Wikimania2016 report 
Wikimania 2016 - My short personal reportage from Esino Lario and surroundings..

Thursday 23
I stayed at the Wikimania preconference, attending to the Wikimedia sessions and the EU advocacy, thinking about digital images attributions, free panoramas, EU members and candidate members copyright laws. Some Hackaton at the Theatre's stage with a bunch of Solitude's lovers assisting in the Silence.

Friday 24
St. John Baptist holiday and Wikimania official opening. Jimmy Wales and the whole Wikipedia/Wikimedia global community had a warm welcome from the Esino Lario people. Over 1100+ people registered from over 60 countries.
Visited Villa Clotilde ant the Museum.
A long conversation with Bengt, a new friend from Wikipedia Sweden, about cross dissemination of pages in different languages and Milanese and Larian cultural heritage issues in the European context.
I've attended research and technical sessions @the Gym Palace and the Theatre.

Saturday 25
Weather isn't so fine and sunny. At ten o'clock a thunderstorm rapidly approached the venue from Switzerland and passed away. Anyway I preferred to stay in Perledo making some offline activity. Too crowded to choose and follow the right thread. :)
The Olive Oil Day is the main event of my after-noon starting from 15h.


Sunday 26
Final day: global perspectives from different solid branches of the Wikitree. After all, maybe free and wise use of images and related metadata is the New Frontier of Wiki systems. Farewell from the village Marching Band to everyone.


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Rakudo Star PERL 6 
A useful, usable, “early adopter” distribution of Perl 6

In the Perl 6 world, we make a distinction between the language
(“Perl 6") and specific implementations of the language such as
“Rakudo Perl”. This March, the Star release includes release 2015.03 of the
Rakudo Perl 6 compiler, version 2015.03 of MoarVM, plus various
modules, documentation, and other resources collected from the
Perl 6 community.

While I'm waiting (hopeless?) for an updated Penguin Module let's enjoy "Apocalypse Pending"... :-)

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R*template further search 
Added a curious new link of the day.
Updated the R*template page.

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4th Workshop on Applications of Software Agents - WASA 2014 
Another interesting event in Agent Technology:

4th Workshop on Applications of Software Agents - WASA 2014

Thessaloniki, Greece, June 2-4, 2014
held in conjunction with
4th International Conference on Web Intelligence, Mining and Semantics WIMS 2014

Workshop description

Software agent technologies reached a certain level of maturity that allows development of applications spanning from lab prototypes to mature real-life systems, in domains that could have not been imagined before. Furthermore, software agent technologies proved their usefulness in synergy with methods of intelligent computing and artificial intelligence.

The aim of the WASA series of workshops is to contribute to the advancement of technologies and applications of software agents' with a special interest in intelligent computing including, but not limited to reasoning, semantics, pattern recognition, learning and cognition, etc.


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Improving moving block railway system using fuzzy multi-agent specification language 
Author: Khan, Sher Afzal Zafar, Nazir Ahmad
Title: Improving moving block railway system using fuzzy multi-agent specification language
Journal name: International Journal of Innovative Computing Information and Control (ERA 2012 Listed)

ABSTRACT
Railway interlocking system is a distributed, safety, monetary and environmentally critical system and its failure may cause the loss of human life, severe injuries, loss of money and environmental damages. The complexity of this system requires formal modeling and step by step refinement for its construction and development. The formal specification-based languages, such as VDM, Z-notation and RAISE, have been used for its modeling using crisp (two-valued logic) theory. However, due to the continuous and inexact features, like speed, weight and moving block (breaking distance including length of a train), fuzzy distributed multi-agent approaches are required to capture the inexactness and uncertainty present in the existing system. In order to get a fuzzy distributed multi-agent environment, we have extended the Object-Z towards the fuzzy multi-agent specification language (FMASL) using an integration of fuzzy logic, multi-agent systems (MAS) and Object-Z to be applied for the railway interlocking system. Initially, our extended approach is applied for the specification of railway crossing, a critical component of interlocking system. We have supposed that a train is an autonomous intelligent agent and has fuzzy sub-agents: a moving block and a crossing intelligent agents.

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