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viciThe LinkedUp Project is excited to launch its third and final competition – the Vici Competition!

LinkedUp aims to push forward the exploitation of the vast amounts of public, open data available on the Web, in particular by educational institutions and organizations. For Vici we invite you to design and build advanced prototypes and tools that are driven by linked and/or open data.

You can submit your Web application, App, analysis toolkit, documented API or any other tool that connects, exploits or analyses open or linked data and that addresses real educational needs. Your tool should be mature and stable; it should be used or have been used by a fair amount of users on a realistic scale.

The Vici Competition has an Open Track and two Focused Tracks. We have compiled a catalogue of data sets to get you started. Moreover, for the focused tracks we collected a rich list of relevant resources, some of them not published before.

The focused track ‘Supporting Developing Countries’, supported by the Commonwealth of Learning and DANS, calls for applications that use linked or open data to address challenges for education in developing countries, such as multilinguality, discoverability of OERs, training for teachers and support of mobile, low-bandwidth devices.

The targeted content track ‘Water Resources & Ecology’, supported by Elsevier, asks for linking published content from Elsevier journals to existing resources on the Linked Data Web to make it more appealing and to enhance the learning experience – for example with interactive maps, rich visualizations and connections.

The Vici competition runs from 26th May 2014 till 5th September 2014. Prizes (up €3,000 for first prize) will be awarded at the 13th International Semantic Web Conference in Riva del Garda, Trento, Italy in October 2014. That gives you three months to get designing and building.

Find out more details on the LinkedUp Challenge website. Take a look at the submissions and winners of the previous successful competitions Veni and Vidi. And then: get designing!

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