[open-linguistics] 1st Latin American Linked Data Meetup

Boris Villazon-Terrazas 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 [1].

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 [1]

Kind regards

Mauricio, Victor, and Boris


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