BlockSW 2019
Blockchain enabled Semantic Web Workshop

Workshop Date

Workshops at ISWC 2019: 27 October 2019, 9:40am-12:40pm

Workshop Program

09:40 - 9:45 Welcome to BlockSW
09:45 - 10:20 Keynote Speaker: Dr. David Hyland-Wood (slides)
10:20 - 10:40 Private Digital Identity on Blockchain. Tom Hamer, Kerry Taylor, Kee Siong Ng and Alwen Tiu (preprint, slides)
10:40 - 11:20 Coffe break
11:20 - 11:35 LinkChains: Trusted Personal Linked Data. Allan Third and John Domingue (preprint, slides)
11:35 - 11:50 Using Triples as the Data Model for Blockchain Systems. Dennis Przytarski (preprint, slides)
11:50-12:10 Ontology Aided Smart Contract Execution for Unexpected Situations. Farhad Mohsin, Xingjian Zhao, Zhuo Hong, Geeth de Mel, Lirong Xia and Oshani Seneviratne (preprint, slides)
12:10 - 12:25 Towards Detecting Semantic Events on Blockchains. Abhisha Bhattacharyya, Rahul Iyer and Kemafor Anyanwu (preprint, slides)
12:35 - 12:40 Closing remarks
12:40 - 14:00 Lunch

Keynote Speaker

Dr. David Hyland-Wood


Paths toward Semantic Blockchains


A number of approaches have been suggested to enhance blockchains with concepts from Semantic Web research. This talk will provide a brief overview of steps taken to date, and discuss possible paths toward standardisation and implementation of semantic blockchains.


Dr. David Hyland-Wood is a multi-disciplinary engineer based in Brisbane, Australia. He is currently inventing next generation blockchain solutions for enterprise use and space exploration within the PegaSys division of ConsenSys. In 2018, he led the acquisition of pioneering space technology company Planetary Resources for ConsenSys, and led the creation of the first international blockchain standard, the Enterprise Ethereum Client Specification by the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance. David also serves as Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering at The University of Queensland.