XML Europe is nearly here

April 1st, 2004  |  Published in xml  |  3 Comments

I’m off to XML Europe in a couple of weeks (better get in quick if you’re thinking of going, registration closes April 9th). I’ve been looking at the schedule, which has lots of semantic web goodness in it, and thinking about what talks I’m going to go to. Here’s my list so far

Take REST: An Analysis of Two REST APIS: Paul Prescod’s always interesting on this topic. I found his writings on REST convincing when I first discovered them a couple of years ago, and it was great to meet him at last year’s XML Europe in London.

Lessons From an XML Query-Qriven SVG+XHTML Web Site: always interesting to see how new technologies actually get used, rather than just sit listening to people talk through the specs. At a BOF at last year’s WWW conference, Liam and others were talking about the possibility of adapting XQuery as a query language for RDF.

Topic Maps are Emerging – Why Should I Care?: because I don’t know enough about topic maps despite being an RDFhead.

Semantic Blogging: Spreading the Semantic Web Meme: I’ve never met Steve Cayzer, but I know several people from ILRT who’ve worked with him and it all sounds like interesting work. He’s on in the same session as my talk, followed by two more fascinating semantic web talks from Damian Steer and Dave Beckett.

Hmm, RDF/XHTML: A New RDF Syntax or RDF, XForms, and the Law – Staying Out of Gaol?

The tutorials look rather good this year (Amazon web services, .NET and XML, XSLT2, XQuery, XML schemas, etc) but my employer didn’t have the money for me to attend. At least I’ll get to hear Jeff Barr at his keynote.

Oh, and I just found out I’ve got the go-ahead to attend www2004. Anyone else going?


  1. Niel says:

    April 1st, 2004 at 3:19 pm (#)

    Don’t forget to sign up for tutorials! Especially the one on .NET and XML, which I hear is a must-see.

  2. colin says:

    April 2nd, 2004 at 8:52 am (#)

    Thanks for the tip..I was wondering what tutorial to sign up for. So many good ones to choose from.

  3. Anita de Waard says:

    April 27th, 2004 at 9:26 am (#)

    Hi, I’ll be going to WWW2004 as well – saw your talk in Amsterdam, would be interested to talk – I am working for Elsevier (www.elsevier.com) on semantic web applications applied to science publishing… am giving a talk on our work on RDF-based architecture for querying multiple thesauri (in principle, we didn;t get to the “multiple”part yet!) at the workshop on the 18th (http://server2.tecweb.inf.puc-rio.br/we-sw-2004/) any chance to meet?

    Best, a