We will create two related online services: PhilEvents and xEvents.
PhilEvents will be a geo- and subject-aware calendar of events powered by the same technological mix of automatic harvesting, crowd-sourcing, and human supervision as PhilPapers, the leading online index of articles in philosophy operated by the Institute. PhilEvents will track all workshops, conferences, and call for papers in philosophy in the Englisk-speaking world. It will fill the need for a simple means of monitoring events based on criteria which combine location and research topic. By doing so, it will increase attendance to events all around the world and in the process create an online ecosystem for the distribution of digitised events. PhilEvents will also export its unique dataset as Linked Data and other machine-readable formats to enable other innovative services.
xEvents will be a service to operate geo- and subject-aware calendars like PhilEvents. xEvents will be hosted by the School of Advanced Study and entirely operated through a web interface, making PhilEvents-like sites as easy to create as blogs on Blogger. This will maximize the impact of our technology across the research and higher education sector.
Dr David Bourget
Institute of Philosophy
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