Dear Hobbit friends and Community members,
So far so good!
HOBBIT is now one year old!
We are proud to inform you that HOBBIT was at the following events:
- The International Conference on Big Data 2016 (May 3 - May 4, Alicante, Spain), a presentation of the project was given by the Project Coordinator, Axel Ngonga (InfAI),
- The ESWC 2016 conference (May 29 - June 2, Anissaras, Crete, Greece), where Irini Fundulaki (FORTH) and Nina Saveta (FORTH) had 2 tutorials: on Instance Matching Benchmarks for Linked Data and on Assessing the performance of RDF Engines; Axel Ngonga (InfAI) presented several papers in the conference and in workshops: Detecting Similar Linked Datasets Using Topic Modelling, The Lazy Traveling Salesman - Memory Management for Large-Scale Link Discovery; Michael Röder (InfAI) presented the current design of the architecture underlying the HOBBIT platform; Ruben Taelman (iMinds) gave an overview of the most important survey results. HOBBIT had also a half-day session (EU HOBBIT Workshop) to talk about the project, surveys results, and the initial architecture of the HOBBIT Benchmarking Platform.
- The post EDF 2106 event (July 1, Eindhoven, Netherlands), which HOBBIT co-organized with projects BigDataEurope and BYTE, a presentation of the project was given by Axel Nonga (InfAI),
- The ACL 2016 (August 7-12, Berlin), a brief HOBBIT introduction was given by Anastasia Krithara (NCSR).
- The ISWC 2016 (October 17-21, Kobe Japan), where two tutorials were presented: the Link Discovery – Algorithms, Approaches and Benchmarks and the SPARQL Querying Benchmarks. In addition to the tutorials, Axel Ngonga (InfAI) and Irini Fundulaki (FORTH) had presentations at the 1st International Workshop on Benchmarking Linked Data (BLINK).
- The EKAW 2016 (November 19-23, Bologna, Italy), where TAIPAN: Automatic Property Mapping for Tabular Data was presented by Ivan Ermilov (InfAI)
- The ApacheCon Europe (November 15-18, Sevilla, Spain), a presentation of the project was given by Axel Nonga (InfAI).
During the same period, several interesting posts were also presented in HOBBIT site (project-hobbit.eu):
Finally, we are proud to inform you that HOBBIT community is constantly growing its presence in the web through our HOBBIT site where we promoted the results of the project and social media (Twitter: @hobbit_project) where we have tweeted more than 300 posts, we have more than 300 followers, 40.000 impressions, and more than 1200 profile visits.
In our Slideshare account (www.slideshare.net/hobbit_project) we have published the slides from talks and presentations from the events that members of the consortium attend where we have uploaded 24 presentations and we have more than 3.000 views in the last year.
In our bibsonomy account (www.bibsonomy.org/group/project_hobbit) we have uploaded 21 publications we authored at the HOBBIT project and are grouped under group project_hobbit tagged with projecthobbit.
In the 2nd plenary meeting, which took place in Leipzig between September 26th and 27th, we recapitulated the current state of affairs and have been pushing towards converting the results of this plenary into a reality over the last months. Overall, the plenary showed that we are on schedule to
- Release the first version of the HOBBIT by February 2017
- Get challenges running and have first results by July-August 2017
- Get the HOBBIT association running by December 2017
For more details see Hobbit Quo Vadis post.
Join our community to remain informed at project-hobbit.eu/get-involved. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us as explained at project-hobbit.eu/contacts. We are looking forward to benchmarking your system soon. Stay tuned!