Semantic Web SIG: From meaning to intelligence: do implicit semantics hold the key?

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  • From meaning to intelligence: do implicit semantics hold the key?

    David Meyer from SAP will present some of the ways SAP is leveraging its deep context in the enterprise (market leader for business applications and business intelligence) to help people work smarter. How do the emerging patterns for work, such as enterprise social computing, followership models, activity streams help us work more intelligently?  While the majority of discussion around the semantic web has been focused on explicit metadata and relationships, these new patterns are establishing semantic meaning by simply letting people get work done.

    Michael Bechauf will discuss how both explicit and implicit semantic models are being used by SAP in managing our customer's business networks. Through social connections, business partners can discover each other in supplier networks. At the same time, social interactions will not eliminate the necessity for transactional business-to-business messaging to automate business processes. However, even with ubiquitous standards like WS* and REST, the semantic interoperability issue is not solved. Establishing mappings between B2B middleware is expensive, and we'll introduce a community-based concept that uses semantic technologies so that business partners are assisted with sharing the mapping knowledge and collaborate with each other to build the necessary technical connections.

    Please join us to hear SAP's move in the enterprise social computing transformation.

    Agenda:

    6:30pm - 7:00pm Registration / Networking / Refreshments / Pizza

    7:00pm - 7:10pm Introduction by AJ Chen (Moderator)

    7:10pm - 8:00pm David Meyer: From meaning to intelligence: do implicit semantics hold the key?

    8:00pm - 8:50pm Michael Bechauf: Semantic Modeling in the Business Network

    8:50pm - 9:00pm Joint Q&A.