W3C Workshop on Web Standardization for Graph Data

Creating Bridges: RDF, Property Graph and SQL

Monday 4th March to Wednesday 6th March 2019, Berlin, Germany (venue)

Call For Participation

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:

Managing the silos, big data, AI and machine learning:

Scalability, security, trust, APIs and vocabulary development:

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:

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:

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:

Please email statements to the program committee at group-data-ws-pc@w3.org.


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).

Program Committee


Committee Members

(sorted alphabetically by family name)

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.