Handbook of Research on Social Dimensions of Semantic Technologies and Web Services

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Handbook of Research on Social Dimensions of Semantic Technologies and Web Services

ISBN: 978-1-60566-650-1; 1180 pp; May 2009
Published under Information Science Reference an imprint of IGI Global


Edited by: Maria Manuela Cruz-Cunha, Eva F. Oliveira, Antonio J. Tavares & Luis G. Ferreira
Polytechnic Institute of Cavado and Ave, Portugal




The impact of IT on society, organizations, and individuals is growing as the power of the Web harnesses collective intelligence and knowledge.
The Handbook of Research on Social Dimensions of Semantic Technologies and Web Services discusses the main issues, challenges, opportunities, and trends related to this new technology, transforming the way we use information and knowledge. This Handbook of Research is an excellent resource for researchers, academicians, and professionals with an interest in these significant technologies.


“This book provides researchers, scholars, professionals with some of the most advanced research developments, solutions and implementations of Semantic Web. It is expected to provide a better understanding of Semantic Technologies and Web Services developments, applications, trends and solutions.”

- M. Manuela Cunha, Polytechnic Institute of Cavado and Ave. Portugal ****************************************


Cross-language information retrieval
E-learning and solidarity
Geospatial Semantic Web
Human dimensions of Web services
Impacts of Semantic technologies
Influences and impacts of societal factors
Online virtual communities
Semantic service oriented architecture
Social networks in information systems
Social shaping of the Semantic Web
Socio-technical challenges of Semantic Web
Virtual networking
Web graphs



Section I: Semantic Web Components and Enabling Technologies

1. Semantic Knowledge Representation and Processing in Web Services
2. Challenges on Semantic Web Services
3. A Service Oriented Ontological Framework for the Semantic Validation of Web Accessibility
4. Semantic Web Technologies in the Service of Personalization Tools
5. Querying Web Accessibility Knowledge from Web Graphs
6. Ontology Evolution: A Case Study on Semantic Technology in the Media Domain
7. Attempting to Model Sense Division for Word Sense Disambiguation
8. Association between Web Semantics and Geographical Locations: Evaluate Internet Information Consistency for Marketing Research
9. Visualization in Support of Social Networking on the Web
10. Tracing the Many Translations of a Web-Based IT Artefact
11. Semantic Annotation of Objects
12. Web Services Automation
13. Semantic Web Services: Towards an Appropriate Solution to Application Integration
14. Semantic Visualization to Support Knowledge Discovery in Multi-Relational Service Communities
15. Knowledge Protocols
16. Multi-Agent Systems for Semantic Web Services Composition

Section II: Social Semantic Web

17. On the Social Shaping of the Semantic Web
18. Social/Human Dimensions of Web Services: Communications Errors and Culturla Aspects. The Case of VRL-KCiP NoE
19. Socio-Technical Challenges of Semantic Web: A Culturally Exclusive Proposition?
20. Social Networks in Information Systems: Tools and Services
21. The Generative Potential of Appreciative Inquiry as an Essential Social Dimension of the Semantic Web
22. Online Virtual Communities as a New Form of Social Relations: Elements for the Analysis
23. E-Learning and Solidarity: The Power of Forums

Section III: Challenges, Opportunities and Impact of Semantic Web

24. Applying an Organizational Uncertainty Principle: Semantic Web-Based Metrics
25. Security in Semantic Interoperation
26. Semantic Discovery of Resources and Services in Democratized Grids
27. Semantic Web and Adaptivity, Towards a New Model
28. Semantic Technologies and Web Services: A Primer on Legal Issues
29. The Influences and Impacts of Societal Factors on the Adoption of Web Services
30. The Geospatial Semantic Web: What is it and what are its Implications for Geospatial Information Students and Professionals?
31. Enabling Distributed Cognitive Collaborations on the Semantic Web
32. Social Impact of Collaborative Services to Maintain Electronic Business Relationships
33. The Semantic Web in Tourism
34. Cross-Lingual Information Retrieval on the Web
35. CRISS: A Collaborative Route Information Sharing System for the Visually Impaired

Section IV: Applications and Current Developments of Semantic Web

36. Modeling Objects of Industrial Applications
37. The Impacts of Semantic Technologies on Industrial Systems
38. Towards Process Mediation in Semantic Service Oriented Architecture (SSOA)
39. Social Networks Applied to E-Gov: An Architecture for Semantic Services
40. Ontologies and Law: A Practical Case of the Creation of Ontology for Copyright Law Domain
41. Technology Roadmap for Living Labs
42. Technologies to Support the Market of Resources as an Infrastructure for Agile/Virtual Enterprise Integration
43. KC-PLM: Knowledge Collaborative Product Lifecycle Management
44. PolyOrBAC: An Access Control Model for Inter-Organizational Web Services
45. Development and Implementation of E-Government Services @ Türksat
46. Technical Outline of a W3 Spatial (Decision Support) Prototype

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