Launch for the W3C RDB2RDF WG on Thursday 9/15/2009....

Dear participants,

We will have our first telecon next Thursday, 15 October, 15:00 UTC.
Please, find below the agenda, the teleconference details, and few useful links.
Best regards.

Ahmed Ezzat

Ahmed K. Ezzat, Ph.D.
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AGENDA Teleconference
W3C RDB2RDF Working Group telephone conference 2009-10-15

Thursday, 15 October *15:00-16:00 UTC*
Local time:
15 October 2009, 1500 UTC
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Conference code : 7322733# (spells "RDB2RDF")
Duration : 60 minutes
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Chair: Ahmed Ezzat
Scribe: Michael Hausenblas
W3C Staff: Harry Halpin


* Roll call and Presentations of the participants
* Good Standing participation:<>
"Effective participation to RDB2RDF Working Group is expected to consume one work day per week for each participant; two days per week for editors."
* Charter:
* Call for participation:


* Weekly Teleconference: Every Thursday @15:00am UTC
* WG First F2F meeting:  TBD, at  TBD
* WG Second F2F meeting: TBD, at TBD


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Specifications language for mapping relational data and relational database schemas into RDF and OWL, tentatively called the RDB2RDF Mapping Language, R2RML:

4.1 Deliverables (1st phase)

Pinning down the scope of mapping support expressible in our target R2RML language
*       Model to support vendor extensions to SQL data types
*       Finalizing the list of serialization format that will be supported
*       Decide on rule engine and RIF support
*       Decide on which OWL subset to be supported
*       Decide on what is needed to support linked data principals
4.2 Schedule (1st phase):

* Review/presentations to some of the existing RDB2RDF implementations by late November/early December, 2009.
* Producing a document sharing the WG position from the above open issues - TBD (say by end of March 2010).

4.3 Background reading:

*       The RDB2RDF XG report:
*       There will be series of presentations from existing commercial/research implementations, and there will be relevant documentation made available from every speaker ( around a week before their presentation.  Current scheduled speakers includes, but not necessarily in that order :
*       Tripify (Soeren)
*       OpenLink Software (Orri)
*       D2R (Richard)
*       Metatomix (Howard)

5. AOB

Received on Friday, 9 October 2009 20:09:24 UTC