Semantically Assisted Workflow Patterns for the Social Web

  • Ioannis Stavrakantonakis
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7882)


The abundance of discussions in the Social Web has altered the way that people consume products and services. This PhD topic aims to materialise a novel approach to assist online communication in the Social Web by combining workflow patterns and behaviour modelling. Semantic Web technologies are considered beneficial in various aspects of this approach, like in the behaviour modelling, personalisation and context-aware workflows.


Social Web Semantic Web Behaviour modelling Ontologies Workflow Patterns 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ioannis Stavrakantonakis
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  1. 1.Semantic Technology Institute (STI) InnsbruckUniversity of InnsbruckInnsbruckAustria

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