Keywords: intelligent agent technology, semantic Web services, peer-to-peer, and mobile computing Contact Person: Walter Binder Phone: (+41 21) 693-6679 E-mail: email@example.com homepage: http://knowledgeweb.semanticweb.org/
Knowledge Web (KW) is a 4 year Network of Excellence project funded by the European Commission 6th Framework Programme. Knowledge Web began on January 1st, 2004. Supporting the transition process of Ontology technology from Academia to Industry is the main and major goal of Knowledge Web. The mission of KnowledgeWeb is to strengthen the European industry and service providers in one of the most important areas of current computer technology: Semantic Web enabled E-work and E-commerce. The project concentrates its efforts around the outreach of this technology to industry. Naturally, this includes education and research efforts to ensure the durability of impact and support of industry. Therefore, Knowledge Web devotes its efforts to the following main areas: Outreach to Industry. The main objective of Knowledge Web's outreach to industry area is to promote greater awareness and faster take-up of Semantic Web technology within Europe in full synergy with the research activity. This outreach will help to reduce time needed to transfer the technology to industry and to market. Outreach to Education. Knowledge Web aims to work towards the establishment of a Virtual Institute for Semantic Web Education (VISWE), which will act as the principal focus for educational activities on Semantic Web. Coordination of Research. The objective of Knowledge Web will be to ensure that the research as performed by the leading groups in this area will be sufficiently coordinated to avoid both duplication and fragmentation. Such coordination is particularly important for the Semantic Web: since it is an inter-disciplinary area, joint collaborations among and across various research communities is necessary. The objective of Knowledge Web is to coordinate the European research effort to make Semantic Web and Semantic Web Services a reality. The Knowledge Web consortium is coordinated by the University of Innsbruck, Austria and consists of 18 leading partners in Semantic Web, Multimedia, Human Language Technology, Workflow and Agents. Knowledge Web is a member of the SDK project cluster, which seeks to strengthen European research and industry in Semantic Web technologies.