LOD2 organises Government Linked Data workshop in Poland

Together with the Government Linked Data (GLD) working group of W3C the LOD2 project co-ordinates a Government Linked Data workshop on the 20th of October in the afternoon in the course of the Open Government Data Camp 2011 (OGD Camp 2011) in Warsaw, Poland, taking place from 20. – 21. of October 2011.

The workshop programme is fixed now as follows and we would like to invite all OGD Camp participants who are interested to learn more about the potential and benefit of LINKED OPEN DATA and see best practise example of Government Linked Data in use to participate in the workshop on Thursday, 20.10. 2011 from 02.00pm to 05.30pm in Sala 1 – as also mentioned in the OGD Camp programme.

There will be 3 keynote talks (LOD2, W3C and EC – INFSO) about the benefit and basic principles of Linked Open Data (LOD) followed by several lightning talks presenting concrete examples of LOD in use in the area of Open Government Data and last but not least an interactive workshop part with discussions and FAQs on the topic of Government Linked Data!

GLD Workshop facts & agenda

GLD workshop Agenda overview

02.00pm – Welcome and workshop introduction (LOD2 & W3C)
02.00pm to 03.00pm – 3 GLD keynotes: LOD2, W3C, EC – DG INFSO
03.00pm to 04. 30pm – GLD Lightning talks (max. 8 including Q&A)
04.30pm to 05.15pm – Moderated interactive discussion
05.15pm to 05.30pm – Wrap up and fare well (LOD2 & W3C)

Please see details on the workshop agenda below!

GLD workshop Agenda in detail

3 Keynote presentations on the benefit and potentials of Government Linked Data (GLD)

Martin Kaltenböck
LOD2 project (Creating knowledge out of interlinked data) and Semantic  Web  Company CFO, Austria

Putting the L in front: from Open Data to Linked Open Data

Martin will give an overview of the path and the basic principles from open data to linked open data following the 5 star model defined by Tim Berners Lee [1] and will point out the benefits of going into the direction of Government Linked Open Data in the areas of meta data and data management (publishing, consumption & integration) by putting data / content in context. He will furthermore present the EU project LOD2 [2] – Creating Knowledge out of Interlinked Data  – and will showcase 2 use cases of LOD2: publicdata.eu as well as linked data in public procurement.

[1] [http://www.w3.org/DesignIssues/LinkedData.html
[2] http://www.lod2.eu

About Martin Kaltenböck
Martin Kaltenböck studied communication science, marketing & psychology at the University of Vienna and is managing partner of the Semantic Web Company (http://www.semantic-web.at). In LOD2 he is responsible for dissemination activities beside others. He is furthermore member of the executive board of the Austrian chapter of the OKFN and member of the Cooperation OGD Austria (a cooperation of 4 cities and the national government to create recommendations for (linked) open data in Austria).

Bernadette Hyland
W3C Government Linked Data Working Group, co-chair and 3 Round Stones CEO, USA

Why Share and Who Benefits?   A Progress Update on the W3C Government Linked Data Working Group and the Value of Linked Data

A revolution in data sharing is underway.  This revolution uses the latest in Web standards to publish structured data to the Web in an open, extensible and reusable way.  Linked Data [1] allows for the publication of open government information alongside information from non-governmental sources to make a database of the World Wide Web.

Governmental transparency is a hallmark of governments that are responsive to their people.  Too often, we have seen data held closely in archives or published in ways that prohibit its context from being discovered.  The publication of open government data using Linked Data techniques, used internationally, has the potential to allow the increase of governmental transparency in a cost-effective manner.

The World Wide Web Consortium’s Government Linked Data Working Group [2] is chartered to produce standards and document best practices for the publication of governmental data.  The Government Linked Data Working Group is part of the W3C’s eGovernment Activity [3] and closely coordinates with the Semantic Web Activity.[4]

[1] http://www.w3.org/standards/semanticweb/data
[2] http://www.w3.org/2011/gld/charter
[3] http://www.w3.org/egov/
[4] http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/

About Bernadette Hyland
Bernadette has a strong background in commercial and federal government data management strategies, coupled with expertise in leading high-growth software organizations. Bernadette is committed to articulating the practical use of the Semantic Web to corporate and government decision makers. She co-chairs the W3C Government Linked Data Working Group and regularly speaks on the business value of Linked Data at US and international conferences.

Luca Martinelli
European Commission, EC DG INFSO, Luxembourg

The Open Data Strategy of the European Commission

Luca will provide an overview of the Commission Open Data strategy,  including regulatory aspects (e.g. the Directive on the re-use of Public Sector Information), deployment actions (such as the setting-up of a Commission and of a pan-European open data portal) and EU co-funding of ICT research around the “data challenge” and linked data in particular.

About Luca Martinelli
Luca Martinelli: Principal Administrator at the European Commission, Directorate General “Information Society and Media”, Unit “Access to Information”. Policy Officer for the Commission initiatives on Digital Libraries and Open Data.

Lightning talk session on concrete Government Linked Data (GLD) in use examples

  1. Erik Mannens, University of Ghent (Belgium)
    Free Your Metadata — Inexpensive, straightforward Linked Data
  2. Federico Cairo and Giuseppe Futia, ICONVIS (Italy)
    Linking and visualizing public data through ontologies
  3. Sarven Capadisli, DERI (Ireland)
    DataGovIE – public dataspace for Irish government data following the LD principles
  4. Tomáš Knap, Charles University in Prague (Czech Republic)
    OpenData.cz Use Case: Transparent Public Procurement in Czech Republic – Lessons Learned, Current and Future Effort
  5. Philipp Frischmuth, University of Leipzig (Germany)
    scoreboard.lod2.eu – the use of LOD via OntoWiki for publication and exploration of open governmental data.
  6. Matthew Pearce, The National Archives (UK)
    The UK linked open data approach
  7. ….1-2 more ligthning talks in clarification – watch out for interesting surprises here!!!


Further information on the GLD workshop as follows:


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