[uf-discuss] CFP microformat?

Michael McCracken michael.mccracken at gmail.com
Sat May 20 12:03:45 PDT 2006

I saw the example from the University of Mannheim's Laboratory for
Dependable Distributed systems, and that does indeed seem like a good
solution for the tracking dates and locataions of upcoming
conferences. I don't think it'd solve the problem of searching based
on paper topics. Maybe adding topics as tags to the events would work?

I'm a little out of my depth here, so here's a basic question: suppose
you want to build an aggregator for CFPs (like eventseer.net, only
with better filtering), I'm assuming it has to spider the web and look
for vevents that are CFPs. How does it know that a given set of events
are CFPs?

Basically, the tool I want to use is a site that shows me a calendar
and lets me see when all the conferences are and when their deadlines
are, over the course of the next 6-9 months. I should be able to
narrow the results by topic and location, then select ones to import
into iCal.

As a counterpoint to that imagined tool, see the ACM's conference
submission calendar. It makes impossible to get a quick idea of what's
coming up:


On 5/20/06, Ryan King <ryan at technorati.com> wrote:
> On May 20, 2006, at 2:24 AM, Michael McCracken wrote:
> > Hi all, I'd like to start some discussion into a call-for-papers
> > microformat.
> >
> > Here's the problem to solve:
> >
> > Publications at conferences are important for many academics' careers.
> > Keeping track of submission and event dates and locations - and time
> > zones - is important.
> Sounds like hCalendar's vevent and vtodo would be sufficient.
> -ryan
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Michael McCracken
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