About the workshop

On 13 May 2016, the ISA² programme of the European Commission will host a workshop on DCAT-AP. The workshop is organised in the context of the ISA Action 1.1 on semantic interoperability and invites implementers of DCAT-AP:

  • to discuss implementation challenges and good practices; 
  • to learn more about the DCAT-AP implementation guidelines that Action 2.1 of the ISA2 programme is developing in collaboration with DCAT-AP implementers; 
  • to discover more about the status of the extensions of the DCAT-AP for geospatial and statistical data;
  • to discuss about tool and software support. 

The workshop is held back-to-back with SEMIC 2016. For more information about the conference, please refer to: http://joinup.ec.europa.eu/event/semic-2016-semantic-interoperability-conference.


The workshop was organised following the concept of discussion tables. Each discussion table dealt with one out of four identified issues with implementing DCAT-AP. to follow up the discussion on each topic, we created issues on Joinup:


>>The report from the workshop is available here<<



Start Finish Topic Presenter
09:00 09:30 Coffee and registration  
09:30 09:35 Introduction
  • Objectives of the meeting
09:35 09:50 DCAT-AP the story for far
  • DCAT-AP V1.1
  • GeoDCAT-AP 
  • StatDCAT-AP
  • Who is using DCAT-AP
  • DCAT-AP implementation guidelines

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09:50 10:00

DCAT: update on the future plans of W3C

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10:00 10:15 Discussion tables (3' introduction per table) Moderators

Expressing relationships between datasets

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Norbert Hohn

Service-based data access

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Uwe Voges

Data licensing

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Giorgia Lodi

Software and tools

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Bart Hanssens
10:15 10:40 Coffee   
10:40 11:40 Discussion tables  Participants
11:40 12:00 Discussion tables debrief (3' introduction per table) Moderators 
12:00 13:00 Lunch  
13:00 15:00 StatDCAT-AP working group meeting  

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Expected Participants:

DCAT-AP implementers from the public sector

State: Pending


Contact email
Physical location
Sheraton Parco de Medici Rome Hotel
Viale Salvatore Rebecchini 39 – 00148 Roma, Italy