Semantic Web is expected to become a next-generation of the Web assuming that besides existing content there will be a conceptual layer of machine-understandable metadata, making the content available for processing by intelligent software. This allows automatic resource integration and provides interoperability between heterogeneous systems. Next generation of intelligent applications will be capable to make use of such metadata to perform resource discovery and integration based on its semantics. Semantic Web, aims at developing a global environment on top of Web with interoperable heterogeneous applications, agents, web services, data repositories, humans, and so on. On the technology side, Web-oriented languages and technologies are being developed (e.g. RDF, OWL, OWL-S, WSMO, etc.), and the success of the Semantic Web will depend on a widespread industrial adoption of these technologies. Trend within worldwide activities related to Semantic Web definitely shows that the technology has emerging grows of interest both academic and industry during a relatively small time interval.

The main focus of the Conference is related to industrial applications of Semantic Web. The three more specific concerns within the focus are as follows:

The growing interest to the Semantic Web, as a research and educational domain, from the academy is evident. New scientific results and interesting challenges in the area appear rapidly. International networks cover topics related to intersections of various former scientific domains with Semantic Web technology and discover new challenging opportunities. Basic standards have been announced and the amount of pilot tools and applications around these standards is exponentially increasing. The question is how much the researchers are taking into account the applicability of their results to the industry? The Conference concerns to collect cases from scientists about industrial implementation of their Semantic Web related solutions or to hear arguments in favor of possibilities for such implementation.

In spite of growing hype around Semantic Web and appropriate standards, industry developed and continuously developing own standards for interoperability and integration. What are the obstacles, companies will face or reasons for refusing wider scale implementation of Semantic Web standards? The Conference aims to collect grounded critics and doubts, related to Semantic Web standards and activities, from industry to raise open discussion between industry and academy concerning future of industrial approval of the Semantic Web technology.

On the other hand, more and more companies are being involved to various projects related to Semantic Web. Industrial investments to research projects aimed to monitor the status of the technology are also growing. Some companies are extensively involved to the appropriate business. There are at least two categories of such enterprises: those who are producers and providers of Semantic Web based products and services and those who are consumers of these products and services. It would be interesting to hear an answer to the question “Why?” they are doing this. We are encouraging representatives from industry to present their opinions about feasibility of Semantic Web technology for their businesses. The Conference aims to collect grounded optimistic arguments, cases and success-stories from such companies in favor of Semantic Web utilization.

Conference Topics

Paper submissions are expected to address one of the above concerns and to be related to the industrial application domains of the Semantic Web technology, which are (but not limited to) the following ones.

  • Semantic Web-Based Knowledge Management
  • Semantics in Enterprise Application Integration
  • Semantic Knowledge Portals
  • Semantic Web for e-Business
  • Semantic Integration and Interoperability
  • Semantic Content Management
  • Semantically Enhanced Products and Services
  • Semantic Web Services and GRID Computing
  • Semantic Web Services and P2P Computing
  • Multimedia Semantic Indexing and Retrieval
  • Semantics in Industrial Automation, Control and Maintenance
  • Mobile and Ubiquitous Applications based on Semantic Web
  • Security, Privacy and Trust in Industrial Semantic Web Services

  • Important Dates


    Submission of full papers:


    30 April




    30 May


    Camera ready papers:


    15 June


    Early registration:


    before 30 June


    Late registration:


    1-15 July




    25-27 August


    Conference Proceedings will be published in Springer IFIP Book series. Authors are invited to submit electronically full papers to Submitted papers must be original, unpublished, and not submitted to another journal or conference for consideration of publication. Papers must be written in English; they should be at most 15 pages in length and conform to the Springer’s Single-Column Proceedings Style. We accept papers in PDF and PS format. All papers will be reviewed on the basis of relevance, clarity, and technical quality.