We are pleased to announce a crowd-funding initiative to sponsor KCAP 2013.
We want to innovate a tiny little bit in how such meetings are organized by adding a new funding source to the organization of a specific scientific conference on Knowledge Capture. Most scientific conferences are funded through a combination of participant registration fees and institutional sponsors, and that is a good model that functions well. However, in the current situation of economic downturn, where both institutions (companies, research institutes) and the participants have less budget to spend on such activities, it is becoming increasingly harder to run such meetings without losing money, with the risk of reducing the frequency of face to face meetings beyond the minimum leading to impoverished scientific research.
Please visit the following URL for more information: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/k-cap-2013