SWKM 2008 workshop

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Social Web and Knowledge Management 2008: the first international workshop took place on April 22, 2008 in Beijing. The event was collocated with major conference in World Wide Web research: WWW2008. The workshop was a great success. It attracted 85 registered participants. Workshop was introduced by Denny Vrandecic and me where we explained the aim of the workshop and its relevance to enterprise knowledge web research in general and to Active and KIWI project in particular. Workshop featured 6 regular presentations on topics such as identifying trust from social network, costs behind hyperstructure maintenance in wikis, generation of user profiles from ontologies, structured linked data in styleId and tagpedia, as well as cultural heritage. The workshop concluded with a lively discussion on topics relevant to the area as well as presentation. The discussion clearly identified importance of trust but also the differences in knowledge management for public domains such as wikipedia on the one hand and enterprise knowledge management on the other hand. Important contacts and ideas for future research has been established as well. I am looking forward to the next editions of the workshop. Please refer to SWKM2008 page at IWIS or SWKM workshop web site.

The topics of SWKM 2008 were also present in several tracks and sessions of the WWW conference. It seems that the World Wide Web research community is looking into them and are interesting for quite many people.