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Michael's Events

All pictures, if not otherwise stated under a Creative Commons license by their respective owners. Last modified on: 2009-10-01.

2009-05-31 to 2009-06-04

The ESWC09 workshop SPOT2009 on 'Trust and Privacy on the Social and Semantic Web' was a great success. Thanks to all people submitting their works and the brilliant discussion on-site.

Further, Martin Hepp and gave a full-day tutorial, The Web of Data for E-Commerce in One Day: A Hands-on Introduction to the GoodRelations Ontology, RDFa, and Yahoo! SearchMonkey.

Finally, I co-ordinated the Lightning Talks at ESWC09.

LarKC reception with Chris, on Flickr Martin Hepp, on Flickr

2009-04-20 to 2009-04-24

On Monday, 20 April Alexandre Passant and I gave the first edition of the Hello Open World - The Web of Data for the Pragmatic Developer tutorial at WWW09.

Web of Data tutorial at WWW09

As well on Monday, we presented three papers at the LDOW09: one which would be presented by Raphael Troncy (Interlinking Multimedia), one done by Giovanni Tummarello (DING! Dataset Ranking using Formal Descriptions), and finally the one on voiD, presented by myself.

Linked Data gathering at WWW09

On Wednesday, 22 April there was the official opening and then we had a Birds of a Feather (BOF) meeting on a Research Agenda For Linked Data yielding a TOP10 list of research issues as well as a proposal for LOD intra-community liaison officers.

WWW09 opening

On Friday, 24 April we had a great time at the W3C Social Web Camp, incl. microblogging discussions and good progress on 'enabling a read-write Web of Data' with Oshani Seneviratne and Tim Berners-Lee.

Social Web Camp - W3C Track @ WWW2009 Social Web Camp - W3C Track @ WWW2009 Group photo of the W3C Social Web Camp at WWW09


Gave a Tutorial on Linked Data - A Practical Introduction today, here at DERI - great questions and feedback.

2008-11-25 to 2008-11-26

The second VoCamp ever in Galway, Ireland - great people, lots of work got done and plenty of good discussions. We finalised voiD!

voiD voiD voiD Peter and Harry :)

2008-10-26 to 2008-10-30

The 7th International Semantic Web Conference, Karlsruhe, Germany (ISWC08) was just great and very busy for me: a workshop paper at the Social Data on the Web workshop SDoW08, nice lightning talks (see also video captures) and two tutorials:

On the first day (26 Oct) I gave the RDFa - Bridging the Web of Documents and the Web of Data tutorial (see also video captures) and on the second day (27 Oct), together with Chris Bizer, Tom Heath, Richard Cyganiak and Olaf Hartig the How to Publish Linked Data on the Web tutorial, again see also video captures. They also had a nice idea to support discussions: a dedicated social network.

All Praise the Paggr! Hard work at the LOD tutorial :)

2008-10-22 and 2008-10-23

So, we had a very successful first Web of Data Practitioners Days (WOD-PD08) in Vienna, Austria with over 40 participants from all over Europe.

There they sit and listen ;) At the hacking session


TRIPLE-I 08 conference: JR stand and LOD Triplification Challenge at I-Semantics 2008.


Danny Ayers from Talis quizzed me (podcast, some 20min)


ESWC 2008, Tenerife, Spain. Met many interesting people and had really good discussions. Presented User Contributed Interlinking at the 4th Workshop on Scripting for the Semantic Web and a short paper at the First Workshop on Semantic Interoperability in the European Digital Library. Finally, at the poster session it was time to show i r s; fun without network.

With Richard at the LOD gathering Dinner with Keith (last day) With Dan and Harry regarding metadata modelling voiD lightning talk
Thanks to all the people that made their pics available (esp. leobard :) see ESWC08 at flickr.

Most notably we kicked-off voiD (vocabulary of interlinked datasets). Big thanks to Richard, Keith, and Jun; it was a real pleasure to work on this with you ... let's continue it! See also Keith's blog post and Richard's blog post.


Attended the SAMT 2007, Genova, Italy: Presented a paper at the MAReSO workshop.


Interview about Cultural Heritage on the Semantic Web (with semantic-web.at, in German).


ISWC 2007, Busan, South Korea. Presented ramm.x at the Cultural Heritage on the Semantic Web workshop and demonstrated mle at the Semantic Web Challenge 2007.

Busan chat with Jim Hendler Tom and I reviewing Busan's U2 bar Ivan and the Sushi
Kudos to Dave and Knud for taking and uploading these photos (more available at flickr).


Presented our (Tobias and mine) paper at SAAKM 07 workshop (K-Cap Conference) in Whistler, Canada. Oct 2007.

SAAKM 07 Workshop
Many thanks to joba for the pics (more available at flickr).


Presented the current state of my PhD at the K-Space PhD workshop in Berlin - great fun AND great people discussing Media Semantics.

K-Space PhD Workshop
Thanks to Alia, there is a bunch of photos available at flickr.


Been at the JOANNEUM RESEARCH stand at TRIPLE-I 07 conference.

JR at the TRIPLE-I stand Media Semantics Mapping (NM2) talk at I-Media07

I met some very interesting people there (eg. Henry Story). At the I-Media main track I gave a presentation on 'Media Semantics Mapping' (NM2), and evangelised people regarding ramm.x ;)


Semantic Web User Interaction Workshop 2007: SWUI 2007 Position Statement.


Talk on A Performance and Scalability Metric for Virtual RDF Graphs at the 3rd Workshop on Scripting for the Semantic Web.

Chris, myself, Danny, and Ismail.


Tutorial on Shape shifted TV: Authoring and delivering new forms of interactive TV at the EuroITV 2007.


Interview about digital media productions (with semantic-web.at, in German).


Co-presentation of Enabling Multimedia Metadata Interoperability by Defining Formal Semantics of MPEG-7 Profiles at SAMT 2006.


Demonstration of New Media for a New Millennium (NM2) at the International Broadcasting Convention 2006.

Expert talk ;)


Tutorial on What you Mean is What you Watch: Multimedia and the Semantic Web at the 3rd Annual European Semantic Web Conference ESWC 2006.


Talk on Frameworks for Semantic in Web Services at Austria's Competence Center for Knowledge Management (KNOW-Center).


W3C Workshop on Frameworks for Semantics in Web Services: Position Paper on Frameworks for Semantics in Web Services.


Presentation of Diploma Thesis at Internationales Rechtsinformatik Symposion 2004 (DE)


Talk at the Austrian Oracle User Group Meeting on Semantic Web Technology in Application Service Providing (DE).

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