Call for speakers for LinkedData Planet (June 17-18, 2008 in New York City)

From: Ken North <>
Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2008 14:05:17 -0800
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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, 2008).
  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 meaningful way

    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 tools

    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 systems

  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, 
and EarthWeb
  Co-chairs:                  Bob DuCharme, Ken North
Received on Mon Jan 28 2008 - 16:05:17 CST

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