Hjalmar Gislason to deliver a Keynote Speech at KCAP 2013

We are pleased to announce that Hjalmar Gislason is one of our keynote speakers at KCAP 2013.

Hjalmar Gislason is the founder and CEO of DataMarket. Hjalmar is a successful entrepreneur, founder of four software companies since 1996. Prior to launching DataMarket, Hjalmar worked on new media and business development for companies in the Skipti Group (owners of Iceland Telecom) following their acquisition of his search startup Spurl. DataMarket is based largely on Hjalmars vision to make the worlds data easier to find and understand.

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Crowd-funding KCAP 2013!

We are pleased to announce a crowd-funding initiative to sponsor KCAP 2013.

We want to innovate a tiny little bit in how such meetings are organized by adding a new funding source to the organization of a specific scientific conference on Knowledge Capture. Most scientific conferences are funded through a combination of participant registration fees and institutional sponsors, and that is a good model that functions well. However, in the current situation of economic downturn, where both institutions (companies, research institutes) and the participants have less budget to spend on such activities, it is becoming increasingly harder to run such meetings without losing money, with the risk of reducing the frequency of face to face meetings beyond the minimum leading to impoverished scientific research.

Please visit the following URL for more information: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/k-cap-2013

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KCAP2013 Datathon – Registration now open

The KCAP2013 Datathon invites submissions that demonstrate the value of Open Data through innovative applications. Objectives include to identify possible pitfalls along the value chain of the data, and second, to draw a number of conclusions that allow the communities involved in generating and exploiting large-scale data, to deal with such difficulties and flatten the ground for data-intensive applications in the near future.

On the Datathon page you can find information about the submission process, available resources, and the $2000 prize for the winner!


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Mark Greaves to deliver a Keynote Speech at KCAP 2013

We are pleased to announce that Mark Greaves is one of our keynote speakers at KCAP 2013.

Mark Greaves is currently Technical Director, Analytics, for the USs Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. He works with cutting-edge PNNL scientific teams from analytics, semantic computing, information visualization, and human-centered software systems to develop systems that exploit web-scale symbolic data.  Previously, he was Director of Knowledge Systems at Vulcan Inc., the private asset management company for Paul Allen (www.vulcan.com), where he sponsored research in large knowledge bases and semantic web technologies, including semantic wikis and data-intensive artificial intelligence technologies. Prior to this, he was at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), where he managed a variety of R&D programs, including the DAML program that was instrumental in the development of semantic web technologies.

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Nigel Shadbolt to deliver a Keynote Speech at KCAP 2013