Social Web Evolution: Integrating Semantic Applications and Web 2.0 Technologies

Social Web Evolution: Integrating Semantic Applications and Web 2.0 Technologies

Miltiadis D. Lytras (The American College of Greece, Greece) and Patricia Ordóñez de Pablos (Universidad de Oviedo, Spain)
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Release Date: March, 2009|Copyright: © 2009 |Pages: 340
ISBN13: 9781605662725|ISBN10: 1605662720|EISBN13: 9781605662732|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-272-5

Description

As semantic technologies prove their value with targeted applications, there are increasing opportunities to consider their usefulness in social contexts for knowledge, learning, and human development.

Social Web Evolution: Integrating Semantic Applications and Web 2.0 Technologies explores the potential of Web 2.0 and its synergies with the Semantic Web and provides state-of-the-art theoretical foundations and technological applications. A reference edition for academicians, practitioners, policy makers, and government officers eager for knowledge on Web 2.0 and social Web, this book emphasizes practical aspects of the integration of semantic applications into social Web technologies.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Application of Web 2.0
  • Domain-specific ontology
  • Lifelong learning in archival heritage
  • Pattern matching techniques
  • Professional social network systems
  • Semantics for customer feedback
  • Social networks on evolutionary games
  • Social Semantic Web
  • Social sentiment analysis
  • Social Web evolution
  • Supporting learning in the workplace
  • Teachers’ personal knowledge management
  • Web 2.0 social networking sites

Reviews and Testimonials

This book is one of the first attempts to discuss in an integrated way the business implications of Web 2.0 and its linkage to business value.

– Miltiadis D. Lytras, University of Patras, Greece

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Preface

As semantic technologies prove their value with targeted applications, there are increasing opportunities to consider their application in social contexts for knowledge, learning and human development.

Semantic Web and Knowledge Management has been accepted as a critical enabler aiming to increase knowledge-related performance by better use of intellectual assets, in addition to which many governments are forced to increasingly deal with knowledge services that form larger parts of the global economy and society.

Thus there are recent examples of applications of semantics for empowering knowledge management or better supporting knowledge services for social networks. In this edited book we explore the potential of Web 2.0 and its synergies with Semantic Web, and we provide the state of the art in theoretical foundations and technological applications. In the context of Social Web Evolution, social and human issues are of equal if not higher importance than the technical issues that have tended to receive the bulk of attention in the past. Consequently, chapters that touch these aspects, or those that extend technical and domain knowledge to social and human issues are especially sought. This is intended to initiate a dialog between the social, psychological, and technical views of the field.

Web 2.0 is one of the hottest topics nowadays in Information Systems. Currently the main discussion is emphasized on technologies while there is a great demand for editions that will analyze the business models and business perspectives of the new generation web. This book is one of the first attempts to discuss in an integrated way the business implications of Web 2.0 and its linkage to business value.

Web 2.0, refers to a perceived or proposed second generation of Internet-based services—such as social networking sites, wikis, communication tools, mashups and folksonomies—that emphasize on online collaboration and sharing among users.

Additionally we dont wanna miss this opportunity to say thanks to IGI-Global Publishers, and in particular to Jan Travers and Kristin M. Klinger for giving us the opportunity to develop this book. Also thanks to all authors of chapters, for their interest in collaborating in this book.

Miltiadis D. Lytras, Athens, Greece, October 2008
Patricia Ordóñez de Pablos, Gijón, Spain, October, 2008

Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Miltiadis D. Lytras has co-edited/co-edits, 25 special issues in International Journals (e.g., IEEE Transaction on Knowledge and Data Engineering, IEEE Internet Computing, IEEE Transactions on Education, Computers in Human Behaviour, etc.) and has authored/[co-]edited 12 books (e.g., Open Source for Knowledge and Learning Management, Ubiquitous and Pervasive Knowledge Management, Intelligent Learning Infrastructures for Knowledge Intensive Organizations, and Semantic Based Information Systems). He is the founder and officer of the Semantic Web and Information Systems Special Interest Group in the association for information systems (http://www.sigsemis.org). He serves as the (Co) Editor-in-Chief of 12 international journals (e.g., International Journal of Knowledge and Learning, International Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning, International Journal on Social and Humanistic Computing, International Journal on Semantic Web and Information Systems, International Journal on Digital Culture and Electronic Tourism, International Journal of Electronic Democracy, International Journal of Electronic Banking, and International Journal of Electronic Trade) while he is an associate editor or editorial board member of seven more.
Patricia Ordóñez de Pablos is a professor in the Department of Business Administration and Accountability in the Faculty of Economics at The University of Oviedo (Spain). Her teaching and research interests focus on the areas of strategic management, knowledge management, intellectual capital, and China. She serves as an Associate Editor for the Behaviour and Information Technology journal. Additionally, she is Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Learning and Intellectual Capital (IJLIC) and the International Journal of Strategic Change Management (IJSCM). She is also Editor-in-Chief of IGI Global’s International Journal of Asian Business and Information Management (IJABIM), as well as editor for a number of IGI Global book publications and full book series.

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