The CKC challenge is now over. We no longer collect activity counts
for the users. And the winners are ....
Thanks to all who participated and to the tool developers
for providing and suppoting the tools. The tools will remain up and accessible from
this web page; you can continue using them. Remember to fill out feedback forms. See you in Banff!
Participate in the CKC challenge
and assess the state of the art for the tools for collaborative knowledge construction
The goal of the CKC challenge is to use the current
state of the art for the tools as a jumping off point to
collect and discuss requirements for such tools; features that users need; features
that they like or dislike.
Anyone can participate! There will be prizes for
the most active challenge participant and for the participant that provides
the most interesting or insightful feedback. We will discuss the challenge results
at the CKC 2007 workshop
at WWW 2007 in Banff. However, you do not have
to attend the workshop to take part in the challenge (and we will mail you the
prize if you win and do not come to Banff!). We will make all feedback results
and the summary of the workshop discussion public.
Here are the steps for participating in the challenge:
- Choose a user name and register for the challenge. Please use
the same user name for all the tools (there is no singe registration process).
The user name that will work in all the challenge tools should have only letters
and numbers (no spaces, underscores, etc.) and should be no longer than 10
- Read the challenge task. We
chose the domain that is familiar to many of us: conferences, publications,
research topics, etc. Wouldn't you want to see information about yourself
and your papers in all the demo tools? Read more details on the domain in
the description of the challenge task. However, feel free to be creative and
don't feel constrained by the description.
- Try out several of the participating
tools between April 16 and April 30 and follow
the instructions in the challenge task. You
don't have to enter the same information in each tool. All the tools will
start with roughly the same information (papers and first authors for the
CKC workshop) but will likely have different information by the time you log
in. There is no information sharing among the tools. Note:
Tools in the challenge are quite different from one another and can represent
different types of information. Some tools support editing of schema or ontology
only; some focus on adding structure to organizing bookmarks or publications;
some support editing both ontology and instances. Some tools have discussion
and chat facilities (try those out!).
- If you have questions about the tools or would
like to discuss other issues in the challenge, subscribe and post to the challenge
mailing list. Before posting a question, please check out the lists archives.
- Fill out feedback forms. There
are two types of forms: (1) feedback
specific for each of the tools that you try; (2) general
form (not specific to any of the tools) to discuss what you think your
ideal tools for collaborative construction of structured knowledge should
- Invite your friends and colleagues to participate
in the challenge.
- Join us in Banff