[foaf-dev] Call for Papers: Linked Data Conference

Kingsley Idehen kidehen at openlinksw.com
Thu Jan 31 14:36:27 GMT 2008



Linkedata planet is an upcoming conference that will be dealing with a
range of topics that fall into the data portability space.

Here is the call for papers announcement:
LinkedData Planet (http://www.linkedataplanet.com)
June 17-18, 2008
New York City, New York

Come share your expertise with linked data and semantic technologies
and learn from others at LinkedData Planet in New York City (June
17-18, 2008).

In creating the modern generation of enterprise and web applications,
we typically integrate information from multiple sources. Relating
data from disparate sources presents a challenge of deriving
information. However, semantic tools and technologies are evolving
that enable us to understand information derived by linking data from
different sources, including data from applications, databases,
ontologies and content management systems. Semantic technologies and
tools support techniques such as tagging online information to make it
more readily accessible for data integration. This makes it easier to
understand data in relation to other data, even if some of this data
is inside your firewall, some is in a business partner's system, and
some is part of the growing collection of useful publicly available
data on the web.

LinkedData Planet provides insights into those technologies that
enable us to:

    * connect data contained in silos within organizations in a
meaningful way
    *extract and correlate data from web sites and databases for
purposes such as analyzing trends and decision support, customer and
vendor relationship management, and social networking.

The concept of linked data is gaining mindshare with developers, users
and the more than 200 software companies developing semantic tools. A
community including architects, developers and web builders is
advancing the evolution of the World Wide Web from "linked documents"
to a web of "linked data". Organizations such as Adobe, Google,
OpenLink Software, Oracle, SAP, the W3C and the grassroots Linking
Open Data community have provided technology and thought leadership
during the embryonic stages of this transition. Semantic technology
has gained traction in the enterprise and linked data is accessible
via the web. Notable examples include DBpedia, the Zoominfo search
engine, the Bambora travel recommendation site, social networking
sites, semantic web services and SPARQL query language and protocol-
compliant servers and data management systems. There are also linked
data browsers and a growing number of sites exposing machine-readable
data using micro-formats, RDFa, and GRDDL.

Linked Data Planet sessions will cover topics such as:

    * Retrieval technologies: XQuery, SPARQL, and SQL

    * Middleware: SQL-RDF mapping, GRDDL, RDFa, and other RDF data
converters (RDFizers)

    * Tools, RDF browsers, linked data search engines, publishing

    * Open & Portable Data

    *  Ontologies and OWL

    *  Semantic web services

    *  Exploiting social networking technology

    *  Combining data from SQL databases, GIS and content management

The LinkedData Planet audience will include system architects,
enterprise architects, web site designers, software developers,
consultants and technical managers, all looking to learn more about
linking the growing collection of available data sources and
technologies to get more value from their data for their

Interested speakers should submit a proposal online rather than send a
paper proposal. We are interested in proposals for one hour technical
education presentations. Please do not propose a marketing-oriented
session or product pitch. The deadline for speaker submissions is
Friday, February 15, 2008.

When:   June 17-18, 2008
Where:  Roosevelt Hotel
45 E 45th St
New York, New York 10017
Conference producer:    Jupitermedia Corporation
Co-chairs:       Bob DuCharme, Ken North



Kingsley Idehen	      Weblog: http://www.openlinksw.com/blog/~kidehen
President & CEO 
OpenLink Software     Web: http://www.openlinksw.com

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