Sympozer (formerly DataConf) is a mobile Web mashup that aggregates conference metadata. It allows browsing conference publications, publication authors, authors. organizations, but also authors. other publications, publications related to the same keywords, conference schedule or resources related to the conference publications. For this, it queries several datasources such as endpoints that serve conference datasets and information services that enrich these data. Sympozer is deployable for any conference with available metadata on the Web.
Technically, Sympozer is a modular Web application based on semantic technologies and standards. It relies on recognized RDF vocabularies to display conference contents, schedule and authors. It embeds the conference datasets, so that network connection failures do not distrub the app utilization. We are always working to add new functionalities, such as voting for best papers per track, adding social facilities between conference participants and paper authors, or recommending papers based on the user's navigation history. Feel free to submit your ideas...
- Since 2017, the app architecture has been completely refactored:
- The conference dataset now follows the ScholarlyData ontology and has been issued using cLODg (conference Linked Open Data generator) V2.
- Its core engine is based on RDF data (instead of JSON), internally served using the rdflib.js library. Feel free to open the console and watch the app sending SPARQL requests to the store.
- In fall 2014, DataConf has turned into Sympozer, a more comprehensive environment that allows easy managing and scheduling of your conference, and generating DataConf instances on the fly. The Sympozer website is currently being redesigned.
- Access one of the deployed instances by clicking on the conference name, in the "Sympozer instances" section (versions and datasource functions may vary from one instance to another).
- Find more information about this app on the DataConf homepage (from where it all started).
- Get the sources on GitHub to deploy your own instance, or ask us to host it on this server.