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Program of TMRA 2008

Wednesday October 15, 2008

tutorials@TMRA 2008
- a full day of in-depth tutorial -
(see program here) - requires additional registration



The “TMRA 2008 warm up” in ”Kowalski” 

- not included in the conference fees -

Ferdinand-Rhode-Straße 12, 04107 Leipzig,
phone: 0049/341/2 12 60 20



Thursday October 16, 2008


9.00 - 9.15

Welcome Note

9.15 - 9.30

Sponsors’ Presentation Session

9.30 - 10.30

Alexander Johannesen

We're all crazy - Subjectively speaking

Room: Schiller

10.30 - 11.00

coffee break


Subject-centric computing

Chair: Benjamin Bock
Room: Schiller

Topic Maps and
Information Retrieval

Chair: Hendrik Thomas
: Everth + Peterhans

11.00 – 12.30

Gerhard Weber, Ralf Eilbracht, Stefan Kesberg

Topic Maps as Application Data Model for Subject-centric Applications
more information

Markus Ueberall, Oswald Drobnik

Facet-based Exploratory Search in Topic Maps

more information

Jack Park

Topic Maps, Dashboards and Sensemaking

more information

Sasa Rudan, Sinisa Rudan

SocioTM – Relevancies, Collaboration, and Socio-knowledge in Topic Maps

more information

Robert Barta, Alexander Zangerl

Virtual File System on top of Topic Maps

more information

Roy Lachica, Dino Karabeg, Sasa Rudan

Quality, Relevance and Importance in Information Retrieval with Fuzzy Semantic Networks
more information

12.30 – 13.30

lunch break


Standards related research, p. 1

Chair: Robert Barta
Room: Schiller

Connecting Information

Chair: Lutz Maicher
Room: Everth + Peterhans

13.30 -14.30

Alexander Mikhailian, Rani Pinchuk, Xuan Baldauf

A case for XTM 3.0

more information

Thomas Schwotzer

Building Context Aware P2P Systems with the Shark Framework

more information

Hendrik Thomas, Tobias Redmann, Maik Pressler, Bernd Markscheffel

GTMalpha - Towards a Graphical Notation for Topic Maps

more information

Jörg Wurzer, Stefan Smolnik

Towards an automatic semantic integration of information

more information

14.30 - 15.15

coffee break

15.15 - 16.15

Topic Maps Coder Challenge @TMRA 2008

NetworkedPlanet and TMRA
topic map developers to prove their mettle
by implementing the Topic Maps and ATOM based
“Protocol for the Syndication of Semantic Descriptions”.

more information about the challenge


Graham Moore, Marc Wilhelm Küster

Protocol for the Syndication of Semantic Descriptions

more information about the protocol

Chair : Graham Moore
Room: Schiller

16.15 - 16.45


16.45 - 17.45

Open Space Session

Chair : Lars Marius Garshol
Room: Schiller


20.00 –

Social Event in ”Café Grundmann”
- the most famous Art Deco restaurant in Leipzig -

August-Bebel-Straße 2, 04275 Leipzig, phone: 0049/341/2228962 [map]



Friday October 17, 2008



Towards a new generation of
Topic Maps engines

Chair: Rani Pinchuk
Room: Schiller

Living Topic Maps

Chair: Dino Karabeg
Room: Everth + Peterhans

9.00 – 10.30

Xuân Baldauf, Robert Amor

Towards a second generation Topic Maps engine

more information

Martina Husáková, Kamila Olševičová

Creating Web Presentation for Observatory and Planetarium with Topic Maps

more information

Benjamin Bock

ActiveTM - A Topic Maps - Object Mapper

more information

Shu Matsuura, Motomu Naito

Creating a Topic Maps Based
e-Learning System on Introductory Physics

more information

Lars Heuer

Streaming Topic Maps API

more information

Motomu Naito

Topic map for Topic Maps case examples

more information

10.30 - 11.30

coffee break


Standards related research, p. 2

Chair: Robert Cerny
Room: Schiller

Poster Session

Chair: Lutz Maicher
Room: Foyer

11.30 – 12.30

Lars Heuer, Johannes Schmidt


more information

Myongho Yi

Making Metadata Alive: Migrating Metadata into Richer Semantic Relationships Using Topic Maps-based Ontology
more information


Elham Andaroodi, Kinji Ono, Motomu Naito

RDF to Topic Map, Compatibilities and Differences in Design Process for Bam 3DCG Ontology
more information


Lars Johnsen, Darina Dicheva

From Connexions Content to Content Connexions: Organizing Open Learning Resources with Topic Maps and XSLT
more information

Adeline Leblanc, Amjad Abou Assali, Marie-Hélène Abel, Dominique Lenne

Use of Topic Maps to support Learning Organizational Memory
more information

Lars Marius Garshol


more information

12.30 – 13.30

lunch break


Topic Maps and Social Software

Chair: Lutz Maicher
Room: Schiller

Open Space Session

Chair : Lars Marius Garshol
Room: Everth + Peterhans


13.30 -15.00

Robert Cerny

Connecting Topincs - Using transclusion to connect proxy spaces

more information

Myongho Yi, Sam Oh

A Topic map-based ontology IR system versus Clustering-based IR System: A Comparative Study in Security Domain

more information

Sam Oh, Won Sunmin

The Effects of Topic Map Components on Serendipitous Information Retrieval

more information

15.00 - 15.30

coffee break

15.30 – 16.15

Peter Brown

Everything is subjective

Room: Schiller

16.15 - 16.30

Closing TMRA 2008