IO Informatics

Conference on Semantics in Healthcare and Life Sciences


Updated March 03, 2014

Those attending the Callimachus Tutorial on Wednesday, February 26th, have three ways to maximize their experience.  The tutorial will be interactive and projected to the room so everyone can follow along.

1.  Those wishing to explore the code at their own pace are welcome to install Callimachus Open Source from
2.  Tutorial attendees are also being given the opportunity to get access to their very own copy of Callimachus Enterprise running on Rackspace Cloud. 
3.  Anyone who wishes to write Callimachus applications using Callimachus Enterprise during the conference should send email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and a cloud instance will be established for them. 

We look forward to seeing you at the tutorial!


Tutorial – Wednesday, February 26

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm  

*Please note the tutorial is includes as part of the conference registration fee. Delegates wishing to attend should select the tutorial during registration.

Enterprise and Scientific Data Sharing Using Callimachus

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Callimachus Enterprise is an innovative solution to build and host Web applications combining enterprise and public data on the cloud.  Applications built on Callimachus have specific benefits for scientific data sharing.

This tutorial will introduce common issues with existing enterprise data sharing and show how Callimachus can help.  Callimachus’ particular benefits to scientific enterprises will be highlighted, such as on-the-fly data integration from multiple sources, and Callimachus applications aimed at scientists such as presentation material reuse, tracking and attribution.

Attendees will be led through the creation of simple Callimachus applications to include:
- Data integration from multiple sources
- Data re-use
- Development of visualizations
- Leveraging data in the Web, including big data sets.

Callimachus Enterprise is based upon The Callimachus Project, an Open Source Software project which limits vendor lock in and encourages community involvement.  Callimachus implements Web standards to ensure it plays well with others.

**Participants should have some understanding of relational databases and enterprise in general would be helpful.  Knowledge of semantics is not necessary as the tutorial will cover the very basics.

Dr. David Wood is CTO of enterprise software vendor 3 Round Stones Inc.  He has contributed to the evolution of the World Wide Web since 1999, especially in the formation of standards and technologies for the Semantic Web. He has architected key aspects of the Web to include the Persistent Uniform Resource Locator (PURL) service and several Semantic Web databases and frameworks including the Callimachus Project. He has represented international organizations in the evolution of Internet standards at the International Standards Organization (ISO), the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and is currently chair of the W3C RDF Working Group.  David is the author of Programming Internet Email (O’Reilly, 1999) and Linked Data: Structured data on the Web (Manning, 2013) and editor of Linking Enterprise Data (Springer, 2010) and Linking Government Data (Springer, 2011).