The Semantic Web is currently one of the most interesting and ambitious challenges that the scientific and technological community is facing. While great progresses have been made in terms of consolidation of base philosophy and infrastructure, new issues, technologies, and tools are emerging.
These issues include creating, presenting and managing Semantic Web content, making semantics explicit in order to automatically integrate data from different sources, and to search for information based on its meaning rather than its syntactic form.
New and advanced methods, models, tools, and technologies for services related to creation, access, retrieval, integration, and filtering of Web content are being developed at the intersection of relevant disciplines that are making the Semantic Web fly, such as Artificial Intelligence, Databases and Information Systems, Distributed Computing, Multimedia Systems, Natural Language Processing, Human-Computer Interaction, Social Networks, and Web Science.
Applications that use Semantic Web technologies and succeed in leveraging the added value of semantics on the Web are emerging. However, designing and building them is still a challenge due to the rapid evolution of standards, technologies, and tools, and the need for well-established methodologies. This happens in the context of a widespread interest in semantic techniques for web data access and integration, e.g. for linked open data, microformats, and social networks.
SWAP 2010 aims at being a relaxed meeting for brainstorming and debating among international researchers and developers on the Semantic Web, with a special focus on aspects which can enable wide-scale use of Semantic Web technologies. See below for a detailed list of topics.
The workshop aims at attracting researchers, developers and interested practitioners alike. The setting for the workshop is highly interactive, and presentations are expected to focus on practical issues and the underlying theoretical aspects and open problems, reporting both on learned experiences and on ongoing work. The presentation language is English.