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Call for Submissions: Linked Data Triplification Challenge 2010

From: Bernhard Schandl <bernhard.schandl@univie.ac.at>
Date: Thu, 1 Apr 2010 14:32:42 +0200
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Call for Submissions: Linked Data Triplification Challenge 2010
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Patron:   Tim Berners-Lee
Sponsors: The New York Times, Wolters Kluwer Germany, The Semantic Universe
The yearly organized Linked Data Triplification Challenge awards prizes to the most promising application demonstrations and approaches in three fields related to Linked Data.

For the success of the Semantic Web it is from our point of view crucial to overcome the chicken-and-egg problem of missing semantic representations on the Web and the lack of their utilization within concrete applications, to solve real-world problems. The Triplification Challenge aims to expedite this process by raising awareness and showcasing best practices.

3,000 EUR in prize money will be awarded to the winners of the open track and the special NYT track.

The challenge is open to anyone interested in applying Semantic Web and Linked Data technologies. This might include students, developers, researchers, and people from industry. Individual or group submissions are both acceptable. Submission deadline is 18 May 2010.


3,000 EUR in prize money will be given to the most promising applications, newly published datasets and methodological approaches built upon Linked Data. Participants can choose between an Open Track and a special NYT Track.

Open Track

The Open Track is sponsored by Wolters Kluwer Germany and Semantic Universe.

In the Open Track we envision submissions in three categories:

 * Novel data sets that are published as part of the Web of Data, according to Linked Data principles, and demonstrating potential benefit of use within applications;
 * Novel generic mechanisms, approaches, and technologies that convert certain types and formats of information into triples, interlink them to other data sets, and expose them as Linked Data;
 * Applications showcasing the benefits of Linked Data to end-users such as for information syndication, specialized search, browsing, or augmentation of content.

NYT Track

The NYT Track is sponsored by The New York Times.

Participants are to design and build a web application that makes use of the Linked Data published at data.nytimes.com and one or more government datasets that relate to politics like demographics of election districts to campaign finance to corporate spending on political messaging. The source need not be any particular national government nor any particular level of Government (local, state, provincial, federal, etc). Any dataset qualifies that is produced by any government in the world that would be of interest to a constituent of that government.

A reference example will be published soon on the Linked Open Data Blog of NYT.


Submissions must be original and must not have been submitted for publication elsewhere. Articles should follow the ACM ICPS guidelines for formatting and must be submitted via the online submission system as PDF documents (other formats will not be accepted). For the camera-ready version, we will also need the source files (Latex, Word Perfect, Word).

Submissions should not exceed 3 pages.

The descriptions should be submitted electronically via the submission system by May 18th, 2010. Eligible descriptions submissions will be included in the proceedings of the I-Semantics conference. Nominations for the Triplification Challenge should be presented at the conference by their authors. Under certain circumstances (e.g. undergraduate student or open-source community contribution) the conference fee will be waived for a nominee on special request.

Important Dates

 * May 18th, 2010: Submission of descriptions
 * May 25th, 2010: Notification of nomination
 * June 1st, 2010: Camera-ready version
 * September 1st to 3rd, 2010: Main Conference

Contact and Further Information

Triplification Challenge Website: <http://triplify.org/Challenge/2010> 
I-Semantics Website: <http://i-semantics.tugraz.at/triplification-challenge>

Contact: Bernhard Schandl <bernhard.schandl@univie.ac.at>
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