1st International Workshop on
Semantic Web Architectures For Enterprises

4  S e p t e m b e r ,   2 0 0 7 ,   R e g e n s b u r g
  G e r m a n y

held in conjunction with DEXA 07

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"The Semantic Web provides a common framework that allows data to be shared and reused across application, enterprise, and community boundaries. It is a collaborative effort led by W3C with participation from a large number of researchers and industrial partners."
[W3C - http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/]

SWAE aims at evaluating how and how much the Semantic Web vision has met its promises with respect to business and market needs. Even though the Semantic Web is a relatively new branch of scientific and technological research, its relevance has already been envisaged for some crucial business processes:

  • Semantic-based business data integration: data integration satisfies both "structural" requirements of enterprises (e.g. the possibility of consulting its data in a unified manner), and "dynamic" requirement (e.g. business-to-business partnerships to execute an order). Information systems implementing semantic web architectures can strongly support this process, or simply enable it.
  • Semantic interoperability: metadata and ontologies support the dynamic and flexible exchange of data and services across information systems of different organizations. The development of applications for the automatic classification of services and goods on the basis of standard hierarchies, and the translation of such classifications into the different standards used by companies is a clear example of the potential for semantic interoperability methods and tools.
  • Knowledge management: ontologies and automated reasoning tools seem to provide an innovative support to the elicitation, representation and sharing of corporate knowledge. In particular, for the shift from document-centric KM to an entity-centric KM approach.
  • Enterprise and process modeling: ontologies and rules are becoming an effective way for modeling corporate processes and business domains (for example, in cost reduction).
The goal of the workshop is to evaluate and assess how deep the permeation of Semantic Web models, languages, technologies and applications has been in effective enterprise business applications. It would also identify how semantic web based systems, methods and theories sustain business applications such as decision processes, workflow management processes, accountability, and production chain management. A particular attention will be dedicated to metrics and criteria that evaluate cost-effectiveness of system designing processes, knowledge encoding and management, system maintenance, etc.

Papers and demonstrations of interest for the workshop will show and highlight the interactions between Semantic Web technologies and business applications. In particular, the workshops aims at collecting models, tools and practical experience in which Semantic Web techniques have been developed and applied to support any relevant business process, and assess their degree of success, the difficulties which were addressed, the solutions which have been found, the new tools which have been implemented.

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September 4th, 2007


Session 1: semantic interoperability among enterprises by means of ontology mapping

  1. 14.00 - 14.30 Giuseppe Pirrņ, Domenico Talia: An approach to Ontology Mapping based on the Lucene search engine library
  2. 14.30 - 15.00 Domenico Beneventano, Sabina El Haoum, Daniele Montanari : Mapping of heterogeneous schemata, business structures, and terminologies
  3. 15.00 - 15.30 Thansis Bouras, Panagiotis Gouvas, Gregoris Mentzas: ENIO: An Enterprise Application Integration Ontology

    - Coffee Break

  4. 16.00 - 16.30 Giorgio Orsi, Letizia Tanca, Carlo Curino: X-SOM: A Flexible Ontology Mapper
Session 2: exploiting services in a business environment
  1. 16.30 - 17.00 Federica Mandreoli, Wilma Penzo, Antonio M. Perdichizzi: A P2P-based Architecture for Semantic Web Service Automatic Composition
  2. 17.00 - 17.30 Alexandra Galatescu, Cristian Neicu, Taisia Greceanu: Framework for Ontology-centered Modeling and Integration of Services in Web-based Processes

19 June 2007