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Re: Pre-Telecon Introductions

From: Alexandre Passant <alexandre.passant@deri.org>
Date: Tue, 5 May 2009 23:36:35 +0100
Cc: public-xg-socialweb@w3.org, "public-social-web-talk@w3.org" <public-social-web-talk@w3.org>
Message-Id: <2099DD07-47A1-4831-BBB1-B36AB7FC7A68@deri.org>
To: Harry Halpin <hhalpin@ibiblio.org>

Hi everyone,

Le 3 mai 09 à 16:57, Harry Halpin a écrit :

> Please, everyone introduce yourself over the list-serv over the
> telecon. Some people  have already done so. If you could, just give
> everyone your name, your organization if you have one, and what your
> background and hopes for the Social Web XG are.

I'm Alexandre Passant, from DERI, National University of Ireland,  
My background - and current research area - is into connecting  
Semantic Web and Social Software.
I'm a co-author of the SIOC ontology and editor of related documents  
from its W3C members submission [1], co-founder of MOAT [2], and I'm  
also involved in various applications combining Semantic Web and  
Social Software, cf for instance foafmap [3].

Within the WG, I'd mainly interested in portability (and ownership) of  
Social Data, especially regarding how various data formats can be  
mapped / interlinked / integrated together, at the level of semantics.
I'm also concerned with privacy issues, as presented during the W3C  
Workshop [4].

Within W3C, I'm also involved in the SPARQL WG - and hence can offer  
to be a liaison contact between it and the XG.
Then, I will unfortunately not be able to attend tomorrow's telecon,  
as the SPARQL F2F is held tomorrow at the same time.
I may yet be on IRC.



[1] http://www.w3.org/Submission/2007/02/
[2] http://moat-project.org
[3] http://foafmap.net
[4] http://www.w3.org/2008/09/msnws/papers/trustprivacy.html

> I'm Harry Halpin, from the School of Informatics at the University of
> Edinburgh,and now W3C Fellow. My background is pretty varied in
> computer science research, mostly in statistical techniques,
> machine-learning,  and the Semantic Web. My most well-known work is on
> the dynamics of tagging systems, and I'm interested primarily in
> large-scale open standards for social network data-mining that will
> make my life as a researcher of these systems easier. However, I
> strongly believe that the user should own their own data and expicitly
> let others user it for research as needed, so I'm also very much an
> advocate for user's rights and electronic freedom and privacy. My main
> work in this XG will be really pushing us to deliver a roadmap for
> future W3C standardization in the area. Look forward to working with
> you all!

Alexandre Passant
Digital Enterprise Research Institute
National University of Ireland, Galway
:me owl:sameAs <http://apassant.net/alex> .
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