VocBench 3 Day

The event is co-located with the 10th International Conference on Metadata and Semantics Research (MTSR 2016).

Registration: The workshop web page (http://mtsr-conf.org/index.php/workshops-2016) has a link for registration.

Event Coordination: 

Armando Stellato – University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy

Christine Laaboudi – Publications Office of the EU, Luxembourg

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Funded by the ISA2 program of the EU, VocBench 3 (aka VB3) is an effort to develop a platform for collaborative editing of OWL ontologies, SKOS and SKOSXL thesauri, and other datasets based on information models of the RDF family, with particular emphasis on collaboration and multilingualism.

VocBench 3 follows the path led by its previous incarnations: VocBench, originally developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO of the UN) for maintenance of the AGROVOC thesaurus, and VocBench 2, developed by University of Rome Tor Vergata - jointly with FAO - as a general purpose platform for collaborative editing of SKOSXL thesauri.

VocBench 3 will be developed by University of Rome Tor Vergata, with an entirely new user interface and a largely revised backend architecture: VB3 aims at improving the capabilities of its predecessors, with an unconstrained RDF editing environment, dedicated support for the OWL, SKOS and SKOSXL standards, more agile user interaction and an extensible architecture.

The objective of the VB3 day is to bring together existing stakeholders and new interested users, expose the roadmap which has been laid down for the project, detailing established modeling and technological choices, show a first demo of the system and gather further precious feedback for the future of the platform The meeting will also be a networking event for people and organizations developing thesauri and ontologies, allowing them to share their knowledge and experiences, and an occasion for interacting in person with the VocBench team.

The VocBench 3 day will be co-located with the 10th International Conference on Metadata and Semantics Research (MTSR 2016) as a pre-event on the 22nd of November. The meeting does not require a registration fee, but can host only a limited number of attendants. We thus ask interested participants to register as soon as possible through the workshops web page in order to facilitate the organization of the workshop.

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