Progressive Concepts for Semantic Web Evolution: Applications and Developments

Progressive Concepts for Semantic Web Evolution: Applications and Developments

Miltiadis D. Lytras (Effat University, Saudi Arabia) and Amit Sheth (Kno.e.sis Center, Wright State University, USA)
Release Date: February, 2010|Copyright: © 2010 |Pages: 410
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-992-2
ISBN13: 9781605669922|ISBN10: 160566992X|EISBN13: 9781605669939
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Semantic Web technologies and applications have become increasingly important as new methods for understanding and expressing information are discovered.

Progressive Concepts for Semantic Web Evolution: Applications and Developments unites research on essential theories, models, and applications of Semantic Web research. Contributions focus on mobile ontologies and agents, fuzzy databases, and new approaches to retrieval and evaluation in the Semantic Web.


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

  • Fuzzy description logic
  • Fuzzy relational databases
  • Mobile agents
  • Mobile ontologies
  • Ontological indeterminacy
  • Pervasive contexts
  • Relational technology
  • Semantic services
  • Soft Computing
  • Uniform resource identifiers
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Editor/Author Biographies
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 ( 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.
Amit Sheth is an educator, researcher, and entrepreneur. He is a LexisNexis Eminent Scholar (an endowed faculty position, funded by LexisNexis and the Ohio Board of Regents), an IEEE Fellow, and the director of the Ohio Center of Excellence in Knowledge-enabled Computing (Kno.e.sis) at Wright State University. which conducts research in Semantic Web, services computing, and scientific worklfows. His current work encompasses WWW subareas of Semantic Web, Social Web, Semantic Sensor Web/WoT and semantics enabled services and cloud computing, and their innovative applications to health, fitness and well being, and several other industries.

Earlier, Dr. Sheth was a professor at the University of Georgia, where he started the LSDIS lab in 1994, and he served in R&D groups at Bellcore, Unisys, and Honeywell. His h-index of 75 and the 23K+ citations to his publications places him among the top 100 in Computer Science and top few in WWW. His research has led to several commercial products, many deployed applications and two successful companies. He serves as technology and business advisor to startups and additional commercialization of his research continues. He is on several journal editorial boards, is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal on Semantic Web and Information Systems (IJSWIS), joint Editor-in-Chief of Distributed and Parallel Databases (DAPD), and a co-editor of two Springer book series (Semantic Web and Beyond: Computing for Human Experience, and Advanced Database Systems) (

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Editorial Review Board
  • Gottfried Vossen, University of Muenster, Germany
  • Martin Hepp, University of the German Federal Armed Forces, Germany
  • Karl Aberer, Institute for Core Computing Science, Switzerland
  • Richard Benjamins, Universiteit van Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Abraham Bernstein, University of Zurich, Switzerland
  • Chris Bizer, University of Berlin, Germany
  • Paolo Bouquet, University of Trento, Italy
  • Francois Bry, University of Munich, Germany
  • Christoph Bussler, Merced Systems, USA
  • Jorge Cardoso, SAP Research,Germany
  • Vassilis Christophides, ICS-Forth, Greece
  • Oscar Corcho, Intelligent Software Components, Spain
  • John Davies, British Telecom, UK
  • Dieter Fensel, University of Innsbruck, Austria
  • Farshad Fotouhi, Wayne State University, USA
  • Asuncion Gomez-Perez, Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain
  • William I. Grosky, University of Michigan, USA
  • Nicola Guarino, STC-CNR - National Research Council, Italy
  • Manfred Hauswirth, DERI Galway, Ireland
  • James Hendler, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
  • Vasant Honavar, Iowa State University, USA
  • Lakshmi S. Iyer, University of North Carolina, USA
  • Ramesh Jain, University of California - Irvine, USA
  • Anupam Joshi, University of Maryland - Baltimore County, USA
  • Vipul Kashyap, Partners Healthcare, USA
  • Henry M. Kim, York University, Canada
  • Ralf Klischewski, University of Hamburg, Germany
  • Matthias Klusch, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, Germany
  • Shiyong Lu, Wayne State University, USA
  • Miltiadis D. Lytras, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece
  • Michael Maximilien, IBM Research, USA
  • Mark Musen , Stanford University, USA
  • Ambjorn Naeve, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
  • Jeff Z. Pan, University of Aberdeen, Scotland
  • Demetrios Sampson, University of Piraeus, Greece
  • Miguel-Angel Sicilia, University of Alcal, Spain
  • Rahul Singh, University of North Carolina, USA
  • Susie Stephens, Eli Lilly and Company, USA
  • York Sure, GESIS and University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany
  • Bhavani Thuraisingham, University of Texas at Dallas, USA
  • Ubbo Visser, University of Bremen, Germany
  • Gerd Wagner, Brandenburg University of Technology at Cottbus, Germany
  • Yong Yu, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
  • Lina Zhou, University of Maryland - Baltimore County, USA