RDF, RDF-Schema and the possible evolutions

Where are we starting from?

node and arc diagram

Where are we trying to get to?

What questions need answered to get there?

Does RDF(S) work and is it Advantageous?

Engineering - How do we build large, scalable, reliable, performant systems based on RDF(S)?

How do we program with this stuff?

Is it sufficient? Do we need to extend its expressiveness?

Do we have the architecture right?

Revisiting Distributed Systems - How do we build distributed systems once we have this capability?

How do we process data we don't trust?

How do we make this technology accessible to the average web services developer, XML hacker and Web Page designer