Third international workshop on DownScaling the Semantic Web
- Date: October 8th, 2014
- Time: between 13h and 17h30, with possibility to get together for lunch at 12h
- Location: room 0E-69 of main building, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- Registration: EventBrite
What is this about ?
Knowledge acquisition is a necessary and first condition for the empowerment of individuals. The need for appropriate and effective knowledge sharing is universal and global. Linked Data and Semantic technologies provide great potentials for carrying out those tasks. While mainstream Semantic Web research and development is moving vertiginously (focusing mainly on centralized and very powerful infrastructure and services in highly endowed application domains and regions where does not seem to be constraints), little work seems to be done on the applications of these and more appropriate technologies to less connected scenarios and challenged regions where new knowledge means day to day sustenance, survival, or to exercise rights.
The goal of this workshop is to bring together problem owners and solutions owners to discuss knowledge sharing issues and hack together innovative ICT4D systems.
Can I participate ?
The workshop is free to attend for anyone interested. If you want to present something, a problem or maybe a solution you developped, please get in touch with the organizing team and send us a short abstract. If you want to attend but not present anything this is possible too ! In any case, don’t forget to register there before the deadline
A bit more context ?
DownScale2014 is the third DownScale event following DownScale2012 and DownScale2013. This year we will team-up DownScale with the Open Development Camp organised on the 9th and 10th of October. The two events are organised at two different locations in Amsterdam, and a separate registration process is required. Coming to Amsterdam to attend both events is a great opportunity to spend 3 days talking about open development and hacking solutions. The organizers of DownScale will be attending ODC and report on what happened on the 8th during a 1h long session at the camp.
Who is organizing this ?
- Christophe Guéret
- Victor de Boer
- Anna Bon