, the 5th International Conference on Social Software, will be held in Cork, Ireland on the 3rd-4th March 2008.
BlogTalk 2008 will be of interest to developers, practitioners and academics, and aims to provide a cross-disciplinary forum for the discussion of social software ideas, visions, prototypes and use cases.
The event is being co-chaired by John Breslin, researcher at DERI and co-founder of boards.ie, Thomas N. Burg, BlogTalk founder and social software expert with Playyoo, Tom Raftery, social media consultant, blogger and podcaster, and Jan Schmidt, a senior researcher at the Hans Bredow Institute. The programme committee consists of 15 world-renowned experts in the areas of Web 2.0 and social media.
Previous events in the series - BlogTalk Vienna, BlogTalk 2.0, BlogTalk Down Under, and BlogTalk Reloaded - featured prominent speakers such as David Weinberger, Rebecca Blood, Mark Bernstein, Mena and Ben Trott, Matt Mullenweg, Suw Charman and Danah Boyd.
We are also happy to announce a co-located WebCamp "Social Network Portability" workshop on the 2nd March 2008. "Social network portability" is a term that has been used to describe the ability to reuse one's own profile and contacts across various social networking sites and social media applications. You can view the wiki page for this event at http://webcamp.org/SocialNetworkPortability