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Next Wave: the Semantic Web - Implications and Opportunities for Business and Industry

by jha last modified 2006-06-09 10:28 AM

SEKT, will be taking part in the Next Wave at WWW 2006, by organising a day devoted to the Semantic Web with a focus on Implications and Opportunities for Business and Industry. The aim of the day is to explain just what can be achieved today with Semantic Web technologies and where the Semantic Web is heading in the future.

The New Wave investigates the next wave of capability for the web, the semantic and pervasive web, and how these will transform society over the next decade. It will scrutinize the cyber future for business and industry and show how the commercial world is adopting and adapting the latest academic and industrial research.

Plenary panel

Director of the World Wide Web Consortium and web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee will be delivering the plenary address on the next generation of web technology. Speaker sessions – the Semantic and Pervasive Web

Nigel Shadbolt, professor of artificial intelligence at the University of Southampton will present the latest developments from the semantic web and its potential impact on the commercial world.

Other speakers will address the successes of the early adopters of cutting edge semantic Web technology and the challenges they have faced. They include John Davies, leader of the next generation web research group at BT, Richard Benjamins, director of innovation and R&D, Intelligent Software Components (iSOCO) and Gartner research VP, Alexander Linden. Speaker sessions - Networks, Devices and Applications

The latest Web developments will cause an explosion of access points for information gathering and open up a new range of services to the customers of the telecoms industry.

Nortel's CTO (EMEA) Geoff Hall, AT&T Labs' David Belanger and Candace Johnson, founding president of Europe OnLine, the world's first and largest Internet via satellite operation, examine the opportunities that lie ahead for telecommunications and how they are preparing to meet the challenge.

The agenda for the day will be as follows:

Co-chairs: John Davies (SEKT Project, BT), Rudi Studer (SEKT, University of Karlsruhe)

09:00 - 10:30 Plenary Panel (including keynote from Sir Tim Berners-Lee)
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:30 Business Applications (chair: John Davies)
11:00 - 11:30 Michael Brodie, Verizon, “The SOA Yellow Brick Road: Drawing the Curtin on the SOA Wizard”

11:30 - 12:00: Hans-Peter Schnurr, ontoprise GmbH, Managing Director & Alwin Berninger, KUKA Robot Group, Director Customer Support “ontoprise semantic technologies @ KUKA Robot group”

12:00 - 12:30 Atanas Kiryakov, (Ontotext & Customer)
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch and demos Demos from the ASG, AKT & SEKT project
14:00 - 15:45 Research & Development (chair: Rudi Studer)
14:00 - 14:15 Horst Forster, EU “European Research: Results and Directions”
14:15 - 15:00 John Davies and Richard Benjamins, SEKT, (Overview, Case Study Presentation and demonstration)
15:00 - 15:45 Nigel Shadbolt, AKT
16:00 - 17:30 Analyst and VC viewpoint (chair: Rudi Studer)
16:00 - 16.30 Alexander Linden, "Semantic Technology & Business: An independent viewpoint"
16:30 - 17:00 Ian Ritchie, Coppertop “A view from the investment community”
17:00 - 17:30 Ralph Hodgson, TopQuadrant "Semantic Web Capability Cases - making the business case for Semantic Technology"