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SWADE Workshop outline

From: Dave Beckett <dave.beckett@bristol.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 15 May 2003 15:26:21 +0100
To: public-esw@w3.org
Message-Id: <20030515152621.1776b5d7.dave.beckett@bristol.ac.uk>

As discussed our last telcon, here's more on the potential workshop
that I suggested is organised and run.

OK, I ran out of typing energy, comment away.


Title: SWAD-E Workshop on Semantic Web Storage and APIs

Date: TBD - suggest October / November 2003

Location: TBD - suggest Amsterdam

Current Identified Stakeholders (not an exclusive list):

  In Europe:
    AKTORS 3store - University of Southampton, UK
    Jena - HP Labs, Bristol, UK
    KAON - FZI / AIFB, Karlsruhe, Germany
    RDF Suite Group - ICS FORTH, Greece
    Sesame - Aidministrator, Netherlands

    plus Redland - that's me, but I'm hardly a group

    and ... other groups related to the above ?
      FvH at Amsterdam
      Ontoweb projects
      FOAF implementors
      W3C/ERCIM ... 

    4Suite - Buffalo, USA
    Mindswap - Maryland, USA
    Mozilla - ?, USA
    TAP - Stanford, USA
    n3, cwm, ... - MIT/W3C, USA
    rdflib - Daniel Krech, USA

Workshop outline

Existing APIs for the RDF family of technologies (RDF, DAML+OIL, OWL ...)
are maturing after several years of development and improvement.

There is no single dominant API either across multiple languages (ok,
Redland has some of that) or in a single implementation language.
Each of them covers a different goal and has different strengths.

This workshop would aim to bring together existing and new developers
of semantic web storage and APIs to share their experiences and
lessons.  In particular this workshop could cover

  * Implementation techniques
  * Storage models and database schemas
  * Scalability, aggregation and provenance
  * Lessons from using RDBMSes for semantic web storage
  * OWL and logic layer functionality - inference engines, validation
  * Implementing RDF Datatypes
  * APIs for query languages
  * Network APIs for semantic web services - SOAP, REST, P2P, ...
  * Web Service APIs - i.e. web service description such as WSDL

Expected Outcomes

  * State of the current APIs
  * Indication of state of potential API standardisation
  * Implementation techniques
  * Updated SWAD-E deliverables 10.1, 10.2

Relevant SWAD-E Work

This relates to at least the following SWAD-E work and completed
deliverables (as well as later work).

WP7 Workpackage 7: Databases, Query, API, Interfaces

  D7.1 RDF API requirements and comparison

  D7.2 Databases, Query, API, Interfaces: report on Query languages

WP10: Tools for Semantic Web Scalability and Storage

  D10.1 Scalability and Storage: Survey of Free Software / Open
    Source RDF storage systems 

  D10.2 Mapping data from RDBMS
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