Talks on Semantic Web
The Chair of Technical Information Systems is pleased to announce scientific talks from Prof. Dr. Aidan Hogan, Universidad de Chile, and Dr. Juan Sequeda, Capsenta Inc., USA.
Date and time: September 7th, 2018 from 14:00 to 16:00
Location: Fraunhofer IIS, Nordostpark 84, Nuremberg (please register at the reception on arrival)
The Future of the Web: Data and Semantics
As we approach the 30th birthday of the World Wide Web, it seems an opportune time to ask: what will the Web look like in another 30 years time? One direction in which the Web has been evolving in the past years is to better support publication and integration of structured data (rather than unstructured documents), motivated by the goal of automating a wide range of tasks that the human users of today must still perform manually: the technical infrastructure of the Web of today is poorly equipped to automatically locate, integrate and draw meaning from information spread over multiple sources. Addressing this limitation of the Web has been the core focus of the Semantic Web community. This talk will motivate and introduce the Semantic Web, discussing the main research questions that the community addresses, providing an overview of the results (and applications) achieved thus far, as well as highlighting some of the current limitations and key open questions left to resolve. The talk will thus address some key weaknesses of the contemporary Web, how it may evolve to better support structured data, and how that might reflect on the Web of tomorrow (or indeed of thirty year’s time).
Aidan is an Assistant Professor at the University of Chile and an Associate Researcher in the Foundations of Data Institute. His main research interests centre on the Semantic Web, with a particular focus on large-scale querying and processing of structured data on the Web. Within that scope, he has published a wide range of contributions relating to topics such as indexing, query processing, distributed systems, data quality, reasoning, knowledge representation, graph databases, data mining, security, user interfaces, and so forth. He serves on the Editorial Boards of the Semantic Web Journal and the Journal of Web Semantics. He has given invited talks at a variety of international events, including several Summer School lectures, and more recently, at AMW 2017 and PROFILES 2018.
For further information, see http://aidanhogan.com/.
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