[Sw-meetings] Call for participation - LD4D tutorial @ ISWC2012

Bon, A. a.bon at vu.nl
Thu Nov 1 11:38:51 EDT 2012

Hi Christophe,
Thanks for the tutorial program.
It is now also published on:


From: sw-meetings-bounces at few.vu.nl [mailto:sw-meetings-bounces at few.vu.nl] On Behalf Of Christophe Guéret
Sent: donderdag 1 november 2012 14:11
To: Liste SW; Liste SW-W3C; Liste LOD; OLPC France; OLPC Devel; Sugar Devel
Subject: [Sw-meetings] Call for participation - LD4D tutorial @ ISWC2012

Tutorial Linked Data for Development (LD4D)
November 12, 2012 - International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC), Boston.

Linked Data have by-and-large been designed around centralized, powerful Web servers and the (mobile) clients accessing them. As a direct consequence of these design decisions, the usage of data-sharing technologies depends on the availability of a Web infrastructure comprised of data-centers, high-speed, reliable Internet connections, and modern client devices. Four-billion people currently have no access to such an infrastructure and are thus deprived of the benefits Linked (Open) Data provides.

“Linked Data for Development” (LD4D) is a sub-topic of Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICT4D), referring to the specifics of using Linked Data principles in developing countries. In a few words, this tutorial is about the need for establishing such technology and the potential usages of it. Participants will learn more about the specific challenges of ICT4D and play around with some technologies being developed to tackle these challenges.

Program overview


09:00 – 10:30

ICT4D: what is this about?

10:30 – 11:00


11:00 – 12:30

LD4D: how can Linked Data contribute to improving the life conditions?

12:30 – 14:00


14:00 – 15:30

Towards LD4D based systems

15:30 – 16:00


16:00 – 17:30

Hands on session

Keynote speakers


Walter Bender: Walter Bender is founder of Sugar Labs, a non-profit foundation. In 2006, Bender co-founded the One Laptop per Child, a non-profit association with Nicholas Negroponte and Seymour Papert. As director of the MIT Media Laboratory, Bender led a team of researchers in fields as varied as tangible media to affective computing to lifelong kindergarten. In 1992, Bender founded the MIT News in the Future consortium, which launched the era of digital news.

Bernie Innocentie: Bernie Innocenti is a Linux software engineer and systems administrator who volunteers for OLPC since 2007. In 2009, Bernie co-founded Sugar Labs, a community-led project to promote world-wide access to free and open education through a constructionist computing environment for young learners. Since then, Bernie worked on-site with the engineering teams of several OLPC deployments to improve Sugar and the underlying Linux platform.

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