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Semantic Web Journal launched

April 25, 2010 - 12:11 am by Sören Auer - One comment »

A short while ago the Semantic Web Journal was launched. Pascal Hitzler and Krzysztof Janowicz are editors-in-chief and AKSW’s Sören Auer serves on the editorial board. The journal published by IOS Press differs from other journals, in particular, since it follows an open and transparent peer-review process, which engages a wider community besides expert reviews. Supported by its young and agile editorial board, the SWJ can be expected to bring a lot of fresh wind to an already aging Semantic Web community. Since SWJ just started, it is right now a perfect time to submit an article to SWJ or propose a special issue. Please check out:

Open Knowledge Conference 2010

December 9, 2009 - 12:24 pm by Sören Auer - No comments »

OKCon, now in its fifth year, is the interdisciplinary conference that brings together individuals from across the open knowledge spectrum for a day of presentations and workshops.

Open knowledge promises significant social and economic benefits in a wide range of areas from governance to science, from culture to technology. Opening up access to content and data can radically increase access and reuse; improving transparency, fostering innovation and increasing societal welfare.

In addition to high-profile initiatives such as Wikipedia, OpenStreetMap and the Human Genome Project, there is enormous growth among open knowledge projects and communities at all levels. Moreover, in the last year, many governments across the world began to open up their data.

And it doesn’t stop there. In academia, open access to both publications and data has been gathering momentum, and similar calls to open up learning materials have been heard in education. Furthermore, this gathering flood of open data and content is the creator and driver of massive technological change. How can we make this data available, how can we interlink it, how can we use it to collaborate and share our work?

  • where: London, UK
  • when: Saturday 24th April, 2010
  • www:
  • cfp: (deadline: Jan 31st 2010)
  • hashtag: #okcon2010

ParticipatoryResearch initiative launched

July 15, 2008 - 6:17 pm by Sören Auer - No comments »

This ParticipatoryResearch initiative launched by AKSW aims at developing and promoting the concept of stakeholder-driven research. Goals are to (1) develop a prediction market model for research funding, (2) implement a Web platform for organising this market and the participatory research process, (3) persuade research funding agencies to use this platform for managing a part of their research portfolio.

A first step towards this goal was made with – a market for open-source software R&D. The Web site of the ParticipatoryResearch initiative is hosted at:

Article about Cofundos in this years OpenSourceJahrbuch edition

March 28, 2008 - 1:28 pm by Sören Auer - No comments »

This years edition of the renowned German OpenSourceJahrbuch contains an overview article about Cofundos (in German).

Interview regarding

January 8, 2008 - 6:16 am by Sören Auer - No comments »

The Semantic Web School just published an interview with Cofundos founder Sören Auer on Cofundos and the vision of participatory R&D. Read the interview here.