The OpenKnowledge System: An Interaction-Centered Approach to Knowledge Sharing

  • Ronny Siebes
  • Dave Dupplaw
  • Spyros Kotoulas
  • Adrian Perreau de Pinninck
  • Frank van Harmelen
  • David Robertson
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4803)


The information that is made available through the semantic web will be accessed through complex programs (web-services, sensors, etc.) that may interact in sophisticated ways. Composition guided simply by the specifications of programs’ inputs and outputs is insufficient to obtain reliable aggregate performance - hence the recognised need for process models to specify the interactions required between programs. These interaction models, however, are traditionally viewed as a consequence of service composition rather than as the focal point for facilitating composition. We describe an operational system that uses models of interaction as the focus for knowledge exchange. Our implementation adopts a peer to peer architecture, thus making minimal assumptions about centralisation of knowledge sources, discovery and interaction control.


Multiagent System Service Composition Business Process Execution Language Payment Service Team Formation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ronny Siebes
    • 1
  • Dave Dupplaw
    • 2
  • Spyros Kotoulas
    • 1
  • Adrian Perreau de Pinninck
    • 3
  • Frank van Harmelen
    • 1
  • David Robertson
    • 4
  1. 1.Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam 
  2. 2.University of SouthamptonUK
  3. 3.Artificial Intelligence Research Institute (IIIA - CSIC) 
  4. 4.The University of Edinburgh, EdinburghUK

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