March 2000, Dieter Fensel initiated and oganized a closed
seminar entitled "Semantic for the WWW" at Dagstuhl.
First International Workshop on the "Semantic Web: Models,
Architectures and Management (SemWeb'2000)" has taken
place in Lisbon, Portugal on September 22, 2000 in conjunction
with ECDL2000 (European Conference on Digital Libraries).
main themes addressed by the SemWeb'2000 comprised "Formal
Foundations of Web Metadata Standards", "Semantic Interoperability
Frameworks", and "Intelligent Information/Service Brokering
Architectures". The workshop drew a high quality of submissions
and a large audience of about 50. Out of 28 papers submitted,
only 9 could be accepted for presentation.
program also included a keynote presentation by Dr. Amit
Sheth (University of Georgia, Talee Corp.), as well as an
invited talk by Hans Georg Stork (European Commission) on
the Commission's IST Programme vision and priorities on
the Semantic Web.
has taken place in Hong Kong, China, on May 1, 2001. Cf.
- Among other events this year or the last are the Semantic
Web Working Symposium and the
International Semantic Web Conference. This WWW Semantic
Web workshop differs in that it is primarily a forum for
community discussion and collaboration; the submission of
papers primarily serves for gathering ideas and topics for