Handbook of Research on Social Dimensions of Semantic Technologies and Web Services (2 Volumes)

Handbook of Research on Social Dimensions of Semantic Technologies and Web Services (2 Volumes)

Maria Manuela Cruz-Cunha (Polytechnic Institute of Cavado and Ave, Portugal), Eva F. Oliveira (Polytechnic Institute of Cavado and Ave, Portugal), Antonio J. Tavares (Polytechnic Institute of Cavado and Ave, Portugal) and Luis G. Ferreira (Polytechnic Institute of Cavado and Ave, Portugal)
Release Date: May, 2009|Copyright: © 2009 |Pages: 1099
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-650-1
ISBN13: 9781605666501|ISBN10: 1605666505|EISBN13: 9781605666518
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Description:

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.

Coverage:

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

  • 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
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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 Cruz-Cunha, Polytechnic Institute of Cavado and Ave. Portugal
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Maria Manuela Cruz-Cunha is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Technology at the Polytechnic Institute of Cavado and Ave, Portugal. She holds a Dipl. Eng. in the field of Systems and Informatics Engineering, an M.Sci. in the field of Computer Integrated Manufacturing and a Dr.Sci in the field of Production Systems Engineering. She teaches subjects related to Information Systems, Information Technologies and Organizational Models to undergraduate and post-graduate studies. She supervises several PhD projects in the domain of Virtual Enterprises and Information Systems and Technologies. She regularly publishes in international peer-reviewed journals and participates in international scientific conferences. She serves as a member of Editorial Boards and as an Associate Editor for several International Journals and for several Scientific Committees of International Conferences. She has authored and edited several books and her work appears in more than 100 papers published in journals, book chapters and conference proceedings. She is the co-founder and co-chair of several international conferences: CENTERIS – Conference on ENTERprise Information Systems, ViNOrg - International Conference on Virtual and Networked Organizations: Emergent Technologies and Tools and SeGAH – IEEE International Conference on Serious Games and Applications for Health.
Eva Ferreira de Oliveira is currently a lecturer in the School Technology at the Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave, Portugal. She holds a Dipl Eng in the field of information systems and information technologies and a MSci in the field of systems and informatics engineering both from University of Minho (Portugal). She teaches multimedia, interactive systems, and human computer interaction to undergraduate students and coordinates a specialized course on development of multimedia products. Her scientific and research interest are related to new ways of visualizing and interacting with videos exploring affective dimensions.
António José Videira Tavares is currently an assistant professor in the School of Technology at the Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave, Portugal. He holds a Dipl Eng in the field of systems and informatics engineering and a MSci in the field of computer science. He teaches subjects related to programming, information systems, and information technologies to undergraduate students. His scientific and engineering interests include collaborative technologies, peer-to-peer systems, and applications and technology management and adoption.
Luís Ferreira is currently a lecturer in the School of Technology at the Polytechnic Institute of Cavado and Ave, Portugal. He holds a Dipl in the field of mathematics and computer science and a MSci in the field of Informatics, area of distributed systems, computer architectures and computer communications, all from the University of Minho (Portugal). He teaches subjects related to computer science and programming paradigms, information systems integration and Web programming to undergraduate studies. He supervises several software development projects and participates in several consulting and analyses commissions.
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Editorial Review Board
  • Ana Alice Batista, University of Minho, Portugal
  • Ana María Fermoso Garcia, Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca, Spain
  • Pedro Rangel Henriques, University of Minho, Portugal
  • Ido Iurgel, CCG—Centro de Computação Gráfica, Portugal
  • Goran D. Putnik, University of Minho, Portugal
  • Álvaro Rocha, Universidade Fernando Pessoa, Portugal
  • Yi Zhao, Georgia State University, USA