The W3C Linked Data Platform (LDP)
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  Arnaud Le Hors   Arnaud J Le Hors
Senior Technical Staff Member, Open Web Technologies


Wednesday, August 20, 2014
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Level:  Technical - Intermediate

The W3C launched in 2012 the Linked Data Platform (LDP) Working Group (WG) to produce a W3C Recommendation for HTTP-based (RESTful) application integration patterns using read/write Linked Data. The LDP specification complements existing Linked Data standards such as SPARQL by bringing the data integration features of RDF to RESTful, data-oriented software development for small-scale in-browser applications (WebApps) and large-scale Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) efforts. Starting from the Linked Data Basic Profile Member Submission, the WG has worked for over a year and a half to produce a specification that is now nearing the end of the W3C development process and is expected to become a W3C Recommendation this spring. While consistent with the general direction set by the Member Submission the LDP specification brings several improvements and additional capabilities to better address the various needs of the larger web community. This presentation will introduce newcomers to this new technology and give those already familiar with it a complete update on the latest developments.

Arnaud Le Hors has been working on open technologies for over 15 years, both as a staff member of standards development organizations (SDO), such as W3C, and as a representative for IBM. Arnaud has been involved in every aspect of the standards development process, including the technical, strategic, political, and legal aspects. He was involved in the development of standards such as HTML and XML as well as open source projects such as Apache Xerces. Arnaud is currently Senior Technical Staff Member responsible for Open Web Standards at IBM. He chairs the Linked Data Platform (LDP), RDF Data Shapes, and Social Web Working Groups at W3C.

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