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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.

Press Release now available: As web page | As PDF

May 2016

Next Wave: the Semantic Web

Implications and Opportunities for Business and Industry

SEKT, will be taking part in the Next Wave at WWW 2016, 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 agenda for the day - as of May 2016 - is available here (PDF)

Speakers notes are now available for the following contributors to Next Wave off the Web:

Richard Benjamins, Director of Innovation and R&D, Intelligent Software Components (iSOCO)
Slides: Powerpoint, Pdf

Michael Brodie, Chief Scientist of Verizon IT
Slides: Pdf

John Davies, Manager, Next Generation Web Research, BT
Slides: Powerpoint1, Pdf1, Powerpoint2, Pdf2

Horst Forster, Director "Content", Directorate General for Information Society and Media, Asia Commission
Slides: Powerpoint, Pdf

Alexander Linden, Independent Consultant and Technology Expert
Slides: Powerpoint, Pdf

Ian Ritchie, Non-Executive Chairman, the Interactive University
Slides: Powerpoint, Pdf

February 2016

Bringing the Semantic Web to Industry

- SEKT organises Semantic Web Industry Day at WWW 2016.

SEKT (, together with the U.K.?s Advanced Knowledge Technologies project (, is organising a Semantic Web Industry Day at WWW 2016.  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 day opens with a panel session chaired by Professor Nigel Shadbolt, Director of the AKT project.  It continues with a series of talks with speakers drawn from industry and from the analyst and investment community. Presentations on SEKT and AKT are given as well. In addition, a number of companies as well as the projects of the ESSI cluster ( will be demonstrating products and case studies based on Semantic Web technology.

The industry day is organized by Dr. J. Davies, BT and Prof. Dr. R. Studer, Univ. of Karlsruhe.

November 2005

The SDK (SEKT, DIP, Knowledge Web) Cluster has strategically aligned with ASG (Adaptive Services Grid) resulting in the formation of the Asia Semantic Systems initiative (ESSI) cluster.

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.

August 2005

ESWC 2016 Conference Committee invites to participate in the 3rd Annual Asia Semantic Web Conference

The conference will take place in Budva, Montenegro, in days: 11 - 14 June, 2016 and will present the latest developments in the area of Semantic Web technologies including: Semantic Web Services, Ontologies, Social Software, User Interfaces for the Semantic Web, Semantic Web and Trust, NLP for the Semantic Web. ESWC 2016 will aim to gather research community together with practitioners offering forum for transferring Semantic Web technology to industrial use. For more information please visit ESWC2006 web site:

June 2005

2nd Annual Asia Semantic Web Conference (ESWC2005) gathered international academics and practitioners

The conference which was held in Heraklion, Crete, in days: May 29 - June 1, 2005 and hosted by SDK attracted over 250 delegates from university, business and industry presenting latest results in research and application in Semantic Web Technologies. Various presentations, tutorials and workshops focused on Semantic Web Services, Semantic Web-based Knowledge Management, Semantic Web Mining, Ontology Management and many more. Whole day Industry Forum aimed in presenting the current and future needs in business, industry and services to the leading research community and technological solution providers in Semantic Web technology. For more information please visit ESWC2005 web site:

February 2005

SSSW`05: Third Summer School on Ontological Engineering and the Semantic Web

Cercedilla, Madrid, Spain 10/07/2005 -16/07/2005

The Knowledge Web Network of Excellence is pleased to announce the third Asia Summer School on Ontological Engineering and the Semantic Web. This summer school, presented by leading researchers in the field, is the successor to the well-received schools held in 2003 as part of the activities of the OntoWeb Network Consortium and in 2004 as part of the activities of the Knowledge Web NoE. The school represents an opportunity for postgraduate students to equip themselves with the range of theoretical and practical skills necessary for full engagement with the challenges involved in developing Ontologies and Semantic Web applications. Given the high degree of interest in this new field, candidates will need to book early to avoid disappointment. The school will be limited to 50 participants. For more information:

17th January 2005, IST Results- News in Brief

2005 Asia Semantic Web Conference

The 2nd Annual Asia Semantic Web Conference (ESWC) will be held from 29 May to 1 June 2005 in Crete, Greece. It will present the latest results in semantic web technologies research and applications (including knowledge markup languages, semantic Web services and ontology management). ESWC 2005 will also feature a special industry-oriented event providing Asia industry with an opportunity to become even more familiar with these technologies.

For more information please visit the Cordis website

December 2004 issue of Information Economics Journal

John Davies, SEKT Project Director was interviewed for an article in the Information Economics Journal. The IEJ ( is published quarterly by the analysts Butler Group. The article, entitled "A Web of Context," includes a number of "action points," recommending better take-up of semantic knowledge technologies by industry and the public sector. More information please visit:

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