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From: Stéphane Corlosquet <scorlosquet@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Jul 2012 11:25:32 -0400
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To: WebID <public-webid@w3.org>, WebID XG <public-xg-webid@w3.org>, public-rww <public-rww@w3.org>
Cc: "Thomas, George (OS/ASA/OCIO/OEA)" <George.Thomas1@hhs.gov>
One of the challenges announced at this year Health Datapalooza is relevant
to the WebID community:

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From: Thomas, George (OS/ASA/OCIO/OEA) <George.Thomas1@hhs.gov>
Date: Wed, Jun 6, 2012 at 11:45 AM
Subject: healthdata.gov/developer challenges
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Seven domain and platform healthdata.gov/developer challenges were
announced at this years Health Datapalooza [1]. An overview of the planned
challenges can be found here [2]. Two are open now to interested
submitters, a Metadata [3] and WebID [4] based challenges, with $35K prizes
each, closing in early October 2012. For more overall context on the open
source healthdata.gov platform and related developer challenges, see this
presentation [5] that briefly describes our direction and related works.

The challenge releases are sequenced in order to build on each other,
culminating with the continuation of a recent HHS OCIO / DERI [6]
collaboration that leverages WebID AuthN (and can also be used as an API
key for any service requestor agent) integrated with the
(data.gov.ukdeveloped) Linked Data API [7] and a Privacy Preference
Ontology [8] driven
AuthZ implementation, which was the subject of #semtechbiz 2012
presentation [9]. We believe this represents one approach to realizing the
goal of achieving 'data element access services' as described in the PCAST
Health IT Report [10], enabling a shift toward 'securing data, not just
devices' [11].

The standards, tools, languages and components described in the current
collateral on healthdata.gov exemplify what we're currently using and where
we're planning on going, but we're certainly open to any and all approaches
that are more innovative or effective. More details about the next set of
challenges to be released are forthcoming in subsequent /developer blog

*Please disseminate this call for participation and collaboration
widely*at your discretion and include #healthdata hashtag where
Threaded discussion will occur on challenge.gov, with moderated blog post
comments on healthdata.gov, but feel free to also email me *if you're
interested in participating* and; you have any questions or observations,
you want to understand more about the utility of key=value pairs where
key's have HTTP URI's [12], you want to know what we think distinguishes
'Web 2.0' and 'Web 3.0' API's, you want to flame me with your
misunderstanding of linked data and knowledge graphs, or whatever else is
on your mind.

We would like to thank W3C, OMG, OGC voluntary consensus standards
organizations and the GSA Data.gov PMO tech leaders for participating as
our organizational partners to review your challenge submissions. We hope
*you* will engage with us as we attempt to enhance the capabilities of our
open source platform and the utility of our linked health data, and that
you'll decide to either team up or go it alone and compete in our developer


George Thomas, @georgethomas
U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services
healthdata.gov/developer lead
W3C Government Linked Data WG co-chair

[1] http://www.hdiforum.org/
[2] http://www.healthdata.gov/developer-challenges-overview
[3] http://www.healthdata.gov/blog/domain-challenge-1-metadata
[4] http://www.healthdata.gov/blog/platform-challenge-1-simplified-sign
[5] http://www.healthdata.gov/blog/healthdatagov-now-next-and-challenges
[6] http://soso.deri.ie/
[7] http://code.google.com/p/linked-data-api/
[8] http://vocab.deri.ie/ppo


[11] http://fedscoop.com/vanroekel-park-cut-and-invest-balance-guides-it/
[12] http://json-ld.org/
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