[xquery-talk] Call for speakers for LinkedData Planet (June 17-18,
2008 in New York City)
kennorth at sbcglobal.net
Mon Jan 28 14:29:02 PST 2008
LinkedData Planet will run June 17-18, 2008 at the Roosevelt Hotel in
New York City. The call for speakers is open until February 15, 2008.
To submit a proposal to speak at LinkedData Planet, visit the web site
below after 1 February 2008:
======== Ken North ===========
Come share your expertise with linked data and semantic technologies
and learn from others at LinkedData Planet in New York City (June 17-18,
In creating the modern generation of enterprise and web applications,
we typically integrate information from multiple sources. Relating data
from disparate sources presents a challenge of deriving information.
However, semantic tools and technologies are evolving that enable us to
understand information derived by linking data from different sources,
including data from applications, databases, ontologies and content
management systems. Semantic technologies and tools support techniques
such as tagging online information to make it more readily accessible
for data integration. This makes it easier to understand data in
relation to other data, even if some of this data is inside your
firewall, some is in a business partner's system, and some is part of
the growing collection of useful publicly available data on the web.
LinkedData Planet provides insights into those technologies that
enable us to:
a.. connect data contained in silos within organizations in a
b.. extract and correlate data from web sites and databases for
purposes such as analyzing trends and decision support, customer and
vendor relationship management, and social networking.
The concept of linked data is gaining mindshare with developers, users
and the more than 200 software companies developing semantic tools.
Organizations such as Adobe, Google, OpenLink Software, Oracle and the
W3C are pushing the technology, but semantic technology and linked data
have already surfaced on the web. Notable examples include the Zoominfo
search engine, the Bambora travel recommendation site, DBpedia, social
networking sites, semantic web services, various linked data browsers
and a growing number of sites exposing machine-readable data using
micro-formats, RDFa, and the data access layers named "SPARQL endpoints"
after the new W3C query language.
Linked Data Planet sessions will cover topics such as:
a.. Retrieval technologies: XQuery, SPARQL, and SQL
b.. Tools, RDF browsers, linked data search engines, publishing
c.. Open Data
d.. Ontologies and OWL
e.. Semantic web services
f.. Exploiting social networking technology
g.. Combining data from SQL databases, GIS and content management
The LinkedData Planet audience will include system architects,
enterprise architects, web site designers, software developers,
consultants and technical managers, all looking to learn more about
linking the growing collection of available data sources and
technologies to get more value from their data for their organizations.
Interested speakers should submit a proposal online rather than send a
paper proposal. We are interested in proposals for one hour technical
education presentations. Please do not propose a marketing-oriented
session or product pitch. The deadline for speaker submissions is
Friday, February 15, 2008.
When: June 17-18, 2008
Where: Roosevelt Hotel
New York City, New York
Conference Producer: Jupitermedia Corporation
Publisher of Internet.com, Devx.com, EarthWeb
Co-chairs: Bob DuCharme, Ken North
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