October 28, 2003

Semantic Blogging demonstrator is down?

I can't access the HP's SemBlog demonstrator since yesterday! I hope this is just a server problem.

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October 25, 2003

Report on Web Services (french)

CIRANO (Center for Interuniversitary Research and Analysis on organisations), an economic public research center (I work there) published a report on Web Services (in french).

Gilbert Babin, Fellow CIRANO and professor in HEC Montreal's Department of Information Technologies, and Michel Leblanc, Associate at Adviso Consulting, published a new Burgundy Report entitled "Les Web Services et leur impact sur le commerce B2B".

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October 16, 2003

Extesibility aggregator

I'm working on an RSS aggregator site for XML, semantic Web and Web services news and blogs.
I use the excellent Feed on Feeds PHP aggregator as backend.
Still have some problems with items publication dates. This is a "classical" and frustrating problem with 0.91 RSS versions.

This site is intended primarely for my personal use, I wanted a nice unique place to look for information about topics i'm interested in. I'll be glad if others find it useful too :)

Comments are very welcome.

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October 14, 2003

IEEE International Conference on Web Services

Yesterday, I received the ICWS'2004 call for papers. It will be held in San Diego, California, next July 6-9.
The theme of the conference is: Convergence of Web Services, Grid Computing, e-Business and Autonomic Computing.

The 2004 IEEE International Conference on Web Services (ICWS'2004) is the third international conference focusing on Web Services.

While most Web Services conferences are leaded by the industry and software vendors, the ICWS is the first (unique?) academic international conference in this field.

The long-term goal of ICWS is to build up a reputable and respectable conference for the international community.

ICWS'2004 web site.

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October 06, 2003

W3C's Web Services Architecture working draft

I'm reading this working draft published by the W3C last august.

"This document defines the Web Services Architecture. The architecture identifies the functional components, defines the relationships among those components, and establishes a set of constraints upon each to effect the desired properties of the overall architecture."

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October 03, 2003

Towards an Ontology for Travel Web Services Description

Today I submitted 3 pages extended abstract to the 2004 AAAI Spring Symposium Series on Semantic Web Services to be held March 22-24, 2004 at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California.
The paper is titled: Towards an Ontology for Travel Web Services Description, and is co-authored by Jean Vacher and Peter Kropf.
Hope this will be accepted. That would be very helpful to my scheduled thesis presentation next winter.
Moreover, it would be real fun to visit Stanford University :-)

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