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Call for papers: Linked Data Conference

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2008 09:04:04 -0500
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All,

*LinkedData Planet
*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 partnerís 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 tools

    *

      Open Data

    *

      Ontologies and OWL

    *

      Semantic web services

    *

      Exploiting social networking technology

    *

      Combining data from SQL databases, GIS and content management systems

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 organizations.

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



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Regards,

Kingsley Idehen	      Weblog: http://www.openlinksw.com/blog/~kidehen
President & CEO 
OpenLink Software     Web: http://www.openlinksw.com
Received on Thursday, 31 January 2008 14:04:27 GMT

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