Semantic Web Enabled Web Services: State-of-Art and Industrial Challenges

  • Vagan Terziyan
  • Oleksandr Kononenko
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2853)


Semantic Web technology has a vision to define and link Web data in a way that it can be understood and used by machines for automation, integration and reuse of data across various applications. Ontological definition of every resource as it is assumed in Semantic Web, along with new techniques for semantics processing and new vision Intelligent Web Services is expected to bring Web on its new level. At present, Web Services technology is stressed by the search of a right way for further development. Combination of Semantic Web and Web Services concepts may address many of difficulties of existing technology. It is not a question of whether Semantic Web is coming or not, but a question of when it will come. However without mature standards, proof and actually working industrial cases Semantic Web has small chances to be adopted by industry. In this paper a survey of Web Services recent needs is made, state of the art of Semantic Web technology is discussed in the context of industrial applications. Some new challenges brought by Semantic Web were observed and the industrial maintenance case related to some of these challenges was considered.


Resource Description Framework Service Composition Service Discovery Service Description Predictive Maintenance 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vagan Terziyan
    • 1
  • Oleksandr Kononenko
    • 1
  1. 1.Industrial Ontologies Group, MIT DepartmentUniversity of JyvaskylaJyvaskylaFinland

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