As some of you may know, I’ve been selected to be General Chair of OWLED 2014.
In all probability, we will be colocated with ISWC 2014 (there are few more details to be ironed out).
A lot of OWLED this year will be familiar (submit papers/come have fun!), but I also hope to get us back to our roots as an activist community which is effective in improving the state of OWL for all of us.
To that end, I’ve started organizing this community group a bit more (for example, I just rationalized the number of chairs to just me (qua general chair) and Pavel (qua rep of the steering committee); this will evolve) and plan to transition a lot of the normal OWLED infrastructure here. I also hope to get some traction on “reports” (e.g., specs for new features).
Also, we’ve an intention to fold the OWL Reasoner Evaluation Workshop into OWLED. ORE was a great success last year, but we really want to connect reasoner evaluation to people’s lived experience of them. To that end, I think we as a community can make this into a useful way to improve the state of the art as well as reward hardworking reasoner developers.