2nd International Workshop on Linked Data and Distributed Ledgers
Co-located at ESWC 2017, Portoroz, Slovenia
29th May 2017

====Keynote Announced=====

We are delighted to confirm that Johannes Pfeffer, from Consensys, will be our keynoter.

Important Dates:
  • Submission deadline: Friday March 10, 2017 (23:59 Hawaii Time UTC-10)
    EXTENDED TO Monday March 20, 2017 (23:59 Hawaii Time UTC-10
  • Notifications: Friday March 31, 2017
  • Camera-ready version: Thursday April 13, 2017

Blockchains and Distributed Ledgers (DLs) have emerged as a novel way to manage and exchange different types of digital assets among a large number of agents operating in a decentralised way. Existing DL platforms are driven by use cases from different user communities. Each community has its own requirements regarding the level of decentralisation, privacy, and identity management that the ledger would need to offer. To allow for these developments to be applicable to a wider, and more
complex range of applications, they will need to be able to interoperate, both with existing distributed systems and databases technologies, and among each other. This has motivated researchers and practitioners to look at approaches such as Linked Data, which relies on core Web principles and standards such as URIs, HTTP, JSON-LD, RDF, and SPARQL.

We envision the workshop as a forum for researchers and practitioners from Distributed Ledgers and Linked Data to come together to discuss common challenges; propose solutions to shortcomings of existing architectures; and identify synergies for joint initiatives. The ultimate goal is the creation of a Web of Interoperable Ledgers.

The first edition of LD-DL will be held as part of WWW 2017 in Perth, Australia

Steering Committee:

Elena Simperl (ECS - University of Southampton)
John Domingue (Knowledge Media Institute - Open University)
Fabien Gandon (Université Côte d’Azur, Inria, CNRS, I3S)
Luis-Daniel Ibáñez (ECS - University of Southampton)

For enquiries, please contact Luis-Daniel Ibáñez l(dot)d(dot)ibanez@southampton(dot)ac(dot)uk