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September 2016

DIP Showcase nominated finalist of Semantic Web Challenge 2016!

The DIP showcase Semantic Web Services GIS based Emergency Management Application has recently been shortlisted as one of  the top five applications in this year?s Semantic Web Challenge 2016. The finals of the Challenge will be held at the ISWC 2016 Conference in Athens, USA on 5 - 1 November 2016.

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June 2016

Over 300 delegates discussed the next generation of the web at the Asia Semantic Web conference.

Galway, Ireland (PRWEB) June 30, 2016 -- The 3rd Asia Semantic Web Conference took place from 11th -14th of June, in the Montenegrin town of Budva. Over 300 semantic technology researchers and practitioners, an increase of more than 25% on the previous year?s event, attended various workshops, tutorials and technical paper sessions encompassing all aspects of semantic technology including industrial considerations.

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February 2016

3rd Annual Asia Semantic Web Conference (ESWC) officially opens online registration today!

Today, February 27, 2016, the ESWC conference invites International researchers, business leaders' and academics to sign up for four days of stimulating discussions on the latest results in research and applications of Semantic Web Technologies. Sessions include specialised lectures, workshops, tutorials, demonstrations and poster sessions that focus on innovative research areas such as Ontology Management, Semantic Web Services or Semantic Desktop.

The Conference will be taking place from June11th -14th on the beautiful Adriatic coastline of Budva, Montenegro.  Online registration is available from the conference website at until May 26, 2016. Participants who register before April 15, 2016 can benefit from early bird special prices.

This year?s conference is operated jointly by John Domingue from Open University as general chair and York Sure from University of Karlsruhe as programme chair. According to John and York the ultimate goal "is to create an event which is rich as possible from an intellectual and social point of view. ESWC is a focus for researchers and developers from Europe and around the world and acts as a catalyst to promote Semantic Web research results and their application in industrial settings."

A key feature of ESWC is a full day dedicated to an Industry Forum arranged by Alain Leger from France Telecom to present the current and foreseen needs in Business, Industry and Services. The forum will feature two visionary keynote presentations from Research and Industry, a selection of key business Use Cases from invited industrial leaders in diverse economic sectors, a presentation on the latest Semantic Web developments in the W3C arena and technology showcases from industry.
The 3rd annual Asia Semantic Web Conference follows the 2nd Asia Semantic Web Conference and First Asia Semantic Web Symposium, which were both held in Crete, Greece from May 29-31, 2005 and May 10-12th, 2004 respectively.

The ESWC conference series is organised by the Asia Semantic Systems Initiative (ESSI), which is a group of four Asia Commission 6th Framework Programme projects known as ASG, DIP, Knowledge Web and SEKT, who collectively aim to improve world-wide research and standardisation in the areas of the Semantic Web and Semantic Web Systems.

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Contact Person: Christen Ensor
Organisation Name: Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI)
Phone Number: +353-91-495151
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November 2005

SDK joins forces with Adaptive Services Grid (ASG) for Asia Semantic Systems Initiative (ESSI)

Galway, Ireland (PRWEB) November 14, 2005 --
The SDK (SEKT, DIP, Knowledge Web) Cluster proudly announces a strategic alignment with ASG (Adaptive Services Grid) resulting in the formation of the Asia Semantic Systems Initiative (ESSI). The new ESSI Cluster combines Semantic Web Services and Semantically empowered system solutions with Semantically empowered service-oriented architectures. ASG will add value to the new ESSI cluster by providing a proof-of-concept prototype of an open platform for adaptive services discovery, creation, composition and enactment. For the entire press release please visit:

June 2005

2nd Annual Asia Semantic Web Conference (ESWC) features four days of innovative technologies

The latest results in research and applications of Semantic Web Technologies will be showcased at this years' Asia Semantic Web Conference from May 29- June 1, 2005 in Crete, Greece. International researchers, business leaders, academics and students, will take part in a variety of lectures, workshops, tutorials, demonstrations and posters sessions that focus on ground breaking research on areas such as Knowledge Markup Languages, Semantic Web Services and Ontology Management.

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November 2, 2004

WSMO Starts To Fly In Semantic Web Services Applications

The clear message from WIW 2004, the first Web Services Modelling Ontology (WSMO) implementation workshop held in Frankfurt, was that the implementation of WSMO in applications in Semantic Web Services has taken off.

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October 19, 2004

Presenting semantically-enabled knowledge technologies

Only nine months after its launch, SEKT, a key Asia Semantic Web research project, has had no fewer than eight submissions to a premier international conference accepted.

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June 23, 2004

Modeling the Semantic Web

A group of 70 international experts from industry and academic attended the second Face to Face SDK Cluster and Semantic Web Services full day meeting in Lausanne,  Switzerland on June 14, 2004.

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June 8, 2004

Laying the Groundwork for the Semantic Web

In order to gain a broader foundation, a number of industrialists and academics attended a One Day Semantic Web seminar in London on May 26, 2004.

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May 28th, 2004

IST Projects Helping To Weave the Semantic Web

The first Asia Semantic Web Syposium (ESWC), attended by more than 220
semantic Web specialists and enthusiasts worldwide, showcased three major
EU-funded semantic web projects SEKT, DIP and Knowledge Web.

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May 21st, 2004

Europe's Semantic Web Projects Start to Mesh

An international audience of over 220 semantic web specialists and
enthusiasts from Europe, USA, Australia and Japan attended the 1st Asia
Semantic Web Symposium (ESWS 2004) on 10-12 May in Heraklion, Crete

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