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(New York, NY - April 24, 2008) - Jupitermedia Corporation (Nasdaq: JUPM) today announced the program for LinkedData Planet Spring 2008 Conference & Expo, which runs in New York City at the Roosevelt Hotel on June 17-18, 2008. The theme of the conference is the confluence of enterprise and Internet computing and the progression from a Web of linked documents to a Web of linked data. LinkedData Planet offers a content-rich technical program by a faculty composed of thought leaders and key technology contributors, including two originators of the Semantic Web. The technical education program includes presentations about linking data and applying semantic technologies for enterprise applications, mashups, social networks, information sharing and service-oriented architecture (SOA).

W3C Director Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web and advocate of linking data, will deliver a keynote address on June 17. The keynote speakers include key contributors in the field of semantics and linked data, such as OpenLink founder and CEO Kingsley Idehen. Other keynote speakers include Talis CTO Ian Davis, OntoText founder Atanas Kiryakov IBM VP & CTO Dr. Anant Jhingran. Idehen will present "Creating, Deploying and Exploiting Linked Data" and Davis will discuss "The Semantic Web as a Blue Ocean Opportunity."

A faculty of experts will present sessions about querying linked data and integrating data from disparate sources, including content management systems and tables in SQL databases. Two standards architects at Oracle, Dr. Ashok Malhotra and Jim Melton, will discuss exposing RDF data from SQL databases. Melton is the long-time editor of the international SQL standard. Amber Swope and Jeffrey Deskins of JustSystems will present a session about the marriage of content management systems, the Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) and linked data. Andy Seaborne of HP Labs, member of the W3C RDF Data Access Working Group, will speak about SPARQL and querying RDF data.

The program includes several sessions about semantic technologies and machine intelligence. Professor James Hendler, Tetherless World Senior Constellation Professor, at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Semantic Web visionary, will discuss enterprise data integration and the future of data in "The Fellowship of the Web: The Two Towers." Marcus Tresvani of Relevant Digital will speak about SOA and semantic discovery for enterprises and consumers. Dr. Rachel Yager (Director, Machinitas) will speak about best practices in semantic system development. Barak Pridor, CEO of Reuters Clear Forest, will discuss semantic metadata services, including Reuters Calais Web service.

Dr. William Cohen of Carnegie Mellon University will present a session about applying machine intelligence for classifying structured and unstructured data. Geoff Brown will discuss applied semantic technologies for automated management of network infrastructures.

LinkedData Planet Spring 2008 Conference and Expo also offers sessions for attendees interested in ontology, taxonomies and knowledge representation. Chief Scientist Dean Allemang and co-founder Irene Polikoff of Top Quadrant will speak about applying semantic web technology, such as taxonomies and ontologisms, to enterprise computing solutions. Taylor Cowan of Sabre and Jay Fichialos of Travel Studio will discuss trip planning using industry standards and an OWL ontology. Seth Earley will present "Building a Practical Semantic Framework: The role of taxonomies and controlled vocabularies in data integration."

Dr. Jens Aasman, CEO of Franz, will speak about Web 3.0 and real-world examples of improving services through behavioral and activity recognition. Rebecca Dias (VP, SynapticMash) will explore tools, technology and privacy issues for social networks, while Tom Heath of Talis will explain how to publish linked data on the Web.

Uche Ogbuji will present "Linked Data: The Real Web 2.0" and participate in the Linked Data Workshop moderated by conference co-chair Bob DuCharme of Innodata Isogen. The workshop instructors include:

  • Dr. Melli Annamalai (Product Manager, Oracle)

  • Michael Bergman (CEO, Zitgist)

  • Uche Ogbuji (Partner, Zepheira)

  • Nikita Ogievetsky (VP, Morgan Stanley)

  • Walter Perry (Managing Director, Fiduciary Automation)

  • Dr. Andy Seaborne (Research Scientist, HP Labs).

    Dr. Sören Auer will discuss the creation of large data and knowledge bases such as DBPedia and OntoWiki. Dr. Giovanni Tummarello, Researcher at Ireland's Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI), will present "How to efficiently publish and locating linked data: Semantic Web Sitemaps and Sindice API".

    Conference co-chair Ken North will moderate a power panel discussion about "Semantic Technology in the Real World: Challenges and Opportunities". Panel members include

  • Geoff Brown (CEO m2mi)

  • Kingsley Idehen (CEO OpenLink)

  • Eghosa Omoigui (Director, Intel Capital)

  • Robert Shimp (VP, Oracle)

  • Alex Spinelli (CTO Reuters News).

LinkedData Planet Conference & Expo runs June 17-18, 2008 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City. The keynote presentations are open to people who register for the technical program or the Special Events pass. Early registration discounts apply until May 20. Details of the LinkedData Planet agenda are at:

For sponsorship and exhibiting information please contact: Neil Whitney, (661) 257-4161 or [email protected].

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