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First AKT Workshop on Semantic Web Services
Dr. Liliana Cabral, Prof John Domingue

This event took place on 8th December 2004 at 9:15am (09:15 GMT)
Knowledge Media Institute, Berrill Building, The Open University, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom, MK7 6AA

This is a one-day workshop for discussing Semantic Web Services (SWS) in the context of Advanced Knowledge Technologies (AKT). We intend to support the interaction of research in different communities.

Semantic Web Services combine Web Service technologies with Semantic Web technologies. The augmentation of Web services with formal descriptions of their capabilities will facilitate their automatic location, mediation, composition and execution.

The objective of this workshop is to discuss the common research issues regarding the modelling of knowledge for describing services in the Semantic Web. As the workshop is informal it welcomes shorter versions of papers that have been published elsewhere.

The highlight of the workshop will be a panel of invited speakers for the theme: "Which Semantic Web Service standards?". There will be four panelists who will present their position on OWL-S, WSMO, IRS-III and SWSI. The panel will be conducted in such a way as to encourage discussion with the audience.

Terry Payne, Michael Stollberg, John Domingue and Steve Battle have already confirmed their participation in the panel session.

Contact Details
For further information about the workshop please visit the First AKT Workshop on Semantic Web Services web site.

Programme of events
Please refer to the workshop's web site for the latest programme details. It is planned to have the live webcast available all day, though breaking for lunch, and replays made available (within one week) of the following specific sessions:
Welcome and Presentations 1 - 5
Presentations 6 - 10
Panel: 'Which Semantic Web Service standards?'
Feedback and Wrap up

The webcast was open to 100 users
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