Creative Commons Technology Summit 2008-12-12
- Date: Friday, December 12, 2008
- Time: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
- Location: Cambridge, MA
Creative Commons is a non profit organization that builds tools that help realize the full potential of the commons in the age of digital networks. Launched at the end of 2002, Creative Commons licenses have set the standard for sharing cultural works (i.e., "content", "media", etc.), following in the footsteps of free and open source software. Over the past five years we have also actively developed and contributed to technologies that complement its public licenses, with the aim of using software to enhance the discoverability and practical [re]usability of content -- to help users manage content, as opposed to software designed to help content manage users (i.e., DRM). In 2006 Creative Commons launched Science Commons, a project applying similar principles to science and research. ccLearn was launched in 2007 to help minimize barriers to sharing and reuse of educational materials.
Creative Commons holds its second technology summit on December 12, 2008, in Cambridge, MA. The summit will focus on the application of Semantic Web technologies to Creative Commons', Science Commons' and ccLearn's missions. Topics covered will include ccREL/RDFa, the Neurocommons project and an update on the Universal Education Search (metadata-enhanced search) project.
Call for Presentations
Creative Commons is seeking proposals for presentations or panels to be presented at the Technology Summit. Topics of interest include:
- RDFa and ccREL implementations
- Creative Commons related applications (unique or interesting integration of licensing, as well as reports on consuming or repurposing CC metadata)
- provenance of information in Semantic Web applications
- digital copyright registries ("copyright 2.0")
Presentation slots are 45 minutes long; if additional time is required, email Nathan Yergler (firstname.lastname@example.org) to discuss options. Send proposals in the form of abstracts to email@example.com by Friday, October 24, 2008.
Travel funding is unavailable.
|October 24, 2008||Proposals due|
|October 31, 2008||Accepted speakers notified|
|November 1, 2008||Registration opens|
|December 12, 2008||CC Technology Summit, Cambridge, MA|
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.