by Carol Peters
The Cross-Language Evaluation Forum (CLEF) has been running for nine years now. The results of the CLEF 2008 campaign were presented at a two-and-a-half day workshop held in Aarhus, Denmark, 17-19 September, immediately following the twelfth European Conference on Digital Libraries (ECDL 2008).
ERCIM/W3C participated in the conference 'Internet of Things - Internet of the Future', which took place in Nice on 6-7 October. More than 800 delegates attended this French European Union Presidency Conference, which was complemented by an exhibition. ERCIM was a sponsor and had a booth and a speaker: Alois Ferscha of the University of Vienna (AARIT) gave a talk in the session 'Architectural issues of the Internet of things'. W3C gave its support to the conference and Philipp Hoschka, W3C Europe Deputy Director, participated in the round table on 'Applications and services of the mobile Internet' by presenting the 'Web of Things' within the scope of the European MobiWeb2.0 project. These activities led to fruitful contacts, in particular with the RFID community.