Linked data as applied to open government and citizen-centric projects around the world may be where the Semantic Web has its greatest visible impact. It’s difficult to overstate the significance of the shifts at work here.
Studio City, CA (PRWEB) May 12, 2010
SemTech 2010, the world’s largest conference on semantic technologies, has released its “Open Government with Semantics Track” scheduled for Thursday, June 24th. Attendees will learn from industry experts about the widespread opportunities afforded by semantic technologies in gathering, interpreting, visualizing and sharing government data as a means to increase accountability and integrity, while enabling innovative new uses of government information. The track will run in conjunction with the SemTech 2010 Conference, taking place June 21 – 25th at the San Francisco Hilton in Union Square.
Multiple sessions of the program will look to US and overseas examples of open government architecture. In their session, “Transparent, Open Government with Linked Data at data.gov.uk,” a project launched by Sir Tim Berners-Lee in January 2010, Ian Davis, Chief Technical Officer of Talis, and Mark Birbeck, Managing Director of Backplane LTD, will discuss the United Kingdom’s recently unveiled data portal. Suzanne Acar, co-chair of the U.S. Federal Data Subcommittee, will lead the presentation on Linked Open Architectures for Open Government.
“Linked data as applied to open government and citizen-centric projects around the world may be where the Semantic Web has its greatest visible impact,” Tony Shaw, Program Chair for the SemTech 2010 educational agenda said. “It’s difficult to overstate the significance of the shifts at work here, in terms of public accountability, safety and engagement."
The track will encompass current implementations of semantic technology by the United States government. Among the most innovative of these utilizations is the Data Projection Model, a system currently used by the IRS as a method of double-entry bookkeeping, which assists in verifying the origin and accuracy of gathered information. Additional applications from both the US and Europe will also be presented. To see the full list of conference sessions please visit http://semtech2010.semanticuniverse.com/opengov
The SemTech Open government track is sponsored by Orbis Technologies, who have been instrumental in developing the subject matter and inviting key speakers. Sponsorship opportunities are available to interested related organizations. For information on how to participate please contact Steve Bastasini at (415) 740-5528.
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