April 1, 2022 · 13:30 - 15:00


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  1. Introduction
  2. Where to find/gather documentation
  3. Authentication and authorization
    1. Different methods together with advantages and disadvantages
    2. Verifiable credentials, decentralized identifiers, and link data integrity
    3. What to pay attention to when developing apps
  4. How to set an identify provider and how to stay up to date with respect to changes to the specs
  5. How to make sure qualitative data is stored in pods when looking at interoperability and discoverability
  6. Closing and actions
Use Case
July 5, 2022 · 14:00 - 16:30


  • 14u-14u10:       Welkom (Lieven/Peter)
  • 14u10-14u40:   Presentatie: survey onderzoek bij potentiële eindgebruikers van Personal Data Stores (Mathias/August)
  • 14u40-15u15:   Presentatie: juridische reflectie rond ‘data portability’ (Michiel)
  • 15u15-15u30:   Pauze
  • 15u30-16u15:   Workshop: SOLID adoptie bij bedrijven (Ruben/Nanouk)
  • 16u15-16u30:   Afronding (Lieven/Peter)
  • 16u30:                Receptie @krookcafé
Use Case
December 1, 2022 · 14:00 - 16:30

We would like to invite you to the next Solid Community Meeting on December 1st, from 14h until 16h30.

The session will be held in Dutch.


  • 14u – Welcome
  • 14u15 – “Rechten op data: geen eigendom maar bescherming”
  • 15u – Break
  • 15u15 – “Kenmerken van een datakluis”
  • 16u – Wrap-up
  • 16u30 – Reception @krookcafé

Attention! This meeting is organized in the room ‘De Blauwe Vogel’ at de Krook, Ghent.

Register using this link.

June 16, 2023 · 09:00 - 18:00

We cordially invite you to a new meeting of the Solid Community in Flanders. This time we focus entirely on Solid’s potential in the areas of education, skills, and career. In the morning we set the tone with two leading companies from Flanders and three inspiring international initiatives. After lunch we take some time to discuss recent results from the SolidLab research project, including, e.g., a focus on the alignment of business and governance models in data ecosystems. And finally, we take you on a small trip exploring Solid’s opportunities and challenges seen through the glasses of selected goals such as “unburden our teachers”, “personalize education” and “facilitate lifelong learning”.

Participation is free, but for organizational reasons registration is required. Check out the program and registration here.

February 28, 2024 · 09:00 - 17:00

SolidLab & athumi nodigen u graag uit voor een bijeenkomst van de Vlaamse Solid community op 28 februari 2024 in De Krook te Gent. Deze keer staat media in de ‘spotlight’ en bekijken we de mogelijkheden die Solid biedt om in te spelen op actuele uitdagingen in de mediasector.

June 17, 2024 · 09:00 - 18:00

Solid Community Flanders – Short Survey on Solid4Mobility Use Cases

SolidLab and its partners have listed a number of use cases in the domain of mobility for which they believe Solid could make a comparative difference. We would now like to ask your help in prioritizing these use cases by ranking them in function of your interests. The top 3 most popular would then also be taken along to the meeting for further, interactive analysis and discussion. Please consider participating in our short survey (which should only take a couple of minutes) at qualtrics.

Solid Community Flanders – Thematic Meeting “Mobility”

Location: Ghent, De Krook, Rooms “Blauwe Vogel”, “Haas” and “Vos”

Date: 17 June 2024

Draft Agenda (times, subjects, and speakers may still vary)

Deelname (inclusief broodjeslunch en drankjes) is kosteloos maar u dient zich wel in te schrijven via deze registratiepagina.







Hosts: Steven Dewaele, University Business Developer & SolidLab Stakeholder and Proposal Manager, imec-mict-UGent, and, Peter Mechant, Guest Professor, Ghent University & Senior Researcher, imec-mict-UGent


Room: Blauwe Vogel


Opening Keynote


A common European mobility data space: unlocking the potential of mobility data

Dimitrios Gkatzoflias, Policy Officer, Sustainable & Intelligent Transport, DG MOVE, European Commission


Abstract: The common European mobility data space (EMDS) aims to facilitate data access, pooling and sharing for more efficient, safe, sustainable and resilient transport. It builds on initiatives and applications related to transport data and will be supported by initiatives to boost interoperability, security, and the availability and provision of data and services.


