The DERI Open Day was held at NUI Galway on April 6th 2011. DERI Open Day is a showcase of what the enthusiastic team of more than 120 researchers is doing in the area of web science at DERI. A selection of DERI technologies have be presented through a series of lecture sessions.
DERI is a Centre for Science, Engineering and Technology (CSET) established in 2003 with funding from Science Foundation Ireland. After more than seven years of operation DERI has become an internationally recognised institute in semantic web research, education and technology transfer which directly contributes to the Irish governmentís plan of transforming Ireland into a competitive knowledge economy. As a CSET, DERI brings together academic and industrial partners to boost innovation in science and technology, with its research focused on the Semantic Web. In the past seven years DERI has developed into an internationally leading research centre, as documented by its large number of high-quality publications in core conferences, outnumbering any other research organisation world-wide in our field of research. DERI has acquired significant additional research funding from the European Union and Enterprise Ireland, rivalling the amount of the original CSET grant.