3rd International Workshop on Linked Data and Distributed Ledgers

Co-located with the WebConference @ Lyon - France

24th April 2018 (13:40 to 17:00) - Salle Rhône 4

Important Dates (HAST time)

  • DEADLINE EXTENDED to 2nd February 2018
    • Submission deadline: 26th January 2018
  • Notifications: 21st February 2018
  • Camera-ready version: 1st March 2018

Submission link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=www2018satellites

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 3rd edition will be a half-day workshop, part of the Web Conference 2018, Lyon, France

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

The second edition was held as part of ESWC 2017 in Portoroz, Slovenia

Steering Committee:

Luis-Daniel Ibáñez (ECS - University of Southampton)
John Domingue (Knowledge Media Institute - Open University)
Pascal Molli (LS2N - Université de Nantes)

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