2013 Conference on semantic interoperability in Dublin
On 21 June the ISA programme will be hosting its annual Semantic Interoperability Conference, this time in Dublin. Among the key note speakers is James Hendler.
James Hendler was appointed senior constellation professor of the Tetherless World Research Constellation and the Head of the Computer Science Department at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - RPI. He has authored about 200 technical papers in the areas of Semantic Web, artificial intelligence, agent-based computing and high performance processing. One of the early Semantic Web innovators, Hendler was co-author, with Tim Berners-Lee and Ora Lassila, of the article 'The Semantic Web' which appeared in Scientific American in 2001. In 2012, he was one of the inaugural recipients of the Strata Conference 'Big Data' awards for his work on large-scale open government data and he also serves as an 'Internet Web Expert' for the U.S. government, providing guidance to the Data.gov project.
The conference will address the following topics:
- Semantic interoperability for basic public services by promoting semantic interoperability of reliable sources of basic information such as persons, companies, vehicles, licenses and locations
- How reuse of existing solutions, specifications and standards can enable semantic interoperability
Last year the conference attracted 140 participants - mainly from the public sector - from 26 different countries, including 22 EU Member States.