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[CfP] 2nd International Workshop on Linked Data and Distributed Ledgers

From: Luis-Daniel Ibáñez <L.D.Ibanez@soton.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2017 16:54:42 +0000
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The 2nd International Workshop on Linked Data and Distributed Ledgers.
May 29th, at ESWC, Portoroz, Slovenia.
https://sites.google.com/site/lddleswc2017/

*_Important Dates:_*

   * *Submission deadline:* Friday March 10, 2017
   * *Notifications:* Friday March 31, 2017
   * *Camera-ready version:* Thursday April 13, 2017

The 1st edition will be colocated with WWW Perth, Australia, April 3rd 2017.

Distributed Ledgers (DLs) have emerged as a novel way to manage and 
exchange different types of digital assets among a large number of 
agents operating in a decentralised way. Existing DL platforms are 
driven by use cases from different user communities. Each community has 
its own requirements regarding the level of decentralisation, privacy, 
and identity management that the ledger would need to offer. To allow 
for these developments to be applicable to a wider, and more
complex range of applications, they will need to be able to 
interoperate, both with existing distributed systems and databases 
technologies, and among each other. This has motivated researchers and 
practitioners to look at approaches such as Linked Data, which relies on 
core Web principles and standards such as URIs, HTTP, JSON-LD, RDF, and 
SPARQL.

We envision the workshop as a forum for researchers and practitioners 
from Distributed Ledgers and Linked Data to come together to discuss 
common challenges; propose solutions to shortcomings of existing 
architectures; and identify synergies for joint initiatives. The 
ultimate goal is the creation of a Web of Interoperable Ledgers.

We invite original research submissions addressing any of the following 
two broad themes:

Linked Data for Distributed Ledgers:

Vision, insight and research on how to use Linked Data and Web 
technologies to enhance Distributed Ledgers, including but not limited to:

• Architectures and protocols for DL interoperability
• Architectures and protocols for interoperability between DLs and other 
Web components and architectures (non-ledger based web services, web 
databases, etc)
• Extensions of web data models and formats to accommodate Distributed 
Ledgers (JSON, HTTP, HTML, RDF, etc)
• Languages and query engines for Distributed Ledgers
• Privacy considerations of interoperating Distributed Ledgers
• Vocabularies and ontologies for describing DLs and Smart Contracts

• Semantification and linking of DL frameworks and their contents
• Storage, querying and updating RDF data inside Distributed Ledgers
• SPARQL extensions to use it as a Smart Contract language. Extensions 
to current Smart Contract languages to use semantic data.

Distributed Ledgers for Linked Data:

Vision, insight and research on how to use DLs to enhance Linked Data 
and Web applications, including, but not limited to:

• Decentralisation and disintermediation of web-based architectures.
• Distributed management of identity and online identity.
• Distributed Ledger backing of general Linked Data processes: vocabulary
and dataset evolution, entity naming and re-naming, etc.
• DLs for Web and Linked Data provenance.
• DL-backing of Web signatures
• Digital rights management and enforcing

-- 
Dr. Luis-Daniel Ibáñez
Research Fellow
Web and Internet Science Group
University of Southampton
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