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CFP: 1st Linked Data-a-thon co-located at ISWC2009

From: Juan Sequeda <juanfederico@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 16 Oct 2009 02:18:33 -0500
Message-ID: <f914914c0910160018v2e34225fk66babe4ebf73ab0a@mail.gmail.com>
To: Semantic Web <semantic-web@w3.org>, public-lod <public-lod@w3.org>
*Call for Participation

1st Linked Data-a-thon*
*www.linkeddata-a-thon.com*
*
*co-located at
8th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2009)

Chantilly, Virginia, USA
October 25-26, 2009

Linked Data is now here! In the past two years, the amount of data published
in RDF and following the Linked Data principles has increased dramatically.
Everyday people are publishing data sets as Linked Data. However,
applications that consume and make use of Linked Data are not mainstream
yet.

Technological building blocks to make use of Linked Data are in place
(Sindice, SQUIN, Virtuoso, etc). It is now time to show off and develop new
applications which add new functionality to the Web, that could not be done
before a Linked Data era.

The Linked Data-a-thon will consist of a two day event that will unite
Linked Data practitioners in order to create "quick and dirty" innovative
applications that make use of Linked Data. This event is open to anybody in
academia or industry. The authors of the best applications will be awarded
prizes and featured at a special sessions during the ISWC 2009 conference.

*Goal
*
The overall goal of this event is to

   1. Create a Linked Data application that shows innovative and new
   functionality
   2. Show that a "quick and dirty" Linked Data application can be developed
   in 2 days


*Minimum Requirements

*

   1. The application needs to be developed on site during October 25 and
   26. The final submission needs to turned in on October 26 at 6:00pm local
   time.
   2. Individuals or groups can participate. However, everybody must be at
   the venue.
   3. Groups can be maximum 4 people
   4. The data sources need to be in Linked Data
   5. The data sources need to heterogeneous
   6. The data sources need to be real world data
   7. The application needs to show an innovative functionality.


*Desirable Features

*

   1. The application has end-user value
   2. The application has commercial potential
   3. Show how Linked Data can solve a practical business problem
   4. The applications is dynamic and shows unexpected reuse of linked data
   through automatic discovery
   5. The judges will be announcing a surprise theme at the conference

*
How to participate

*Visit www.linkeddata-a-thon.com and add your name to the wiki. If you know
beforehand that you would like to form a group and all the members of your
group are going to be attending the Linked Data-a-thon, you can add your
group. You do not have to publish the application/idea that you will pursue
to develop. However, if you are looking for people to join your group, you
may use the wiki for this.

*Prizes

*

   - $800 USD and 4 registrations to Semantic Technology Conference 2010


   - $400 USD in Amazon Voucher
   - $200 USD in Amazon Voucher


The winners will be asked to give a live demo at the Linked Data-a-thon
session during ISWC 2009 conference on Wednesday October 28 at 6:30pm.
*
Judges

*Tom Heath (Talis UK)
Jamie Taylor (Metaweb)ma
Giovanni Tummarello (DERI)
Mark Greaves (Vulcan)
Jim Hendler (RPI)

*Organizers

*Main Contact: Juan Sequeda (University of Texas at Austin) -
jsequeda@cs.utexas.edu
Jamie Taylor (Metaweb)


Juan Sequeda, Ph.D Student
Dept. of Computer Sciences
The University of Texas at Austin
www.juansequeda.com
www.semanticwebaustin.org
Received on Friday, 16 October 2009 07:19:08 UTC

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