The 1st DIACHRON Plenary Meeting was hosted by University of Edinburgh and was realized in the University’s premises in Edinburgh, Scotland on the 17th and 18th of October 2013. The first day (17thof October) was dedicated to the plenary meeting focusing on the submitted deliverables.
A concrete action plan was implemented for the upcoming deliverables until M13 and a new scientific coordinator was voted by the consortium. The 2nd day was dedicated to the dissemination and exploitation as well as to the project management and reporting of the project.
EMBL-EBI has launched a new Resource Description Framework (RDF) platform. The new platform, built in response to input from industry, provides access to bioinformatics resources that support Semantic Web technologies.
RDF, a standard for web-based data interchange, underlies the Semantic Web. It provides profound links between related but differently structured information by giving unique names to specific relationships between things. RDF makes it possible to accurately represent the diversity of information produced in life science experiments. The result is a more meaningful and intuitive sharing of data – in this case about molecules – amongst different applications. Users can make a single query to retrieve all relevant data from many different sources.
EMBL-EBI hosts a comprehensive range of freely available molecular databases. Increasingly, these public resources are committing to providing and supporting RDF versions of their data. The RDF platform helps developers get to grips with the technology and the data, supporting further integration of applications. Over time, the goal is to create a seamless experience for scientists exploring the scientific literature and the data that supports it, spanning genes, expression, proteins, pathways, networks and many other types.
“Over the next couple of years we will be studying the way researchers in different sectors use the platform,” says EMBL-EBI Associate Director Ewan Birney. “That knowledge will shape the role that RDF technologies will play in the development of our data resources, and we will certainly be paying close attention to the feedback we receive from all users.”
The RDF platform currently hosts data from six databases (UniProt, ChEMBL, Expression Atlas, Reactome, BioSamples and BioModels) and is available on the EMBL-EBI website: https://www.ebi.ac.uk/rdf/.
PROCEEDINGS URL: http://dcevents.dublincore.org/index.php/IntConf/dc-2013/schedConf/presentations
CONFERENCE HOME URL (for session descriptions): http://dcevents.dublincore.org/index.php/IntConf/dc-2013/
In addition to links to PDFs of papers, project reports and posters (and their associated presentations), the published proceedings include presentation PDFs for the following:
-- Ivan Herman: "Introduction to Linked Open Data (LOD)"
-- Steven Miller: "Introduction to Ontology Concepts and Terminology"
-- Kai Eckert: "Metadata Provenance"
-- Daniel Garjio: "The W3C Provenance Ontology"
-- "Application Profiles as an Alternative to OWL Ontologies"
-- "Long-term Preservation and Governance of RDF Vocabularies (W3C Sponsored)"
-- "Data Enrichment and Transformation in the LOD Context: Poor & Popular vs Rich & Lonely--Can't we achieve both?"
-- "Why Schema.org?"
-- Vocabulary Day
-- CAMP (Cyber Infrastructure and Metadata Protocols)-4-DATA
Welcome to the European Data Forum 2014. The European Data Forum (EDF) 2014 will take place from March 19-20, 2014 in Athens, Greece. The EDF is the annual meeting-point for data practitioners from industry, research, the public-sector and the community, to discuss the opportunities and challenges of the emerging (Big) Data Economy in Europe.
The EDF 2014 comprises of keynotes from global experts in the field, a series of submitted talks and a 2 days exhibition space - as well as a trends, showcase and live networking sessions. Topics include Linked Data, Open Data, and Big Data as well as respective business trends and data governance issues (as policies or legislations) with the aim to bring together all stakeholders involved in the data value chain to exchange ideas and develop actionable road maps addressing these challenges and opportunities to strengthen the European data economy and its positioning worldwide.
