Linked Open Data: where are we?

“The Semantic Web isn't just about putting data on the web. It is about making links, so that a person or machine can explore the web of data. With linked data, when you have some of it, you can find other, related, data.” (Tim Berners-Lee)

We are surrounded by data – data about the performance of our locals schools, the fuel efficiency of our cars, a multitude of products from different vendors, or the way our taxes are spent. By helping us make better decisions, this data is playing an increasingly central role in our lives and driving the emergence of a data economy” (Tom Heath & Chris Bizier)

The W3C Italian office is organizing a Linked Open Data (LOD) event to be held in Rome on February 20 and 21, 2014

The event "LOD2014” is centered on presentations of some keynotes (e.g. by Phil Archer, W3C member for the Semantic Web and LODs).

The event will be an opportunity to learn about the latest developments in LODs and related technologies and Next Web Technologies.

In these two days:

  • we will share Italian experiences on LODs
  • we will present some Best Practices
  • we will show the developments of the W3C

It is an event for experts, public administrations, organizations, developers, decision makers and people curious to understand what it is about.

Here further information and the Call for contributions (the official language will be Italian but some speakers will speak in English). It is a question of providing a short abstract by January 15, 2014.

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