Logo of the World Wide Web Conference 2015

Logo of the World Wide Web Conference 2015

From 18th to 22nd May we attended the 24th World Wide Web Conference in Florence, Italy. With its long tradition and about 1600 participants the WWW is the most important web science conference. 

MICO – a part of the game

The first 2-days were full of interesting Workshops and Tutorials. MICO had a talk and demo at the 3rd International Workshop for Linked Media LIMEAt the talk we provided an introduction in SPARQL-MM as a multimedia extension for SPARQL.

The discussions during the talk and afterwards were excellent and led to many new ideas (including useful and necessary extensions of Media Fragment specification, but more info later !!).  As I am currently on a re-implementation of SPARQL-MM I announced the next Release for August 2015 – which was immediately tweeted by the workshop organizers (thanks for the pressure guys ;-))

In the second talk we introduced the MICO framework and provided a short demo on how it can be used to combine various extractors into one extraction chain. The people were quite impressed and are looking forward to the first open release.

For those who want to dive deeper into the topic I suggest you take a look at the workshop page (http://www.linkedtv.eu/event/lime2015/) and go though the slides. For more information feel free to contact the team! We are happy to help you try out our technology!

MICO and the backbone of the Web

We took advantage of the active LIME workshop to discuss how the State of the Art Web Standards (especially Media Fragment URIs) must, should or could be extended to fulfil emerging requirements. The discussion soon evolved into a first informal meetup defining strategies for Media Fragment URIs. The discussion summary is available on the official W3C mailing list.

The WWW2015 at a glance

In the 3 days of the conference there were presentations of 131 high class papers selected from 929 submissions. The presenters came from many top level scientists (from Stanford, Princeton, Harvard, Oxford, Cornell, etc) and global players such as Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Yahoo. The best paper award went to P. Singer, D. Helic, A. Hotho, and M. Strohmaier for their article “Hyptrails: A bayesian approach for comparing hypotheses about human trails”. The next WWW will be held in 2016 in Montreal, Canada. I am looking forward to great research, people and location!