This workshop is about enabling semantic technologies for data sharing. Data sharing is an important aspect to enable data-driven decision support systems, more efficient supply chain processes, improved collaboration between business partners and even new business opportunities. In our current times, data needs to be FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable) and data sovereignty is an important aspects. Interoperability agreements and technologies are needed for legal-, organizational-, technical- and semantic interoperability. This workshop focuses on semantic interoperability for data sharing, e.g. how vocabularies/ontologies can be (re)used for API design, data discovery and automatic transactions.
In this workshop we share and discuss state-of-the-art technology that is developed and applied by industry organizations, including Fraunhofer, TNO, Dexes, Kadaster, Ketenstandaard Bouw & Techniek.
Program of the workshop
The workshop starts with a brief introduction and overview of the key data sharing initiatives, data spaces and the key challenges related to applying semantic technologies for data sharing. We continue with 4 invited speakers to talk about the semantic solutions they’ve implemented or work on in their domains and to share their experiences. We conclude with a moderated panel session to find commonalities, but also differences in their approaches, and explore the next steps.
Speakers: Session part 1 (09.00-10.30)
- Introduction by Hayo Schreijer and Michiel Stornebrink (chairs of this workshop). The workshop starts with a brief introduction and overview of the key data sharing initiatives, data spaces and the key challenges related to applying semantic technologies for data sharing. We continue with 4 invited speakers to talk about the semantic solutions they’ve implemented or work on in their domains and to share their experiences. We conclude with a moderated panel session to find commonalities, but also differences in their approaches, and explore the next steps.
- Luuk d’Hooghe (Ketenstandaard Bouw en Techniek).
- Talk: Ontology based APIs and schemata for data sharing in building and construction domain
- Luuk d’Hooghe is manager standardization. In his daily activities, together with industry participants, he and his team develop and maintain standards for classification and data communication in the building and construction supply chain processes. Luuk presents how they use shared data models (ontologies) and semantic technologies to create XML schemas. Ketenstandaard Bouw en Techniek is an independent and neutral organization with more than 800 member organizations. https://ketenstandaard.nl/.
- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/luuk-d-hooghe-0b082316/
- Finn Tiebout (Kadaster/Dutch Cadastre, Land Registry and National mapping agency)
- Talk: A multi system information Catalog (DSO StelselCatalogus).
- Finn Tiebout is a Consultant Information Management at the Kadaster. In his role as Product Owner responsible (together with a team of developers) for the development of the metadata Catalog at the Kadaster and for the new Environmental Law (Omgevingswet) metadata Catalog. He is also working with a multi organisation team to standardize an application profile for Dutch Metadata Catalogs.
- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/finntiebout/
Speakers: Session part 2: (11.00-12.30)
- Recap of part 1 - introduction to part 2 (chairs)
- Sebastian Bader (Fraunhofer IAIS).
- Talk: Digital Ecosystems face the problem of uncontrolled distribution of information.
- The risk of exposing competitive advantages or losing control of critical data is, therefore, one of the most critical current obstacles for productive Data Spaces. This talk presents how the Gaia-X and International Data Spaces (IDS) initiatives implement Trustworthiness and Digital Sovereignty into technical measures to enable digital business cases in a safe and reliable manner.
- Sebastian Bader leads the Enterprise Information System team at Fraunhofer IAIS. He joined Fraunhofer in 2018 and since then is actively involved in the International Data Spaces (IDS) and related projects in the context of Industry 4.0 (Plattform Industrie 4.0, GAIA-X etc.). Sebastian Bader's research focuses on data integration challenges and the application of semantic technologies in conjunction with Digital Twins. He actively contributes to several standardization groups and works on innovative interaction and communication models for industrial Digital Twins.
- Joep Meindersma (Dexes)
- Talk: Conditional data sharing and type safe linked data on the Amsterdam Data Exchange (Amdex).
- Linked Data enables us to be far more explicit in what data means, where it came from, who can read it, and how it can be validated. Improving both interoperability and explicitness in machine readable agreements on data sharing could help to give people more control over their data, sell and share it with others under their conditions, and make applications work together more easily. In this talk, we'll discuss how conditional access to information can be described using Atomic Data, a specification and a set of open source tools that make linked data fully type safe. Joep will specifically tell more about payment conditions for sharing data.
- Joep is CTO of Dexes Data Exchange and Co-founder of Ontola. Dexes is developing a trusted framework for sharing data that has never been shared before due to commercial or privacy sensitivity for the Amdex.
- LinkedIn: https://nl.linkedin.com/in/jmeindertsma
- Panel discussion and questionnaire with the 4 speakers, lead by chairs
About the chairs/hosts:
This workshop is put together and moderated by Hayo Schreijer (Dexes) and Michiel Stornebrink (TNO).
Hayo is product manager of Dexes for Amdex. Dexes develops a data exchange platform that makes data findable and shareable with respect for data sovereignty and privacy by means of open standards and new technologies like Linked Data and Solid. Dexes is a founding partner of the Amsterdam Data Exchange (https://www.amdex.eu). Hayo previously developed the Dutch National dataportal, data.overheid.nl and the linked data based Dutch legislation portal on www.wetten.nl. LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hayoschreijer/
Michiel is senior advisor at TNO on data interoperability and data ecosystems. TNO is the Dutch applied research institute that creates technological innovations together with industry partners. https://www.tno.nl. Michiel has developed interoperability agreements for data sharing in many domains, including the flexible staffing industry and smart manufacturing industry. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michielstornebrink/