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D17v0.3 Tutorials and Trainings

WSMO Working Draft 12 February 2007

This version:
http://www.wsmo.org/TR/d17/v0.3/20070212
Latest version:
http://www.wsmo.org/TR/d17/
Previous version:
http://www.wsmo.org/TR/d17//v0.2/20060901/
 
Editor:
Michael Stollberg (DERI Innsbruck)
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Abstract

This document provides information on tutorials and industry trainings that are provided in the course of WSMO and related projects.

This version commences with events in 2007; information on previous tutorials and trainings are available at http://www.wsmo.org/TR/d17/v0.2/20060606/.


Table of contents

1. Introduction
2. Industry Trainings, Workshops, and Other Events
2.1 Harmonization in e-Tourism Workshop
3.2 ASG Industry Workshop "Adaptive SOA"
3. SUPER tutorials
3.1 ICIW 2007
3.2 ESWC 2007
4. Conclusion and 'Lessons Learned'
References
Acknowledgements


1. Introduction

The Web Service Modeling Ontology WSMO [WSMO] along with its related efforts in the WSML [WSML Working Group] and WSMX [WSMX Working Group] working groups presents a complete framework for Semantic Web Services, combining Semantic Web and Web Service technologies. The potential user community needs to understand the aims, design, and specification structure of WSMO, as a first step towards universal acceptance and use of WSMO within research and development efforts around Semantic Web Services.

The purpose of tutorials and trainings is to present Semantic Web Services and, in particular, the WSMO framework to a world wide audience from research and industry. This document provides information about each presented tutorial and training held from 2007 until today. It continues the previsous version that provides information on the tutorials held between 2004 and 2006 (see http://www.wsmo.org/TR/d17/v0.2/20060606/). The objectives is to enable attendees to:

The document is organized as follows: Section 2 provides information on industry trainings and WSMO tutorials held in workshops and other events, and Section 3 provides information about tutorials and trainings held in course of the SUPER project. Finally, Section 4 concludes the document, presenting 'Lessons Learned' for dissemination and exploitation of WSMO into research, industry, and standardization bodies.

 

2. Industry Trainings, Workshops, and Other Events

The following provides information and the material of WSMO tutorials and trainings held at industry events, workshops, and other events.

2.1 Harmonization in e-Tourism Workshop

Date:

26 January 2007

Presentation Event:

Workshop on Harmonization in e-Toursim" at the ENTER 2007 conference, Ljubliana, Slovenia, January 23 - 26 2007.

Slide Set :

PDF

Additional Information:

2.2 ASG Industry Workshop "Adaptive SOA"

Date:

20 February 2007

Presentation Event:

Industry Workshop "Adaptive SOA", organized by the ASG project, Potsdam, Germany

Slide Set :

PDF

Additional Information:

 

3. SUPER Tutorials

This section contains information about tutorials in international conferences and events that have been hold in the context of the SUPER project, an FP 6 Integrated Project that works on the integration of Semantic Web Service Technologies into the area of Business Process Management. More detailed information on these tutorials can be found at Further information at http://www.ip-super.org/content/view/114/63/.

3.1 ICIW 2007

Date:

13 May 2007

Presentation Event:

The Second International Conference on The Second International Conference on Internet and Web Applications and Services (ICIW 2007), Mauritius, May 13 - 19 2007.

Slide Set :

3.2 ESWC 2007

Date:

03 June 2007

Presentation Event:

The 4th European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2007), Innsbruck, Austria, Mauritius, June 3 - 6 2007.

Slide Set :

 

4. Conclusion and 'Lessons Learned'

The aim and intention of the WSMO tutorial is to disseminate WSMO to worldwide audiences, enabling attendees to understand the challegenges arising within Semantic Web Services, and how these are addressed and solved within the Web Service Modeling Ontology WSMO; in addition, attendees shall understand the main technologies and systems of WSMX, and be able to correctly assess technologies, products, and developments within Semantic Web and Web Services technologies.Widespread dissemination of WSMO is of major importance with regard to the acceptance and usage of WSMO within research and development efforts. By presenting the WSMO Tutorial at different events, we have reached a wideaudience with different backgrounds and interests. [Stollberg et al., 2006] provides a summary of the experiences gained from the tutorials held between 2004 and 2006.

Summarizing, we conclude that the WSMO Tutorial is an important and successful dissemination activity for WSMO. As we have the experts in the group for the specific modules of the tutorial, the presentations were high quality and went beyond the contents of the slide sets; this seems to be an important "pre-condition" for successful dissemination within expert groups. Besides, from the reaction and the feedback received from attendees, we conclude that (1) WSMO has a huge potential to be used and accepted for Semantic Web Service technology development, but (2) that the idea of Semantic Web Services is not yet very well known or widely discussed in the WWW research community; especially with regard to the latter aspect, successful future dissemination and exploitation of WSMO seems to be a challenging task and should be addressed carefully and well planned.

References

[WSMO Book] D. Fensel, D., Lausen, H., Polleres, A., Bruijn, J.d., Stollberg, M., Roman, D., Domingue, J.: Enabling Semantic Web Services. The Web Service Modeling Ontology. Springer, 2006.

[WSMO Specification] D. Roman, H. Lausen, U. Keller, (eds.): Web Service Modeling Ontology, WSMO Working Draft D2, most recent version available at http://www.wsmo.org/TR/d2/.

[WSML Specification] de Bruijn (ed.): The Web Service Modeling Language WSML, WSML Working Draft D16.1, most recent version available at: http://www.wsmo.org/TR/d16/d16.1/.

[WSMO Working Group] WSMO Working Group webpage: http://www.wsmo.org.

[WSML Working Group] WSML Working Group webpage: http://www.wsmo.org/wsml/.

[WSMX Working Group] WSML Working Group webpage: http://www.wsmx.org.

[IRS] Internet Reasoning Service IRS, Research Project of the Kowledge Media Institute of the Open University, Milton Keynes, England; IRS homepage: http://kmi.open.ac.uk/projects/irs/.

[Stollberg et al., 2006] Stollberg, M.; Moran, M.; Cabral, L.; Norton, B.; Domingue, J.: Experiences from Semantic Web Service Tutorials. Position paper at the Semantic Web Education and Training Workshop (SWET'06) in affiliation with First Asian Semantic Web Conference (ASWC 2006), September 2006, Beijing China (pdf).

Acknowledgements

The work is funded by the European Commission under the projects Knowledge Web, InfraWebs, SEKT, ASG, and SUPER; by Science Foundation Ireland under the DERI-Lion project; by the FIT-IT (Forschung, Innovation, Technologie - Informationstechnologie) under the projects RW2 and TSC.

The editors would like to thank all the members of the WSMO, WSML, and WSMX working groups for their advice and input into this document.


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