[agenda] eGov IG call, 31 March 2010

Hi all,

We will have Richard Cyganiak (DERI, NUI Galway) as special guest to  
talk about dcat <http://vocab.deri.ie/dcat> and I'm sure this will  
foster discussion around the data catalogues topic.

In order to ensure enough time for discussion, I'm scheduling this bit  
to start at 9:50ET. Talk details are in the agenda below. Richard will  
submit slides to this list in advance of the meeting. Thanks again to  
Richard for spending some time with us.

Project coordinators: I hope you cold also join as I'd like to hear  
short updates on project activities.

All: a lot to discuss, please try to be punctual. Also, need a  
volunteer to scribe *asap*. I cannot find one in previous minutes...  
and remember: no scribe = no meeting!

Agenda, eGov IG Call, 31 March 2010
13:00Z (9:00EST, 14:00GMT, 15:00CET)

Chair: Jose
Scribe: tbc

1. Agenda adjustments and next meetings [2min]
+ next meetings: 14 April 2010, 28 April 2010?
+ next scribe

2. Review of open actions [5min]

3. Projects: status report from coordinators [30min]
+ what's working, what's not
+ expected deliverables, deadlines

4. What's going on / coming up [10min]
+ FOSE debrief

5. Discussion on data catalogues [40min]
Special guest: Richard Cyganiak (DERI, NUI Galway)

Talk title:
dcat: An RDF Schema vocabulary for interoperability of government data  

Opening public sector information has recently become a trend in many  
countries around the world. Online government data catalogues with  
national, regional or local scope act as one-stop data portals  
providing description of available government datasets. These  
catalogues though remain isolated. Potential benefits from federating  
geographically overlapping or thematically complementary catalogues  
are not realized. We propose an RDF Schema vocabulary as an  
interchange format among data catalogues and as a way of bringing them  
into the Web of Linked Data, where they can enjoy interoperability  
among themselves and with other deployed datasets. The vocabulary’s  
design was informed by a survey of seven data catalogues from five  
different countries, and has been verified by unifying four data  
catalogues to allow cross-catalogue queries and browsing.

Who can participate:

How to participate:


Jose M. Alonso
Manager, eGovernment and Open Data, CTIC
co-Chair, eGovernment Interest Group, W3C
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Received on Friday, 26 March 2010 08:47:08 UTC