This Week at DERI

The Irish Times: The new smarter web by Karlin Lillington
INTERNET TECHNOLOGY: Coming soon to an internet connection near you: the semantic web, writes KARLIN LILLINGTON
To read the article: http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/innovation/2009
Breakfast seminar in Dublin last week with the ISA (Irish Software Association), Mason Hayes & Curran
Over 100 people attended this event. Below are the pod cast of the event. The breakfast was a result of a paper published in September titled "The Semantic Web: Legal Challenges" by Brian Harley, Philip Nolan, Liam ó Móráin and Mark Leyden.
Podcast Part 1 - The Semantic Web: Commercial Prospects and Legal Challenges
Philip Nolan, Partner and Head of Commercial, Mason Hayes+Curran speaks on the legal issues relating to the semantic web.
Podcast Part 2 - The Semantic Web: From Research to Reality
Liam Ó Móráin is a Business Development Consultant with DERI an internationally recognised institute in Semantic Web research, education and technology transfer speaks on the topic of The Semantic Web from a Reseach to Reality perspective.
Information Technology Association Galway (ITAG) Annual Industry Awards
Each year, ITAG rewards the achievements and encourages further success of its outstanding members through the ITAG Industry Awards.
Prof. Dr. Stefan Decker, director of DERI won the award of the Academic Contribution to ICT in Galway. "The company members of ITAG greatly value their strong relationship with the academic institutions in Galway and the western regional. This award goes to an individual or group within an academic institution who has made a notable contribution to Information and Communication Technology in Galway."
All of the winners of the 2009 ITAG Annual Awards are listed on http://www.itag.ie
DERI Outreach Schools & Community Projects are Winners at Galway County Heritage Awards 2009
DERI Outreach-supported projects won 3 Awards at the annual Galway County Heritage Awards that took place in a packed Claregalway Hotel on Wednesday night. Special recognition was also given on the night by all of the main speakers on the important ongoing work that DERI is undertaking with schools and communities in creating digital archives designed to preserve the heritage of the west of Ireland for future generations.

  • Fohenagh National School won Best School Award for 'Upstairs, Downstairs' about life in baronial Clonbrock, once one of the largest aristocratic estates in Ireland. The project consisted of a series of podcast interviews with former members of staff. The mansion itself lies now sadly in ruins.
  • Craughwell National School won Special Merit Award for their digital movie heritage production. The children told the story of life in the locality in former times through focusing on different implements used in different walks of life such as the farm, the shop, office and pub.
  • Ballinasloe Active Retirement Association won an Award for their digital archive website (Fadó Fadó) and a series of podcasts on life on rural Ireland in days gone by as told through the stories of their own members.
    • These projects and many more from other Galway schools and community groups will be available within a matter of weeks on our special digital archive websites www.irishbeo.ie and www.irishbeo.ie . Ballinasloe Active Retirement Association: Craughwell National School: Fohenagh National School: