Join us at the IKS Semantic Interaction Hackathon in Vienna Next Month

Invitation to Javascript developers and UI experts to get involved in the IKS semantic editor/interaction by attending the Vienna Hackathon.

Salzburg, Austria - 12 Jan 2011
Calling all JavaScript developers and experts interested in bringing semantic capabilities to CMS editors and user interfaces. We invite you to join us at next month's IKS Semantic Interaction Hackathon in Vienna taking place over 3-days February 24th-26th, 2011. The goal of the hackathon is to provide a framework, that enables CMS developers to exploit semantics throughout their content management systems based on interaction patterns.

Why do we belief this is needed? Because to provide user-friendly interaction with semantically enriched content, CMSs need better WYSIWYG editors and interaction models than currently available or even imagined. But improving how today’s CMS editors interact with knowledge intensive content is only part of the story. What we want to provide is an interaction framework that is extendable across editors and future interaction needs.

The Semantic Interaction Framework was initiated in Autumm 2010 by the three IKS partners (Salzburg Research, Nemein, and DFKI) and Gentics, an Austrian CMS provider and Aloha developer. The basis for the development of the framework is the research agenda of the IKS project and the industrial need of CMS providers and content editor developers.

Hackathon Framework
Interaction patterns (describing various potential interactions with contents), an initial use case (annotating text with entities), an initial architecture (for the framework, open for various editors and CMS systems), the RDFquery framework (making RDF and RDFa usable with a javascript environment). The initial code will be open source hosted by IKS at its code repository, an incubation of the framework as an Apache Project is also envisioned.

We also have a small budget to provide travel and accommodation support if needed.


About IKS

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: