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Call for Participation: THESEUS Symposium "Semantic Meets Business“ at ISWC 2011

From: Juan Sequeda <juanfederico@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2011 07:00:35 -0500
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*THESEUS Symposium „Semantic Meets Business“*

*October 24**th**, 2011*

Co-located with ISWC 2011 (International Semantic Web Conference), Bonn,

Venue: Gustav-Stresemann-Institut e.V. Langer Grabenweg 68 D-53175 Bonn-Bad
Godesberg www.gsi-bonn.de

General Chair: Prof. Rudi Studer, FZI Forschungszentrum Informatik
Karlsruhe, Germany

Organisation: PD Dr.-Ing. Catherina Burghart FZI Forschungszentrum
Informatik Karlsruhe, Germany

This symposium aims at proliferating the understanding of semantics,
especially its usage within enterprises. On the one hand, speakers from
industry show applications of semantics within various projects relevant
within different application areas ranging from environmental information
portals to automation and mechanical engineering. On the other hand,
technologies developed within the Core technology Cluster of the THESEUS
programme and now ready for usage in different applications are presented
and demonstrated. These tools cover technologies like semantic search,
reasoning, mapping of ontologies, disambiguation of entities and managing
changes within knowledge bases. Within a panel discussion aspects like
funding, strategies to bring semantics into real-world applications and
future research with respect to future applications of semantics are

Bringing together researchers and representatives from industry is a special
focus of this symposium. Its co-location with the ISWC (International
Semantic Web Conference) and the invitation of a keynote speaker like Mark
Greaves, Vulcan, USA as well as having speakers from industry serves as a
basis to foster synergies between research and industry. Keynote speaker
Bernard Barani, EU Directorate Converged Networks and Services, presents the
Future Internet as an essential ingredient of modern economies and a vital
tool to support public policies and societies.

*Registration required. No attendance fee.*

For more information and registration please access

Program (tentative):

10:00 Rudi Studer: Introduction

10:15 – 11:15 Keynote: Mark Greaves, Vulcan

11:15 – 11:45 Jörn Lehmann (VDMA): Accessing knowledge on applications and
solutions - a vision for VDMA E-Market

11:45– 12:15  Bernd Stieger (ABB): Aletheia – Semantic Technologies in
Industrial Service

12:15 – 13:00 Lunch

13:00 – 13:30 Keynote: Bernard Barani (EU): The Future Internet, the engine
for innovation

13:30 – 14:00 Hans-Peter Schnurr (ontoprise): Semantic technologies for a
better life science

14:00 – 14:30 Steffen Lamparter (Siemens AG): Reactive Manufacturing
Systems: Reasoning for Coordination and Control

14:30 – 14:45 Coffee Break

14:45 – 15:15 Andreas Abecker (disy): Semantics for Geographic Information
Science and Environmental Informatics

15:15 – 15:45 Ulrich Bügel (Fraunhofer IOSB): Semantic Search in
Environmental Systems

15:45 – 16:30 Catherina Burghart (FZI): Ontology Management Tools developed

16:30 – 17:15 Panel Discussion

17:15 – 19:00 Demos and Get-Together

*Abstracts of Keynotes*

*The Future Internet, the engine for innovation (Bernard Barani, EU)*:
Originally conceived with limited functionalities and to interconnect
computers, the Internet has radically evolved to support myriads of
application and services. Today, the Internet has become an essential
ingredient of modern economies and a vital tool to support public policies
and societies. In the near future, we may also expect the advent of novel
classes of applications on the Internet, such as those supported by Machine
to Machine communications and sensor networks, thus fueling the emergence of
an Internet of Things. The Internet is consequently at the crossroad of
multiple policy issues, as identified under the Digital Agenda for Europe
initiative, launched by Commissioner Neelie Kroes a year ago. The
presentation will highlight the status of Internet policy development under
the Digital Agenda with a focus on innovation policy.

Juan Sequeda
Received on Wednesday, 21 September 2011 12:01:26 UTC

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