Book launch for "The Social Semantic Web"

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 NUI Galway (sponsored by SFI). Here is a short blurb:

Web 2.0, a platform where people are connecting through their shared objects of interest, is encountering boundaries in the areas of information integration, portability, search, and demanding tasks like querying. The Semantic Web is an ideal platform for interlinking and performing operations on the diverse data available from Web 2.0, and has produced a variety of approaches to overcome limitations with Web 2.0. In this book, Breslin et al. describe some of the applications of Semantic Web technologies to Web 2.0. The book is intended for professionals, researchers, graduates, practitioners and developers.


Some photographs from the launch event are below.

Dr. John Breslin, Prof. Stefan Decker (DERI), Dr. Alexandre Passant (DERI)
Dr. John Breslin, Prof. Stefan Decker (DERI), Dr. Alexandre Passant (DERI)
Dr. Alexandre Passant (DERI), Prof. Stefan Decker (DERI), Dr. John Breslin
Dr. Alexandre Passant (DERI), Prof. Stefan Decker (DERI), Dr. John Breslin
Dr. James J. Browne (President, NUI Galway)
Dr. James J. Browne (President, NUI Galway)
Gerard Cahill (DERI), Dr. Kieran Loftus (Executive Director of Operations, NUI Galway), Dr. Sharon Flynn (CELT, NUI Galway)
Gerard Cahill (DERI), Dr. Kieran Loftus (Executive Director of Operations, NUI Galway), Dr. Sharon Flynn (CELT, NUI Galway)
Dr. John Breslin, Ina O'Murchu (Social Bits)
Dr. John Breslin, Ina O’Murchu (Social Bits)
Ina O'Murchu (Social Bits), Dr. Gabriela Avram (University of Limerick)
Ina O’Murchu (Social Bits), Dr. Gabriela Avram (University of Limerick)
Prof. Ger Hurley (Electrical and Electronic Engineering, NUI Galway), Dr. John Breslin
Prof. Ger Hurley (Electrical and Electronic Engineering, NUI Galway), Dr. John Breslin
Sheila Kinsella (DERI), Liga Besere, Julie Letierce (DERI), Dr. Uldis Bojars
Sheila Kinsella (DERI), Liga Besere, Julie Letierce (DERI), Dr. Uldis Bojars
Liam Moran (DERI), Dr. Paul Buitelaar (DERI)
Liam Moran (DERI), Dr. Paul Buitelaar (DERI)
Dr. John Breslin, Dr. James J. Browne (President, NUI Galway), Prof. Stefan Decker (DERI), Dr. Alexandre Passant (DERI)
Dr. John Breslin, Dr. James J. Browne (President, NUI Galway), Prof. Stefan Decker (DERI), Dr. Alexandre Passant (DERI)
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