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LDSW 2017 - Linked Data Switzerland Workshop

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LDSW 2017 - Linked Data Switzerland Workshop
LDSW 2017 - Linked Data Switzerland Workshop

The HES-SO Valais-Wallis Data Semantics Lab organizes a follow-up to the previous Linked Data Switzerland Workshop 2015 and 2016. The event will be kindly hosted by the Swiss Federal Archives, in Bern.

This workshop brings together the different actors of Linked Data in Switzerland, from data owners to technicians. The general goal is to help synergies, with a specific focus this year to propose solutions for some identified difficulties in domains such as data publication, a Swiss ontology for eGovernement-related datasets, missing datasets, links between datasets, authoritative entities, etc.

Participants of the workshop

  • Swiss Federal Archives
  • Swiss Federal Statistical Office
  • State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO)
  • Swiss Federal Office of Topography
  • ​Swiss Federal Office for the Environment FOEN
  • Archives de l'Etat du Valais
  • Kantons Basel-Stadt
  • eCH Open Government Data Group
  • AI4BD GmbH - Artificial Intelligence for Big Data
  • Die Wissens-Ingenieure - a Knowledge Engineering solution provider and consulting company with a focus on semantic information integration, modeling and reasoning
  • FactsMission - Linked Data development and consulting for more Facts and less noise
  • Plazi - a Swiss based NGO and SME with the goal to foster and  provide open access to scientific, published  research data covering the world’s biodiversity
  • ​Semweb - a software development and consulting company specialized in Knowledge Graphs and Linked Data
  • Zazuko - a software development and consulting company focusing on Semantic Web and related technologies
  • University of Zürich
  • Bern University of Applied Sciences
  • HES-SO Valais/Wallis - Data Semantics Lab



Round of table: What’s new?

The goal of this part is to get an idea of what is presently going on in Switzerland with regard to linked data in the public sector and beyond. At the same time it will provide an overview of how the participants relate to these activities.

  • Short presentation of LOD-related activities during the current year
  • Lessons learned
  • Outlook to the next 1-2 years
  • Main challenges / questionings
(max. 5 minutes per participant; max. 3-4 slides)

Focus on some projects and lessons learned

Presentations from:

  • Pasquale Di Donato: swisstopo experience with Linked Data
  • Beat Estermann: eCH white paper proposal
  • Markus Pilzecker: lessons learned for data management
15:25 Break


We will decide of some relevant topics and do a few workshops to tackle those subjects. 


Final discussions

Presentations of the workshops results and final talks for today

Save the date

  • Date: September 20th 2017, 14:00 - 17:00
  • Address: Swiss Federal Archives, Archivstrasse 24, 3005 Bern, Switzerland

Workshop chair and further information

Please contact me for any further question and if you want to participate to the workshop.

Fabian Cretton, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland (HES-SO Valais-Wallis), fabian.cretton@hevs.ch


Fabian Cretton