indexing services and thesaurus builders; computer scientists and system integrators; ontologists; taxonomists; and others. Requirements to solve these integration issues have become mission critical in many cases; the need to support computational, programmatic integration to handle masses of data from independent sources is pushing the research and development agenda. The need to move forward to meet these challenges while at the same time applying the best practices and “wisdom” developed through years of practical experience is acute.

The JCDL-NKOS workshop for 2005 will bring together researchers and implementers from diverse international communities who are developing new models, conducting research, and implementing practical solutions for networking KOS and integrating the associated information and data resources.

Topics may include:

Keywords

Controlled Vocabularies, Thesauri, Topic Maps, Ontologies, Networked Knowledge Organization Systems

AIM AND OBJECTIVES

The primary aim of the workshop is to inform NKOS researchers and practitioners about developments across a number of communities and to identify research and development directions. The objectives are to encourage sharing of new initiatives and lessons learned and to identify collaborative development opportunities.

PROGRAM

Session 1: Welcome and introduction to NKOS and to the workshop

Session 2: Self-introductions and brief descriptions of projects and interests particularly as they relate to the topic of integration and interoperability

Session 3: Case studies about the interoperability and integration of KOSs (approximately 2 presentations)

Session 4 : Presentations on methodologies, tools and strategies (approximately 2)

Session 5 : Presentations on recent related standards activities (approximately 2)

Session 6: Open discussion of the issues raised in the previous sessions

Session 7: Identification of a research agenda based on reactions from a panel of practitioners, software developers, academics and standards developers

WORKSHOP FORMAT

The full-day workshop will include invited and accepted presentations, guided by a program committee. Presentations will be grouped into topic sessions and demonstrations can be set up for access before and after the workshop and during breaks. Discussion and identification of issues will be encouraged by providing a significant amount of time for open discussion and networking opportunities. Participants will be given the opportunity to introduce their work and their interests. The identification of a research agenda will involve significant facilitated discussions.

ATTENDEES

The workshop will be announced via the NKOS listserv, which now has over 100 members from more than 10 countries. In addition, other relevant listservs and groups, such as ASIST-L, ASIST SIG-CR, ECDL, Dig-Lib, ASI, and standards-related groups will be notified. Approximately 25-35 participants are expected, though the organizers would prefer not to limit attendance. If necessary, the participants will be accepted in the order of registration. As in the past, the organizers will work with the JCDL organizers to coordinate logistics and monitor registrations.

WORKSHOP ORGANIZERS (略)

PREVIOUS NKOS ACTIVITIES

This is the 7th in the series of NKOS workshops held in conjunction with the JCDL. Past topics have included protocols for networked KOS, requirements for electronic thesauri, digital gazetteers, and moving traditional KOS into semantic web concepts. Attendance has ranged from 15 to over 50 people. NKOS is an ad hoc working group of academics and practitioners interested in various knowledge organization systems in networked environments. The listserv, hosted by NSF DL2, includes over 100 professionals from more than 10 countries. The NKOS Web site ( http://nkos.slis.kent.edu ) is hosted by Kent State Univ. NKOS-related sessions have been held at ECDL. The ECDL and JCDL NKOS sessions have resulted in proceedings which are available from the NKOS Web site, and in special issues of the Journal of Digital Information.


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