Started mid 2009, Vienna Semantic Web Meetup (VSWM) goes now in it’s third year. Hosted by various partners, from media to culture and from corporate to academic, this regular gathering now counts over 200 members. As it is a good tradition at VSWM, people from abroad are visiting by, giving input and new insights. Also the next season of VSWM will bring this mixture of international connection and informal meeting in putting two upcoming topics onto the agenda.
Digital Identity on the Semantic Web
Thursday, April 7, 2011
While recent developments in ICT make it easier for companies and consumers to reach each other, they can also scatter your personal information more widely, making life easier for criminals. On the other hand public institutions and government agencies are collecting personal data too. So personal data is processed without the consensus (or even the knowledge) of the respective citizen. As we know, leaks in this field may unleash sensible personal data as well. The misuse of personal data can be restricted – this is a challenge to both, the technological and the juridical domain. This meetup takes a look on how Semantic Web Technologies can take over its responsibility in this emerging field.
Christof Tschohl (BIM)
Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Human Rights
Mischa Tuffield (Garlik)
A Standards-based, Open and Privacy-aware Social Web (W3C)
Portals, Apps and Visualizations for Open Government Data
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Picking up Keith Andrews suggestion, this is a MeetUp focusing on tools, services and projects dealing with Visualization, Apps-creation and Portals/Catalogs for Open [Government] Data. As this MeetUp is on the eve of Austrians first Open Government Data – Conference (OGD2011) we expect to meet experts ans enthusiasts from Austria and abroad.