First IFIP WG 2.12 & WG 12.4 International Workshop on

Web Semantics (SWWS'05)
with a special track on Regulatory Ontologies

November 1 - 2, 2005

In conjunction with OnTheMove Federated Conferences (OTM'05)

Proceedings will be published by Springer LNCS


The IFIP Working Group 2.12 & 12.4 on Semantic Web ( is a timely active international community of scientists, engineers, and practitioners dedicated to advancing the state of the art of research and practice in the emerging field of Semantic Web, and meanwhile providing input and guidance on the direction, scope, and importance of different aspects of artificial intelligence, data modeling, and software theory and practice to Web semantics. It is unique in that it targets to synthesize the concepts from these diverse fields in a comprehensive fashion in the context of the semantics Web.

The Web has now been in existence for quite some time and its pervasive in its influence on all aspects of society and commerce. It has also produced a major shift in our thinking on the nature and scope of information processing. However in its technological nature and its supporting theoretical foundations, it has remained relatively rudimentary, being currently largely suitable for information dissemination. It is rapidly moving away from this, to application deployment and knowledge deployment that require complex interactions and properly structured underlying semantics. This has been a sudden upsurge of research activity in the problems associated with adding semantics to the Web. This work on semantics will involve data, knowledge, and process semantics. The First IFIP WG 2.12 & WG 12.4 International Workshop on Web Semantics will provide a forum for presenting original, unpublished research results, and innovative ideas related to this voluminous quantity of research.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: Workshop Vice-Chairs

Program Committee Members