Thursday, June 9, 2011
09:30 AM - 09:55 PM
|Level: ||Technical - Intermediate|
|Location: ||Franciscan C|
With the growth of microblogging services, information streams and more generally 'Citizen Sensing', there is a need for new architectures to enable real-time information syndication, discovery and notification on the Web. In this talk, we'll present how to combine PubSubHubbub - a simple, open, server-to-server web-hook-based pubsub (publish/subscribe) protocol - with Semantic Web and Linked Data technologies to enable a real-time Semantic Web, making structured data usable in real-time on the Web.
We'll present the combination of those approaches in the context of (1) real-time information monitoring (sparqlPush) and (2) distributed semantic social networking architectures (SMOB). In this talk attendees will learn:
- What are the latest tends in citizen sensing and real-time information monitoring
- What is the PubSubHubbub protocol and how it can be used for real-time notifications on the Web
- How to use PubSubHubbub to monitor the result of SPARQL queries as data feeds
- How to use PubSubHubbub to synchronise distributed Social Semantic Web data hub
- How to enable a real-time Semantic Web
Dr. Alexandre Passant is a researcher at the Digital Enterprise Research Institute, National University of Ireland, Galway, where he leads the Social Software Unit. His research interests include mainly the Semantic Web, Linked Data and Social Software: in particular, how these fields can interact with and benefit from each other in order to provide a socially-enabled and machine-readable Web. He has a Ph.D. in Semantic Web technologies, is the (co-)author of several Social Semantic Web vocabularies (SIOC, MOAT, CommonTag), is an active W3C member (Social Web XG, SPARQL WG), has published more than 60 papers on the topic, given tutorials at conferences such as ISWC, WWW and SemTech and is involved in various related applications and industrial research partnerships.