[open-linguistics] 1st Latin American Linked Data Meetup
bvillazon at isoco.com
Mon Mar 4 23:38:05 UTC 2013
Apologies for cross-posting
We are pleased to announce the 1st Latin American Linked Data Meetup, to
be held at University of Cuenca, Ecuador on March 21-22, 2013 .
The Latin American Linked Data Meetup aims at stimulating the
publication and consumption of Linked Data datasets in Latin America.
This is the right time for gathering the Latin American Linked Data
community around an event that includes talks, keynotes, discussions,
demonstrations and social events.
This meetup is oriented towards people interested in learning about
Linked Data and its principles; government and industry personnel
working on the publication of data on the Web, developers designing and
building applications that reuse the Web of Data; scientists interested
in analyzing the structure, interconnections and properties of the
published data; and stakeholders interested in applying Linked Data
technologies in their business processes. In addition to all that, we
will cover transversal topics related to the Web of Data, including
Smart Cities, Education, Digital TV, Geospatial data, Libraries, etc.
This meetup intends to be the first of many further events that will
consolidate the growing Linked Data community in Latin America. For this
first edition, some of the talks and keynotes will be presented online
by experts on the field.
The programme will be announced in due course. Confirmed speakers at
this stage are:
Maria Esther Vidal - Universidad Simón Bolivar, Caracas, Venezuela
Edna Ruckhaus - Universidad Simón Bolivar, Caracas, Venezuela
Juan Sequeda - University of Texas at Austin, USA
Claudio Gutierrez - Universidad de Chile, Chile
Pablo Mendes - Freie Universitat Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Jean Paul Calbimonte - Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Andre Freitas - DERI, Ireland
More speakers to be confirmed.
For those interested in participating, please send an email to
victor.saquicela at ucuenca.edu.ec and/or mauricio.espinoza at ucuenca.edu.ec.
For more information please visit 
Mauricio, Victor, and Boris
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