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1 Data, Information, Process file name\ file location HP Labs Semantic Web Programme Introductory Presentation: DIP Proposal Meeting 17 th January Stuart Williams

2 Data, Information, Process file name\ file location Who Are We? HP European Research Centre HPL Role –Inform Corporate Strategy –Technology Creation and Advancement –Fundamental Science and Technology Located in Bristol, UK. –Research Themes Digital Media Systems Enterprise Systems and E-commerce Trust and Security Web and Grid Technologies Semantic Web –~150 Research Staff (in UK). Part of HP’s World-Wide Corporate R&D Organisation: –USA, Europe, Japan, Israel and India. See

3 Data, Information, Process file name\ file location Why are we here Today? DIP: Very Resonant with HPL research interests. Information gathering opportunity: –Being presented with more FW 6 opportunities than we can resource! –Evaluating the most promising proposals. –4 year programs are a significant commitment for management sign-off. Shaping opportunity.

4 Data, Information, Process file name\ file location HP and Semantic Web Semantic Web Research Focussed on: Standards –W3C RDF Core WG (Chairing and Participating) Web Ontology WG – OWL (Participating) Tools –Jena Semantic Web Toolkit Research Vehicle Standards based implementation. Query (RDQL) and Reasoning (coming in Jena 2) Applications –B2B E-commerce, Web Service based Marketplaces (SWWS) –Personal Information Infrastructures –Semantic Community Portals(SWAD-E) –Semantic Blogging (SWAD-E) See

5 Data, Information, Process file name\ file location HP and Web Services Web Services Standards –Participating in W3C and OASIS WS activities. WS Product Areas –Web Services Management – fuelling our participation in WSA-WG –Services and Solutions (HPC) –Imaging and Printing E-Services Internal IT Solutions –Supply Chain Management –CRM and ERP. –E-commerce channels e.g.. HP Galway Research Themes –Automated Contract Negotiation. –Electronic market places and trading.

6 Data, Information, Process file name\ file location HP and Semantic Web Services Current WS Activities: a Personal Perspective –Poor interoperability between independently conceived solutions. Interoperable WS Platform but divergent Solutions. Conceptually similar (identical) but mechanically different. Nirvana Vision of Purposeful Dynamically Composed Interactions between Business Entities with minimal prior knowledge: –Robust against evolutionary change – dynamic versioning. –Rich Interface Descriptions: Ground the consequences of actions into shared process Ontologies. Enable reasoning over interfaces. Adapt interaction behaviour to ‘fit’ the interface. Evolve new strategies/plans – multiple ways to achieve same ‘goal’. –Broader and dynamically changing range of potential business partners. Reduce friction induced by technology choices.

7 Data, Information, Process file name\ file location Interests in DIP Proposal More biased toward EAI and B2B/B2C Interaction than KM. –Virtual Enterprise. Research Interests: –Process and Message mediation Machine processable descriptions of Business Protocol rules (‘How’) and service (‘What’). –Reasoning Over protocol/process descriptions to adapt interaction behaviour. Over service descriptions to enable composition and decomposition of interactions – dynamic planning. Over contract to monitor ongoing compliance with contractual obligations. –Automated Contract Negotiation and Business Process Lifecycles. Different trading regimes: Market places, Auctions, 1-1 negotiation. Different trading strategies spanning multiple market-places and regimes. –Application and Requirements domains informing our work on Semantic Web Tools Federated Reasoning, Storage and Query Ontology transformation Case Studies –Could build on SWWS case-studies or synthesise new case studies.


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