Atom is listed under Topics of Interest. Call for Papers (PDF).
The workshop aims to bring together for the first time developers of the RDF base infrastructure for scripting languages with practitioners building applications using these languages. The goal of the workshop is to give an overview of the current support for Semantic Web technologies within scripting languages, to showcase innovative Semantic Web applications relying on these languages.
Googlebot has been spotted in a server's logs looking for atom.xml (and index.rdf, but interestingly not rss.xml). A little impolite, as it would only appear to be fishing. Or could it be the end of civilisation as we know it..? Dave Winer's Test Site: Google's power
The launch of an effort to define a new set of standards for syndication, posting, and archiving of blogs was birthed on a wiki: http://www.intertwingly.net/wiki/pie/. This was initially hailed, then decried, and defended. Ultimately this lead to statements like wiki being used as a bad BBS... paving the way for the inevitable continued justification of the Wiki-Way™ in the case that Atom were to fail.
This is an interactive presentation on the reasons why a wiki was initially chosen for this particular effort, explore what worked, what didn't work as well, and what was learned by this effort.
Blogs, mailing lists, and face to face meetings will also be discussed as complimentary adjucts to the wiki.
The legendary Morbus Iff has posted to the atom-syntax list suggesting that the choice of names has been going on far too long (which does hint at a process issue) and that everyone just uses Atom, the first popular choice for which there was no immediate obstacle. The arguments are quite convincing (blogged here) and although there is concern that the processes on the Wiki are respected, a good number of the active developers seem to support the move.