IKS PLANS LARGEST SEMANTIC WEB WORKSHOP TO DATE IN PARIS
Developers can gain funding for new semantic web applications
Keynote speakers will include leading analysts Seth Grimes, founder of Alta Plana, Lynda Moulton, senior analyst and consultant for Outsell’s Gilbane services, Stephane Croisier founder of Jahia and now serial entrepreneur, and Mark Greaves director of Knowledge System Research at Vulcan Inc.
The free event will start by introducing Apache Stanbol and VIE (Vienna IKS Editables) –two of the core technologies stemming from the IKS Project. Members of the project’s community will demonstrate these tools being used in existing CMS and other IT systems, including Drupal, Alfresco, Wordpress, Nuxeo, Fedora and more. Demos will illustrate how semantic technology can be used to provide valuable end-user functionality through the more intelligent extraction and linking of content services. Attendees will then have the opportunity to take part in practical workshops on implementing these technologies within any existing CMS solution.
For the second day, the event will spit into free-form ‘hackathon’ workshops for developers interested in learning from the IKS core development team, with further end-user focused demos and keynotes running alongside for non-developers.
During the event, the IKS team will also be running a competition to devise practical new solutions based on the project’s technology. All ideas will be presented in the afternoon session at the end of day two. The winning idea, chosen by the conference and the IKS advisory board, will then be funded by the project.
“IKS is looking for CMS developers to build killer user experiences and user interfaces on top of Apache Stanbol and VIE. Participants can bring their ideas with them and present onstage or – better still – form ideas on the spot with the people they meet at the workshop,” comments project IKS community manager, John Pereira. “The solution must integrate within minutes into any kind of CMS/KMS/ECM system. IKS will select ideas and fund them each to bring them online.”
Interactive Knowledge Stack (IKS) is an open source community, whose projects are focused on building an open and flexible technology platform for semantically enhanced Content Management Systems (CMS). Its mission is to develop an open source stack for knowledge management, broaden the reach of semantic CMS technology and serve as a collaboration and software development hub for the semantic CMS community.
IKS is funded in part by a €6.58m grant from the European Union and governed by a core consortium of seven research partners and six industrial partners and actively encourages corporate and individual participation in the project. For more information, visit the website at: www.iks-project.eu.