Call For Participation
- Further background and motivation
- How can I participate?
- How can I suggest a presentation?
- Program Committee
- What is W3C?
This will be a two day workshop, spread over three days, that brings together people with an interest in the future of standards relating to graph data, and its ever growing importance in relation to the Internet of Things, smart enterprises, smart cities, etc., open markets of services, and synergies with Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AI/ML).
The scope includes:
Harmonising different perspectives on database management systems:
- The role of annotations, e.g. spatial, temporal, provenance, data quality, trust, etc. and opportunities for extending RDF to better support them;
- the relationship between RDF and other related approaches, e.g. Labelled Property Graphs and work by ETSI ISG CIM;
- opportunities for making RDF easier to use by the majority of developers, including higher level frameworks covering e.g. composite keys, cardinality constraints, inverse properties, n-ary chunks and property graphs;
- requirements for graph query and update languages and
- requirements for rule languages for graph data.
Managing the silos, big data, AI and machine learning:
- Techniques for dealing with incomplete, uncertain and inconsistent knowledge;
- different kinds of reasoning, e.g. deductive, inductive, abductive, analogical, spatial, temporal, causal, social, and emotional and
- challenges for Big Data, AI/ML, and enterprise knowledge-graphs.
Scalability, security, trust, APIs and vocabulary development:
- Techniques for mapping data between vocabularies with overlapping semantics, as a basis for scaling across different communities;
- digital signatures for RDF and Property graphs, e.g. to verify that the graph hasn't been tampered with, and the relationship to canonicalisation and determining diffs;
- what's next for remote access to data and information services;
- how to make W3C a more attractive venue for work on vocabularies.
We aim to share experiences, use case studies, new directions and insights on what's needed for the next generation of Web data standards.
See background and motivation for further details.
Out of scope:
- Discussion of Web browser standards are out of scope for this particular workshop.
How can I participate?
Attendance is free for all invited participants and is open to the public, whether or not W3C members.
If you wish to express interest in attending, please fill out the application form. The application form asks several questions about your background and ideas; please give these questions serious thought. In addition to the application form, you are encouraged to submit a presentation topic in the form of a position statement.
Because the venue has limited space, you must receive an acceptance email in order to attend. You might wish to defer making non-refundable travel arrangements until you receive an invitation. Be sure to keep an eye on these important dates.
Our aim is to get diverse attendance from a variety of industries and communities, including:
- Graph database and data platform vendors interested in driving standards;
- People with experience in Linked Data applications, data management and governance;
- People interested in the proposed ISO standard property Graph Query Language (GQL);
- People interested in bridging the relational and graph data worlds;
- People interested in the relationship between AI/ML and Linked Data; and
- People interested in the role of RDF and Linked Data for data management and governance.
How can I suggest a presentation?
This is a workshop, not a conference, and any presentations will be short, with topics suggested by submissions and decided by the chairs and program committee. Our goal is to actively discuss topics, not to watch presentations.
In order to best facilitate informed discussion, we encourage attendees to read the accepted topics prior to attending the workshop.
If you wish to present on a topic, you should submit a position statement by the deadline (see important dates). Our program committee will review the input provided, and select the most relevant topics and perspectives.
A good position statement should be a few paragraphs long and should include:
- Your background in the main topic areas of the workshop.
- Which topic you would like to lead discussion on.
- Links to related supporting resources.
- Any other topics you think the workshop should cover in order to be effective.
- A focus on technical issues, not process or platform preference. We plan to talk about the what, not the how.
- Position statements must be in English, preferably in HTML or plain-text format. You may include multiple topics, but we ask that each person submit only a single coherent position statement. The input provided at registration time (e.g., bio, goals, interests) will be published and linked to from this workshop page.
- Submissions should be between 200 and 1000 words.
Please email statements to the program committee at email@example.com.
The workshop will take place from midday Monday 4th to midday Wednesday 6th March 2019 at @nhow, Berlin, Stralauer Allee 3, 10245 Berlin (on google maps). This is at the Hotel nhow Berlin. The nearest station is Bahnof Warschauer Straße, about 8 minutes walk away. The closest airports are Berlin Tegel (TXL) and Berlin Schönefeld (SXF).
- Alistair Green, Neo4j
- Dave Raggett, W3C
(sorted alphabetically by family name)
- Phil Archer, GS1
- Jörn Bartels, Oracle & ISO/IEC JTC1 SC32 WG3
- Brad Bebee, Amazon
- Chris Bizer, Universität Mannheim
- Peter Boncz, CWI & Linked Data Benchmark Council (LDBC)
- Dan Brickley, Google
- Matthias Broecheler, Datastax
- Alastair Green, Neo4J
- Keith Hare, JCC Consulting, Inc. & ISO/IEC JTC1 SC32 WG3 (Database Languages)
- Olaf Hartig, Linköpings universitet
- Jim Hendler, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
- Vangelis Karkaletsis, NCSR "Demokritos"
- Gregg Kellogg, Linked Data Consultant
- Craig Norvell, Franz Inc.
- Dave Raggett, W3C
- Steve Sarsfield, Cambridge Semantics (AnzoGraph)
- Andy Seaborne, Apache Software Foundation
- Martin Serrano, Insight Centre for Data Analytics
- Joshua Shinavier, Uber
- Raj Singh, IBM
- Evren Sirin, StarDog
- Linda van den Brink, Geonovum
- Oskar Van Rest, Oracle
- Peter Winstanley, Scottish Government
Code of Conduct
Participants in this workshop, as in all W3C activities, are expected to follow the W3C code of ethics and professional conduct and treat each other with respect, professionalism, fairness, and sensitivity to our many differences and strengths.
Issues of inappropriate behavior may be raised with the W3C Ombuds (offline), with designated volunteers at the event, or with any member of the Program Committee.
What is W3C?
W3C is a voluntary standards consortium that convenes companies and communities to help structure productive discussions around existing and emerging technologies, and offers a Royalty-Free patent framework for Web Recommendations. W3C develops work based on the priorities of our members and our community.