The several streams that will be on-going from September 17th to 21st include:
Transparency and Accountability
Open Journalism, Data Journalism
Open Knowledge and SustainabilityIn order to survive, all life, including human life, depends either directly or indirectly on the natural environment. Sustainability is a principle where current requirements are met while the livelihoods of future generations are not threatened.
REEEP/reegle will be part of a panel discussion within the Open Knowledge and Sustainability Stream. I will also present our portal reegle.info and explain how the integration of Open Data philosophy has really been a turning point for us. Our examples of Open Data mash-ups such as our country energy profilesare really state-of-the-art in terms of semantic web technology, and ourLinked Open Data thesaurus is a prime example of how controlled vocabularies are elementary to enjoy the full benefits of LOD.
The Open Knowledge and Sustainability Stream panel will consist of
Karthikeya Acharya studies material consumption in domestic environments within the context of vertical housing. William Heath is an entrepreneur, currently co-founder of Mydex Community Interest Company which seeks to restore control over personal data to individuals and let individuals realise the value of their personal data.
It will be interesting to see how this focus on more personal, anonymous data will connect with our work that relates more to Open Government Data and the likes.
The Green Hackathon is another highlight of this exiting event. It is part of a series of events taking place across Europe and it will comprise two days of working hands-on to improve and disseminate sustainability data. It will begin with a short presentation on Wednesday morning (Sept. 19) and end with a Show-and-Tell of the results (Sept. 20). Again we are closely involved in this and my college Thomas from Semantic Web Company and I will present a couple of challenges we think are a great example of open energy data applications.
On this post I share with you my experience of the event and the key meesages of the conference!