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2nd DBpedia Community Meeting

From: Adrian Paschke <paschke@inf.fu-berlin.de>
Date: Sat, 9 Aug 2014 14:02:40 +0200
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Dear Colleague,

We would like to invite you to the 2nd DBpedia Community Meeting on
September 3rd in Leipzig, Germany.

We are happy to announce Sören Auer and Sofia Angeletou as our two keynote
speakers. The preliminary program is online at:

We still have some free slots for your presentation, poster or demo about
your DBpedia tools, use cases, applications, experiences:


We hope to see you all in Leipzig!



[apologies for cross-posting]

2nd International DBpedia Community Meeting


Web URL:  <http://wiki.dbpedia.org/meetings/Leipzig2014>

Submission of presentations open:


After the big success of the 1st DBpedia Community Meeting in Amsterdam with
more than 70 international participants, the second edition of the event
will take place in Leipzig, Germany, on September 3, 2014, co-located with
the 10th International Conference on Semantic Systems 2014. 


The DBpedia Project has developed from a hosted data set to the public data
infrastructure for the Web of Data. The Dbpedia Community Meeting aims to
get together three major groups being involved in DBpedia: the DBpedia
developers and maintainers, the communities of the individual DBpedia
language chapters and, of course, also the DBpedia users.


Quick Facts


*         Web URL:  <http://wiki.dbpedia.org/meetings/Leipzig2014>

*         When: September 3rd, 2014

*         Where: Leipzig, Germany

*         Host: German DBpedia Chapter ( <http://de.dbpedia.org>
http://de.dbpedia.org) and the Institute for Applied Informatics

*         Call for Contributions:

*         Co-located with the SEMANTICS 2014 ( <http://semantics.cc>
http://semantics.cc) on Sep. 4-5, 2014

*         Registration: Free to participate but only through registration.
Option to donate to DBpedia Association & extra ticket for the social event.

*         Twitter: #DBpediaLeipzig




*         We would especially like to thank Neofonie, PoolParty, STI,
eccenca for supporting the German DBpedia Chapter as well as the Semantics
2014 Conference.

*         OpenLink Software ( <http://www.openlinksw.com/>
http://www.openlinksw.com/) for continuous hosting of the main DBpedia


Preliminary Agenda


The meeting will be held at  <http://www.openstreetmap.org/way/226096975>
Felix-Klein-Hörsaal (5th floor), Paulinum, University of Leipzig in Leipzig,
Germany on Sep. 3, 2014 and is co-located with SEMANTICS 2014 conference (
<http://semantics.cc> http://semantics.cc) on Sep. 4-5, 2014. The first
session will be invited talks and discussions about the DBpedia
State-of-Play, where core members of the DBpedia community present certain
aspects of DBpedia and the audience is invited to give feedback and ask
questions. The second session will be dedicated to users of DBpedia. A
detailed program will be published on the DBpedia Website. Again, we also
plan to have several break-out sessions for trending DBpedia topics to
enable further discussion on how to improve DBpedia. 


Keynote Speakers:


*         Sören Auer, University of Bonn

*         Sofia Angeletou, BBC


Call for Contributions


We would like to invite companies, organisations, research groups and other
projects to shortly present their use cases for DBpedia and give input on
how we can improve DBpedia for users. Free slots still available and will be
handled on a first come first serve basis. Contribution proposals include
(but not limited to) presentation, posters, demos, lightning talks and
session suggestions.


*         Submission Upload Form:  <http://goo.gl/LSwt4P>

*         Deadline for contributions:  August 18, 2014


==== About DBpedia ====

Source:  <http://www.semantic-web-journal.net/system/files/swj499.pdf>

The DBpedia community project extracts structured, multilingual knowledge
from Wikipedia and makes it freely available using Semantic Web and Linked
Data standards. The extracted knowledge, comprising more than 1.8 billion
facts, is structured according to an ontology maintained by the community.
The knowledge is obtained from different Wikipedia language editions, thus
covering more than 100 languages, and mapped to the community ontology. The
resulting data sets are linked to more than 30 other data sets in the Linked
Open Data (LOD) cloud. The DBpedia project was started in 2006 and has
meanwhile attracted large interest in research and practice. Being a central
part of the LOD cloud, it serves as a connection hub for other data sets.
For the research community, DBpedia provides a testbed serving real world
data spanning many domains and languages. Due to the continuous growth of
Wikipedia, DBpedia also provides an increasing added value for data
acquisition, re-use and integration tasks within organisations. In this
system report, we give an overview over the DBpedia community project,
including its architecture, technical implementation, maintenance,
internationalisation, usage statistics and showcase some popular DBpedia


Travel Grants / Sponsorship


Some of the DBpedia developers work on DBpedia in their free-time and will
not have institutional funding to come to the meeting. Therefore, we are
still looking for sponsors for travel grants (as well as coffee and food for
the sessions). If you are interested to sponsor this meeting, please fill
out this form to request more information:  <http://goo.gl/LSwt4P>


Given we can acquire a sponsor, participants can apply for a travel grant
here:  <http://goo.gl/LSwt4P> http://goo.gl/LSwt4P  or email Adrian. 

These grants will be awarded depending on the standing in the community and
community activity, e.g. Google Summer of Code participation or Git Commits
to DBpedia framework, activity on the mailing lists, etc.


We hope to see you all in Leipzig:

*         Adrian Paschke (DBpedia German Chapter & FU Berlin)

*         Harald Sack (DBpedia German Chapter & HPI Potsdam)

*         Sebastian Hellmann (DBpedia Association & AKSW Leipzig)

*         Heiko Ehrig (Neofonie)

*         Dimitris Kontokostas (DBpedia Association & AKSW Leipzig)

*         Magnus Knuth (DBpedia German Chapter & HPI Potsdam)

*         Alexandru Tudor (DBpedia German Chapter & FU Berlin)

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