2nd DBpedia Community Meeting 2014

Berlin, 2014-05-16 09:28

After the big success of the 1st DBpedia Community Meeting in Amsterdam with more than 70 international participants, the second edition of the event will take place in Leipzig, Germany, on September 3, 2014, co-located with the 10th International Conference on Semantic Systems 2014.

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, also the DBpedia users.

Quick Facts
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* Web URL: http://wiki.dbpedia.org/meetings/Leipzig2014
* When: September 3rd, 2014
* Where: Leipzig, Germany
* Host: German DBpedia Chapter (http://de.dbpedia.org) and the Institute for Applied Informatics
* Call for Contributions: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1PlHAILLa2Wikx5OJ61fHze3AH87VAbLaa4r8aXB...
* Co-located with the SEMANTICS 2014 (http://semantics.cc) on Sep. 4-5, 2014
* Registration: Free to participate but only through registration. Option to donate to DBpedia Association & extra ticket for the social event. http://wiki.dbpedia.org/meetings/Leipzig2014
* Twitter: #DBpediaLeipzig

Acknowledgements
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* We would especially like to thank Neofonie, PoolParty, STI, eccenca for supporting the German DBpedia Chapter as well as the Semantics 2014 Conference.
* OpenLink Software (http://www.openlinksw.com/) for continuous hosting of the main DBpedia Endpoint

Preliminary Agenda
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The meeting will be held at Felix-Klein-Hörsaal (5th floor), Paulinum, University of Leipzig in Leipzig, Germany on Sep. 3, 2014 and is co-located with SEMANTICS 2014 conference (http://semantics.cc) on Sep. 4-5, 2014. The first session will be invited 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 published on the DBpedia Website. Again, we also plan to have several break-out sessions for trending DBpedia topics to enable further discussion on how to improve DBpedia.

Keynote Speakers:
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* Sören Auer, University of Bonn
* Sofia Angeletou, BBC

Call for Contributions
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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 not limited to) presentation, posters, demos, lightning talks and session suggestions.

* Submission Upload Form: http://goo.gl/LSwt4P
* Deadline for contributions: August 18, 2014

==== 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
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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/LSwt4P

Given we can acquire a sponsor, participants can apply for a travel grant here: http://goo.gl/LSwt4P or email Adrian.
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 Leipzig:
* Adrian Paschke (DBpedia German Chapter & FU Berlin)
* Harald Sack (DBpedia German Chapter & HPI Potsdam)
* Sebastian Hellmann (DBpedia Association & AKSW Leipzig)
* Heiko Ehrig (Neofonie)
* Dimitris Kontokostas (DBpedia Association & AKSW Leipzig)
* Magnus Knuth (DBpedia German Chapter & HPI Potsdam)
* Alexandru Tudor (DBpedia German Chapter & FU Berlin)