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Call for Proposals: Fedora Users' Group Meeting OR08

Ithaca, NY, December 17, 2007 — Fedora Commons invites you to submit proposals for the next Fedora User Group Meeting, to be held in conjunction with the Open Repositories 2008 conference (http://or08.ecs.soton.ac.uk/cfp.html). Developers, researchers and practitioners are invited to submit proposals for presentations describing their experiences implementing and using Fedora, or developing software associated with Fedora. The Fedora program committee is currently soliciting proposals for 20 minute presentations. Deadline for submissions is February 4th, 2008.

You will need to provide a title and an abstract of up to 400 words for your presentation. Papers will not be required. Please submit your proposal to the author submission site (http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=OR08), powered by EasyChair. Select the submission category of "Fedora User Group."

Important Dates:
* Paper Submission Deadline: Monday, February 4th, 2008
* Notification of Acceptance: Monday, February 25th, 2008
* Fedora User Meeting: April 3-4, 2008, University of Southampton, UK
* Open Repositories 2008: April 1-4, 2008


Technical Solutions and Innovations: Topics include, but are not limited to:

* New services in the Fedora Service Framework
* Supporting e-research
* Building collaborative workspaces on top of Fedora
* RDF, semantic web technologies, triplestores
* Digital preservation and Fedora
* User interface development
* Storage solutions
* Security and access control
* Integrating workflow with Fedora

Organizational Perspectives and Applications: Topics include, but are not limited to:

* Why the choice of Fedora for different use cases
* Building awareness and nurturing Fedora community development
* Sustainability strategies
* Developing and sharing content models and disseminators
* Fedora for publishing (scholarly, open access, etc.)
* Fedora for knowledge management (e.g., semantic technologies)
* Fedora for "e-research" and "community repositories"
* Mash-ups: Fedora plus public APIs (Fedorazon, Google Maps and Fedora etc.)

Posted by Carissa Smith 2008-01-03