The panel picker for SXSWi went live this morning, and Twine has propsed several submissions. Browsing through the huge list of proposals (over 2200), it’s clear that the Semantic Web will be popular topic at this year’s conference.
With “Beyond Algorithms: Search and the Semantic Web,” we are planning to offer both an overview of the current state of the technology, as well as a careful look at what needs to be addressed for semantic search to finally reach its potential. We think that semantic search needs to be present, personalized, and precise. What are the catalysts? What are the roadblocks?
At last week’s SES Conference in San Jose, the interactions on and around our “Don’t Call it a Comeback: Semantic Technology and Search” panel showed just how complex these issues are, so we anticipate a lively and wide-ranging discussion for the panel at SXSWi 2010.
We have also proposed a panel on interfacing content streams as real-time interaction becomes the Web’s dominant paradigm.
As we showcased with Twine’s new interface visualization this summer, we feel there are better ways to organize and interact with the stream, and our panel “Islands in the Stream: Interfacing Real-time Content” will address user experience and interface design for the real-time Web from a variety of perspectives.
We also want to note that Brendan Kessler, the Founder and CEO of ChallengePost, has submitted a panel on “Why Challenge Prizes are the Future of Innovation”.
My $10K challenge to design unblockable, anonymous, and encrypted mobile internet access is still open, and I will be joining the discussion on the panel, as well.
Thanks for your consideration, and please help us bring these ideas to SXSWi next by voting for the panels!