This workshop gathers researchers and industry stakeholders to create a meeting point between Web of Data technologies and sustainability research, to boost the potential contribution of Web technologies, such as Knowledge Graphs (KGs), towards sustainability. Our goal is to identify challenges and opportunities in combination with, but not limited to, the presentation of preliminary research results from both academia and industry. We take a broad perspective on sustainability, including ecological, economical and social sustainability, as also specified by the UN sustainability goals.
Global challenges need global large-scale solutions. This includes the challenge of transformation towards sustainability. The Web in itself is such as global large-scale infrastructure, as well as a complex system in itself, that can in various ways support this transformation. In particular, a complex problem such as sustainability needs large scale interconnected data to be understood and addressed, whereas large-scale Web KGs specifically intend to make available such data. Hence, we believe that the Web and in particular large-scale Web KGs play a key role in the digital support needed for the transformation towards sustainability.