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Despite its tremendous success, the World Wide Web is still inaccessible to 4.5 billion people mainly in developing countries who lack a proper internet infrastructure, a reliable power supply, and often the ability to read and write. Hence, alternative or complementary technologies are needed to make the Web accessible to all, given the limiting(More)
In this paper, we present our ongoing efforts to bring the Web of Data to rural communities in the Sahel region. These efforts center around RadioMarché, a market information system (MIS) which can be accessed using firstgeneration mobile phones. We argue that linking the locally produced and consumed data to (external) Linked Data sources will increase its(More)
The challenges posed by data communications over both satellite and terrestrial wireless systems make the adoption of adequate countermeasures advisable. In particular, the poor performance experienced by TCP transport protocol in such environments has fed the scientific community to propose novel solutions, from both the protocols and architecture points(More)
The Linked Data movement has facilitated efficient data sharing in many domains. However, people in rural developing areas are mostly left out. Lack of relevant content and suitable interfaces prohibit potential users in rural communities to produce and consume Linked Data. In this paper, we present a case study exposing locally produced market data as(More)
The World Wide Web as it is currently deployed can only be accessed using modern client devices and graphical interfaces, within an infrastructure compassing datacenters and reliable, high speed Internet connections. However, in many regions in developing countries these conditions are absent. Many people living in remote rural areas in developing countries(More)
In the event of a disaster, coordination of emergency responders is challenging due to the diversity of support systems in use. Work is now being done to tackle the problem leveraging semantic technologies. The chosen approach focuses on the interoperability between Emergency Management Systems (EMSs) via data mediation and a reference ontology. This paper(More)
In the past decades, information and communications technologies (ICTs) have fundamentally changed higher education and research, with the emergence of the World Wide Web—the greatest human-information construct in history—and the introduction of ICTs in teaching and learning, which spurred new interactive dynamiclearning methodologies and enabled(More)