[IPython-dev] ipython in scholarly communication

Alexander Garcia Castro alexgarciac at gmail.com
Sun Feb 15 21:21:14 EST 2015

Dear all. I am very new to iphyton, however I am impressed. this is
precisely the kind of scholarly communication I would like to see presented
at the Sepublica workshop.

I want to congratulate everyone for the great work and encourage people in
this community to submit to our workshop. we have intentionally said that
ours is a format free workshop. this means that we are not married to the
conventional paper (narrative structure and format). Instead, we would love
to receive something that allows people in our community, semantic web, to
clearly see a novel method supporting and redefining scholarly
communication in action.

I want to take this opportunity to encourage everyone on this community to
challenge us with novel submissions. I want to encourage everyone here to
come to our workshop and let us see your work and learn from you.

Dear all, Sepublica is particularly interested in getting submissions from
ipython usrs/developers. we are very interested in seeing new ways of
scholarly communication in action and we believe that ipython illustrates a
path to be followed.

SePublica 2015: Do show, do not tell!

Workshop website: http://sepublica.info/
Event hashtags: #SePublica #ESWC2015

in conjunction with

ESWC 2015
The 12th European Semantic Web Conference

At SePublica we are interested in addressing the question, how is Semantic
Web technology being used as part of publication workflows.

Challenge us with a creative submission. Let us see and experience your
take on publications for the Web of data; we want to see NEW ideas in
action, INNOVATION that makes our lives easier. Is it about scholarly
communication? Then what problem are you solving? How are you making the
content interoperable? How is this different/better from traditional

Important Dates
* Submission deadline: 2015-03-06
* Notifications: 2015-04-03
* Camera ready version: 2015-04-17

Easychair: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=sepublica2015

Submissions will be peer reviewed. Accepted works have to be presented at
the workshop (requires registering for the ESWC conference and the
workshop). Every accepted submission will be published in the proceedings
of the workshop.

Submission Types
### Call for Submissions
Deadline: 2015-03-06. Authors may submit their content in whatever way they
consider is best for their purposes (e.g., HTML, RDFS/OWL, IPython, PDF, or
any publicly executable script, etc). Please feel free to contact us to
discuss your particular case if necessary. We will be happy to assist
authors and support them as much as we can. Submissions are format free,
GIT URLs are accepted just like OWL, XML etc. However, reviewers should not
have to install software in order to review the submissions. Datasets are
also accepted. In all cases everything must be publicly available. For
those of you submitting a PDF please use the LNCS format, 12 pages is the
limit –including references. Please, note that (X)HTML(+RDFa) submissions
are also welcome as long as the layout complies with the LNCS style. For
example, authors may use the template provided at

### Call for Polemics
Deadline: 2015-04-24. We would like to invite authors to send us a one page
manuscript, 20 lines max, describing their position with respect to new
technologies supporting the publication workflow: What are the most
pressing issues to be addressed? What is their position with respect to the
overall problem? What innovation is needed? etc. Polemics authors will have
only 5 minutes to present; the format of this session is sequential, after
each presentation the next follows with no questions in between. There will
be a discussion and summary of all the issues at the end of all the
polemics session.

Issues to be addressed
* Should papers be semantically annotated?
* How would you search or query for research objects?
* How can research objects be reused?
* What is an executable semantic paper?
* How can we create interactive research documents to better communicate
and educate?
* Is there a format for semantic publishing or does it require a
combination of formats?
* How can research documents be persistent and archived? Which formats are
preferable and why?
* If we subscribe to science, free and open access to knowledge, what's the
purpose of the arrangement between conferences and publishers? Or can big
conferences manage the publication themselves?
* Is there visible change towards semantic authoring and publishing? If
not, what are some of the underlying challenges to get there?
* Assume a 3-year plan to transition the SW research community to
completely publish using SW technologies. Identify the milestones and
explain how it would happen.
* Backend use of semantics by publishers in book, news, and scholarly
* Publishing data-driven arguments for general news consumption or in
scholarly papers
* Historical changes in publishing since the advent of online publishing:
what is going right?

Organizing Committee
* Phillip Lord
* Alexander Garcia Castro
* Sarven Capadisli
* Jodi Schneider

On Fri, Jan 30, 2015 at 2:32 PM, Nicholas Bollweg <nick.bollweg at gmail.com>

> I'm pretty interested in this.
> Here's the last discussion I recall about SW on this list:
> http://python.6.x6.nabble.com/Notebook-format-quot-incompatible-quot-changes-td5076324.html#a5076589
> We talked at one point about creating an IPEP for incrementally adding
> linked data to various things across the ecosystem, perhaps this is a good
> time to dust that off. Here is the IPEP that I never actually posted:
> http://nbviewer.ipython.org/gist/bollwyvl/6edda34649ba4b5cbaf9
> Forks, comments welcome!
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Alexander Garcia
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