This year’s i-Praxis Track is running under the title „The linked enterprise – how linked open dataLinked Open Data (LOD) stands for freely available data on the World Wide Web, which can be identified via Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) and can be accessed and retrieved directly via HTTP. Finally link your data to other data to provide context. revolutionize industry“.
I-Semantics Conference invites presenters coming from industry, to submit to the iPraxis Call 2013. All accepted submission will be granted a presentation slot of 30 minutes within one of the largest conferences in EuropeEurope is, by convention, one of the world's seven continents. Comprising the westernmost peninsula of Eurasia, Europe is generally divided from Asia to its east by the water divide of the Ural Mountains, the Ural River, the Caspian Sea, the Caucasus Mountains, and the Black Sea to the ... in the field of semantic systems and the Semantic Web.
The brand new web based GBPN Knowledge Platform has been launched on 21 February 2013. It helps the building sector effectively reduce its impact on climate change!
It has been designed as a participative knowledge hub and data hub harvesting, sharing and curating best practice policies in building energy performance globally. Available in English and soon in Mandarin, this new web-based tool of the Global Buildings Performance Network (GBPN) aims to stimulate collective research and analysis from experts worldwide to promote better decision-making and help the building sector effectively reduce its impact on climate change. To sustain and accelerate change in the building sector, the GBPN encourages open and transparent access to good quality and verifiable data. The data can be used and re-used in HTML, PDF and machine readable raw data (CSV) formats – provided by a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY 3.0 FR) license.
The GBPN Knowledge Platform is built on Drupal CMS and seamless connected with the PoolParty Semantic Information Management Platform of Semantic Web Company. Thereby this knowledge platform makes use of semantic technologies and Linked Open DataLinked Open Data (LOD) stands for freely available data on the World Wide Web, which can be identified via Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) and can be accessed and retrieved directly via HTTP. Finally link your data to other data to provide context. (LODLinked Open Data (LOD) stands for freely available data on the World Wide Web, which can be identified via Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) and can be accessed and retrieved directly via HTTP. Finally link your data to other data to provide context.) principles and techniques under the hood. A lot of the available data of the various GBPN tools is provided as (linked) open data under a Creative CommonsRDF schema that lets you describe copyright licenses in RDF. (http://web.resource.org/cc/)Attribution licenseAttribution for data/databases (http://www.opendatacommons.org/licenses/by/). The Semantic Web Company is responsible for conceptual design and technical implementation of the GBPN Knowledge Platform.
As follows an overview and description of the most important features, tools and services of the information management system.
GotoWebinar, March 20: Semantic Web for Developers – building semantic applications with PoolPartyWeb based ontology manager which can serve as a central hub for your knowledge organization. With PoolParty you can organize and maintain knowledge models based on widely accepted specifications like RDF, SPARQL and SKOS.
This webinar gives insights into software development based on semantic web standards. We will give a short overview over frequently used standards (SPARQL, SKOSSimple Knowledge Organization System (SKOS) is a family of formal languages designed for representation of thesauri, classification schemes, taxonomies, subject-heading systems, or any other type of structured controlled vocabulary. SKOS is built upon RDF and RDFS, and its main objective is to ... and RDF), application scenarios and technologies (OpenRDF, Virtuoso, Solr/Lucene) and we will give live-demos on how to make use of PoolParty technologies to build a variety of semantic applications.
Part 1 (15min): Short introduction to semantic web and linked data standards, overview over typical application scenarios
Part 2 (30min): PoolParty architecture, components and APIs: making use of the linked data front end, Sparql endpoint, PoolParty reports, thesaurusA thesaurus is a book that lists words grouped together according to similarity of meaning, in contrast to a dictionary, which contains definitions and pronunciations. The largest thesaurus in the world is the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary, which contains more than ...APIAn application programming interface (API) is an interface implemented by a software program to enable interaction with other software, similar to the way a user interface facilitates interaction between humans and computers. APIs are implemented by applications, libraries and operating systems ... (PPT API), extractor API (PPX API) and semantic search API (PPS API) - for each API, an example will be shown (incl. returned formats and how to make use of it in a programming language like PHP)
Part 3 (10min): Putting the pieces together: Combine the APIs to build
- a semantic search engine - a content recommender - a linked data mashup
In advance of the 3rd International Open Data Day (http://opendataday.org/) on Saturday 23rd February 2013, BPIE has now made its online knowledge assets “open data ready” by enabling downloads in raw data CSV format, as well as in PDF form.
The comprehensive open data portal presents facts and figures collected in the context of BPIE’s ‘EuropeEurope is, by convention, one of the world's seven continents. Comprising the westernmost peninsula of Eurasia, Europe is generally divided from Asia to its east by the water divide of the Ural Mountains, the Ural River, the Caspian Sea, the Caucasus Mountains, and the Black Sea to the ...’s Buildings under the Microscope’ study released end of 2011 (see http://bpie.eu/eu_buildings_under_microscope.html). It includes a wide variety of technical data never before collected EU-wide.
The raw data export covers now:
29 European countries
10 building types
up to 18 climatic zones per country
a total building stock floor area nearly equivalent to the size of Belgium
The Open Data Portal provides data and statistics on:
Building stock performance (energy consumption, envelope performance, energy sources);
Building stock inventories reflecting floor area, construction year, ownership profile;
National policies and regulation;
Financial schemes (333 in total).
In addition, the user can access country fact sheets and definitions.
The data will be improved on an on-going basis and over time, the hub will get enriched with additional topics and information generated through data exchange projects and research partnerships.
BPIE now invites other organisations to add their data to the portal and grow www.buildingsdata.eu into the comprehensive knowledge hub on the energy performance of Europe’s building stock.