Room: Blauwe Vogel

Part I – Solid & Data Spaces


Merging Solid and IDSA into Web 3.0 Data Space

Alex Tourski, Founder, Post-Platforms 

Abstract: […]

Room: Blauwe Vogel

Time: [10h00-10h20]

Possible dynamics of data sharing where Solid and Data Spaces meet

Stefan Lefever, Program Director, AI&Algorithms, imec 

Abstract: [Text]

Room: Blauwe Vogel

Time: [10h20-10h40]


Positioning of Solid in the Data Spaces protocol

Wouter Janssens, Co-Founder, Digita

Abstract: [Text]

Room: Blauwe Vogel

Time: [10h40-11h00]

Do Data Spaces and Solid dream of each other?

Esther De Loof, University Business Developer & SolidLab Operational Director, imec-IDLab-UGent

Wouter Janssens, Co-Founder, Digita

Alex Tourski, Founder, Post-Platforms

Stefan Lefever, Program Director, AI&Algorithms, imec

Moderator: Peter Mechant, Guest Professor, Ghent University & Senior Researcher, imec-mict-UGent


Abstract: [Text]

Room: Blauwe Vogel

Time: [11h00-11h30]


Blauwe Vogel


Part II – Mobility Data Ecosystems



Lightning Talks

Laure De Cock, Innovation Specialist Mobility & Project Manager deployEMDS, imec-AI&Algorithms

Ruben D’Hauwers, Business Model Researcher, imec-SMIT-VUB

Steven Logghe, Managing Director, Movias


Casper Vangheluwe, Domain Architect for Urban Mobility & Logistics, imec-AI&Algorithms

Peter Van der Perre, Managing Director,

Moderator: Evelien Marlier, Project Manager and Mobility Expert, imec-AI&Algorithms


Abstract: Several speakers will bring a short pitch shedding light on mobility data ecosystems that are developing at local and EU level as well as on requirements considered key by private and public stakeholders in the mobility sector.

Room: Blauwe Vogel 





Part III – Data Spaces and Solid for Mobility Data Ecosystems



Selected Use Cases

Evelien Marlier, Project Manager and Mobility Expert, imec-AI&Algorithms

Ynte Vanderhoydonc, Senior Researcher AI-driven solutions for mobility, imec-IDLab-UAntwerpen

Peter Mechant, Guest Professor, Ghent University & Senior Researcher, imec-mict-UGent

Abstract: During the introductory session (in room Blauwe Vogel) three workshop leaders will each present a use case that was selected for further analysis and discussion in a separate workshop.

Room: Blauwe Vogel

Time: [14h00-14h15]



 Maarten De Mildt, PhD-Researcher, imec-IDLab-UGent

Melanie Verstraete, PhD-Researcher, imec-IDLab-UGent

Sander Van Damme, PhD-Researcher, imec-mict-UGent

Tim Theys, PhD-Researcher, imec-mict-UGent

Ruben Dedecker, PhD-Researcher, imec-IDLab-UGent

Wout Slabbinck, PhD-Researcher, imec-IDLab-UGent


Abstract: Assisted by a team of experts, the workshop leaders will then take the participants through a first analysis of the technological and societal aspects of their respective use case (innovative elements, state-of-the-art and research required)

Room: Blauwe Vogel

Time: [14h15-15h30]



Blauwe Vogel



Part IV – Demo’s


A Proof-of-Concept in support of the EMDS

Claudio Baldassarre, Semantic Architect for Cross-Border Interoperability and Data Spaces at the EC’s DG MOVE & DG ENV, METALEVELS.EU

Wouter Janssens, Co-Founder, Digita

Isabaut Martens, Data Strategy & Governance, PwC

Abstract: [Text]

Room: Blauwe Vogel

Time: [15h45-16h10]

Rent-a-Scooter in an urban environment


Henk van Haaster, Vice President, Consulting Advanced Analytics, Product Manager iAMLAB, CGI

Yvana Wagter, Full Stack Software Engineer, CGI

Abstract: [Text]

Room: Blauwe Vogel

Time: [16h10-16h35]

Wrap up

Blauwe Vogel




Hosts: Peter en Steven

Room: Blauwe Vogel

Network Drink