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David WoodDavid Wood
3 Round Stones(link is external)
Linking Open Government Data

Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Building 3 Auditorium - 11:00 AM
(Coffee and cookies at 10:30 AM)

All governments have large data challenges. They have become even more challenging in this period of fiscal austerity. The use of Linked Data techniques allows governments to publish more, reuse more and combine more data for a fraction of the cost of older methods.

Linked Data is a set of standards and best practices for encoding and using structured data on the Web. This talk will introduce Linked Data and describe how government agencies in the US and abroad are currently using it to relate their content to the world at large.

Dr. Wood has contributed to the evolution of the World Wide Web since 1999, especially in the formation of standards and technologies for the Semantic Web. He has architected key aspects of the Web to include the Persistent Uniform Resource Locator (PURL) service and several Semantic Web databases and frameworks. David is the editor of Linking Enterprise Data(link is external) (Springer, 2010) and Linking Government Data(link is external) (Springer, 2011).

David is co-chair of the W3C RDF Working Group(link is external). He co-chaired the Semantic Web Best Practices and Deployment Working Group(link is external) and is a member of the Semantic Web Coordination Group(link is external). David has represented international organizations in the evolution of Internet standards at the International Standards Organization (ISO), the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and the World Wide Web Consortium. David is a founding and contributing member of many Free/Libre/Open Source Software (FLOSS) projects, including the Mulgara Semantic Store(link is external)Persistent URL (PURLs)(link is external), Freemix and the Callimachus Project(link is external).

In his eclectic career, David has been a ship's navigator and deep sea salvage engineer for the US Navy. He is an aerospace engineer, Web researcher and serial entrepreneur. He teaches computer science part-time at the University of Mary Washington(link is external).

David earned a Ph.D., Software Engineering, University of Queensland(link is external), Australia; Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineer, U.S. Naval Postgraduate School(link is external); MS, Astronautical Engineering, U.S. Naval Postgraduate School(link is external) and BS, Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Military Institute(link is external).

Linking Enterprise Data(link is external)
Linking Government Data(link is external)
Linked Data(link is external)
Internet Email(link is external)

IS&T Colloquium Committee Host: Chris Lynnes(link sends e-mail)

Sign language interpreter upon request: 301-286-7040