SAVE the DATE: EDF2014: 19th and 20th of March 2014 in Athens, Greece
EDF2014 website: http://2014.data-forum.eu/
Overall EDF website: http://www.data-forum.eu/
LinkedIn Group: http://bit.ly/linkedin-EDF
twitter hashtag: #EDF2014
The 3rd ESWC Summer School will run in southern Crete from the morning of Monday September 2nd to midday Saturday September 7th 2013. The overall goal for this event is to provide intensive training and networking opportunities for the next EWC generation. In particular we wish to facilitate the creation of a new cohort of ESWC: Master's, Ph.D. students and junior researchers who will in time become the next leaders of the ESWC conference and of the Semantic Web research area in general.
In this respect the above the topics of the ESWC summer school will be aligned with the most prominent and emerging topics of the ESWC conference. We will also provide opportunities for attendees to network with their peers, the school tutors and keynotes as well as senior members of STI International and senior members of the Semantic Web community who are participating in the conference.
The organization and tutorial team for this summer school have extensive experience in these types of events having organized similar events in Europe, the US and Asia over a number of years. Building from this experience, and also knowledge of pedagogy we know that learning-by-doing leads to successful learning. We also know the true value of networking in the research context and that this is best supported by an informal atmosphere coupled with an enjoyable inclusive social program. Supporting the above will be a dominant theme of the EWSC summer school and a significant portion of the school will involve hands-on sessions with the latest generation of Semantic Web tools.
Recent press have highlighted the value of Open Educational Resources (OERs) within Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs. The summer school will make extensive use of OERs from the Euclid and PlanetData EU projects allowing participants to:
We encourage anyone who is at an early stage of their Semantic Web career to apply our school which benefits from its close association with the conference.
The ESWC summer school is supported by a number of European projects including PlanetData and also videolectures.net.
The International Conference on Extending Database Technology is a leading international forum for database researchers, practitioners, developers, and users to discuss cutting-edge ideas, and to exchange techniques, tools, and experiences related to data management. Data management is an essential enabling technology for scientific, engineering, business, and social communities. Data management technology is driven by the requirements of applications across many scientific and business communities, and runs on diverse technical platforms associated with the web, enterprises, clouds and mobile devices. The database community has a continuing tradition of contributing with models, algorithms and architectures, to the set of tools and applications enabling day-to-day functioning of our societies. Faced with the broad challenges of today's applications, data management technology constantly broadens its reach, exploiting new hardware and software to achieve innovative results.
EDBT 2014 invites submissions of original research contributions, as well as descriptions of industrial and application achievements, and proposals for tutorials and software demonstrations. We encourage submissions relating to all aspects of data management defined broadly, and particularly encourage work on topics of emerging interest in the research and development communities.
Download a PDF version of the EDBT 2014 CfP here.
The Proceedings of EDBT will be published by ACM in the International Conference Proceedings Series.
Important Dates Abstract submission deadline: 15th October 2013
Paper submission deadline: 22nd October 2013
Notification: 22nd December 2013
Camera-ready deadline: 23rd January 2014
Topics of Interest We welcome papers on topics including, but not limited to, the following:
Duplicate Submissions All submissions must be original work that currently is not in submission to any other venue. A paper submitted to EDBT cannot be under review for any other publishing forum or presentation venue (including conferences, workshops, and journals) during the time it is being considered for EDBT. Furthermore, after you submit to EDBT, you must await our response and only resubmit elsewhere if your paper is rejected (or withdrawn at your request) from EDBT. Violation of this policy will result in a straight reject. This restriction applies to identical submissions as well as to submissions with a substantial overlap in scientific content and results.
Submission Guidelines All aspects of the submission and notification process will be handled electronically. All papers should be submitted in electronic format using EasyChair. The submission web site is:
Abstract submission is on October 15th, 2013 , 5:00pm Pacific Daylight Time. Paper submission is on October 22, 2013, 5:00pm Pacific Daylight Time. No late papers will be accepted.
EDBT 2014 submissions are reviewed following the single blind review process, meaning, you need not hide authors's names and affiliations.
Submission Format Instructions Please read the formatting instructions carefully before submitting. Research, demonstration and industrial papers must all be formatted according to the conference's camera-ready format using the ACM proceedings double-column format. They must be submitted as PDF documents, and must follow the style of the document templates by ACM.
