The LarKC consortium invites you to take part in the 2011 LarKC Workflow Challenge. Our challenge to you is:
Use the Large Knowledge Collider to build the most innovative, surprising or sophisticated workflow.
The first prize will be an award of €1000, and the second prize will be an award of €500.
The challenge is very open, and meant to maximise your own creativity. The only requirement is that you use the Large Knowledge Collider to build an interesting workflow. All the rest is up to you.
What to build?
Build a LarKC workflow, using either existing plugins from the LarKC marketplace, or you can of course write your own plugins for LarKC; plugins may execute locally or remotely; you can use any dataset of your own choosing, either those from the LarKC consortium, anything you can find on the Web of Data (either dump or SPARQL endpoint), or any other data you have access to; the data you use can be in any format, either already in RDF or still to be triplified, and can come from any datasource you like, either static or dynamic, commercial or private or public.
Your workflow can perform any task of your choosing. To give you some ideas, we’ve seen and built great workflows that
- combine and interpret data streams from social networks
- integrate data from traffic flows, weather reports, city maps and POI’s
- analyse collections of research papers hunting for as yet unknown genes implicated in cancer
- give location-aware info to city-travellers
- integrate massive amounts of heterogeneous biomedical data
- but also very simple workflows that link personal calendar information with travel information
How to participate?
To participate, send a statement of interest to email@example.com before 20th July, briefly describing your plans. Before 1 September 2011 you submit
- your workflow description in RDF, executable by LarKC V2.5
- the required plugins (built as jar or larkc files)
- any local datasets that are required to run your workflow, if not included in the plugins
- a brief document describing your workflow (including a how-to-start guide)
These can be submitted by email to , or send us a pointer to a download location if your submission is too large for email.
The Jury panel will consist of Michael Witbrock (Cycorp Europe, chair), Tony Lee (SaltLux), and Alexey Cheptsov (HLRS). People working in the groups that form the LarKC consortium are not allowed to participate (in case of doubt, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org ). Submitting the workflow and plugins implies permission for the jury panel to execute your workflow. Please specify any further licensing conditions where appropriate.
- 20th July: statement of interest, expressing intention to participate
- 1 September: submission deadline
- 1 October: announcement of winning submissions
You can download a flyer to let others know here.