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literature, references on linked data and general research on information infrastructure

From: ProjectParadigm-ICT-Program <metadataportals@yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2012 06:48:25 -0700 (PDT)
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To: semantic-web <semantic-web@w3.org>, "public-lod@w3.org" <public-lod@w3.org>
Dear subscribers to the Linked Data and Semantic Web lists

We are starting soon a general, to be funded, inquiry into global information infrastructure for sustainable development.

We are primarily interested in establishing parameters to outline who the actors, agents, tools and infrastructure components are.

Because we are using sustainable development as a reference we will employ the Nine Major Groups for reference as key categories for civil society, besides the to be determined categories for individual users.

See: http://www.un.org/esa/dsd/dsd_aofw_mg/mg_index.shtml

The Major Groups are:
1. Business and industry
2. Children and Youth
3. Farmers
4. Indigenous Peoples
5. Local Authorities
6. NGOs
7. Scientific and Technological Community
8. Women
9. Workers and Trade Unions

The UN and European Union have done extensive research already on the use of ICT for sustainable development, but from the wrong perspective, i.e. available technologies instead of user categories.

We are interested in establishing categories of information infrastructure, e.g. for science research, applied research, the academia, industry, consumers, individuals, government and civil society.

It is obvious that the combined information and ICT infrastructure of academia, business and industry and government, the latter including public services like libraries are key components.

Modern technologies like mobile computing and wireless communications create a much wider field of potential data and information usage.

We plan to use linked data as a central concept and are therefore looking for literature and references to research on information infrastructure for academia, science and applied research in industry, and library systems as they relate to open architecture for linked data.

Based on a preliminary internet search we have found that there are profound discrepancies in utilization of linked data in traditional pure and applied sciences, medicine, pharmacy and biological sciences, earth sciences and in social sciences and humanities.

We are thus looking for literature and references to research on information infrastructure for the Business and Industry and Scientific and Technological Community categories as identified by the UN as major groups and in particular as they relate to the use of linked data.

Of course references to ontologies developed to define information infrastructure in these two above mentioned categories, as they relate to architecture, agents, actors, components and processes are also welcome. 

Milton Ponson
GSM: +297 747 8280
PO Box 1154, Oranjestad
Aruba, Dutch Caribbean
Project Paradigm: A structured approach to bringing the tools for sustainable development to all stakeholders worldwide by creating ICT tools for NGOs worldwide and: providing online access to web sites and repositories of data and information for sustainable development

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