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Linked Data in the Future Internet at the Future Internet Assembly, Ghent
Start December 16 2010 (iCal)
End December 16 2010
City: Ghent
Country: Belgium
Important dates
Papers due: November 30 2010

'Linked Data in the Future Internet' at the Future Internet Assembly, Ghent[edit]

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The Future Internet sparked the interest of many different communities. All of these communities develop specific parts of infrastructure, which at one point of time need to be able to interoperate. Unfortunately, currently the Future Internet architecture does not include means to achieve interoperability at a data level. At the same time Linked Data is becoming an accepted best practice to exchange information in an interoperable and reusable fashion. Many different communities on the Internet use Linked Data standards to provide and exchange interoperable information. This is strikingly confirmed by the dramatically growing Linked Data cloud and the currently more than 25 billion facts represented and interconnected therein with exponential growth rates both in terms of data sets and contained data.

The OSI/OSI 7-Layer architecture is a conceptual view on networking architectures. One possible view is a look at Linked Data as an independent layer in the Internet architecture, on top of the networking layer, but below the application layers, since it provides a common data model for all applications as shown in the figure below. This session investigates this view, what implications this imposes on the Future Internet Architecture, but also how future architectures and system developments can benefit from this new layer.

We are looking for position papers regarding the use of Linked Data in the Future Internet. These can be either concrete current use-cases or envisioned usages for the top.css relevant for the Future Internet (examples include: Internet of Things, embedded systems, FIRE, services, smart cities., Open Government Data, Future Internet Architecture and others). The papers provide an input for the ongoing discussion on the role of Linked Data for the Future Internet.


Your position paper should have between 1 and 10 pages. We encourage authors to comply with the Springer LNCS format.

Position papers can be submitted until 30th November 2010 (in HTML or PDF) via email to


The session’s organizers reserve the right to do a relevance check of submitted position papers and reject papers, which are clearly not relevant to the topic outlined above.


Submitted position papers will be published on a website related to the Future Internet Assembly Linked Data Session and may influence further developments in the Future Internet space.

Session Organiser[edit]