PANEL: Implementations of R2RML
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  Souripriya Das   Souripriya Das
  Juan Sequeda   Juan F Sequeda
  Jans Aasman   Jans Aasman
Franz Inc
  Mykel Kulkarni   Mykel Kulkarni
Senior Analyst
Spry, Inc.


Wednesday, June 6, 2012
08:45 AM - 09:30 AM
Level:  Product/Service Offering

Location:  Imperial B

W3C's R2RML (Relational to RDF Mapping Language) is poised to become a recommendation sometime during the first half of 2012. This opens up a huge opportunity for Semantic Technology vendors and consultants to show the potential benefits applicable to large relational data typically owned by enterprise customers.

This panel session will provide a brief overview of the thought that went into the design of R2RML and how to use the R2RML constructs for mapping. Then each of the participants will explain how they have adopted R2RML is their own products so the audience can compare the different approaches.

Dr. Souripriya Das, a.k.a. Souri, pioneered the work on semantic technologies in Oracle and has led the development effort since its inception in 2002. Prior to taking up semantic technologies, he was the lead developer and project leader for novel database features at Oracle. Souri is an Architect at Oracle. Besides working on semantic technologies development, he also represents Oracle at the W3C RDB2RDF and SPARQL Working Groups. He is a co-editor of the R2RML Mapping Language Souri has a Ph.D. in Computer Science and has been interested in all areas of Computer Science right from his undergraduate days at the Indian Institute of Technology at Kharagpur. His other interests are in trying to understand the philosophy of life, evolution of the Universe, and playing soccer with friends.

Juan is a Ph.D student at the University of Texas at Austin, an NSF Graduate Research Fellow and founder at Capsenta. Juan regularly gives talks at the most important academic and industrial semantic related conferences such as the International Semantic Web Conference and Semantic Technology Conference. He has been the organizer of the Consuming Linked Data tutorial at the 2009 International Semantic Web Conference, 2010 World Wide Web Conference and 2011 Semantic Technology Conference. He has co-chaired the 2010 and 2011 Triplification Challenge. He co-created the Consuming Linked Data Workshop and Linked Data-a-thon competition series. Juan has been an invited expert at the W3C, member of the RDB2RDF Working Group and co-editor of the W3C Direct Mapping standard.

Jans Aasman started his career as an experimental and cognitive psychologist, earning his PhD in cognitive science with a detailed model of car driver behavior using Lisp and Soar. He has spent most of his professional life in telecommunications research, specializing in intelligent user interfaces and applied artificial intelligence projects. From 1995 to 2004, he was also a part-time professor in the Industrial Design department of the Technical University of Delft. Jans is currently the CEO of Franz Inc., the leading supplier of commercial, persistent, and scalable RDF database products that provide the storage layer for powerful reasoning and ontology modeling capabilities for Semantic Web applications.

Mr. Kulkarni is a Senior Analyst at Spry, a systems integrator that specializes in helping organizations manage distributed information through their proprietary approach to semantics, Agile Analytics. He has extensive, hands on experience using semantic technology to integrate information systems for both the Department of Defense and the pharmaceutical industry. Mr. Kulkarni has done extensive modeling and implementation using R2RML, some of which is currently being deployed in a production environment. He is a graduate of Princeton University with a degree in Operations Research and Financial Engineering and a Certificate in Engineering and Management Systems.

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