Today was my last day of work at EDF R&D. I spend 3 years and 4 months there, during my PhD funding contract, exploring and implementing ways to expose Enterprise 2.0 to Semantic Web technologies, combining unified meta-data modeling with SIOC, machine-readable knowledge with Semantic Wikis, advanced tagging with MOAT, the whole data interlinked in a “semantic ecosystem” offering new browsing, integration and search features. Even if it was not always easy to combine short-term industrial goals with research objectives, I’m really happy getting the chance to work on a real use case with various problems to solve. I hope I showed that Semantic Web could be a smart solution to these problems and would like to thank anyone involved in the projet, especially my co-workers and apologize for speaking about triples, RDF, ontologies and SPARQL all day long !
Tomorrow, I’ll flight to Tenerife for ESWC. A busy (and interesting regarding the program) week that will start sunday morning by presenting some use-cases of FOAF and SIOC during Harry Halpin’s tutorial on GRDDL and social networks, and then switching between SemWiki and SFSW workshops on saturday. I’ll speak on a panel titled “Social Network Portability: Is the Semantic Web Ready?” on wednesday evening and also be in the poster session tuesday to present MOAT. Then, back to Paris to finish writing my thesis, keep presenting some of my work and hopefully start a new position soon. And yes, having some rest could also be an option. Later, maybe.