5th DBpedia Community in California 2015

November 5, 2015
4:30 pm CET
Stanford University
Palo Alto
California, United States

After 4 successful meetings in Europe, we will cross the Atlantic for the next one: we are happy to announce that the 5th DBpedia meeting will be held at Stanford University, Palo Alto, on November 5th 2015.

Please read below on different ways you can participate. We are looking forward to meeting all the US-based DBpedia enthusiasts in person.

The event will feature talks from Yahoo!, IBM Watson, Blippar, Netflix and Stanford amongst others.

Quick facts


If you would like to become a sponsor for the 5th DBpedia Meeting, please contact the DBpedia Association

Dumontier Laboratory for Biomedical Knowledge Discovery

For hosting the meeting and helping with the organization

Das neue Logo für Yahoo! | Design Tagebuch Yahoo!

For sponsoring the catering of the meeting

GSoC/2015/Ideas - KDE Community Wiki Google Summer of Code 2015

Amazing program and the reason we are in US

ALIGNED Project ALIGNED – Software and Data Engineering

For funding the development of DBpedia as a project use-case and covering part of the travel cost

Institute for Applied Informatics

For supporting the DBpedia Association

OpenLink Software

For continuous hosting of the main DBpedia Endpoint



Attending the DBpedia Community meeting is free, but you need to register. There are 3 types of tickets that are booked separately:

  • Ticket for the main event (50 people)
  • Ticket for the pre-event (30 people)
  • Optional DBpedia support ticket

Call for Contribution

Please submit your proposal through our form. Contribution proposals include (but not limited to) presentation, demos, lightning talks and session suggestions. All talks are accepted by default and will be added to the program in batches.

Location / Venue

The meeting will take place at Palo Alto CA,  Stanford University, MSOB x303 (map).

Parking info: There is a parking structure on Pasteur Dr. near the hospital as well as in L-17. Both are only 5 minutes away walking. The yellow [P] shows the area for paid public parking. see the Stanford transportation maps for details and especially the south-west map.

Pre-meeting: The Center for Clinical Sciences Research (CCSR) building is located at 261 Campus Drive, next to the Beckman Center. 4205 is on the fourth floor of the south CCSR building. (map, gmap)

Going from the pre-meeting to the main event: CCSR is a 7 min walk from Beckman to MSOB (


16:00 pre-event meeting (room CCSR 4205)

Separate pre-meeting. Depending on the audience we can do hackathons, tutorials, QA sessions, etc (needs separate registration)

18:30 Main Event (Room MSOB x303)

18:30 – 19:00
  • Meet & Greet / Refreshments
19:00 – 19:15
  • Introductions (5”)
  • DBpedia state of affairs (10”)
19:15 – 20:45

Invited talks (1.5h)

  • Michel Dumontier, Stanford
  • Anshu Jain, IBM Watson
  • Nicolas Torzec, Yahoo!
  • Yashar Mehdad, Yahoo! Labs
  • Yves Raimond, Netflix
  • Karthik Gomadam, Independent
  • Joakim Soderberg, Blippar
  • Alkis Simitsis, HP Labs
20:45 – 20:50
  • Break + Refreshments
20:50 – 21:45
  • 5min lightning talks from the audience
    • Scott MacLeod, World University and School
      Developing World University and School as a database
    • Steven R. Loomis IBM
      Automatically extracted abbreviated data with DBpedia
    • David Martin, Nuance
      Using DBpedia with Nuance
    • Georgia Kourtika, HP Labs
  • Meet and Greet