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Dublin Feb 9 - 3rd International DBpedia Community Meeting

Dimitris Kontokostas
DBpedia Meeting in Dublin 2015 - #DBpediaDublin
February 9th, 2015, Dublin, Ireland

Highlights
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Keynote Speaker: Christian Dirschl, Chief Content Architect, Wolters Kluwer
Hot topics:
  * DBpedia and Digital Humanities
  * The future of the DBpedia ontology
Program: http://wiki.dbpedia.org/meetings/Dublin2015 (in progress)
Submission of presentations open:
http://wiki.dbpedia.org/meetings/Dublin2015#h451-8
People attending: http://wiki.dbpedia.org/meet/dublin2015/people.html

Quick Facts
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URL: http://wiki.dbpedia.org/meetings/Dublin2014
When: February 9th, 2015
Where: Dublin, Ireland
Host: Trinity College Dublin (https://www.tcd.ie) and the DBpedia Gaelic
Chapter
Call for Contribution: http://goo.gl/forms/a2K1WDg5HW
Registration: Free but required

After the big success of the first two DBpedia Community Meeting in
Amsterdam and Leipzig with more than 70 international participants, the
third edition of the event will take place in Dublin, Ireland, on
February 9, 2015.

The meeting will have a special focus on DBpedia in Digital Humanities,
the bootstrapping of an Irish DBpedia Community, discussion for the
directions of the DBpedia ontology and the new structure of the DBpedia
Association.

The DBpedia Project has developed from a hosted data set to the public
data infrastructure for the Web of Data. The DBpedia Community Meeting
aims to get together three major groups being involved in DBpedia: the
DBpedia developers and maintainers, the communities of the individual
DBpedia language chapters and, of course, the DBpedia users.

Acknowledgements
============
  * The ALIGNED and CENDARI projects for hosting and organisational support.
  * Trinity Long Room Hub
  * ADAPT Centre
  * Digital Repository of Ireland
  * OpenLink Software (http://www.openlinksw.com/) for continuous
hosting of the main DBpedia Endpoint

Preliminary Agenda
============
The meeting will be held at Trinity Long Room Hub (2nd floor), break-out
sessions will also be in the School of Computer Science and Statistics,
Trinity College Dublin, Ireland on Feb. 9, 2015. The first session will
contain talks and discussions about the DBpedia State-of-Play, where
core members of the DBpedia community present certain aspects of DBpedia
and the audience is invited to give feedback and ask questions. The
second session will be dedicated to users of DBpedia. A detailed program
will be continuously updated on the DBpedia Website. There will be a
dedicated break-out session on DBpedia and Digital Humanities as well as
the future directions of the DBpedia Ontology. Again, we also plan to
have several break-out sessions for trending DBpedia topics to enable
further discussion on how to improve DBpedia.


Call for Contributions
=============
We would like to invite companies, organisations, research groups and
other projects to shortly present their use cases for DBpedia and give
input on how we can improve DBpedia for users. Free slots still
available and will be handled on a first come first serve basis.
Contribution proposals include (but are not limited to) presentations,
posters, demos, lightning talks and session suggestions. For Dublin we
are especially interested to hear from DBpedia users, developers
involved in the Digital Humanities area.

  * Submission Upload Form: http://goo.gl/forms/a2K1WDg5HW
  * Deadline for contributions:  January 31, 2015

About DBpedia
=========
Source: http://www.semantic-web-journal.net/system/files/swj499.pdf

The DBpedia community project extracts structured, multilingual
knowledge from Wikipedia and makes it freely available using Semantic
Web and Linked Data standards. The extracted knowledge, comprising more
than 1.8 billion facts, is structured according to an ontology
maintained by the community. The knowledge is obtained from different
Wikipedia language editions, thus covering more than 100 languages, and
mapped to the community ontology. The resulting data sets are linked to
more than 30 other data sets in the Linked Open Data (LOD) cloud. The
DBpedia project was started in 2006 and has meanwhile attracted large
interest in research and practice. Being a central part of the LOD
cloud, it serves as a connection hub for other data sets. For the
research community, DBpedia provides a testbed serving real world data
spanning many domains and languages. Due to the continuous growth of
Wikipedia, DBpedia also provides an increasing added value for data
acquisition, re-use and integration tasks within organisations. In this
system report, we give an overview over the DBpedia community project,
including its architecture, technical implementation, maintenance,
internationalisation, usage statistics and showcase some popular DBpedia
applications.

Travel Grants / Sponsorship
=================
Some of the DBpedia developers work on DBpedia in their free-time and
will not have institutional funding to come to the meeting. Therefore,
we are still looking for sponsors for travel grants (as well as coffee
and food for the sessions). If you are interested to sponsor this
meeting, please fill out this form to request more information:
http://goo.gl/forms/a2K1WDg5HW

Given we can acquire a sponsor, participants can apply for a travel
grant here: http://goo.gl/forms/a2K1WDg5HW.

These grants will be awarded depending on the standing in the community
and community activity, e.g. Google Summer of Code participation or Git
Commits to DBpedia framework, activity on the mailing lists, etc.

We hope to see you all in Dublin:
  * Rob Brennan, ALIGNED Project, ADAPT Centre, KDEG, Trinity College Dublin
  * Jennifer Edmond, CENDARI Project, Trinity Long Room Hub, Trinity
College Dublin
  * Kevin Feeney, ALIGNED Project, ADAPT Centre, KDEG, Trinity College
Dublin
  * Sandra Collins, Digital Repository of Ireland, Royal Irish Academy
  * Dimitris Kontokostas, DBpedia Association & AKSW Leipzig
  * Sebastian Hellmann, DBpedia Association & AKSW Leipzig

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