Semantic Web and Semantic Web technologies have entered the maturity phase where stable software prototypes can be put forward as possible solutions for various business applications. With this view, both Academia and Business can join efforts in order to transform research ideas into seeds of viable business solutions. While Academia and Business have different objectives and success metrics, there is a common ground for both within commercialization initiatives, proof-of-concepts, spin-offs, and patenting as well as open-source initiatives.
The Industrial Track within ASWC 2008 is making a Call for Software Solutions, where inventors and authors have the opportunity to present an early positioning on the market of their solution, being comprised of a business value proposition for their offering and high-level technical description of the proposed solution. The goals of the track are threefold: first to give the opportunity for inventors/authors to expose their solution proposition to an audience made of business/industry and academia (a very first business pitch), second to allow business, academia and inventors to attend thematic round-tables where to debate/exchange business and research issues and third, to allow all participants at ASWC2008 to attend a business networking event, where the attendees have a chance to interact in an informal manner.
The industrial track of ASWC2008 welcomes the submission of maximum 6 pages document, PDF format only, LNCS guidelines, describing proposed solutions related to Semantic Web and Semantic Web technologies. The document must have a first section where to describe the business value proposition for their offering, a second section positioning the solution on the market and a third one where to describe at high level the technical solution proposal. The proposed solutions have to be designated as belonging to one of the following areas:
Area A - Innovative solutions: Here new ideas and/or patents already filed as well as open-source solution that start to gather critical mass are strongly encouraged to be presented.
Area B - Commercialization phase: Solutions describing a novel application of a new capability in an industrial setting. Innovation projects can be reported here prior to full deployment (e.g., as pilots or proofs of concept).
Area C - Deployed applications: Papers must describe a deployed usage of semantic technologies to a real-world problem, including a description of the application and scope of the user base. A performance / qualitative comparison of the employed semantic solution to competing conventional technologies solutions is desired. This will be considered as a plus factor in selecting the best solutions.
10 September 2008 29 September 2008 Solution Submission date
30 September 2008 15 October 2008 Notification Date
15 October 2008 25 October 2008 Camera Ready
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