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Tales From the SIOC-O-Sphere #10John Breslinsiocapps_medium

Wed, 23 Jun 2010 12:05:10 +0000

SIOC is a Social Semantic Web project that originated at DERI, NUI Galway (funded by SFI) and which aims to interlink online communities with semantic technologies. You can read more about SIOC on the Wikipedia page for SIOC or in this paper. But in brief, SIOC provides a set of terms that describe the main … Continue reading Tales From the SIOC-O-Sphere #10 (image)


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Book launch for "The Social Semantic Web"John BreslinReblog this post [with Zemanta]

Mon, 25 Jan 2010 10:53:33 +0000

We had the official book launch of “The Social Semantic Web” last month in the President’s Drawing Room at NUI Galway. The book was officially launched by Dr. James J. Browne, President of NUI Galway. The book was authored by myself, Dr. Alexandre Passant and Prof. Stefan Decker from the Digital Enterprise Research Institute at … Continue reading Book launch for "The Social Semantic Web" (image)


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Another successful defense by Uldis Bojars in NovemberJohn Breslin20091223c20091223dReblog this post [with Zemanta]

Wed, 23 Dec 2009 11:41:38 +0000

Uldis Bojars submitted his PhD thesis entitled “The SIOC MEthodology for Lightweight Ontology Development” to the University in September 2009. We had a nice night out to celebrate in one of our favourite haunts, Oscars Bistro. This was followed by a successful defense at the end of November 2009. The examiners were Chris Bizer and … Continue reading Another successful defense by Uldis Bojars in November (image)


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Haklae Kim and his successful defense in SeptemberJohn Breslin20091223a20091223bReblog this post [with Zemanta]

Wed, 23 Dec 2009 11:18:54 +0000

This is a few months late but better late then never! We said goodbye to PhD researcher Haklae Kim in May of this year when he returned to Korea and took up a position with Samsung Electronics soon afterward. We had a nice going away lunch for Haklae with the rest of the team from … Continue reading Haklae Kim and his successful defense in September (image)


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Call for bid proposals for hosting BlogTalk 2010 / 2011: The International Conference on Social SoftwareJohn Breslin20091218aReblog this post [with Zemanta]

Fri, 18 Dec 2009 10:36:25 +0000

BlogTalk, the International Conference on Social Software, is designed to allow dialogue between practitioners, developers and academics who are involved in the area of social software (blogs, wikis, forums, IM, social networks, microblogging, etc.). As well as a programme of peer-reviewed presentations, BlogTalk features prominent speakers from successful social media companies, research organisations, etc. Typical … Continue reading Call for bid proposals for hosting BlogTalk 2010 / 2011: The International Conference on Social Software (image)


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Some of my (very) preliminary opinions on Google WaveJohn BreslinReblog this post [with Zemanta]

Wed, 28 Oct 2009 13:33:33 +0000

I was interviewed by Marie Boran from Silicon Republic recently for an interesting article she was writing entitled “Will Google Wave topple the e-mail status quo and change the way we work?“. I thought that maybe my longer answers may be of interest and am pasting them below. Disclaimer: My knowledge of Google Wave is … Continue reading Some of my (very) preliminary opinions on Google Wave (image)


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New version of Recovery.gov launchesJohn BreslinReblog this post [with Zemanta]

Mon, 28 Sep 2009 15:55:37 +0000

The new version 2.0 of the Recovery.gov site was launched today. I’ve been tracking recent happenings on Twitter and elsewhere, so here are some recent developments: The new site is available here. Rusty Talbot from Synteractive, the developers of Recovery.gov version 2.0, has posted a thread on the Sunlight Labs discussion forum asking for input … Continue reading New version of Recovery.gov launches (image)


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Submit a talk proposal for BlogTalk 2009, Social Software Conference in Korea this September! (Final Call)John BreslinReblog this post [with Zemanta]

Fri, 24 Jul 2009 13:01:50 +0000

Here’s an update regarding BlogTalk 2009, the 6th International Conference on Social Software. BlogTalk Asia will be held in Jeju, Korea from 15th-16th September. We hope that you can submit a proposal to speak at BlogTalk: the deadline is the 31st July 2009. A one-page abstract (less than 600 words) is required. http://2009.blogtalk.net/callforproposals Why attend? … Continue reading Submit a talk proposal for BlogTalk 2009, Social Software Conference in Korea this September! (Final Call) (image)


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Interview with wetoku about BlogTalk 2009 (Jeju, Korea) and social softwareJohn BreslinReblog this post [with Zemanta]

Fri, 24 Jul 2009 08:55:28 +0000

I was interviewed by David Lee, founder of video interview site wetoku, this morning about the forthcoming BlogTalk 2009 in Korea. (I apologise for the echo, I didn’t have any headphones so was causing some feedback.) wetoku is a very interesting service that anyone can use, whereby interviews are simply carried out through a web … Continue reading Interview with wetoku about BlogTalk 2009 (Jeju, Korea) and social software (image)


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Olympian John Treacy Praises Sports & [Exercise] Engineering Degree at NUI GalwayJohn Breslin200907145aReblog this post [with Zemanta]

Wed, 15 Jul 2009 09:32:37 +0000

From http://www.nuigalway.ie/news/main_press.php?p_id=1069: Olympic silver medallist and former double World Cross Country Champion, John Treacy, today (Friday, 10 July) officially launched NUI Galway’s B.E. in Sports & Exercise Engineering. The degree programme, which incorporates significant elements of Anatomy, Physiology, and Mechanical Engineering with a major in Electronic Engineering, puts particular emphasis on ambulatory monitoring of human … Continue reading Olympian John Treacy Praises Sports & [Exercise] Engineering Degree at NUI Galway (image)


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