ePSI Platform Webinar on DCAT-AP

12 Nov 2015

Online Webinar

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The ePSI Platform is hosting a free webinar this November to present the recent update of DCAT-AP and the existing implementations of this standard. 

ePSI Platform Webinar on DCAT-AP

DCAT (Data Catalog Vocabulary) is a RDF vocabulary developed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) to achieve interoperability among data catalogs published on the Web.

The webinar is free to attend, and takes place on 12 November 2015, between 1600–1800 CET. Registration is now open.

No specific prior knowledge is required to attend, just a basic understanding of the Open Data paradigm, and the structure of Open Data portals.


Webinar Content:

During the webinar, various Open Data experts will explore the benefits and best practices related to DCAT, which is crucial for the Open Data movement. They will present the relevance of this standard in order to achieve a real interoperability among the different PSI reuse projects.

Speakers include:

  • Nikos Loutas (PwC, and co-editor of DCAT-AP)
  • Makx Dekkers (Co-editor of DCAT-AP)
  • Andrea Perego (European Commission, Joint Research Centre)
  • Fabian Kirstein (Fraunhofer FOKUS)  
  • Sonia Castro (Coordinator of datos.gob.es), Mª Dolores Hernández (Chief Technology Officer, Ministry of the Finance and Public Administrations, Spanish Government)


Background on the topic:

In 2013, the ISA Programme of the European Commission started defining an application profile for (DCAT-AP), a tailor-made scheme enriching DCAT, that enables cross-data portal search for data sets, making public sector data better searchable across borders and sectors in Europe. This can be achieved by the exchange of descriptions of datasets among data portals.

DCAT is a W3C standard that is successfully implemented in various countries.


How to register:

Free registration is now available by clicking here.

ePSI Platform Webinar on DCAT-AP