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Open Data on the Web

23 - 24 April 2013, Campus London, Shoreditch

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How to Participate

The workshop will include a mixture of presentations, panel discussions and Q&A. It will be structured but informal with good opprtunities for networking.

The expectation is that the workshop will include a number of presentations about and demonstrations of services that use or would like to use open data. These will be arranged thematically by technological problems faced and overcome, rather than the particular type of application, and will include discussion of those technologies.

To ensure productive discussions, the workshop is limited to 80 attendees. Participation is open to non-W3C members. In the event of over-subscription, we may need to limit each organization to two attendees at most.

Short position papers are required in order to participate in this workshop. These are not academic papers but descriptions of the problem you’d like the workshop to discuss and the presentation you would like to offer. ‘Papers’ can be as simple as a short description of a tool or service to be demonstrated and the technologies used. Each organization or individual wishing to participate must submit a position paper explaining their interest in the workshop no later than Sunday 3 March. The intention is to make sure that participants have an active interest in the area, and that the workshop will benefit from their presence.

We are using the Easy Chair system for paper submissions which requires all papers to be in PDF format. Alternatively you may submit a PDF that simply includes a link to a valid XHTML/HTML document (please use the W3C validator). Papers should be 1 to 5 pages in length and submitted here.

All position papers will be made available from this Web site . The workshop Web site is public, so position papers and slides must be suitable for public dissemination. Speaker slides will also be available on the Web site after the workshop. Please ensure slides are available in non-proprietary format. Links to presentations made available through third party Web sites are acceptable. Printed copies of the agenda and proceedings will not be provided.

To attend, you must register by filling out the registration form. The URI for the registration form will be sent to you after your position paper is accepted.

Note: To help the organizers plan the workshop: If you wish to participate, please send email as soon as possible to Phil Archer stating:

  • that somebody from your organization plans to submit a position paper;
  • whether you want to send one or two participants;
  • whether or not you wish to make a presentation;

Thank you.

Please note that this expression of interest does not mean that you registered for the workshop. It is still necessary to send a position paper, which has to be accepted by the Program Committee.

Press representatives should contact w3t-pr@w3.org.


W3C gratefully acknowledges Google for hosting this workshop.


Workshop Sponsors

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Important Dates


Expression of interest — please send a short e-mail to Phil Archer ASAP.

3 March 2013:
Deadline for Position Papers
(EasyChair submission)

26 March 2013:
Acceptance notification and registration instructions sent. Program and position papers posted on the workshop website.

22nd April 2013, 19:00
Open Data Meetup – London

23rd April 2013, 09:30
Workshop begins

18:00 - 20:00 ODI Networking Evening Sold Out!

24th April 17:00
Workshop ends