Tag Archive for emergency response

Semantic Tech In Service Helping First Responders Stay Safe

It’s probably safe to say that people want their firefighters, EMT, law enforcement and other emergency responders to be as best-equipped for their jobs as possible, so that they can be successful and well-protected, too. Semantic technology can have a hand in making sure that happens. Deborah McGuinness, Tetherless World Senior Constellation Professor and Director of…

Keynote Video and Updates from the Amsterdam Fire Department

Bart van Leeuwen, software executive (netage.nl) and firefighter (Amsterdam Fire Department), has a story of practical application of Semantic Web technologies that we have covered before here at SemanticWeb.com and in our Semantic Technology & Business Conference series. Below, we offer the video of the keynote address he delivered in June at the San Francisco…

SemTech Keynotes Show The Power of the Semantic Web

The Semantic Technology & Business Conference has been underway since Sunday, with tutorials and lightning sessions catching audience interest. The conference presentations get underway today, most of them following on the heels of the opening keynotes given by Bart van Leeuwen, firefighter and architect at netage.nl; Jay Myers, web architect at Best Buy; and Steve…

WEBCAST: Fighting Fire with Linked Data

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If you missed last week’s excellent discussion with Bart van Leeuwen and Adrian Gschwend of netlabs.org, the recorded webcast is now available.  In this webcast, Adrian and Bart talk about the exciting work they are doing using Semantic Technology to help fire fighters get to incidents faster. NOTE: This webcast is presented here in three…

Upcoming WEBCAST: Fighting Fire with Linked Data

With everything that races through a fire team’s mind when needing to get to a fire, “how do we get there?” is a question that they need to answer — FAST. Fire trucks operate under different rules than other vehicles (e.g. they do not have to stop for red lights), but they also have different…