Semantic Web Death Match 2011: Industry vs. Academia vs. Standards

moderator: Jim Hendler, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
author: Michael Hausenblas, DERI Galway, National University of Ireland, Galway
author: Martin Hepp, Bundeswehr University of Munich
author: Ian Horrocks, Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford
author: Chris Welty, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center
author: Ivan Herman, World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
published: Nov. 25, 2011,   recorded: October 2011,   views: 4542

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The past couple of years have been an "interesting time" for the Semantic Web - with both the positive and negative aspects that that implies. We have seen new standards emerging from the W3C, new proposals out of Google and Facebook which have different visions for the future, and a growing application space struggling to make head or tail out of all of it. OWL 2.0? RDFa? who controls the vision of the Semantic Web's future?

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