SWAE aims at evaluating how and how much the Semantic Web vision has met its promises with respect to business and market needs. Even though the Semantic Web is a relatively new branch of scientific and technological research, its relevance has already been envisaged for some crucial business processes: Semantic-based business data integration: data integration satisfies both "structural" requirements of enterprises (e.g. the possibility of consulting its data in a unified manner), and "dynamic" requirement (e.g. business-to-business partnerships to execute an order). Information systems implementing semantic web architectures can strongly support this process, or simply enable it. Semantic interoperability: metadata and ontologies support the dynamic and flexible exchange of data and services across information systems of different organizations. The development of applications for the automatic classification of services and goods on the basis of standard hierarchies, and the translation of such classifications into the different standards used by companies is a clear example of the potential for semantic interoperability methods and tools. Knowledge management: ontologies and automated reasoning tools seem to provide an innovative support to the elicitation, representation and sharing of corporate knowledge. In particular, for the shift from document-centric KM to an entity-centric KM approach. Enterprise and process modeling: ontologies and rules are becoming an effective way for modeling corporate processes and business domains (for example, in cost reduction). The goal of the workshop is to evaluate and assess how deep the permeation of Semantic Web models, languages, technologies and applications has been in effective enterprise business applications. It would also identify how semantic web based systems, methods and theories sustain business applications such as decision processes, workflow management processes, accountability, and production chain management. A particular attention will be dedicated to metrics and criteria that evaluate cost-effectiveness of system designing processes, knowledge encoding and management, system maintenance, etc.
W10 - SWAE '07: 1st International Workshop on Semantic Web Architectures for Enterprises / Bergamaschi, Sonia; Paolo, Bouquet; Guerra, Francesco. - (2007). [10.1109/DEXA.2007.4312925]