Semantic Web and Peer-to-Peer

Decentralized Management and Exchange of Knowledge and Information

  • Steffen Staab
  • Heiner Stuckenschmidt

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Peer-to-Peer and Semantic Web

    1. Heiner Stuckenschmidt, Frank van Harmelen, Wolf Siberski, Steffen Staab
      Pages 1-17
  3. Data Storage and Access

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-22
    2. Jeen Broekstra, Arjohn Kampman
      Pages 23-39
    3. Richard Vdovjak, Geert-Jan Houben, Heiner Stuckenschmidt, Ad Aerts
      Pages 41-58
    4. George Kokkinidis, Lefteris Sidirourgos, Vassilis Christophides
      Pages 59-81
  4. Querying the Network

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-87
    2. Changtao Qu, Wolfgang Nejdl, Matthias Kriesell
      Pages 89-105
    3. Christoph Tempich, Steffen Staab
      Pages 107-123
    4. Ronny Siebes, Peter Haase, Frank van Harmelen
      Pages 125-142
    5. Peter Haase, Marc Ehrig, Andreas Hotho, Björn Schnizler
      Pages 143-157
    6. Paul-Alexandru Chirita, Stratos Idreos, Manolis Koubarakis, Wolfgang Nejdl
      Pages 159-179
  5. Semantic Integration

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 181-184
    2. Paolo Bouquet, Luciano Serafini, Stefano Zanobini
      Pages 185-200
    3. Zharko Aleksovski, Warner ten Kate
      Pages 201-215
    4. Marc Ehrig, Steffen Staab
      Pages 217-233
    5. Zachary G. Ives, Alon Y. Halevy, Peter Mork, Igor Tatarinov
      Pages 235-258
    6. Karl Aberer, Philippe Cudré-Mauroux, Manfred Hauswirth
      Pages 259-275
  6. Methodology and Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 277-282
    2. H. Sofia Pinto, Steffen Staab, Christoph Tempich, York Sure
      Pages 303-322
    3. Esteve Lladó, Immaculada Salamanca
      Pages 335-347
    4. Peter Haase, Björn Schnizler, Jeen Broekstra, Marc Ehrig, Frank van Harmelen, Maarten Menken et al.
      Pages 349-363
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 365-365

About this book


Just like the industrial society of the last century depended on natural resources, today’s society depends on information and its exchange.

Staab and Stuckenschmidt structured the selected contributions into four parts: Part I, "Data Storage and Access", prepares the semantic foundation, i.e. data modelling and querying in a flexible and yet scalable manner. These foundations allow for dealing with the organization of information at the individual peers. Part II, "Querying the Network", considers the routing of queries, as well as continuous queries and personalized queries under the conditions of the permanently changing topological structure of a peer-to-peer network. Part III, "Semantic Integration", deals with the mapping of heterogeneous data representations. Finally Part IV, "Methodology and Systems", reports experiences from case studies and sample applications.

The overall result is a state-of-the-art description of the potential of Semantic Web and peer-to-peer technologies for information sharing and knowledge management when applied jointly.


Access Extensible Markup Language (XML) Mapping architecture classification data model data modelling knowledge knowledge management modeling networks ontology organization routing semantic web

Editors and affiliations

  • Steffen Staab
    • 1
  • Heiner Stuckenschmidt
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for Computer ScienceUniversity of KoblenzKoblenzGermany
  2. 2.Institute for Practical Computer ScienceUniversity of MannheimMannheimGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-28346-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-28347-8
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