Interoperability and Semantic Web Technologies

Special Session in SEKE 2009

The 21st International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering (SEKE'09)

Hyatt Harborside at Logan Int'l Airport, Boston, USA


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 presentation 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:


If you submit your paper(s) to the special session, please select the "Garcia-Castro, Interoperability and Semantic Web technologies" in the "Paper Type" menu appeared in the Paper Submission Form. (


Raúl García-Castro, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
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If you have any questions regarding the special session or whether your research fits into the focus of the special session, don't hesitate to contact the organizer.