SALAD 2017 – Services and Applications over Linked APIs and Data

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 09:00 to 15:00
The Meervaart (Room 2)

Chairs: Maria Maleshkova (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology), Ruben Verborgh (Ghent Univeristy, IMEC), Laura Daniele (TNO),  Felix Leif Keppmann (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)


The World Wide Web has undergone significant changes, developing from a collection of a few interlinked static pages to a global ubiquitous platform for sharing, searching and browsing dynamic and customizable content, in a variety of different media formats. This transformation was triggered by the ever-growing number of users and websites and continues to be supported by current developments such as the increased use and popularity of Linked Data and Web APIs. Unfortunately, despite some initial efforts and progress towards integrated use, these two technologies remain mostly disjunct in terms of developing solutions and applications. To this purpose, SALAD aims to explore the possibilities of facilitating a better fusion of Web APIs and Linked Data, thus enabling the harvesting and provisioning of data through applications and services on the Web. In particular, we focus on investigating how both static and dynamic resources (for example, sensor data or streams) exposed via interfaces on the Web, can be used together with semantic data, as means for enabling a shared use and providing a basis for developing rich applications. We especially encourage the submission of research work that employs Linked Data and Web API solutions in order to address challenges in the area of the Internet of Things (IoT).

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