Interoperability and Semantic Web technologies

special session in

The Twenty-Second International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering
(SEKE 2010)

Hotel Sofitel. San Francisco Bay, USA , July 1– July 3, 2010
Organized by Knowledge Systems Institute, U.S.A.

According to the IEEE, interoperability is the ability of two or more systems or components to exchange information and to use this information. Correctly performing these two actions, "exchange" and "use", is one of the main challenges for the current and future Web in order to be able not only to share information but also meaning.

Systems should be able to interchange the dynamic Web content in a dynamic way, taking into account the influence of technical and organizational issues in interoperability. Nevertheless, interoperability is highly affected by heterogeneity, both at the system and at the information level, and the open scenario of the Web makes unfeasible to use common terminology or representation languages.

The aim of this special session is to provide a forum for both researchers and practitioners to discuss the most recent advances in Semantic Web interoperability, from both a theoretical and a practical perspective. The special session invites professionals from universities and industry responsible for, involved in, or interested in semantic interoperability to present and share new ideas, innovations, trends, experiences, and concerns.

Possible special session topics include but are not limited to:


Submitted papers must not be previously published or be under consideration for publication elsewhere. Authors must adhere to all submission procedures of the 22nd SEKE conference, including deadlines and paper format. If you submit your paper(s) to the special session, please select "Special Session: Interoperability and Semantic Web technologies - Garcia-Castro" in the "Paper Type" menu that appears in the Paper Submission Form. Online Submission URL is

All papers accepted for the session will be published in the proceedings of the 22nd SEKE conference. The session papers are considered as papers submitted to SEKE’2010, and they undergo the same review process.



Raul Garcia Castro
Ontology Engineering Group
Universidad Politecnica de Madrid