Section: Other Grants and Activities
Fabien Gandon is a member of the Semantic Web Best Practices and Deployment Working group and reports on the activities of this group to the INRIA DirDRI. This working group discusses issues and reviews notes on best practices for different aspects of the semantic web: schema engineering design patterns, vocabulary management, tutorials, directory of applications and demos, etc. Fabien Gandon participated in the technical plenary session of W3C (March 2005) and regularly participates to bi-weekly teleconferences. We also presented a contribution to the W3C Workshop on Semantic Web Services (June 2005); it showed our experience in applying Corese to corporate semantic web services and stated our position w.r.t. what in our opinion should be the first step in issuing standards for semantic web services.
Carnegie Mellon University
Fabien Gandon continued his collaboration with CMU.
University Gaston Berger
The Acacia team welcomed Moussa Lo (University of Gaston Berger of St-Louis, Senegal), In addition this visit initiated an exchange between ACACIA and the Computer Science Department of the University of Gaston Berger of St Louis (Senegal): Fabien Gandon will go there for two weeks of lectures at beginning of December 2005.