DKG talk: Autonomy, the Web and Semantic Web Services by Terry R. Payne (Wed Oct 4th 2023 at 18:00 CEST)

Dear all,

our next talk in the online talk series of the Distributed Knowledge Graphs
(DKG) COST Action in collaboration with the Semantic Web Science
Association (SWSA) is scheduled for *Wed Oct 4th 2023 at 18:00 (CEST) */
Wed Oct 4th 2023 at 12:00 (EDT) / Thu Oct 5th 2023 at 0:00 (CST), and our
speaker will be Terry R. Payne (University of Liverpool).

The talk will be on “Autonomy, the Web and Semantic Web Services”. The
abstract and bio of the speaker follow. The talk will be live streamed at
our COST-DKG YouTube channel (

*Bio*: Terry Payne is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Computer
Science at the University of Liverpool. He has been active in the area of
agent-based computing and knowledge-based systems and services since the
mid 90ies, and has a specific interest in the use of ontological knowledge
for the support of autonomous service discovery and provision. He is
actively exploring the use of autonomous approaches to facilitate the
communication and collaboration of heterogeneous systems, using a variety
of cross-disciplinary approaches. This supports the longer term aim of
describing, discovering and utilising autonomous devices and services in a
variety of settings, including life sciences and laboratory environments.

*Abstract*: One of the early visions of Agent based Computing was the goal
of bringing multiple systems together serendipitously, and have complex
behaviour emerge as a consequence of their co-existence, driven by user
goals or external events (for example, in the case of RoboCupRescue, which
was inspired by the 1995 Kobe Earthquake). Whilst syntactic
interoperability has been addressed through a plethora of (primarily
web-based) standards; semantic interoperability remained a key challenge.
When Darpa announced DAML, the DARPA Agent Markup Language (which later
evolved into OWL), there was a keen desire to explore how services
themselves could be modelled through ontologies. In this talk I’ll look
back at the early days of Semantic Web Services, including the evolution of
DAML-S and its successor, OWL-S, and reflect on how they were viewed from
different perspectives. The talk will then provide a view on emerging
opportunities for Autonomy and the use of services, from today’s Semantic
Web and Knowledge Graph perspective.

Kind regards,


Received on Wednesday, 27 September 2023 17:38:15 UTC