"This title provides real-life cases illustrating the benefits of Semantic Web technologies as applied to e-business and e-commerce scenarios." --Book News Inc. (February 2009)
The Semantic Web has been around for some years with recent advances in mature technologies and applications. Lately, its development has been demonstrated in its contribution to businesses through the enhancement of e-commerce.
Semantic Web for Business: Cases and Applications delivers real-life cases that illustrate the benefits of Semantic Web technologies as applied to e-business and e-commerce scenarios. Covering topics such as business integration, organizational knowledge management, and Semantic Web services, this book provides academic research libraries with a comprehensive reference to the commercial capabilities of Semantic Web technologies, as well as practical applications for the benefit of IT professionals, business executives, consultants, and students.
About the Author
Roberto GarcÃƒÂa got his MSc. in Computer Science from the Universitat PolitÃƒÂ¨cnica de Catalunya (UPC). His MSc. thesis, completed the year 2000, developed a distributed knowledge management system using Semantic Web technologies. Then, he completed a Master in E-Commerce and collaborated in the first steps of a web and interactive systems company before returning to the academic world. In 2001 he got a research assistant position at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) and carried out his research in Semantic Web based multimedia and digital rights management. These research activities concluded with his PhD thesis in 2006 about a Semantic Web approach to DRM. He is now an assistant professor at the Universitat de Lleida (UdL). He is also member of the GRIHO Human-Computer Interaction and Data Integration research group, where he is combining his previous research lines with trying to get the Semantic Web in touch with real-world end-users.