“Open Government with Semantics” Featured at SemTech 2010

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The track will encompass current implementations of semantic technology by the United States government and will be keynoted by Dean Allemang, Chief Scientist at TopQuadrant, and James Hendler, Assistant Dean of Information Technology at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York.

The relaunch of Data.gov will help to generate even more interest in Linked data and the Semantic Web. One year into the initiative, there are now over a quarter of a million data sets available to the public.

SemTech 2010, the world’s largest conference on semantic technologies, will feature discussions of the newly redesigned Data.gov, a key aspect of President Obama’s push for greater transparency in government. Data.gov will be explored as part of the “Open Government with Semantics” track scheduled for Thursday, June 24th, which will run in conjunction with the SemTech 2010 Conference, taking place June 21-25 at the San Francisco Hilton in Union Square.

The “Open Government” initiatives of the Obama Administration have received increased attention since the newly redesigned Data.gov was launched on Friday, May 21. The semantically-driven site has grown from its original 47 data sets to more than 250,000 data sets in its first year, and now with its simpler, more intuitive design, US Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra told Wired that he foresees the site becoming the “YouTube of data.”

“The relaunch of Data.gov will help to generate even more interest in Linked data and the Semantic Web” said Tony Shaw, Program Chair for the SemTech 2010 educational agenda. “One year into the initiative, there are now over a quarter of a million data sets available to the public. In terms of public accountability and transparency, this is Freedom of Information on a whole new level.”

At the SemTech conference, multiple sessions from open government initiatives will explore the current technology, applications, and tools of the new Data.gov as well as similar open government architectures around the world. Case studies will be shown by Keynote speaker Hendler as well as the Library of Congress. Fellow keynoter Allemang will conduct a half-day tutorial workshop on building semantic web applications for government.
To see the full list of Open Government sessions, visit http://semtech2010.semanticuniverse.com/opengov

The SemTech Open Government track is sponsored by Orbis Technologies, and the company has 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 steve(at)semanticuniverse(dot)com or (415) 740-5528.

To register for the conference and to see a full schedule, visit http://semtech2010.semanticuniverse.com

To register for press credentials, visit http://semtech2010.semanticuniverse.com/press.htm

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