Templates to prepare your submission can be found on the ACM SIG Proceedings templates website. It is not permissible to change the template's font size, margins, intercolumn spacing, or line spacing. Templates are available in Word and LaTeX (version 2e). For the LaTeX formats, you may use either the standard style or the SIG-alternate style.
Inter-Disciplinary and Visionary Papers These papers should not exceed 6 pages, and will be selected for inclusion in the program principally on the basis of their ability to bridge the gap between databases and other disciplines and push the boundaries of current database research with radically new vision. Originality and significance will be judged based on models, algorithms and applications that address emerging challenges and that require extensions to established research. PC members will receive special guidelines to judge these papers. Presentation of these papers will be organized in a panel discussion.
co-located with the 10th Extended Semantic Web conference — May 26 or 27, 2013, Montpellier, France
Objectives of the workshop
Our current mind set as Semantic Web engineers is to focus on centralized and very powerful solutions centered (and depending on …) around Web hosted servers and (mobile) clients accessing it. As a direct consequence of that, the usage of Linked Data depends on the availability of a Web infrastructure compassing data-centers, high speed reliable Internet connection and modern client devices. If any of this is missing, our community is not able, yet, to provide any Linked Data enabled data management solution. Still, the digital divide that is currently widely recognized separates the world into those who have access to Web-based platforms and those who don’t.
When designing Linked Data platforms we tend to forget those 4 Billion persons who don’t have access to Internet but would benefit from being able to use Linked Data. We should keep everyone in mind when we design Linked Data platforms and aim at helping to reduce this digital divide. This workshop is a first step in acknowledging this fact and acting in that direction.
We are pleased to announce that Martin Murillo, IEEE HTC Data Connectivity technical lead, will give the following keynote:
Martin J. Murillo, All Internet is not created the same: Challenges, best practices, and opportunities in data connectivity for remote areas of the world.
As high as 91% of the population of various developing nations live in rural areas. When some of these areas enjoy Internet connectivity, such can be expensive, unreliable, intermittent, and extremely slow. Indeed, the Internet experience in these regions is different from the Internet we experience: a low resolution video that takes 10 seconds to download in capitals, can take hours or days in remote areas. According experts, hundreds of millions of people who experience the Internet for the first time will do it in a two-inch screen, in black and white and in text only. The talk will focus on opportunities in these contexts and how Open Data and semantic technologies could help leverage the aforementioned problems.
International Workshop on Linked Open Data in Software Engineering
The advent of the semantic web has given a new perspective to many aspects of software engineering like collaboration, representation and interoperability. For example, programmer support has been already impacted by semantic web technologies like RDF(S) or SPARQL.
Semantic web technologies and Linked Data principles are paving the way for the Web of Data, a global data space integrated using RDF(S). Linked Data relies on a stack of technologies like URIs, HTTP and RDF to empower information retrieval.
The Web of Data will have impact on fundamental software engineering topics like mining, collecting and analyzing software engineering data. Thus, this workshop aims at addressing, among others, the following questions: What is the impact of Linked Data upon software engineering data? How can the scientific and technical results around Linked Data be used in software engineering disciplines like software traceability and software interoperability?
LODSE 2013 is an exclusive forum to discuss the contributions and implications of Linked Open Data in software engineering. The aim is to initiate new research aspects in the software engineering community and bootstrap the usage of Linked Open Data principles and Semantic Web technologies in this community.
Linked Data is a set of best practices for publishing structured data on the Web which focuses on setting hyperlinks between data items provided by different web servers. These hyperlinks connect the data from all servers into a single global data graph - the Web of Linked Data.
The 6th Workshop on Linked Data on the Web (LDOW2013) aims to stimulate further research into exploiting this global data graph to deliver transformative applications to large user bases, as well as to mine the graph for implicit knowledge. Inevitably the challenges associated with Linked Data range from lower level plumbing issues over large-scale data processing and mining, to higher level conceptual questions of value propositions and business models. LDOW2013 will provide a forum for exposing novel, high quality research and applications in all of these areas. In addition, by bringing together researchers in the field, the workshop will further shape the ongoing Linked Data research agenda.