The first International Workshop on Semantics in Data Spaces takes place on Sunday 30 April 2023 as part of the Web Conference 2023 (WWW2023) in Austin, Texas. Cohosted by the Insight SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics and the Fraunhofer Institute, the workshop brings together people interested in dataspaces and the role of semantics in these, who may be from different communities such as dataspace drivers, law and policymakers as well as the researchers from the Semantic Web community. Since members of these different communities rarely have chances to interact, the workshop is designed to be highly interactive and communicative. This approach enables the identification of promising topics for collaboration and follow-up activities by enabling a dynamic agenda driven by the participants’ shared interests.
Prof Ed Curry, director of the Insight SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics, based in the University of Galway, said: ‘This workshop is the first of its kind to bring together the research community to discuss progress in research, development, standards and applications of semantics needed to deliver the European Data Strategy and the creation of Common European Data Spaces.’