Welcome to the 5th Scottish Linked Data Interest Group Workshop. The workshop will be co-located with the 30th British International Conference on Databases (BICOD2015).


Where available, presentations are linked from the title of the talk.

9:30-10:00 Coffee

10:00-12:30 Morning Session

10:00-10:10 Introduction

10:10-10:30 Opening up Official Statistics, Gregor Boyd, Scottish Government

10:30-10:50 The current development of linked data in China and its applications, Haofen Wang, East China University of Science and Technology

10:50-11:10 Linked Data challenges in the Library world… how to go from here to there, Alexandra De Pretto, National Library of Scotland

11:10-11:30 LOD4All, Hiromichi Kobashi, Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd

11:30-11:50 Query Generation for Healthcare: A Case Study, Honghan Wu, University of Aberdeen

11:50-12:10 Evaluating CHAIn: A Structure Matching System to Facilitate Communication During Emergency Response, Diana Bental, Heriot-Watt University

12:10-12:30 Record linkage for linked data: Challenges and opportunities, Peter Christen, Australian National University

12:30-13:30 Lunch sponsored by SICSA Data Science theme

13:30-14:00 Joint Poster and Demo session with the TaPP Workshop

We are planning a demo session to coincide with the TAPP2015 poster session. Please let Alasdair Gray know if you would to give a demo.

14:00-14:40 Afternoon Session

14:00-14:20 Dataset Descriptions: The HCLS Community Profile, Alasdair Gray, Heriot-Watt University

14:20-14:40 A Linked Data Challenge: Vocabulary Reuse Damages Semantics!, Paolo Pareti, University of Edinburgh

14:45-16:00 Discussion Session

Chair: Fiona McNeill

Why attend?

By attending, you can learn about existing applications of Linked Data as well ongoing research in the area from various organisations, industry professionals and academics in and around Scotland.


The workshop is free and open to anyone, but please register so we know how many to plan for.


SICSA: The Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance
Eventbrite - 5th Scottish Linked Data Interest Group Workshop

When and Where

  • Thursday 9th July 2015
  • 9:30 – 16:00
  • Level 4, Informatics Forum,
  • University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh.