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Judie Attard
Research Fellow, ADAPT


Judie Attard is a PhD graduate of the University of Bonn in Germany. She received her Masters in Applied Science from the National University of Ireland, Galway, and her BSc from the University of Malta. Judie joined the SFI ADAPT Centre in the Knowledge and Data Engineering Group in Trinity College Dublin as a Research Fellow in 2017. In 2018 she received an EDGE Marie Curie fellowship for her project "Optimus Chain". Her research interests include open data, data value, data value chains, data governance, and semantic web technologies, and she has authored a number of peer reviewed publications on the topics.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Judie Attard, Jeremy Debattista, Rob Brennan , Saffron: A Data Value Assessment Tool for Quantifying the Value of Data Assets, ISWC, Auckland, New Zealand, 2019 Poster, 2019

Jeremy Debatista, Judie Attard, Rob Brennan, Declan O'Sullivan, Is the LOD cloud at risk of becoming a museum for datasets? Looking ahead towards a fully collaborative and sustainable LOD cloud., Linked Data on the Web and its Relationship with Distributed Ledgers, WWW '19 Companion Proceedings of The 2019 World Wide Web Conference, San Francisco, USA, 13 May 2019, ACM, 2019, pp850 - 858 Conference Paper, 2019 DOI URL

Judie Attard, Rob Brennan, Challenges in Value-Driven Data Governance, OTM Confederated International Conferences, Valletta, Malta, 2018, pp546-554 Conference Paper, 2018 Other URL

Rob Brennan, Judie Attard and Markus Helfurt, Management of Data Value Chains, a Value Monitoring Capability Maturity Model, 20th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS), Portugal, 21-24 MArch 2018, edited by Olivier Camp, Joaquim Filipe , 2018 Conference Paper, 2018 Handle TARA - Full Text

Jeremy Debattista, Judie Attard and Rob Brennan, Semantic Data Ingestion for Big Data Value-Driven Intelligent Analytics, 4th International Conference on Big Data Innovations and Applications, Barcelona, Spain, 6-8 August 2018, IEEE, 2018, pp1 - 8 Conference Paper, 2018 DOI

Judie Attard, Fabrizio Orlandi, Sören Auer, ExConQuer: Lowering barriers to RDF and Linked Data re-use., Semantic Web Journal, 9, (2), 2018 Journal Article, 2018

Judie Attard, Rob Brennan, A Semantic Data Value Vocabulary Supporting Data Value Assessment and Measurement Integration, 20th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS), Portugal, 21-24 March 2018, 2018 Conference Paper, 2018 Other Handle DOI

Attard, J. and Orlandi, F. and Auer, S., Exploiting the value of data through data value networks, 10th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance, ICEGOV, New Delhi, India, 2017, pp475-484 Conference Paper, 2017

Mouzakitis, S. and Papaspyros, D. and Petychakis, M. and Koussouris, S. and Zafeiropoulos, A. and Fotopoulou, E. and Farid, L. and Orlandi, F. and Attard, J. and Psarras, J., Challenges and opportunities in renovating public sector information by enabling linked data and analytics, Information Systems Frontiers, 19, (2), 2017, p321-336 Journal Article, 2017

Attard, J. and Orlandi, F. and Auer, S., Data driven governments: Creating value through open government data, Transactions on Large-Scale Data- and Knowledge-Centered Systems Journal, 27, 2016 Journal Article, 2016

Attard, J. and Orlandi, F. and Auer, S., Value creation on open government data, 9th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS , Koloa, HI, USA, January 5-8 2016, 2016 Conference Paper, 2016

Attard, J. and Orlandi, F. and Auer, S., Data Value Networks: Enabling a New Data Ecosystem, IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence, Omaha, Nebraska, USA, October 13-16, 2016, pp453-456 Conference Paper, 2016

Tygel, A.F. and Attard, J. and Orlandi, F. and Campos, M.L.M. and Auer, S., ."How Much?" is not Enough: an Analysis of Open Budget Initiatives, International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance, ICEGOV, Montevideo, Uruguay, March 1-3, 2016, 2016 Conference Paper, 2016

Attard, J. and Orlandi, F. and Scerri, S. and Auer, S., A systematic review of open government data initiatives, Government Information Quarterly, 32, (4), 2015, p399-418 Journal Article, 2015

Scerri, S. and Debattista, J. and Attard, J. and Rivera, I., A semantic infrastructure for personalizable context-aware environments, AI Magazine, 32, (2), 2015, p73-84 Journal Article, 2015

Attard, J. and Orlandi, F. and Auer, S., ExConQuer Framework - Softening RDF data to enhance linked data reuse, International semantic Web Conference, Betlehem, PA, USA, October 11, 2015 Poster, 2015

Simon Scerri, Ismael Rivera, Jeremy Debattista, Simon Thiel, Keith Cortis, Judie Attard, Christian Knecht, Andreas Schuller, Fabian Hermann, Ontologies for a Pervasive Information System, The Semantic Web: ESWC 2014 Satellite Events, Crete, Greece, May 25-29 2014, 2014 Conference Paper, 2014

Attard, J. and Scerri, S. and Rivera, I. and Handschuh, S., Ontology-based situation recognition for context-aware systems, International Conference on Semantic Systems (I-SEMANTICS 13), Graz, Austria, 2013, pp113-120 Conference Paper, 2013

Judie Attard, Simon Scerri, Ismael Rivera, Siegfried Handschuh, User Preference Learning for Context-Aware Situation Identification, The 5th International Workshop on Acquisition, Representation and Reasoning with Contextualized Knowledge (ARCOE-LogIC 2013), Spain, 15 September, 2013 Conference Paper, 2013

Interacting with a context-aware personal information sharing system in, Human-Computer Interaction. Towards Intelligent and Implicit Interaction., Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2013, pp122-131 , [Scerri, S. and Schuller, A. and Rivera, I. and Attard, J. and Debattista, J. and Valla, M. and Hermann, F. and Handschuh, S.] Book Chapter, 2013

Attard, J. and Montebello, M. and Debattista, J., White cane device: A mobile assistant for visually challenged people, Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference Mobile Learning 2012, ML 2012, Berlin, Germany, March 11-13 2012, 2012, pp43-50 Conference Paper, 2012

Scerri, S. and Attard, J. and Rivera, I. and Valla, M. and Handschuh, S., DCON: Interoperable context representation for pervasive environments, Activity Context Representation Workshop at AAAI, WS-12-05, 2012, pp90-97 Conference Paper, 2012