The clean energy information portal reegle, which has just reached the milestone of 100,000 users per month, has also managed to wow a gathering of 150 scientists and IT engineers dealing with environmentally-related software systems.
The ISESS or International Symposium on Environmental Software Systems is a conference organised by the Masaryk University in cooperation with IFIP, the Ministry of the Environment of the Czech Republic, the European Commission and the European Environment Agency. It was originally started in 1995 as a forum to present and discuss the fundamentals, progress and actual trends in this area in terms of methods, tools and state-of-the-art environmental informatics applications.
At the 2011 ISESS, which ran from 27-29 June, reegle’s Manager Florian Bauer and Martin Kaltenböck of Semantic Web Company demonstrated the website to the group and submitted a paper on reegle’s linked open data facilities, describing the benefits of using this sort of data and showcasing reegle a living example of best practice in this arena.
At the end of the symposium, their submission actually won the award for Best Paper at the conference, and has been published by the Springer Verlag (click here for the online abstract) as part of the book “Environmental Software Systems. Frameworks of eEnvironment.”
“This is really a confirmation that linked open data is of enormous interest to the technical audience,” notes Bauer, “and it’s deeply gratifying to win an honour like this from such a distinguished group of software experts. It underlines that we are really on the crest of a major trend.”
The paper data.reegle.info – A New Key Portal for Open Energy Data (written by Bauer, Recheis and Kaltenböck) can be downloaded as a pdf below.
(© IFIP, 2011. This is the author’s version of the work. It is posted here by permission of IFIP for personal use. Not for redistribution. The definitive version was pubished in “Environmental Software Systems.Frameworks of eEnvironment, IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, 2011,Volume 359/2011, 189-194)