Open Semantic Cloud for Brussels, or OSCB, started on February 1st, 2011 and aims to cover Brussels, metaphorically speaking of course, with a cloud of structured and interlinked information elements produced by “atomizing” a collection of relevant databases and other resources. Linked Data is a global initiative to interlink resources on the Web using two “simple” technologies: Uniform Resource Identifiers (URI) for accessing the resources and the Resource Description Framework (RDF) for representing knowledge and annotating those resources. Various governments (UK, US, Germany) are launching initiatives to (a) make public sector data easily available with Linked Data and (b) encourage researchers to analyze the data as well as application developers to build applications around that data, in order to stimulate innovation, business and the general wealth of society. OSCB is a research project supported by the Brussels Capital Region. The project is coordinated by VUB STAR Lab and involves ULB WIT, VUB ETRO and EHB-CVC.
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1.1 OSCB at OnTheMove 2012
Pictures and presentations of the workshop are now online!
1.2 OSCB at OnTheMove 2012
The META4eS Workshop - supported by the OSCB Project - as part of OnTheMove Federated Conferences and Workshops 2012, will be held in Rome in September 2012: http://www.onthemove-conferences.org/index.php/meta4es-2012. The workshop is organized around the main OSCB topics as a scientific dissemination activity, where OSCB members and external researchers and practitioners gather to present and discuss their results in an international setting. Please note that you have the option to submit either regular papers or demo / poster abstracts and ongoing work is welcome.