I spent some time today checking out the EC’s Future Internet initiative to glean insight into the EC’s vision of the future of the Internet. STI International made the video below titled The Future Internet: Service Web 3.0 to communicate the essence of this vision:
Service Web 3.0 is actually a sub-project of the broader Future Internet initiative. Core to this vision are:
- A semantic web
- An interconnected web of data and things
- A connected web of services
- A social web
A couple interesting related publications are:
- Future Internet 2020, from May 2009, and
- Towards the Future Internet – Emerging Trends from European Research
There are also a couple interesting videos from Graham Hench of STI International on semantic service-oriented architecture. The first video, titled Service-oriented architectures, presents a broad overview of service-oriented architecture as it applies to a semantic service web:Vodpod videos no longer available.
In the first video, Hench presents an interesting slide that illustrates how the EU views/organizes the core programs of work encompassed within the Future Internet initiative. Here’s the slide:
At the center of this slide are four core themes:
- Network Architecture and Mobility
- Internet of “Things”
- Content Creation and Delivery
- Services Architectures
And of courses, as Hench mentions in a previous slide, there is a pervasive “need for semantics in order to meet the challenges presented by the dramatic increase in the scale of content and users”.
A very nice presentation by Stephane Corlosquet from April 2010 titled The RDFa initiative in Drupal 7, and how it will impact the Semantic Web. The slides accompanying the presentation can be found here.
Also, a collection of screencasts on Drupal and RDF/RDFa are available below:
- Semantic Drupal — State of Drupal keynote, DrupalConSF 2010
- The Semantic Web and Drupal, part 1 – November 2009
- The Semantic Web and Drupal, part 2 – November 2009
Professor Jim Hendler and TopQuadrant Chief Scientist Dean Allemang do their version of Siskel and Ebert during their keynote at Semtech 2010 – by reviewing four videos related to the Semantic Web, and giving these videos a thumbs-up/thumbs-down review. Here’s the video:
Hendler and Allemang review excerpts from the following videos:
- The Westlaw Advantage: The West Key Numbering System
- Tim Berners-Lee on the next Web
- Inform CEO Neal Goldman interview with Businessweek
- Web 3.0 a doc by kate ray
I really enjoyed the session, which I spent the better part of the day watching. But a bit too bagged to comment on right now. Maybe another time.
I had heard some good things about an intro video to the Semantic Web by Kate Ray, but had never got around to looking at it. Well here it is:
Anyway, I still haven’t watched the video. So if you have any thoughts/comments, please share.
Just noticed that several videos from the Semtech 2010 conference have been uploaded online. The videos that sparked (or SPARQed 😉 ) my interest are:
- Pull: The Business Shift Behind the Semantic Web
- Facebook’s Open Graph
- Google Rich Snippets
- The Social Fabric of Semantics – I’m particularly interested in this video, as it’s delivered Jamie Taylor of Freebase. Freebase was recently acquired by Google, and this was a very strategic acquisition IMO.
- The Next Generation Consumer Business – Semantic Real Time Intelligent Decision Automation
- From Relational Databases to the Semantic Web: New W3C Standards and Directions Part Two
Just stumbled across an article from Richard MacManus of ReadWriteWeb on the Top 10 Semantic Web Products of 2009. Many of the products are one’s I would expect to see there. Nonetheless, it’s a nice summary.
This post is a reminder to myself … “Self, read this article carefully, and understand the deep trends”.