Re: [semweb-26] New Meetup: Semantic Web Services - all the way from STI Innsbruck

From: Jack P.
Sent on: Wednesday, September 9, 2009 9:05 PM
Would that we could have a bit more coordination between meetups. This
meeting is very important to me, but so is another one on precisely
the same evening.


On Wed, Sep 9, 2009 at 8:31 PM, Shamod Lacoul<[address removed]> wrote:
> Announcing a new Meetup for Silicon Valley Semantic Technology (SVST) Group!
> What: Semantic Web Services - all the way from Semantic Technology Institute
> (STI) Innsbruck
> When: September 14,[masked]:30 PM
> Where:
> Franz Inc.
> 2201 Broadway Suite 715
> Oakland, CA 94612
> (510)[masked]
> We are back and looking forward to meeting you.
> A quick overview on Semantic Web Services. What are Semantic Web
> Services? Why are they not taking up?
> Semantic Web services (SWS) aims at extending traditional Web services
> with machine-readable semantic descriptions of their functionality and
> interfaces in order to increase the degree of automation for
> service-based applications, e.g., by allowing the discovery, binding
> and composition of services to be performed automatically.
> This talk will provide a quick introduction to Semantic Web Services,
> will discuss what have been the past achievements in this research area. The
> talk will also try to
> analyze what are the problems that are hindering semantic web services to be
> largely adopted and how
> future work in the area can contribute to solve such issue.
> Speakers:
> Federico Michele Facca is a senior researcher and unit leader at STI
> Innsbruck. He obtained his Ph.D. in Information Technology and his
> M.Sc in Computer Science and Engineering at the Politecnico di Milano.
> He has been involved in several research projects over the last couple
> of years: COIN, MAIS, SemanticGov, SHAPE and SUPER. He is responsible
> for Web Service eXecution Environment (WSMX) and member of the OASIS
> Semantic Execution Environment Technical Committee (SEE TC). He has
> published several articles in international journals and conferences.
> His research papers have been awarded in ICWE and ISWC. His research
> interests cover
> Semantically-enabled­ Service Oriented Architecture, Semantic Web
> Engineering, Semantic Web.
> Reto Krummenacher holds a degree in communication system engineering
> from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) in Lausanne. Since
> late 2004 he is, as researcher and PhD student, member of the Semantic
> Technology Institute at the University of Innsbruck with a strong focus
> on Semantic Space middleware in ubiquitous and large scale computing
> environments such as the Service Web. In addition to his work as
> researcher in different European projects (e.g., TripCom, SOA4All), he
> has been organizing several events on semantic extensions to middleware:
> Street parking is available. However, keep in mind, it is metered until 8:00
> PM.
> - Shamod
> Learn more here:
> http://semweb.mee...­
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