BabelWiki08 Mailing 080903

Dear all:

You are receiving this message because you are either planning to attend the BabelWiki08 Workshop "Cross-Language Collaboration" (, held in Porto, on Monday September 8th, 2008, during the Wikisym 2008), or are potentially interested in it.

1. Workshop program

The workshop program can be read at:

2. List of participants

This is the list of confirmed participants:
  • A Kumaran, Multilingual Systems (MLS) group in Microsoft Research India
  • Alain Désilets, National Research Council of Canada
  • André Guyon, Translation Bureau of Canada, Canada
  • Daniel Kinzler, Universität Leipzig , Germany
  • Dora Montagna, Università degli Studi di Torino – Università Sapienza di Roma , Italy
  • Enric Senabre, Technical coordinator of the "Observatory for the CiberSociety", Barcelona, Spain
  • Gilles Martel, Translation Bureau of Canada, Canada
  • Han-Teng Liao, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, UK.
  • Jean Quirion, Université du Québec en Outaouais, Canada
  • Kyo Kageura, Library and Information Science, University of Tokyo, Japan
  • Louis-P. Huberdeau, École de technologie supérieure, Montreal, Canada
  • Marc Laporte, &, Canada
  • Mark Dilley, Wiki Builder at , USA
  • Milorad Tosic, University of Nis, Faculty of Electronic Engineering, Serbia
  • Nelson Ko, Citadel Rock Online Communities Inc, Canada
  • Olaf M. Stefanov, Recently retired from the United Nations, Vienna, Austria
  • Olivera Tosic, Virtuona d.o.o., Serbia
  • Xavier de Pedro, University of Barcelona, Spain
  • Youcef Bey, GETALP research group, LIG laboratory, Joseph Fourier University, France

Fully updated list and contact details at:

3. Creative Commons License

We inform you that we have just set up the Creative Commons "Attribution - No derivatives" Copyright License (cc-by-nd) on the footer of the wiki-translation site, for those documents which do not have a copyright license elsewhere noted. Thus, we legally allow others to download and copy, if they wish, your position papers, etc., provided they cite you as authors, etc.

We would suggest that you resubmit your position paper with another copyright license, if you prefer another one. If you don't resubmit, visitors will understand that you allow them to get a copy of your document under this license:

4. Register and track changes

We also encourage you to register on the site, and join the BabelWiki08 group. You can start tracking changes to the pages on the wiki site through the menu option on the right "Last changes":

plus through the section you'll see (once logged in) on the right column, called "Since your last visit"

Moreover, you can monitor by e-mail main changes related just to BabelWiki 08 workshop through clicking, as registered users, on the "eye icon" or "BabelWiki08 > Public" category: Watch this category and its descendants

5. "Cross Lingual Wiki Engine" at the workshop site

The wiki site for the workshop uses the "Cross Lingual Wiki Engine" (CLWE), and we encourage people to do some collaborative translation work on the site if you can and want to test it.

More information on CLWE is provided on one of the full papers accepted to the Wikisym08 and BabelWiki08 workshop.

6. Distant participation during and after the workshop

We have set up a discussion forum, in case we need a place to hold asynchronous discussions about issues related to the BabelWiki08 workshop.

BabelWiki08 Forum:

In addition, we are considering the possibility to add a chat service embedded on the workshop site, in order to allow synchronous communication with distant participants.

More information will be provided the following days at:

Yours sincerely,

Sébastien Paquet, Alain Désilets, Xavier de Pedro
BabelWiki08 Workshop organizers

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