Web 2.0

Open government and Linked Data; now it's time to draft...

For the past few months, there have been a variety of calls for feedback and suggestions on how the US Government can move towards becoming more open and transparent, especially in terms of their dealings with citizens and also for disseminating information about their recent financial stimulus package.

BlogTalk 2009 (6th International Social Software Conference) - Call for Proposals - September 1st and 2nd - Jeju, Korea

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BlogTalk 2009
The 6th International Conf. on Social Software
September 1st and 2nd, 2009
Jeju Island, Korea

Overview

"The Social Semantic Web": now available to pre-order from Springer and Amazon

Our forthcoming book entitled "The Social Semantic Web", to be published by Springer in Autumn 2009, is now available to pre-order from both Springer and Amazon.

Tales from the SIOC-o-sphere part #9

It's been another exciting six months in terms of SIOC-related developments. Here's a summary:

Presentation slides on the Social Semantic Web (from last night's IET/CompSoc talk)

Here are my slides from last night's joint talk for the Institution of Engineering and Technology and the Computer Society...

Prize winners visualise Irish online life in the boards.ie SIOC Data Competition

The winners of the SIOC (pronounced "shock") data competition being run by DERI at the National University of Ireland, Galway have been announced. The competition ran from September to October 2008, and the brief was to produce an interesting creation based on a data set of discussion posts reflecting ten years of Irish online life from boards.ie, Ireland's largest community website.

IET and CompSoc present a talk on the "Social Semantic Web" on 27th November

The Social Semantic Web

Speaker: Dr. John Breslin, Engineering and Informatics, NUI Galway
Date and Time: 27th November 2008, 18:15
Venue: DERI, IDA Business Park, Dangan, Galway - useamap.com/deri

Open to the public, no attendance fee

Upcoming events of interest...

  • For those in Ireland or abroad who are interested in the Semantic Web, the 2nd Vocabulary Camp (VoCamp Galway for short) will be held in Galway on the 25th and 26th of November in DERI. VoCamp is an informal (free) event where people can learn about or create lightweight vocabularies / ontologies for the "web of data". Places are limited to 30, so you should sign up quickly if interested...