Linked Enterprise Data Patterns Workshop

Data-driven Applications on the Web

6-7 December 2011, Cambridge, MA
Hosted by W3C/MIT

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The four rules of Linked Data provide a very simple guide for publishing data on the World Wide Web. This led to a remarkable evolution in the domain of publicly available data, commonly known as "Linked Open Data". Applications in that space are beginning to emerge, usually relying on the public availability of various Linked Open Datasets. These applications stand to benefit from some higher-level conventions based on Semantic Web and REST. This workshop aims to:

  1. Describe a set of standard patterns, design choices and best practices that will give application writers much stronger guidance and reduce the number of design decisions they have to make when adopting Linked Data as an application architecture.
  2. Identify a handful of gaps in the current Linked Data specs that are uncovered by common application scenarios.
  3. Propose a set of simple solutions to those gaps that could be rapidly specified and approved by W3C.

This workshop continues some of the work of the W3C Workshop on Data and Services Integration.

The outcome of this workshop will be reported to the current related working groups, RDF-WG, Provenance WG, GLD WG, and may be used as input for chartering other work.

Participation Requirements

All participants must register using the W3C conference registration system. The total number of participants will be limited. To ensure diversity, a limit might be imposed on the maximum number of participants per organization.

Instructions for how to register will be sent to submitters of accepted position papers. These instructions will also indicate a possible limit on the maximum number of participants per organization.

Workshop sessions and documents will be in English. Position papers, presentations, minutes and the workshop report will be public.

There is no fee to participate.

Important dates

Date Event
31 October 2011 Deadline for position papers
7 November 2011 Acceptance notification sent
14 November 2011 Program released
noon (EST) 2 December 2011 Deadline (for lunches and name tags) for Registration
6-7 December 2011 Workshop

Workshop Organization

Workshop sessions and documents will be in English.


  • Arnaud Le Hors (IBM)
  • David Wood (3 Round Stones)
  • Ashok Malhotra (Oracle)

Program Committee

  • Martin Nally (IBM Rational)
  • Alexandre Passant (DERI)
  • Henrik Frystyk Nielsen (Microsoft)
  • Steve Speicher (IBM)
  • Mischa Tuffield (Garlik)
  • Keith Griffin (Cisco)
  • Yves Raimond (BBC)
  • Bradley Allen (Elsevier)
  • Christopher Matheus (Alcatel-Lucent)
  • Richard Cyganiac (DERI)
  • Jans Aasman (Franz)
  • Eric Prud'hommeaux (W3C)
  • Jenna Zhou (Dell)
  • Roger Menday (Fujitsu)
  • Andy Seaborne (Epimorphics)


The Workshop will be held at MIT's Stata Center in Cambridge, MA, USA in the Kiva Conference room. Kiva, G449, is located on the 4th floor of the Gates Tower of the Stata Center.

  • A few notes about the building: The Stata Center can be a bit confusing as there are two towers: Gates and Dreyfoos. This workshop will be held in the Gates Tower, the entrance to which is on the corner of Vassar and Main Streets.
  • The building is on an automatic locking system. Doors to the elevator foyers on the 4th floor will be opened for the workshop but the stairwells automatically lock at 5pm (with the only unlocked exit door on the first floor).
  • Please be careful of your belongings even when stepping away even for a short while. The building is open to the public and there have, unfortunately, been thefts.

We will provide coffee, lunch, refreshments during the breaks, and dinner. There will be wireless Internet access.

Those attending remotely may dial the Zakim conference bridge at +1.617.761.6200 and use the conference code 5337 (LEDP). The irc channel will be on W3C's IRC server: irc.w3.org port 6665 channel #ledp.

How to get to the Stata Center:

The MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) is located at the northeastern edge of the MIT campus on Vassar Street near the intersection with Main Street.

Boston Logan International Airport is the closest international airport to MIT. The travel time between the airport and hotels in Cambridge will vary between 30 minutes to one hour depending on traffic conditions. Taxis from the airport are plentiful and fares will range around $30-40.

The Stata Center is located a few blocks away from the MBTA Red line Kendall/MIT stop (directions). We strongly suggest that visitors use public transportation. Alternately, several of the the hotels provide shuttle service to MIT. Information on parking is located below.

Ray and Maria Stata Center, MIT
Building 32
Gates Tower, G449
32 Vassar Street Cambridge, MA 02139

Parking and Hotels


The MIT Parking and Transportation Office does not offer pay lots for visitors. They note: "Because the number of visitor parking spaces on campus is limited, it may not be possible to accommodate every visitor who wishes to park at MIT.... We strongly recommend using public transportation when visiting the MIT campus." There is hourly on-street parking available around the Stata Center though Cambridge is a busy area and parking may be difficult to find, especially in inclement weather.

Information on paid parking lots near campus can be found on MIT's parking site.


MIT also has a list of nearby hotels.


Position papers, schedule, accepted presentations, and the workshop report will also be published online.