We‘re glad to announce that the second edition of the SPOT workshop – Trust and Privacy on the Social and Semantic Web – will be held at ESWC2010.
More than ever, the Semantic Web is becoming reality as it is an integrated component of the Web we are browsing everyday – be it the Open Linked Data movement that nowadays exposes over 10 billion triples of RDF or the annotated and structured information available on Web pages used by major search engines, such as Yahoo! SearchMonkey and Google. Moreover, social data about people and their interaction is made available in machine-understandable format in projects like FOAF or SIOC. Facing this amount of data, privacy and trust consideration is an important step to take right now. The challenging research questions arising from this movement include:
- How do people know that the data gathered from several sources for reasoning purposes can be trusted?
- How can one avoid that personal data exposed on the Semantic Web will be combined with other available semantic data in a way that sensitive information may be revealed?
- How shall a safe reasoning process look like that does not end up in a conflict only because a single Semantic Web peer exposed a contradiction?
As last year, we expect both theoretical and practical contributions (including demos) on these hot topics.
For more information about the workshop, deadlines, etc. please check the SPOT2010 website.
Due to multiple requests, we just extended the deadline for the
SPOT2009 – Trust and Privacy on the Social and Semantic Web workshop at ESWC09 to 11 March 2009, 11:59pm UTC
Hence, you have a few days left to submit your (short and long) papers as well as demo and application reports, whatever they are theorical or practical contributions to the field of trust and privacy on the Web.
Please note that this is a hard deadline which will not further be extended.
Still working on SparqlPress, I just adapted foaf-output for it, as a part of the future export capabilities of the plugin. It exports users in a group, or individually. Once again, thanks to OpenID and SPARQL capabilities of the backend, I can retrieve the related FOAF document, and also the URI of the user.
Thus, the export can provide owl:sameAs + rdfs:seeAlso links to the original people / file, like on that profile (BTW, well done for wikini and its FOAF export). The great thing, imho, is that it shows how OpenID can add a trust layer to the Semantic Web, by providing an automatic way to have bi-directional owl:sameAs links between URIs, which means both parts agree on the fact that they’re the same. Since you can link from your foaf profile to any URI on the Semantic Web, you need a way from this URI to link to your original FOAF file. This SW+OpenID association provides it, and could be really useful in a Linked Data perspective.
NB: OK Morten, now we’ll have to check how to avoid recursion